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I hate what the world is becoming

Dara O'Briain on Twitter - he lost a Word doc trying to rename it and asked for some advice as to what he could do to track it down (it was saved, but he couldn't tell where).

About 70% of the replies were telling him he should have used Google Docs, Apple Pages, Scrivener, Open Office, Libre Office, etc.

THAT'S :arrghh: NOT :arrghh: WHAT :arrghh: HE :arrghh: F**KING :arrghh: ASKED :arrghh:

Is it? :finger:
 
I know I shouldn't be laughing but I am.

WTF were they thinking (or not as the case may be)?

A New York City-based fashion college has apologised after a catwalk show was labelled racist. Models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51564215
Are the prosethetics only racist on the black model or on all models?

I don't really get it.
 
I do - it was fucking stupidly weird and dumb in this day and age. "Fashion" doesn't need a hand when it comes to being completely fucking pointless to begin with.
Well I certainly agree with that, lol

And yeah, I guess in this day and age of absolute enlightenment, it wasn't thought through very well considering there would be black models on the catwalk. I do totally understand it from their viewpoint, despite no intent.
 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
I don't know....I've done images occasionally for the network (the crap ones lol), but come Xmas I wouldn't even suggest to JF we have a Santa with massive lips or a gigantic arse (I might mean great love to all etc) but even dumb, often drunk old me, knows that would go wrong.

It's not intent or racist....it's about having an IQ above 5 for me. How do they not realise?
 

Pangloss

Vital Reserves Team
All these 'non binaries' and the like are mentally ill IMO. Fair enough if they want to 'identify' that way but that doesn't mean we have see reality in the same way. For instance you may wish to be referred to with a particular pronoun but that doesn't mean we should all be compelled to do so.
 

BodyButter

Vital Football Legend
All these 'non binaries' and the like are mentally ill IMO. Fair enough if they want to 'identify' that way but that doesn't mean we have see reality in the same way. For instance you may wish to be referred to with a particular pronoun but that doesn't mean we should all be compelled to do so.
In fairness, how many "non-binaries" do you know?
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
People are just over thinking things, maybe because there aren't the same 'real' problems like plagues and wars.

I do a lot of surveys and even they have had to change from male/female to male/female/other or even male/female, then 'but I identify as'.

Then you have those who want to be referred to as them, us, I or whatever.

Stop over thinking things people, just get out and live. Be lovely, enjoy life.
 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
The flipside is, in a system predicated by enforced norms should we be surprised because people always rebel.

Male/Female are semiological concepts, just as names and last names let alone middle names - yet someone spells your name wrong and plenty of people go up the wall. For me, it's no different that people now go up the wall that they don't have 'their' correct category.

People giggled at the rise of Jedi on the census, that's no more or less batshit than the non binary stuff we see today in reality.

It's just the next step in rebelling. The sooner we drop tribalism (as in basic that's what everything is, race, religion, colour blah blah blah) and get we are human, maybe we'll see improvement.

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And Pangloss, your comment.

Are blacks mentally retarded for wanting to be treated equally - the Irish? What about homosexuals (whether gay/les or bi)? Bit of a sweeping statement just because you don't understand them and can't relate.

Make it more binary...if you hold a belief I think is batshit, am I allowed to abuse, bully, discriminate and hate on you for that purely because I can't be arsed to make the effort to find a middle ground that works for both because I'm incapable of showing some respect to a fellow human being?

If I decide you are a Doris as opposed to a Darren - don't you get a say?