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On "Slater and Marjo" this morning we spoke of two news stories concerning "cancel culture" and #metoo.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, all the while dealing with the COVID nursing home death toll scandal, now has three women accusing him of improper behavior.
Taylor Swift also made headlines this morning as she lambasted Netflix's "Ginny and Georgia". During an episode of Ginny and Georgia, teenager Ginny Miller lashes out at her mother for inquiring about her dating life, saying, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
In response, Swift tweeted, "Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse sh*t as FuNnY".
Finally, we are not tolerating that women, people of color, and LGBTQ people be the butt of the joke. It was NEVER ok, but now we simply will not have it.
But how far SHOULD "cancel culture" go? What CAN you say (we will speak of specifically the workplace in this post) to someone in terms of appearance?
"Hey, that's a nice haircut, it looks good on you." You look nice today." "Did you lose weight? You look great." "I like those shoes". "That's a cool dress." "What is that perfume/cologne? It smells great."
Marjo and I are HUGE with INTENT. Some people are just ignorant, not have hate in their heart, or ulterior motives. However...
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou
People learn, evolve, change, adapt.
FUN FACT: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were BOTH against gay marriage in the mid-2000's. Shall we cancel them?
While this shift in culture is absolutely necessary, it has some people wondering what to do and what to say or what NOT to say. Even if you are well intended, it may backfire in a BIG way.
So, we wanna know...
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