Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus



  • @baron-silas-greenback said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:

    After writing that comment I was going to follow up by wondering how long before 'Dad jokes' were considered sexist...

    To late.. already happened.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2016/06/17/against-dad-jokes/?utm_term=.27f92d614c3f

    I'm sure "mum jokes" would be a popular term if they were actually funny.



  • unsure if this has been mentioned in here given article is a couple of weeks old but they were discussing it on Breakfast the other morning.

    The world we live in is pretty well fucked.

    Given this is pandering to such a small % of people, maybe they could ask people what they want?

    Would you like us to specify male/female on your baby's birth cert, or would you like us to put Neutral or Yet to be determined?

    My guess is 99% of people would say to put whatever the actual sex of the child is.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/tasmania-to-be-first-aussie-state-to-remove-gender-on-birth-certificate/news-story/ec605df2b3d1384a7cff33e9c0db7f87



  • @taniwharugby said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:

    unsure if this has been mentioned in here given article is a couple of weeks old but they were discussing it on Breakfast the other morning.

    The world we live in is pretty well fucked.

    Given this is pandering to such a small % of people, maybe they could ask people what they want?

    Would you like us to specify male/female on your baby's birth cert, or would you like us to put Neutral or Yet to be determined?

    My guess is 99% of people would say to put whatever the actual sex of the child is.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/tasmania-to-be-first-aussie-state-to-remove-gender-on-birth-certificate/news-story/ec605df2b3d1384a7cff33e9c0db7f87

    It was discussed , recessive genetics due to rampant inbreeding has caused a massive upsurge in hermaphroditism. Quite understandable they’d take that approach given the circumstances.



  • @taniwharugby agree it's ridiculous, I put my thoughts about it in the Aussie Politics thread.



  • @no-quarter ha I steer clear of most of the other politics thread bar the NZ one.



  • @taniwharugby hah, fair enough. For what it's worth this is what I said at the time:

    @no-quarter said in Aussie Politics:

    @Rembrandt the gender stuff is just getting so stupid, when it's so simple.

    When a baby is born, check genitalia and document its gender. Because for more than 99% of people that is accurate.

    If child experiences gender dysphoria then support it through that, as absolutely all studies to date suggest it is very likely just gay and will settle into its body just fine.

    If gender dysphoria continues into adulthood, they can then begin to think about transitioning to the other gender if they believe that will benefit them.

    There. Done. The whole thing explained in three simple sentences. This is not fucking rocket science, yet officials either can't seem to get their heads around it or are so caught up in virtue signalling they don't care.

    This type of thing highlights just how pernicious the radical left wing ideology is.

    I'm really sick of radical lefties having so much sway on matters like this. Despite what they say, gender actually does matter - particularly when it comes to the law - so they can shove their whole "gender is just a social construct" up their asses because that idea is just flat out wrong.



  • @no-quarter the chick (previously dude) they had talking about it in NZ, was surprisingly not pushing for the same change in NZ on birth certs, was just more happy for Tasmania doing it given thier stance on these kinds of issues.

    The thing that I do struggle with, is the chick (dude) was married to a chick...so, she (he) likes girls, but not as a boy, and her (his) partner, likes girls, or boys... so confusing! haha



  • This is the way movies are reviewed now:

    The Front Runner
    50
    The A.V. Club - Mike D'Angelo
    Nov 6, 2018
    It’s a feature-length whine of frustrated entitlement. A movie less suited to its cultural moment would be hard to imagine.



  • A Dutch court are considering whether to let a guy officially change his age.

    I love that.

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  • The comments are just brutal and hilarious





  • Probably my favourite comedian at the moment.



  • Holy shit, that takes some stones.



  • @rembrandt said in Religion, Morality and Political Correctness on campus:

    Holy shit, that takes some stones.

    I really hope he had some protection around, seems like a good way to get shot in Texas.



