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Storm Eunice - Apology for "sexist language"


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Not a name I hear anymore. I remember the late Eunice Salmon, local journalist who went by the pen name of Fenella. The only other one that comes to mind caused a bit of a storm in my short pants in the 1960s. Here's Eunice Gayson, only half-dressed, putting balls and taking liberties with Bond's hat (Insert your own pun):

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1 hour ago, asitis said:

Have we assumed, perhaps wrongly, that Eunice is a Cis female, and have we therefore offended another raft of people that our assumptions have ignored ?

 

No doubt. 'Tis the age of grievance. For every action, there is a traumatized, marginalized reaction. Cue the black markers and homemade carboard signage.

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47 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Not a name I hear anymore. I remember the late Eunice Salmon, local journalist who went by the pen name of Fenella. The only other one that comes to mind caused a bit of a storm in my short pants in the 1960s. Here's Eunice Gayson, only half-dressed, putting balls and taking liberties with Bond's hat (Insert your own pun):

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"storm in my short pants" 😄 Good one! That photo/scene is quite the visual metaphor. 😍

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7 minutes ago, joebean said:

It wasn’t really a joke worth making. I do, however, feel sorry for the young and the rather dull and inoffensive world they will be inheriting. When everything is equal, nothing is exceptional. 

Is sexism the only way to have exceptional jokes? Bearing in mind the joke was shit. 

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I’m going to defend DOI here - not because I think the post was funny (it was a bit trite really) or that their grammar was correct. But this was a Facebook post. It wasn’t draft legislation for debate in Tynwald, or an official written response to a FOI request. 
 

Communication style has to reflect the audience not the writer. So on Facebook it’s fine for a bit of levity, or banter - that’s what Facebook users probably expect.  So crap joke - yes - something to get offended over? Not really. 

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To be fair, Stu is satirising a point of view rather than relying on a stereotype for his humour.

Personally, I think that language use needs consideration to avoid outcomes of stereotypical thinking -sexism, racism, homophobia. Obviously there's humour to be had in satirising my point of view and especially where the line is. That's healthy - it's not creating a fictional stereotype to mock a group of people.

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