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Old 22.11.2011, 12:58
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..please refer to the "care department" on the second floor. They'll be able to help you out.
Is that what they refer to be customer service in Interdiscount?

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It was his Alpha male bit talking.
You mean that teeny, tiny bit there?
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:03
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:05
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Well, let's not expect to much from it?
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:10
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Alpha fermales belong in the Alpha kitchen just after making my Alpha Dinner and Alpha cup of tea. After all , they are the best at their biologically determined role and should lead by example doing it better than their lesser female rivals. It's when they try to be men that makes me giggle. World leaders ? Two sugars please.
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:10
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Can we backtrack a little to where LiB was investigating their rings?
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:15
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:18
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Re: Alpha Females

A different angle,
Alpha female at some point need to motivate/remind herself that she is a alpha female and she tells that thing to other (but in reality herself) to boast herself.....
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:25
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This question grates on me.

1) because you are talking about a human quality, not a "female" quality
2) because of the words you chose. People don't yip-yap, dogs do.
3) because of the assumptions you are making about strangers
4) because of the blindness to male privilege.

I've never met you in real life, and I often appreciate your comments, and I can't tell if you deliberately wrote this in a way to provoke a response or not, but that's my response.
Well, thank you for your kind words. Now, I specifically chose the word alpha female, because I noticed, how many women choose that term and tend to behave in a certain way. You are absolutely right, it is a human quality and could be used for men as well. However, men don't necessarily think or boast themselves as alpha male...and the ones that do, are a lost cause to beginn with. So, my assumptions are pretty accurate but nevertheless have I intended to be disrespectful. However, I would like to stress, that yip-yapping is certainly also a human characteristic not solely applied to the animal kingdom.

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Kristanez, there is one thing you can be sure of about LiB - unless he's being oh so sweet and helping people (which is often but not often publicly), you can be pretty sure that he's specifically chosen his words to be provocative.

(Don't let it bother you, if he were serious, I'm sure his sweetie would set him straight right quick! )
My sweety gave up on it a long time ago..and won't bother with my madness.

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you're darn right I would
( oh no, that was supposed to be one of those private things weren't it )
What's next, you're gonna tell them about our weekend getaway on the French riviera.
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:54
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Ok, that last statement by me was uncalled for, to naturally assume an arrogant loud-mouth talking nonsense on the bus for the sake of it is an American is actually quite bigoted of me... I will punish myself later.

To get back on topic, 'Alpha femaleism', the assumption based on high achievement / performance that the exhibiter of this outstanding show is in some way superior to others, or is in some sort of higher echelon of society / human development. Again misguided false logic, such naturally elitist or social darwinistic hypotheses where all successfully discredited 100 years ago. The path to high education is through dedicated learning, the path to sporting ability is through dedicated training, to believe that you are naturally superior would indicate that you would succeed through an osmotic ability to gain knowledge or skills without dedicated learning.

Although it can be seen that some people have a quicker uptake of certain activities than others, over the period of time taken to master the activity in question the only outstanding similarity is the dedication to learn.

Indicating that in fully functioning human adults the notion of superiority is purely nurture, rather than nature, and dedication being the most important human quality pertinent to success.

It would be interesting to probe this female further on her reasons for her to assume she is an 'über-frau' cranium size? Blonde hair? I think the parallel can be drawn easily.
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:57
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What's your take on (self-proclaimed) alpha females?
Self-reassurance brought on by insecurity.

Kinda like guys who proclaim to have a posse of attack groupies that attack at the snap of his fingers.
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Old 22.11.2011, 13:57
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Re: Alpha Females

Personally I don't think I've met many females older than 20 that don't think they are an alpha. They might not say it, or brag about it, but very common
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:00
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Self-reassurance brought on by insecurity.

Kinda like guys who proclaim to have a posse of attack groupies that attack at the snap of his fingers.
That's it, girls get him!

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Personally I don't think I've met many females older than 20 that don't think they are an alpha. They might not say it, or brag about it, but very common
Well, most of the women who self-describe them as alpha females tend to be older...the younger ones can't spell alpha as yet and probably think it's a car...Alpha Romeo?
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:02
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It would be interesting to probe this female further on her reasons for her to assume she is an 'über-frau' cranium size? Blonde hair? I think the parallel can be drawn easily.
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:11
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alpha female?? WHAT IS THAT?
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:19
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Personally I don't think I've met many females older than 20 that don't think they are an alpha. They might not say it, or brag about it, but very common
I don't know, but I really can't stand the term alpha female >_<

What's that? The bigger female of the herd that makes the decisions? That's what a boss is. I don't know any females that migrate in herds or prides...

That's why I use alpha male as a pejorative. Because some idiot macho guy is trying to prove he's the alpha dog by biting, barking louder than all the others, and trying to mount every female in the neighbourhood. Sometimes they are very short from starting to sniff other people arses.

Did I maybe skip the herd classes as a kid?
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alpha female?? WHAT IS THAT?
Deciphering this thread I would assume the following description


Alpha Female:
A woman 'of a certain age' who's attitude is so dispicable she is unwanted by other men, and so chooses to proclaim her perfection

Well paid Power drunk female of inferior social status

A woman who has left the window of opportunity open too long and can now not find a suitable mate, and uses her financial strength to verbally mask her inferiority

An annoying silly bitch
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:30
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Thanks for the description.

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Deciphering this thread I would assume the following description


Alpha Female:
A woman 'of a certain age' who's attitude is so dispicable she is unwanted by other men, and so chooses to proclaim her perfection

Well paid Power drunk female of inferior social status

A woman who has left the window of opportunity open too long and can now not find a suitable mate, and uses her financial strength to verbally mask her inferiority

An annoying silly bitch
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Old 22.11.2011, 14:50
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Re: Alpha Females

Generally alphas are the social leaders. In the animal kingdom this is commonly the largest animal in the group. In humans it's usually the most charming, self confident one.
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Old 22.11.2011, 15:01
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Generally alphas are the social leaders. In the animal kingdom this is commonly the largest animal in the group. In humans it's usually the most charming, self confident one.
Ok, we live in different worlds... The "alpha males" I've met until now where not short from being the eternal frat boy with teenage bird brain who are the largest animal in the party because they scream louder than the rest. Oh, and they are experts in denegrating women.

*somehow I got this creppy feeling I live in an American movie* brrrrrr
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Old 22.11.2011, 15:10
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Can we backtrack a little to where LiB was investigating their rings?
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