You Won’t Believe What Is Now Considered ‘Offensive’ … The G-Word?

You Won’t Believe What Is Now Considered ‘Offensive’ … The G-Word?

British media outlet BBC recently banned the use of an utterly mundane word out of fears that it might offend some viewers… someone please explain how identifying ones sex when referring to a boy or a girl is offensive, or sexist.

When a sporting documentary aired on the BBC network recently, a female teen brought down 31-year-old Mark Beaumont during a judo exhibition. “I am not sure I can live that down,” he said, “being beaten by a 19-year-old girl.”

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Though his comments were initially aired unedited, a subsequent rebroadcast stripped the word ‘girl’ out of his statement.

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British media outlet BBC recently banned the use of an utterly mundane word out of fears that it might offend some viewers… someone please explain how identifying ones sex when referring to a boy or a girl is offensive, or sexist.

When a sporting documentary aired on the BBC network recently, a female teen brought down 31-year-old Mark Beaumont during a judo exhibition. “I am not sure I can live that down,” he said, “being beaten by a 19-year-old girl.”

Though his comments were initially aired unedited, a subsequent rebroadcast stripped the word ‘girl’ out of his statement.

Parliament Member Philip Davies responded indigently over BBC’s decision, saying the network is “finding offense where none is taken or intended.”

As for Beaumont, who hosted the documentary, he offered his take on the situation in a social media conversation.

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The female judo champion was similarly perplexed over the network’s move.  “I wasn’t offended,” Cynthia Rahming said. “I didn’t find it sexist.”

The BBC network appears to be sticking to its guns, though, with a spokesperson noting that although Beaumont “didn’t mean to cause offense,” the “word ‘girl’ was taken out just in case it did.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2638404/Now-BBC-bans-G-word-Sports-reporter-joked-hed-beaten-judo-bout-19-year-old-GIRL-sexist-word-cut-broadcast.html


 

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