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Fireman Sam dropped for not being inclusive

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A fire service says it will no longer use Fireman Sam in its promotional material because the character is outdated and not inclusive.

Lincolnshire's chief fire officer Les Britzman suggested the long-running children's TV show had stopped more women from joining the fire service and should be renamed "Firefighter Sam".

The service will instead use its own characters, fire extinguishers Freddy and Filbert, in future promotions.

https://news.sky.com/story/fireman-sam-banned-by-fire-service-for-being-outdated-and-not-inclusive-11806730

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spartan max2

Changing the name fireman to firefighter is fine with me .

Imagine being a guy who works in a job that always has women in the name lol.

However I see no reason to get rid of the guy. Men are allowed to be firefighters too. White males aren't allowed to be anything anymore...

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aztek
Just now, spartan max2 said:

Changing the name fireman to firefighter is fine with me .

Imagine being a guy who works in a job that always has women in the name lol.

However I see no reason to get rid of the guy. Men are allowed to be firefighters too. White males aren't allowed to be anything anymore...

good thing we do not ask permissions

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aztek

i have never seen a female active duty firefighters, not once, 

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OverSword

So Fireman Sam is a misogynist?  Dox him!

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OverSword
2 minutes ago, aztek said:

i have never seen a female active duty firefighters, not once, 

I have.

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aztek

i've seen females wear FF uniform, (not the fire suit)  never seen one come in a truck, responding to an emergency,  seen plenty in movies thou

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Buzz_Light_Year

I guess the politically correct will go after Smokey the Bear next.

Ahh Yes..... Smokey the Bear in a pantsuit. :rolleyes:

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Orphalesion

Yeah just rename him Firefighter Sam. There's apparently already female characters on the show, so just rename it to the more modern definition and I see no problem.

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and then
37 minutes ago, OverSword said:

So Fireman Sam is a misogynist?  Dox him!

Dude might just allow your house to burn... :whistle:

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OverSword
4 minutes ago, and then said:

Dude might just allow your house to burn... :whistle:

Sounds racist as well.

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Hammerclaw

I've seen them respond to non fire  emergency calls--but I rarely frequent fires. While I'm sure there are quite muscular ones, the ones I have seen I wouldn't want count on carrying me out of a burning building.

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Desertrat56

So, are they going to take Smokey the Bear away from us next?

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hetrodoxly

What's happening to mother earth, sorry gender neutral parent earth, what was i thinking of there i'm such, a bad person.

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Setton
20 hours ago, aztek said:

i have never seen a female active duty firefighters, not once, 

Well, the world is full of things you're unfamiliar with, isn't it? 

Compassion, fairness, education... 

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RoofGardener
22 minutes ago, Setton said:

Well, the world is full of things you're unfamiliar with, isn't it? 

Compassion, fairness, education... 

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Scholar4Truth
On 9/11/2019 at 11:24 AM, Buzz_Light_Year said:

I guess the politically correct will go after Smokey the Bear next.

Ahh Yes..... Smokey the Bear in a pantsuit. :rolleyes:

Don't you know Joanna Cassidy is really Smokey The Bear? 

 

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Golden Duck
On 9/12/2019 at 2:24 AM, Buzz_Light_Year said:

I guess the politically correct will go after Smokey the Bear next.

Ahh Yes..... Smokey the Bear in a pantsuit. :rolleyes:

Nah... It isn't Smokey the Boar

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RabidMongoose
On 9/11/2019 at 4:45 PM, spartan max2 said:

Changing the name fireman to firefighter is fine with me .

Imagine being a guy who works in a job that always has women in the name lol.

However I see no reason to get rid of the guy. Men are allowed to be firefighters too. White males aren't allowed to be anything anymore...

Matron!

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Aaron2016

What's next?  Postman Pat?  There must be hundreds of professions that end with 'man'.  Fisherman, Taxman, Ombudsman, Barman, Cameraman, Chairman, Linesman, Postman, Fireman.....etc

The word 'wo-man' ends with man.  How offensive.  lol.

 

1981 - A lovable postman going to work  :D

2019 - A misogynist white supremacist  :devil:

 

Image result for postman pat gif

 

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