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AWH come on!

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by arsenalroc, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23551136-2,00.html

    this is just getting silly!
    First the school in brisbane is hounded by the media by being homophobes for not letting the boys bring male dates to the formal. I support rights for gay/lesbians but forcing a Christian school to allow this is just silly. Now they want to ban using words like mum and dad. I am for no discrimination and gay bashes should be shot but this is political correctness gone too far!
  2. Despite your poor choice of Football team, I have to agree with you. It's a Christian School founded on XYZ values and so should be allowed to teach/ enforce them.
  3. +1

    Absolute brain fade. I am all for equality and anti discrimination as well but this is another minority group ruling the world..... or is it???? Have they proof that this has come from a gay/lesbian group?

    It brings to mind the change of name of the fairy penguins to little penguins because it offended the gays. Channel 7 and channel 9 both went out trying to find a gay that found it offensive. The head of the Sydney gay rights group said it was all c@#$ and he thought there was nothing wrong with fairy penguins.

    And another was the aboriginal group that wanted Coon cheese to be forced to change its name. They failed miserably as the inventor/creator of Coon cheese, Mr Coon, was not going to change the name he was born with for anyone.
  4. people should have the right to call their spouse pumpkin, spouse, honeykins, hubby etc.
  5. Given that you follow arsenal (and soccer in general) I'd thought you'd be all for gay love.
  6. 'Arse-anal'? Sure sounds like it! (runs like hell)
  7. geez next they'll wanna vote! :tantrum: :p
  8. Yeah what is the world coming too when Arsenal supports get to vote?
  9. Well it's not anyone official pushing for this, it's the gay lobby group that's calling for it. When do we ever pay attention to them anyhow? I'm surprised it even made the news ... I guess they were low on other stories today.
  10. It makes the news because people will pay attention to it, read it, talk about it, and they'll sell more newspapers which makes them more money.

    As for the topic at hand? I think it's bull$h!t. Vocal minorities whinging their way to try and have their own perfect little world. But what then are "gay/lesbian rights" as the OP put it? Rights and non-descrimination are two different things. But besides that, I think it's utterly ridiculous that we should have to change our own language to something that suits them, just because they don't like it. I'm sorry, but my parents are my mum and my dad, they are each other's husband and wife. FFS, the language is what it is. All this PC stuff is bull.

    The problem is things like this get through because the minorities make more noise than the majorities, they're the ones lobbying left, right and centre. They keep repeating their little lines, and not enough of us tell them to shut up. So eventually they get their way.
  11. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    All jokes aside, the gay lobby are quite well educated and in touch with community sentiment; I doubt very much that they had any hope of having such a chnage take place, I really don't think they expected people to stop calling their parents 'mum and dad', and FWIT I'm sure they call their own parents just that.

    So they're up to something. Either that, or some idiot from the association came up with this on his own.

    My opinion only.
  12. I would say the majority are well educated and informed. It's like anything - a few radicals in a minority group are the ones that make all the fuss. Obviously there's a couple of them out there willing to scream their lungs out over this ridiculous PC crap.
  13. WTF??? Am I out of touch with current events or something - but I completely missed hearing anything about that happening! I see you're right though, I went and checked the site.

    Where the hell do they get off making people change the name "Fairy Penguin" to "Little Penguin"? I mean seriously, WTF? I hardly think they penguins were called that due to a belief that they were somewhat limp wristed...I think the term 'fairy' may well have been applied to other things before people decided it might be funny to apply the label to gay people as well.

    What's next?? I'm going to have to tell my kids that from now on, when their teeth fall out, they are going to be getting a visit from the "Tooth height challenged magic practicing person of indeterminate gender and sexual orientation"?

    FFS...the world's gone mad.
  14. Mind you, on the other side of this particular coin, a lot of these 'Christian' private schools have gone so hard after the fees and the elitism and the parents 'saving' their kids from public school that they don't really deserve the label any more either. I've taught in a few, and although there were some lip-service chapels the kids were forced to sit through now and then, what they were were exclusive private schools, not Christian schools (I've taught in those too).

    The school is free to say students can only bring opposite-sex partners to the dance. The students are free to not attend the dance. Everybody's free (to wear sunscreen).
  15. Let's not forget that the very word 'gay' was a very good word, until they took it. Ditto for all the good names, like Keith, Bruce ....

    ... not that there's anything wrong with that ...
  16. Little Politically Correct Riding Hood

    There once was a young person named Little Red Riding Hood who
    lived on the edge of a large forest full of endangered owls and rare
    plants that would probably provide a cure for cancer if only someone
    took the time to study them.

    Red Riding Hood lived with a nurture giver whom she sometimes
    referred to as "mother," although she didn't mean to imply by this term
    that she would have thought less of the person if a close biological
    link did not in fact exist.

    Nor did she intend to denigrate the equal value of nontraditional
    households, although she was sorry if this was the impression
    One day her mother asked her to take a basket of organically
    grown fruit and mineral water to her grandmother's house.

