Militant feminists have described an M&S window display in Nottingham which suggests that women must have "fancy little knickers" as sexist and "vomit-inducing". On the other hand, a display aimed at men suggests that they should have "outfits to impress" i.e. business suits, overcoats and sweaters.
Feminist Friends Nottingham asked: "M&S Nottingham, have we really not learned anything in the last 35 years? Isn't this completely vomit inducing?" M&S defended the displays as part of a wider campaign that features a variety of "must-haves".
Equality & Diversity Editor for The Spoof, Paxton Quigley, canvassed opinion in the street outside the store to see if the display is indeed "vomit inducing" and found that Nottingham men disagree with their Feminist Friends.
Among the gawping men and boys with their noses pressed against the shop window, first to comment was Mr. Tristram Lard of Balham, south west London, who had made a special day trip to Nottingham to see the alleged sexist display up close and personal.
"Phwoar! The first thing to say is it doesn't make me feel like vomiting, quite the reverse in fact. It gives me a warm feeling and a tingle you know where. I quite like it and I think I'd like to buy some little knickers for my girlfriend, but unfortunately I don't have one. Actually, if I did have one I wouldn't want her wearing knickers anyway. Maybe at work, but not in my presence."
More to come as we get it....