Tammy Bruce leads fight against gender-neutral gingerbread cookies: ‘Obviously, they’re men’

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The growing idea among the far left that “gingerbread men” cookies should be renamed to “gingerbread persons” hasn’t sat well with Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce.

Speaking with Fox host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, she suggested that it serves as yet another example of the left’s desire to effectively destroy cultural norms and police speech.

Listen:

“The left has worked now for a couple of generations to condition us to, ahead of time, worry about what we’re going to say,” she said, adding that the left wants to make it a faux pas to say anything that others (very sensitive others, to be exact) might find offensive.

This especially applies to gender terminology. The left has been demanding that the words “man,” “men,” “woman” and “women” be removed from larger words such as “firemen,” “man-made” and “womanhood,” lest those who identify as transgender feel excluded.

A couple of years ago commentators on MSNBC argued against using the word “women” when speaking about abortion because it excludes transgender men, i.e., women who pretend to be men.

Far-left feminists have likewise maintained that any use of the word “man” or “men” in a larger word is inherently sexist against women. Never mind that most “firemen” are actually men.

The specific idea of renaming “gingerbread men” caught the world’s attention earlier this month when the Scottish Parliament reportedly chose to rename the “gingerbread men” it sells in its coffee shop to “gingerbread persons” over concerns about sexism.

“The move comes as a strategy aimed at stamping out sexual harassment and sexism was introduced at Holyrood this week after a survey found 30 percent of women working there believed they had been sexually harassed,” the Daily Mail reported.

What the Scottish Parliament hadn’t expected though was the backlash.

Here’s just a sliver of it:

The point of the latter two tweets, one of which was written by comedian Ricky Gervais, was that political correctness is a slippery slope that invariably leads to more political correctness.

Even some political figures reacted negatively to the Scottish Parliament’s decision.

“Surely the Scottish Parliament has got better things to do than worry about what to call gingerbread men? This is an utterly pointless gesture which simply trivializes the real issues of gender equality,” Annie Wells, a political figure associated with the Scottish Conservative, said.

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According to Bruce, this backlash may represent a tipping point.

“After a series of living your entire life being kind of bullied into what you can and cannot say and presumptions that you are bad people, it can be the smallest thing that tips you over the edge — that’s the tipping point,” she said Tuesday to Carlson.

“And in this case, it’s calling ‘gingerbread men’ a ‘gingerbread person’ when obviously they’re men.”

Well, not exactly.

“The first gingerbread man is credited to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, who favored important visitors…with charming gingerbread likenesses of themselves,” the Australian bakery business Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses notes.

The first “gingerbread men” were actually gingerbread men and women. What they surely were not were “gingerbread persons.”

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Vivek Saxena

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