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Freddy Woo writes: "I once worked on an animation to help highlight the issues homeless people face in winter. The client was happy with the work, then a note came back that the ethnic mix of the characters were wrong. These were cartoon characters. They weren't meant to be ethnically anything, but we were forced to make one of them brown, at the cost of about 10k to the charity. This is how your donations are spent. Wisely as you can see."

How has PC affected you? (Please add your own tales - not five-year-old news stories cut-and-pasted from other websites)

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 10:20)
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epileptic offence
We recently recieved a note asking us not to have 'brainstorming sessions' as it may offend those who are epileptic or stroke victims.

Office has now spent a serious (ie £ks) restructuring its training programme to remove all references.

That's govt for you!
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 13:08, 6 replies)
This is practically a folk legend as far as I know. The British Epileptic Association (or whatever they are called) have said that this is not a problem and I have yet to find an epileptic person who finds this offensive.
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:28, closed)

We were told to replace it with "Starburst", which could be offensive to diabetics I guess.
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 15:24, closed)

Cheers, but they've still gone to all the trouble of changing the material.
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 15:25, closed)
I heard this last year
from a colleague (Civil Service). Decided to look it up seeing the idea that "Brainstorming" is offensive.

I found two references from journalistic sources: One from the frequently-discredited Inquirer which refers to an Irish Civil Service Department (and the jokes just write themselves, don't they?) and another from the Hellograph which is also guilty of right-wing tubthumping with alarming regularity.

If any other organisations are actually following this idea, can we have names named so they can be properly ridiculed?
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 19:17, closed)

a training company that was 'outsourced' to produce the general guidance did all the hard work.

We still paid CS cash for it tho'
(, Fri 23 Nov 2007, 12:44, closed)
We have to call it a
Thought Shower (WTF?)
(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 15:39, closed)

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