Walmart Criticized for “Back-to-School Gun Promotion”

Apparently, it was a prank, but the damage was done.

 

The photograph on social media included Walmart’s superhero-themed, back-to-school promotion with a gun rack in a sporting goods section. Initially, the company apologized and said the sign was being taken down but then began to question whether it had been there at all.

Read more about it at the New York Post.

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Professor Insulted, Threatened, Labeled Racist After Objection to Event Goes Viral

Professor Bret Weinstein objected to “a suggestion that white students and professors leave campus for a day, a twist on a tradition of black students voluntarily doing the same.”

Some background on the tradition:

… [T]he college’s Day of Absence… [is] a tradition in which black people leave the campus to show what the place would be like without them.

To change things a little,

[t]his year, organizers suggested the reverse: that white people who wanted to participate would leave while nonwhites stayed, and both groups would attend workshops to, as the email announcement put it, “explore issues of race, equity, allyship, inclusion and privilege.”

It ended up in protests and threats of violence so bad that the college had to hold its commencement at a rented baseball stadium 30 miles from campus where everyone had to pass through metal detectors.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Singapore Junior Minister Mocked for Comment on Space Needed to Have Sex

Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo meant to start a discussion about marriage and having children among Singaporeans, who have the lowest birth rates in the world.

Start a discussion she did.

It was a statement that launched a thousand memes: “You need a very small space to have sex.”…

Within a day, the Facebook post had reached more than 1.5 million users and garnered more than 12,000 likes, comments and shares…

The hashtag #SexInSmallSpaces started trending. So did memes around her comments, and lively discussions sprouted on alternative news sites.

Read more about it at The Straits Times.

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