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So every semester we have a party with two of our professors (they're married) and last semester I wasn't veggie. Anyway, she sent out this email today and I am wondering why she felt the need to put the one line that she did.....<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"Dean and I will host our annual end-of-year party for broadcast students on April 28, 2007 from 6:00 p.m.---?? We will provide a boatlaod of food--you must bring your own beverage (we provide ice & cups). There will be music --Dean picks it--so it will be Celtic, jazz, and old rock 'n roll. If the weather is good-- we might have croquet. Your partner or guest is welcome; children are not. Please RSVP so I know how many pigs, turkeys and cows to kill. Please also pass this word along to any broadcast students (Intro to Video and higher) in case we don't get everyone. This is usually a happy/sad event as we all realize that some of us are gone--and some of us will be here another year--and two of us will be here forever (at least for a few more years) providing an anchor for the rest of you. Anyone want to make a funny tape of the year? Feel free--<br><br><br><br>
Penny"<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
some people just don't think of anyone else I guess.
 

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Don't think of anyone else, as in, weren't thinking of the sensitivity of vegetarian recipients of the email? What about Jewish recipients? *tsk* providing pork! shameful. And certainly the way the animals will be killed isn't Halal. Disgusting.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
... not catering to the sensitivities of 3% of the entire population isn't exactly insensitive (and I'd suspect that much of that 3% wouldn't be bothered by the words in the letter). At least the people aren't ignorant about where their meat comes from. But, you could always tell your professor that it bothered you.
 

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OTOH, maybe someone will read that email and think, "ew that's disgusting... hm, I guess that IS where my meat comes from..." and try vegetarianism or something.
 

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Might be blunt, but the way it's worded is just kind of trashy. From the "children are not welcome" right to the cow killing - it's just an inappropriate invitation, even sent as an informal email. When you consider that this is from a professor & being sent to the general student population, it's even more inappropriate.
 

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I think "We need to determine how much meat we'll need to serve" would have been a better way to say it.<br><br><br><br>
I would have thought it was a weird way to say it, even as an omni. I doubt many people want to imagine their food being killed. But then again, I know some that wouldn't really care.<br><br><br><br>
I probably wouldn't have made a fuss over it anyway. Like OA said, we're 3% of the population.
 

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I think a better way of saying it would be "We need to determine how many we'll need to serve." actually, but...<br><br><br><br>
Considering the whole of the e-mail, I don't take offense to it or anything. She was just trying to be humorous, so I wouldn't give it a second thought.
 

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Ugh. I think that was pretty disgusting even for something that's supposed to be "humorous". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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^^<br><br>
That's true, but the thing is, not everyone sees it that way. If it were that way, then a lot more people would be veg*n.
 

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I thought it was funny, even if I understand why you'd think it's offensive. Not everyone can share the same views, though. Were you offended personally, or did you just think it was in bad taste? If this was addressed to me, I would be absolutely fine with it.
 

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I thought it was funny (if a bit "casual" for a professor). I agree with OregonAmy.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, last summer I sent out BBQ invitations saying "We've butchered the soy chickens and garbanzo cows, come help us cook 'em....".<br><br>
Granted, everyone knew I was vegetarian AND that I have a sick sense of humor but I didn't offend any omnis or vegetarians...
 

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It sounds like something I would have said as an omni.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
It sounds like something I would say now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tofu-N-Sprouts</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br>
Of course, last summer I sent out BBQ invitations saying "We've butchered the soy chickens and garbanzo cows, come help us cook 'em....".<br><br>
Granted, everyone knew I was vegetarian AND that I have a sick sense of humor but I didn't offend any omnis or vegetarians...</div>
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Yeah but the difference is nobody actually died for your BBQ. This professor isn't joking around about soy chickens, there are actual living beings who will be killed for this thing. That's why your invitation isn't disturbing, and theirs is.
 

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I have to say that I think it's somewhat weird that in this thread vegetarians are saying "don't say 'kill pigs, turkeys and cows', say 'serve meat'", when the latter is euphemistic* usage which normally veg*ns should oppose.<br><br><br><br>
This doesn't mean, however, that if she intended it as a joke, she doesn't have a somewhat distressing attitude towards those who she kills.<br><br><br><br>
*or well, maybe that's not the right word. But I won't bother to find a replacement. You know what I mean.
 

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<b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Your partner or guest is welcome; children are not. Please RSVP so I know how many pigs, turkeys and cows to kill.</span></i></b><br><br><br><br>
The email is insensitive and reeks of NO social skills what soever on their part,<br><br>
both of the above offend me in the way they are written, very pathetic invite if you ask me.
 

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What's wrong with "Children are not welcome"? People put "adults only, please" on invitations all the time, only to have children arrive because people thought that "adults only" meant "families only" for some reason.<br><br><br><br>
Some people need it spelled out for them.
 
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