    "But mother, won't this be stealing work from the unionized
    people who have struggled for years to earn the right to carry all packages
    between various people in the woods?"

    Red Riding Hood's mother assured her that she had called the
    union boss and gotten a special compassionate mission exemption form.

    "But mother, aren't you oppressing me by ordering me to do this?"
    Red Riding Hood's mother pointed out that it was impossible for
    women to oppress each other, since all women were equally oppressed
    until all women were free.

    "But mother, then shouldn't you have my brother carry the basket,
    since he's an oppressor, and should learn what it's like to be

    And Red Riding Hood's mother explained that her brother was
    attending a special rally for animal rights, and besides, this wasn't
    stereotypical women's work, but an empowering deed that would
    help engender a feeling of community.

    "But won't I be oppressing Grandma, by implying that she's sick
    and hence unable to independently further her own selfhood?"

    But Red Riding Hood's mother explained that her grandmother
    wasn't actually sick or incapacitated or mentally handicapped in any
    way, although that was not to imply that any of these conditions were
    inferior to what some people called "health".

    Thus Red Riding Hood felt that she could get behind the idea of
    delivering the basket to her grandmother, and so she set off.
    Many people believed that the forest was a foreboding and
    dangerous place, but Red Riding Hood knew that this was an irrational fear
    based on cultural paradigms instilled by a patriarchal society that
    regarded the natural world as an exploitable resource, and hence believed
    that natural predators were in fact intolerable competitors.

    Other people avoided the woods for fear of thieves and deviants,
    but Red Riding Hood felt that in a truly classless society all
    marginalized peoples would be able to "come out" of the woods and
    be accepted as valid lifestyle role models.

    On her way to Grandma's house, Red Riding Hood passed a
    woodchopper,and wandered off the path, in order to examine some flowers.

    She was startled to find herself standing before a Wolf, who
    asked her what was in her basket.

    Red Riding Hood's teacher had warned her never to talk to
    strangers, but she was confident in taking control of her own budding
    sexuality, and chose to dialogue with the Wolf.

    She replied, "I am taking my Grandmother some healthful snacks in
    a gesture of solidarity."

    The Wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little
    girl to walk through these woods alone."

    Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the
    extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status
    as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to
    develop an alternative and yet entirely valid world view. Now, if you'll
    excuse me, I would prefer to be on my way."

    Red Riding Hood returned to the main path, and proceeded towards
    her Grandmother's house.

    But because his status outside society had freed him from slavish
    adherence to linear, Western-style thought, the Wolf knew of a
    quicker route to Grandma's house.

    He burst into the house and ate Grandma, a course of action
    affirmative of his nature as a predator.
    Then, unhampered by rigid, traditionalist gender role notions, he
    put on Grandma's nightclothes, crawled under the bedclothes, and
    awaited developments.

    Red Riding Hood entered the cottage and said, "Grandma, I have
    brought you some cruelty free snacks to salute you in your role of wise
    and nurturing matriarch."

    The Wolf said softly "Come closer, child, so that I might see

    Red Riding Hood said, "Goddess! Grandma, what big eyes you have!"
    "You forget that I am optically challenged."

    "And Grandma, what an enormous, what a fine nose you have."

    "Naturally, I could have had it fixed to help my acting career,
    but I didn't give in to such societal pressures, my child."

    "And Grandma, what very big, sharp teeth you have!"

    The Wolf could not take any more of these specist slurs, and, in
    a reaction appropriate for his accustomed milieu, he leaped out of
    bed, grabbed Little Red Riding Hood, and opened his jaws so wide that
    she could see her poor Grandmother cowering in his belly.

    "Aren't you forgetting something?" Red Riding Hood bravely
    shouted. "You must request my permission before proceeding to a new level
    of intimacy!"

    The Wolf was so startled by this statement that he loosened his
    grasp on her. At the same time, the woodchopper burst into the cottage,
    brandishing an ax.

    "Hands off!" cried the woodchopper.
    "And what do you think you're doing?" cried Little Red Riding
    Hood."If I let you help me now, I would be expressing a lack of
    confidence in my own abilities, which would lead to poor self esteem and
    lower achievement scores on college entrance exams."

    "Last chance, sister! Get your hands off that endangered species!
    This is an FBI sting!" screamed the woodchopper, and when Little
    Red Riding Hood nonetheless made a sudden motion, he sliced off her

    "Thank goodness you got here in time," said the Wolf. "The brat
    and her grandmother lured me in here. I thought I was a goner."

    "No, I think I'm the real victim here," said the woodchopper.
    "I've been dealing with my anger ever since I saw her picking those
    protected flowers earlier. And now I'm going to have such a
    trauma. Do you have any aspirin?"

    "Sure," said the Wolf.

    "I feel your pain," said the Wolf, and he patted the woodchopper
    on his firm, well padded back, gave a little belch, and said "Do you
    have any Maalox?
  17. Who's "they"? Those word-stealing homosexuals? I don't think it's a "bad" word, it just has different connotations than it did 30 years ago.
  18. :blah:

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I feel like I'm in the 'red riding hood' story.