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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Tbh, I think V. Williams would win the man grand slam.

But I agree that people are selective when it comes to advantages.
I’m glad we’re all on the same page with the difference between ‘selective’ and ‘discriminatory’ now.
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I’m glad we’re all on the same page with the difference between ‘selective’ and ‘discriminatory’ now.
You beat me to it. A small but vital distinction.
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I’ll give you 2 million quid if you can push a human head first out of your clacker
You can't impress us with your inefficiency. We've off-shored such cumbersome activities to the other gender so that we can fully focus on the fun part
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Old 08.01.2020, 19:32
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You can't impress us with your inefficiency. We've off-shored such cumbersome activities to the other gender so that we can fully focus on the fun part
Careful, you’re leaving a wide open goal there...
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You can't impress us with your inefficiency. We've off-shored such cumbersome activities to the other gender so that we can fully focus on the fun part
Nah, we have had to assume the greater responsibility as the lengthy R&D process has confirmed that the weaker sex aren't up to snuff for that sort of thing. The unit of tolerance used as a baseline: "man flu".
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Old 08.01.2020, 19:38
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Tbh, I think V. Williams would win the man grand slam.
Racist tropes are not nice to perpetuate, please desist.
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Old 08.01.2020, 19:56
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Tbh, I think V. Williams would win the man grand slam.
She only managed 7 women’s grand slam titles, I think she’d have a hard time winning a men’s one.
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Racist tropes are not nice to perpetuate, please desist.
Let people appreciate her tennis skills. Desist from the antagonistic personal invectives, please.
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Old 08.01.2020, 20:13
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Let people appreciate her tennis skills. Desist from the antagonistic personal invectives, please.
Serena is the more successful sister. However you've made an awful comment on several levels.

Which antagonistic personal invectives? I am keen to understand what is and isn't acceptable, on a case by case basis,obvs; which comments are policed and which are merely the rough and tumble of forum interaction. It is fascinating, you know. Don't you agree?
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Tbh, I think V. Williams would win the man grand slam.

But I agree that people are selective when it comes to advantages.
Should probably try to do less of that thinking if that's the conclusion
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Old 08.01.2020, 20:18
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Should probably try to do less of that thinking if that's the conclusion
Ooh, I know that one.... euphemism, Eurythmics .. eugenics.
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Let people appreciate her tennis skills. Desist from the antagonistic personal invectives, please.
I can see that tennis isn't your specialist subject, so I can excuse the initial ignorance.

However I cannot excuse the doubling down on this. Please educate yourself on why what you said is unacceptable.

Ask yourself why you chose the roughly 15th best woman's tennis player of all time to compete against the men. You know why, I know why.
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Of course that I meant S. Williams. She's the best.
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Of course that I meant S. Williams. She's the best.
All look the same anyway right?
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Of course that I meant S. Williams. She's the best.
Oh dear.
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Glad I am not the only person being bullied.
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Glad I am not the only person being bullied.
If calling somebody out for perpetuating an horrific racist trope that has followed the Williams sisters throughout their careers is bullying, then I’ll accept that title gladly.
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Glad I am not the only person being bullied.
Not being funny but the definition of bullying has changed quite a bit since my day.

Saying ‘oh dear’ is enough for a spell outside the headmaster’s office now?
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How about discrimination in Sport? Why is it acceptable in Tennis to give women a chance of winning a prize by separating the sex's, yet claim that is unacceptable in employment. Looks like double standards to me.
Consider Caitlyn Jenner, who won many Olympic gold medals while competing as a man when she was in fact a woman!

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If calling somebody out for perpetuating an horrific racist trope that has followed the Williams sisters throughout their careers is bullying, then I’ll accept that title gladly.
I suspect it's me he's abusing. He appears to have some weird fascination for me. Apparently it's absolutely fine to make unfounded, repeated attacks however so that's all right then. I'm supposed to just accept repeated slurs, libellous comments and gaslighting.

I've still yet to be enlightened as to the specifics. It appears that in disagreeing and speaking up I have inadvertently poked a sore patch. It's all in my poor little head, don'tcha know.

I think the racist trope has gone clear over some heads. The same heads who will now cry "woe is me".
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