Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Food: Bonkers Bananas

Today we've finally seen the European Court of Justice catching, then sneezing out, the political-correctness-gone-mad bug...

On the face of it, what could possibly be wrong in reducing male/female inequality? I, for one, am all for it. However, in the views of many a bonkers person - and sadly now the European Court of Justice, too - this equality seems to be defined solely in blind(ing)ly superficial terms. To paraphrase a famous quote, every man has to donate one testicle to a woman, and she needs to return the favour by (pr)offering one of her breast - both for keeps - because on average we all have one tit and one ball. Back to a lofty matter decided by the court today, women cannot enjoy cheaper car insurance even if they are demonstrably safer drivers, nor men can enjoy higher retirement annuities even though they demonstrably die before womenfolk and so should earn more from the equal sized pot of savings. I must say I greatly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek suggestion in The Economist article that we now need to devise a way for women to live shorter lives (they already suffer not being allowed to drive as much as they deserve).

And to think we all wondered what comes next after straight bananas...