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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

That’s a good mama bear.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Another example of things that I couldn’t care about less.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/08/guys-gender-neutral/568231/

“Guys is an easygoing way to address a group of people, but to many, it’s a symbol of exclusion—a word with an originally male meaning that is frequently used to refer to people who don’t consider themselves “guys”…

In my reporting I heard from several people who said that the word is particularly troubling for trans and gender-nonconforming people. “As a transgender woman, I consciously began trying to stop using guys some years ago,” says Brad Ward, a college counselor at a high school in Atherton, California. She added, “When I’m included with a group that is called guys, there’s some pain, since it takes me back to my male days in a way that I’d rather not go.”

FFS

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

More absurdity: Conor Daly’s Lilly sponsorship decals removed because of father’s use of racial slur in 1980s

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2018/08/24/eli-lilly-pulls-sponsorship-conor-daly-nascar-ride-road-america-racial-slur-derek-daly/1089814002/

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

Feel free to identify any way you please. The gender neutral (neutral is still a gender, right?) non-discriminating water bottle is on the left. The “we don’t care what gender you are” vodka bottle is on the right.

Lilly can go pound sand.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Sven and Paddy (and anyone else)!

Just got safely home from Orlando about 15 minutes ago.

FTR delivered a healthy boy child via C-section on Thursday and everyone’s doing well. (Although SackO’SugarK and I are exhausted from the drive and general insanity; glad to be back at CasaK. Time for a nap or three.)

Have read no news since Tuesday; I’ll work myself into a lather by getting caught-up.

Lilly can go pound sand.

It can also go fark itself; that’s insane commie-level shit.

BBL.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Welcome home, Fatwa and BrendaK! I’m glad everyone is doing well and that you both made it home safely.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Welcome home, guys. Glad the delivery went well and congrats.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Thanks, Paddy.

This sort o’ tickled me:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

A friend sent me a book last week: an autographed copy of Christopher Moore’s Noir. I’ve liked what I’ve read of Moore in the past: Fluke, Coyote Blue, A Dirty Job. Interesting and fun stories. Anyhow, there’s an author’s foreword in Noir which reads: “This story is set in 1947 America. The language and attitudes of the narrators and characters regarding race, culture, and gender are contemporary to that time and may be disturbing to some.”

Really? You really had to point that out to your readers? Is that what we’ve come to with fictional stories now, that they have to have trigger warnings lest someone be offended? Or there’s something else going on here: Moore isn’t afraid of offending “some”, he’s afraid of offending his core tribe -- Those That Are Always Offended by Something All the Time -- because his characters predate METOO, 53 genders, and gay marriage.

This pisses me off -- I’m not quite sure why it does, but it does.