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No more Snowmen on CBeebies ?

(99 Posts)
Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 12:32:39

They are to be called Snowpeople, (allegedly)

Good idea, ?does it matter or has political correctness gone overboard?
Where will it all end, can you imagine Gransnet of the future, opinions & differences will not be tolerated.

Maybelle Mon 05-Nov-18 12:40:18

Will it even be Gransnet !
Surely Grandparents/elderfamilymembernet is more in keeping. More inclusive ?

Luckygirl Mon 05-Nov-18 12:44:01

This has to be a wind-up!

Izabella Mon 05-Nov-18 12:46:57

Sadly not lucky girl

Cherrytree59 Mon 05-Nov-18 13:40:54

Compacted small white ice crystal people ⛄

Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 13:43:43


Grannybags Mon 05-Nov-18 13:46:28

Sorry Cherrytree I don't think they would be allowed to be "white" ice crystals.....!

Ilovecheese Mon 05-Nov-18 13:49:06

I can't see anything wrong with it.

gmelon Mon 05-Nov-18 13:53:44

Some snow may want to be identify as slush.
Or gender fluid frozen water?

Iam64 Mon 05-Nov-18 13:54:39

I can't see anything wrong with it (either ilovecheese).

Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 14:10:59

Brilliant ,gmelon

Mabel2 Mon 05-Nov-18 14:13:16

And just who takes offense at them being called snowmen? Or is this just a reaction to a non existent slight?
Thank goodness my DVD no longer watches cbeebies or cbbc.

Mabel2 Mon 05-Nov-18 14:16:12

Grr annoying autocorrect, I meant DGD

Luckygirl Mon 05-Nov-18 14:21:23

If we are going to have to call them snow people, maybe we need to make the gender clear with a strategically placed carrot so as to avoid confusion!

Baggs Mon 05-Nov-18 14:23:02

Greenpeace introduced the term snowpeople a long time ago, at least twenty years, possibly more.

How do I know this? Because that many years ago I bought some Greenpeace xmas cards which had placard holding snow people on them. The placard said: "Snow people against global warming". I sent one to my aunt. She loved it.

LullyDully Mon 05-Nov-18 14:25:56

I suppose language does evolve.
I can remember when 'parenting' sounded odd, but not any more. I always refer to firefighters rather than firemen to children, which is more accurate.
In a few years snow people will be fine and sound ok. Sounds a bit odd now of course.

Nicenanny3 Mon 05-Nov-18 14:38:01

How ridiculous snow person. Soon when you have a baby you won't be able to say if its a boy or girl it will be just a baby person.

Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 14:51:35

There isn’t anything inherently wrong with it , if it was just an additional term there wouldn’t be a problem, the problem arises when people are taken to task or prosecuted for being offensive because they have addressed someone in a manner not to that persons liking & have allegedly disrespected them thus causing distress .

Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 14:53:31

Or gender fluid, until they grow up & decide for themselves Nicenanny3. ?

Smileless2012 Mon 05-Nov-18 14:58:02


Political correctness gone mad I'd say Bridgeit

Bridgeit Mon 05-Nov-18 15:04:33

Yes definitely Smileless, it’s sort of funny until you realise how potentially dangerous it will/can become.
Hard won freedom of speech is actually under threat,
In the words of Dads Army, were all Doomed, Doomed I say?

oldbatty Mon 05-Nov-18 15:26:53

gmelon, love that. True though innit?

SueDonim Mon 05-Nov-18 15:53:15

Well, I guess snow people are made of snowflakes so maybe it's an appropriate term!

SueDonim Mon 05-Nov-18 16:00:26

This may have been posted before, and I can't find the author to attribute it to but it made me smile wryly.

"My morning.

8:00 am: I made a snowman.

8:10 am: A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snowwoman.

8:15 am: So, I made a snowwoman.

8:17 am: My feminist neighbor complained about the snowwoman's voluptuous chest, saying it objectified snowwomen everywhere.

8:20 am: The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead.

8:22 am: The transgender ma..wom...person asked why I didn't just make one snowperson with detachable parts.

8:25 am: The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 am: I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 am: The Muslim gent across the road demanded the snow woman wear a burqa.

8:40 am: The police arrive, saying someone has been offended.

8:42 am: The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snowwoman needs to be removed, because it depicted women in a domestic role.

8:43 am: The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.

8:45 am: My local TV news crew showed up, asking me if I know the difference between snowmen and snowwomen. I replied, "Snowballs." Now I’m called a sexist.

9:00 am: I'm on the morning news, being described as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobe, and sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.

9:10 am: I am asked if I have any accomplices. My children are taken by social services.

9:29 am: Far left protesters offended by everything are marching down the street demanding I be charged by the Anti-Everything Commissioner and then beheaded.

So, how's your morning been?"

EllanVannin Mon 05-Nov-18 16:32:50

So the carrot won't be placed in the area of the nose anymore ? It'll be placed anatomically to distinguish between the sexes instead.