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  1. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    27 Nov '17 17:24 / 1 edit
    I mean people, listeners, clients, subjects, attendees, or some other non-sexual reference to your non-sexual nature right here right now!

    That's all I got. Avoid eye contact, shuffle away, c'mon.
  2. 27 Nov '17 17:27
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I mean people, listeners, clients, subjects, attendees, or some other non-sexual reference to your non-sexual nature right here right now!

    That's all I got. Avoid eye contact, shuffle away, c'mon.
    I take exception to your "non-sexual" references to the sexes.
  3. 27 Nov '17 18:34
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    I take exception to your "non-sexual" references to the sexes.
    metoo
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    27 Nov '17 18:43
    Originally posted by @torunn
    metoo
    We three.
  5. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    29 Nov '17 18:13
    Three men who don't want to be neutered. What are the odds?
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Nov '17 18:47
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Three men who don't want to be neutered. What are the odds?
    You don't know it but you already have been.
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 Dec '17 11:23
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Three men who don't want to be neutered. What are the odds?
    BORING.

    "There are no women on the internet."

    Okay, right... Been there, heard that... too many times.

    What ELSE ya got?

    Come on, speak up, be a "man"...
  8. 01 Dec '17 11:57 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I mean people, listeners, clients, subjects, attendees, or some other non-sexual reference to your non-sexual nature right here right now!

    That's all I got. Avoid eye contact, shuffle away, c'mon.
    Some of those nouns imply a power imbalance, which some say is the real issue. I think “asymmetric power” is a better starting point for exploration of the issues. In cases where the victim is not drugged, asleep or is otherwise not physically compelled or threatened, there is a trade off of power. In some cases we must acknowledge there is willing cooperation, which still implies a debasement.

    It doesn’t work without secrecy.

    The men in this matter have relied on secrecy - at least “open secrecy” where those within the particular institution know it’s gouge on, and the general public is duped. The women, in most cases the victims are women, know that other women have bought into keeping the open secret for the sake of their careers.

    That seems to be ending. In a way, we are growing up as a society or at least have the opportunity to do so. With this comes dis-illusionment.
  9. 01 Dec '17 12:23
    Originally posted by @js357
    Some of those nouns imply a power imbalance, which some say is the real issue. I think “asymmetric power” is a better starting point for exploration of the issues. In cases where the victim is not drugged, asleep or is otherwise not physically compelled or threatened, there is a trade off of power. In some cases we must acknowledge there is willing cooperati ...[text shortened]... ing up as a society or at least have the opportunity to do so. With this comes dis-illusionment.
    There will inevitably be a change in structure and culture, it's a phenomenon.
  10. 01 Dec '17 14:24
    Originally posted by @torunn
    There will inevitably be a change in structure and culture, it's a phenomenon.
    Words come and go just like fads and we humans.
  11. 01 Dec '17 15:16
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Words come and go just like fads and we humans.
    I'm not sure we talk about the same thing. In that case I have probably misunderstood.
  12. 02 Dec '17 15:49
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I'm not sure we talk about the same thing. In that case I have probably misunderstood.
    No, I think it was me. See, I am a gentleman and admit when I am wrong most especially to the "fairer sex". Gee, I hope that's not being sexist. Is it? If so, sorry.
  13. 02 Dec '17 15:51
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    No, I think it was me. See, I am a gentleman and admit when I am wrong most especially to the "fairer sex". Gee, I hope that's not being sexist. Is it? If so, sorry.
    A gentleman, I think we all agree on that.
  14. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    06 Dec '17 17:10
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    BORING....
    No, or you wouldn't have responded.

    I had read that 'ladies and gentlemen' isn't appropriate anymore, hence this thread. I wonder - are there any differences between male and female which should be appropriate to celebrate? Let it out, suzianne. What's so great about being female.
  15. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Dec '17 17:54
    Originally posted by @torunn
    A gentleman, I think we all agree on that.
    Well, probably a man, anyway