That’s right! From the sector of society that is in perpetual outrage and making stuff up (“…an infinite number of pronouns…“) comes word that the childrens game (and some adults) of pillow fight should never be used. EVAH! It’s demeaning, it’s WAAAY offensive. Just ask GLAAD – the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Sidenote: what, they discriminate against Bisexuals and Transgenders! Just LG and not LGBT? The fun you can have when you can point out Intersectionality shortcomings. Or can’t we say that either. I just can’t keep up with what’s allowed and what’s not allowed, who can say which words and who can’t say those words at all.
And that’s the point – we Normals can’t and in my opinion, SHOULDN’T. It would take too much time out of your day and too much out of your soul to try. And it takes out too much of your First Amendment Rights as well. It’s meant to shut you up. It’s meant to be controlling. And GLAAD, HRC, and all these other ABCDEFG groups all want to be the entities deciding what you can’t or cannot say. And according to Politico, there’s even MORE everyday words you’re not allowed to say. DoublePlusUnGood! From RedState (reformatted, emphasis mine):
Politico covered Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Los Angeles, and the publication labeled a battle between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg a “pillow fight.” As part of its Playbook PM feature, the outlet originally had this to say:
The South Bend mayor has been testing an outsider message in a field dominated by D.C. insiders, but he’s been a bit sidetracked by his pillow fight with Elizabeth Warren.
However, on Friday, Politico wrote that it’d just been served by GLAAD:
GLAAD sent us a note yesterday about Playbook PM, noting that our use of “pillow fight” when describing a fight between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren may have offended people.
May, may, may. Anyone else sick of this literary use of the stupid Precautionary Rule slop? May offend someone? Over “Pillow Fight”? I watched that section of the debate – if that’s the best they can come up with, Trump’s gonna win. If that’s the best that the Left can say (“SHUT UP about pillow fights”), their goose AND gander are cooked. And for those of you there were offended in your feather flying rooms, man up and lighten up. Trump will win because you guys can’t stop being crazy and bossy.
The site went on to include GLAAD Director of News and Rapid Response Drew Anderson’s explanation as to why it was inappropriate:
“For women and LGBTQ people at the workplace, hearing phrases like ‘dramatic,’ ‘over the top,’ and even ‘pillow fight’ during office disagreements fosters negative stereotypes and diminishes a person simply because of who they are. Disagreements happen in politics, but using these loaded terms during disputes feed into the sexist and homophobic tropes that simply have no place in our political coverage and rhetoric.”
Yeah, REALLY? SHUT UP they say – even if it has nothing to do with them or their sexuality. Get a life, willya? And leave the rest of us alone while you’re finding it with the “can’t say that bit”, eh!
Question, though: does GLAAD now speak for ALL women? Just curious as if they are branching out into new areas. I wonder if NOW will have a dramatic presser coming out over those actions.
Politico, of course, didn’t back down in its use of common English words to describe, well, dramatic moments in an event, Right?
Nope, they caved to the hysterical PC Police from Glaad (wonder if I’ll get nicked for using another word):
[Drew noted] that our use of “pillow fight” when describing a fight between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren may have offended people. That was not our intent — pillow fight, in our mind, connotes a fight where no one draws blood.
Sigh. Tell me, would Politico be willing to take that abuse from a Conservative group that would make it change its ways? Mostly likely not. Like I said, only certain entities in this culture war are allowed to set the rules based on their placement of the Democrat identity group politics totem pole. Right now, the very low percentage of the general population with respect to sexuality have the topmost rung, mostly because they have lots of money and the MSM bows down in abject misery before them.
Give in once and you’ll be giving in forever – that’s how the Left works. NO apology is ever sufficient and once they have taken your political scalp, they’ll be back for more.
That’s why many got Trump elected – for any of his other failings, he fights. And I’ll add, others as well (like Steve Stepanek, NH GOP Chair). Then the other side starts to lose. But you can’t win if you are willing to stand your ground.