01 October 2005

Doolally Dudley

Ok so maybe handing a Muslim employee (or everyone around him or her) a pig shaped stress reliever might be a little crass, in the run up to Ramadan, but Dudley Council in the UK has gone too, too far in an effort to redress the balance.

In response to a single expression of offense at said stress relievers, the Council has banned ALL pictorial references to pig in their offices. Right down to Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. Desk ornaments, tissue boxes, the lot.

Its not the sight of pigs you sillies - its the concept of handling pork, of being physically tainted by it. I am certain the complaint was made about the stress relievers specifically - if these things are, as I suspect, squidgy fist sized toys for pummelling or squeezing, then giving a pig shaped one to a Muslim must be along the lines of giving one shaped like a dog turd to, well, anybody. Yikky and a bit thoughtless, but not the end of the world.

If the Council is prepared to remove visual suggestions of being 'unclean' according to the Muslim faith, then perhaps all the infidel bacon-munching white office managers should hang up their suits and wander round in Burkas; or just stay home.

There must be a good few Muslims in Dudley who are sniggering uncontrollably at this news, and the impression it gives of the Council administrators. So am I.

Original news story here. Dudley Council website here.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

That is why I personally feel that being politically correct is a waste of everyone's time.

The one's offended need a thicker skin and the ones who offend need to remember how it is they would feel in the same instance.

As for unclean and pigs....It's a feckin pig for feck's sake! SHEESH!

*goes and tries to calm down*

Hugs to ya and I hope you have a great weekend!

Annie said...

Political correctness gone mad - as usual. Winnie the Pooh's Piglet is a soft toy anyway, isn't he?

sidhe said...

you know, I do like a certain measure of political correctness, I really do - maybe because not so long ago so many doors would have been closed to my "half-breed" kids, or maybe just because I like good manners - but I agree with you wholeheartedly - IT'S GONE TOO FAR!!!!

Pol said...

I actually live quite close to dudley (it's in the black country / the midlands for those who dont know) and have a couple of muslim friends...

I phoned a couple of muslim friends to find out what they thought ... There was uncontrollable laughter and they called Dudley council the biggest twats on earth!

I was actually told that because of the readiness by all these govt officials to stamp out things that might upset minority groups that the minority groups are having the biggest laugh of their lives and complaining about the most ridiculous little thing just to see how far these officials will go.

The minority groups are having a whale of a time and the govt officials are looking like the biggest asses on earth

Pol said...

My friend has just phoned me back .. he says why don't you try complaining because someone wears a cross and see just how ridiculous the officials will get.

LOL - we are having a whale of a time over this, thinking up stupid things to complain about.

Ms Mac said...

Arrrrgggghhhhh!!! I want to scream. Idiots make me so angry.

Wally Banners said...

Great story ty. I wonder if in Detriot, the car makers allow the infidels to pray 5 times during work? I bet they dont. Which makes the infidel a hypocrite as well. For money it shuts up. Other day I heard a story that our troops are adding pigs blood to thier bullets. LMAO

Arethusa said...

Poor Piglet. All he wanted to do was to run around the work desk and play. :(

fineartist said...

A squeezy dog turd, insanely funny to me.

You would probably make a fortune selling them in these united states.

Instead of people squeezing the shiz out of each other they could opt to squeeze the rubber squidgy shiz.

jane said...

They'd better do the same for jews too, they don't eat pork. And it is the EATING or HANDLING of pork, not pictures of piglet! lol

I read a few years back, Israel was considering putting pork blood on (I forget what exactly) but it was to keep the muslims away from whatever it was.