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One of the world's biggest [makers / markers] of tissues is changing the name of one of its [products / produce] . The company called Kimberly-Clark is putting an [ends / end] to its Kleenex "Mansize" [brand / bland] of tissues. This comes after many people complained [of / to] the company that the name "Mansize" was sexist. That name has been [in / on] the boxes of Kleenex tissues for over 60 years. Kleenex "For Men" tissues were first launched in 1956. They were advertised [as / has] an alternative to cotton handkerchiefs. Adverts said the tissues "stayed strong when wet". The company said that from [know / now] , the tissues will be renamed "Extra Large". Many companies around the [worldly / world] are looking at the name of their products to make sure they are not [gender / gander] stereotyping.

Kimberly-Clark said it was [charging / changing] the name of its tissues because its consumer [service / serviced] department had many [compliance / complaints] about the Mansize name. It said: "Kimberly-Clark in no way suggests that being both soft and strong is...[exclusive / exclusively] masculine....Nor do we [belief / believe] that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality." It added: "We [still / remain] committed to developing the best possible products for our consumers and we [fake / take] any feedback extremely seriously." The name [change / charge] has started an online debate [in / on] brand names, company names and sexism. A radio presenter suggested it was time to rename the store Mothercare as many fathers also [take / look] after babies.

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