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31-08-2020, 23:19   #1
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Woke-ism of the day

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.

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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.

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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 !

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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31-08-2020, 23:38   #7
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Go wacky yourself off for a bit.
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No just bullsh1t as usual about being offended about other people being offended.
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Go wacky yourself off for a bit.
Can't do that anymore. It's offensive to potential people.
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https://edition.cnn.com/style/articl...stick%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.

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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.

Only in your head
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We can see through his crap over there
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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.

Mumbai isn't a country, galaxy brain
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I sense a very strong acceptance of Woke ideas around there. That's fine. Won't stop me ridiculing them though.
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