Keyword: speechcodes

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Hajj — Czech Style

    09/13/2016 7:27:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 13 Sep, 2016 | Xanthippa
    Humour is the best medicine. It is also the best weapon against bullies, totalitarians, or anyone who takes themselves too seriously. Perhaps that is why humour is one of the first things curtailed when freedom of speech is threatened. We have seen various comedians in the US lament how Political Correctness is preventing them from performing on college campuses. We have seen Canadian comedians fined thousands of dollars for telling a politically incorrect joke. We have seen German comedians charged and threatened with extradition to Turkey for authoring a humorous poem about Recep Erdoğan. We know we are not far...
  • Kim Jong-un bans sarcasm in North Korea fearing people will only agree with him 'ironically'

    09/08/2016 4:18:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un has banned sarcasm because he fears people only agree with him ironically, according to reports. Government officials were apparently warned they will "not be forgiven" if they are heard being sarcastic. Mass meetings were organised across the country to spread the word about the new order. “One state security official personally organised a meeting to alert local residents to potential ‘hostile actions’ by internal rebellious elements," Radio Free Asia's Korean Services quoted a source as saying. “The main point of the lecture was ‘keep your mouths shut’.” One of the banned phases is “this is all...
  • West Virginia University: Calling Someone The ‘Wrong’ Prounoun Is A Title IX Violation

    08/22/2016 11:24:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Referring to someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun is a violation of federal anti-discrimination law, according to West Virginia University’s Title IX office. Title IX, which was signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Among other things, Title IX forced college athletics programs to treat men’s and women’s programs the same, leading to a vast expansion in female NCAA athletics.
  • Public university warns against saying ‘you guys’

    08/12/2016 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 86 replies
    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center at the University of California Davis warns that some “words hurt” — including the expression “you guys.” That common phrase is among a list of “Words that Hurt” detailed on the public university’s website. The expression “hurts” because it “erases the identities of people who are in the room” and “generalizing a group of people to be masculine,” the website states. “Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others,” it adds. “Take time to educate yourself about language and histories of oppression.”
  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • How Should Conservatives Respond to the Disturbing Trend of Campus Censorship?

    06/07/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    .equalrightsinstitute. ^ | June 2, 2016 | Timothy Brahm
    We experienced an aggressive protest at UC Davis, but this is part of a disturbing, growing trend of censorship of conservative speech on college campuses. This is an extended version of an article from our last printed newsletter. Warning: This blog post includes strong language when directly quoting leftist protesters. On February 29th through March 1st at UC Davis, we faced our most aggressive, persistent, and unreasonable protest yet. As many of you know, our preferred way of doing outreach is to set up a simple poll table that asks questions like, “Should Abortion Remain Legal?” and provide options for...
  • 3rd Grader Kicked Out of School for Wearing Trump Hat

    06/06/2016 12:50:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Fighting For Trump ^ | 6/06/16 | TRUMP NATION
    Logan Autry, a nine-year-old from Fresno, California, is a big Donald Trump fan. However, his school is now blocking his right to wear a Trump hat. Autry was told by school officials his hat “brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him.” Autry’s hat is actually signed by the Republican candidate himself, so the hat is something cherished by Autry which he loves to wear a lot. He wore it to school three days in a row. On Friday before the weekend began, Autry was asked to leave school early because of the amount of “disturbances” being...
  • Third-Grader Banned From Wearing Donald Trump Hat to School

    06/03/2016 1:30:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 3, 2016 | Lindsey Ellefson
    A nine-year-old in Fresno, California, named Logan Autry was asked by school officials to remove his Donald Trump hat because it, in his words, “brings negative emotions to the other children who don’t like him.” The third-grader’s “Make America Great Again” hat is even autographed by the business mogul himself, so it makes sense that the child wore it three days in a row.
  • Facebook Signs EU Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote ‘Counter Narratives’

    06/01/2016 12:45:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 May 2016 | site too buggy to cut and paste names
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours. A press release from the Commission this morning claims the new initiative has been set up “to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”. The move has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, and digital freedom groups have already pulled out of any further...
  • FULL TEXT: The EU And Facebook’s ‘Code Of Conduct’ Policing Free Speech

    05/31/2016 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/31/16 | Raheem Kassam
    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have “signed up” to a new European Union (EU) “Code of Conduct”, pledging to help censor and “criminalise” perceived “illegal online hate speech” and “promot[e] independent counter-narratives” that the EU favors. The Code, which has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, is reproduced in full below by Breitbart London for the benefit of our readers. Facebook, Microsoft [Microsoft-hosted consumer services, as relevant], Twitter and YouTube (hereinafter “the IT Companies”) – also involved in the EU Internet Forum – share, together with other platforms and social media companies, a collective responsibility and pride in...
  • Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote [tr]

