Rolling 'this is sexist' thread

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That's fair. I don't work in the geek circuit but I do have lots of friends who do (uh oh I'm veering dangerously close here! I HAVE A FAMILY TOO!!!) but they're not the types to take that approach. LOL Canadians. I would classify myself as 1000% more crude than the ones I know, heh. I can't watch the video - it's private now - and I'm not debating whether it was sexist. I just don't believe that if an angry man tweeted at these people he wouldn't have received similar dismissal.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I gotta break myself of the phrase 'That's fair,' ugh.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:55 (six years ago) Permalink!/shanley/status/182878421133705217

now, this is just ugly

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

like, what are they hoping for by trying to get a bunch of people together to do this?
"hey everyone, come here so we can throw rocks at this complaining woman. or feminists, show up to throw rocks at us. we'll be there!"

mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:59 (six years ago) Permalink

is there a place to watch the video?

imagine a tech company logo on the front panel of a scantily clad lady's underpants... forever

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:01 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah that's just weird. I don't really want to defend either of these people, haha. I just want to send the world to Lex's Finishing School of Grace and Respectability. My Grandma was my professor. I still don't wear navy & black together, either.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, that exchange mh just posted is... wtf? Don't advertise a meeting that you haven't actually arranged and then suggest the person not going is the one being nasty about it. What a major-league douche.

emil.y, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink


mh, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:04 (six years ago) Permalink

this company looks like it's made of bubble and refined bubble btw:

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:13 (six years ago) Permalink


jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:20 (six years ago) Permalink

oh n/m already posted

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:20 (six years ago) Permalink

that derailingfordummies link is great, and giving me cause to take an uncomfortable inventory

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:17 (six years ago) Permalink

not even refined bubble. fumes emitted from the bubble refinery.

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

and apparently more of the same from the tech world:

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:51 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't really know how to respond to this

dayo, Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Discussed / LOL'd at this a bit on the Guardian thread because I didn't know where else to put it.

I haven't read the clusterfuck that I'm sure the comments will be, but on my first reading of the NYMag article, having read first the palaver, then Laurie Penny's ridiculous Gawker article...

I'm the first person to cry "sexism" in any situation where I detect even a sniff of it, but my reaction was: actually, not sexist. Hilarious.

That is: that I don't think that it's Penny's gender that caused the clusterfuck, but the things she wrote and the attitudes she seemed to take. I'm sure that she may receive a greater and more pointed *beatdown* for it, but the opprobrium is not due to her gender, but the fact that she behaved in a kind of a ridiculous and cliched manner. But, like, that's actually what some of us like LOLrie Penny for?

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:46 (six years ago) Permalink

anti-Semetic tbh

Mordy, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:02 (six years ago) Permalink

ah okay, I have no idea who laurie penny and didn't read the gawker article beyond what was excerpted xp

dayo, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:12 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the comments on some of those pages can be even more fucked up, given the half-century gap

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

girl watcher mag is pretty klassik honestly

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Congratulations, you found a sexist thing. Try a slightly smaller target next time, maybe?

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:33 (six years ago) Permalink

still don't believe it

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:38 (six years ago) Permalink

poll thread:

  • My Favorite Girl for Watching: THE KITTEN TYPE

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:43 (six years ago) Permalink

girl watcher mag is pretty klassik honestly

if you say so champ

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

^not a taschen fan i see

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:00 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm more of a Jaybird fan

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Uh huh

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:07 (six years ago) Permalink

not really sure what's unbelievable about this tbh

W. E. B. Du Bois Goals Panel (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:40 (six years ago) Permalink

largely hyperbole, no need to dwell on it

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:43 (six years ago) Permalink

could just have easily titled the link THIS IS SEXIST

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:43 (six years ago) Permalink

this is straining my credulity a little, tbh

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:49 (six years ago) Permalink

your credulity pants

mh, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 03:10 (six years ago) Permalink

"This is, by any measure, the portion of the electorate that is among the most marginalized and stigmatized, and hence probably most in need of the right to have a say in who governs their lives. But discussions on both sides of voter ID laws tend to leave out transgender citizens in discussions about who would be most adversely impacted."

1staethyr, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:33 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Is this homophobic?

@ :25

i swear to god i just saw a slightly different version of this where the guy does a little limp-wristed gesture at the two women at the end

goole, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Not unless "steamer" is some derogatory thing I'm not getting imo

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

^never been to cleveland

bailiwick bill (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:37 (six years ago) Permalink

ha it really was the version i saw that was too much. i don't think he was even holding the mug making it clear he was a cat person

goole, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Should we start a "this is/is this homophobic" thread?

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I just... boggle, at shit like that. I dont know what else to say.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 19 May 2012 08:45 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

The anecdotes at the beginning are so o_O and you can just imagine some old business-looking dude in a suit mindlessly saying them

mh, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:16 (six years ago) Permalink

What's wrong w being sexy?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:18 (six years ago) Permalink

goole, Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:04 (six years ago) Permalink

the thug seems to have NOB tattooed on his chest

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:06 (six years ago) Permalink

what is this I don't even

Women of Brooklyn, New York, State Senator Marty Golden (R) wants to turn you into proper ladies fit for employment.

As part of a summer series on career development directed at his female constituents, Golden is hosting a taxpayer-funded event called “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence” on July 24. Golden promises to teach Bay Ridge women “the art of feminine presence,” which includes tips on how to “sit, stand and walk like a model” and “walk up and down a stair elegantly”:

Golden defended the workshop as simply a way to help women get jobs in a tough market. Countering this justification, State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) told City & State:

“Rather than passing legislation such as the Fair Pay Act to assist women in the workplace, the Senate Republicans appear to be offering career advice on posture and how to act feminine,” said Krueger, who hosted the Senate Democrats’ forum on issues affecting women in the workplace in May. “Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century.“

Golden was the only Brooklyn senator to vote against New York’s same-sex marriage law.


Golden’s website has deleted the above quotes from the event page.

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 01:23 (six years ago) Permalink

from the article mh cited two weeks back:

"We found that employed husbands in traditional marriages, compared to those in modern marriages, tend to (a) view the presence of women in the workplace unfavorably, (b) perceive that organizations with higher numbers of female employees are operating less smoothly, (c) find organizations with female leaders as relatively unattractive, and (d) deny, more frequently, qualified female employees opportunities for promotion."

The studies showed that personal views and the domestic architecture of male leaders' private lives helped shape women's professional opportunities. This held true in both surveys and lab experiments, including one that tested whether candidates with identical backgrounds, but different names -- Drew versus Diane -- should receive a spot in a sought-after, company-sponsored MBA program. According to the research, men in traditional marriages gave Diane "significantly poor evaluations" compared to Drew. It seems that husbands with wives working at home imprinted that ideal onto women in the office.

holy shit. shouldn't be any surprise, but still comes as something of a shock. leads me to suppose that the upper executive ranks of american business are typically filled by men in what the study calls "traditional marriages" (where the husband works for pay and the wife works at home). this might help explain why career progress for women tends to stall out as they near those levels.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 05:10 (six years ago) Permalink

I just want to rant a little about "manic pixie dream girl," first described by the yucky Nathan Rabin, and subject of this much yuckier video:

"The cause of the manic pixie dream girl is still little understood. Although my own theory is severe retardation of the brain."
Like I could say a lot of shit about this but I'm just going to say it's pesky. All those movies where they magic some creative type out of a funk, sure, it's played ººº but extending it to IRL I guess anyone with bangs and glasses is just too precious (=stupid?) to go on?

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

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