WOKE complainers want to remove the image of Cerne Abbas’s giant and his erection from a magazine cover – saying it is a symbol of toxic masculinity.
A branch of Campaign for Real Ale uses an image of the mound carving on the front of its publication, The Giant Dongle.
Woke moaners want to remove the image of the Cerne Abbas giant and his erection from a magazine cover – claiming it is a symbol of toxic masculinity. Photo credit: PA
The West Dorset Campaign for Real Ale branch uses an image of the hill carving on the front of its publication The Giant Dongle.
But advertising rep John Galpin told Camra’s Discourse news site: “It’s immature masculinity. It conveys the message that the members are little boys who make jokes about penises.
“Any woman who sees this could be excused for thinking Camra is full of men waving their penises while drinking beer. At a time when we are trying to be more inclusive, this is completely inappropriate. I for one would want nothing to do with it.”
The 180-foot-tall chalk carving depicting a 35-foot-tall man is believed to be up to 1,500 years old. The West Dorset branch magazine is 13 years old and is distributed quarterly with a circulation of 2,500 copies.
Tour guide Gary Chester said of the logo: “It brings to mind allusive postcards from Blackpool.”
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He added that Camra had represented “moral convictions” by banning beers with sexist names from festivals, adding: “If nothing else, this shows that we don’t walk the talk.”
Will Larter added: “Puerile and offensive.” He suggested the magazine be renamed: “ConCerne-ing Beer & Pubs”.
But Alexandra Bardswell, from West Dorset Camra, said: “I think it’s great and funny in a magazine, including the word dongle.”
Tony Wells, from Camra’s Kent office, said: “I suspect there have been no objections to the name and logo in 13 years.”
Bruce Mead, chairman of West Dorset Camra, said: “These points have already been a topic of discussion. We will take this further in a meeting taking into account the views expressed.”
The giant is said to have been created by the Anglo-Saxons as a tribute to Helith, their god of health.
Couples in love have been known to go there under the cover of darkness in the hope of becoming pregnant.
In June, the Oxford Cheese Company was accused of “culturally appropriating” the giant and making him “non-binary” by featuring him on its packaging but without his masculinity.
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