People have to remember that the "impartial" BBC is the most left-wing, liberal, politically correct organisation in the world and, for some years now, the "impartial" (which it is meant to be but isn't) BBC has had a left wing, liberal, PC bias.
Like Western society in general, the BBC asylum has been overrun by the left wing loony inmates. This is an organisation that bizarrely says calling a girl a "girl" is sexist and edits the use of the word from one of its Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games videos, yet has no problem with people saying the word f*ck on its dramas and comedy celebrity panel shows (the BBC comedy celebrity panel shows, like QI and Mock the Week, are just tools for left wing celebrities to make prats of themselves in front of the nation).
So you can't say "g*rl" but you can say f uck".
This is just what happens when the left wing loonies manage to take over the asylum. It's no wonder Ukip are doing so well. Ukip are the party which will supply the large nets and straitjackets. Our Western societies have become large versions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Quote: The thing is, this dopey woman doesn't realise that 99.9% of people have no problem with women being referred to as "girls". It is only her and one or two other feminazi weirdos who have such a problem with it. So she may feel "offended" by it but hardly anyone else does, yet she thinks we should stop calling women "girls" just because SHE finds it offensive.
"I find it offensive when people refer to young women or adult females as “girls” because it diminishes who and what we are, and makes us seem young and unimportant," she said.
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus
I use the term 'Miss' when addressing a lot of women.
I think I'm supposed to 'feel bad' about that now.
You may have only been sarcastic but, believe it or not, you ARE supposed to feel bad about that! Apparently you are "discrimnating against women" because "miss" is lower-ranked than "sir".
Some feminazi with too much time on her hands has decided that the centuries-old tradition of British pupils politely addressing their teachers as "Miss" or "Sir" should be axed because they "discriminate against women".
Of course, starting to call teachers by their first names will be another step away discipline and respect for teachers in our schools, which have suffered a lot in recent years since the liberal takeover of our schools, but I doubt Miss Coates, who is somehow the emeritus professor of English language and linguistics at Roehampton University, is too bothered by that.
Stop calling teachers 'Miss' or 'Sir', pupils are told
13 May 2014
Traditional teachers’ titles such as “Sir” and “Miss” should be consigned to history because they discriminate against women, according to academics.
Pupils should be encouraged to use teachers’ first names to bring schools "up-to-date" and ensure children are not exposed “to the prejudices of the previous generation”, it was claimed.
Experts said the use of "Sir" for men and "Miss" for all female teachers – irrespective of marital status – was old-fashioned and “embodies the massive status disparity and sexism of previous years”.
But one school leader defended the terms, insisting they represented a mark of respect.
The titles, which have been used by generations of British schoolchildren, can be traced back centuries, it emerged.
According to the Times Educational Supplement (external - login to view)
, Sir was first used in 16th century classrooms when male teachers of a lower social standing were attempting to reinforce their authority among largely upper-class boys.
Miss is largely a throwback to the late Victorian era when pressure was put on women to give up work after they married, with a number of schools only hiring single female teachers.
Jennifer Coates, emeritus professor of English language and linguistics at Roehampton University, said there was no place for the titles in the 21st century.
“It’s a depressing example of how women are given low status and men, no matter how young or new in the job they are, are given high status,” she told the TES.
“Sir is a knight. There weren’t women knights, but ‘Miss’ is ridiculous: it doesn’t match ‘Sir’ at all. It’s just one of the names you can call an unmarried woman.”
Stop calling teachers 'Miss' or 'Sir', pupils are told - Telegraph (external - login to view)
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