  • @kirwan Ha good thing Liberals are anti-gun



  • Too tired to work properly today so smashing through a lot of these 'Change my mind' segments. The first chat on this one is great, trans woman who is extremely reasonable and makes good points. As much fun as it is watching an sjw have a breakdown these chats where the opposition can hold their own in a civilised manner really get you thinking more about the other side of the argument.



  • Strange happenings for a company that looked like it was in clover.

    Also true that Auckland event ticket holders still not refunded.

    I imagine some other org can take up the slack for the popular and surely profitable intellectual speaking circuit.

    An email received from Sam Harris:

    A Few Thoughts on the Implosion of Pangburn Philosophy

    As many of you know, the Day of Reflection conference, scheduled for November 17 in NYC, has been cancelled, and some hundreds of ticket holders are now left seeking refunds.

    I was forced to pull out of this event nearly two months ago and have said very little about it since. Now that Travis Pangburn has officially announced that he will be “folding” his touring company, Pangburn Philosophy, I can give a brief account of what happened.

    I participated in 10 events organized by Pangburn Philosophy between September 2017 and July 2018. I didn’t always approve of the way those events were staged or marketed, but all of them appeared to be successful.

    However, after the cancellation of an August 2018 conference in Auckland, Pangburn seemed intent on running his business off a cliff. He owed a lot of money to several speakers at that point, in the form of unpaid fees and reimbursements. Most egregiously, he seemed less than fully committed to refunding ticket holders for the cancelled Auckland conference.

    At this point, I had two more dates on the calendar with Pangburn in 2018: a dialogue with Brian Greene in Toronto (September 5) and the Day of Reflection conference in New York (November 17). I kept my appointment in Toronto because I was contractually obligated to do so. I also didn’t want to do anything that would harm Pangburn’s ability to pay his mounting debts.

    After Toronto, however, it became clear that Pangburn could not be trusted to put his house in order. Facing a total lack of transparency, and realizing that Pangburn was using my ongoing association with him to book future speakers, I withdrew from the NYC conference on September 21 (as well as from a Vancouver conference scheduled for March 2019). Legally, I was able to do this because Pangburn was in breach of my speaking contract. Ethically, I had a far more compelling reason to back out: I couldn’t promote or participate in an event for which I believed other speakers were unlikely to get paid; nor could I continue to work with someone who still hadn’t given refunds to ticket holders for a conference that had been canceled more than a month before.

    After I withdrew from the NYC conference, my management team asked Pangburn to give us the email addresses of all ticket holders so that we could notify them that I was no longer involved with the event. Pangburn refused to provide this information. However, he assured us that he would notify everyone himself. (I do not know whether he ever did.) He then stopped responding to our emails.

    At the time I pulled out of the NYC conference, I assumed that the revenue from ticket sales was still safely in the box office and that Pangburn would be obliged to issue refunds should the conference fail. That’s how things normally work, especially at a reputable venue like Lincoln Center. It hadn’t occurred to me that New York ticketholders might suffer the same fate as those in Auckland.

    I was left with a legal and ethical puzzle that I could not solve. Again, I had no way to communicate with ticket holders directly, and discussing the chaos surrounding Pangburn on my podcast never seemed like an option. Several friends and colleagues still had events on the calendar with him, and I didn’t want to do anything to derail them. In addition, many speakers who were aware of my reasons for pulling out of the NYC conference were still signed on and seemed intent on making it work. I couldn’t see anything to do that wouldn’t risk creating further harms.

    Although Pangburn still owes several speakers (including me) an extraordinary amount of money, we were willing to participate in the NYC conference for free as recently as a few days ago, if he would have handed it over to us and stepped away. I have been told that this offer was made, and he declined it.

    I find it appalling that so many people were needlessly harmed by the implosion of Pangburn Philosophy. I can assure you that every speaker associated with the NYC event will be much wiser when working with promoters in the future.

    • Sam Harris


  • @rembrandt The woman (shit I assumed gender there, but most likely a chick - shit done it again) filming on the phone was in portrait mode. That is a serious offence apparently and I may have been mildly triggered.



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