Thursday, March 10, 2005

Political Correctness Just Kicked its' own Ass

IKEA, whom I love and adore for their soft serve ice cream and 50 cent delicious hot dogs, are being fingered by Norway as racists:

Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA is guilty of sex discrimination by showing only men putting together furniture in its instruction manuals, Norway's prime minister says.

IKEA, which has more than 200 stores in 32 nations, fears it might offend Muslims by depicting women assembling everything from cupboards to beds. Its manuals show only men or cartoon figures whose sex is unclear.

So now IKEA has to choose between getting sued by PC happy Europeans or having a Jihad declared against them. Political Correctness is now about to hit IKEA now gets hit in the pocketbook no matter what they do. PC isn't just hitting IKEA but every company everywhere. I have worked for my fair share of companies and I can very well spot when someone is being treated unfairly. There is never a product manufactured anymore that doesn't have idiot proof labels. Aside from the little sense it makes to use a hairdryer in the shower where water is pouring down on you each warning manual explicitly states "NOT FOR USE IN SHOWER." I am very curious what idiot figured this one out.

What about the idiot that is smoking while pumping gas? Or the person that had to tell us that McDonalds Big Mac's are fattening. Or the warning labels on alcoholic drinks for pregnant women. Yes I would like to destroy my babies development.

Unfortunatly common sense isn't so common anymore
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