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Re: Sexism
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2014, 11:34:30 am »
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2014, 09:42:49 am »
so i normally don't care diddly squat about this stuff, but i do find this really funny. it's a shirt... i get the feeling people saw it and thought "oh, that looks like something we should be offended by."
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2014, 09:47:16 am »
i get the feeling people saw it and thought "oh, that looks like something we should be offended by."

That's everything everywhere.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2014, 09:53:12 am »
Well there's such a thing as being actually offended by something, but it's a lot rarer than you know, forced offense.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2014, 10:16:51 am »
Yeah, anything beyond a deeply personal attack shouldn't offend people imo.

Hitler did nothing wrong, god hates fags, gamers think women should die, blah blah blah it's all just crap that pours out of peoples mouth to get others riled up I don't get why people even respond.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2014, 10:49:20 am »
The article is quoted as saying "adults without children" aren't allowed. Adults.

Its ****ty that men get unreasonably tarred with the paedo brush but for ****'s sake stop looking for sexist outrages where they don't exist.

Boo bloody hoo, an injustice was perpetrated somewhere that affected a man. Cry me a river.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 11:05:48 am »
Does Bristol even have tourist attractions?
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 11:12:33 am »
It's the sixth biggest city in England Ink, so yeah, of course.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2014, 11:23:14 am »
Whoops, I was thinking it was in Northern Europe and was going to make stupid top gear based jokes.  I've actually been through Bristol once or twice.  There was a big mall and that's all I remember.
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 04:07:33 am »
Did somebody say Bristol?

Wait, this is North Somerset. The county with a seaside town where the beach is quicksand and mud.

This, I think, is one of those incidents that papers love to exploit because it means that angry people are going to write in saying more or less what you are saying.

Though I will point out that all of your examples weren't pink jackboots stamping on innocent men's faces.

Yes the harassment video was aiming for that but that manifesto is stupid and unlikely to get anywhere. I bet most people who watched it didn't know about the intent behind it and instead went for the whole 'women gets approached on the street when she doesn't want to'. By the way, in regards to that other video explaining it, being yelled at or approached  by a homeless guy (or any one) isn't the most comfortable feeling in the world for anyone, no matter how much power the pedestrian has. Being poor isn't an excuse to harass people, and I say that as someone who would also say being rich isn't an excuse either.

The shirt was, you have to admit, a very bad decision. The world's media come to your place of work, you're likely to get interviewed by the press. For a moment, you're representing thousands of people, and you're wearing a shirt with sexy leather-clad women on it. Should he have been bullied and reduced to tears? No. But it isn't an example of us sliding towards a 'matriarchal Saudi Arabia' (MasterChiToes, 2014, p. sorry essays on the brain). These were private citizens bullying him, not state police or anything like that. I bet this guy wears that shirt to work all the time without issue or he wouldn't have worn it last week. It's just really rotten luck and bunch of people over reacting to a small, inconsequential thing.

Finally, this is a different issue all together. Did you know under the Children's Act 2004 all places in Britain that involve people under the age of 16 have to compile their own rules and regulations regarding the safety of those children? Case in point, when I was a youth theatre assistant, we weren't allowed to have anyone under the age of 16 as a Facebook friend. We weren't even allowed to be alone with them, or allow any other adult to be alone with them. Over zealous? I don't think so. It was for our safety just as much as the children's. As a family attraction, I can almost guarantee that Puxton Park has its own rules about child safety, and not allowing unattended adults is one of them.

It's not perfect, but this is a result of staff thinking it better to be safe than sorry. But notice he wasn't escorted out by police, or having a court summons. Mr Richards hasn't broken a law, he just didn't get to visit a falconry display. Damn far from being whipped for being gay or not being allowed to drive under most conditions because one is a woman.

Now I'm not going to be able to know the results unless I ask Mum to dig out a copy of the Evening Post to find the poll, but I bet there are people who agree with you on this issue at least. Because there always is in newspapers.

Does Bristol even have tourist attractions?

We're having Shaun The Sheep statues pop around the city next year, after the success of the Gromits last year and the Alfred the Gorillas two years before that. We put up statues honouring a gorilla that was famous for urinating on the crowd. The zoo was also on ITV or something back in the days of black and white.

There was a big mall and that's all I remember.

Cribbs Causeway? Technically not in Bristol, but South Gloucestershire.

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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2014, 04:19:03 am »
i sneezed on a woman one time
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Re: Sexism and Equality
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 08:16:21 am »
I thought people under 16 weren't supposed to be on facebook in the first place.  But if they are on there, is it still against the rule if they're related to you?
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Re: Sexism and Equality
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2014, 08:26:21 am »
I might have even been under 18s. I can't remember.

There were allowances for family and friends if you knew each other before you joined the group.

We weren't even allowed to drink in front of them and if we saw them in a pub or something, we were supposed to leave

That being said, the rules were fairly loose. Everyone definitely broke the drinking rule (woe betide the person that comes between an actor and a drink), a friend saying that it was better them supervised here than out somewhere else. Or words to that effect. We were drinking at the time.