Just when we thought we were healing Schmutzie with photos of strong roosters beating up cancer, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has decided to mock us. And we all know who is at fault here… the insecure feminists! Talk about this at BlogHer!
From the New Zealand Herald:
RSPB Bans Cocks, Tits Allowed
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has banned the word for male birds from its website, drawing accusations of political correctness gone mad.
Visitors to the website found the word “cock” had been replaced by asterisks, while the species, tit, suffered no such indignity.
Forum user John D, of Yorkshire, told The Sun: “As bird lovers will know, a Parus Major is a great tit and while cocks do not get past the forum censor, tits do not cause offence. I’ve heard of PC but that is taking things too far.”
A worker claimed the word had been replaced because of software filters but an RSPB spokesman said it preferred to describe birds as either male or female.
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