London Tube Change Greetings...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BimboBob, 13 Jul 2017.

  1. kevin horlocks wand

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    Gender isn't actually a thing in the first place? In the very instance of someone's life it is

    when a wowan gives birth isnt the baby a boy or a girl?There is nothing socially construct about nature and science.

    There is nothing wrong in saying good morning ladies and gentlemen.

    We are changing this because a tiny amount of people are offended. I am offended that people are offended, so do we change it back?

    No issue with people deciding to become a man or woman , there choice but , this is silly.

    As you say it's a tiny adjustment but there are bigger issues facing society than this.
     
  2. urban genie

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    If you have ever been on a tube you wil notice there is hardly any gentlemen on it ;-) well not in the sense of it's meaning.

    I cannpt see why anyone would care or be bothered about the change.

    Think they should use Dr Nick 'Hi everybody'

     
  3. dronefromsector7G

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    Standing on a fine line, between this and that
    He's referring to gender as a social construct i.e. masculine and feminine
     
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  4. kevin horlocks wand

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    Agree. They should actually just use that
     
  5. geoff clipp

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    Biological sex is a matter of nature and science but gender is not.

    It doesn't say anywhere that this change was brought about through anyone claiming to be offended. I also don't believe that you're offended either.

    You might think it's silly but it matters to lots of other people. There's nothing better or worse about saying "everybody" than "ladies and gentlemen" so we may as well do it.

    Indeed there are bigger issues facing society than this but given it's costing virtually nothing to implement and hurts nobody, what's the problem? There are bigger issues facing society than dog shit on pavements too but I think we'd universally agree it's good to try and avoid that from happening and we can do that without there being any detriment on efforts working towards world peace.
     
  6. kevin horlocks wand

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    Fair enough geoff
     
  7. Kinkladze 1

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    Exactly! What a load of old shite. Pandering to everyone's demands just because they bleated about it. Whoever complained about it I'd like to say to them 'get a life you sad fuck'.
     
  8. Ban-jani

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    Gender really is a thing, it really is. The whole process of reproduction depends upon it.

    Now when it comes to people identifying as male, female, neither or as a dog, I couldn't care less as long as no one gets hurt, it's their business. Nonetheless I can still believe if someone identifies as anything other than a human male or female, it's something that's daft but I would always encourage others to let them get on with it.

    Being a feminine male or masculine female doesn't mean you're neither but I agree fluidity between the sexes will continue to grow and again it's not something we should discourage, we should let people get on with being them.

    I agree it's of no importance that won't affect anyone, I just think it's a very odd and maybe even an over-the-top thing to do.
     
  9. blueparrot

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    Travelled on the tube for years and never noticed the ladies and gentlemen, so couldnt care less.
     
  10. urban genie

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    Androgyny has been a concept and gender choice and also part of societies since ancient greece, and moe accepted in centuries past that were considered less enlightened than now.

    So why some people seem to find it hard to accept that in by the person now is beyond me.

    On Transexuals they were born the wrong sex so I doubt the old greeting botheredost, but hello everybody is a common greeting, so why not change it no harm done.

    No one listens anyway only fortge stop announcememt.
     
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