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  • Preschool Bans Use of Words 'Him' and 'Her' (Sweden)

    06/27/2011 3:14:04 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 23 replies
    Associated Press - KDVR News ^ | June 26, 2011 | JENNY SOFFEL
    <p>STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.</p> <p>From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes.</p>
  • 'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say

    04/28/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4-29 | Fiona MacRae
    'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say Fiona MacRae From: Herald Sun April 29, 2011 12:00AM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these? Academics say that rather than being a term of endearment, "pets" is an insult to the animals concerned and their owners, who should be known as "human carers". Source: Herald Sun IN a statement that gives a whole new meaning to animal rights, leading academics have called for pets to be renamed "companion animals". They say that rather than being a term of...
  • 'Ba Ba Black Sheep' Called Racist

    02/28/2011 6:51:22 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 28 2011
    Black sheep are on the endangered species list as some children in north Queensland learn to sing Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. The English nursery rhyme may have survived for 200-plus years but political correctness could finally put it out to pasture. Some schools in Britain have banned the song for being racist, but Pelicans Innisfail Child Care allows children to sing about black sheep or rainbow sheep.
  • Coach scrutinized for introductory quotes (Gay Rights Activists Question Motive for Comments)

    04/26/2010 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Help! · 22 replies · 778+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | April 25, 2010 | David Briggs
    Robin Pingeton has yet to so much as run a practice as Missouri’s new women’s basketball coach...Some gay and lesbian advocacy groups have openly criticized Pingeton because of comments she made during her introductory press conference.... Pingeton called herself “a Christian who happens to be a coach” and highlighted the theme of family. “This is something very unique for Division I women’s basketball — a staff where the entire staff is married with kids,” she said. “Family is important to us, and we live it every day.” ....Carroll, sports project director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, told Inside...
  • UK Govt’ to Impose “Hate Registers” for British Children who Make Gay Comments

    03/06/2010 6:22:00 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 951+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 6, 2010 | Hilary White
    LONDON, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s “surveillance culture” is about to take a step forward with the introduction of “hate registers” for children who use anti-homosexual epithets in and out of school. Late last year, Schools minister Vernon Coaker said that as of September 2010 all schools will be legally required to report all “hate incidents” no matter how small, and keep records on offending children. Serious cases were to be reported to local councils. At the time, the homosexualist group Stonewall welcomed the “proposed duty for schools to record and report all incidents of homophobic bullying.”“Schools will need...
  • Will Chief Illiniwek Dance Again?

    02/01/2010 11:08:25 AM PST · by AJKauf · 10 replies · 545+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 1 | Robert Shibley
    While America’s legislators and business leaders desperately search for a way out of political impasses and economic travails, what, you may ask, are those who lead our colleges and universities working on? Reducing the ever-increasing inflation of tuition? Safety from campus crime? Ensuring academic success? One certainly hopes so. But last fall, at the University of Illinois’ flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign, high-level administrators and professors were spending time worrying about a different vital issue: how to stop their students from promoting Illinois’ banned mascot....
  • Spectre of 'greenism' in the UK workplace...(greenism is a protected class now)

    11/04/2009 10:38:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 572+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/2009 | Rowena Mason
    We’ve had it with sexism, racism, religious prejudice – all now considered utterly unacceptable in the workplace. Will employees across UK Plc now have to start watching their tongues in case they are guilty of greenism? After yesterday’s legal landmark ruling, “a belief in man-made climate change … is capable, if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief” akin to religion. This judgment means a company must not discriminate against someone because of their deeply-held environmental convictions. So no more jokes about the office hippy at the sustainable water-cooler then. It has all come about because Tim Nicholson, 42, of...
  • Euro Chiefs Ban 'Miss' and 'Mrs'

    03/15/2009 9:40:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,279+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 15, 2009
    Euro chiefs ban 'Miss' and 'Mrs' The European Parliament has banned the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they offend female MEPs. By Simon Johnson 15 Mar 2009 The politically correct rules also mean a ban on Continental titles, such as Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita. Guidance issued in a new 'Gender-Neutral Language' pamphlet instead orders politicians to address female members by their full name only. Officials have also ordered that 'sportsmen' be called 'athletes', 'statesmen' be referred to as 'political leaders' and even that 'synthetic' or 'artificial' be used instead of 'man-made'. The guidance...
  • PC Campus: Academia’s Top 10 Abuses of 2008

