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Woke-ism of the day *Mod Note in OP and Post 5741*

  • 31-08-2020 11:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    I think it's about time we highlighted the more wacky WOKE notions that are popping up in the media on a weekly basis nowadays, if any of them aren't at all. I'm putting this in AH in the hope it's a more lighthearted thread rather than not.

    To start off here's 3 I've come across this last week alone.

    Full Stops. Apparently full stops used in text messaging and the like are offensive to young people. Too much on the passive/aggressive side.Source.

    .

    Sky news are running a report this week that says one of the reasons black people are severely under-represented in pro swimming is because of their thick afro hair and standard swimming caps don't fit. I would have thought cutting your hair would be a solution to this problem but I suppose doing that would be discriminatory to hair.

    .

    Multi Grammy award winner Adele has been criticised for cultural appropriation, because she posted a pic of herself on Instagram sporting an African hairdo. I guess she's not into swimming. Source.


    Do add the one's you come across as they arrive. I'll just make a prediction, exclamation marks will be next !



    Baggly wrote: »
    Mod

    Folks this thread has strayed very very far away from its origins as a slightly more lightheared take on 'wokeism'. We need to return to that tone and move away from the more serious discussion that honestly belongs in Current Affairs / IMHO.

    The mods are going to have to start removing posts and, if necessary, actioning users if the above is not adhered to. We realise the thread has moved away from that lighthearted tone in recent times, so this may be considered a bit of a change in direction - but its one that is necessary to realistically and justifyably keep this thread in AH and open.

    TL;DR Let us all try our best to keep the thread lighthearted. Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,368 ✭✭✭ EmmetSpiceland


    Yawn.

    He/him/his

    “When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression”.

    #bekind



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,457 ✭✭✭✭ Kylta


    .(!!!).."!!!".


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    Current Affairs/IMHO


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,493 ✭✭✭ Goodshape


    AllForIt wrote: »
    IFull Stops. Apparently full stops used in text messaging and the like are offensive to young people. Too much on the passive/aggressive side.Source.

    Oh that one's not so bad. I briefly skimmed the article and I don't think it's claiming offense? Just that it can be intimidating in a text message. That's true. I like it. The intimidating full-stop is a useful tool.

    "fine"

    vs

    "fine."

    You're in the ****-house if you're reading the second option and you know it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,747 ✭✭✭✭ ILoveYourVibes


    AllForIt wrote: »
    I think it's about time we highlighted the more wacky WOKE notions that are popping up in the media on a weekly basis nowadays, if any of them aren't at all. I'm putting this in AH in the hope it's a more lighthearted thread rather than not.

    To start off here's 3 I've come across this last week alone.

    Full Stops. Apparently full stops used in text messaging and the like are offensive to young people. Too much on the passive/aggressive side.Source.

    .

    Sky news are running a report this week that says one of the reasons black people are severely under-represented in pro swimming is because of their thick afro hair and standard swimming caps don't fit. I would have thought cutting your hair would be a solution to this problem but I suppose doing that would be discriminatory to hair.

    .

    Multi Grammy award winner Adele has been criticised for cultural appropriation, because she posted a pic of herself on Instagram sporting an African hairdo. I guess she's not into swimming. Source.


    Do add the one's you come across as they arrive. I'll just make a prediction, exclamation marks will be next !
    You are more annoying that any wokism.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,621 ✭✭✭ nudain


    Go wacky yourself off for a bit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    You are more annoying that any wokism.

    I don't like your vibes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,489 ✭✭✭ DubInMeath


    Your Face wrote: »
    Current Affairs/IMHO

    No just bullsh1t as usual about being offended about other people being offended.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    nudain wrote: »
    Go wacky yourself off for a bit.

    Can't do that anymore. It's offensive to potential people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/mumbai-traffic-light-women-intl-hnk-scli/index.html#:~:text=The%20Indian%20financial%20capital%2C%20home,the%20generic%20male%20stick%20figure.


    Various countries including Mumbai as per the article linked have gone to the trouble of changing the stick figures on their traffic lights to that of a female.

    The problem with that is, would that not indicate that only woman can cross and visa versa.

    female-traffic-light-signals.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,489 ✭✭✭ DubInMeath


    AllForIt wrote: »
    https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/mumbai-traffic-light-women-intl-hnk-scli/index.html#:~:text=The%20Indian%20financial%20capital%2C%20home,the%20generic%20male%20stick%20figure.


    Various countries including Mumbai as per the article linked have gone to the trouble of changing the stick figures on their traffic lights to that of a female.

    The problem with that is, would that not indicate that only woman can cross and visa versa.

    female-traffic-light-signals.jpg

    Only in your head


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,083 ✭✭✭✭ Birneybau


    Your Face wrote: »
    Current Affairs/IMHO

    We can see through his crap over there


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,083 ✭✭✭✭ Birneybau


    AllForIt wrote: »
    https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/mumbai-traffic-light-women-intl-hnk-scli/index.html#:~:text=The%20Indian%20financial%20capital%2C%20home,the%20generic%20male%20stick%20figure.


    Various countries including Mumbai as per the article linked have gone to the trouble of changing the stick figures on their traffic lights to that of a female.

