'SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE': New Zealand cafe touts 'gender-neutral' gingerbread cookies


spaminator
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'SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE': New Zealand cafe touts 'gender-neutral' gingerbread cookies
Postmedia News
Published:
November 8, 2019
Updated:
November 8, 2019 2:06 PM EST
The Tannery cafe in Auckland, New Zealand is selling politically correct gender neutral gingerbread cookies. (Facebook)
It’s a male. It’s a female.
It doesn’t matter when it comes to the gender of gingerbread cookies.
A cafe in Auckland, New Zealand has taken on that philosophy by peddling “GingerBread Gender Neutral Person” cookies. For $2.50 (about CAD$2.0 cookie cravers can munch on these politically correct snacks.
“A little something for everyone,” The Tannery captioned a picture of the gingerbread cookie jar on Facebook.
Cafe owner Andre Cettina told New Zealand-based news site Stuff that the gender-neutral cookie was inspired by a patron who wondered why they were traditionally called “gingerbread men” and not “gingerbread people.”
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Cettina said the genderless cookies were “tongue-in-cheek” at first but eventually became a good conversation starter with customers.
Customers of The Tannery have stopped by and taken photos of the cookie jar and shared it on social media.
“We’ve had a lot of people commenting saying ‘stop being so pedantic, it’s just a biscuit’,” he said. “I had to reply to them going, ‘Did you miss the whole point?’”
The cafe owner said he’s also received positive feedback from customers who found humour in the name change.
Gender-neutral gingerbread people aren’t unique to The Tannery. Stuff reported U.K. supermarket Co-op Food launched a gingerbread person in April called “Crumbs.”

http://stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-w...erbread-people
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/som...rbread-cookies
 
Jinentonix
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Well, we just called 'em cookies. My mom didn't bother taking the time to add that little bit of extra dough between the legs to distinguish between "male" and "female" cookies.


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“We’ve had a lot of people commenting saying ‘stop being so pedantic, it’s just a biscuit’,” he said. “I had to reply to them going, ‘Did you miss the whole point?’”

No, it's just not much of a point and kind of lame really.
Last edited by Jinentonix; Nov 9th, 2019 at 12:39 AM..
 
Walter
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Stoopid virtue signalling.
 
DaSleeper
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Danbones
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Must be for a cliffy meme I guess.

With all due respect for "balanced news", hopefully it will be one we haven't seen before.
 

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