r/oddlyspecific Dec 01 '22

What in the hell happened here?

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4.4k Upvotes

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u/HighwayDrifter41 Dec 02 '22

I can tell you exactly what happened. They fucked up

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u/68aquarian Dec 02 '22

How do you not have a second set of eyes look over the copy for something that's gonna go on a billboard and be displayed in public though?

I get they assumed "it's only 4 words" but then how are you that distracted while putting them on the final draft?

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u/Jobob_TNT Dec 02 '22

An oopsie doopsie

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u/uglymittens Dec 03 '22

what if they didn't, lol

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u/balrus-balrogwalrus Dec 02 '22

it's not fun to stay at the

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u/Professional-Pay-888 Dec 02 '22

Dont go to the

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u/JMacNCheese91 Dec 02 '22

We don’t talk about

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u/scribbyshollow Dec 02 '22

You can put women down!

You can join up with the Klan!

You can hang out with the proud boooooys!

YOUNG MAN!

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u/Porfavor_my_beans Dec 02 '22

Are you listening to me

I said young man

It’s not where you want to be

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u/L1K34PR0 Dec 02 '22

I- Said- YOUNG MAN

Stay far away from this place

Because THE. BOYS. ARE. WAITING

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u/Clarineko Dec 02 '22

Please stay away from the

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u/antiADP Dec 03 '22

Thank you. Came to see if Reddit sang. Relieved to see a fantastic thread

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u/z-eldapin Dec 01 '22

Someone's getting fired

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u/Naepeda Dec 02 '22

Promoted

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u/jacksonbarley Dec 02 '22

They’re eliminating women and empowering racism. The sign is obvious. Duh

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u/AnAquaticOwl Dec 02 '22

I think they're eliminating women who empower racism

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u/agonypants Dec 02 '22

So...Clandance Owens?

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u/Shadow_hands Dec 02 '22

Thanks for the chuckle.

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u/sw0rdmaidXn Dec 02 '22

Hasanabi reference?

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

Turns out it was much worse than this. Showed it to my wife and she said they had actually printed this on all their stationaries and pretty much anything that had their logo on it. Apparently this was several years ago. From her experience working there that slip up was pretty accurate.

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u/ReplacementWise6878 Dec 02 '22

That’s… not real. This image was photoshopped.

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u/1lluminist Dec 02 '22

lmao I can't believe this is at almost 300 updoots.

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

Neither can I. Thought this would just be buried under all the others, guess it shows the general perception people have of them.

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u/1lluminist Dec 02 '22

And the ridiculous amount of gullibility

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

Nah, that actually happened. Shit was bad then.

Not long after my wife and her coworkers were fired for reporting workplace harassment. They were sexual assault victim advocates.

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u/1lluminist Dec 02 '22

They've seemingly done an impressively good job scrubbing it from the internet if it's legit

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 13 '22

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u/_BeansNbryce Dec 02 '22

But as it turned out it was even worse than that. It was an employee that wanted to expose them and instead of anyone caring he 'disappeared' only later to be found tied up in the woods with a bucket covering a hole on his stomach

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u/ihatebeinganempath Dec 02 '22

Oooo the old “heat the bucket up and the rats will tunnel their way out” trick

Nice

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u/Ohiolongboard Dec 02 '22

Holy fuck that scene has stuck with me for YEARS..

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u/ihatebeinganempath Dec 02 '22

Yeah 1000 ways to die traumatized me as a kid and is probably a large reason why I have health and generalized anxiety

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u/Select_Egg_7078 Dec 02 '22

well, the good thing is, most of those stories are based on highly exaggerated urban myths and total ass pulls. maybe like 1 in 5 were based on real events, but even those were pretty exaggerated.

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u/ihatebeinganempath Dec 02 '22

Oh yeah for sure but I started watching it when I was 10 years old so it made a permanent imprint on me lol

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u/RequiredGuyHere Dec 02 '22

It really is the only way to kill a man

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u/Wise-Importance-2590 Dec 02 '22

Holy shit.. where can I find this story? I need details.