    12/24/2008 7:02:12 AM PST · by rhema · 21 replies · 1,463+ views
    Young America’s Foundation ^ | December 2008 | Jason Mattera
    Banned conservative speakers, stolen votes, assaults on religious liberty, gay English classes, and forbidden Thanksgiving & Christmas celebrations Political correctness ran amuck in our nation’s school system this past year, and Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled our “best of the worst” academic abuses for 2008. From “free speech zones” to transgendered speakers at military academies, the following list may make you both laugh and cry in the same breath. That probably isn’t too surprising, however, since we are talking about academia after all… 1. The free speech “zone.” A student at Yuba College in California was sent an...
  • Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Christian Words

    12/18/2008 6:01:50 AM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 15 replies · 993+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Thu, Dec. 11 2008 | Elena Garcia
    The latest edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary has dropped many words associated with Christianity and British history that were found in earlier versions. Christian-related words like "bishop," "chapel," "disciple," "minister," "sin," and "devil," have been replaced by words like "blog," "biodegradable," "MP3 player," "democratic," and "celebrity," in the 2007 edition of the popular children's dictionary in the United Kingdom. Although the newest version of the dictionary was released last year, the removal of words went largely unnoticed until Lisa Saunders, a mother of four from Northern Ireland, pointed them out. She first realized the omission of words during a...
  • Brits to Change Name of Historic Building not to Offend Muslims

    11/22/2008 12:34:25 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 24 replies · 743+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Nov. 22nd 2008 | Christopher Logan
    It seems that each week the politically correct of the United Kingdom keep on finding new ways to bow down to Islam. (Thankfully not all Brits are pc) This time they are planning on changing the name of an historic building which was called Saracen's Head out of fear of offending the Muslim community. The building has been owned by the Church since 1930 and in 2004 a Reverend Morris said that the name was offensive to Muslims.
  • Councils ban Latin words because they are 'elitist and discriminatory' and confuse immigrants (UK)

    11/03/2008 6:08:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 27 replies · 530+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11-03-08 | Emily Andrews
    Classics scholars have accused councils of 'ethnic cleansing' after they banned staff from using Latin words. The local authorities claim the terms are elitist and discriminatory, and have ordered employees to use often-wordier alternatives in documents or when speaking to the public. Bournemouth Council, which has the Latin motto Pulchritudo et Salubritas - beauty and health - has listed 19 terms it no longer considers acceptable for use......
  • 'Christ' Taken Out Of Christmas Festival [BARF Alert!]

    11/28/2007 3:22:36 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 23 replies · 123+ views
    WNEM ^ | 11/28/07
    SAGINAW, Mich. -- Tightening budgets have forced Mt. Pleasant to take Christ out of their Christmas.The traditional Dickens Christmas Festival has been re-named the Dickens Holiday Festival so the city can advertise in local schools.In order to get more bang for their buck out of a thinning advertisement budget, the organization wants to put fliers in schools. For that to happen, the word “Christmas” had to be removed.Downtown Development Coordinator Michelle Sponseller said many people are unhappy with the change. “We changed the name this year for the schools because we wanted to advertise in the school brochures and the...
  • Great Britain: School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-Cola

    11/21/2007 8:59:43 AM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2007
    School bans Santa from wearing red - because it reminds pupils of Coca-ColaLast updated at 16:37pm on 21st November 2007Santa Claus is being forced to wear a green suit when visiting a school this year, after teachers decided the traditional red outfit would remind pupils of Coca-Cola.  Education chiefs have also banned the annual Christmas grotto - favouring an eastern European version of the festive season instead. Staff at the Steiner School in Brighton, East Sussex, claim the red-suited Santa is a symbol of "modern commercialism" and reminds children of Coca-Cola adverts. Scroll down for more... Father Christmas and...
  • Police investigate ham incident at school

    04/19/2007 11:28:56 AM PDT · by mad_madniac · 39 replies · 1,177+ views
    Boston.com ^ | April 19, 2007 | AP
    LEWISTON, Maine --Police are investigating as a possible hate crime an incident in which a ham steak was placed in a bag on a lunch table where a group of Somali students were sitting.
  • Great Britain: Fury over 'PC' Guy Fawkes ban (Political Correctness changes ancient tradition)

