...and all this before even approaching us about it (this is the first
time I've heard about it). I don't think this is fair at all.
> Rather, they are all ringing Jenny Edwards. I intend to send this on to
> those bodies, but don't have all their email addresses -- can anyone help?
> This is one part complained about:
> >Here is an example .sig
> >-- Hugh Hefner ( email@example.com )
> >Gimmie some sugar, baby!
> >(See? That quote isn't funny if you don't know which film it's from ---
> >and dubiously so if you do.)
> And the other:
> >\item French Broadway Cafe. The location of choice when editing TFM,
> > marking assignments, going a bit wet about French girls\ldots There's
> > also the French Markets Cafe in Building 5. Nathalie and Alain are
> > really nice people, as are all their staff.
> Now, the first is just plainly inoffensive - only a moron could take
> offence; and the second is a personal ancedote and I, and the girl,
> aren't offended.
> comments? Jenny thinks we should edit TFm to avoid erm... hassle.
The University can't be in the business of protecting every individual's
sensibilities: if it were, then it wouldn't, for example, allow much
of the pro-homosexual material being posted around the campus (I'm sure
a lot of ppl find it offensive, or at least off-putting).
I find the stated examples only marginally sexist, and as worthy of
complaint as one of the TV ads for Bolle sunglasses. As a member, she
is most welcome to add her own paragraph on a cafe where girls can get
wet about cute guys in tight shorts, if she wants to "even the score".
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