I can guarantee this will be tl;dr for some folks. But.
It all starts so innocently, when apparent newcomer drunkasalways posts a poll
about equality between men and women. The poll itself is tl;dr and amazingly, there is some contention amongst the ranks.
Watch out, heterosexual child-free couples! You're not a proper family. But wait, what's proper anyway? In a short but sweet insult-o-rama, hexennacht
and skepticultist hash out their differences
with troglodytes, douchebags, the hepatically challenged, retards, and a NSFW macro!
Also, apparently the only way a woman can work in a male-dominated company is if the men:
1. Put away any items that would make the woman feel uncomfortable
2. Stop with the horseplay as it may be considered offensive.
3. Watch their language and sensor their subjects of conversation at all times.
4. Continue business as normal as if she was just another one of the guys. If she's not physically or verbally harrassed and still doesnt like it she can leave.<
5. Leave it up to the woman to set the limits that she feels comfortable working around, and make the company abide by them.
With all those quality choices, I'm surprised anyone thought to disagree. However, snatchbeast doesn't like the question,
isn't sure why, since "Nothing sucks more than having to change office behavior because a woman started," prompting discussion about what
, exactly, does go on in male-only companies. I'm thinking something to do with bathhouses, but conceptualpete
informs us that it's just typical bar behavior, and that's only unprofessional if one is a chick! Darn.
The poll aside, in the OP drunkasalways
unfortunately said the magic words, "If you choose to post a comment, please make it a constructive one. There is far too much negativity coming from this group, and some of the extremism makes it no different than one of the Femnazi groups. It was my understanding that this group was trying to find grounds for sexual equality without taking away from what makes us both so different," and I think we have that to blame for the whole thing.darkmanifest attempts to warn the OP
of the coming storm, and the thread descends into wank about another poll question - What's worse, a man being called a, "Dick", or a woman being called a "Bitch"
- and then further descends into more name-calling and STFUs.
Finally, liminalia wonders if the OP bothered to poll most feminists
when he claimed "most feminists will agree that women have it better in America than any other nation on earth." OP says he's talked to women in a variety of countries, and a number of fine folks reveal that anecdotal evidence does not equal research (gasp!).
All in all, not as wank-tastic as some other gems from anti_feminism
, but those gems are usually posted by trolls and this has been simmering for a couple days now.