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Post by Thor on Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 pm

A row has broken out over calls for a female volunteer to be allowed to dress up as Santa Claus for a town's annual Christmas parade.

Father Christmas has toured the streets of Newton Aycliffe every Christmas Eve since the 1960s.

Excited children and their parents crowd the County Durham town centre to see Santa go by on a float as he hands out sweets to the youngsters. But when two women volunteered to play Santa this year, one member of the local council said 'political correctness' was taking priority over residents' wishes and tried to stop them. At a recent council meeting Great Aycliffe Town Council agreed that one of the women who put their names forward should be granted the role.

But Labour Cllr Arun Chandran objected, saying: 'There is no shortage of male volunteers to act as Santa Claus, so we should not permit a female volunteer to perform the role.

'This has nothing to do with equality. There is no legality issue on this.

'My understanding is that Santa Claus otherwise called Father Christmas is a male role.

'I have no issue with a Mrs Claus. But Santa Claus being a man is a long-held tradition accepted by the cast majority of society without question and change just for the sake of that will only serve to attract negative publicity.'

He continued: 'I believe that children in particular will be expecting a male Santa, and that it may well reflect badly on the council if we were to deliberately introduce a form of political correctness just because a Labour Party member turns up at a Events Sub Committee meeting to demand women's rights to be Santa Claus.'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6434413/Labour-Councillor-Great-Aycliffe-Town-County-Durham-Arun-Chandran-says-no-female-Santa-Claus.html

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Jesus Christ but people worry about silly things.

This is why global warming is going to wipe out our race, because we get all up in arms over things like the gender (and race) of fictional characters. Santa, James Bond, the Doctor, and Spider-Man to name just a few.

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Post by eddie on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:45 pm

Here’s how I see it.

A woman can play Father Christmas if she wishes, but she’d better look and sound like a man because children think Santa is a man. So, if she dresses and acts and sounds like a man convincingly, that’s fine, but....

She’s still ACTING LIKE A MAN.

So. That kinda negates the point of having a woman Santa in my opinion.

Look. Some roles are best for men and some for women. If I had a choice I’d choose taking my daughter to see a male Santa over a female one any day.

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Post by Lord Foul on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:51 pm

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You would say that though wouldnt you? Since it is within your politic to advance all this lefty PC nonsense isnt it. All part of the L/W cum liberalist agenda to destroy social cohesion and introduce tyhe "little grey men world of the (so called ) egalitarian L/W utopia where everyone is not only equal but the same genderless faceless mindless ambitionless identityless drone, with the freedom to be free of freedom.

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Post by Lord Foul on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:52 pm

eddie wrote:Here’s how I see it.

A woman can play Father Christmas if she wishes, but she’d better look and sound like a man because children think Santa is a man. So, if she dresses and acts and sounds like a man convincingly, that’s fine, but....

She’s still ACTING LIKE A MAN.  


which is gender appropriation

So. That kinda negates the point of having a woman Santa in my opinion.

Look. Some roles are best for men and some for women. If I had a choice I’d choose taking my daughter to see a male Santa over a female one any day.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:03 am

Lord Foul wrote:@Ben

You would say that though wouldnt you? Since it is within your politic to advance all this lefty PC nonsense isnt it. All part of the L/W cum liberalist agenda to destroy social cohesion and introduce tyhe "little grey men world of the (so called ) egalitarian L/W utopia where everyone is not only equal but the same genderless faceless mindless ambitionless identityless drone, with the freedom to be free of freedom.

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:23 am

Lord Foul wrote:@Ben

You would say that though wouldnt you? Since it is within your politic to advance all this lefty PC nonsense isnt it. All part of the L/W cum liberalist agenda to destroy social cohesion and introduce tyhe "little grey men world of the (so called ) egalitarian L/W utopia where everyone is not only equal but the same genderless faceless mindless ambitionless identityless drone, with the freedom to be free of freedom.

There's no secret agenda to destroy your weird little world, Vic, I just don't have a problem with a woman playing Santa Claus. Rolling Eyes

Just can't seem to summon the same FURY that some can over this topic.

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Post by eddie on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:27 am

But! Father Christmas is for children. And children think he’s a man.

So. Would I choose a female Santa or a male Santa for my child to keep their belief alive?

Male. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
Unless of course, the WOMAN sounded and acted like a MALE.


SEE THE POINT IM MAKING?

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Post by Thor on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:30 am

*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:Jesus Christ but people worry about silly things.

This is why global warming is going to wipe out our race, because we get all up in arms over things like the gender (and race) of fictional characters. Santa, James Bond, the Doctor, and Spider-Man to name just a few.


Santa claus fictional?

Whaaaatt?

No point in those visiting Santa Claus this Christmas then eh?

He is based on an actual historical character, by the way

Plus there is already a Mrs Claus in tradition

So this is being done to neutralise the sex of the character based on PC

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Post by Thor on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:35 am

Lord Foul wrote:


which is gender appropriation



A common example of gender appropriation is the adoption of the opposite sex, and using it for nefarious political correctness that are unintended by the original gender or even offensive to that gender's mores.

lol!

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Post by Vintage on Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:44 am

Why not have both Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Problem solved.

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:51 am

Just a reminder that it was St Nicholas of Myra, not St Nichola.

This is just another silly political statement by a minority leading to yet another example of commercial cowardice.

Though come to think of it, in the sick world in which we now live Santa himself - or even, ridiculously, herself - will probably disappear from the December calendar because of the presumed risk to a child sitting on the bearded one's knee and asking for a gender-fluid doll or an environmentally-friendly train set.
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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:55 am

Vintage wrote:Why not have both Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Problem solved.

Probably because some dopey anti-marriage student activists would stage a rowdy chant-fest and mass banner-waving demo to oppose it.
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Post by Vintage on Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:35 am

Phew, life used to be so simple compared to all this, he/she/it -simple.

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:52 am

Its all part of the Marxist (and thus L/W) "frankfurt school" agenda

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Post by Eilzel on Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 am

Lord Foul wrote:Its all part of the Marxist (and thus L/W) "frankfurt school" agenda

Right, I lost count of the amount of times Marx mentioned gender when reading The Communist Manifesto Rolling Eyes

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:09 am

right the point is ...cause confusion in the public mind, make them unsure, keep moving the goal posts so that they cannot keep up with the law, to ensure they dont know what law is applicable,

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:20 pm

Why is everyone leaping to the conclusion that the two ladies who applied to play Santa are bra-burning, man-hating feminists with a radical agenda?

For all we know they could be Tories who just thought it would be fun.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:43 pm

Lord Foul wrote:
Its all part of the Marxist (and thus L/W) "frankfurt school" agenda

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm

do you even know what it is wolfie???

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