Independent MEP for South East England, Janice Atkinson, has accused retail chain John Lewis of fuelling mental health issues among confused youngsters by its imposition on customers of its new “genderless labelling” policy on children’s clothes.
Janice, who is known for her long-time opposition to EU-enforced gender quotas which she says undermine the status of women, believes if more stores follow the John Lewis lead it would result in spiralling mental health issues nationwide because of needless confusion in the minds of children.
More immediately, she also believes that customers will end up spending hours in shops just to find a particular piece of clothing because boys and girls items will be deliberately muddled up rather than being displayed on specific counters.
“Even ignoring valid arguments about whether boys want to wear pink or girls prefer camouflage fatigues, this absurd policy gives rise to serious practical questions arise regarding the sizing of clothes. The fact is that boys and girls are generally different sizes at the same age.
“Simple shopping will become a nightmare for parents. They will have to grapple with questions about whether their child needs a medium sized grey school jumper for a 10-year old boy or whether he needs a unisex size 8.
“They will face needless dilemmas over whether a traditional boys age 10 shirts is the same size as a traditional girls age 10. Are the buttons on the same side? Is a boy’s blazer cut the same way as a girl’s blazer?
“Whatever beliefs these gender-liberal fascists may try to impose on us, the fact is that the anatomy of the sexes is different..
“John Lewis has built a brand on traditional values of quality and service. Now it is just caving in to appease a vociferous but tiny minority of so called liberals, for whom whatever you do will never be enough anyway.
“What no-one has yet addressed yet is the certainty that this ill-conceived and socially irresponsible move will cause mental health issues to rocket as the current generation of primary school children moves into and beyond adolescence.
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