Browsing: Political Correctness

‘Clarks has been accused of “everyday sexism” for a calling a girls’ school shoe “Dolly Babe”, while the boys’ equivalent is called “Leader”.

The girls’ shoes carry a heart-patterned insole, while the boys’ insoles are decorated with footballs.

The shoe manufacturer has removed the Dolly Babe from its website following “customer feedback” about the name.

“We are working hard to ensure our ranges reflect our gender-neutral ethos,” Clarks said.

“We apologise for any unintended offence caused.”

However, the girls’ shoe is still available online from retailers including Amazon and John Lewis and the Leader remains on sale.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, said the situation was unacceptable and “almost beyond belief” in 2017.’

Read more: Clarks in sexism row over Dolly Babe girls’ shoe

‘UK police are investigating incidents of “name calling between children” even as the country’s actual violent crime rate continues to surge.

According to Sgt. Peter Allan, whose Twitter bio describes him as a, “Sussex Hate Crime Sgt & Trans Equality Advocate,” police were recently called out to Burgess Hill, Sussex, to deal with a “transphobic” incident involving “Name calling between children.”

Asked, “Are you on the wind up? Name calling between children? I think you’re going a bit far with this now,” Allan responded, “Investigations don’t always lead to prosecutions. Education is really important, especially for young people. This was a non-crime.”

Investigations don’t always lead to prosecutions. Education is really important, especially for young people. This was a non-crime.
— Peter Allan (@SgtPeterAllan) August 10, 2017

“Then get to work & tackle some real crime you clown instead of getting involved in children’s name calling,” responded Tommy Robinson.’

Read more: UK Police Investigate ‘Name Calling Between Children’ as Violent Crime Surges

‘London council planners have told developers that a new block of flats must include a gay bar – and they will send inspectors to check it’s gay enough.

Tower Hamlets bosses will only let the site of closed gay bar the Joiners Arms be built on if the developers promise to include a pub that will ‘remain a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-focused venue for a minimum of 12 years’.

London’s culture at risk officer Ed Bayes will make sure the person running the bar is ‘sufficiently LGBT’.

Council chiefs issued the diktat because Tower Hamlets has lost seven of its 10 LGBT venues since 2006, as meet-up apps such as Grindr and Tinder replace nights out.’

Read more: London council planners insist a new block of flats must have a gay bar as a condition of the development – and they will send workers there to check it is ‘LGBT-friendly’ enough 

‘For generations, Scouts have sat cross-legged on the ground around the campfire to eat sausages and baked potatoes after a long day’s adventure.

But the troops enjoying an international jamboree in Kent this week are being banned from doing just that – in case it makes them ill.

The youngsters, whose motto is Be Prepared, have been told to sit on chairs instead. This is due to ‘health and hygiene’ advice, which warns Scouts and Guides not to eat while sitting on the grass because it is also used by animals.

Since last Saturday, more than 5,000 Scouts and Guides from around the world have been gathered for an International Jamboree, at the Detling county showground near Maidstone. But it is fair to say the founder of scouting, war hero Lord Baden-Powell, would have been unimpressed with their mollycoddling treatment.’

Read more: Be prepared… for elf ‘n’ safety! Scouts are banned from eating while sitting on the ground in case they get ill  

‘A Norwegian anti-immigration Facebook group has been left red-faced after they confused burka-clad Muslim women with bus seats.

Members of the ‘Fatherland first’ page were furious when a poster shared a photo of a bus and wrote: ‘what do people think about this?’

The confused Facebook user, and his fellow members, seemingly believed that the rows of black seats were actually Muslim women wearing veils – and soon a series of racial slurs were launched.

Many said the picture was ‘scary’, ‘tragic’ and even a sign of the ‘Islamification’ of Norway, reports the Local.

One poster said ‘It looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons.”

Read more: Norwegian anti-immigration group is left red-faced after confusing burka-clad Muslim women with picture of seats on a BUS

‘The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege.

Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.”

Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through accident of birth and it is “undeniable that privilege itself is a reality,” the student newspaper explains.

As with skin color and much else, Daily Iowan author Dan Williams argues, people have no control over how smart they are. Life is a huge cosmic lottery full of winners and losers.

Cognitive privilege is one of “many kinds of privilege besides white privilege.”’

Read more: Not Being Stupid Is ‘Cognitive Privilege’ Now, Which Is Just Like White Privilege

‘Adults will be able to choose their sex legally without the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria under government plans.

Men will be able to identify themselves as women – and women as men – and have their birth certificates change to record their new gender.

Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening said she wanted to cut the stigma faced by transpeople.

At present they have to provide evidence that they have been in transition for at least two years before they can apply to legally change their gender.

Reforms to help transgender people choose their legal sex, which include speeding up the bureaucratic process, will go out to consultation in the autumn.’

Read more: Choose your own gender WITHOUT seeing a doctor: Government to rip up rules on switching sex

A Toronto man who spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park says he has no regrets, despite the city’s insistence that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards.

Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbours fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont. Astl says his neighbours chipped in on the project, which only ended up costing $550 – a far cry from the $65,000-$150,000 price tag the city had estimated for the job.

Toronto bylaw officials have taped off these privately-built stairs in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont.

“I thought they were talking about an escalator,” Astl told CTV News Channel on Wednesday.’

Read more: Toronto man builds park stairs for $550, irking city after $65,000 estimate

‘The International Olympic Committee has suspended gender testing for the 2018 Olympic Games and perhaps permanently.

No such testing was conducted for the Rio Games last year either.

In July 2015, the Court of Arbitration for Sport put on hold a rule promulgated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the track-and-field governing body, that had established maximum testosterone levels for female competitors. Under the suspended rule, the maximum limit for women in internationally sanctioned athletic events was 10 nanomoles of testosterone per liter of blood. The CAS concluded more or less that the available data linking testosterone to enhanced female athletic performance needs more proof.’

Read more: The Olympics just abandoned all science, drops gender testing to allow MEN to compete as WOMEN in all events

‘In the latest chapter of libtard lunacy sweeping across America’s insane left-wing universities, a Stanford professor warns students against saying their homework was “easy” because it might trigger so-called “microaggressions” in other students who didn’t find it easy.

Yes, the brave new world of weak-minded, universally-offended college crybully snowflakes now includes being “triggered” by homework, which apparently is only assigned by racist, bigoted, intolerant white professors who don’t aren’t yet up to speed on the politically correct idea that students should never have to earn anything. In the new libtard Wonderland world, everything is given to you by someone else, and if you don’t get what you want, double down on the whining and claim to be “triggered” until they cave.’

Read more: Stanford professor: Students suffer ‘microaggressions’ when told homework might be easy