Human beings possess an incredible ability to miss the point much of the time. We'll consistently turn a blind eye to real cultural issues and then scream about cookies, but hey, that's the duality of humanity, right?!
I might be projecting entirely too much onto this cookie story, but the absurdity is almost too much to stomach (pun intended). Basically, Thomas the Baker is a small family-run operation that spans over 30 bakeries in the North East and Yorkshire.
As with most bakeries during the holidays, they sell gingerbread cookies! Thomas the Baker has been selling "gingerbread people" since 1983, with no specified gender beyond delicious. Sounds reasonable, right?!