Another entry for the "Only in Germany" department: Edeka supermarkets are selling men's and women's sausages. The gents' meaty treats are described as "hearty, strongly-spiced," while the ladies' sausages are "lean."
In a marketing move ignored by the German press - but described in a blog post from feminist journalist and political scientist Antje Schrupp - the women's sausages were made half the size of their masculine counterparts, and are significantly more expensive.
To further catch the eye of male and female sausage-lovers respectively, the packaging is also gender- if not particularly sausage- appropriate.
The male sausage features an alluringly-clad woman - in front of a flaming background - while lady shoppers are being drawn to part with their hard-earned cash by a topless gentleman with excellent muscle tone in front of a serene, cloudy background.
In her blog post, Schrupp quoted a long letter of complaint sent to the Edeka Group by journalist Susanne Enz, outraged by what she called "dull sexism."
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