Spot the offence! November 16th

@Fleura (6220)
United Kingdom
November 16, 2017 8:49am CST
@Poppylicious this is for you – I’m going to start a game. This was sparked by the discussion about disciplinary action against a teacher who apparently accidentally referred to a trans-gender boy as a girl. Presumably if said teacher had accidentally referred to a boy born as a boy, as a girl, that would have been unremarkable because it often happens. So here’s what to do – report how many things you have seen or heard or experienced today that could be regarded as offensive to some group(s) of people. Then we can all get offended about it and complain on Facebook or Twitter or go to the press. I’ll start off with a couple of examples from my daily life. Yesterday while listening to BBC Radio 1, one of the presenters was talking about musician Rita Ora wearing a fork, (if that sounds bizarre you can see her here along with her 12 other outfits that she wore at an awards ceremony) which he explained as ‘You know, a garden fork like your Dad might use’. How dare he assume that only Dads do the garden! What about mothers? What about childless people? What about children? That is blatantly offensive and definitely comes under the banner of #everydaysexism And today, we have had a new wood-burning stove fitted. As well as the instructions, it came with a single leather gauntlet to use when adding logs to the hot fire – but it was a right-handed glove! What an unfounded assumption – that all stove-owners are right-handed! How dare they – blatant discrimination against those who are naturally different in being left-handed! And what about ambidextrous people – they might want the choice of which hand to use so they would need two gloves! And what about anyone with no hands? Or who has lost their right hand due to accident or illness? How offensive to supply a glove to a handless person, that’s like poking fun at their situation! Let’s all complain! I think we should do one of these every day and see what we can all find to get offended about. If anyone is on Facebook or Twitter maybe you can get the message out there so we can all be offended en masse. All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2017.
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@LadyDuck (122028)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
The tech guy who came to change our router and upgrade Internet asked "is your husband there". Does he suppose I am a stupid and know nothing about computers and Internet? Sexism!
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
Huh! What a cheek!
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@LadyDuck (122028)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
@Fleura I was not offended anyway, I suppose that most women of my age know nothing about computers and Internet.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
@LadyDuck Ah, now you are making assumptions ; )
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@bunnybon7 (33092)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Nov
yes isn't todays thinking a mess? lol. I been watching the Blackish series and they are pretty funny with the whole thing you was talking about. you know all the referances to ethnic groups. etc.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov
I've not seen that but it does sound as though it tackles a lot of issues but is funny as well.
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@bunnybon7 (33092)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Nov
@Fleura that it is.
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@DianneN (59528)
• United States
16 Nov
We must all learn to be sensitive towards others. That, and politically correct.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov
I'm not sure if you're being serious here, or tongue-in-cheek.
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@RasmaSandra (13399)
• Riga, Latvia
16 Nov
All alone here no one to take offense to and nothing I saw online that might have offended. But I do agree things can get to you and so many people think they only know what's right and wrong and step on all the wrong toes.
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• Preston, England
16 Nov
been following the Roy Moore revelations on Youtube so the real thing going on there
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov
I think that's a bit different to an imagined slight.
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• Preston, England
16 Nov
@Fleura very much so, that's why I haven't noticed any accidental incidents today
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17 Nov
Awww, for me?? Bless you. I shall spend today looking for discriminatory things to grumble about and report back later so that you can be offended with me.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
OK, let's see who finds the most : )
@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
16 Nov
There is not enough time in a person's life to be "correct" about everything. People delight in being quick to judge, and there are so many innocent mistakes that cause such trouble. Eventually, we will all have to stop talking and writing about anything to please all. Our mutt Molly has said a few silly things about purebred dogs, and vice versa, but so far, the dogs just laugh and go about their playing.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
17 Nov
The thought police are after us!
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@LeaPea2417 (15359)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Nov
I haven't noticed anything today, but I do agree it has gotten way out of hand in this politically correct world we live in.
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@Fleura (6220)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov
Maybe you're just not looking hard enough, there always seems to be something to get offended about nowadays : )
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@BelleStarr (32087)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Nov
I think I will just be offended by your post lol I am feeling lazy this morning!!
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