Rolling 'this is sexist' thread

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"real MPDG" sounds kind of like "real Stepin Fetchit"

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Thursday, 5 July 2012 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

wtf is happening here

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

just make something up and flip out about it

xlr to hard drive adaptor (electricsound), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

It's suddenly a slow time for sexism in America.

Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

? buncha ppl complaining about automatic subscriber renewal on a dating site?

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

i was gonna link geek2geek but figured this was an easier way

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:18 (six years ago) Permalink

undoubtedly sexist

contenderizer, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:37 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

how can a site as big as Buzzfeed get away with this?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:14 (six years ago) Permalink

This is like one of the biggest sites on the internet with like advertisers in like a legit, non-Chan/non-Reddit capacity right? Or do i have my understanding of Buzzfeed wrong?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought buzzfeed was mostly goofy videos and list articles?

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:30 (six years ago) Permalink

fucking internet

goole, Friday, 20 July 2012 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

don't those guys own spin now?

Mordy, Friday, 20 July 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Is Mordy circling the drain?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 15:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Did Anyone See Mordy's List of Definitive Hardcore Albums?

anyway, I used buzzfeed for a while but they kinda have no quality control at all for some reason. I got tired of reading articles by bigoted idiots that had gotten buzzed up somehow.

Ring brother, ring for me! (Viceroy), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:12 (six years ago) Permalink

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:05 (six years ago) Permalink

That guy, and most of the people responding affirmatively to him, are disgusting.

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:13 (six years ago) Permalink

lmao he actually describes it as a "challenging tweet"

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:23 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure about sexist but it's misogynistic all right.

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"challenging twit" obvs

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait, I didn't mean to say that, I was thinking of something else. Obvs it is sexist as several fucks.

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

just saw the 'camry' ad

what in the fuck

goole, Sunday, 5 August 2012 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink


mississippi joan hart (crüt), Sunday, 5 August 2012 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Good thing he chose to marry that car

drawings by teen cultists (Crabbits), Sunday, 5 August 2012 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

is that sexist?

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:23 (six years ago) Permalink

camry couldnt afford kristin wiig so they made a composite of four of her characters & then got a gifted class 7th grader to put the word "cheese" in it

Fareed Zaireeka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

pfft gifted class 7th graders would know better

drawings by teen cultists (Crabbits), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:56 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

More of an "Is this sexist?" than a "this is sexist":

I ask because, although I find this fairly amusing, I can't help the feeling that BMW expects us to laugh at the little woman -- when in fact pretty much anyone without significant motorsport experience would freaking out at least that hard.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Well, they're both pretty little.

die face down in some dude's pool (how's life), Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Well, the guy wasn't being an arse, he was informative and never once tried the "This'll make her scream if i do THIS!" biz.

Rule of thumb: "Top Gear" would not do this, it's not 'sexist' enough.

Mark G, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Guess where I found the video, Mark.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:31 (six years ago) Permalink


Mark G, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Mark G, Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:18 (six years ago) Permalink

It burns, don't it?

Three Word Username, Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:21 (six years ago) Permalink

I was playing a "School" themed TOTP2 to the girls, I've mentioned a couple of tracks' responses in other threads. Yesterday, this one came up and Alice was all "awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......"

This morning, she found the above and we all laughed a bit. Then she found the original and played it in full, and we were all "can you stop now or we leave the room?"

Mark G, Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:25 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

friend sent me this story

comment of note: I think the way CNN and other feminist media outlets talk about women it sounds like they border on retarded. They have millions of organizations designed to help only them, numerous days and months on the calendar to remind them they matter, and CNN is licking their carpets every day. If women are as capable as men, why do they need all this help. The gender gap when researched correctly shows that men with kids out earn women with or without kids, and out earn men without kids. Maybe women don't get it that men in their prime are made for workin. Sorry feminists, can't blame discrimination for everything.

(*・_・)ノ⌒ ☆ (Je55e), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:00 (six years ago) Permalink

/dies (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:04 (six years ago) Permalink

"licking their carpets"?

let's have sex and then throw pottery (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:15 (six years ago) Permalink

oral sex probably but it sounds like they don't know how to do it (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:20 (six years ago) Permalink

ladies lick carpets, only whores munch rug!

...I dunno just trying to wrong some humor from that disgusting and bizarre comment.

Frobisher the (Viceroy), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

*wring, damn Freud and his slips.

