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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Flirting is not always an easily recognized behavior. My wife tells me there were occasions in which someone was flirting with me - and I was honestly oblivious.

    That said, I was shopping at the local supermarket last night, and the high school-aged cashier was indisputably flirting with me. Obvious, even by my blind-as-a-bat standards. She kept asking me questions about where I worked (I told her I was a senior technical project manager working in Philadelphia, but didn't disclose the company name), and then she started asking me questions about project management styles, even pushing for examples. I was futzing with the plastic grocery bags when the credit card reader started to buzz, and she said "You can, um, take out your card now. Or don't. It's um... your choice ... if you don't want to." I recognized the uncertain speech patterns; they're the same ones I used when talking to an attractive student when I was in high school.

    I was flattered, I suppose. But even if I didn't have 21 years of happy marriage behind me, there's no way I'd consider dating someone so young.
    So you dont think you would consider a 20 year old when you are 72 like Mick Jagger currently is??
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    That wasn't directed at you. It's about the WHOLE entire sexist culture and WE are not honest about it which is WHY we have a pussy grabber in the WH!!!

    We will NOT have the discussion that MEN do NOT regard women as their equals and have laid lip service to it for 40 YEARS.

    We will not have the conversation that women are first and foremost objects of sexual desire and with far too many men sexual aggression.

    That is DISHONEST as it sets up women to expect better.
    Interesting. A few years ago I harped on something... I felt sexism was still in fashion compared against racism, but that in fact its just as bad. Perhaps that's finally come to a head with all the exposure in Hollywood and elsewhere now. I certainly hope so.

    I know this is oversimplified, but I think there are two main parts to it... one part is boys learning to be respectful of others. Another is girls learning to be confident. Now that I said that though, really all kids need both. I have seen some guys that are so mentally weak that its hard for me to deal with. Weakness is just so unappealing to me. To see someone, man or woman fall apart over silly things really tests my patience. Anyways, so teach folks to believe in themselves and respect others... that will go a long way.

    Also, we should understand sexuality. Men and women have desires. That's normal. There will be some interaction testing if desires align. That is also normal. So long as people can stand up for themselves and others can respect that, then there shouldn't be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Interesting. A few years ago I harped on something... I felt sexism was still in fashion compared against racism, but that in fact its just as bad. Perhaps that's finally come to a head with all the exposure in Hollywood and elsewhere now. I certainly hope so.

    I know this is oversimplified, but I think there are two main parts to it... one part is boys learning to be respectful of others. Another is girls learning to be confident. Now that I said that though, really all kids need both. I have seen some guys that are so mentally weak that its hard for me to deal with. Weakness is just so unappealing to me. To see someone, man or woman fall apart over silly things really tests my patience. Anyways, so teach folks to believe in themselves and respect others... that will go a long way.

    Also, we should understand sexuality. Men and women have desires. That's normal. There will be some interaction testing if desires align. That is also normal. So long as people can stand up for themselves and others can respect that, then there shouldn't be a problem.
    I think it's important to note that the bully is the one showing weakness. Bullying is a character flaw. It shows there's something wrong with the person exhibiting the trait. This seems like a small thing but it can play a huge role in how the one being bullied not only reacts, but is treated by others. Often the person/child being bullied is too embarrassed to come forward or lodge a complaint because they see the act of being bullied as a weakness on their part. When it's acknowledged that the bully is the one displaying the weakness, people are more willing to come forward to talk about being bullied and their peers are more willing to not judge them badly, but instead judge the bully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Labrea,

    Something slightly off subject, but it is pretty funny that those who started the sexual harassment awareness social media movement named it #MeToo.
    No, really. What do you find "pretty funny" about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Interesting. A few years ago I harped on something... I felt sexism was still in fashion compared against racism, but that in fact its just as bad. Perhaps that's finally come to a head with all the exposure in Hollywood and elsewhere now. I certainly hope so.

    I know this is oversimplified, but I think there are two main parts to it... one part is boys learning to be respectful of others. Another is girls learning to be confident. Now that I said that though, really all kids need both. I have seen some guys that are so mentally weak that its hard for me to deal with. Weakness is just so unappealing to me. To see someone, man or woman fall apart over silly things really tests my patience. Anyways, so teach folks to believe in themselves and respect others... that will go a long way.

    Also, we should understand sexuality. Men and women have desires. That's normal. There will be some interaction testing if desires align. That is also normal. So long as people can stand up for themselves and others can respect that, then there shouldn't be a problem.
    Sexism is inescapable. It impacts our lives at every level, unless we are hermits. And it offers both rewards as well as misery to women. Most of us have enjoyed the power that comes from feeling very sexually desirable.

    Racism could conceivably be eliminated and it can certainly be avoided. Hopefully, few people cope with it inside their own homes. And it offers no payoff to those made miserable by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    No, really. What do you find "pretty funny" about this?

    Mr. Stan,

    Well duh, a movement to bring awareness to sexual harassment is called "Pound Me Too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Stan,

    Well duh, a movement to bring awareness to sexual harassment is called "Pound Me Too."
    Oh, I see. You were kidding about it being funny. Sort of a like a double negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Oh, I see. You were kidding about it being funny. Sort of a like a double negative.
    Mr. Stan,

    Funny "odd," although, a bit funny "hilarious."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    I'm pretty sure there are at least 3-4 accusations of rape now. I believe he is being investigated for sexual assault in LA, NY, and London.
    I forgot about those. You are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Stan,

    Funny "odd," although, a bit funny "hilarious."
    Gotcha. You're funny then. Not hilarious.

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