December 26, 2016

End of the Roast? SJWs stamp out last safe space for politically incorrect speech

David MenziesMission Specialist

Political correctness is everywhere but there’s been one last bastion for politically incorrect language — a place where one could say things that were offensive or sexist or racist and that last solitary outpost was the roast.

Alas, it looks like the roast is no longer insulated when it comes to social justice warriors and progressives who are “triggered” by mere words.

Watch as I relate what happened at a gathering of Canada’s top Arctic scientists when Martin Fortier, the retiring head of ArcticNet, was roasted.

As a francophone with a reputation for misspeaking English phrases, there was plenty of material for those roasting Fortier, including an innocent verbal gaffe he once made which, if taken the wrong way, sounded sexist.

Not long after the roast, an open letter began circulating at the conference and was later released online with 26 signatories.

The signatories, mostly graduate or post-graduate students from universities across Canada, were “shocked” by that horribly sexist remark, saying:

“We were stunned and offended by the statements. Comments that frame women as a ‘buffet’ to sample are deeply offensive... The trivialization of these behaviours at a professional event illustrates the deeply embedded sexist culture that exists in this field and this organization.”

So now, like the workplace and university campuses, the roast is apparently off-limits to speech that might offend meaning those running roasts will have to apply the “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all” rule.

That should cut down on the potential for offending but it will also make these events pretty boring.

I guess that’s a small price to pay if it means that no precious hothouse flowers are going to end up being “shocked and offended” by a double-entendre.

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commented 2017-01-04 13:07:07 -0500
All these nagging little pussy problems would subside if we take back our Media, the little pussies that get offended so easily are the ones our corrupt Media gives voice to and only them, there is no longer two sides of a coin.
commented 2016-12-27 19:07:10 -0500
Has anyone tried gab yet it’s like twitter only better it’s trying to be a crowd funded platform dedicated to free speech and hopefully they wont go the way of censorship like twitter and Facebook
Glad we reached our goal for new studio
commented 2016-12-27 02:45:46 -0500
I propose we have a rebel roast. It could be the rebel’s own version of the air farce chicken canon.
commented 2016-12-26 23:22:13 -0500
How come it’s not PC to criticize or comment about anyone & if you do then they accuse YOU of everything & have no problem whatsoever doing so, which in turn sends their rationale right up the creek without a paddle, because they are totally contradicting themselves.
If the safe havens are dwindling away, we have no one else to blame but ourselves for letting the PC bully us.
commented 2016-12-26 18:53:33 -0500
2 points: check your spelling David, at 3:45-ish it’s British Columbia, not Brotosh. And what Chris said in the first comment, about Ann Coulter at Rob Lowe’s roast kinda makes a point about how two faced the left wing is regarding taking and giving jokes. Maybe someone should point that out to the university.
commented 2016-12-26 17:48:39 -0500
A " social justice warrior’—— vewwwy, veewwy scwrewwery.
What are you mighty warriors going to to do ? Call us some nasty names?
We live in FEAR and AWE.
commented 2016-12-26 16:54:09 -0500
I can’t decide which is more fun, ridiculing SJWs, or staying quiet for a few minutes and waiting for them to do it to themselves.
The pendulum is already swinging back on these idiots, let’s hope it hits them in the head hard enough to knock some sense.
commented 2016-12-26 16:38:58 -0500
We should all sign a petition saying that we’re fine with the talk and don’t listen to the nuts that signed the original petition. I’m white and i’m proud to be white. I refuse to be blamed for the situation with our Indians in Canada. If I were American, I would refuse to be blamed for Slavery or anything else. The first step is in not accepting any of this nonsense. I am not going to be politically correct and I’m proud of it! That’s who I am and that’s who I will stay.
commented 2016-12-26 16:10:50 -0500
I am beginning to be quite offended by those SJW and feminists who think every thing spoken or written is aimed at them, thus accusing so many people of being insensitive morons. It is like the BLM people accusing so many whites of being racists when in fact they are the racists by thinking nearly all whites are racists.
Can they prove that one person’s comment means that “the deeply embedded sexist culture in this field and organization” is really there. They taint all members of “that” field and “that” organization with the same brush and nobody stands up to defend the field or organization. Who is in charge of that organization?
commented 2016-12-26 15:06:38 -0500
All of these SJW should be sent back to where they belong, Junior Grade School.
commented 2016-12-26 14:54:11 -0500
Those same horrified SJW’s think pictures of Rob Ford coming out of KFC with a bucket of chicken are hilarious.
commented 2016-12-26 14:06:45 -0500
How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

That’s not funny!
commented 2016-12-26 14:05:51 -0500
I just loved those old Dean Martin roasts. Never laughed so hard. Don Rickles was my favourite. Yeah what Peter and Maurice said. Who says anybody has to listen to SJW’s much less do as they say. Either ignore or mock them. When they finally realize their 15 minutes is over they’ll go away. However the more they win the longer they’ll be around.
commented 2016-12-26 13:49:00 -0500
Doesn’t anyone in a position of authority have the courage to just tell these snowflakes to go f**k themselves anymore? …. Or are they all snowflakes too?
commented 2016-12-26 13:24:00 -0500
I forget which troll said we can’t take a joke over the this show has 22 viewers video, meanwhile the left attacks humor all the time.
commented 2016-12-26 13:05:16 -0500
I still watch those old roasts today. It brings me back to when people had self confidence, senses of humor and humility.
commented 2016-12-26 12:52:17 -0500
Typical that a sociology professor, who indoctrinates the SJWs, would join the fray.
commented 2016-12-26 12:48:04 -0500
The SJWs will continue to exist while they can get results from their whining. If their whining went “blowing in the wind” we would see less and less of them until they go away forever. What might increase the extinction of the SJW is if they were mocked relentlessly.
commented 2016-12-26 12:30:58 -0500
The way they turned on Ann Coulter during Rob Lowe’s celebrity roast made me feel uncomfortable.