Canadian professor testifies that a last name on a vanity license plate is “gender violence”

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Canadian professor testifies that a last name on a vanity license plate is “gender violence” Empty Canadian professor testifies that a last name on a vanity license plate is “gender violence”

Post by phildidge on Sat May 18, 2019 10:03 am

A civil lawsuit currently before the courts is trying to determine whether or not a person’s last name is “an act of speech” that perpetuates rape culture.

Lorne Grabher had the personalized licence plate he bought for his father revoked by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles after someone phoned to complain that the plate “GRABHER” incited hatred towards women. Presumably the complainant did not realize at the time that the owner’s vanity plate was actually their Austrian-German surname.

The province of Nova Scotia refused to reinstate the plate and Lorne Grabher decided to defend his name through the civil courts.

In 1995, a Canadian gas station attendant actually named Dick Assman was briefly made famous by The Late Show with David Letterman. In the same year the sitcom Seinfeld aired an episode featuring the character of Kramer trying to track down the owner of a vanity plate “ASSMAN” which he mistakenly received from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the show.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canadian-professor-testifies-that-a-last-name-on-a-vanity-license-plate-is-gender-violence/

I seriously dispair at the insanity of the outrage culture has become

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Post by Original Quill on Sat May 18, 2019 5:25 pm

It's a case of misinterpretation, not a value issue with any content.

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