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They're Only Women

Postby Baker » 25 Mar 2010, 08:51

I don't have a particular post to start this thread with. I just wanted to establish this thread on this forum to continue noting misogyny around the world. Oh, yes, and the occasional bright spot.

I have no doubt this thread will grow as large as its progenitrix on the old forum. Unless, the whole world suddenly gives itself a massive clip around the ear and realises that yes, indeed, women are human beings, too! I'm not holding my breath.

BTW as I understand it, that much demonised term "feminist" simply means you believe that women are human beings and deserve the same rights as men. That simple. So, any child--girl or boy--should have the same opportunities in life.
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby wildlx » 25 Mar 2010, 09:12

Well done, Baker :)!
Maybe you should use this quote:

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby Baker » 25 Mar 2010, 09:24

I do need a sig, don't I? ;)


(As a total aside: I do like being able to quickly type in common smiley codes without having to use colons.)
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby Nurse Jo » 25 Mar 2010, 09:27

I do like that quote.
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby FranW » 25 Mar 2010, 10:49

My male colleague told me yesterday that the reason few women get to the top ranks (eg professor level) is because women don't want to be promoted. They'd rather stay at the bottom of the scale so as to make sure they have time for housework and childrearing.

Yes, I work in such a progressive environment...
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby Baker » 25 Mar 2010, 11:11

To which you replied: "Men tell me that. Funnily enough, the women say something different."

(She did actually say that. I thought it was jolly well done of her. :-) )

Mansplaining. You all know what that means, yes?
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby ElaineB » 26 Mar 2010, 01:38

:-) Good one!
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby deej » 26 Mar 2010, 01:46

Too bad the ass-wipe doesn't realize the truth of it. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Re: They're Only Women

Postby FranW » 10 Apr 2010, 12:55

Yemen: Elham Mahdi, a 12 year old girl, was married on March 29th to a man more than twice her age. Elham died three days later of internal bleeding following intercourse.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast ... tml?hpt=P1

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Re: They're Only Women

Postby deej » 10 Apr 2010, 13:11

My heart breaks a little more every time you find one of these stories. These children have no business being sold as chattel by their families and yet it's their law, how do you fight that?
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