Tuesday 6 March

Matthew

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Olympic Handshake Ban
For our first phone-in: your reaction to the Olympic handshake ban. Team GB’s doctor has ordered our athletes not to shake hands in the run up to and during the games lest they catch something nasty, advice the Department of Health slammed as over cautious. Is it? What’s more important: good sportsperson ship? Or healthy runners, swimmers, cyclists and sailors?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Andrew for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Is “That’s Gay” Homophobic?
Is it homophobic to describe something you don’t like as gay? According to one academic it isn’t. Prof Mark McGovern argues that youngsters who use the term negatively have no idea of its links to homosexuality. What’s more the boffin argues that homosexual prejudice is in melting away in schools thanks to shows like Corrie. Is it? gay charities say the prof is talking nonsense.

Part 6: Does Revenge Demean Avenger?
So someone’s done you over and you’re pretty mad about it. So you decide to get your own back. But what if you do - is there a chance your act of revenge will ultimately backfire and make you look bad? If your answer’s yes, would that -should that - stop you avenging yourself?

Part 7: Who’d Want Macca’s Fame Pain
Sir Paul McCartney reckons it’s harder than ever being a star these days because everyone wants a little piece of you. The ex Beatle’s worth half a billion quid thanks to all those people wanting a piece of him. Is it a bit rich for Macca to complain then? Would you swap places with him?

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  • James

    2 years ago

    James

    On the subject of 'Is “That’s Gay” Homophobic?' I think there are far more important subjects to disscuss regarding LGBT communities. There is an ongoing problem of extreme homophobia throughout the Muslim world, where it is common for homosexuals to be persecuted and even executed. There has recently been an upsurge in homophobic violence in Iraq, where several gay men have been killed: see http://www.xtra.ca/blog/national/post/2012/03/06/Renewed-surge-in-anti-gay-violence-in-Iraq.aspx ...and even in so-called 'moderate Turkey' homophobic discrimination and violence is a massive problem: http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/turkey-must-take-action-over-lgbt-discrimination-2011-06-21 ...while over at the UN, during a recent Human Rights Council session on gay rights, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which represents over 50 Muslim states at the UN, walked out in protest that protection of homosexuals under human rights laws was even being considered: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/07/199224.html These Muslim states are clearly against protecting homosexuals from discrimination and violence as homosexuality is against fundamental teachings of Islam. As for the attitudes of Muslim scholars towards homosexuality and its punishment, which is often execution, see: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/38622 http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/84140 Why are these issues not disscussed on The Wright Stuff? Are they not important enough? Wright regularly claims that his show is 'the sharpest show on TV' and that it tackles important issues, yet he regularly fails to even acknowledge the truly important issues. There are many instances of homophobic violence throughout the Muslim world. Islamic doctrine states that homosexuality is the vilest sin and to be punished by execution; but nevermind that, Wright would rather ponder whether current lexical usages are offensive to homosexuals, while regularly referring to his 'Muslim brothers and sisters', or to discuss far more serious issues such as 'Amanda Know, Would Ya?'. What about Wright's 'gay brothers and sisters' throughout the Muslim world who regularly suffer persecution? Does he not care about their suffering?

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  • janice

    2 years ago

    janice

    i love andrew <3

  • Max Nottingham

    2 years ago

    Max Nottingham

    Wright for Paxo oh yes. People laugh at me but Wrighty knows all the serious stuff and puts it across with a pleasing manner. we have too many pit bull presenters. Nowt wrong with sheep dogs

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  • PAUL

    2 years ago

    PAUL

    MY FLATMATE YOU COULDNT WALK IN HIS ROOM COVERED IN CLOTHES AND IT STUNK. HE NEVER WASHED ALWAYS SMELT AND TO TOP IT OF THINGS STARTED TO GO MISSING IN MY ROOM AND WHEN I HAD ENOUGH I EVENTUALLY FOUND OUT HE WAS TRYING TO GET CREDIT CARDS IN MY NAME!!!!!!

  • Kenneth Johnson

    2 years ago

    Kenneth Johnson

    regarding women smoking in preganacy. Has a child sued a mother later in life for jepordising their health

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