    The problem with that is, would that not indicate that only woman can cross and visa versa.

    female-traffic-light-signals.jpg

    Mumbai isn't a country, galaxy brain


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    I sense a very strong acceptance of Woke ideas around there. That's fine. Won't stop me ridiculing them though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,641 ✭✭✭ coolbeans


    AllForIt wrote: »
    I think it's about time we highlighted the more wacky WOKE notions that are popping up in the media on a weekly basis nowadays, if any of them aren't at all. I'm putting this in AH in the hope it's a more lighthearted thread rather than not.

    To start off here's 3 I've come across this last week alone.

    Full Stops. Apparently full stops used in text messaging and the like are offensive to young people. Too much on the passive/aggressive side.Source.

    .

    Sky news are running a report this week that says one of the reasons black people are severely under-represented in pro swimming is because of their thick afro hair and standard swimming caps don't fit. I would have thought cutting your hair would be a solution to this problem but I suppose doing that would be discriminatory to hair.

    .

    Multi Grammy award winner Adele has been criticised for cultural appropriation, because she posted a pic of herself on Instagram sporting an African hairdo. I guess she's not into swimming. Source.


    Do add the one's you come across as they arrive. I'll just make a prediction, exclamation marks will be next !

    You do realise you're the one being had in all this don't you. The vast majority of people don't give a toss about this nonsense; and those who publish this silliness are just waiting for a sucker like you to bite and then bloviate about political correctness/ crazy lefties or whatever you're having yourself. You're being played like a fiddle. A fiddle I tells you!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/04/superdrug-launch-inclusive-sanitary-products-for-people-who-menstruate-13225543/

    Superdrug has launched 'inclusive' sanitary towels, removing any indication from them that they are for women. Pink packaging etc. Now they are for 'people who menstruate'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,489 ✭✭✭ DubInMeath


    AllForIt wrote: »
    I sense a very strong acceptance of Woke ideas around there. That's fine. Won't stop me ridiculing them though.

    That's because most people don't care and aren't easily offended or bitter by people getting a little bit ahead from where they are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    coolbeans wrote: »
    You do realise you're the one being had in all this don't you. The vast majority of people don't give a toss about this nonsense; and those who publish this silliness are just waiting for a sucker like you to bite and then bloviate about political correctness/ crazy lefties or whatever you're having yourself. You're being played like a fiddle. A fiddle I tells you!

    What you are saying is that all these Wokeism's are introduced specifically to annoy people like me specifically. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that has some truth to it.

    I never said a jot about politician correctness, crazy lefties, or anything like that in this thread, all I've done is take the p*ss of all this hilarious nonsense.

    So, it seems to me it is you that is the one that is annoyed that it's not having the desired effect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,237 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    Send this crap to the other crap in CA.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭ Church on Tuesday


    Ah here, it's a Friday night.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,641 ✭✭✭ coolbeans


    AllForIt wrote: »
    I never said a jot about politician correctness, crazy lefties, or anything like that in this thread, all I've done is take the p*ss of all this hilarious nonsense.

    ...but u have been getting your knickers in a twist re lefties etc on other threads too. You're very, very predictable. In sum, if the shoe fits Mr Fiddle...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 572 ✭✭✭ Errashareesh


    Geuze wrote: »
    The fact African American businesses are being destroyed is a real dilemma for the white middleclass arseholes who claim there's a positive to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    coolbeans wrote: »
    ...but u have been getting your knickers in a twist re lefties etc on other threads too. You're very, very predictable. In sum, if the shoe fits Mr Fiddle...

    If anyone is getting their knickers in a twist it is you.

    You are getting your knickers in a twist because you can't stand anyone taking the pi*s of all this nonsense. What could be more obvious.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 55,079 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gremlinertia


    coolbeans, AllForIt

    Both of you stop with the sniping
    Also, back on topic please or thread closure seems likely


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,973 ✭✭✭ Chris_Heilong


    Its a good idea for a forum, these things should be criticized and laughed at. I remember last week someone had written an article saying that white people owning dogs was racist for some reason.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 55,079 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gremlinertia


    Its a good idea for a forum, these things should be criticized and laughed at. I remember last week some had written an article saying that white people owning dogs was racist for some reason.

    Really?. Hah i'm off to try find that!.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,489 ✭✭✭ DubInMeath


    Really?. Hah i'm off to try find that!.

    So far only references I can find appear to be redit where most are calling it bullsh1t as in its a hoax and a load of sites for what my American friends call basement dwellers/ members of the tinfoil hat brigade.


  • Registered Users Posts: 415 ✭✭ SlowMotion321


    AllForIt wrote: »
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/04/superdrug-launch-inclusive-sanitary-products-for-people-who-menstruate-13225543/

    Superdrug has launched 'inclusive' sanitary towels, removing any indication from them that they are for women. Pink packaging etc. Now they are for 'people who menstruate'.

    :p The marketing guys must have been pissing themselves with laughter when they came up with this!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭ Antares35


    AllForIt wrote: »
    https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/mumbai-traffic-light-women-intl-hnk-scli/index.html#:~:text=The%20Indian%20financial%20capital%2C%20home,the%20generic%20male%20stick%20figure.


    Various countries including Mumbai as per the article linked have gone to the trouble of changing the stick figures on their traffic lights to that of a female.

    The problem with that is, would that not indicate that only woman can cross and visa versa.

    female-traffic-light-signals.jpg

    Also is it actually a woman just because she's wearing a dress? Cue the collective indignation and fury and warbling about how gender is a social construct. Or something.


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