Senate Let's talk about sexism.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Sith-Lord-Gunray, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Nobody wants to see that.
  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    This is almost as good as the God Exists thread.




    Almost.
  3. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    I bet this wouldn't have happened if a man had started this thread.
  4. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    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.
  5. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Or dissolve the senate, crown yourself emperor, and create the first Galactic Empire.
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  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  8. harpua Chosen One

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    Yes, Ramza... we know you love the sausage.
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  9. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    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.
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  10. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    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.
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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I usually take the word "*****" as a compliment, given the caliber of people who have thrown it in my direction in the past.
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  12. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    High school kids can be really mean. :(
  13. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Aha no, my coworkers call me that. I don't care what little kids call me.
  14. harpua Chosen One

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    When they say "big bitch" or difficult, they're probably talking about the monstrous dumps you have to run home to take.
  15. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Only you lovely people know about my bowel movements.
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  16. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  17. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    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.

    I agree.
  18. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    ...did she dump him?
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  19. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Not then, but I know things did not work out.
  20. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    I'll say this. Women are the only oppressed group to have better life expectancy than their oppressors.
  21. harpua Chosen One

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    Random statistics are always fun.
  22. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    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.
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  23. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    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.

    http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/infobank/women

    And then there's literacy rates:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

    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.
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  24. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Your point is?
  25. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Seriously? GTFO with your trolling.

    Edit: You know what, let's make this simpler. Ignored
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