Sexism, Fact or fiction?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AlexRSS8, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. AlexRSS8

    AlexRSS8 Member

    Ok, so im just gonna put it out there

    Sexism, no its not just a joke men use, its serious business

    Ok, ladies i know you hate and i quote "sexist pigs" but you have to admit what they say does go towards a small percentage of women

    - women suck at driving, Generally speaking, this only affects a percentage of women, but from personal experience and statistically speaking, Its only the stereotypical blonde single mother moles, driving in 80s sh*t mobiles: Google VN Commodore

    -Women complain to much: Ok i will admit i am a bit biased towards this issue, but im not gonna comment.

    Ok im getting lazy, anyone wanna continue?

  2. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Everyone is the best driver in the world in their own minds. (male or female)

    Women complain too much? Isn't this thread complaining about women?

    I hope your girlfriend doesn't see this post. But then again, if you don't have a girlfriend, we probably know one of the reasons why. :grin5:
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- there are some things I do much better
    back set driver -- I am the best
    but also -- well noted up here on the mountain top
    many, many things that my wife does much better than the getting older Mountainman

    I think the best relationships are the ones where the two compliment each other

    alway fun to ride that thing
  4. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Sure sexism is real, just like racism is real. And just like racism, it runs both ways. Your example is poorly chosen, however - as reflected by insurance statistics the world over, young men between 16 and 26 are by far the worst group of drivers out there. Second worst group is young men 26 to 35, only after that cohort do we come to the first group of young women in the rankings - 16 to 21 year olds.

    Complain about women drivers all you want - the odds are they are better drivers than are you.

    Complain a lot - not in my experience, and I've known a bunch of ladies in my 53 years. Thing is, what they complain about is often things men just don't want to talk about. The converse is also true, by and large.

    Fact is, men and women differ a great deal in those small things which concern them day to day. Don't differ much at all as regards big issues. Celebrate those differences, don't bemoan them - MountainMan is 100% correct about complementing each other.
  5. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Well, it isn't as bad as making fun of "Special Olympics" participants. :jester:
  6. The Seamus

    The Seamus Member

    I can say nothing because I am dating a feminist red head. *someone help me!*
  7. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    he's an idiotic puppet. Only says what the teleprompter says or what he's told to say.
  8. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Hey, I mentioned no names. Don't wanna get into trouble with politics. :rolleyes7:
  9. macLovin

    macLovin New Member

    LOL ftw
  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Federal employment forms ask about race/ethnicity, and one choice is "Hispanic surnamed".

    I have a first cousin who graduated from the University of Colorado in 1985 with a degree in forestry and the intent to join the Forest Service and make a career. Two years of applications and ever-increasing desperation later, he finally acknowledged the fact - "Equal Opportunity" preferences for hispanics in the Southwest were going to prevent him being hired.

    So he legally changed his surname to Hernandez, and re-applied. Based on his qualifications and his (new) surname, he was hired almost immediately. After completing his probationary period and becoming vested in the civil service, he changed his name back.

    He still works for the Forest Service today.

    Sexism and racism run both ways. Ever heard of "La Raza"?
  11. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Classic case of "White Male Guilt".
    The America I live in means equal opportunity for all, not necessarily equal results. White males should stop feeling guilty about the mistakes of their ancestors, and stop trying to "level" the playing field with feel good programs like "affirmative action" - which Simon has pointed out, actually tend to favor some groups over others. President Obama would not have gotten elected if it wasn't for the white male voter. I'm not saying that racism, sexism, or whatever *ism doesn't exist - but it certainly is present in only a small percentage of the population. (regardless of race, sex, etc.) Stop feeling guilty and start treating people as peers. It must be insulting for minorities that guilty white males feel that standards must be lowered, and quotas enforced so they can get jobs and be admitted to colleges. (but then again, some might just take advantage of the system an still cry that it is an unfair world)
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  12. The Seamus

    The Seamus Member

    Most of the young white males I know today are not doing well, the only ones who are is because they have well connected rich daddies. We just have an economic system that has been emphasizing the wrong things.

    And really for an interesting break down of the problem today read, strangely enough, Aristotle's Politics.
  13. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    So what is the economic system emphasizing, and what do you think it should be emphasizing instead?

    Inquiring minds want to know!
  14. metta

    metta New Member

    Just about all steriotypes are based on immature individuals, upbringing and mass culture. Men can do just about anything women can do. Women can do just about anything men can do. Live long enough and meet enough men and women, and you'll see that for a fact.

    Don't forget that at middle age, women become more biologically like men and men become more biologically like women. Why do you think they call it a mid life crisis? Now we have hrt for women and viagra and hgh for men, but the reality is that through out our long history, there was always that mid life point where things evened out between us. Truth be told, we're two sides of the same coin and for all the differences and steriotypes, some true, but most false, we are more alike than we are different. nuf said-
  15. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Yup - when men grow boobs and women grow mustaches.:rofl:
  16. metta

    metta New Member

    no moobs for me thanks...