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u/nwmimms Dec 02 '22

Game of Thrones

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u/L1llI4n Dec 02 '22

They stole it from George Orwell

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u/Slightspark Dec 02 '22

Its stolen from reality unfortunately, there are plenty of gruesome torture techniques to choose from without inventing fakes

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u/Adult-Beverage Dec 02 '22

Was that in the book?

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u/nwmimms Dec 02 '22

There’s a book?

/s

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

I’d like to know deets myself. The only thing they ever put out was an “oops” but considering how things were going at the time I suspected there was a lot more to it.

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u/Wise-Importance-2590 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

I looked up “YWCA employee found dead.” Seems that there’s a pattern.

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u/twofiddle Dec 03 '22

*yWca

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u/Wise-Importance-2590 Dec 03 '22

Whoops! Put that W in upside down. Clumsy me.

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u/SolaceInCompassion Dec 02 '22

just because things don’t happen to you doesn’t mean no one has a life, you know.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 13 '22

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u/SolaceInCompassion Dec 02 '22

...yes? i've done volunteer work with some of their members on occasion. had you not heard of them?

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 13 '22

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

They destroyed everything once they realized as no org in their right mind would keep it, but that wasn’t before they actually started shipping it out.

I’m of the opinion that it was a giant FU by someone on their way out the door as things were not all well and good within the YWCA.

Wife wishes they had kept some of that stuff as her coworkers and herself were fired for reporting workplace harassment.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 13 '22

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u/CohorsMando Dec 02 '22

Harassment bullshit was about 6 years ago iirc, and this wouldn’t have been too long before that. Around that time there was a pretty bug disconnect between the big YWCA and all the people on the ground level that actually believed in it. My wife bemoaned numerous times that she wished whoever was running the Twitter account should shut the hell up.

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u/TheGamer098 Dec 02 '22

The Y.M.C.A.s evil sibling:

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u/jerenboy Dec 02 '22

Reddit HQ

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u/Lazar_Milgram Dec 02 '22

Twitter HQ in year(Unironically)

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u/dyke_face Dec 02 '22

U wuman? Shut up!

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u/c_point_adae 17d ago

*4Chan.

Reddit is the most progressive site on the Internet.

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u/raven4747 Dec 02 '22

oh, the Young White Christian Alliance? sounds on par with their branding

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u/VeronicaVeeroni Dec 02 '22

Even the kerning is offensive

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u/No_Statement440 Dec 02 '22

Um actually I think it's spelled Keming..

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u/Not_A_Paid_Account Dec 02 '22

Had to look that one up, can now say that’s a good joke

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u/No_Statement440 Dec 02 '22

I enjoy the subreddit as well, usually some good ones there.

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u/Solidus-Prime Dec 02 '22

It's clearly a bad Photoshop job. The words on the end are not lined up right and are slightly off-color. They tried to hide it by lowering the quality of the rest of the photo, too. Amateur work.

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u/Somone_ig Dec 02 '22

Read a few comments above.

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u/Manateefan01 Dec 02 '22

Ye’s Wild Christian Accosiation

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u/Maxpower2727 Dec 02 '22

I'm guessing Photoshop happened here.

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u/carpentizzle Dec 02 '22

Has to be. A fair (but by no means extensive) google search couldnt bring even a whiff of a proof. And if there wasnt even enough steam to make it to snopes of all places…. This is garbage

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

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u/JethroTrollol Dec 02 '22

Did... Did you look at the OP? Read the sign again, my friend.

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u/posting_drunk_naked Dec 02 '22

Tries to be a snarky ass, fails to understand the entire point of the post 😂

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u/carpentizzle Dec 02 '22

You did this once before dude. Read your own source before trying to correct people. Your post says “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women”. The OP here has it photoshopped to say “Eliminating Women, Empowering Racism”

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u/PassiveChemistry Dec 02 '22

I think you need reading lessons

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u/Syzygymancer Dec 03 '22

Reddit doesn’t need proof, just momentum. The bandwagon rolleth forward brothers, hop on!

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u/johnnycashesbutthole Dec 02 '22

That place sounds fun.

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u/Business_Wear_841 Dec 02 '22

Eliminating women that are empowering racism?

