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Everyday sexism

Discussion in 'off topic' started by tuga, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    So, Tuga and his son are learning about gender inequality and sexism and inspired by this he posts a video from the excellent Laura Bates about her Everyday Sexism project. And your *immediate response* is that this thread will do no good and will just lead to more hate so, presumably, he shouldn't have bothered?

    I can be a joyless, dour cynic at the best of times but really I have to doff my cap to you.
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  2. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    No, that's you who added this. Mind you, I watched the video and some things she said might well leave a trace, others will not. But I don't see the point of debating online which parts are more relevant than others. My choice is to act very locally, i.e. in the way I interact with people in my social environment. Turning this into a political thread, as was already attempted a few posts ago, is even less on my agenda.
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  3. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I think this may be due to there being fewer women on the autistic/OCD spectrum than men. I suppose this in itself is another form of gender inequality.

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  4. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

  5. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    that's very Geordieist
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  6. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Part virtue signaling, part hivemind. I get it, and it's not really a terrible thing, but I just can't bring myself to do either. Makes me a social media outlier. And that's fine, and I figure that if I know I treat women fairly and it comes natural to me, I'm good with that too. I also don't give two rats' asses if I believe I'm being honest and it goes against convention. Even if I'm ultimately wrong.

    Over on aisle Greta Thunberg phenomena it's all about awareness, they said. The COP-25 climate summit began yesterday. I bumped that thread to make note of it. Not a one of those outraged posters who ran to her defense for taking a carbon fiber boat across the ocean can apparently get it up to admit just how much they don't care about our collapse at best and extinction at worst. But, hey, it's what it is. Feeling good in the moment -- a sort of moral Buy It Now sans the cardboard.
  7. tuga

    tuga European

    Is this about the Dotard?
  8. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand the reference.
  9. skito

    skito pfm Member

    I never knew that. It's outrageous and needs to be addressed!
  10. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    As does the higher suicide rates at all age groups in males over females.

    Or the earlier retirement ages for females, who also have on average (WHO) 6-8 years longer life expectancy than males.

    I think the lady in video is covering sexual harassment, then moving on to sexual inequality but not really adding much to debate.

    Some interesting points but not really the most compelling or convincing TED I have watched (all genders)
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  11. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    TED is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a non-profit with earnings of $66 million in 2015. That's a nice pot of tax-free money.
  12. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    To the OP - good video. Thanks for sharing. I'll let the other posts speak for themselves.
  13. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    ^Kafka-trap alert.
  14. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I got a question for TED. I jumped from here to Yahoo where a story had appeared with the headline "Kate Beckinsale rocks bikini" or similar. To provide question context for TED ....

    Couldn't help but notice the two footprints much wider than her stance in this one ^ I think I've been shortchanged, but anyway ...


    Little Katie's philosophical/existential post aside, there's a footprint dead center between her thigh-gap positive pose. Which is more sexist? : If she widened her stance without prompting, or if the photographer told her to?
  15. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    You're not suggesting that men and women are different and have different interests are you!!?? Take him to The Tower!
  16. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Thanks for posting the video, Tuga.

    It was uncomfortable to watch — which is part of its point — but it also reminded us that we need to call out inappropriate comments and behaviour instead of letting them pass.

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  17. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    ' ere and whatabout the fact that I was the only bloke in this weeks Yoga class?

    Was that inequality or sexist?
  18. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Nope. Just lucky. :) 'Twas 50:50 in my Pilates class.

    Did anyone hold the door open for you?
  19. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I sometimes roll my athletic socks down low when I ride my bike like girl's socks. Even though it hurts when my lips get chapped I like the gloss of the balm. Worse, after wearing spandex thermal tights for warmth I like to sit and peel them off slowly one leg at a time.

    That sounds sexist.
  20. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Indeed, however there is some conflict here as more women attempt suicide but men who attempt suicide are more likely to succeed. The charity I work with and support often quote this, men are less likely to share their desperate feelings as well. Us blokes need to be better at sharing and looking after each other. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 35. Look out for your mates guys.
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