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  •  And just remember (3.00)
    not to take things so personally. Constructive dialogue I disagree with I will not give a low rating to. Deliberately argumentative, flame-baiting comments that are both insulting and hinder, rather than encourage, dialogue, will get ones.
    •  Wow (1.75)
      How ironic coming from the person who got this ball rolling by responding to what I tried to make as a thoughtful first post on this topic with a sarcastic, dismissive response equating pussy ridiculously and disgustingly to vile words such as kike and nigger. That was really adding to the dialogue (eyeroll) and constructive.

      GDoyle

      "Deserves got nothing to do with it"-William Munny, "Unforgiven"

      by GDoyle on Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 12:38:13 AM PDT

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      •  THAT WAS EXACTLY THE POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (3.40)
        THOSE WORDS ARE VILE. I KNOW THAT. THAT WAS THE WHOLE FREAKIN' POINT. PUSSY IS ALSO VILE. GET IT NOW??????????????????? NO, IT IS NOT RIDICULOUS OR DISGUSTING, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU REPEAT IT, TO COMPARE ONE VILE WORD TO ANOTHER.

        LISTEN FOR ONE FUCKING SECOND, OK? PUSSY IS UTTERLY REPUGNANT, AND UTTERLY INSULTING TO WOMEN. DO YOU GET IT? IN THE SAME WAY NIGGER OR KIKE IS TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR JEWS.

        PUSSY IS A VILE, DISGUSTING WORD USED TO PERPETUATE THE STEREOTYPE THAT WOMEN ARE WEAK. DID YOU HEAR THAT?

        PUSSY IS A VILE, DISGUSTING WORD USED TO PERPETUATE THE STEREOTYPE THAT WOMEN ARE WEAK.

        JEEESH!

        •  and your proof is.... (1.60)
          "LISTEN FOR ONE FUCKING SECOND, OK? PUSSY IS UTTERLY REPUGNANT, AND UTTERLY INSULTING TO WOMEN. DO YOU GET IT? IN THE SAME WAY NIGGER OR KIKE IS TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR JEWS."

          Because YOU say so. Nothing else. That is your level, your opinion and nothing else. No matter how many times you say it, no matter how much you scream, the words aren't the same.

          In the words of Potter Stewart on a different topic "I know it when I see it...." and pussy is not the same as nigger or kike and its an offensive comparison.

          You may think otherwise, but I'd suggest you are a cult of very few. Were a political commentator or politician to make a similar comment, its so laughable and, on another level, disgusting, I would think they would soon thereafter be out of a job.

          GDoyle

          "Deserves got nothing to do with it"-William Munny, "Unforgiven"

          by GDoyle on Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 01:02:26 AM PDT

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          •  And I would suggest (3.40)
            The current six "4"'s on my original post suggest you're the cult of a very few. Language has the power to hurt and demean in subtle ways, and sometimes not so subtle ways.

            Were a political commentator or politician to make a similar comment, its so laughable and, on another level, disgusting, I would think they would soon thereafter be out of a job.

            Were they to use the word itself, I think it's much more likely they'd be out of a job.

          •  Wrong. (3.40)
            There's a ton of people here who think that is a bad way to refer to women. Please read Trained Ape's diary; there were several people who objected to the use of the word "pussy."

            When you join a community, you give up certain rights, and one of those rights is to use words which other people think are degrading. So if a bunch of people think using the word "pussy" is degrading here, then that would be a bad idea to use it here. And this is not unique to this place; any community you join has its own standards.

          •  I am a Democrat and and a woman (none)
            and I say it's just as insulting.

            The difference is awareness of racism vs. sexism.
             Years ago hateful racist slurs were a common part of everyday American speech because a majority of people BELIEVED in the inferiority of Blacks and Jews.  Those same words are recognised as hateful today by almost everybody, but their TARGETS ALWAYS KNEW THEY WERE CRUEL WORDS USED TO DENOTE INFERIORITY AND POWERLESSNESS.
            Sexist language is still  a common part of everyday American speech because a majority of people believe in the inferiority of women.
            It is so pervasive that it's invisible if you just drift through life without thinking about it.
            If you think men and women are afforded the same status, I have a challenge for you.  All next week I'll wear men's clothing to work. I'll be teased, but aspiring to the superior group is allowed, especially if there's no chance that I could actually "pass".  You wear a dress, hose and heels.  See how YOU'RE treated. In over thirty years, not one man was willing to try this simple experiment in sexism. Men know how much they have to lose.

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