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His and hers 'sexist sausages' cause a German storm
The Local (Germany) ^ | 27 Jun 13 11:01 CET

Posted on 06/29/2013 1:31:50 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Another entry for the "Only in Germany" department: Edeka supermarkets are selling men's and women's sausages. The gents' meaty treats are described as "hearty, strongly-spiced," while the ladies' sausages are "lean."

In a marketing move ignored by the German press - but described in a blog post from feminist journalist and political scientist Antje Schrupp - the women's sausages were made half the size of their masculine counterparts, and are significantly more expensive.

To further catch the eye of male and female sausage-lovers respectively, the packaging is also gender- if not particularly sausage- appropriate.

The male sausage features an alluringly-clad woman - in front of a flaming background - while lady shoppers are being drawn to part with their hard-earned cash by a topless gentleman with excellent muscle tone in front of a serene, cloudy background.

In her blog post, Schrupp quoted a long letter of complaint sent to the Edeka Group by journalist Susanne Enz, outraged by what she called "dull sexism."

The sausages' marketing, she said, implied that "men eat a lot and heartily, while women mainly want to be thin… Women are there to please, while men are allowed to enjoy."

"Of course it's not the end of the world, it's just a sausage," her letter continued.

"Of course you can react to it as if it's just a joke, and presumably most sausage-buyers will do that. But your choice of name and accompanying advertising is still the expression and promotion of a - in the best case - thoughtless normative sexism, which gives each gender a 'right' role to play, with a built-in hierarchy."

"And that affects the perceptions of people, even in small, seemingly trivial, playful contexts, and stands stubbornly in the way of gender equality."

"I found the whole thing really quite unbearable, and I showed it to my partner, and she got really angry," Enz told The Local in an email.

"So I said to myself, if these sausage-sexists make my partner so angry, I can't just let it go! I wanted to at least tell them my opinion."

"I think it's important to talk about everyday sexism and its consequences in as level-headed a way as possible if you want to raise sensibilities to it in broader society," she added.

"Otherwise the criticism isn't taken seriously."

"It's a general problem," Schrupp told The Local. "I've seen women's and men's mustard as well. Often for children, of course."

Two different Edeka representatives responded to Enz's letter, but refused to address her central point: one would only "what he understood of her letter," - the question of why the ladies sausages were more expensive, (because they contain "particularly lean meat, high-quality vegetables" all packed in an "especially delicate skin").

The other said the matter had been referred to "the responsible regional official."


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1 posted on 06/29/2013 1:31:50 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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2 posted on 06/29/2013 1:33:42 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Beat me to it...


3 posted on 06/29/2013 1:37:04 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I really thought those sausages were going to be round like donuts.


4 posted on 06/29/2013 1:37:05 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
What is UNIVERSAL is that packages ALWAYS have a photo of pretty woman. Sexy women are used to sell ANYTHING.
Are there women stupid enough (under 25)who buy that? I never did and never will.

When "Brunhilde" is used to sell cars, THEN women can claim a real gender shift.

My husband predicted that one day there would be an ad (for whatever) showing JUST A WOMAN'S CROTCH, no undies, of course, and it would read: BUY A CHEVY, or BUY whatever.

I can't think of a man of ANY age who wouldn't like that.

Men are pigs and women WALLOW.

5 posted on 06/29/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: null and void

I knew I had to be quick on this one.


6 posted on 06/29/2013 1:37:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

First thought...schnitzengruben....LOL


7 posted on 06/29/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Sometimes, an sausage is just a sausage. -Sigmund Freud.


8 posted on 06/29/2013 1:39:23 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: TADSLOS; Tijeras_Slim

“I am not from Havana, baby...”


9 posted on 06/29/2013 1:47:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL, just perfect, and on the first reply!

FReepers are getting back in old FReeper form. There was a while there when I thought we were losing it.


10 posted on 06/29/2013 1:49:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: freedumb2003

Lol!!! That was such a great movie.


11 posted on 06/29/2013 2:00:45 PM PDT by mothball
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To: cloudmountain
<"I vant to zell you ein car toozay!"

12 posted on 06/29/2013 2:01:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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I never sausage nonsense...


13 posted on 06/29/2013 2:12:33 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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14 posted on 06/29/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

fukengruven


15 posted on 06/29/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Soon to be Mayor Weinie of NYC might want to consider the packaging as he seems to be extraordinarily popular with NYC females and female wannabees (queers).


16 posted on 06/29/2013 2:30:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Drug abuse is not a victimless crime ... look at what Obama is doing to the country!)
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"I found the whole thing really quite unbearable, and I showed it to my partner, and she got really angry," Enz told The Local in an email.

I knew this was another same sex Feminazi b#tching about nothing....

Regular hetrosexual women have better things to worry about...
17 posted on 06/29/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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"Women are there to please, while men are allowed to enjoy."

She says that like its a BAD thing.

18 posted on 06/29/2013 3:25:44 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I don’t want to ever hear one more Dumbocrat woman complain about sexism again if Weiner is erected to office. (Yes, I’m aware of how I spelled it.) All the women who vote for him forever invalidate all of their bitching about how men are pigs.


19 posted on 06/29/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
I don’t want to ever hear one more Dumbocrat woman complain about sexism again if Weiner is erected to office. (Yes, I’m aware of how I spelled it.) All the women who vote for him forever invalidate all of their bitching about how men are pigs.

Where, thank goodness I'm a card carrying GOP er.
Not all men are pigs, as I wrote, and there are just as many SOWS as there are HAWGS.

20 posted on 06/29/2013 3:41:25 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BenLurkin
Isn't she lovely?

Not.

21 posted on 06/29/2013 3:42:29 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Years ago, there was a Senate hearing on some issue, and some Wyminists were to speak. Senator Strom Thurmond addressed them as ladies, and they cried. THEY CRIED that someone would dare to be so sexist and condescending as to refer to them as ladies. But I bet ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY that these same Wyminists would vote for Clinton again, among other things they would do, and they would most likely, to the LAST ONE - vote for WEINER! A bunch of putrid gutter wallowing SOWS!


22 posted on 06/29/2013 3:58:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That movie has the N word in it, your a racist!


23 posted on 06/29/2013 6:13:41 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Enterprise
Years ago, there was a Senate hearing on some issue, and some Wyminists were to speak. Senator Strom Thurmond addressed them as ladies, and they cried. THEY CRIED that someone would dare to be so sexist and condescending as to refer to them as ladies. But I bet ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY that these same Wyminists would vote for Clinton again, among other things they would do, and they would most likely, to the LAST ONE - vote for WEINER! A bunch of putrid gutter wallowing SOWS!

Gee Enterprise, I sure wish you'd stop sugar-coatin' it and tell us how you REALLY feel. :o)

Side-note: SOW is SUCH an ugly word, innit? Heehee...but such a FITTING word for those women who really HATE being what our good God and Lord made them.

24 posted on 06/30/2013 8:02:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Yeah, I’m kind of shy. :)


25 posted on 07/01/2013 8:42:22 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Yeah, I’m kind of shy. :)

Yeah, riiiight. :o)

26 posted on 07/03/2013 6:06:53 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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