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u/tbasan Dec 02 '22

The truth for once.

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u/PlainOldWallace Dec 02 '22

Someone came by and grabbed it by the p...

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u/KPTangy Dec 02 '22

. N. Gwynn.

Batman: P. N. Gwynn?

Robin: The Penguin!!

Batman: Did this P. N. Gwynn leave an address?

Admiral: No, just a post office box number. Would you like it?

Batman (defeated tone): No thank you, Admiral. You've been very helpful.

Admiral: Avast and belay, Batman, your tone sounds rather grim. We haven't done anything foolish have we?

Batman (sarcastically): Disposing of pre-atomic submarines to persons who don't leave their full address? Good day, Admiral.

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u/karoshikun Dec 02 '22

enis?

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u/Adventurous-Lawyer77 Dec 02 '22

Eris. You know, the planet?

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u/twofiddle Dec 03 '22

The planet Peris?

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u/No_Statement440 Dec 02 '22

eter! Is that you?

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u/CivilAirPatrol2020 Dec 02 '22

Not sure how this is oddly specific but hilarious none the less

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u/IAMERROR1234 Dec 02 '22

Photoshop is what happened.

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u/De-Blocc Dec 02 '22

Ohgod I work at the YWCA wtf is this

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u/fingerbl4st Dec 02 '22

You tell us buddy! Got some explaining to do.

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u/De-Blocc Dec 09 '22

AAAAAAAAAA

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u/Nuclear1975 Dec 02 '22

The mask is finally off comrade onward to victory 😂

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u/Derpinator_420 Dec 02 '22

Looks maga-nificent!

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u/MsPaganPoetry Dec 02 '22

I think it’s supposed to say “empowering women eliminating racism”

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u/ETXCheeses Dec 02 '22

Thank you, Captain Obvious

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u/CivilAirPatrol2020 Dec 02 '22

Thank you, Captain Oblivious

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u/Neither-Librarian-68 Dec 02 '22

Kanye hung up the sign

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u/ShittyBollox Dec 02 '22

You’re Welcome Cunt Ass?

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u/kiingblessed Dec 01 '22

Finally something I can agree with

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u/MutableReference Dec 02 '22

Found the Tate follower

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u/Alvsvar Dec 02 '22

Well I guess thats what you get with the freedom of speech act, bet they didnt think it would turn out that way.

I could also mean eliminating women who empower racism??

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u/KBRedditing Dec 02 '22

huh what the truck

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

W is for women, right?

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u/Munneh Dec 02 '22

Oh…oh no

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u/Alarmed_Water2631 Dec 02 '22

Quality Controller should get fired

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u/Pie_Crown Dec 02 '22

Imagine all the stages this had to go through, and not a single person realized something was wrong. Unless it’s intentional, but for my own mental health, I’ll assume it’s not.

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u/Artie-Carrow Dec 02 '22

They flipped the first words of their slogan

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u/Fit-Rest-973 Dec 02 '22

This is an example of why grammar is important

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u/issi_tohbi Dec 02 '22

Morrissey singing the lyrics to Half a Person suddenly make a lot more sense

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u/_Danger_Close_ Dec 02 '22

So they ordered it, unpacked it AND hung it. All that without noticing or stopping the process

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u/CrimsonW1ld Dec 02 '22

"On today's episode, of how fucked up is fucked up, that's fucked up"

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u/Marjitorahee Dec 02 '22

You had one job, you fail, but tbf, you failed pretty epic-ly

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u/JoeDante84 Dec 02 '22

Ye happened here

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u/Puzzleheaded_Box1684 Dec 02 '22

And they hung it up?

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u/MostlyMyNuts Dec 02 '22

Somebody photoshopped a sign and then you posted it is what happened.

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u/Relevant-Pop-3771 Dec 02 '22

Young White C*nts of America, and I mean that in the most non-gendered, inclusive way! (one out of five stars, would give it zero if I could).

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u/GhostMoves514 Dec 02 '22

Someone had one Job....

"Got the building painted like you told me, Boss".

