Old 26th Jan 2018, 12:54
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Krystal n chips
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
Should charities return money from such events ?

To me-being a cynical they are only doing it out of political correctness and a fear of a tabloid headline. There is no moral reason to give the money back-it was charity event people paid huge amounts to attend a probably modest dinner -the girls weren't strippers (is that a word one can use today) and they certainly should not have been subject to unwarranted physical attention but have their been any complaints to the police (ever been to an old bill charity event !!!!!) Has anyone been arrested, was the money proceeds of crime, .

Sure a bit of an error of judgement on some peoples behalf but as long as women only events and venues exist why shouldnt mens events.i am not talking about things like golf club membership.

we do seem to be becoming a very prudish lot l, except of course when on holiday in foreign lands when its apparently perfectly ok to become disgustingly drunk , wear inappropriate clothing and get very 'engaged' with the opposite sex in public , even though the public might be a pleasant open space full of children in traditonally conservative and catholic countries .
26th January ( bit early really ) and the first nomination for the Annual " JB Understatement of the Year" award goes to......see above

The repercussions from this "bit of an error " are still emerging ....here's some to be going on with....

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ected-by-party

As for the modest food and the cost, well lets say it clearly wasn't attended for the culinary delights on offer.

There's every moral reason, and it's nice to see that morals do still prevail, when it comes to this returning the money raised by this event.....this is 2018 for a start.

Prudery ?......I suggest you think of a sexual activity, then do a search for the subject...you may be amazed at what you find. However, there's just one rather relevant difference......consensual, and.... informed consent perhaps ?.

And then there was that "little bit of paper" the women were required to sign.....why should that be if this was just a purely charity fund raising dinner then ? and why has the club now closed I wonder ?

As for the men / women only clubs and events, fine ( did you watch the interview with Jess Philips in this respect and note her response ? ) but not when it comes down to the level of abuse that allegedly occurred in this instance.

But I do agree that the British abroad can, and are, objectionable to everybody as you say. A positive embarrassment in fact and to be avoided wherever possible if you are can do so.
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