A tissue company is changing the name of one of its Kleenex "Mansize" tissues. This is because people complained that the name "Mansize" was sexist. The name started over 60 years ago, in 1956. The tissues were an alternative to cotton handkerchiefs. Adverts said they "stayed strong when wet". The tissues will be renamed "Extra Large". Companies are now looking at the name of their products to make sure there are no gender issues.
The company said the Mansize tissues did not suggest that only men were soft and strong. The company said: "We remain committed to developing the best possible products for our consumers and we take any feedback extremely seriously." The name change started an online debate on brand names and sexism. A radio presenter said the store Mothercare should change its name because many fathers also look after babies.