Discussion in 'Community' started by Only-One Cannoli, Sep 7, 2013.
Nobody wants to see that.
This is almost as good as the God Exists thread.
I bet this wouldn't have happened if a man had started this thread.
Solution: senate style break-up. Make a separate forum for women, one for men, and one for co-ed. Anything posted in the coed forum is fair game for all JCCers, regardless of gender.
Or dissolve the senate, crown yourself emperor, and create the first Galactic Empire.
I love sausage festivals. Like, in Vienna, they had a really good one there.
Yes, Ramza... we know you love the sausage.
I really enjoy being called a "big bitch" or "difficult" at work because I take crap from no one and call people out when they don't do their jobs and try to shove it on me.
ok though Amy said work related, I have the ok for this post
Sexism and car shops: Had to get my brakes done last week and dropped my car off. Get a call a couple hours later.
Him: 'Yeah you need new brakes. It's going to run about $400.'
Me: '400? For what?'
Him: "Well, for brakes maam." I can hear the derision in his voice.
Me: "Front, back, pads, calipers, rotors what exactly do I really need?"
Him: "Oh..." He was actually surprised by this and then kinda hems and haws and finally explains in detail what he thinks I need. After a bit of discussion and letting him know that I would want any old parts replaced given to me, he tells me I can probably get by for a couple months more with just replacing the shoes which would be much cheaper.
This was the mechanic and when the owner called to let me know it was done, and offered to pick me up. I let him know about the conversation with his employee and how unhappy I was with what felt like him trying to rip me off because he thought I wouldn't know enough because I was a women. Said he'd have a good talk to this guy because it would obviously give his shop a bad name.
Bad enough for thinking I'm a dumb female, moreso for trying to rip me off.
I usually take the word "*****" as a compliment, given the caliber of people who have thrown it in my direction in the past.
High school kids can be really mean.
Aha no, my coworkers call me that. I don't care what little kids call me.
When they say "big bitch" or difficult, they're probably talking about the monstrous dumps you have to run home to take.
Only you lovely people know about my bowel movements.
We are so special.
I've a friend that had a guy she was dating tell her she's kinda a bitch. She thanked him for it and he explained he didn't mean it as a compliment. She told him most times when a woman is called a bitch, it's because she speaks her mind and doesn't take **** from anyone. So when she hears it, she always takes it as a compliment.
...did she dump him?
Not then, but I know things did not work out.
I'll say this. Women are the only oppressed group to have better life expectancy than their oppressors.
Random statistics are always fun.
Not true. Okinawans have been historically oppressed by Japanese from the main islands, yet they have the highest life expectancy of any people in the world. But continue your trolling.
When I think of sexism, I often lament the state of the third world. Because while there is sexism against men and women in industrialized nations, it's in the third world that women suffer the worst oppression of sexism. Probably some of the most staggering statistics come from the Global Poverty Project:
Women work two-thirds of the world's working
hours, produce half of the world's food, but earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. On average, women earn half of what men earn.
And then there's literacy rates:
For me, this is one of the most depressing statistics because knowledge is power. And while illiteracy is a problem for both sexes, it is especially so for women. Especially in nations such as Afghanistan (where only 12.6% of females can read and write, as opposed to 43.1% of males). Overall, while 88.6% of the world's males are literate, only 79.7% of females are.
And, although I disagree with Christopher Hitchens on many things (such as the war in Iraq), I fully support his statement that the cure to poverty is the empowerment of women and their emancipation from a "livestock version of compulsory reproduction."
But I do think this is an important topic, especially in light of recent events -- such as the gang rapes in India.
Your point is?
Seriously? GTFO with your trolling.
Edit: You know what, let's make this simpler. Ignored