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The word mongol is offensive...but what else is wrong?

**helen****helen** Mod malarkistPosts: 9,235 Listening Ear
Interesting to check out different papers take on the sex and disability story that's been on peoples lips today...

Here's a news story in Huffington post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/15/swindon-mayor-nick-martin-mongols-resigns_n_5151125.html

Here's a comment piece in the indie:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-word-mongol-is-obviously-offensive--but-nick-martins-comment-suggests-he-was-offended-that-disabled-people-actually-have-sex-9259401.html

'What other dirt can we find on this man' piece from the express:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/470546/REVEALED-Tory-mayor-who-labelled-disabled-adults-mongols-had-been-rapped-for-sexual-harr

Interestingly, the mention in the final paper has no mention of the wider implications on what he said...

What's your take on this story?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That he's an ableist bastard who needs a E&Q guide rammed up his backside. But that's most Tories politicians for you!

    I find it offensive that he finds disabled people having sex offensive. I can understand some people being worried about letting some people with severe learning difficulties have sex if they don't understand the possible implications and how to have safe sex. But many do and having sex is an important part of life so his comments just prove how little contact he has had with disabled people and how out of date his views are - I would suggest someone like that isn't fit to run as mayor anyway!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Genghis Khan was a bad-ass Mongol who had so much sex there's an almost 1% chance he's yo' great great great ... granddaddy.
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