When it comes to the social activists we are all familiar with their remarkable ability to find offense in nearly any venue they choose. The latest is just another example, and it goes far to underscore how vacant their complaints are in reality.
The Scottish Maritime Museum has announced they will begin using gender-neutral terms for ships.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 23, 2019
For centuries mariners have affectionately regarded their vessels in the female form. Not just naming them, but in referring to their seacraft with the use of “She-Her” terms. Well, like everything that is traditional and inoffensive the contemporary social scolds have deemed this practice as “sexist”. How giving an inanimate object a pronoun becomes offensive to anyone is a complete mystery, but these are the times in which we live.
The activists have been scratching out the gender references on marble placards, causing expensive repairs to be undertaken by the museum. To avoid further expense, they will resort to non-specific references on future displays.
a member of the public disagrees with the wording in our interpretation and has twice in the last year 'edited' our signs for us, which will have to be replaced. We are a charity and these are very expensive! We would much rather you got in touch with us for a chat instead. pic.twitter.com/mWZ0fkhIhA
— Scottish Maritime Museum (@Scotmaritime) April 17, 2019
The ever intolerant Tolerance Police have resorted to basic vandalism in order to make their point. And as a result, the museum is effectively rewarding this anti-social behavior. Some reactionary gets their knickers in a twist over something that was acceptable for centuries, and they feel justified defacing property to make a social statement.
A few sane folks understood.
Give people an inch and they'll take a mile. Give in to what the vandals want and you're inviting them and others like them to behave the same way again. Better to cover the signs in Perspex and improve security.
— Ben Ashworth (@BenjaminJohn) April 24, 2019
Do you really plan on keeping the changes that whoever defaced your signs made?? What an utter embarrassment. Shame on you!
— Brendito Schortiz (@GeorgeGuillaume) April 24, 2019
But you gave into their demands? Morale of the story: Vandalism works?
— Markee De Sad (@MarkeeDeSad) April 24, 2019
A sane society would punish criminals, not encourage them.
— 🐧Schwulemiker🐧 (@Schwulemiker) April 25, 2019
But of course, this being the British Realm, you will have the elitists who would agree with this practice.
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) April 24, 2019
When it is someone from Britain — and a journalist — that may have them described as being a “compound squish”. Not too many seemed swayed by Kevin’s wokeness.
The fact it struck you as sexism … denotes your lack of any rational thought on the subject
— Jason Clauson (@JasonClauson) April 25, 2019
This tweet is the epitome of the petty first world complaints of a bourgeoisie who have never got their hands dirty.
Maybe if you learned about the origins and why’s of a thing, you’d better understand the why.
— CE Pascal (@PaterIndomitus) April 25, 2019
I don’t think it’s weird sexism, it’s from an old Norse or Saxon word, those languages have genders like French and German do today. I speak Welsh where we still have genders and “Llong” meaning ship is a feminine noun.
— Dave And Daf (@DaveandDaf) April 24, 2019
Oh come now, good sir — there is no place for your factual explanations, not when there is baseless social outrage to support!
At least a few saw some far more pressing issues to concern themselves over.
Perhaps if we stopped worrying about what a ship is called and worried more about building them we wouldn't be stuck in the 2nd division of shipbuilding
— Seán Robertson 🇪🇺 (@SeanLXIV) April 24, 2019
In today's world with all the wars,pain,poverty and political disorder does the fact we refer to ships as "she" really have any relevance at all?
— Elisabeth Borrelli (@ElisabethBorre2) April 24, 2019
It does not even need to be today’s world; it would have zero relevance in any other era as well.
What a woke falsehood.
— The Awful, Unresolved, Pharasaic Scelata (@TheScelata) April 25, 2019
That hit the nail on the head well enough to be dimpled into the woodwork.
& thus we rewrite history, wiping out inconvenient facts.
— Belsane 🇮🇹 (@Belsane1) April 24, 2019
This is revealing, people are more upset about the 'gender' than about a small charity being vandalised. Times change whether we like it or not, perhaps instead of ranting a small donation to a charity that's trying hard to preserve and honour traditions would be more practical.
— Teri MacFarlane (@FarlaneTeri) April 24, 2019
Amazing that with all of these rational voices out there we see an entity bowing to the irrational actions of a lone crank who cowardly exerts their will by force. If you wonder how you got Brexit, this was how you got Brexit!