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Old 28.08.2021, 19:45
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Re: Misogyny on EF? Let's discuss

I given only 2 groans in 12 years here.
Both were for bad behaviour towards women or demeaning thoughts about women that I felt was totally unacceptable.
I also get ticked off if I read somebody calling a woman a sl*t.
No way, not allowed, just behave.

And I’d feel exactly the same if it were a man who was receiving abuse or being diminished.

Abuse leaves a mark on people.
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Old 28.08.2021, 20:06
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The definition of misandry is: dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex).

The definition for misogyny is: dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

I see far more misogyny on this forum than misandry but I would never go as far as to say it doesn't happen.

To me, the idea that male posters here are dismissing any misogyny and then complaining about misandry is clearly mysogynistic.

(I never thought I'd write a sentence like that )
I find the concept of dislike or contempt for anyone very alien.
It's an interesting subject, which I had not been following on the forum till now.
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You forgot the dickheads
Why the groan - you were never a “dickhead” - only always informative from the posts that I read? There are however several misogynists on this site - and I would never include you as one.
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Misandry is a much bigger problem.

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Isn’t it just a fact of life - you men are just,well, irritating. At least you get paid and prioritised for it.

Us women are paid less for being irritating.

Luckily we women got the vote here in Switzerland. In 1971, 65.7 % of (male) voters approved the right of Swiss women to vote and stand for election at the federal level - Yeeeehhh.
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:13
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A story from my online Jassing days (Swiss card game).

I use the same nickname but, of course, 99% of the players are Swiss. For some reason, "girl" comes across to some men as an invitation for sex. I've been propositioned a few times and when I reply that I'm only interested in playing Jass, they quit the game.

I never thought my nickname was so suggestive. It comes from a marketing campaign for Olympia beer back in the 70s. It also refers to the place I come from.
That’s dreadful. But even in my retirement years and thinking back - some Swiss (male and female) are drawn to the openness of ex-pats. It’s something really new for them.

I personally would avoid (regret) such contacts again. Women in Switzerland only got the vote in recent history.

Speaking from a “girl” that came here in 1986, now retired.

And I don’t really think that the majority of the male Swiss population here have quite adjusted yet to the idea of females being equal (but they are finally getting there, pretty quickly).

This is however a site for people coming from other countries - and here I see the same pattern increased, it’s true.
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:18
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In regards to Cliini Muus's post on another thread, let's discuss:

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...ml#post3342696

Written by Cliini Muus:

The choice to be silent is as complicit as the act itself. No male poster gets to absolve himself, by remaining silent, when he could speak out.

A woman was referred to as a sl*t on the board. It was me alone who objected to the pejorative team visibly. I was then attacked for speaking out.

2 examples from a thread from recent days:


Anti-women post example 1:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3341950-post38.html
My response to that post having been posted (NB not a random post by me, but a response to an existing post on the same thread):
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342029-post49.html
The silencing:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342034-post51.html


Anti-women post example 2:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342144-post65.html
My response to that post having been posted (NB not a random post by me, but a response to an existing post on the same thread):
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342423-post76.html
The silencing:
https://www.englishforum.ch/3342445-post79.html


Rinse and repeat.
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What ? Why am I here ?

You seriously need to get a life.
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:23
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Yes, there have been a few isolated incidences of misogyny on EF. No, it's not a serious problem, and certainly doesn't warrant its own thread!!
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:48
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Re: Misogyny on EF? Let's discuss

There is also a track record of anti LGBTQ+ on this forum. I reported a specific post that still stands which is viewable also by non-members.

It would be a shame if advertisers on this site were to become aware that their products and services are advertised on such a site.
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:54
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There is also a track record of anti LGBTQ+ on this forum. I reported a specific post that still stands which is viewable also by non-members.

It would be a shame if advertisers on this site were to become aware that their products and services are advertised on such a site.
Can you send me a link?
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Old 28.08.2021, 21:58
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There are xenophobes, racists, homophobes, misogynists and every possible variety of bigots, tossers and smegheads on EF.

There are people who vehemently deny it, and there are people who are never accused of it. Draw your own conclusions.
Obviously EF got a "I'm not a robot" captcha on entry.

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A story from my online Jassing days (Swiss card game).

I use the same nickname but, of course, 99% of the players are Swiss. For some reason, "girl" comes across to some men as an invitation for sex. I've been propositioned a few times and when I reply that I'm only interested in playing Jass, they quit the game.

I never thought my nickname was so suggestive. It comes from a marketing campaign for Olympia beer back in the 70s. It also refers to the place I come from.
And the conclusion is men want sex with whom they dislike and contemn?
True, they are weird.
Depressing, what does that say about my love-life in the past?

It's funny to me how it's often said "he doesn't like me because I'm a woman" or "he doesn't like me because I'm pink".
Maybe he just doesn't like me? It happens.
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Old 28.08.2021, 22:01
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Maybe he just doesn't like me? It happens.
I like you
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Old 28.08.2021, 22:21
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I've always found the name calling tiresome and indicative of paucity of argument - however the hounding of MC (who seems to be female) is getting out of hand and I think firm steps are needed there.
I thought that had stopped and people were basically ignoring her as they couldn't put her on an ignore list?

Please give some examples of where she has been hounded in the last two or three weeks (you wrote 'is' rather than using the past tense) or perhaps you ought to retract your inflammatory post?
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Old 28.08.2021, 22:33
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I like you
LOL, that's a lip service though as you don't know me.
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Old 28.08.2021, 22:41
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I've never thought those things of you but I fully support your desire to openly identify as any or all of them.
You They identify themselves soon enough.
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Old 28.08.2021, 22:45
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I thought that had stopped and people were basically ignoring her as they couldn't put her on an ignore list?

Please give some examples of where she has been hounded in the last two or three weeks (you wrote 'is' rather than using the past tense) or perhaps you ought to retract your inflammatory post?
Keep your pants on there cowboy I didn't call for any witch burnings.

There was this from today which raised both eyebrows. No point in posting it all but here's a taste :
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Keep your pants on there cowboy I didn't call for any witch burnings.

There was this from today which raised both eyebrows. No point in posting it all but here's a taste :
It's not exactly hounding when it is quite simply true.
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Yee cats... this!

Olygirl, your constant harping about misogyny... just put them on ignore! This is an internet message board. None of us really has any control over how people post.

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I just find this pedantic telling people how they should behave on this forum rather tiring.
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Old 28.08.2021, 23:28
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It's not exactly hounding when it is quite simply true.

Please learn to use the language you post in :

1. To pursue relentlessly and tenaciously: The suspect was hounded by the police for weeks.
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a. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism: Her parents hounded her until she agreed to look for a better job. See Synonyms at harass.
b. To pressure or force from a place or situation: accusations that hounded him out of office.


In addition it is certainly personally insulting and therefore in violation of the board rules.

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I've always found the name calling tiresome and indicative of paucity of argument ...
Oh the irony!

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There was this from today which raised both eyebrows. No point in posting it all but here's a taste :
I didn't see that single post. As others have said, one post isn't hounding.


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In addition it is certainly personally insulting and therefore in violation of the board rules.
It wasn't personally insulting. It was pretty factual.

It was describing her inflammatory posting style which, in my opinion, she has toned down in the last few weeks - which is perhaps why she hasn't had posts criticising her (apart from one yesterday).
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