Please don't put a rainbow in your window!

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RuffleCrow Mon 23-Mar-20 12:28:03

For the past few years the rainbow has sadly becomea symbol of silencing, sexual stereotyping and oppression for a lot of women and those in the LGB community. If you're thinking of putting one up, please think about how that may make women feel - many of whom have already experienced death threats and lost their friends and jobs thanks to those who wield the rainbow flag as a weapon.

I just saw two on my walk just now and it made me feel like shit. Not the intended effect I'm sure. Please consider something else: the sun coming out from a cloud, or a simple landscape. Thanks.

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SarahInAccounts Mon 23-Mar-20 12:28:59

I like the idea of claiming it back ...

OhCaptain Mon 23-Mar-20 12:29:52

What’s this about, sorry?

Bream Mon 23-Mar-20 12:30:08

I think people have more to worry about at the moment than rainbows in windows ffs

AnyFucker Mon 23-Mar-20 12:30:42

Really ?

BadgertheBodger Mon 23-Mar-20 12:31:11

What confused I’m a GC feminist but seriously, my toddler badly coloured in a rainbow because he loves them and he thought it was great to stick it in the window for other kids to see. We’re going for a walk this afternoon to see how many we can spot. It’s nothing to do with LGBT bollocks it’s just a rainbow. For children.

Itsmybirthdaytoday20 Mon 23-Mar-20 12:31:12

Christ almighty!


flumposie Mon 23-Mar-20 12:31:46

Sorry but I think you've missed the point.

cheezy Mon 23-Mar-20 12:31:55

What?? Nobody owns the bloody rainbow!

breakingbetter Mon 23-Mar-20 12:31:58

People will really try to find issue with anything wont they!!

elQuintoConyo Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:04

Well, perhaps now the raibow can start to be something pretty for children to draw and others to see.

Children think rainbows are just that: rather magically appearing at dark rainy times and full of colour.nAlso, they're fairly easy for even 2-3 year old to draw/paint.

What would you rather they drew? A minion?Covid itself? Joe Wicks star-jumping?

raffle Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:04

Why might someone put a rainbow in their window?

Her0utdoors Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:29

I'm not joining in for both the reason op stated and the religious symbolism - remember, if you disobey me again, I will wipe you all off the face of the earth. It's in really bad taste.

LolaSmiles Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:29

For the past few years the rainbow has sadly becomea symbol of silencing, sexual stereotyping and oppression for a lot of women and those in the LGB community

For millennia a rainbow has been a pretty natural phenomenon.


Badtasteflump Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:30

Rainbows make you feel shit? You've lost me I'm afraid.

Whatsnewpussyhat Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:34

Oh give over

BumpkinSpiceBatty Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:37

No. Just no. My children are allowed to enjoy lookingat a few bloody rainbows in the middle of a global emergency.
Save this for another time.

Iwalkinmyclothing Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:37


ShellsAndSunrises Mon 23-Mar-20 12:32:38

There’s a Facebook post going round asking people to stick rainbows in the windows so kids have something to spot when they’re walking around on their own. That’s why there are rainbows. Nothing to do with any type of politics statement, or LGBT etc.

Bream Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:06

If this is all you have to feel shit about consider yourself bloody lucky. Get over yourself.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:11

It’s a rainbow...I like rainbow 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

The fucking world is ending...this is the least of our worries

Hercwasonaroll Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:18

U OK hun?

boniobiscuit Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:35

I saw one this morning that my neighbour's kids have drawn and put up.

It made me grin from ear to ear, which I think was its intention....

Right now we need to see the good and kids drawing rainbows to make people smile isn't a bad thing.

woodhill Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:43

Remember Zippy, George and Bungle 😊

CochonDinde Mon 23-Mar-20 12:33:48

Fucking hell

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