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(Daily Mail)   Duke University deems "Man Up" and "Don't be a pussy" to be derogatory slang students shouldn't use. No word on how they feel about sucking   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 26
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2014-04-29 09:43:24 AM  
3 votes:
if you're offended by being told to "man up"... perhaps you need to man up.
2014-04-29 09:42:56 AM  
3 votes:
Being told "this is bad" is not the same as threatening punishment.  Students retain their freedom of speech, and are a bit more informed about inherently sexist language.  The only people annoyed are sexists, annoyed at their loss of social power.
2014-04-29 10:52:03 AM  
2 votes:
"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well."

George Orwell
"Nineteen Eighty Four"
2014-04-29 09:47:53 AM  
2 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: if you're offended by being told to "man up"... perhaps you need to man up.


Also, if you're offended at the suggestion you shouldn't use the phrase "man up," you need to man up, which is quite the conundrum.
2014-04-29 09:45:27 AM  
2 votes:

ikanreed: Being told "this is bad" is not the same as threatening punishment.  Students retain their freedom of speech, and are a bit more informed about inherently sexist language.  The only people annoyed are sexists, annoyed at their loss of social power.


You can say "woman up" but not "man up". The sexists are gaining social power, not losing it.
2014-04-29 08:55:04 PM  
1 votes:
That article was gay.
2014-04-29 08:42:11 PM  
1 votes:
This is the most developmentally disabled thing I've read all day.
2014-04-29 03:53:34 PM  
1 votes:

Fafai: Capo Del Bandito: Racism and bad words is pretty damn low on that list as it's more of an inconvenience than anything.

Bad words sure but in ikanreeds story he was talking about someone being denied something due to race. So racism there is something tangible, like the right to service in the public sector. Or the right to marry or whatever. Equal rights for all should be enforced through legal pressure/penalty. I'm saying it's less effective and at times actually counter-productive to put that pressure on the individual belief rather than the legal precedent.

No-ones forcing anyone to believe gays aren't sinful, nor can we. But we can enforce you giving them the same rights as everyone else, under penalty of law.


Thank you.  More eloquence than I could muster.
2014-04-29 03:37:49 PM  
1 votes:

Capo Del Bandito: So, again, you're backing the RCC ideology of 'we're going to bully you to believe in this, because we believe our way is the right way'?


When it's racist shiatbags holding society back?  Yeah.  Yeah, we're going to socially judge the hell out of you.

No one in that did anything but engage in the freedom of association you're so vehemently defending for racists.

"Jesus, when you just look past the real harm we're doing, it's so judgmental of you to complain"
2014-04-29 02:28:31 PM  
1 votes:
That tree needs a middleman so it can sell it's apples at a profit, and have the intermediary create many wonderful advertisements of children of all colors playing together with smiles on their faces. The tree would profit, the middleman would profit, there would be job creation, and as long as the tree kept it's mouth shut no one would be the wiser.
2014-04-29 02:18:51 PM  
1 votes:

Fafai: ikanreed: R.A.Danny: Tool in this case refers to the male sexual organ. Stop being so sexist.

Sure, okay: backwards barbaric idiot, whose ideas of how things work are so dated and useless as to be worth immediately dismissing the opinions of.

Redundant poutrage is redundant.

This is not a battle you can win. Trying to tell people how to think and how to speak will only frustrate you further and result in more poorly structured emotional verbiage that only serves to make you look the fool. You can make people comply with non-discrimination laws and enforce equality that way, as we should, but you can't change their motivations or change who they are inside. You can't expect everyone to care about the same shiat you do, and the more you try the harder they will push back. Realistically speaking, you can only expect them to act legally and not obstruct others' rights under penalty of the law. It's the law governing their actions that keeps them onside--how they think, feel and speak is off limits. Trying to affect change in that way through shaming and personal attacks undermines freedom and human diversity. I understand you find it distasteful, but it's out of your hands. I suggest you relax, take a deep breath, accept that you can't control how people think, and stop being such a pussy.



I'mma tell you a story.

High on a hill overlooking the town, the racist tree grew where the grass was half clover. Children wouldvisit during the sunlit hours, and ask for apples.The racist tree would shaker it's branches and dropped the delicious red fruit that gleamed without being polished. The children ate many of the racist trees's apples and then played games beneath the shade of its racist branches. One day the children brought Simon with them, a boy who had just moved to town, to play around the racist tree.
"Let Simon have an Apple," asked a little girl
. "I don't think so. He's black!" said the tree.
This shocked the children and they spoke to the tree angrily, but it would not shaker it's branches to give Simon an apple, and racistly called him a N*****.
"I can't believe the racist tree is such a racist," said one of the children. The children momentarily reflected that perhaps this kind of behavior was how the racist tree got its name.A side note- these kids are really that thick (if you hadn't guessed that already) It was decided that if the tree was going to deny apples to Simon then nobody would take its apples. And the children stop visiting the racist tree. The racist tree grew quite lonely.
After many solitary weeks or so it saw a child flying a kite nearby across the Cloverfield. "Can I offer you some apples?"Asked the tree eagerly.
"fark off, you god damn Nazi," said the child. (RUDE) The Racist trees was upset, because while it was a racist, it did not personally subscribe to Hitler's fascist ideology. Then the Racist tree decided that it would have to give apples to the black children; not because it was tolerant, but because otherwise it would face ostracism from white children.
And thus social progress was made.
2014-04-29 01:55:18 PM  
1 votes:
Younger Farkers may not know that, not too many decades ago, "____ sucks" or "you suck" was not accepted as part of polite, everyday language. Though not swearing/cursing, it was equally objectionable (to "average society" on the whole) and likely to prompt a retort from your parent, teacher, whatever. It was never said (in that sense) on network TV/radio, for example.