    05/31/2016 6:29:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016 | Liam Duncan and Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours.
  • Gay Student Told to Change Pro-LGBT Shirt (Texas)

    05/25/2016 4:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KCEN-TV | May 24, 2016 | Stephen Adams, MMJ/Producer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kcentv.com/story/32055993/gay-student-told-to-change-pro-lgbt-shirt
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Emory University students scared by 'Trump 2016' chalk signs

    03/23/2016 4:27:47 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 66 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mar 23rd 2016
    Emory University president says students are scared and 'in pain' after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' in chalk on campus - President Jim Wagner said students viewed graffiti as intimidating - Officials arranged a meeting for those offended to address concerns - University organizations also offered counselling to those affected - But some commentators have told the students to grow up - Republican frontrunner won the Georgia primary earlier this month The president of Emory University has spoken to demonstrators who said they were frightened after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' in chalk around campus. Students at the Atlanta school, which has...
  • Emory University Erupts In Protests After Someone Writes "Trump 2016" In Sidewalk Chalk

    03/22/2016 3:44:21 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 90 replies
    Barstool Sports ^ | 3/22/2016 | Kmarko
    Hey, I am a student at Emory and yesterday, March 21st, someone had written Trump in chalk hundreds of times on campus. Some people apparently were OFFENDED that someone wrote Trump 2016 in CHALK so these 50 people were protesting in the DUC…absolutely ridiculous. Today the president sent this email. Really hoped shit like this wouldn’t happen here but this is why nobody respects college students I guess. *snip* Dear Emory Community,Yesterday I received a visit from 40 to 50 student protesters upset by the unexpected chalkings on campus sidewalks and some buildings yesterday morning, in this case referencing Donald...
  • How Political Correctness Limits the Free Exchange of Ideas on Campus (THE SAAD TRUTH_129)

    Published on Feb 2, 2016 I cover the language police, the rejection of intellectual diversity, identity politics, micro-aggressions, trigger warnings, safe spaces, cultural appropriation, among other topics. This is a recording of an invited lecture organized by the Institute for Liberal Studies and hosted at the University of Ottawa. Credits: Shot and edited by Colin Snelson (www.youtube.com/csptech) AC: Kevin Saunders Notes: 1) Typos and other possible errors in the transcription of questions and comments in the Q&A portion of the clip do not originate from me! 2) The original Q&A period contained a greater number of questions and audience statements...
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Triumph the Insult Dog Visits College to Invade Students’ Safe Spaces (Univ of NH)

    02/09/2016 3:27:35 PM PST · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/9/2016 | Alex Griswold
    [snip] Needless to say, the irascible puppet was veeeeery problematic. "What do you identify as, besides pretentious?" he asked one male student. After a female student explained what a "trigger warning" was, he began to speak about her in a very sexual manner, clearly angering her. One female student was quizzed on what "mansplaining" meant. But after she was done explaining, Triumph went to a male student, saying he could probably explain it better. To close the video out, Triumph brought in a flamboyantly gay African-American man into the room. Once the man was gone, he asked the students to...
  • The American Ivory Curtain

    12/08/2015 7:54:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 6, 2015 | William Barclay Allen
    I don't know how much time you have spent on university campuses. I have spent my whole life in academia and I can tell you I have witnessed the deterioration over the course of time. It is no longer to be assumed that freedom of speech prevails on a university campus. Instead, there are codes of speech. I would say codes of conduct except that the conduct that is most restricted is speech on our campuses and it is not because the speech is of the outrageously obscene variety which we might be perhaps sympathetic trying to control. After all,...
  • AMAZING: Comedian Hilariously Sums Up How Political Correctness Is Strangling Our Country

    11/22/2015 5:49:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | November 9, 2015 | Neel Kolhatkar
    Comedian Neel Kolhatkar's video titled "Modern Educayshun" pins the nail on the head in his video on everything that's wrong with education, entitlement and social justice movements in America. This video is a must see for anyone who thinks too many Americans are drinking the self-righteous Kool-Aid infecting our college campuses.
  • Alan Dershowitz Goes Off on PC College Culture: ‘the Fog of Fascism Is Descending’

    11/12/2015 6:45:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Fox News via Mediaite ^ | November 12th, 2015 | Fox News via J.D. Durkin
    On the opening segment of Thursday night’s Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, author and professor Alan Dershowitz took to task the political correctness culture that has pervaded American college campuses.On the heels of continuing developments from the University of Missouri — where the student Vice President today argued that the First Amendment incites a “hostile and unsafe learning environment” — Dershowitz admitted, “we’re seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend on many college campuses.”“It was the students at universities that first started burning books… they don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses,” Dershowitz admitted.WATCH VIDEO Dershowitz dug in, noting...
  • SJW Drivel Being Taught At WSU

