Parents' fury as pregnancy diagram shows woman with a Brazilian wax
Parents have called for a schoolbook to pull their pregnancy diagram because it features a Brazilian wax.
The secondary school science revision book depicts a woman carrying a a baby with a so-called "landing strip" wax job.
UK publisher Person has been met with a barrage of criticism online from people who say that the pubic hair detailing of the diagram is unnecessary and "looks like it comes straight out of a porn film."
Parents also worried that their teenage kids would see the diagram and think that they needed their pubic hair to look this way - or would expect others' to appear similar.
Disgusted by @Pearson_UK and @PearsonSchools for publishing this image of a pregnant woman with a Brazilian in a GCSE textbook. Utterly disgraceful. They should formally apologise. SHAME ON YOU pic.twitter.com/Rty7PEWkda
— Glacius White (@glaciuswhite23) February 9, 2019
The image was shared online by Twitter user Glacius White, who said that they were "disgusted" by the inclusion of the Brazilian wax.
"Utterly disgraceful," they wrote. "They should formally apologise. SHAME ON YOU."
Many others agreed that Pearson should pull the diagram from their textbooks. However, some people argued that the image was "just a drawing."
Mail Online reports that Pearson had the diagram reprinted last year and that they "did not mean to cause offence with the original."
A spokesperson said:
"Clearly, we did not mean to cause offence with the original version and we would be happy to provide the updated version free of charge to any student or teacher who would like a replacement."