The Ark and I are not best pals at the moment. Not that we ever were, but anyway, our recent exchanges give some good examples of sexism.
Firstly, we have, him telling me how to exercise following my broken ankle. I broke my ankle 22 months ago. I have to say the advice about atrophy and flexibility is a little tardy. However, one must always appreciate advice from a superior being.
Next Ark writes about abortion and draws parallels with being vegetarian.
This is a difficult one for anyone to grasp if they aren’t vegetarian, but he’s basically saying – I think – that if you oppose abortion on the grounds you are killing something, then you shouldn’t eat meat. I can follow that logic (don’t agree with it) but I doubt most people can. Or I could be wrong.
Not in the least. I am just not informed enough on this subject.
It just makes me uncomfortable that’s all.
I in no way inferred that I would be happy to override a woman’s right to her body in any manner whatsoever.
Your attempt at trying to put words into to my mouth smacks of petulance, a trait you seem to have demonstrated quite the flair for of late.
Ah. Petulance. Don’t you just love it? Nice way to demean women.
If it was a man, it would be. Assertive. Standing up for their rights.
Women? Petulance. Nice tactic.
You interpretation is incorrect.
You did not even ask why it makes me feel uncomfortable?
But then you are not known for your tact?
(You will find the word in the dictionary
It’s near tacky.)
And now you can whistle ….
Sexist put down?
Now now, RS, you really don’t need to be be such a bitch.
What do you know indeed?
Abortion makes men feel uncomfortable.
Can someone tell me why I need to ask men why abortion makes them feel uncomfortable?
Periods, pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, menopause, make women feel uncomfortable.
Hmmm, but, maybe I need to ask the men first to decide about that.
This from the man who calls people dickhead at every drop of the hat.
Me, merely a public servant employed in PR.
This is derogatory, insulting, dismissive language.
And people wonder why some women are feminist?
Abortion is only the business of one person. And she’s a woman.