Guys and Dolls

Pink and blue are the colors of oppression! We will only be free if gender as a social construct is well and truly eradicated!

Am I the only one who thinks the “Ministry of Consumers” and the “Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications” are thoroughly Orwellian entities?

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Dolls for Girls? Spain mandates gender-neutral advertising

In Spain, advertising aimed only at girls or only at boys will be banned in the future. A “protocol for self-regulation” was signed by the Spanish Association of Toy Manufacturers and the Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications with the Ministry of Consumers.

According to this, manufacturers of toys in Spain are required to make advertising for their products gender-neutral as of December 1, 2022. All information about the advertised toys must be conveyed in brief language appropriate for children and may neither state nor suggest that the product in question is suitable for girls or boys. One-sided advertising in which children are persuaded that there are typically feminine or masculine toys is sexist, says Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister for Consumer Protection.

A monitoring commission is to take over the supervision and follow-up of this protocol, informs “Autocontrol” in a press release. “Autocontrol” sees itself as an independent non-profit organization and is made up of advertisers, advertising agencies, media and professional associations. [I wonder who finances this “non-profit” organization?]

The Department for Consumer Affairs sees the protocol as “an important means of conducting effective advertising control.”

In December of last year, Spain’s government launched a campaign against “sexist toys” in the middle of the Christmas season. The Ministry of Consumer Protection in Madrid called on parents and children to protest against toys that create or reinforce gender stereotypes.

“Dolls for girls and action games for boys? Most toy advertisements reproduce stereotypes that limit personal development in childhood and increase gender inequality,” Consumer Protection Minister Alberto Garzón wrote on Twitter.

The new law will come into force in time for Christmas on December 1, 2022 and will be valid for four years. Advertisements already published before this date have a period of one year to adapt to the new ethical regulations.

Afterword from the translator:

What we are seeing here is another prime example of the grave stupidity of mankind where even the smallest spectrum of social life is being “ruled” by a tin-pot dictator, and the majority of people just lie down and take it placidly, instead of raising the middle finger to those tyrants and telling them “up yours”. Ask Benito Mussolini or Nicolae Ceausescu how well that worked on them.

4 thoughts on “Guys and Dolls

  1. Gender a “social construct”, or are the qualities innate?
    Charles Darwin wrote:
    “I am inclined to agree with Francis Galton in believing that education and environment produce only a small effect on the mind of any one, and that most of our qualities are innate.”

    • Qualities may be innate… I have noticed that the best players tend to be of second or third generation of sportsmen doing that same sport, granddad played football, dad played football, and the son is a footbal superstar…

      But then there are things like “character”, maybe, which IMO have great effect on the mind of any one: The process of decision making according to ones own information etc… Where people “decide” whether to build or to destroy, to give or to steal… It’s not particularly based in one’s own innate qualities but in one’s own “worldview”. I suppose.

      And that’s where woke government employees make a serious mistake – when they think that there is some great “conspiracy” by men to teach little girls to play with dolls, and to make little boys play with swords, cars and airplanes… Just like anything else – thinking that “we have to do something about it” – seems to be the real social construct.

  2. In an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming to LGBT people, the French city of Marseille is removing mother and father from civil documents and replacing them with the terms “parent 1” and “parent 2”.

    According to Deputy Mayor Jean-Marc Bonnaffous, the city is updating its civil status forms, such as administrative documents and marriage certificates, to become “more inclusive in accordance with the law”.
    : Municipality replaces ‘official’ with ‘servant’

    So far, the forms have been updated in select neighborhoods, but Marseille hopes to implement the new changes citywide as part of the initiative.

    Along with the changes to the forms, around 300 civil registrars are also being trained on LGBT issues, which means they will learn about sexual lifestyles and gender identity issues.

    Previous decisions
    In November, French Minister Delegate for Citizenship Marlène Schiappa announced that civil registration forms would become more inclusive of same-sex couples and would no longer automatically list a father and a mother.

    READ ALSO: “We should move away from the two-sex norm”

    Back in 2019, the French parliament voted to remove mother and father from school forms and replace them with “parent 1” and “parent 2”.

  3. Spain going nuts? What about toreadors fighting cows or toreadoras fighting bulls? But maybe the gender of those bovines is just an ascribed one and the Spaniards were wrong all the time and the notorious bulls gonads served in Sevilles restaurants were just simple sirloin.
    I am looking forward to a corrida with diverse actors on both sides.
    sarc off.

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