    08/30/2015 12:34:45 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Augist 29, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.” The punishment for repeatedly using the banned words, Breikss warns, includes “but [is] not limited to removal from the class without attendance or participation points, failure of the assignment, and— in extreme cases— failure for...
  • Sigma Nu frat at Old Dominion suspended for offensive banners

    08/25/2015 9:09:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    Just before the new semester kicked off at Old Dominion University, some un-"welcome" signs have resulted in a fraternity's suspension. Parents bringing their freshmen students to move-in at the Norfolk, Virginia, campus and community last week might have glimpsed these banners hanging from the balcony of a private home. "Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," read one of the signs, which was spray-painted on a sheet. "Freshman daughter drop off," and "Go ahead and drop off mom too," were messages displayed on two other sheets, CNN affiliate WTKR reported. Members of the Sigma...
  • Academic Fascism II: Exposing the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

    08/21/2015 7:15:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2015 | Walter Williams
    Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let's expose some of it. Christina Hoff Sommers is an avowed feminist and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She's spent a lifetime visiting college campuses. Recently, upon her arrival at Oberlin College, Georgetown University and other campuses,...
  • ‘American’ deemed a ‘problematic’ word by University of New Hampshire

    07/30/2015 8:42:09 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire includes “American” in a list of “problematic” words. “American”joins “illegal alien,” “mothering,” “fathering,” and a collection of other words that are frowned upon by the university, education watchdog Campus Reform reported Tuesday.
  • Diversity Dictators on Campus

    06/30/2015 8:38:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently university administrators no longer read George Orwell because they don’t seem to recognize how Orwellian their policies are. “Speech codes are almost never identified as such by the many colleges and universities that impose and enforce them. Instead, speech codes come in many forms, often with innocuous–sounding titles: ‘free speech zone’ policies that limit student or faculty expression to small, remote areas of campus; email policies that ban ‘offensive’ communication; civility policies that mandate politeness on pain of punishment; and—most commonly—overbroad, vague harassment policies that rely on subjective, amorphous definitions and thus restrict vast swaths of protected speech,” Greg...
  • The University of California’s Insane Speech Police

    06/23/2015 8:44:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | Robby Soave
    Fifty years after the birth of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley, officials across the UC system are encouraging faculty and students to purge mundane, potentially offensive words and phrases from their vocabularies. Administrators want members of campus to avoid the use of racist and sexist statements, though their notions about what kinds of statements qualify are completely bonkers. “America is a melting pot,” “Why are you so quiet?” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” are all phrases that should raise red flags, according to the UC speech police. Requests for...
  • The Left Continues to Devour Itself: Liberal Prof. says he's terrified of his own students

    06/04/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    “Liberal Professor: My Liberal Students Terrify Me” — so naturally, he goes to Vox.com, the home of Matt “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do” Yglesias and Ezra “Not everything the Nazis touched was bad” Klein to spill his worst fears. In response, Ace of Spades writes, if a leftwing professor is feeling terrified by his fellow leftists still in the larva stage, “Then all is right. Terror is virtue, Robspierre said. It is through terror that we compel virtue”: I say it’s sort of worth reading because the writer is such a...
  • Naked Consent: Why Personal Speech Codes Won’t Curb a Social Problem Like Sexual Assault

    09/08/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | September 8, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    Speech codes won’t fix what ails a relationship marketplace that aggravates—rather than relieves—the risk of sexual violence. California’s proposed law will simply multiply accusations, legal proceedings, and judicial headaches.President Obama is right. Our nation has a problem with sexual assault. The Relationships in America survey project, a large national data collection effort I oversaw earlier this year, suggests that the president’s “20 percent” figure on college sexual assault is not far off. When I limited my analyses to those women no older than age 25 who’ve already earned a college degree, I learned that 19 percent of them report having...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner: College kids not ‘developed’ enough for free speech

    08/05/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 5, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner claims campus speech codes need to be tightened as college students are still “developing” and cannot yet handle certain information. Speaking during a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) briefing on sexual harassment law in education, Democrat Michael Yaki likened restricting free speech on college campuses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision to ban the death penalty for minors. During the briefing, Yaki said hostile environments on college campuses can occur from fraternities holding “slave auction[s]” or celebrating Latino culture by “making everyone dress as janitors and mop floors.” “Certain factors in how the...
  • 5 Truths You're Not Allowed To Say About Gays In America