    11/02/2006 7:28:38 PM PST · by Stoat · 38 replies · 2,328+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 2, 2006 | VINCE SOODIN
       Ban ... on Guy Fawkes Fury over 'PC' Guy Fawkes ban By VINCE SOODINNovember 02, 2006           FURY erupted today after Guy Fawkes night was banned by “politically correct” council chiefs and replaced by a Bengali folk tale.  Tower Hamlets Council in east London has chosen an “alternative theme” for fireworks night - traditionally based on the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.Instead council bosses have shelled out £75,000 on a fireworks display based on a Bengali tale called Emperor and the Tiger.Sunday’s display at Hackney's Victoria Park is expected to attract 20,000 but...
  • 'Islamic terrorism' is too emotive a phrase, says EU

    04/11/2006 10:39:42 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 63 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 12, 2006 | David Rennie
    European governments should shun the phrase "Islamic terrorism" in favour of "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam", say guidelines from EU officials.Backed by diplomats and civil servants from the 25 EU members, the officials are drafting a "non-emotive lexicon for discussing radicalisation" to be submitted to Tony Blair and other leaders in June. The Brussels officials hope the new lexicon, which would not be legally binding, would be adopted by governments and other EU institutions, such as the European Commission and European Parliament. An EU official said: "The basic idea behind it is to avoid the use of improper words that...
  • Nursery opts for 'rainbow' sheep (Baa-Baa Black Sheep deemed racially insesitive for pre-schoolers)

    03/08/2006 8:53:31 AM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 881+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wed, Mar 8, 2006
    Pre-school children attending two nurseries in Oxfordshire are being taught a new version of Baa Baa Black Sheep - Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. Critics say altering the words of the traditional nursery rhyme is an example of political correctness gone too far. But the charity running the nurseries, Parents and Children Together (Pact), said the move was educational, not motivated by racial concerns. Pact said children were encouraged to use a wide range of words in songs. Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full; One for the master, And one for the...
  • Wedding painting 'too hetero' for homosexuals

    11/14/2005 7:11:37 AM PST · by A. Pole · 116 replies · 3,129+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 13, 2005
    Couples looking to tie the knot in Liverpool, England, no longer have an image of a traditional marriage overseeing their wedding, as the painting has been deemed potentially offensive to homosexual couples. This portrait of a bride and groom was removed from the Liverpool Wedding Registrar's office, as it was ruled potentially offensive to same-sex couples [...] The old paintings have been replaced with portraits of Victorian landscapes. [...]
  • NCAA rejects Illinois' appeal of mascot ban

    11/12/2005 8:31:38 AM PST · by kingattax · 22 replies · 621+ views
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois lost its appeal of the ban on the university mascot Friday and will remain on a list of schools prohibited from hosting NCAA postseason events after February. The NCAA will allow Illinois to keep its "Illini" and "Fighting Illini" nicknames. The university contended those nicknames derived from the name of the state. The governing body, however, said Chief Illiniwek remains a "hostile and abusive" image of American Indians. The mascot is a student dressed in buckskins and headdress who dances at halftimes of home football, basketball and volleyball games. The tradition began in 1926. The NCAA...
  • Fighting is for men ("Feminists perceive the military as simply one more...social institution...")

    11/09/2005 8:38:12 AM PST · by GMMAC · 113 replies · 2,448+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, November 09, 2005 | Barbara Kay
    Fighting is for men Barbara Kay National Post Wednesday, November 09, 2005 As soon as Remembrance Day lapel poppies make their annual appearance, wars, old and new, occupy my thoughts. I am especially keen to see the film Jarhead, which tells the story of a U.S. Marine who fought in the first Gulf War. By all accounts, Jarhead follows on other classics of the war-movie genre by answering the timeless question of why young males are willing to face torturous training, brutal hazing, long-term celibacy, excruciating tedium, dust, mud and the risk of death (or worse) in war. Jarhead...
  • The Elderly Man and the Sea? Test Sanitizes Literary Texts

    06/04/2002 7:30:48 AM PDT · by tdadams · 13 replies · 349+ views
    AP via New York Times ^ | June 2, 2002 | N. R. KLEINFIELD
    At first, Jeanne Heifetz thought she had merely tripped over one of those quirks that occasionally worm their way into standardized tests. Words were missing from a book excerpt she was familiar with on a Regents English exam. But when she discovered a second extensively altered excerpt, she began to wonder, "If there were two, could there be more?" Was something sinister afoot? So, driven by curiosity and her antipathy to the exams, she rounded up a batch of recent Regents tests, which New York State requires public high school students to take to graduate, and started double-checking the excerpts...