posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 05:31 AM
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by Laykilla
I did read the report, the report very specifically states that calling someone fat could become a hate crime.
You did not read the report. It has no mention of hate crime in it. By your argument I can now call you a liar.
reply to post by ollncasino
I suspect that a lot of people who assert that we shouldn't worry about the report's proposal that calling someone fat should be a hate crime,
actually agree with the proposal.
This has gone beyond political correctness. It is transparent social engineering enforced by criminal law.
Weasel words Ol? I'm not in agreement with what you call 'the proposal.' I notice you've suddenly switched from *maybe* and *could* to 'enforced by
criminal law.' Strawman much?
You're making a great deal about 'hate crimes' and somehow avoiding every opportunity to mention the actual contents of the report. Have you read it
or did you just go off the Telegraph article? Do you even care about the issues in the report or just want to chat about the imaginary ifs and maybes
of a world where you can't call people fat? Seems like you're quick to share your fears about not being able to call people names and slow to worry
about the problems of self-image.
It comes as the report, Reflections on Body Image, by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and the Central YMCA recommends "a review
into the scale of the problem of appearance-based discrimination and how this would be best tackled", suggesting that ridiculing someone as 'fat' or
'obese' could become a hate crime.
The study says that MPs should investigate putting "appearance-based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination.
The group says that the Government should consider making the calling of someone "fatty" or "obese" a "hate crime".
Apparently you missed those tid bits. The MP's conducted the study, they wrote the report, and here they are saying it's IN the report. These same
people who conducted the report, The MP's, are using the report as ammunition to consider making it against the law. And IN THE REPORT, they state
that MP's should investigate putting "appearance based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination.
I guess the problem here is that you're not the best reader. And that's okay -- I won't hold it against you, but you should be more thorough in the
future before you sling out the name calling and try to brand me a "Liar."
I've been a member here considerably longer than you, and not once have I lied, nor participated in a thread without reading it in it's entirety
first. I actually pride myself on that fact.
Some butthurt mod banned me because he didn't like what I said, nothing more, nothing less -- removed my post, so nobody could see what I said and
left me with no way to really contest it. All I got was "Send an E-Mail to such and such an address to dispute your ban."
TBH, no -- I'm not going to do that, I'll just re-roll and call it a day, I don't need a target on my back to get banned again thanks.
To be honest, being a moderator, you're quite poor with the social relations. You ARE wrong, and as such -- I deserve an apology. I won't get one,
because it's beneath you, but what ever -- we both know the score here.
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