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05-11-2019, 02:44 AM
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So now we hear that the words "Ladies and Gentlemen please be seated" are no longer to be used at theatres for fear of offending transgender customers.
Has this world gone completely mad?
So what? Will it make the slightest bit of difference to your life or the way you live it? It certainly won't make any difference to me. The sun will still come up in the morning the world will still carry on as before but it might make someone feel more included.

Absurd complaints about this type of thing remind me of the permanently outraged character from Kenny Everett except without the comedy.



The change of announcement make no difference to you whatsoever so don't worry, calm down and have a beer you'll feel all the better for it.
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05-11-2019, 07:23 AM
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It sounds like time to Boycott the Theatre then.
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05-11-2019, 07:28 AM
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How times change, folks used to revel in being fringe, now, everyone wants to be mainstream.
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05-11-2019, 08:04 AM
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Male and female are "binary" genders.

As I understand it there is also "transgender" or "non-binary" which is neither sex. This could be bigender or trigender, genderfluid or genderfree, genderqueer.

Faced with such complexity it's easier for a theatre to just change the wording so the show can go on.
Are you suggesting that our birth certificates tell lies or is it that these " different people" just want to make a fuss because they are different?

Maybe we should all be checked every 10 years to see if our gender has changed so they can alter our birth certificates?
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05-11-2019, 08:11 AM
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Are you suggesting that our birth certificates tell lies or is it that these " different people" just want to make a fuss because they are different?

Maybe we should all be checked every 10 years to see if our gender has changed so they can alter our birth certificates?
Yep, Birth Certificates ain't worth the paper they're Printed On.
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05-11-2019, 08:16 AM
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Why should the majority always have to bow to the idiosyncrasies of the minority?
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05-11-2019, 09:18 AM
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Instead of "Ladies and Gentlemen" why not "Oi! You lot, shut your gobs and sit your backside on the seats, the show is just about to start"
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05-11-2019, 09:28 AM
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No big deal to me.
It would make no difference to me whether the theatre called the audience “Ladies & Gentlemen” or if they announced “Audience, please be seated”

I go to the theatre a lot and I couldn’t tell you whether they even have an announcement at the beginning of the performance. I usually listen for the warning bells that are sounded in all areas of the building to let you know when it’s time to make your way to the auditorium and take or resume your seat.

I don’t understand why folk get so agitated when organisations decide to use more inclusive language. If this change of announcement hadn’t been reported in the press, I bet most people wouldn’t even notice they had changed the wording of the announcements when they attended the theatre.
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05-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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The law provides the right for both men and women to vote. I don't recall any amendment to allow those who don't wish to be classified in such terms to also vote.
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05-11-2019, 11:39 AM
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No big deal to me.
It would make no difference to me whether the theatre called the audience “Ladies & Gentlemen” or if they announced “Audience, please be seated”

I go to the theatre a lot and I couldn’t tell you whether they even have an announcement at the beginning of the performance. I usually listen for the warning bells that are sounded in all areas of the building to let you know when it’s time to make your way to the auditorium and take or resume your seat.

I don’t understand why folk get so agitated when organisations decide to use more inclusive language. If this change of announcement hadn’t been reported in the press, I bet most people wouldn’t even notice they had changed the wording of the announcements when they attended the theatre.
Good post Boot. 'The pen is mightier than the sword'
Must have been a slow news day.....
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