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Posted 7/14/07
^While he cures his "vulgarity" about things that are (sometimes) true, you need to respect people and their points of view... or at least in your head. Calling people "morons" just because they have a different point of view is sickening, and should be a sin. A SIN!!!

(This was to seraph)
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I didn’t call anyone a moron for his point of view. I called him a moron for his method of expressing his point of view. You’re right, however. That was childish and stupid and I let my hot head get in my way.
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SeraphAlford wrote:

I didn’t call anyone a moron for his point of view. I called him a moron for his method of expressing his point of view. You’re right, however. That was childish and stupid and I let my hot head get in my way.


i guess that hot-headedness is part of your personal charm as well (:
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Sexism, against both genders, will always exist. Sorry if I sound cynical, but I have witnessed the feminist revolution of the 60s and 70s and while a lot of progress has been made, in some ways things are worse now because sexism is more subtle and has moved "underground".

In the 60s for example, it was perfectly OK and legal for an employer, faced with the prospect of employing one of two candidates to say "I am going to employ him because he is male. I don't care if the female candidate has better qualifications". Now it would be illegal. But in those days a woman wasn't expected to have a career and if she yelled "sexist" (the word didn't exist then) a lot of people would have thought she was a bit crazy. The reasoning was that a man would have a family to support and she would eventually leave work to raise a family and never return. The only reason that would have induced an employer to hire the woman instead of a man was that women could legitimately be paid less for doing exactly the same job.

Nowadays if our sexist employer wants to employ the man just because he is a man, he (and most employers are still male) has to find other reasons, whether they are true or not. Harder to prove, potentially more damaging. In the 60s a "househusband" would have been just about impossible to find. Now there are quite a few of them, but they are regarded with subtle suspicion ("what is that man doing in the playground watching the kids?").

As a society we are still getting used to the "new" roles and expectations, nothing is as clear cut as it used to be. And until parents stop instilling sexist values in their kids there will always be sexism.

It is interesting that any discussion of sexism usually brings out extreme examples like the fireman (or woman) lugging people downstairs. These extremes are then translated across to other, less extreme cases and somehow used as evidence that one gender is inferior. Equality of opportunity should mean just that, whether it is the opportunity to become the Prime Minister, or the opportunity to be drafted and fight in a war.
Posted 7/14/07

SeraphAlford wrote:

Lol, Punk. I can't decide if I hate or like you. You're strange. You fluctuate from saying absurd and painfully vulgar things to saying truthful things that actually make sense. You may be bipolar.


dont joke about bipolarism, im pretty sure you dont know what it really means. on topic, i agree with PF.
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Any woman who demands equality and then tells someone not to do something because she's "just a girl" deserves to be snapped at. Any person who uses his OR her gender as an excuse for anything should just be ignored, unless, of course, it's in jest.

While there are things in the world that whisper of times when women were excepted to stay at home doing the dishes and sort of...objectifying them, if you will, most women would rather point fingers than do anything about it.
ANYONE will be gypped by a mechanic is he or she does not know what's going on. IGNORANCE is the problem with this world.

I'm a girl saying all of this. I do girly things and can't lift heavy stuff, but that's because I don't make a point to. I plan on making more money than the average male in my future, not because I have something to prove about my gender but because I think that I am good enough to.

My feminism is one where girls DO WHAT THEY WANT and have goals for themselves instead of complaining that someone else is stopping them from doing it.
My equality is one in which girls can play pro football with guys if they're tough enough and boys won't feel awkward play the role of house-spouse if their gal makes the dough.


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I let my ability speak for me rather than my pussy.


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28 / M / Tokyo Uni
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Posted 7/14/07
hmmm all those posts are nice arguements though most of the ppl i know arent sexist so i cant comment
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if youre not gonna comment then dont, i want to have an intelegent conversation, but we are being beaten down by "the hills have eyes" and "do you have a friendster account"
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^ for some reason most people on forums don't actually want to read and think for themselves
Anyways, this is some how becoming an antifeminst thread, which I like but is showing sexism in its self
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well, feminists themselves are sexist, so we are completely on-topic
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Posted 7/14/07

notruthinaworldoflies wrote:

^ for some reason most people on forums don't actually want to read and think for themselves
Anyways, this is some how becoming an antifeminst thread, which I like but is showing sexism in its self


No it's not becoming an anti feminist thread. I am a feminist. i just think that it shouldn't matter if your a woman or not.
I seriously do allow my ability to show for my character.
I'm not going to jump up on a table and scream that women aren't getting rights, we are...
we are just not using the opportunities given to us to make the best possible course of action.
Emotions is what usually takes a woman down.
I mean there are extreme cases where a man hires a guy instead of a woman who is equally qualified, but think more carefully.
out of the two, who is more likely to take maternity leave? Possibly at a very critical time for the company?
Who is more likely to work his ass off?
If it were between me and another guy, i would make it painfully clear in the interview that my job comes before anything else.
And that would get me the job, my workaholic side.
NOT my pussy, not my tits.
The guy might still get the job, because he's younger, because he has a specialized degree, or whatever. Maybe a charity he worked fr gave him better experiance.
Or the guy got the job because my take charge attitude wasn't what the company needs.
When someone does hiring, they also have to think about how the person will get aong with the rest of the team, not just their abilities. There are multiple things that can happen.
But anyway, i rambled, i'm sorry,
Again,
My ability speaks for me, not my pussy.
I don't think that this thread is being anti-feminist at all. I'm actually glad that other people feel about this the way i do.

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Posted 7/14/07

dawn1theMARCO wrote:

WOW... We finally entered a real 'something-to-do-with-gender' thread. It's really deep. But I can't completely agree. Women are women, men are men. They are different and they have their own worth in the society.


Exactly. That was the best post in this thread.
Sexism doesn't seem like a huge problem to me though...
Posted 7/14/07
Sexism...is ..well....sexy!


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Posted 7/14/07

skygod333 wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:

Lol, Punk. I can't decide if I hate or like you. You're strange. You fluctuate from saying absurd and painfully vulgar things to saying truthful things that actually make sense. You may be bipolar.


dont joke about bipolarism, im pretty sure you dont know what it really means. on topic, i agree with PF.


I’ll joke about whatever I like. Anyway, my mother is bipolar and on pills for it so I know exactly what it is. (You don’t live with somebody with a disorder without studying it. Or at least I don’t.)
Whatever the case this whole things become childish and annoying. Which is actually my fault, but still. Bye-bye.
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Posted 7/14/07
Women are the Queen of double standards. One minute they want to be all on par with males complaining about this and that. And the next minute they want us to pay for their food cause they are the girls.

I treat most girls on par with me. Mainly cause they can kick my ass and all I can do is run for my life.

Random thought of the day. If you add a e at the end of Sexism... you get:

SEX IS ME!!! HAHAHAHA ok I'm good.
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