Woman supported for giving away candy sold to pregnant women to male co-workers

In a viral post shared on social media, the internet has come out in defense of a woman who gave ginger candy – which is usually sold to pregnant women – to a male colleague.

A woman using the anonymous username u/lucyfer-91 shared her story on Reddit’s infamous forum r/AmITeA**hole, hoping to get the opinion of many to determine if she was wrong. The viral post has over 9,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The original poster (OP) briefly explained how she experiences the motion sickness. Whenever she gets a headache, she gets sick. To stop the side effects of motion sickness, she takes ginger candy. Typically, they are sold in the parenting and pregnancy aisles of stores. She prefers to take the candy instead of the medicine because the ginger doesn’t make her sleepy.

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The internet has defended a woman who gave her male colleague sweets that are normally sold to pregnant women. The viral post was published on Reddit’s popular r/AmITeA**hole forum.
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One day at work, she noticed that her male colleague – whom she refers to as “A” – wasn’t feeling well and was nauseous. She gave him one of the candies which seemed to really help him as he came back to her and asked if she had any more. She told him it was ginger candy and that it was supposed to help with an upset stomach.

The next day, A was upset with the OP because of the candy she gave him because one of the supervisors, ‘M’, explained to A that his wife had used those candies for her pregnancy.

“Now the guys at work are talking about how it was [a**hole] to give him pregnancy treatments (they were all natural and had only natural ingredients). And now he’s ignoring me,” she concluded.

news week asked u/lucyfer-91 for a comment.

Do you suffer from motion sickness? According to the CDC, motion sickness occurs when the movement one sees differs from what the inner ear perceives. People get motion sickness in a car, train, boat, plane, or even on rides at a carnival or amusement park. Motion sickness symptoms include cold sweats, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

To lessen the effects of motion sickness, the CDC recommends sitting in the front of a car or bus, sitting by a window on a train or plane, drinking plenty of water, eating small portions, distracting yourself with music, and shutting the door keep eyes and if possible lying down. Other things that help with motion sickness are ginger candy, fresh air, and acupressure bracelets.

“AITA” forum followers shared their thoughts and opinions in the comments section and defended the OP.

“[Not the a**hole]. These guys have fragile egos if they think gingerbreads are only for pregnant women,” u/darkstarr82 wrote, earning the top comment with over 11,000 upvotes.

“[Not the a**hole] lmao, it’s literally candy. Sounds like a toxic workplace. They hand out ginger candy on fishing boats and cruises,” said u/BakeCakeandDecorate.

“Toxic masculinity at its dumbest… [Not the a**hole],” exclaimed u/-Pippi.

U/BitiumRibbon commented, “Oh for goodness sake. I say that myself as a guy, if men were more fragile they would be made of stained glass. [Not the a**hole]. If they can’t get over it, that’s their loss.”

“[Not the a**hole], does he think taking a prenatal ginger candy will get him pregnant or something? Seriously, this man seems to have overreacted,” explained u/bobboe1993.

https://www.newsweek.com/woman-backed-giving-candy-sold-pregnant-women-male-colleague-1719147 Woman supported for giving away candy sold to pregnant women to male co-workers

Rick Schindler

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