Dumb Political Correctness

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And the lunacy rages on. Link.

    And people wonder why conservatives are suspicious of public schools.
     
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  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Particularly liked the lining up by favorite color. I pity the student(s) that were to say either black or white.
     
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  4. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    UC-Davis warns not to use the term "you guys" because words hurt and it "erases the identies of people in the room".
     
  5. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    This just in - "y'all" declared politically okey dokey.
     
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The BBC likes lesbian marriage proposals at the Olympics
    But not so much the more traditional proposal

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  7. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    What could possibly go wrong? Link.
     
  8. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Well if they were looking to shore up recruiting, mission accomplished. Enlist in the military, bunk with a young woman who's probably in reasonably good physical condition. What teenager wouldn't go for that?
     
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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    More nuttiness from Princeton.
     

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  11. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    That's a 1.5 year old document. I'll never replace "forefathers" with "ancestors". That is dumb.
     
  12. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I didn't see the date. I got it from an article from August 18. Guess the author was running out of things to write about.

    By the way, I don't advocate jackass-ism. I do generally avoid using male-oriented language to refer to women if a gender neutral or female-oriented word is reasonably available without making me sound like a pretentious tool. I think that's basic courtesy. What bugs me about this is that a supposedly reputable college is actually willing to butcher the language to do this and is wasting time on it. If your employees have that kind of time, then you have too many of them, and your tuition is too high.
     
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  13. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    How about The Olympics letting a man win the gold in the women's 1500? Dude's testosterone levels were off the chart, but the Court of Arbitration for Sports, what ever that is, allowed him/her to compete as a woman.

    If the facial features, muscles, testosterone, bulge in his running shorts, and the fact that he's married to a woman, didn't convince you he's a he, his momma named him "Caster". She thought she had a boy.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/20/intersex-athlete-wins-gold-medal-in-womens-800m-race/
     
  14. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I've pretty much stopped watching the Olympics. First, I'm too old to watch the women's gymnastics without feeling like a dirty old man. (Let's be honest. Admiring those girls' butts is the only reason men watch women's gymnastics.) Second, I'm sick of the politics. When I was a kid, it was the East German (and to a lesser degree, the Soviet) judges screwing the American athletes and using steroids. Now it's the politically correct garbage like letting men compete as women and blabbering about the "firsts." Stories about who's the first black-transgendered-lesbian-Muslim-former suicide-bomber-in-a-wheelchair to win a gold medal in the 100m hurdles are starting to become tiresome to me.
     
  15. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    See now, you clearly have NOT been following the Olympics closely. She wasn't lesbian, she was pansexual. And I don't care what the judges said, she shouldn't have won because it should have to be an actual body part that crosses the finish line. Adding a two-foot spoiler on the front of your chair doesn't count.
     
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  16. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Boy do I relate, but more so the women's beach volleyball is my confession of the sin! :whiteflag:
     
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  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Since the special people at Princeton were so offended will they change the name of the school?
    Princesston?
     
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  18. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Pseudoroyalton
     
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  19. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    That Princeton report says "their" should be used instead of "his" or "her." All through school my english teachers would tell me using "their" instead of "his" or "her" was improper. Now I know they were not teaching me proper english, but instead keeping me from being gender inclusive!
    :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:
     
  20. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Think of your retirement fund after the monies you get for suing the District for who knows what farcical reasons though...
     
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  21. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    I gather that rather than appreciate my english teachers, I should now hate them for their gender exclusive bigotry against "their." That has to be worth a lawsuit or at least a protest.
     
  22. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    If a cause of action for academic malpractice existed, I'd be worth more money than Warren Buffet within a year.
     
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  23. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    It's actually a good practice in writing. That way I don't have to alternate "his" and "her" (or just use "his", which is what I'd usually do) when I write and don't have to worry about anyone getting irritated by using all masculine language. It's a pain in the neck and I don't always do it, but there's no issue in doing it if you're writing commercially. (If you're writing a post or a personal letter, do whatever you want, and it's no one's business.)

    Now... if Princeton is saying that you should use "their" as a singular referring to an individual, I would have an issue with that.
     
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  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Vegans are dumb


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  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    somewhat amusing SJW/feminist Lyft passenger in LA gets offending by dashboard hula girl

     
  26. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Well here's a breath of fresh air from the Univ. of Chicago no less:

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/25...s-the-acceptance-letter-every-college-should/
     
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  27. NJlonghorn

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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  29. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Liberty, Guns, Beer, and Tits.... funny
     
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  30. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

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