Frobisher the (Viceroy), Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

re: a friend just gave his car a 'typical black female name', i don't know what to think of it.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

well, what was the name?

Frobisher the (Viceroy), Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

the whole explanation is in the 'is this racist' thread.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:13 (six years ago) Permalink

van horn honking

d-_-b (mh), Thursday, 25 October 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is making me sick to my stomach. Idiots still saying "well we don't know all the facts" on the comments page (when in fact, we do, because the case went to TRIAL, dumbshits).

Someone is within their rights to terminate an employee because of a perceived threat to their marriage that is projected by the employer himself, a case in which he clearly made some of the first sexual advances, and this is not gender-bias? Whether it's a right-to-work state or not, this should not be legal.

I hope that employer's flaccid penis is bitten off by a mutant gecko and tossed into the woods, never to be seen again.

NINO CARTER, Sunday, 23 December 2012 21:28 (six years ago) Permalink

I seriously feel like starting a Kickstarter campaign to help Melissa Nelson fight this to the national level. This is so wrong, and so illegal. “Our position has always been Mrs. Nelson was never terminated because of her gender, she was terminated because of concerns her behavior was not appropriate in the workplace. She’s an attractive lady. That's a crime ladies, looking too good. That's bad behavior. Especially if the kangaroo court judging you is all male. In Iowa, that's evidently carte blanche for firing any woman who works in an office with men. Especially if your choice of clothing is "causing" them to get boners.

Oh, "the couple consulted with a senior pastor at their church and he agreed that Nelson should be terminated in order to protect their marriage". Protect their marriage, my ass. The only threat to their marriage is his hyperjealous wife. (My entire childhood was pulverized in order to "protect" my parents' marriage - it didn't work even in that respect - but I can't help but clench my teeth in rage whenever I hear that phrase used to cover up rude behavior or worse).

In the meantime we can send out notices to all of Dr. Knight's female patients regarding his ethics (hey, why not his male patients while we're at it too?), to alert any potential patients that their appearance may "distract" Dr. Knight who may drill into your gums or lips if he finds your eyes too enticing or your boobs too large.

This is beyond sickening.

Lee626, Monday, 24 December 2012 13:36 (six years ago) Permalink

I just read the entire state supreme court judgment, which is a little brief as it refers to the district court's summary judgment as shorthand on a few occasions, but it widely cites prior cases. Whether that is in order to clarify a lack of specificity in the law, or due to caution, I'm not sure.

The court's decision seems to try a little hard to be gender-blind -- I don't know whether this is due to a mindset change after the same court was one to affirm the legality of same-sex marriage. Most of the court was not retained two years ago, with only one person remaining who affirmed that decision. I don't know that this means this decision was politicized, but it definitely sets a tone for discrimination cases.

If anything, I think the inability to strongly cite a state law was the issue, combined with a reticence to apply existing law due to a conflict between sex/gender and the other issues on the table. The laws are completely based on an inequal judgment of a plaintiff according to gender -- in the court's eyes, all of the plaintiff's peers were also women. It seems to strongly point to the fact, although unstated, that there could have been a male dental hygienist who could have had the exact same treatment. Was the issue here in that the pervo dentist was attracted to women? Yes. But he didn't treat her differently because she was a woman, according to the decision, but because he acted inappropriately due to his perceived attraction. The gender discrimination laws are not the same as the harassment laws, and this case drew the line by not claiming harassment.

So, basically, there need to be better, more intelligently-worded laws about workplace discrimination and what you can be fired for, but I think this is more an issue of it being a position of at-will employment.

So I'd say: Pervo dentist and his wife are sexist and jerks and their marriage sucks, the state laws could use a tune-up, and at-will employment means this shit happens because you could pretty much make up any excuse and fire someone, as long as it doesn't violate any laws. It'd be a much different case if it was about harassment or a perceived hostile workplace, but that wasn't the case brought, probably because the dental hygienist was slightly creeped out but, in her perception, still had a reasonable non-sexual friendly status with her boss, up until the point she was fired. So, sexist, but I kind of feel like the state supreme court's hands were tied.

mh, Monday, 24 December 2012 15:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Why was this in state court? I'm assuming the employer had too few employees for federal sex discrimination law to be applicable?

(*・_・)ノ⌒ ☆ (Je55e), Monday, 24 December 2012 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

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