Friday, May 6, 2016

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 46

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  In honor of National Reentry Week, the Department of Justice created a new policy aimed at avoiding the words "felon" and "convict" when referring to felons and convicts.  Use of such harsh, accurate words are "disparaging", might hurt convicts' feelings and put a damper on felonial success.



What should we call them now?
Bryan?





Crooks?
 

Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Fluffy?
 
 
 
 
Credit Risks?
 
 
 
Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Molly?
 
 
 
 
 
Jail Birds?
 
 
 

Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Cyndi?
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunate?
 
 
 
 

Hostmaster:  the DOJ just might approve of that one.
Bryan?
 
 
 
 
 
Criminals?
 
 
 

Hostmaster:  incorrect.  Are you even trying?
 
 
 

Not really.  I can't
seem to get worked up over
hurting a hoodlum's feelings.
 
 
 
 
Hostmaster:  good thing you don't work for the government.
 
 
 
 
Indeed.
 My tendency is to call a
law breaker a law breaker.
 
 
 
Hostmaster:  Fluffy?
 
 
 
 
How about peccant?
 
 
 

Hostmaster:  that's pretty.  It's still offensive.
Molly?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm confused.
If calling them what they are
is wrong, why call
 them anything?
 
 
 
 
Hostmaster:  don't forget, this is government.  Groups of people must be labeled.  Some of these groups need special handling. 

Minds more nuanced than ours have come up with a couple of suggestions to replace the unacceptable "convict" and "felon".  These are they.  "A person who committed a crime" and "an individual who was incarcerated."
 

 
 

They can do better than that!
That's still belittling people
who are reintegrating into
society after serving
 their sentence.
 

 
 
 
 
Sometimes the truth be little.
So ends this Round.  Nobody wins.
 
 
 
 
 
Round 46
Fluffy/Molly  21
Bryan/Cyndi   18
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Oh My goodness, I have a headache just trying to think what your wrote and I read.

    cheers, parsnip

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