Britain’s most PC PC faces ridicule for warning High Street shops that ‘feminine care’ signs on women’s sanitary products breach gender equality rules

Aug 13, 2017 by

from Mailonline:

A police force was facing ridicule last night after a high-profile hate-crime officer warned High Street stores that ‘feminine care’ signs on women’s sanitary products breached gender equality rules.

Sergeant Peter Allan was branded ‘meddlesome’ and ‘over-officious’ in an angry backlash, after telling Tesco and Sainsbury’s that men might want to use the sanitary products and suggesting the signs were discriminatory.

Sussex Police faced a deluge of condemnation and disbelief after the officer used social media to advise stores to swap feminine-specific signs for gender-neutral alternatives such as ‘personal hygiene’ or ‘personal care’.

Sgt Allan tweeted Sainsbury’s with a picture of ‘feminine care’ shelves in one of its stores, writing: ‘It’s an issue of gender identity. Men may use the products. Indeed, men’s products were on the shelf. “Personal care” perhaps.’

Read Sussex Police Equality and Diversity manifesto here (with links to the other 11 pages devoted to this topic)

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