Christmas Holiday Shopping Lists Communicate Stereotypes

December 6th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

Did you ever notice how shopping lists communicate stereotypes? Kezia Dugdale did.

LIKE millions of people, Kezia Dugdale decided to go online in search of present ideas for Christmas.

But the Lothians Labour MSP was not impressed with some of the gift suggestions she found in the books section of Amazon’s website.

They included separate “For Him” and “For Her” lists with animal calendars, baking books and celebrity biographies for women and business books, political biographies and sports calendars for men.

Furious, she fired off a written complaint to Amazon UK’s chief executive and later posted a blog about the “offensive” lists. Now they have been taken down. [Read more]

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