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Old 12-02-2005, 12:38 PM   #16
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Of course not. I am not in favor of this policy. Yet given how it's been men who have subjected others to discrimination throughout history, I just can't get all that upset when it is reversed on them. Fair to all the wonderful men who do not discriminate and in fact defend others against discrimination? Of course not. Can I argue against this policy? Absolutely. But I guess overall I don't care that much. Sorry.


oh, i generally agree -- in the grand scheme of things, it ain't such a thing. i think the reason it is of note is that it is someone who is discriminating against men, for a change.

if it were men discriminating aganist someone else, it wouldn't be news.
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if it were men discriminating aganist someone else, it wouldn't be news.
Come off it.
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Come off it.


eh?
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I think you're all reading this the wrong way.

It's actually a continuation of discrimination against women. Now we're gonna be stuck sitting to somebody's annoying, screaming brats on a 10 hour flight. Great.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #20
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I think you're all reading this the wrong way.

It's actually a continuation of discrimination against women. Now we're gonna be stuck sitting to somebody's annoying, screaming brats on a 10 hour flight. Great.


And you know, even the best kid is going to be annoying on a long flight without his/her parents.

Isn't there some way the airline can just stow them with the luggage or something?
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:19 PM   #21
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Actually I've sat beside kids traveling alone a number of times and they were always well-behaved and a little scared and even a bit suspicious of me when I started talking to them when the maternal instincts I didn't know I had kicked in.
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That is awful for men to be made to feel as if they are a risk to children..it's like the issue of how many people feel comfortable having male nannies/babysitters, daycare workers, etc? Some people just won't have a man (esp as a nanny, being alone w/ the kids) regardless. A good caregiver is a good caregiver, regardless of gender. How sad if a man can't go into that line of work because of those fears.
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I don't think it makes any difference. It's silly to assume that someone is best to sit next to kids based on their gender. I'd hate it if I got assigned a child I'd never met because I'm no good with kids.
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I always tell them

I wish my children had lived.
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Of course not. I am not in favor of this policy. Yet given how it's been men who have subjected others to discrimination throughout history, I just can't get all that upset when it is reversed on them.
Say what now? It's only men that discriminate?

A principle is either wrong, or it isn't.
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Say what now? It's only men that discriminate?

A principle is either wrong, or it isn't.
Of course it's wrong. I was simply being honest in a knee-jerk kind of way, which is why I added the "lol" in my original post, kind of like ha ha now you white men know what it feels like. But anyone who has read my posts these last few years can guess that of course I do not support this policy. I actually think I made that clear.
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Say what now? It's only men that discriminate?

A principle is either wrong, or it isn't.
Homosexuals are regularly told (either implicitly or explicitly) to "wait their turn." "The public isn't ready."

Well, maybe "the public isn't ready" for having children left next to heterosexual men. You all might be child molesters, you know.

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Old 12-02-2005, 08:51 PM   #28
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Of course it's wrong. I was simply being honest in a knee-jerk kind of way, which is why I added the "lol" in my original post, kind of like ha ha now you white men know what it feels like.
Some of us already do. Usually in Asia by Chinese, Japanese or in the US in groups of Chinese
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Nice to see straight men get a little dose of homophobia for once. You all might be child molesters, you know.

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That sounds very bitter.
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That sounds very bitter.
Probably because I am. Living in the United States these days doesn't inspire optimism.

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