Thursday, September 29, 2005

Aussies dont give a xxxx for political correctness

I have always liked the Australian sense of humour and this article in today’s Telegraph goes a long way to explaining why.

In a splendid send up of the minority rights industry, students at the University of New England Australia have appointed a “heterosexual rights officer” whose job will be to “promote the welfare of heterosexuals.”

Ridiculous? Of course it is. But Mr Dave Allen, the holder of the post, knows that it is no more ludicrous than appointing "rights officers" for every other kind of racial and sexual group.

When not promoting “straight rights” Dave apparently spends his time on blokish activities like shooting and drinking beer. So tonight I raise my glass in his honour and wish him “bottoms up” or perhaps, given the circumstances, that should be “cheers.”

13 Comments:

Blogger fido said...

Never happen in this country, we cant even display novelty pigs for fear of offending muslims.

10:08 AM  
Blogger ddisanazi said...

you are a nazi. Why are you complaining about gays, and gypsies, getting things. Surely next youi will be opening a concentration camp in monmouthshire, and killing all your racial minorities. Why do you keep moaning about gays, Gays, are being burned, in jamaica, and are bullied in every schuool in the land, a girl killed herself in neath as the scumbags called her gay. And all you you have to offer her, is cheap aims to win votes in monmouthsire, i can only say, that if this is the case, the people of monmouthshirem then i suppose the pigs fido, was referring to, wefre pigs he was having sex with, and not just muslims, but athiets, and methodists, were offended

1:40 PM  
Blogger ddisanazi said...

if somebody gets something, you always get a nazi, to com[plain about it, if a gay gets told by a activuist he should not kill himself, the horribvle nais, complain, but if freaky tall werrdoes, like dd, get something, the media, pretend it is greatr, ai bet if poncuai school,. remains, open, the mediua, wil cheer, but if a gay gets somethinsg the nazi blogger complains , ponciau schools, ,must be a school for morons

1:43 PM  
Blogger James Skinner said...

(Just a quick note to the person who wrote "ddisanazi").

Firstly, perhaps you should learn how to spell.
Secondly, I really do think you should think about what you're going to write before you actually publish it. I dont remember concentration camps being apart of David's manifesto.
And finally, in relation to David's blog, he is absolutely right. To me, David deals with common sense, not politcal correctness as you do. If you want to publish politically correct views on a website, with no relation to common sense, i suggest you visit www.labour.org.uk

7:01 AM  
Blogger fido said...

Re ddisanazi, can you define the following words please:
youi
schuool
monmouthshirem
wefre
athiets
com[plain
activuist
horribvle
nais
greatr
ai
poncuai
mediua
somethinsg

3:59 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

When I was in University (many many moons ago) the student union funded the "Women's Society". When we formed a "Men's Society" and applied for equal funding we were told to bu***r off, and accused of being sexist!!

As for ddisanazi's comments, I would suggest the he/she invests in 1) English lessons 2) A spelling checker 3) A brain ... before writing unintelligible nonsense, as displayed above.

By the way, David, will you be attending the Council Tax debate at the Assembly on Wednesday? If so, what will be your stance? Will you be fighting to reverse the recent rebanding exercise conducted in Wales, in light of its suspension in England?

I am a firm supporter of the IsItFair campaign (www.isitfair.co.uk) to reform the entire Council Tax system, and would urge you to support its aims.

11:32 AM  
Blogger AnthroPax said...

Oh yes, those damn minority groups should be kept in their place. And while we're at it, lets promote gender stereotypes, and making sure that gay people feel alienated. Good Job there.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Hammers - back where we belong said...

Actually I believe you will find that what is known as 'common sense' is actually little more than a series of reinforced stereotypes people build up throughout their lifetimes.

It is a highly innacurate way of viewing the world.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Kevin Sparrow said...

The word 'common sense' is always branded about by the Tories because it essentially reinforces, as Hammer points out, stereotypes against minorities. It basically stops people thinking and understanding forms of oppression, and to think and become Enlightened really is quite dangerous to the Tory Party. If all the working class threw off the 'muck of ages', and saw that being racist, sexist and homophobic is really not in their interests (divide and rule) then, heh, there would be a Revolution yesterday.

To Mark: You were being completely sexist. Why did you feel threatened by a Womens Society ? It does make me wonder sometimes about Men who are really quite anti sexual equality.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

To Kevin Sparrow,

Who said I was threatened by a women's society?? I simply felt that if they could get funding for their schemes why couldn't I?

Fairness I think it's called.

I am totally in favour of sexual equality. Surely having a "Mens Society" as well as a "Womens Society" in a student union IS equality. To fund one group and then refuse the other IS discrimination.

My point, and I suspect David's too, is that equality, and funding for such schemes, works both ways.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Kevin Sparrow said...

Considering that the majority of Women today still receive lower pay, suffer domestic violence which largly goes unreported, are victims of rape (which if reported - and there is a huge percentage that is unreported - only achieves something like a 5% conviction rate), and are still victimes of sexual harrasment in the workplace, then I think that forming a Womens Society is far more justified than forming a 'mens society', dont you agree?

'Fairness'. What does that mean? Is it 'fair' that men get off so lightly from rape charges? Is it fair to sexually harass Women in the workplace? Is it 'fair' for a man to rape his wife and get off scott free (although that law has changed recently...perhaps because of the 'PC' brigade, hmmm?), is it 'fair' for Women in managerial positions to receive lower pay than their male counterparts? Is it fair generally that Women receive lower pay than men, and so on ad infinitum...

Its not discrimination to have only a Womens Society and not a mens. Women received the vote in 1918 (and were only fully enfranchaised in 1928), men from the upper class and landowners had it from the begining of the present day Parliament.

Understand the oppression before bigoted views float to the surface and end up like scum on a pond.
:)

Kev

4:39 PM  
Blogger zazzi said...

Firstly, I would like to say that I think it's great and hilarious, what the Aussies are doing - a heterosexual rights officer! Cheers indeed.
Secondly, I would like to follow in James' and Fido's footsteps:
If you had two brain cells to rub together, ddisanazi, you would notice that NOWHERE in his blog has David Davis stated that he is anti-gays, anti-minority groups, and what was the other one? From what I can glean from your barely-legible post, anti-atheists and anti-methodists. If you perhaps took the time to actually read it, you may notice that.
Keep going, David, you are just what this country needs.
Catherine Brydges, future Prime Minister (one day!)
P.S. David, if you do happen to add Concentration Camps to your manifesto, do keep me informed!

4:00 AM  
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