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To all the oldies on EF, the whole 'cis white male' thing is a part of the new PC culture that is infiltrating alot of Western educational institutions.
A big part of the logic is that straight white males are pretty much the worst thing in the world.
Fun fact - This culture is contributing immensely to the growing polarization of political and cultural opinions (it made me become a rightie!)

A bunch of Aussies made a video making fun on this culture which explains it quite well:
'Modern Educayshun'
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:06
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I don't think it's the language skill, it's whether you got it in you too.
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Viewing "sarcastic ability" as an innate quality leads to very dangerous and bigoted ways of thinking
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:07
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Identity politics = divide and rule.

The uprising of the proletariat has been effectively declawed, and all in the name of socialism.

Result!
I'm not smart enough to understand this. Time for a Sunday afternoon glass of vino methinks.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:10
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(it made me become a rightie!)

Aka "Literally Hitler"
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:11
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To all the oldies on EF, the whole 'cis white male' thing is a part of the new PC culture that is infiltrating alot of Western educational institutions.
A big part of the logic is that straight white males are pretty much the worst thing in the world.
Fun fact - This culture is contributing immensely to the growing polarization of political and cultural opinions (it made me become a rightie!)

A bunch of Aussies made a video making fun on this culture which explains it quite well:
'Modern Educayshun'
Yeah, but most of this crap just exists in the minds of the media. Someone in a school mentions something about the terms "he" and "she" as being a bit passé and suddenly every rent-an-outrage is foaming at the mouth to lament the "PC and leftie" culture ruining their perfectly perfect world.

In real life, and away from the money grabbing grubby tabloids it's just boring business as usual.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:16
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To all the oldies on EF, the whole 'cis white male' thing is a part of the new PC culture that is infiltrating alot of Western educational institutions.
A big part of the logic is that straight white males are pretty much the worst thing in the world.
Fun fact - This culture is contributing immensely to the growing polarization of political and cultural opinions (it made me become a rightie!)

A bunch of Aussies made a video making fun on this culture which explains it quite well:
'Modern Educayshun'
Super. But to comment that with "it made me become a rightie!" is equaly ridiculous, imo.

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Viewing "sarcastic ability" as an innate quality leads to very dangerous and bigoted ways of thinking
I don't think it's innate. You develop it during live .... or you don't. Neither is good or bad.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:17
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Yeah, but most of this crap just exists in the minds of the media. Someone in a school mentions something about the terms "he" and "she" as being a bit passé and suddenly every rent-an-outrage is foaming at the mouth to lament the "PC and leftie" culture ruining their perfectly perfect world.

In real life, and away from the money grabbing grubby tabloids it's just boring business as usual.
Is it really though?

If you've taken the time to write the article, do you honestly believe that if the situation were reversed and a white person had tweeted 'Kill all Black Men' they would still keep their job? Why is that?
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:26
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Is it really though?

If you've taken the time to write the article, do you honestly believe that if the situation were reversed and a white person had tweeted 'Kill all Black Men' they would still keep their job? Why is that?
But you are doing exactly what the papers are doing. Inventing non-existent scenarios based on a story which centres around this person's "claims". Nobody knows what went on for real, do they - apart from those directly involved. Did she just go through a disciplinary procedure, same as any employee of any particular gender or ethnic background would go through? Was she suspended? Were the tweets taken out of context?

She could have a note in her file or a written warning and next time she acts like an arrogant gobshite she'll be fired. Same as any of the employees.

Yes, her tweets as they were reported in the paper were pretty shitty but the papers have a knack of picking and choosing to sell copy and keep their shareholders pockets full and happy.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:26
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I think now I have a language problem .... sounds good though ....

I suppose I could have tried to express the idea in more common language. How about "An arsehole can tell you what the problem is with absolutely everything except for one core problem: the only problem that an arsehole is incapable of recognising is the fact that he is an arsehole."?

You can pick on me for using my earlier description if you so desire.
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It's something that remains limited to the humanities sections of anglo-saxon universities imho. The media pick up on it because seeing extremists fight is always fun.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:48
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I suppose I could have tried to express the idea in more common language. How about "An arsehole can tell you what the problem is with absolutely everything except for one core problem: the only problem that an arsehole is incapable of recognising is the fact that he is an arsehole."?

You can pick on me for using my earlier description if you so desire.
Naaa, my language problem seems to persist ..... never mind.
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:55
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I'm not smart enough to understand this. Time for a Sunday afternoon glass of vino methinks.
Agree. Which is this "other forum" where we can bitch about people parking ginormous caravans?
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Old 08.01.2017, 17:57
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Agree. Which is this "other forum" where we can bitch about people parking ginormous caravans?
Interested as well

And can share the vino, need to catch an early flight tomorrow...
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Just been reading another forum where someone has had complaints about parking his ginormous caravan outside the building taking up public parking spaces. refuses to believe the caravan is an issue...
He should have painted it pink. Then it would have been a little camper.
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Old 08.01.2017, 18:50
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But you are doing exactly what the papers are doing. Inventing non-existent scenarios based on a story which centres around this person's "claims". Nobody knows what went on for real, do they - apart from those directly involved. Did she just go through a disciplinary procedure, same as any employee of any particular gender or ethnic background would go through? Was she suspended? Were the tweets taken out of context?

She could have a note in her file or a written warning and next time she acts like an arrogant gobshite she'll be fired. Same as any of the employees.

Yes, her tweets as they were reported in the paper were pretty shitty but the papers have a knack of picking and choosing to sell copy and keep their shareholders pockets full and happy.
That was just one example but there are others. Like this Drexel University professor who tweeted that he wished for a white genocide – yet he was able to keep his job.

Do you honestly believe if somebody called for a black genocide (even as some sort of tasteless joke) they would have any chance of keeping their job as a professor?
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Had to google cis-white males
It's like Cisalpin, literally, on our side (in this case, of the Alps, of white males?)

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Facebook group ... Caravanners UK. I didn't comment as I was busy thinking now that's something the EFfers should debate on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Pass the wine here please

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Agree. Which is this "other forum" where we can bitch about people parking ginormous caravans?
"That which cannot be named!".

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I'm gay!

Unfortunately I haven't really learned how to play the victim card yet.

But I'm working on it!
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But I'm working on it!
Just stay around and people will tell you how to do it
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