Is it any wonder why we haven't heard of Chico State Athletics? That was just one of the comments on the school's new campaign against the use of “offensive language”.
The campaign features numerous photos of the school's athletes along with the phrase “I don't say” followed by a particular word or phrase and then a reason why said word or phrase is “offensive”. Many of these images have been mocked on Facebook for taking things too far.
Oh, and there's a disclaimer: “Some images in this article contain offensive language as part of a campaign against its use.”
Because words hurt more than sticks and stones, right? Anyway, here's some examples from the campaign that are laugh inducing.
One image featuring two baseball players says: “We don't say 'just kill me' because suicide is not a joking matter and never will be.”
Another one, featuring softball player Briana Contreras says: “I don't say 'like a girl' because gender has no limits.”
However, the most hilarious and questionable ones are below.
Isn't it appropriate to judge someone by your own standards? Isn't that how judging is supposed to go in general?
Does this one really need my commentary?
Man-up is a term used to tell someone to stop being so whiny, stand up to whatever problem he's facing and deal with it. It's not sexist in the slightest.
The comment sections on each of these photos is so worth reading I can't recommend it enough. The sad thing is, these people are our future. But as they say...
Just kill me.