Sexist Forum?

Started Nov 15, 2000 | Discussions thread
Sal Giambruno
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Re: Sexist Forum?
In reply to Ger Bee, Nov 19, 2000

Ger Bee,

No, Sal is not female, but Sally would be . . .

Ger Beee wrote:
Is this Sal feminine?

Most men think women as somewhat stupid and credit men with more
intelligence.

Men absolutely hate a stupid man but will tolerate and even
elaborately support a 'stupid' woman. Furthermore a man will
actively think another man as stupid and will ignore or even
killfile the individual, but that same man will rarely actively tag
any woman the same (consciously) but will freely offer support and
guidance which is usually more accurate and complete than a similar
conversation with another (equal) male, where monosyllable
discussions (between males) drive most women nuts.

I get most of my information by sending my wife into stores to
‘sound out’ the sales people; she usually comes out
speaking quadruple Chinese. Thus armed I can then attack the same
sale staff and extrapolate intelligent information to whit my wife
ALWAYS replies ‘Why didn’t he (nearly always a he) say
that to ME?’

All that said it can be taken with a pinch of salt as most Usenet
users expect pseudonyms anyway it can’t be taken that a
feminine name is anything such. My first ventures into Usenet were
always under a feminine name.

Sal Giambruno wrote:

I believe I am noticing a sexist trend in this NG. To wit, when a
female (or someone with a feminine pen) posts a message,
interesting or not, she ends up with a flood of replies, most of
which are overly elaborate. On the other hand, when a male posts,
unless the question is of great interest, it goes largely
unnoticed. Is this a "Damsel in Distress" syndrome, or are my
observations without merit?

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