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    A council has banned staff from using mother-in-law jokes after deeming them sexist and disrespectful to “family elders”.


    Despite surviving from Roman times, the humour no longer considered acceptable, according to officials at the London Borough of Barnet.

    The edict was issued in a 12-page booklet entitled Cultural awareness: General Problems which came to light through a Freedom of Information request.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...law-jokes.html
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    Why? Its not an acceptable thing to be doing whilst at work. If Iwas at work sitting around telling jokes I imagine a manager would come over and say something
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    Genuine question, Teadict, do you even read these articles? Lets see what the council REALLY said (this quote from your link):

    The edict was issued in a 12-page booklet entitled Cultural awareness: General Problems which came to light through a Freedom of Information request.
    It states: “Humour can be incredibly culture-specific, and is very open to misinterpretation or even offense [sic] by other cultures. And don’t forget when you don’t know what people are laughing at, it is very easy to imagine that they are laughing at you.”

    The guide adds: “British mother-in-law jokes, as well as offensively sexist in their own right, can also be seen as offensive on the grounds that they disrespect elders or parents.”
    So nothing about outlawing them....just advising people some may get offended by these jokes, which is true.... and all this was written in a booklet, so obviously this holds no law.

    Telegraph is bull.**** etc etc
 
 
 
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