Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Girl" is a dangerous word

From national security to education, and from the corporate boardroom to raising children, the PC police are in full force. Becoming more emboldened every time their actions go unopposed, they now espouse a “one-up” mentality to outdo their comrades with the next outrageous act. And their momentum continues unabated, common sense and the Constitution be damned.

Consider these recent events:

 The president of the Professional Golfers Association of America, Ted Bishop, was fired for “insensitive gender-based” statements — codespeak for completely innocuous remarks — prompting the PGA to issue a nauseating response: “We must demand of ourselves that we make golf both welcoming and inclusive to all who want to experience it. ... We apologize to any individual or group that felt diminished, in any way, by this unacceptable incident.”

And what did Bishop say that was so heinous? He took issue with comments made by British golfer Ian Poulter criticizing Ryder Cup golf captains Nick Faldo and Tom Watson. Bishop tweeted that Poulter was a “Lil Girl,” while, on Facebook, Bishop wrote: “Tom Watson and Nick Faldo ... get bashed by Ian Poulter. Really? Sounds like a little schoolgirl squealing during recess.”

If you’re waiting for the bombshell language, sorry to disappoint, but there isn’t any. In other words, a top executive was canned for calling someone a squealing school girl in a tongue-in-cheek social media post.

Who in their right mind could possibly feel “diminished” by that? And what do Bishop’s comments have to do with being, or not being, “welcoming” or “inclusive?” What does that even mean? Have these people lost their minds from hanging out in the clubhouse bar too long?



Anonymous said...

Have these people lost their minds ?

Yes, definitely so !

Anonymous said...

It was an apt description, a strident noise with a lack of cause for it. His mistake was gender, a little schoolboy screaming would have been just as apt and there is no protection for white males.


Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 12:37. These people don't have a mind of their ow their like Zombies someone else controls their minds