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Children’s play center removes ‘sexist’ sign in children’s bathroom after complaint, but some claim problem has been exaggerated

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An angry uncle complained to management at Tiddlywinks dance and play center in Brisbane about a sign he found sexist in the boys' bathroom.

A daycare center removed a “sexist” sign from the children’s bathroom after a parent complained, but the manager insists it was just a “bit of fun” and the children wouldn’t understand it.

Tiddlywinks dance and play center in Brisbane on Thursday removed what some parents considered a “very inappropriate” sign from the children’s toilets.

Someone who was downtown for her niece’s birthday party noticed the sign giving advice on how to “please a woman” and a much smaller section on how to please men.

The sign said that women needed men who would “love them,” “die for them,” and “care about them,” while men were simply pleased with women if they “appeared naked” and “brought beer.”

The disgruntled uncle sent an email to management demanding that the sign be removed from a bathroom that was primarily used by “children ages five to 12.”

After other parents sent their own follow-up emails, the center’s director said they were the first complaints he had received in the 15 years he had been there.

An angry uncle complained to management at Tiddlywinks dance and play center in Brisbane about a sign he found sexist in the boys’ bathroom.

The business owner explained that the center was open for adult functions at night and that children would not understand the context of the sign.

“A child could read it, but would have no idea what it meant,” screenshot seen by Yahoo News read from manager.

‘I am aware of the signal; consider it missing. We’re open at night for adults and it’s just a bit of fun, we didn’t want to offend anyone.’

Photos of the sign eventually surfaced online, where it received even more backlash from other parents who said they found it “disgusting,” “creepy,” and inappropriate.

Some complained that it was sending the wrong message to impressionable guys that women were objects.

These are nonsense messages for young men. Take it down and throw it in the bin where it belongs,” one person said.

To be honest, it’s horribly inappropriate for any bathroom. “This kind of backwards thinking can no longer be considered acceptable,” added another.

The business is open to children during the day but to adults at night.

Businessmen respond to complaint

The manager of Tiddlywinks removed the sign on Thursday after a wave of complaints, but insisted it was just “a bit of fun” for adults who could understand it.

Others, however, claimed that the only offensive thing about the poster was its numerous fonts, especially the last line in the women’s section, which is inexplicably different from the rest.

‘Whoever thought those three different fonts were a good idea… you’re wrong! Bad choice,” one man wrote.

Others, however, saw the joke and even agreed with the stereotypes.

‘(I don’t know) man, I think DIE for her is a little above average. The rest is pretty basic stuff,” added another.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted dance and play center Tiddlywinks for comment.

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