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Old 07-21-2006, 05:29 PM   #166
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that only makes a stronger case for making sure you won't get into a situation where people are to interpret your actions
I agree with you regarding personal responsibility for the appearance of our actions. I would suggest we take this in a very broad sense.
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Judgment befall on those who's actions are labeled wrong by others.
So if others don't label them wrong does that make them right?

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You may not feel you are making a women uncomfortable, but if she (or anyone else) says otherwise, you are sexist.
Only she can tell me if I'm making her uncomfortable.
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Only she can tell me if I'm making her uncomfortable.
Have any of the posts in this thread been based on the statements of Chancellor Merkel?
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Have any of the posts in this thread been based on the statements of Chancellor Merkel?



90% of communication is non-verbal
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Absolutely. How can people turn a blind eye?
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Selective blind eye

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she appears to smile as Bush walks away
You can take a snippit of anything and create a new story.
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smile? a nervous one

note the clinched fists
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She looks delighted doesn't she?
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I think he was was under the misguided impression she was under his spell

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/interne....ap/index.html

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Larry Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, agrees that today, public figures have to be more careful in "a thousand ways." But he maintains sites like YouTube can be revealing.

"If they're not doing something that's embarrassing, they have nothing to worry about," he says. "A president ought to know enough not to use an expletive in a fairly open meeting and almost any male alive today knows that you don't offer uninvited massages to any female, much less the Chancellor of Germany."
I guess he should have underlined "almost."

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I have to agree with you, the worst thing on this thread has not been the pictures of Bush's bumblings but somehow of the blatantly sexist comments made on this thread. My jaw dropped to the floor at some of the things I read. Just want you to know that here's a man (and a young one) who finds such comments unacceptable.
Thank you, I do appreciate you saying that and I applaud you. I agree with the rest of your post too.
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I guess he should have underlined "almost."
Guess so
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Perhaps it's that millions of people are capable of laughing at the situation and not turning it into a national crisis.
You weren't "laughing at the situation" with Bush, you were making sexist comments that at least he could have picked a better looking woman and talking about happy endings. So I assume you think sexual harassment is a laughing matter, judging from your comments and other posts I have read of yours. Newsflash-it isn't, and it IS a national crisis. Sexism from men isn't funny and isn't fun to deal with. And reading the thread, I'm not the only one who feels that way and "surprise surprise", even some men here expressed their disgust at the sexist comments in this thread.
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As a woman, I do not understand the sexist accusations being bandied about. I consider Bush's actions inappropriate, certainly a faux-pas, but some of you are REALLY blowing this completely out of proportion. It's just ridiculous.
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