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Old 10-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #496
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I understand your frustration, I'm just saying if someone here started a statement with "what is it with women..", he'd be skewered. Blaming an entire gender for the misconduct of the minority of them is no better than what you're upset with. Just pointing that out, but I'm sure it's probably magnified a bit in this forum anyway
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #497
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #498
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Yeah, 10 years is way too short a sentence, especially since he doesn't even have to serve the full thing on top of it all.

Thank goodness the girl managed to escape.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #499
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I am the only woman on my team in a profession that is generally assumed to me a male gig, but Pearl if it makes you feel any better my male colleagues have reacted more strongly against sexist comments towards me than I have.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #500
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I am the only woman on my team in a profession that is generally assumed to me a male gig, but Pearl if it makes you feel any better my male colleagues have reacted more strongly against sexist comments towards me than I have.
It does. I just wish I had some male co-workers who would've done that.

Oh, scratch that, I'm focusing on the negative too much again. I had some male co-workers who would've stood up against sexist comments and did a few times. But I worked in places where the most influential co-workers were guys who held sexist views, and you wouldn't want to mess with those unless you want to be bullied by them. So, it was more of a bullying issue than a sexism issue in some of the places where I worked.

I guess one reason why I get so upset over sexism is because my dad is an unapologetic misogynist who never fails to bash women whenever he can, and he's been doing it more this year with contraceptives being such a big issue. I think that is why I get set off so easily. I guess you can say I have daddy issues.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #501
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Using my Facebook feed as anecdotal evidence, I am noticing more and more misandrist comments lately, and it's starting to annoy me.

I detest when an entire group of people are painted with the same brush because of the misdeeds of a few.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #502
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Using my Facebook feed as anecdotal evidence, I am noticing more and more misandrist comments lately, and it's starting to annoy me.

I detest when an entire group of people are painted with the same brush because of the misdeeds of a few.
Me too. Whilst misogyny is inexcusable, it doesn't make it okay to generalise about men.

A woman here was raped and killed recently and I saw a bunch of posts like "all men are fucking assholes" and "if a man offered to walk me home, even with no strings attached, I would tell him to fuck off, who knows what he's thinking".
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #503
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I don't agree with painting any group with a broad brush. That would include Christians, and that's done here all the time. Just a thought.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #504
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I don't agree with painting any group with a broad brush. That would include Christians, and that's done here all the time. Just a thought.
I'm assuming this is somewhat pointed in my direction, but I've never in my life painted Christians with any brush. There's a difference between thinking an antiquated ideology is way past its best before date and hating those who practice. My Nana is Christian. Some of the coolest fucking people on this site are religious. Some of the lamest are too
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I'm assuming this is somewhat pointed in my direction, but I've never in my life painted Christians with any brush. There's a difference between thinking an antiquated ideology is way past its best before date and hating those who practice. My Nana is Christian. Some of the coolest fucking people on this site are religious. Some of the lamest are too
Well you assume wrong. It was a general comment about the stereotyping and generalizing that goes on here and has in the past. Most people here (probably more like all) are guilty of it at one time for another. Semantics really don't matter, generalizing is generalizing.

Some of the lamest? Really? Lame (and cool) is in the eye of the beholder. I save my judgments about that for private conversations.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:29 PM   #507
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Well you assume wrong. It was a general comment about the stereotyping and generalizing that goes on here and has in the past. Most people here (probably more like all) are guilty of it at one time for another. Semantics really don't matter, generalizing is generalizing.

Some of the lamest? Really? Lame (and cool) is in the eye of the beholder. I save my judgments about that for private conversations.
Well then I'll add that I've never seen anybody generalize about Christians here. Maybe you could link to an example?
Not sure why you latched on to my last sentence. It was pretty benign. Yes, some of the coolest and some of the lamest. The whole point was that there are people here I like and people here I don't, regardless of religion. How is that worth commenting on? Not sure what that has to do with private conversations
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #508
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you reap what you sow

we, as men, shouldn't complain about generalising statements in our direction
news items, like that 'rape factory' one, are too abundant to deny we still have a lot of growing to do

of course, the majority of us are not guilty of those actions
but instead of focussing on this, we should use that energy to try and rectify the issue
the issue being that still too many men seem to be unable to treat women as total equals
and what our part, however small, is in that mindset still existing

I know the entire "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem" line smells kinda bad by now
but there is a lot of truth in it too
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Very nice post, thanks for that
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #510
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you reap what you sow

we, as men, shouldn't complain about generalising statements in our direction
news items, like that 'rape factory' one, are too abundant to deny we still have a lot of growing to do

of course, the majority of us are not guilty of those actions
but instead of focussing on this, we should use that energy to try and rectify the issue
the issue being that still too many men seem to be unable to treat women as total equals
and what our part, however small, is in that mindset still existing

I know the entire "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem" line smells kinda bad by now
but there is a lot of truth in it too
You summed it up better than I did, Salome. Thank you.
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