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by Lairiana
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old-fashioned titles
Replies: 26
Views: 3838

Re: Old-fashioned titles

That's completely irrelevant. The point is that they're used in a gender neutral way whereas Mr/Master/Sir/Mrs/Miss/Mrs/Ms etc are not. There should be a gender neutral option for those who aren't doctors or professors. Yeah, it's called Mx, but a lot of places don't use it or even know of it. Jane...
by Lairiana
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Better late then never ... CX at 69
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Better late then never ... CX at 69

I'm happy for her, but I must confess I had a narrow miss today. She was on the news whilst the mother was upstairs. Turned it off before I could hear her make some stupid comment.
by Lairiana
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Transgender Media and Television
Topic: QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue

South Asia = Pakistan, India, some other countries.
Southeastern Asia = Thailand etc.

The Middle East does not include Pakistan. It's countries like Iran, Iraq, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon. Mr Fry does not know everything, and is quite often wrong.
by Lairiana
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Transgender Media and Television
Topic: QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue

PS most are in fact debt collectors for shops or private landlords for example and the very fact they are used to embarrass people says it all really. And where is it said they are embarrassing because they are trans? Is that not just you looking at their culture with a Western point of view, and n...
by Lairiana
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Transgender Media and Television
Topic: QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

QI Series I Ep 10 - Inland Revenue

Anyone else see it? The relevant section is extended a little in the XL version. Baaaaasically one question was about transgender people in Pakistan, and how some are used to "embarass" shop owners into paying taxes. Well, I thought - as far as TV goes - it wasn't in sensitive. Maybe a bit...

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