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Old 1st April 2019, 13:20     #121
Nich
 
999 call handlers told to stop calling people 'Sir' and 'Madam'
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ple-sir-madam/


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Jules Lockett, the head of emergency operations centre training at London Ambulance Service, and joint head of its LGBT network, told the conference that call handling staff were being "steered away" from referring to people by Mr or Mrs.

She said using phrases like Sir or Madam was "old fashioned customer service" and the service was now looking how to change that and "give some different words to use".

Instead it is thought names would be used where appropriate in order to avoid any confusion.
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According to the Gender Identification Research & Education Society (GIRES), the misgendering of a person can cause embarrassment for both parties so it is important that call handlers have guidance.
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They advise call handlers to ask someone how they wish to be addressed if they are in any doubt, but acknowledge that "in emergency situations, there isn’t always time for such niceties".

Just a guess, but I reckon even the most sensitive transgender person calling 999 doesn't give a fuck what the operator calls them as long as help is on the way. Furthermore, I wonder if the majority of transgender people give a fuck about pronouns at all, emergency or no.
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Old 1st April 2019, 13:31     #122
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
^^ literally worse than Hitler
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Old 1st April 2019, 14:33     #123
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∆∆ That's rich, coming from Hitler himself
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Old 1st April 2019, 15:13     #124
Nich
 
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Originally Posted by Nich
If you keep your sexual preferences private ... well you get this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cuMcPN6eUg

... and this
Wish President Clinton a Happy 68th Birthday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7pmnIitgeI

and the comment "The oddest thing is to conclude that Kevin playing Frank who plays Bill is more credible that Hillary trying to play herself."

... also odd that Clinton foundation still has this video up.

Last edited by Nich : 1st April 2019 at 15:15.
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Old 4th April 2019, 12:42     #125
Ab
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Looks like the snowflakes have taken over Cambridge as well:

https://quillette.com/2019/04/03/cam...rdan-peterson/

CAMBRIDGE.
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Old 4th April 2019, 14:20     #126
Nich
 
^^

see also:

How Cambridge flunked the Peterson test
The University's shabby treatment of the psychology professor smacks of intellectual cowardice
https://unherd.com/2019/03/how-cambr...peterson-test/


Steve Jobs was right when he said during his commencement address "Fuck universities, and fuck your degree."
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Old 4th April 2019, 20:03     #127
fixed_truth
 
Ironically the best thing to counter his sermons is to shine a light on them.
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Old 4th April 2019, 22:56     #128
Deadmeat
 
Laugh

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To remove his books from sale in the hope of reducing such violence, as a bookseller in New Zealand recently did, is also dangerous—equivalent to denying sick people access to the very antibodies that can heal their disease.
That article took a lot of words to say HoW dArE yOu SiR?!
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Old 8th April 2019, 20:44     #129
Lightspeed
 
https://twitter.com/GilletteVenus/st...65570354409473
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Old 8th April 2019, 20:57     #130
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Good christ. It's going to take at least a week before I can get an erection again after seeing that.


Still tho...



Then don't look at it.
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Old 29th April 2019, 18:21     #131
Ab
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I'm confused

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-...money/11053280
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Old 5th June 2019, 22:08     #132
Ab
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Old gay drag queens are the enemy, stay woke everyone

https://quillette.com/2019/06/01/wat...acebook-video/
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Old 5th June 2019, 22:35     #133
Nich
 
Thanks, I would not have received the memo otherwise. Helped me dodge a bullet there!
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Old 30th June 2019, 00:00     #134
Ab
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‘You can’t win without gay players,’ says USA’s World Cup hero Megan Rapinoe

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“You can’t win a championship without gays on your team - it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!"
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Old 2nd August 2019, 13:45     #135
Ab
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fixed_truth
Gillette ad that's triggering a few people
Well that seems to have worked out well for them

Proctor and Gamble takes 8-billon-dollar write-down in value of Gillette business

I guess insulting the shit out of your target customers isn't a great strategy or something.
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Old 2nd August 2019, 17:41     #136
fixed_truth
 
I think their share of the market has been declining for a while. But yeah, people are easily offended these days.
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Old 3rd August 2019, 19:10     #137
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Dumb thing is the blindingly obvious intent of the ad wasn't to insult, but to challenge men to step up and take accountability for their own actions. From my own experiences I can see that wasn't going to work, too many take the easy way and as f_t said, take offense.
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Old 5th August 2019, 15:20     #138
Nich
 
A triple capitulation to the LGBTQ taliban:
- A public apology for Gillette's role in creating the toxic masculinity that plagues planet earth
- A public disavowal of their target customer
- Gillette now chooses to associate their brand with beta males harrassing women and no one is enjoying themselves, rather than badass squarejaw fighter pilots who don't give beardrash to their hot girlfriends

Even after the mea culpa, Gillette will always be an infidel in the eyes of the Facebook status terrorists. The more Gillette asks "How can we make it all better?!" the more demands will be invented and expected of them.

Some chose to be offended. Those who weren't offended found the whole thing to be supremely unappealing and unsexy.

Bring back the fighter pilots and show me some 3D animations of hairs getting sliced by blades.
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Old 5th August 2019, 18:40     #139
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
We must stay vigilant, there are transphobes and TERFs everywhere

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows...cis-women.html
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Old 12th August 2019, 12:48     #140
Ab
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I’m sure this will be entirely uncontroversial

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...imination.html
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Old 14th August 2019, 09:16     #141
fixed_truth
 
University chief bans all beef from campus in fight against 'climate change emergency'
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The beef ban is the first announcement she has made since taking over as the head of the university earlier this month.
Prof Corner, who used to be head of the London College of Fashion, has championed ethical designs and describes herself as a “fashion activist”.
Quote:
Earlier this year, an Oxford college president demanded that octopus is removed from the menu as part of a drive to make disadvantaged students feel more “comfortable”.
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Old 19th August 2019, 17:40     #142
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Snowflake conservatives getting offended
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Old 19th August 2019, 18:36     #143
Ab
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Seriously?
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Old 19th August 2019, 22:43     #144
fixed_truth
 
Yeah on social media & radio plenty of Israel Falau comparisons and what if it said something supporting Fletchers type thing.
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Old 19th August 2019, 22:52     #145
Ab
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fixed_truth
Yeah on social media & radio
Nuff said
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