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(Denver Post)   The "Bolder Boulder" (Colorado) 10K series, one of the most popular races in America, chooses "Sea Level Is For Sissies" slogan for race t-shirt; naturally, someone has a problem with the word "sissies"   (denverpost.com) divider line 77
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2014-05-08 05:45:55 PM  
Ofergawdsake. Man up, will you?
 
2014-05-08 05:50:08 PM  
Can you say "sissies" here any more?  After all, that is a gender biased slur.  It's worse than racism.
 
2014-05-08 05:52:10 PM  
Pansy
 
2014-05-08 05:55:13 PM  
Bunch of farkin nancy boys, that's what that is.
 
2014-05-08 05:56:17 PM  
I guess "Over the shoulder Boulder holder" was out.
 
2014-05-08 06:01:52 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pansy


My pansies were blooming in God damned January, so I no longer consider that a slur.

Try harder next time.
 
2014-05-08 06:03:37 PM  

Snarfangel: I guess "Over the shoulder Boulder holder" was out.


I lolled...man, I am that childish.
 
2014-05-08 06:11:24 PM  
That's queer.
 
2014-05-08 07:40:37 PM  
"The word is used to (demean) traits that are problematically and stereotypically associated with women,"

Um, no. No, it's not.
 
2014-05-08 07:42:01 PM  
Duke University has banned the phrase "man up" among other things.  (Duke sucks, I know.)

http://angrywhitedude.com/2014/04/duke-university-bans-phrases-man-t ha ts-gay-thats-gay/
 
2014-05-08 07:42:10 PM  
Lighten up Francis.
 
2014-05-08 07:42:36 PM  
Had to check etymology:

sissy (n.) Look up sissy at Dictionary.com
1846, "sister," extended form of sis (q.v.). Meaning "effeminate man" is recorded from 1887; the adjective in this sense is from 1891. Related: Sissiness. Sissy bar is recorded from 1969.

I propose "cream puff" as an alternative.
 
2014-05-08 07:42:42 PM  
The Bolder Boulder Race is for Sisyphus.

If you think they're fast going up, you should watch they coming down. They've got motivation when they come down.
 
2014-05-08 07:44:32 PM  
Oh my farking god damnit all to hell in a handbasket.

STFU you sissies. *THIS* is what offends you? STFU and DIAFF.

<stephenfrywhatevertheoffenedquoteis.jpg>
 
2014-05-08 07:46:16 PM  
What a bunch of drama queens.
 
2014-05-08 07:47:07 PM  
Funny how only sissies are offended by being called sissies.
 
2014-05-08 07:47:19 PM  
Would "sissy marys" be acceptable?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-08 07:47:50 PM  
I can see your dirty pillows
img2.wikia.nocookie.net

Buffy gets the best drugs...
www.tvparty.com
 
2014-05-08 07:48:43 PM  
Somebody's getting their panties in a bunch again.
 
2014-05-08 07:49:30 PM  
Panty-waist candy asses still ok?
 
2014-05-08 07:50:11 PM  
HTFU
 
2014-05-08 07:51:11 PM  
I thought it meant wimpy.
 
2014-05-08 07:54:03 PM  
Every insulting phrase in the English language needs to be purged before these sissies will be happy.
 
2014-05-08 07:54:16 PM  
Itt: unchecked privilege.
 
2014-05-08 07:56:14 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "The word is used to (demean) traits that are problematically and stereotypically associated with women,"

Um, no. No, it's not.


You ran in Bolder Boulder like you were running on Everest
You staggered across the finish line
Your hair it was quite a mess
You had one eye on the cameras as you watched yourself go flop
And all the shirts said don't be a sissy
Don't be a sissy, and...

You're so vain, you probably think this shirt is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this shirt is about you
Don't you? Don't You?
 
2014-05-08 08:01:58 PM  
So they would probably take issue with "the pussification of America," huh.
 
2014-05-08 08:03:47 PM  
If you're a Sissy and you know it...Click your heels! Otherwise....Cowboy the Fark Up!
 
2014-05-08 08:04:35 PM  
I always learn a new "gender" or two when the gender-brigade rolls into a fark thread.
 
2014-05-08 08:06:46 PM  
I under and the objection... People who run 10k's are more pansy-like.
 
