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Postby Imsogone » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:53 am

What exactly did she paint that caused an uproar? Why was her painting very nearly painted over by school authorities? Why? Because she depicted a "traditional" family - a man, a woman and a child - with wedding rings.

I suppose that, if she had painted this as some sort of right wing-nut job protest against non-traditional forms of family - like gay families or single parent families, I might have objected, too. But the girl said she wasn't trying to cause trouble with the mural. "I felt bad because I didn’t want to offend anyone. I was scared that maybe it would go out to our homosexual community and I didn’t want them to get in an uprise because I was not trying to preach that’s the right thing to do at all," Bierendy told WPRO.

So, what's a kid to do? Is she supposed to go all PC on everyone? Can she express herself as she sees fit? Is she supposed to fill a canvas with representations of every family type there could be, in spite of what it might do to the "artistic" merit of the work?

Why can't she paint a "traditional" family without raising a shitstorm?

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Postby Nadkor » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:56 am

Yeah, that's pretty absurd.
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:58 am

Goes to show that humanity is mainly made up of fucktards.
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Postby Katganistan » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:01 am

That is fucking stupid.
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Postby Ende » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:03 am

Katganistan wrote:That is fucking stupid.

Pretty much this.

How the fuck is that offensive?

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Postby Deshrenkov » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:04 am

Thats just seriously messed up...but overall? it didn't seem like the homosexual community got that pissed. it was more the school attempting to be politically correct...

Honestly, the homosexual community seems to be made up of some of the most intelligent people in our world. They take very little offense and aren't on the news every other day unlike certain other groups of people...a homosexual gets shot by a straight guy for example. They dont go rampaging on about how its an act against "There entire group of people" unlike a certain group here in america...

Not to mention they're not on the news every other day about "Hate-crime this, intolerance that."
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Postby Nadkor » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:05 am

Actually what annoys me the most about this (as if it wasn't ridiculous enough already) is that the utterly stupid actions of the school provide ammunition to those who try and stamp out any progressive or inclusive movements by claiming that their ultimate goal isn't inclusiveness and equality but the subjugation of straight white Christianity and the traditional family.

So...top work, school. You're hugely undermining the advancement of the progressive and inclusive ideas you presumably seek to advance. Big round of applause. You complete morons.
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Postby Yootwopia » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 am

Quite.
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Postby Arbites » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:09 am

I'm confused, is the school trying to make social liberals look bad?
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Postby Knowlandia » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 am

Normally I'd go into how this is an example of Left-wing morals and Political Correctness corrupting the moral fabric of western society, but I'll just say that the girls school is stupid.
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Postby Ganos Lao » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 am

In Nigeria, there's a word that would describe these people.

Mugu.

And the school authorities are quite the mugus, let me tell you.



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Postby Northwest Slobovia » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:15 am

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:Goes to show that humanity is mainly made up of fucktards.

Nah, it's just that they make the news. One doesn't hear about teachers and school boards and so forth who say, "Yup, a mural depicting a family.", and move on.
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Postby Ganos Lao » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:16 am

Northwest Slobovia wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:Goes to show that humanity is mainly made up of fucktards.

Nah, it's just that they make the news. One doesn't hear about teachers and school boards and so forth who say, "Yup, a mural depicting a family.", and move on.


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Postby Nightkill the Emperor » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:42 pm

The fuck?
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Postby Deus Malum » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:43 pm

Seems pretty clear she didn't mean this as a political statement.

So, pretty stupid on the school's part.
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Postby Centia Regnum » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:45 pm

Coming from a gay guy, that is just stupid. Why can't you paint a traditional family?

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Postby New Sapienta » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:46 pm

Ganos Lao wrote:
Northwest Slobovia wrote:Nah, it's just that they make the news. One doesn't hear about teachers and school boards and so forth who say, "Yup, a mural depicting a family.", and move on.


To paraphrase the head writer of a popularly criticized video game:

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That's a meme now?

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Postby Tekania » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:46 pm

This is definitely one of those "What the fuck" type stories of when PC is taken too far.
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Postby Alyakia » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Can she express herself as she sees fit?


I'm disappointed the typical "IT'S THEIR PROPERTY SO THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!" crowd haven't jumped on this yet.

Can she express herself as she sees fit on a work that's going to go on a hallway?
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Postby New Sapienta » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:51 pm

Alyakia wrote:
Can she express herself as she sees fit?


I'm disappointed the typical "IT'S THEIR PROPERTY SO THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!" crowd haven't jumped on this yet.

Can she express herself as she sees fit on a work that's going to go on a hallway?

How is this harming anyone?

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Postby Tekania » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Alyakia wrote:
Can she express herself as she sees fit?


I'm disappointed the typical "IT'S THEIR PROPERTY SO THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!" crowd haven't jumped on this yet.

Can she express herself as she sees fit on a work that's going to go on a hallway?


I imagine due to the fact that we're talking about government property and as such, the precise tights and rules which would apply to private property do not apply in this case.
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Postby Allrule » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:58 pm

This reminds me of that Onion story in Our Dumb Century where people were flipping shit because some random Iowa family was all-white.
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Postby Ovisterra » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:00 pm

No matter what mural you paint, you're going to leave out "what some of the students experience" unless you do some big survey and find out and subsequently include everything everyone ever experienced.
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Postby Norstal » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:02 pm

They forgot to represent the Asari and the Krogans. Not to mention us, the Turians.

You humans are all racist.
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Postby New Sapienta » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:03 pm

Norstal wrote:They forgot to represent the Asari and the Krogans. Not to mention us, the Turians.

You humans are all racist.

Don't worry, they all starve anyway.

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