Clintons sell mugs saying girls are ‘princesses’ and boys are ‘heroes’

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Clintons sell mugs saying girls are 'princesses' and boys are 'heroes'



(Picture: Twitter/ @lost_forevers)What would you rather your daughter was called – princess and babe, or friend and hero?
Card and gift store Clintons has been criticised for selling a mug with the words ‘daughter’ ‘princess’ and ‘babe’ for girls, but the boys version says ‘son’ ‘friend’ and ‘hero’.
Shopper Paula Espener, from Glasgow, spotted the mug and posted it on Twitter.
She said: ‘What a delightful message to spread to our children. Please do better.’
Paula also added #everydaysexism and tagged the store.
People weren’t impressed with the different messages on the mug, calling them ‘vile’ and ‘revolting’.
After seeing the response, Paula said: ‘Its mind boggling and extremely frustrating rather than offensive. It’s not wrong for a girl to want to be a princess in the same way that it’s not wrong for a boy to want to be a prince but the problem comes when you a tell a girl/woman that’s all she can be.

My daughter is my little hero because she’s fearless, brave, determined and funny. She’s also very sure of herself and doesn’t let her tiny size hold her back.— YourFavBlackAuntie (@greendoondoon) July 8, 2019

My daughter is smart and strong and fierce. She’s a good friend and a natural leader and absolutely my hero. Those mugs are #sexistbullshit— Karen Cattler (@KCattler) July 8, 2019

‘The fact that we’re still stuck with and limited by these outdated attitudes is the issue, particularly when those attitudes are being spread by a national company and are being sold to our families and given to our young people.’
Clintons replied to Paula and apologised for causing offence. They added that they are going to review the range.
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Gabrielle Peters, Head of gifts at Clintons, told Metro.co.uk: ‘We’re very sorry that offense has been caused. This is one from a wide range of drinkware that we sell, all of which is selected by our all-women gift buying team.
‘Many of our products feature affirmative, strong statements relating to women. There are many princesses and heroes – fictional and real – that are very positive role models.
‘We are sensitive to feedback and will review our range. All of our messages come from a good place and our intention is to cater to as wide an audience as possible.’
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