    06/10/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    It's hard to have an honest conversation about gay issues because liberals treat anything other than outright celebration of all things gay as "hate." That doesn't leave people much room to discuss a complicated issue that involves real human beings who often have to deal with a lot of challenges because of their sexual orientation. If you're a compassionate person, you have to feel some sympathy when you talk to people who are closeted because they're afraid that their relatives won't accept them or someone who feels isolated and alone because his sexual orientation makes it impossible for him to...
  • Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next

    06/03/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/03/2014
    The league has never kicked out someone for speech before, but the era of smartphones and political correctness may change that. With the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise from Shelly Sterling to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer apparently on the league’s fast track, there really needs to be an assessment of what exactly happened to Donald Sterling and why he was banned from the National Basketball Association after a privately recorded conversation which was filled with racist and sexist remarks ended up on TMZ. How the tape ended up with Harvey Levin is being investigated by the Los...
  • Don Jones fined, suspended by the Dolphins in wake of tweets critical of Michael Sam

    05/12/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 94 replies
    nj.com ^ | 5/12/2014 | AJ Perez
    Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amound and suspended form team activities in the wake of two tweets Jones sent out that were critical of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • Belgium’s ban on sexist insults

    03/16/2014 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/14 | Paul Donnelley
    Under new laws it will be against the law to mock a stay-at-home father or a woman in sexy clothes Legal protections will help men but are mainly for women# Generic comments will be allowed but not those aimed at an individual. Mocking a stay-at-home father or insulting a woman for wearing revealing clothes will be illegal in Belgium under sexism laws unveiled yesterday. Sexist comments in the office, on the street or online will be punishable by courts in what is thought to be the first legislation of its type. Equality minister Joelle Milquet said shaming a man for...
  • NFL Proposes N-Word Penalty

    02/24/2014 1:21:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you heard about this? The NFL wants to penalize the use of the N-word -- 15 yards -- when used by the players on the field during the game. It'll be a 15-yard penalty for use of the N-word in a league populated by 75% African-Americans. Seventy-five percent of the players are African-American. Therefore, 75% statistically of the use of the word would be by black players. Fifteen-yard penalty. Now, there's a bunch of ways of looking at that. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Anyway, the N-word. The NFL wants to now police the speech that occurs by players on...
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    espn ^ | 2/22/14
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • NFL could introduce 15-yard penalty for racial slur: Report

    02/22/2014 6:46:11 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 157 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | QMI AGENCY
    The NFL could be set for a radical rule change. The new penalty, which will be automatic 15-yards if a player uses the N-word, is set to be introduced during the league’s owner’s meetings in March, according to a CBS Sports report. John Wooten, who heads up the Fritz Pollard Alliance which pays attention to diversity in the NFL, says he expects the NFL’s competition committee to suggest creating a rule penalizing players who use the N-word. The rule would also include the potential for players to get ejected from the game, if they use the word a second time....
  • UC BERKELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT BANS TERM ‘ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT’

    11/08/2013 3:28:24 PM PST · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    The College FIx ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.” The “resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign” was approved 18 to 0 with one abstention on Oct. 30, according to a copy of the meeting’s minutes obtained by The College Fix. Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that...
  • Seattle Bans Words 'Citizen' and 'Brown Bag'

    08/02/2013 12:55:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4:55PM BST 02 Aug 2013 | By Alasdair Baverstock
    A memo which was circulated within local government in Washington state, before being leaked to local TV station KOMO News, advised state workers that they should refrain from using such phrases in official business. According to the memo, the word ‘citizen’ is offensive to those Seattlelites who are residents in the city, but not US citizens. The phrase ‘brown bag’ is offensive for its having been used as a verb during racial segregation in the United States. When deciding whether or not a black person was light-skinned enough to enter a private residence, servants would ‘brown bag’ them: using a...
  • Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Barferoo Alert!)

    08/02/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2013 | Fox News Staff
    Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle)

    08/02/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 51 replies
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag." According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a...
  • Oh My: The Three Golliwogs

    08/14/2011 12:44:52 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 22 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 14 August, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    (See Politically Incorrect Image Above.) Introducing, The Three Golliwogs by Enid Blyton. I suspect she’d have a wee bit of trouble finding a mainstream publisher today.
  • Federal Speech Codes

    06/30/2011 12:51:28 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The federal government is poised to adopt or at least preside over something politically correct college administrators have yet to achieve—national speech codes. A recent dear colleague letter from the U. S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) set the tone. The letter orders college presidents to ignore normal due process when sexual harassment is at issue. Moreover, the letter, from the current Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at DOE, Russlynn Ali pretty much orders schools to conduct “in conjunction with student leaders, a school or campus ‘climate check’ to assess the effectiveness of efforts to ensure that...