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Political Correctness gone mad!!


Last week Sea World, an animal/theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland made a decision to change the names of Fairy Penguins to Little Penguins. They did this as they felt the name Fairy Penguins may be offensive to the gay community. (Yes, the park is in a state called Queensland!)

That however is only one incident in a succession of changes forwarded so as not to offend people. The worst of these I believe is Christmas here in Australia. Many schools in the past few years have banned Christmas Carrols in primary schools so as not to offend non Christian children. Towns have refused to set up nativity scenes for the same reason. Some schools ban the speaking of Santa Clause.

Even nursery rhymes have copped it;
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep must now me Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep or Baa Baa Fluffy Sheep.
  • Humpty Dumpty has copped criticism from feminist groups as the lyrics have "All the Kings horses and all the Kings men", hense not involving women in battle.
  • Blackboards must now be Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards must now be Penboards
  • Rugby cheerleaders have been told to cover their midriff area so as not to encourage eating dissorders.
  • Teachers have been told not to say Good Boy or Good Girl, it has to be Good Child.
  • Pre-School centres banning children wearing super-hero costumes because other kids may see themselves as "inferior."
When are extreme lobby folk going to think of something more productive to do than sanitise?

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Interestingly enough, it seems it wasn't the gay community that wanted the change:

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...55E662,00.html

The gay-rights folks quoted in the article all thought the change was unnecessary.

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i study linguistics and i know for a fact that there are people who want to make inventing this kind of linguistic engineering their profession, especially on behalf of feminism.
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Interestingly enough, it seems it wasn't the gay community that wanted the change:

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...55E662,00.html

The gay-rights folks quoted in the article all thought the change was unnecessary.
Yes, if anything they were peeved off that perhaps everyone thought they wanted the change.

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Yes, if anything they were peeved off that perhaps everyone thought they wanted the change.
That's the main problem I have with most liberals...they try to thing FOR you instead of letting you thing for yourself.

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I just don't understand it....who's seen a bloody rainbow sheep anyhow? Does this mean the "tooth fairy" has become a raving queen in spandex shorts, strutting through the window to put a dollar under the pillow?

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That's the main problem I have with most liberals...they try to thing FOR you instead of letting you thing for yourself.


The fact that you could say
that with a straight face.
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Last week Sea World, an animal/theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland made a decision to change the names of Fairy Penguins to Little Penguins. They did this as they felt the name Fairy Penguins may be offensive to the gay community. (Yes, the park is in a state called Queensland!)

That however is only one incident in a succession of changes forwarded so as not to offend people. The worst of these I believe is Christmas here in Australia. Many schools in the past few years have banned Christmas Carrols in primary schools so as not to offend non Christian children. Towns have refused to set up nativity scenes for the same reason. Some schools ban the speaking of Santa Clause.

Even nursery rhymes have copped it;
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep must now me Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep or Baa Baa Fluffy Sheep.
  • Humpty Dumpty has copped criticism from feminist groups as the lyrics have "All the Kings horses and all the Kings men", hense not involving women in battle.
  • Blackboards must now be Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards must now be Penboards
  • Rugby cheerleaders have been told to cover their midriff area so as not to encourage eating dissorders.
  • Teachers have been told not to say Good Boy or Good Girl, it has to be Good Child.
  • Pre-School centres banning children wearing super-hero costumes because other kids may see themselves as "inferior."
When are extreme lobby folk going to think of something more productive to do than sanitise?
wow the people who are complaining about PC gone mad NEED HOBBIES!!!

for starters...
blackboards should of never been called such because thats not what they are. they are chalk boards and chalk boards can be any color, most often black or green. and yes there are people stupid enough to call a green chalk board and "black" board... :retard:

same for 'white boards' which are really dry erase boards.

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In Britain, teachers are not allowed to use the word "failure"
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In Britain, teachers are not allowed to use the word "failure"
Where I live in the U.S., male teachers are no longer allowed to beat the crap out of male students who present disciplinary problems, as they did when I was in school. We're surely going to hell in a bucket.

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I think the biggest casualties of the pc movement were the terms "dames" and "broads."

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That's the main problem I have with most liberals...they try to thing FOR you instead of letting you think for yourself.
With all due respect, SelesFan70, I believe you have the two parties mixed up. The Conservative/Republican/Neo-Con folks are geniuses at preventing independent thought while simultaneously pretending to endorse it.
...Karl Rove anybody?

Incidentally, the political correctness movement was hi-jacked and perverted over 20 years ago by conservatives who, as they always tend to do, redefine it as a wholly ultra liberal concept and using it as a negative talking point when spewing their hatred of ethnic and gender equality, as well as other inherent freedoms they themselves enjoy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness

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wow the people who are complaining about PC gone mad NEED HOBBIES!!!

for starters...
blackboards should of never been called such because thats not what they are. they are chalk boards and chalk boards can be any color, most often black or green. and yes there are people stupid enough to call a green chalk board and "black" board... :retard:

same for 'white boards' which are really dry erase boards.
Reguardless of what they "should" have been called, they weren't. They have been known universally as white and black boards and are being changed for PC. That's the point here I doubt very much a primary age child is going to connect a blackboard or whiteboard with racial issues. Unless it's written on them.

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I think Queensland ought to change its name. Yes.

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Political correctness?

Last night the Minnesota House Tax Committe voted to allow Hennepin County to increase its taxes without a citizen's referendum so that the money can be used to finance a new baseball stadium for multi-billionaire Carl Pohlad. As every local source has acknowledged - if a referendum vote had been taken, the citizens of that county (the one that has the highest amount of black voters) would have voted down the tax increase. But the politicians sidestepped the rights of that county's citizens because it wanted corporate welfare recipient Pohlad to get more welfare from the hardpressed citizens. Thus, black taxpayers will now have to pay more taxes to generate more welfare for billionaire Pohlad.

You have to ask yourself, since these "principled" conservatives say they hate taxes and welfare, why the hell don't they object to higher taxes and to corporate welfare? Why is it always OK to tax the hell out of the poor in order to benefit the wealthy? Why is it that this bullshit of corporate welfarism is so politically correct but God help anyone else who wants a handout or helping hand from the government????

The idea of corporate welfare entitlement is the worst example anywhere of political correctness gone mad.

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