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NYC Comedy Festival: Straight White Men $25, All Others $19.25

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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Organizers of an upcoming comedy festival in New York City are telling straight men to move over with a submission policy that takes a stance on gender equality issues.

The upcoming Cinder Block Comedy Festival is currently only accepting submissions from women, non-white applicants and members of the LGBTQ community — a move they say is an effort to curate a diverse lineup of performers.


“Having a token LGBTQ person of color woman, in a sea of white bearded men is not diversity,” the group proclaims in a video on the comedy festival’s website. “As an audience you deserve more than one point of view.”

The early-bird submission, running from Feb. 15 to March 15, also allows applicants to pay a cheaper fee of $19.25.

All other submissions, including ones from what festival organizers call “token bearded white dudes,” run from March 15 through April 15, with applicants paying a $25 submission fee.

The Cinder Block Comedy festival — run by an all-female staff — is the brainchild of Festival Director Coree Spencer, who drew inspiration for the idea after she was severely injured from being hit by a flying cinder block on the Puslaki Bridge, according to an open letter on the festival’s website.

Spencer said the difference in price was to mimic the gender pay gap between men and women, the Daily Caller reported. The difference in price is 77 percent.


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I thought this was 2016, not 1916? Apparently this group of women that organized the atrocious event didn't get that memo.

I love the hypocrisy of these liberals. "Equality for all!!! Unless you were born with X skin, X sexual preference and X genitalia.....because, erm, white straight male privilege".

Hopefully the organizers are sued back into the sewers the crept out of.




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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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Stupid people, someone should sue them

Feminism is gonna doom us all



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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When trying to be edgy there is a risk of falling off the edge, and this is a clear example of that.

i'll just drop this here...




posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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“Having a token LGBTQ person of color woman, in a sea of white bearded men is not diversity,” the group proclaims in a video on the comedy festival’s website. “As an audience you deserve more than one point of view.”

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All other submissions, including ones from what festival organizers call “token bearded white dudes,” run from March 15 through April 15, with applicants paying a $25 submission fee.


These people are so dense that they don't even know they're being hypocritical. For some reason, it's not okay to relegate 'LGBTQ person[s] of color' as 'tokens', but it's fine to do so to 'bearded white dudes'. Clearly, these people don't want diversity, if their own logic is to be followed. The only difference is they will be trying to reverse the dynamics of what they were presuming to be the makeup of the audience.

It's so bad, it's funny.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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Liberals? No, they're idiots, and those lie on both sides of the aisle. It's no different from conservatives denying service to Muslims or gay people. Both are wrong, but people seem to want to choose sides, which is really stupid, almost as stupid as what these people are trying to do.
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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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Discrimination is alive and well
Time to oppress the white an

Funny how the discriminated turn so greatfully to discrimination

There will be violence


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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: ghostrager

Well, in keeping with the NYC comedy festivals theme of racial discrimination, they have obviously accepted the fact that straight white males are indeed superior in all facets of life and so these precious snowflakes should just huddle together and work out how to build a great big rainbow colored African-American bridge and get over it.


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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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they have obviously accepted the fact that straight white males are indeed superior in all facets of life


You clearly are not a NBA fan



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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To bad the cinder block didn't finish her off.

Jokes aside charging more based off of ethnic make up or sexuality is just wrong regardless of who is targeted.

a reply to: ghostrager



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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A group of women organizing a COMEDY event, SATIRIZES a sadly long standing social issue by MIMICING the socio-economic disparity of gender inequality, is quite frankly, hilarious.

Reading the over-the-top, seething anger aimed at these obviously evil feminists intent in destroying all that is good in the world is not so funny.

If you all are getting up in arms over a $5.75 discrepancy for a submission application fee, then try to imagine how women feel for being paid significantly less wages than their male counterparts for the same job.

Oh, the irony!



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: Athetos

It use to just be "White Privilege", then females got a pass and it was "White Male Privilege", then gays got a pass and now it's "Straight White Male Privilege"

Give it time and these kooks will be discriminating against more than sexuality, race and gender.

I'm thinking "Straight White Blue/Blonde Tall Muscular Males, with a good Hairline" will be the new privileged class lol


After all, I'm sure the libs are sensitive to the "follicly/weight/height challenged" who are discriminated against.

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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: ghostrager

As a brown skinned minority, I think this is total crap. I understand the point they're trying to make, but they're going about it in a #ty way. You don't get equality by segregating others, you get equality by making everyone equal. Why does everything have to be one extreme or the other??



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: ghostrager
A puzzle. If a man claims to be either gay or non-white, how do they know when he's lying?


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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

No no I'm not felling guilt sorry you fail to see discrimination just because it's fair in your eyes, or comedy, or whatever

It's only 5.75
, it's only discrimination too



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: ghostrager
A puzzle. If a man claims to be either gay or non-white, how do they know when he's lying?

This. Walk up to the ticket booth and tell them you sexually identify as an attack helicopter, then demand your discount. If they deny it, they're discriminating.


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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

The pay gap has been debunked. You believe in untruths.

No, women do not get payed less for the same jobs. It doesn't matter if they did anyways, because it is proven that there are woman who will actively engage in racist sexism.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

That's the entire point of their submission process.

It is meant of show the sheer stupidity that comes about from any form of discrimation based on gender, race or orientation.

And, it's apparently working because it's being discussed.

If only we lived in a perfect world free from all forms of discrimination...



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: ghostrager

Nothing a pink rainbow bracelet can't fix, anything to save a buck...

Hope their gaydars aren't too keen on that day!



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: eNumbra
Indeed, I got the impression that this was talking about advance applications, presumably postal or via internet, which should make bluffing even easier.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: Aphorism
a reply to: maria_stardust

The pay gap has been debunked. You believe in untruths.

No, women do not get payed less for the same jobs. It doesn't matter if they did anyways, because it is proven that there are woman who will actively engage in racist sexism.



Sadly, gender pay gap does exist. I have witnessed and experienced it first hand.

As for your other comment... Well, there are many men equally guilty of that form of stupidity, too. Not sure where you're going with that other than having an opportunity for engaging in a bit of gender bashing.





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