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  • Heather W.,

    You know that master edit button that fixes links?

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 189 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Okay, that's odd. Thanks Heather, I'll get onto that.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Right. The previously-invisible spaces before all my URLs are gone.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I'm calling my relationship 'opposite marriage' from now on. Miss California opened my eyes.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    the Grande Empress of South Beach

    I think this is someone I'd like to meet.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I think this is someone I'd like to meet.

    Heh, I was reading through stuff on the most recent Feminist Sex Carnival and I ran across this comment:

    But in reality, you’re wielding a flamethrower loaded up with slutshameum and you’re torching a pretty wide swath.

    and I couldn't help thinking, that sounds so cool . I mean, bad and everything, but that's such a great name.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Naming and labelling seems harmless on the surface... until it crosses the line into dehumanisation. And then used to justify state-sanctioned brutality or even genocide.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5414 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    In my profession I come across a lot of birth certificates from different countries and epochs, and they're always interesting for their taxonomies. American ones - which vary greatly from state to state and decade to decade, would be worth some sort of historical/sociological study all by themselves. My favourite bit is they preface the whole thing with whether the child's mother was married or not. And then of course the first thing after each parent's name is "color". And then there are the ones that have a space for the occupation of the father, but not the mother.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    I mean, bad and everything, but that's such a great name.

    And a notable absence from the Periodic Table.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Johnson,

    Instead of labelling, you could stitch yourself?

    Wellington • Since Oct 2007 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    And because it may come up at some point: You know Stats NZ have a discussion paper on what all those people who don't want to be called "Pakeha" or "NZ European" can tick in the census.

    I loved the bit in the Dom Post that said they had removed the previously used "Pakeha" because some people didn't like it, but were searching for a term that captured the meaning of (basically) a white person whose family has living in New Zealand for a long time.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    And then there are the ones that have a space for the occupation of the father, but not the mother.

    I was just noticing this, while going through family tree stuff for my daughter. My father's Australian 1935 birth certificate doesn't have a space for mother's occupation, but my Nanna's 1915 New Zealand marriage certificate has a space for bride's occupation.

    Our civil union certificate just has Spouse 1 and Spouse 2.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Instead of labelling, you could stitch yourself?

    I just finished stitching this, Jimmy.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Our civil union certificate just has Spouse 1 and Spouse 2.

    In Italian sposo means husband and sposa means bride, so when we got the certificate I said hey! I thought we were trying *not* to get married!

    I vote for a Seussly atlernative, Thing 1 and Thing 2, on account of fewer potentially discriminatory assumptions. (Although, literally objectifying I guess).

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Plus, enumerating. Who gets to be #1?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    BTW, Emma, that "people" substitution trick is brilliant. I'm going to use it in the classroom first chance I get.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    BTW, Emma, that "people" substitution trick is brilliant.

    You obviously don't hang around socialists enough.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I loved the bit in the Dom Post that said they had removed the previously used "Pakeha" because some people didn't like it, but were searching for a term that captured the meaning of (basically) a white person whose family has living in New Zealand for a long time.

    Man that annoys me. This is useful information that we collect for, among other things, our country's health system. The fact that it's a Maori word doesn't actually change what it means!

    I think we should add "honky" and see who ticks that.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    You obviously don't hang around socialists enough.

    I'm having mid-1990s Socialist-Workers-invading-my-until-then-sensible-protest-meetings flashbacks.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    This sounds familiar... was the post prompted in any way by the discussion you, I, and Mrs Skin were having on a previous thread?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • David Cauchi,

    Wow, your cats sharpen their claws on wind?

    Wellington • Since Jul 2007 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    My father's Australian 1935 birth certificate doesn't have a space for mother's occupation, but my Nanna's 1915 New Zealand marriage certificate has a space for bride's occupation.

    This is all perfectly logical....

    Women are allowed to have jobs until they get married and have babies, right?

    Mind you, its a wonder they bother letting you write in an occupation when you could just have tick-boxes. Teacher, nurse, shop-staff and clerical were the only options, huh?

    :D

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 887 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    That game is never going to end, and the prizes suck.

    So that toaster-oven thing was only for lesbians? Damn.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Actually, you know who gets to be as politically incorrect as all get-out?

    Old dykes.

    I was talking to my favourite Grey Lynn lesbian and discovered we'd both been at the Lucinda Williams show.

    "Yeah, we had a great view of the stage," she said. "Good enough to see her cameltoe."

    Yowza!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    This sounds familiar... was the post prompted in any way by the discussion you, I, and Mrs Skin were having on a previous thread?

    Yes. And the Eskimo debate, and the latest Carnival, and Giovanni's latest post - it's been a convergence storm over the last couple of weeks.

    So that toaster-oven thing was only for lesbians? Damn.

    Dude, you're not even allowed to know about that.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

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