Originally Posted by jjl
That's an interesting point. Here in Old Blighty I get the distinct impression that matters are coming to a boil vis a vis the PC doublethink shoved down our collective throats by NuLabour. The Komrades are desperately asking Joe Public to believe 'either us or your lying eyes'. It can only last so long; the slowly boiled frogs are catching sight of who is stoking the fire.
Metaphors run amok!
I have had to do 2 of those mandatory diversity training courses. The first was for racial issues and the second, sexual. Fortunately for me, one of my wise-ass colleagues (yes, there are more where I come from) went to the first one on the first shift on the theory of getting the damned thing behind him. Well, he wasted everybody's time by arguing. That meant they focused on him, which resulted in more arguing. They ran beyond the alloted time and my friend was asked to come back for another session they enjoyed his lively perspective so much.
Having heard from my friend before my own workshop I said, "Uh-huh. Not me." I followed the strategy that I recommended to you. I hope to god that everybody else was following the same strategy and didn't really believe all that crap. regardless, we got out on time, but I needed a bath, whisky, and some friends for serious out-gassing.
The sex thing was several years later. We all sat in sullen silence except for the two dikes in my group having a love-fest with the dikes running the thing. I could've used whisky and a bath with the girls. Guess I forgot to bring that up to them, even though we are all equal and validly sexually oriented in whatever confused state we live. Somehow I don't think they were interested in being that sexually equal.
gawd-a-mighty, jjl, I hope you have to go to that one, too.