Sunday, September 08, 2013

I'm shocked, SHOCKED! 

"Y-O-U-N-G at UBC, we like 'em young, Y is for your sister, O is for oh so tight, U is for underage, N is for no consent, G is for go to jail."
So now the media finds out that teenagers at UBC are using the exact same Frosh Week chant as the St. Mary's students on the other side of the country.  Maybe they're all doing it.
What?  Teenagers saying stuff that is offensive to grown-ups?  And not just saying it, but shouting it at the top of their lungs?  
Maybe the media should stop clutching its pearls and we should all remember being 18 and how much fun it was to say something shocking.
Kids today have it harder because there's not much these days that will shock adults.
When I was 18, all I had to do was tell my parents I wanted to take a class at Berkley.

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Your post is outrageous! Even teenagers, not even university students, are more aware of the implications of that kind of trash talk!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:53 pm  

Seems the media are not the only ones clutching their pearls.

By Blogger sassy, at 2:37 pm  

Sorry, Anon, but I just cannot get too upset about what was obviously a meaningless chant to defy some societal taboos.
"step on a crack, break your mother's back" -- does this endorse elder abuse?
"Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig, and away did run;
The pig was eat
And Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying
Down the street"
Does this endorse stealing, and beating up on children?
"Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?"
Is the SPCA going to complain about how this endorses animal cruelty?

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 6:01 pm  

And there's always, Eenie meenie, minie moe, catch a n..... by the toe. But we've changed that word to "tiger" because people found it so offensive. Yes, we sometimes say things that harm others, but then they're altered as we recognize their harm. I have to say I'm glad this new chant is on the way out.

By Blogger Marie Snyder, at 6:53 pm  

hi Cathie...I agree with you, this story has been blown out of proportion. I'm glad it triggered some debate, but to lead the news in Canada for three days is totally absurd. The best way to crackdown on non-consensual sex is to educate people about sex and love, and the dangers of binge drinking...

By Blogger Simon, at 10:02 pm  

There aren't too many "taboos" anymore in our society -- underage, non-consenting sex is one of the last. So what else do teenagers have to chant about? Well, I suppose cannibalism is going to be next.

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 11:09 pm  

I'd be just as blasé as you if cannibalism took place at Canadian universities with the same frequency as underaged and non-consensual sex. Fortunately, it fucking doesn't.

By Blogger Tadhg Ó Muiris, at 12:05 am  

Agree 100%. my class of '74 grad cheer was much worse, and nobody has died yet. people need to take a shill pill and relax on this one.

By Blogger double nickel, at 7:31 am  

GOT'EM!!! Good work, all!!!

Now let's concentrate on Monty Python!!!

By Blogger Some Old Guy, at 6:24 pm  

Now for something completely different. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Oh, what a clever little boy! I didn't come here for an argument. Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, I drink therefore I am. How not to be seen. This is a frightened city. Upper-class twit of the year. Its...

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 10:27 pm  

But of course you never got to take that class at Berkley. You were forced to stay in your boring, frigid homeland, and never got to experience the greatness of living in the the U.S.A. It makes so much sense now, your hatred of the U.S. You're just jealous and angry that you never got to go to the counrty that is obviously so much better than your own. Your American Dream never came true. Poor baby.

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