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u/UtaSelwyn Dec 02 '22

I mean yes, women that empower racism should be eliminated

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u/HoobaWoobaDooba Dec 02 '22

wtf goin on in ymca

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u/lunar_god_08 Dec 02 '22

What the fuck

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u/rogerworkman623 Dec 02 '22

It’s a banner lmao they didn’t even check before OR after they hung it up?

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u/I2ichmond Dec 02 '22

Somebody was high while submitting a file to a cheap no-proofread printing service after they got an email from their boss at 10pm saying to just take care of this one thing real quick off the clock

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u/furie1335 Dec 02 '22

Odd mission statement

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u/GankedGoat Dec 02 '22

A check bounced.

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u/adambomb2077 Dec 02 '22

That’s not how the song goes

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u/Courtside237 Dec 02 '22

In my workplace, there isn’t even a woman’s washroom.

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u/nekollx Dec 03 '22

One would hope the Young Womens Christian Association has at least one women’s room

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u/pistolwinky Dec 02 '22

Ooops, sorry, accidentally put up the republican agenda instead of our motto. My bad.

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u/Star_killer5967 Dec 02 '22

Did kanye make a new club?

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u/nodoyrisa1 Dec 02 '22

how does this fit the sub

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u/Zeromus88 Dec 02 '22

It doesn't. Just one more person that doesn't have a clue how Reddit works.

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u/The_anonim_guy Dec 02 '22

I support Ywca

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u/stinkysocksincloset Dec 02 '22

Also, get your fucking fake corpo pr bs away from us. It's a ywca, ain't nobody going their to promote racism fuck off. That's like saying "empowering women. Eliminating cold soup" yeah both sentiments are good. But your a place where people go to work out. Your not my friend I'm having a discussion with. You're a corporate money making ploy with no regard to actual humanity.

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u/OptionPuzzleheaded20 Dec 02 '22

"I dont see a problem here" 👴🏻

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u/poketendo5 Dec 02 '22

Im going to hope that is horribly misstyped

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u/Bulky_Direction_2071 Dec 02 '22

“Youre welcome California”

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u/Anneemai Dec 02 '22

Maybe this was intended and its not a mistake!

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u/Myamymyself Dec 02 '22

This comment section is BRILLIANT. 🤣🙏🏽

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u/bricktamland12271989 Dec 02 '22

Sometimes I'm a little lysdexic too, it's just not plastered on a building for everyone to see

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u/Peachfuzz124 Dec 02 '22

Owned by Kanye West LLC.

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u/greasygangsta Dec 02 '22

is kanye there?

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u/Killpop582014 Dec 02 '22

I noticed the mistake with the YWCA immediately but it took a minute to see “eliminating women, empowering racism.” Of ffs. You had ONE job!

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u/BaseballImpossible76 Dec 02 '22

It’s spelled Yhwach and he’s the bad guy in the new Bleach anime.

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u/Bolt_Fried_Bird Dec 03 '22

Say pizza to drugs

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u/TSCGD 18d ago

"eliminating women,

empowering racism."

ywca

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u/TSCGD 18d ago

I read this in Duke Nukem's voice.

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u/c_point_adae 17d ago edited 17d ago

White man, there's no need to feel down

I said, white man, pick yourself off the ground

I said, white man, you can blame those darn browns

Theyre the reason you're unhappy

Young man, there's a place you can go

I said, young man, when you're mad at the hoes

You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find

Many ways to commit hate crime

It's based to stay at the Y.W.C.A.

Almost as based as the N.S.D.A. (P)

Come hide from the gay C.I.A

Yeah we're more based than the whole, KKK

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u/AgrippaAVG Dec 02 '22

I’ve always blamed the women…

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u/jojoga Dec 02 '22

That's just a southwestern abortion clinic trying to get new customers..

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '22

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u/talkingprawn Dec 02 '22

The fact that you commented that in this post is incredibly confusing. Are you for or against eliminating women?

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u/Nuclear1975 Dec 02 '22

Jaa Jaa zee mask ist finally off … onward to victory brothers and sisters 😂, seems someone either didn’t understand the assignment or they just done FKed up.

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u/bomboclawt75 Dec 02 '22

Saudi Arabia? Qatar? Israel? China?