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TOPIC: Forum Sexism

Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 00:38 #1

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I've noticed that on forums, barring blatantly gender suggestive names, there's a tendency for people too assume posters are male by default. I've noticed I sometimes find myself falling into that too, despite not considering myself sexist. I like to think it's an assumption men tend to enjoy talking bollocks more. But does it mean there's a bit of a tendency to assume men are into talking about 'serious stuff' more? Or is my perception false?
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 01:28 #2

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Not exactly an answer to your question but I've been mistaken for a man on forums alot. This I imagine says more about me than those getting it wrong :D
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 01:57 #3

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Nuts wrote:
I've been mistaken for a man on forums alot.

If it starts happening in the pub, then you should start getting worried... :D
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 02:09 #4

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 09:00 #5

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Nuts wrote:
. This I imagine says more about me than those getting it wrong :D

Why is this? Does this mean your 'tone' does not fit people's preconceived ideas about how a female should talk that you have internalised as being your responsibility?

...Or do you give out mixed signals by talking about your hairy back or something? :chuckle:
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 09:32 #6

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I've sometimes thought a poster was a man, because of their very forthright manner of posting. In real life, I not only know but am very forthright and I appreciate that in people - male or female - and yet, still, when I see the next very forthright post, I'll assume it's a man....

Odd.

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 09:33 #7

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Chuck Random wrote:

...Or do you give out mixed signals by talking about your hairy back or something? :chuckle:

Yep - that would do it. :D
"...Wyrde saves oft the man undoomed
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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths... Beautiful people do not just happen". (Elisabeth Kubler-Ross).


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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 09:54 #8

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Chuck Random wrote:
I've noticed that on forums, barring blatantly gender suggestive names, there's a tendency for people too assume posters are male by default. I've noticed I sometimes find myself falling into that too, despite not considering myself sexist. I like to think it's an assumption men tend to enjoy talking bollocks more. But does it mean there's a bit of a tendency to assume men are into talking about 'serious stuff' more? Or is my perception false?

You'd expect the mix of male & female posters on forums to be about 50/50 wouldn't you? Reflecting the population figures and all that.

But I don't think that's the case. I'd say there are more men posting on internet forums than women, a lot more. Why? Dunno... :dunno:

Maybe women have just got better things to do with their time, in the kitchen.... :D
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 09:55 #9

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This video proves women are hardcore.

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 10:02 #10

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Is Brad correct in his view of women in the workplace? You decide!

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 10:21 #11

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 11:00 #12

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Ah-ha! I see this thread has already become one about really Teaching Women Their Place, on and off a forums. Hmmmmm........ :roll:


ETA: You Lads better get used to the idea: our place is now EVERYWHERE. :twisted:
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 11:45 #13

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diamondgeezer wrote:

Maybe women have just got better things to do with their time, in the kitchen.... :D

They're probably also out cutting the nations hedges. :coffee:
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 12:13 #14

I have done this at least once before mistaken the writings of a woman for those of a man, I generally expect intellectual women to hold certain non-traditional opinions that are opposed to the western Family and traditional gender roles that limit womens rights and freedom of expression.
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 14:30 #15

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I tend to find it out before calling anybody by their sex. Usually it's pretty easy to notice on forums, ladies often have different style of writing and saying stuff, or they just have some kind of feminine aura hanging around them. :D

But what DG said about more men using internet forums to discuss things, that's absolutely correct. I would say its closer to 70/30% than fifty-fifty... Well, I guess the forum ladies are then bit special for they are a minority... ;) Often women of forums are the nicest bunch to talk with. (Maybe its just me, usually its easier to get along with ladies for some reason.)
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 19:25 #16

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pheony wrote:
diamondgeezer wrote:

Maybe women have just got better things to do with their time, in the kitchen.... :D

They're probably also out cutting the nations hedges. :coffee:

I don't see any of them cutting mine.... :coffee:
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 19:42 #17

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diamondgeezer wrote:
pheony wrote:
diamondgeezer wrote:

Maybe women have just got better things to do with their time, in the kitchen.... :D

They're probably also out cutting the nations hedges. :coffee:

I don't see any of them cutting mine.... :coffee:

I'm not suprised.... if your hedge is as big as you say it is. :coffee:
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 19:47 #18

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I'll have to take pics won't I....DG's hedge....before & after.... :coffee:

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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 19:50 #19

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diamondgeezer wrote:
I'll have to take pics won't I....DG's hedge....before & after.... :coffee:

:D

:O

:O

:O
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Forum Sexism 14 Jul 2013 19:55 #20

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cantata wrote:
diamondgeezer wrote:
I'll have to take pics won't I....DG's hedge....before & after.... :coffee:

:D

:O

:O

:O

I doubt there will ever be an 'after' cantata. :coffee:
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