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Calling someone a 4x4 is as bad as racism

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Rufusgy Sun 13-Sep-15 13:08:55

Cbb related blush but I really don't see why this is acceptable at all. Should be classified as bad as many other 'isms' that have a zero tolerance in society.

Mulligrubs Sun 13-Sep-15 13:10:41

It's rude but you cannot compare it to racism, that is ridiculous.

HowIHateVodafone Sun 13-Sep-15 13:11:06

What's a 4 by 4?

WorraLiberty Sun 13-Sep-15 13:11:22

Sorry, can you explain what it means?

Unless of course you're talking about a vehicle, but even then it doesn't make sense.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 13-Sep-15 13:11:26

It's a horrible thing to say but not as bad as racism

fieldfare Sun 13-Sep-15 13:11:37

I'm sorry but I have absolutely no idea what that means. Could you clarify?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 13-Sep-15 13:11:46

4 by 4 as in car? I don't get it.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 13-Sep-15 13:12:20

A woman who has had four children with four men

sooperdooper Sun 13-Sep-15 13:12:28

I have no idea what you're talking about confused

Noeuf Sun 13-Sep-15 13:12:34

No it isnt , how silly. It's just shorthand someone unfunny invented

MissDemelzaCarne Sun 13-Sep-15 13:12:41

YABU, that's ridiculous.

Mulligrubs Sun 13-Sep-15 13:13:12

4x4 - a woman who has 4 children by 4 dads. It was used to describe Natasha on CBB.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 13-Sep-15 13:13:32

I don't know what 4x4 or 'cbb related' means. I'm so lost.

(Slinks off...)

FunkyPeacock Sun 13-Sep-15 13:14:02

It's rude & ignorant but the person using the term is judging life choices which I don't think is comparable to judging someone because of their race/gender/age/sexual orientation etc as they are not choices

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 13-Sep-15 13:14:21

Oh! You live and learn.

Why is that like an 'ism'?

LooksLikeImStuckHere Sun 13-Sep-15 13:14:43

Not as bad as racism but unkind and unnecessary.

LookAtAllThesePhucksIGive Sun 13-Sep-15 13:14:58

I don't get it. I watch cbb so have missed something. What happened?

Rufusgy Sun 13-Sep-15 13:15:15

Well I find is incredibly horrible and nasty term. Think how her children must feel. Sure its a modern term and not as loaded as others but I still find it deeply offensive!

RingDownRingUp Sun 13-Sep-15 13:15:31

You learn something new every day shock

SanityClause Sun 13-Sep-15 13:15:35

I have just looked up the urban dictionary, and aside from the kind of vehicle, it may be used to insult s short fat woman, or a woman with multiple children school having a different father.

I believe misogyny is as bad as racism, so I believe YANBU.

Scobberlotcher Sun 13-Sep-15 13:15:44

It's a vile thing to say but when you know someone who's been beaten because they have children with different fathers, or refused a job, or driven out of their home, or spat at, or had their windows broken or been called a monkey, or been bullied or given fewer rights, or statistically more likely to be arrested (or in america executed!) etc etc etc

then by all means come back and say it's as bad as racism.

SanityClause Sun 13-Sep-15 13:16:33

School = each

Not sure how autocorrect managed that one!

EatShitDerek Sun 13-Sep-15 13:17:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheImprobableGirl Sun 13-Sep-15 13:17:59

4x4 is derogatory but not as essentially all-encompassing as racism. A person called a 4x4 is called so as they have four children by four fathers. This is factually correct. A person of mixed heritage could be incorrectly labelled a 'nigger' or 'paki' as an offensive term used derogatively

LookAtAllThesePhucksIGive Sun 13-Sep-15 13:18:33

Sorry just caught up. Yep have heard this applied to ulrika jonsson in the past. It's disgusting and rude. Men never seem to attract such derogatory terms do they? Wouldn't compare it to racism though. Just another term for one woman to bring another woman down. Says more about the person saying it imho.

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