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StealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-20 22:41:22

Uses the word men multiple times. Even ends with "Men - we're with you"
Don't women get prostate cancer too? What about them? Just saying "people" would be more inclusive, surely?

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NiceGerbil Mon 14-Sep-20 22:51:33

Yes the fact that woman/ girl/ female are the words that must have their meaning altered/ not be uttered is telling.

StealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-20 23:01:52

Exactly. And no one seems to care much.

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worriedwellworrier Mon 14-Sep-20 23:03:34


NiceGerbil Mon 14-Sep-20 23:05:20

Hello worried. Glad you're having fun! What's the joke?

worriedwellworrier Mon 14-Sep-20 23:06:48

Eh seriously? This is joke yes?

StealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-20 23:23:36

It's as much of a joke as the uterus havers needing smears.

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worriedwellworrier Mon 14-Sep-20 23:33:03

I think I must be missing something here. You know women can’t get prostate cancer as they don’t have a prostate right?

Ereshkigalangcleg Mon 14-Sep-20 23:34:57

Some women have a prostate. Don't be cissexist.

nepeta Mon 14-Sep-20 23:36:46


Some women have a prostate. Don't be cissexist.

And nonbinary people can also have prostates! This radio ad is not inclusive.

StealthPolarBear Mon 14-Sep-20 23:37:07

I'd agree worried but that kind of talk the other way round can get you sacked or get the police checking your thinking.

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SerenityNowwwww Tue 15-Sep-20 07:13:13

Look - we all know ‘the rules’. Not sure best way to approach it (complain? Demand ‘person’?) or just highlight the hypocrisy.

SweetGrapes Tue 15-Sep-20 07:38:32

Highlighting hypocrisy will get you nowhere.
It's the transphobic call that gets addressed.

They need to say men and transwomen.

But I don't care enough to complain. It's the other lot I want to complain about/to. The ones erasing women and saying people have abortions and get hysterectomies.

They should be using clear English and not erasing women and girls.

StealthPolarBear Tue 15-Sep-20 07:44:38

Yes exactly.

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StealthPolarBear Tue 15-Sep-20 07:45:18

But when they receive complaints they talk about being inclusive etc etc. Clearly the prostate cancer lot care less about that.

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SerenityNowwwww Tue 15-Sep-20 07:50:36

Maybe it’s just grown ups and in charge who think ‘ffs - this is cancer we are talking about - saving lives... we are not playing silly games here, this is real people!’

CranberriesChoccyAgain Tue 15-Sep-20 08:15:33

It's absolutely ridiculous that issues around medicine, physical health, and disease prevention and awareness need to tiptoe around transgender ideology nonsense. But of course we know it only happens where women (real ones obvs) are concerned.

People who menstruate
Pregnant people
People with a cervix, vulva/uterus

But men who get prostate cancer.

StealthPolarBear Tue 15-Sep-20 10:29:01


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