Has 2018 gone too far?

2018, it seems has been the year of a lot of people being offended over what I can only describe as, fuck all.



We've seen people complain about a tissue being classed as "Man-size", a woman make allegations that she was the victim of violence and then trying to destroy the other person's life, even though we could all see on TV, across the country, that she wasn't touched. We've seen people complain about the Yorkie slogan "It's not for girls". It seems clothes that are specifically labelled for a boy or a girl are ridiculously offensive now, even though those children have no idea.

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We have people who are gender fluid, non-binary, identifying as inanimate objects among many other things. Now I'm all for letting people be or feel how they want to feel but, do we really need a word for all this stuff? Do people really need to shout it from the rooftops that they don't identify as a male/female but they do identify as a duck-billed platypus and we should respect their rights as a duck?

We have seen over the year lot of people shout out about all this stuff on social media, claim outrage that a label they've given themselves isn't immediately respected. These people will then claim they are being bullied and respond to being bullied by giving abuse back, more often than not, ten times worse than anything they believe they have received. A lot of people are applauding this and feeding their delusions.

If you identify as an inanimate object then you should consider the fact that you have a mental illness and you need some help. The people who feed this by telling you how brave you are, are not helping you. Identifying as a building or a baby giraffe isn't normal or even slightly out of the norm. Do we really believe that people who do this are of sound mind? Should we not try and get them the help they need?

Maybe I'm wrong here, maybe this is perfectly normal and I'm just way out of touch now. I don't think I could ever believe that someone who believes they identify more like a building than a person doesn't need some sort of help. These are my feelings though and possibly don't represent many people at all, I don't know. This is just my corner of the internet to ramble on.

Have we gone too far?

The other day i saw an article on my local cities Facebook page about a CBeebies presenter had labelled on live TV a snowman as a "snow person".

WTF!?

Are we really that pathetic now that something that isn't real, will only last a few days at most, has gender biased issues? I don't usually comment on things like this, I just think quietly to myself how ridiculous a lot of these things are but this seemed to stupid not to comment on.

Apparently calling a snowman a snowman is outdated. Why? Why does this matter? Its snow!




As you can see above, I have come up with some much more cooler names if we really going to be offended at the word snowman.

Its called a snowman cause when people make one, it resembles a man. By all means, if its the fact that the word "man" bothers you, wack some snowboobs on it and call it a snow-woman. I doubt anyone will care and especially won't be offended.

I for one, cannot wait to get out of 2018. I hope 2019 is a little saner and people find an actual worthy cause or to be enraged about and try and make a change instead of worrying about snows feelings and whether a tissue has size issues.

What do you think? Have we gone too far this year?




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4 comments:

  1. I am outraged at your outrage. Please feel free to be outraged at my outrage.

    Actually ,my favourite quote about outrage and being offended comes from Stephen Fry.

    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."

    Great post. Sorry, but I don't think people are going to get any better! Which is outragious #MixItUp

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  2. Sadly I fear its not going to get any better.

    Bring back the good old days where all we were outrages about was Madonnas Conical bras.

    #mixitup

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  3. Totally love the quote from Stephen Fry that Jo posted and I agree. I have zero issues with people who want to identify in a certain way but so far this week I've read about a man whyo won a grant for a group as he identifies as black but is physically white, a man who identifies as a totally different age and yes- people beginning to identify as objects. I've also seen a group on facebook dish out abuse at people who are only trying to learn or help others with a specific disability (I'll not name names).
    The problem with all this is, it makes a mockery of people who have genuine issues with their allocated gender etc and prevents it from being taken seriously.
    On that note, I've decided I identify as blonde so I'm off to see what sort of funding I can rustle up to begin a group.

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  4. World is going to hell in a non binary gender fluid handcart!

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