Gender equality

Old Jan 29th 2017, 10:20 pm
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My only response to the flippant and demeaning recent comments on this thread is is a link

http://www.canadianwomen.org/sites/c...ormatted_0.pdf
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Old Jan 29th 2017, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
My only response to the flippant and demeaning recent comments on this thread is is a link

http://www.canadianwomen.org/sites/c...ormatted_0.pdf
I agree 100% against violence against anyone, be it age, race, creed or gender

This thread is not only about violence against women, its about gender equality

Take everything that goes on in this country, workplace (equality in jobs, pay & the treatment of all genders), domestic life, all equality


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Old Jan 29th 2017, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow View Post
I just Googled the words gender-neutral pronouns promotion in colleges
and found a whole slew of institutions of learning that are into the b*ll*x. Check it out; you'll be surprised. It's a sign of the times, I'm afraid.
It is absolutely absurd, but be careful because PC monitors seem to be every where ! I know a Spanish teacher who was called into a meeting and asked what were her plans to teach Spanish in a gender neutral way, she explained that would be at present impossible but she would monitor developments in the Spanish language. Then she was told to be careful saying in English "boys and girls" because there might be a transgender child in the class.
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Old Jan 29th 2017, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bats View Post
My only response to the flippant and demeaning recent comments on this thread is is a link

http://www.canadianwomen.org/sites/c...ormatted_0.pdf
That PDF asked what could be done to help Canadian women avoid domestic violence - to which the short answer, and a very unwelcome one, is: don't hook up with violent men. So. They must (for their own sakes) be prevented from hooking up with violent men. They must be forced to submit themselves to some kind of committee with the authority to license (or refuse to licence) them to hook up with violent men, or men who it is reckoned would be violent. Would they be prepared to do that? Almost certainly not.

On the other side, violent men must be eliminated from the gene pool. The way science is progressing, it will soon be practicable to identify those men while still in the womb - or at least before they leave kindergarten. They must all be taken from their parents and killed, for the sake of their notional future victims. Would their mothers be prepared to give them up, like the wretched Aztec women had to give up their children for the sake of their communities? Almost certainly not.

I fear that those cures would be worse than the disease.
(I have deliberately ignored counselling. That always fails.)
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Old Jan 29th 2017, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by not2old View Post
gender nuetral equality


- That for anyone that opens doors, gives up their seat on a transit ride - why is it not all equal, why don't females give up their seat to a male?

- Why is it some fellas pull out chairs or open doors for females & not the other way round - where is the equality?

Are there more 'gender inequalities'?


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Personally, I've offered a seat to males and females if I felt they were in need - elderly, incapacitated, unsteady, with small children.. gender means nothing to me in those circumstances.

I also open doors for either sex (but after about the 8th person walks through without saying 'thank you' I tend to start saying, loudly, 'oh you are MOST welcome!')

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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Personally, I've offered a seat to males and females if I felt they were in need - elderly, incapacitated, unsteady, with small children.. gender means nothing to me in those circumstances.

I also open doors for either sex (but after about the 8th person walks through without saying 'thank you' I tend to start saying, loudly, 'oh you are MOST welcome!')

Ditto. Although you are slightly more generous than me, I get passive aggressive after three.
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Personally, I've offered a seat to males and females if I felt they were in need - elderly, incapacitated, unsteady, with small children.. gender means nothing to me in those circumstances.

I also open doors for either sex (but after about the 8th person walks through without saying 'thank you' I tend to start saying, loudly, 'oh you are MOST welcome!')


I say its better to see a pregnant woman standing than a fat woman sitting down crying.
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Long live gender equality, a very deserving winner from last night. Miss France.

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why have a pageant at all, should they be stopped?

Ms World, Ms Universe, Ms State of America, Ms Blackpool, are IMO demeaning.

Then last nights contest judges 6 female,1 male & always a male MC...where is the equality in that?
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Originally Posted by not2old View Post
why have a pageant at all, should they be stopped?

Ms World, Ms Universe, Ms State of America, Ms Blackpool, are IMO demeaning.

Then last nights contest judges 6 female,1 male & always a male MC...where is the equality in that?
Are Mr. Olympia. Mr. Universe ect. demeaning too? If people wish to compete with other to determine who is the best, what is wrong with that?
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Are Mr. Olympia. Mr. Universe ect. demeaning too?

If people wish to compete with other to determine who is the best, what is wrong with that?
my opinion is that 'pageants' are 'all round' a total waste of space.

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Old Jan 30th 2017, 4:36 pm
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The second question in today's fashion Q&A column might have relevance here:

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/...-state-of-mind
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Originally Posted by Danny B View Post
Long live gender equality, a very deserving winner from last night. Miss France.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/...trip=all&w=960
Absolutely. Looks like Julia Roberts.
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The second question in today's fashion Q&A column might have relevance here:

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/...-state-of-mind
was it the link within the link or Trump's tie?

Anyhow for BE readers, the link in the Q&A (don't shoot the messenger)

Fawcett Society report - Sounds Familiar - reveals hostility, complacency and a blame culture against women – The Fawcett Society

BTW, the CEO of Fawcett Society Sam Smethers is a female mother of 4

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Originally Posted by not2old View Post
was it the link within the link or Trump's tie?
People write in with questions and the columnist answers them. Trump's tie was the subject of the first question.
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