Friday, August 18, 2017

Shoe makers slammed for sexism over names of girls’ shoes called Dolly Babe and boys’ range called Leader

SHOE shop Clarks has sparked a sexism row after it named a girls’ shoe range ‘Dolly Babe’ and a boys’ line ‘Leader’.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among the critics, tweeting: “It is almost beyond belief that in 2017 a major company could think this is in any way acceptable. Shows what we are still up against.”

Following a backlash The Dolly Babe range, featuring a heart print detail, has been withdrawn from the website and the firm said it is removing the name from in-store products.

The Leader footwear, which carries a football image, remains on sale online in the boys’ school shoes section.

But replying to Ms Sturgeon, a Twitter user by the name of Tod said: “my daughter went though all phases from dolly babe to goth. It’s called choice & made no difference to her self esteem/worth.”

Clarks released a statement saying the Dolly Babe range is “an old and discontinued line, with only remaining stock being sold through our stores”.



Anonymous said...

More Politically Correct nonsense !

Bird of Paradise said...

The P.C. stupidity is getting out of hand and its just getting worst too many whining little snowflakes

stinky said...

If the name of a shoe is "what you're up against," darling, you are one spoiled brat. I'll loan you a history book sometime so you can see what real hardship was like for your ancestors.