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Climbing gets PC 13-Aug-2020 At 7:32:08 AM gfdonc
There was also an article in this month's Argus.
I agree, the route names at Nowra are offensive. I understand the FA's are being asked to consider alternatives. I hope they do.
The problem will be, where do you stop? There was recently a push on thecrag to have "We Don't Like Slopes" at Bundaleer renamed.
I always liked the obvious reference to climbing but thought perhaps the name was pushing the limits of PC. Turns out the original reference is a line in a Dave Warner song, which was criticising conservative and 'traditional' Aussie racist views. (Disclaimer: I don't know the song personally). The debate was subsequently shut down by thecrag management.
I was considering printing my 'Central Grampians' Guide in Hong Kong, but sourced local printers at a penalty of higher cost. Turns out the guide would not have made it past the HK censors, with route names such as "U Pong", "Hung Low", "Hu Flung Dung", "China Crisis" and "Cultural Revolution". To say nothing of the crag named "Taiwan".
Sensitivity is one thing; censorship another. One man's meat is another man's poison.

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