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wolf63 | 15:25 Mon 25th Oct 2021 | News
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There is an article that I wish to read in the Times. It was previously printed in the Daily Mail but I would like to see if the Times has discovered more details of this matter or if they are just copying the Daily Mail article.

Can someone please peek behind the paywall and copy and paste the article for me.

Methinks it is all a storm in an A-cup.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/oxfam-withdraws-bingo-game-after-complaints-by-trans-staff-2pxj3v6g8

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It is time somebody stood up to these 'I am not represented' people and told them to get a life.
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Danny - please don't encourage me to start ranting about this.
I have spent the last six hours working for Oxfam (no pay) finishing off work that I have done at home over the past week. We have taken the games off our shelves - hopefully, they will become collector's items and we can sell them to sensible people.
wolfie// we can sell them to sensible people//
Good idea.
Oxfam withdraws bingo game after complaints by trans staff

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/3e9d5e2a-34f6-11ec-8ef4-8e6db1a4b82a?shareToken=55e6384452dd155305f554f19302d00b

Hope this works. Can’t do a copy and paste of the whole article
will have a look after i have changed into something - - - sensible
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cloverjo - I can see more but it still is hidden. The article is still as vague as the Mail article and info from Oxfam. Thanks

I am going to complain about books that are about fat people, crazy cat ladies, old spinsters and those with mental illnesses. I could be offended by such books.

Clover's link opens in full for me:

>>> Oxfam has removed a children’s game celebrating “inspirational women” such as Marie Curie, Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst from its shops because transgender and non-binary staff complained that it did not “respect people of all genders”.

Wonder Women, a bingo game, features 48 women “who have made a mark on the world, from scientists and artists to writers, activists and beyond”.

Oxfam said that it would stop stocking the game because of unspecified concern over its content. It said: “We took the decision to remove the game from sale following concerns raised by trans and non-binary colleagues who told us that it didn’t live up to our commitment to respect people of all genders.”

The charity declined to clarify what was concerning about a children’s game celebrating the achievements of women also including Malala Yousafzai, Ada Lovelace, Jane Austen and Amelia Earhart.

It also refused to explain whether staff were upset by the inclusion of the authors JK Rowling and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, both of whom have been accused of transphobia for challenging trans rights campaigners’ views, or whether it was linked to the inclusion of the actor Elliot Page.

The game was published before Page’s announcement that he now identifies as a transgender man and featured an outdated profile picture under Ellen Page, Page’s former name.

Laurence King, the game’s publisher, said that after Page’s announcement it had immediately commissioned a replacement profile and offered Oxfam an updated copy, which the charity appears to have declined.


Oxfam’s decision prompted anger and dismay from some women who work for the charity, with at least one bookshop volunteer saying that she would resign in protest.

Ulrike Bullerby, 50, a mother of two with 25 years’ experience as a bookseller, said she had handed in her notice at the Oxfam shop where she had volunteered for ten years. She told The Times that the decision to ditch the game was “an affront” to all the women who fund-raise and donate to the charity.

“I feel like women are under attack. We’re not allowed to have a word to ourselves. We’re no longer allowed to celebrate women in their own right. It is insane.

“They [campaigners] want total submission from us. They want us to comply with everything and to deny that sex exists and that the female sex has the right to be acknowledged on its own terms.

“We’ve been demoted to ‘cervix-havers’ and then told off for saying, ‘No, I’m a woman’. If Oxfam becomes part of that culture . . . then I can no longer represent them. I feel let down and disappointed and I think this will make other women volunteers feel undervalued and overlooked.”

The culture war over the question of whether gender identity or biological sex should take priority is spreading to almost every part of public life.

Transgender rights campaigners say that gender identity should be prioritised over biological sex but feminists claim this weakens the fight against sexism. They say, for example, that the women Oxfam supports in the developing world are vulnerable because of their sex, not their gender identity.

Oxfam has been under scrutiny since the Haiti sex scandal of 2018. This year three staff were sacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an investigation into sexual exploitation.
All the "trans" people have to do is write a few award winning novels, win the Nobel prize for research in a ground breaking area or start a political movement to provide rights which were denied to 50% of the adult population. Then they will probably be included in such a book.

The book does not fail to respect anybody in particular but it majors on women. I doubt there's enough successful trans people about to fill such a book.
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Thanks, Chris - I think it allows you to read some articles for free. I must have maxed out.

It is pretty pathetic that someone complained and Oxfam should stand their ground and sell them. Bah!!
who in there right mind would subscribe to any "newspaper"?
You'll never know Tora.
Thanks for this, Wolf. For many years I worked for OXFAM as a volunteer and in a paid position.
I discovered that money was being stolen from my local shop and higher up. I reported it but OXFAM refused to investigate. I threatened them with the press if they didn't. An investigation was held and the thieves caught immediately.
I was then told that I would never work in a paid position again and if I wanted to volunteer I had to promise never to whistleblow again.
You can imagine my reaction.

I will now bombard them with emails and make sure that I make as many folk aware of this as possible...thanks again.
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G'ness - I won't comment on the organisation as a whole. I want to volunteer there for the foreseeable future.

But I am proud of our shop and our online shop. Especially the really brilliant person who works on the postcard section. It is well run and most of the volunteers are conscientious and hard-working.

There are horror stories - but I think that the media tends to make a meal of anything that happens.

That said - someone once stole £1 million worth of jewellery from our little shop. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8197348.stm
I understand that, Wolf. At least your thief wasn't a volunteer!

I discovered that the wife of a prominent solicitor was stealing about half the money she took on her shift. Even worse was the wife of one of our preachers who was taking donations home after her shift and when she had enough goods holding sales in her house.
It's difficult to know that every volunteer is as honest as most are but my anger was mostly aimed at the folk at the top who were well paid to ensure the charity did everything possible to make sure donations were used for the cause. They didn't, preferring to sweep things under the carpet.
Maybe they were only taken off the shelves in the outlets where the offended staff worked. If it was me, I would leave them on the shelves - if they are half competent they will tell their staff what to do about it and not leave them to figure it out via an article in the newspapers.
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237SJ - our manager is working on a plan. I sent him the article text. It isn't a major issue but it is getting rather silly - you can't please everyone.
I'm old skool, I prefer the smear about tracing paper than the mail or the times... to wipe ones ass.
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Arksided, my first day as a civil servant (1980) was the first day that I encountered Izal. It was a shock to my system.

The Daily Mail is vindictive when it finds a story on its list of people, charities or businesses that it can persecute. Do people actually train to be journalists anymore?

NJ - it is a game that was made 2/3 years ago that Oxfam got their paws on to enable them to raise money. That should be the priority, but whatever decision they make I am sure that someone will be offended.
For future reference, a way around this is to paste the url into the box at the top of this page:

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If someone's done it already, then you'll see something like this:

https://archive.md/WUFDH

Otherwise, it'll go through a process of saving the page and ultimately showing the entire thing, paywall or not.
HI Jim
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