Auchan France Recalls Shopping Bags Over 'Sexism' Accusations

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Auchan France Recalls Shopping Bags Over 'Sexism' Accusations

Auchan France has recalled one of its private label long-life shopping bag designs after accusations that the 'humorous' message they bear has been perceived as a sexist one, according to

The carrier bags feature a 1950s-style image of a woman along with the text ‘Hourra! J’ai la carte de crédit de mon mec!’ (‘Hurray! I’ve got my man’s credit card!)’. It has been subjected to a torrent of disapproval on social media since Auchan began distributing the bags.


France’s secretary of state in charge of equality, Marlène Schiappa, was among those to admonish the grocer. She tweeted “In 1907, married women became able to spend their own wages. Just a decade and a century later…”


In response, Auchan apologised for the “twist" of events and "emotions aroused" by the bag, adding that they had "been immediately withdrawn” from stores.

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