Pampers Ditching Sesame Street-Themed Diapers Amid 'Gender Concerns'

Article here. No I did not pull this from the Onion. This is the kind of crazy we have moved into. After watching "Girls und Panzer" on-line I am now convinced that indeed we live in a simulation. Whoever is running it obviously enjoys f*cking with us. Excerpt:

'The New York Post reports that Pampers, one of the nation's top-selling diaper brands, is dropping Cookie Monster and Elmo from its diapers amid an initiative to better embrace "gender inclusively."

The change, which wasn't made public, comes as part of the brand's "gender equality work," though the Post says it's not apparent any parents complained that Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch were inappropriate to handle their babies' waste products simply because they appear male.

When the Post reached out to Pampers's parents company, Procter & Gamble, representatives for the company were "cagey," but shoppers who questioned the loss of Sesame Street characters off diapers received clearer answers from P&G's customer service department: "service reps at P&G partly blamed the stealthy switch on gender issues."

“The Pampers rep said … parents who have daughters thought that the ‘Sesame Street’ characters are too masculine,” one customer told The Post. A Sesame Street spokesperson seemed to substantiate the claim when she answered the paper's request for comment with a clip from Pampers's website detailing the brand's "gender equality work."

The changes might have gone unnoticed except that parents have voiced concerns about Pampers new diaper design more relevant to the disposable underwear's purpose: the new diapers appear to leak more than the previous design, and that's far and away a bigger problem than whether the diapers themselves reinforce traditional gender norms.'

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...Oscar the Grouch could suddenly come to life on the diaper and then rush to molest the child. But I somehow think the chances of that are fairly slim.

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