Mr. Men book entangled in sexism row after student, 24, accuses Mr. Clever of & # 39; manplalaining & # 39;
Mr. Men book entangled in sexism row after student, 24, accuses Mr. Clever of & # 39; manplalaining & # 39; to Little Miss Curious
- Shelby Judge, 24, said she was angry with the book in the Stirling Castle gift shop
- In the story, Mr Clever explains the Forth Bridge to Little Miss Curious
- Mrs. Judge, who was with husband Tom, has the book of & # 39; mansplaining & # 39; accused
With a name like Mr. Men, it was only a matter of time before the beloved series of children's books were accused of sexism.
And that is indeed what happened, with the offensive book – Mr Men in Scotland – which gives rise to accusations of & # 39; manplaining & # 39 ;.
Student Shelby Judge, 24, was angry at a scene in which Mr. Clever and Little Miss Curious discuss the Forth Bridge. It says: "Mr. Clever explained that it was named after the River Forth. Little Miss Curious thought for a moment. "So what happened to the river the first, the river the second and the river the third?" She asked.
Student Shelby Judge, 24, has accused Mr. Clever, left, of & # 39; manplaining & # 39; to Little Miss Curious, on the right after he told her about the Forth Bridge. Mrs. Judge saw the book in the gift shop at Stirling Castle
Mr. Clever sighed. It was going to be a very long day. "Mrs. Judge saw the book in Stirling Castle's gift shop on November 12 when she was visiting husband Tom.
She said, "Mr. Men 's books are meant for children and it tells them" girls, you must be stupid and men, it is your job to explain things.
Mrs. Judge, who has studied feminist issues and lives in Glasgow, shared a photo of the book on social media entitled "Mr Mansplain."
Egmont UK, the publisher of the Mr Men books, said: "In Mr Men Scotland, the many Mr Men and Little Miss characters in the book reach their usual antics. The book is a celebration of Scotland and its unique heritage sites. & # 39;
Author Roger Hargreaves started publishing Mr Men books in the 1970s, with Little Miss books in the 1980s. After Hargreaves died in 1988, his son Adam began making new Mr Men and Little Miss stories. The books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
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