Huge English Supermarket Faces Backlash Over ‘Sexist’ Trolley Instructions
The latest storm in the teacup that is social media concerns everyone’s favourite subject, gender neutrality.
You know, that awesome topic that always ends with a common sense discussion…
Tesco is basically one of the giants of the supermarket game in Pommyland, and just recently they’ve found themselves in the middle of a sh**storm majority of level-headed people probably never wanted to get into…
Apparently, according to one woman with a super duper attention to detail, Tesco’s shopping trolley instructions are a symbol of everyday sexism.
In a furious tweet, she asked, “Tesco, is it only women who do the food shopping and look after the kids?”
And to be fair to her, I get where she’s coming from. But then, on the other side of the coin, is this really what we’ve come to?
If the battle against sexism has come to this, surely you’ve won.
If you haven’t won, surely you’re not focusing your outrage in the right place when you consider that Tesco is currently embroiled in a lawsuit about wage equality.
And that’s the thing that gets me with all of this faux-outrage we get online now. It just seems to be about sh** that doesn’t matter. Wage equality is like super-duper important.
The gender of stick figures on a shopping trolley, not so much.
I mean, how boring does your life have to be for you to walk into the shops, see that and think, “Well, that’s ruined my day?” If that’s you, you have a good life. Stop dwelling in anger and the quicksand of internet outrage.
Shakespeare once wrote a play called Much Ado About Nothing. Being upset about something as minuscule as this could be called a kerfuffle over f**k-all.
Get outside. Breathe in some fresh air. Smell some flowers. Do some shopping. Talk to your friends about babies. I hear women love that sh**. It’s sure to calm you down.
Just don’t walk past any public toilets. You might find the pictures on the doors a little bit confronting.