2014-05-08 08:07:12 PM  
As  a  Colorado native, only problem I have are the hippy/yuppy/hipsters in Boulder. Get off my grass!
 
2014-05-08 08:11:03 PM  
Bolder Boulder  Organizing Committee conference call

"Okay guys, looks like we may need a new slogan.

Wait, I'm being told also girls, haha. Okay guys and girls, new sl--Women. Okay, new slogan everyone.

Similar message, but something straightforward and factual that won't offend anybody.

How about...  'Boulder: where sea-level runners get retarded'...?

That's just science, biatches! Shouldn't be any gaywads complaining about that one. Am I right?

What's that? ...Okay, uh, I'm going to hand
over the rest of the call to Susan now..."
 
2014-05-08 08:13:31 PM  
Doesn't running offend the physically challenged?
 
2014-05-08 08:13:44 PM  
If we stop giving the perpetually offended any attention they'll wither up and die.

/so let's start doing that
 
2014-05-08 08:15:27 PM  
Are sissies the opposite of trannies?
 
2014-05-08 08:16:24 PM  

bojon: Doesn't running offend the physically challenged?



People with the runs also poo-pooed the idea.
 
2014-05-08 08:18:09 PM  

bojon: Doesn't running offend the physically challenged?


I don't know, but this entire series of races is a blatant insult to the timid.
 
2014-05-08 08:18:30 PM  
This group offends me. I'm going to start a petition to have them removed from the planet. What a bunch of cry babies.
 
2014-05-08 08:40:39 PM  

PreMortem: This group offends me. I'm going to start a petition to have them removed from the planet. What a bunch of cry babies.


Yeah, but their ire is directed at an organized run. Who cares?
 
2014-05-08 08:45:14 PM  
Who is being offensive here? The group who says it's run isn't for sissies, or the group that says most sissies are girls.
 
2014-05-08 08:49:48 PM  

pho75: Who is being offensive here? The group who says it's run isn't for sissies, or the group that says most sissies are girls.


I'm going to go with the word police as the most offensive of them all.
 
2014-05-08 08:59:43 PM  

orbister: Are sissies the opposite of trannies?


Well done. I laughed.

It works better as a spoken joke, though. Luckily for me, I can't read without moving my lips.
 
2014-05-08 09:08:22 PM  
Pussies?
 
2014-05-08 09:38:52 PM  
Dear Out Boulder: The shirt is not about you. It's about runners. We are a quirky community; we like to poke fun at our fellow athletes. It's a game we play. 
Anyway, I'm extending an invitation to join OUR community! It's easy. Just throw on some sneakers, announce that you are going for a run, and do it. You're a runner! You are now a member of a community that razzes each other unmercifully but will sacrifice their race - 18 weeks of training and a $150.00+ entry fee, plus travel expense and vacation days, to assist a fallen runner who needs help on the course . 
Well, trail runners will, I don't know about roadies.
See? I did it again, right there. Please join us on the trails and roads. You'll find out we're really Just Like You!
 
2014-05-08 09:40:42 PM  

Snarfangel: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "The word is used to (demean) traits that are problematically and stereotypically associated with women,"

Um, no. No, it's not.

You ran in Bolder Boulder like you were running on Everest
You staggered across the finish line
Your hair it was quite a mess
You had one eye on the cameras as you watched yourself go flop
And all the shirts said don't be a sissy
Don't be a sissy, and...

You're so vain, you probably think this shirt is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this shirt is about you
Don't you? Don't You?


I had to sing that. Mrs Blacksho spat chardonnay out her nose.
 
2014-05-08 09:48:39 PM  
I don't like being called a sissy and I guess it might be considered a bit insensitive but I don't feel this is directed at me. Now, if the slogan were "Thea Level Ith For Thithys"...
 
2014-05-08 09:50:51 PM  
They're offended, yet here they are criticizing an entire race.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle a darkie.
 
2014-05-08 09:54:21 PM  
Sea level is for Sea-Z's

FTFY
 
2014-05-08 09:58:45 PM  

bugmn99: criticizing an entire race.


lawl
 
2014-05-08 10:00:43 PM  
done in one.  props to hubrisboy
 
2014-05-08 10:00:46 PM  
It's a foot race in a state full of hippies. How macho could it be to begin with?

/real men can't hear you complain over the screams of the burning dinosaurs in their engines
 
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