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    Are They Men or Women? Gingerbread Gender Controversy Finally Solved

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    A previous decision by the Scottish Parliament regarding changing the gender of gingerbread men has sparked heated debate on Fox News, which in turn spilled over to Twitter about whether gingerbread men cookies should be gender neutral.

    Network contributor Tammy Bruce, while commenting on the gender transformation of the cookies, renounced the Scottish decision, asserting that gingerbread people have an explicit gender — "obviously they're men."

    The mere fact of a discussion of the gender of cookies left social networks users perplexed.

    While a few expressed support for the Scottish decision, noting that making gingerbread men gender neutral "isn't going to harm you"…

    …the majority of Twitter users were outraged, highlighting that there are more serious topics to discuss.

    Some users, recalling the idea of making Santa gender neutral, mocked such initiatives.

    Earlier the Scottish Parliament banned its staff from saying gingerbread "man" at the Parliament's Holyrood coffee shop amid an anti-sexism campaign. As a governmental survey showed that around 30 percent of women working at Holyrood believed they had been sexually harassed, gingerbread men have been transformed into gingerbread people.

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