Those in the European garden gnome community are a bunch of sexist, chauvanistic pigs! They're fighting the creation of a female garden gnome (the first in the one hundred years of garden gnome life) with everything they've got. Which isn't much.
Female garden gnomes. Next they'll be legalizing garden gnome abortions and giving female garden gnomes the vote. And we all know what will happen then... don't we?