Children’s stories such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea are causing sexual harassment and rape because they reinforce “harmful” gender stereotypes, campaigners have claimed.
Zero Tolerance, an influential Scottish campaign group largely funded by taxpayers, highlighted Judith Kerr’s much-loved 1968 classic as an example of a “problematic” text due to its “old fashioned” portrayal of women and family dynamics.
The group’s co-director claimed on Monday that removing some books which feature gender stereotypes, such as housewives, female nurses or secretaries, from nurseries would be “a small price to pay for the lives of women”.
Rachel Adamson, co-director of Zero Tolerance, questioned why the tiger was male rather than female or gender-neutral, and highlighted the “old fashioned, stereotypical” ending in which the father comes home from work and “saves the day” by taking his family to a cafe.
Seriously Honey, fuck off.
Learn to make a sammich or something to give your life meaning would you?