IKEA: Sexist Pig-Dogs

I dunno, but this is one of those “what the…” stories. Firstly, a swedish company only has men or “cartoon figures whose sex is unclear” (for which I for one am thankful) shown putting together its furniture…and the Prime Minister of Norway feels that he has to comment? So much for those Scandanavian bastions of social equality. And the Ikea spokesman (and why not “spokes person“??) defends it by saying “We have to take account of cultural factors. In Muslim countries it’s problematic to use women in instruction manuals.”
Problematic“? Many of them treat their dogs better than they treat women, and Ikea is concerned about “offending” the poor devils by showing a woman with a screwdriver? Screw them.
Ikea’s stuff sucks anyway.

9 Responses to “IKEA: Sexist Pig-Dogs”

  1. Nightfly says:

    Europe takes on the only challenges of which they are still capable. Do you realize that, since the Vikings, the most successful Norwegian armed force has been ABBA?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Your statement is still true even when one considers the fact that ABBA is from Sweden.

  3. Oh, but you forget Norwegian Death Metal at your peril!!

  4. Nightfly says:

    Mr B – They ARE, aren’t they? I seem to remember, in my distant youth, that they were plugged as having won a Norwegian music contest, thus catapulting them into the international scene. Guess I blamed the wrong Scandinavians. (It also ruined my best line in weeks, dammit.)

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, I think the album that my wife bought says they won some “Europop” competition with “Waterloo.”

  6. NJ Sue says:

    Excuse me, but that’s a vicious slander. We were together when we bought that.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh hello dear. Sorrry, my brain gets a little confused in my advancing age. This fever I’m fighting and all…

  8. Suck up (as always).
    I’m telling you Norwegian Death Metal!!

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