It still grates on me, and I hate hearing it in everyday discourse, or even ad campaigns. Just a sign of gettin' old, I reckon. Older people don't say it much *not* 'cause it's new slang, but likely because they grew up when it was longshoreman talk.

/yes, times change...
2014-04-29 12:18:25 PM  
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: You have anger issues. Just admit that your sexist and strive to improve.


I certainly have considered the possibility.  But, after reflection I couldn't decide it was entirely true.  Hence my withdrawal of tool(though I always understood it as "easily manipulated person who functions more like a tool than a self-determining being").  I always strive to improve.


That's different than the idiots who go "How dare you infringe on my right to be sexist by... criticizing me!!!"
2014-04-29 12:13:42 PM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: R.A.Danny: Tool in this case refers to the male sexual organ. Stop being so sexist.

Sure, okay: backwards barbaric idiot, whose ideas of how things work are so dated and useless as to be worth immediately dismissing the opinions of.


You have anger  issues. Just admit that your sexist and strive to improve.
2014-04-29 12:10:02 PM  
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: Tool in this case refers to the male sexual organ. Stop being so sexist.


Sure, okay: backwards barbaric idiot, whose ideas of how things work are so dated and useless as to be worth immediately dismissing the opinions of.
2014-04-29 12:04:55 PM  
1 votes:
To be honest, anyone who uses "man up" or "don't be a pussy" needs a stiff liver punch. Unfortunately, that's illegal, so shaming them will have to do.

I would rather we didn't need to be told to tell these assholes that they're assholes, though. Surely we know already that people who use those phrases tend to be jerks.
2014-04-29 11:57:20 AM  
1 votes:

Brick-House: I never quite understood why being called a pussy is a bad thing while someone is said to have balls if they do something danderous and brave. It is my understanding that the balls are a mans weak spot. Kick a guy in the balls and he's down for the count. The average pussy on the other hand can take quite a pounding and beg for more!


It's a bad thing because people use it as a bad thing. When you call someone a pussy when you mean they're a coward or a loser, you're implying there's a connect between the two, which means there's a connection between being a woman and being a coward. Just like when you use "gay" and "stupid" interchangeably.
2014-04-29 11:56:23 AM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: untaken_name: You can say "woman up" but not "man up". The sexists are gaining social power, not losing it.

You can say whatever you want, and both of those make you sound like a tool.   If you don't want to be a tool, don't be a tool.


Tool in this case refers to the male sexual organ. Stop being so sexist.
2014-04-29 11:32:19 AM  
1 votes:

untaken_name: You can say "woman up" but not "man up". The sexists are gaining social power, not losing it.


You can say whatever you want, and both of those make you sound like a tool.   If you don't want to be a tool, don't be a tool.
2014-04-29 11:02:12 AM  
1 votes:

Trail of Dead: There was a similar campaign in San Francisco a few years back.. Posters like these on bus stops etc. I hate them. I'm bery liberal, and agree with some of these posters actually, but forced PC is scary. Nobody should be telling other people what they are allowed to say. Go ahead and shame people for saying "tranny" after the fact - I think that works better.

youarenothelping.jpg

I have to give conservatives a pointvin this issue.


Asking you to think about words before you use them is a far cry from "forced PC."
2014-04-29 10:41:14 AM  
1 votes:
I'm confused. Are insults that imply women are inferior not derogatory to women? Or is it just that being derogatory to women isn't a big deal?
2014-04-29 10:26:10 AM  
1 votes:
There was a similar campaign in San Francisco a few years back.. Posters like these on bus stops etc. I hate them. I'm bery liberal, and agree with some of these posters actually, but forced PC is scary. Nobody should be telling other people what they are allowed to say. Go ahead and shame people for saying "tranny" after the fact - I think that works better.

youarenothelping.jpg

I have to give conservatives a pointvin this issue.
2014-04-29 09:56:28 AM  
1 votes:
It is derogatory slang.
2014-04-29 09:47:39 AM  
1 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk


Must make taking your car to the mechanic an awkward situation.
2014-04-29 09:46:32 AM  
1 votes:
I never quite understood why being called a pussy is a bad thing while someone is said to have balls if they do something danderous and brave. It is my understanding that the balls are a mans weak spot. Kick a guy in the balls and he's down for the count. The average pussy on the other hand can take quite a pounding and beg for more!
2014-04-29 08:59:55 AM  
1 votes:
Nicely done, subby.  +1 Internets for you.
 
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