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  •  What's it like in your world? (1+ / 0-)
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    Richard Lyon

    It must be very nice to never have to live in a world where you realize men keep referring to you with just your first name but to your male classmates and co-workers with their last name.

    Your blindness is the reason so many feminists realize we all have a long way to go.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 05:02:37 PM PST

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    •  In my world most friends and colleagues refer to (0+ / 0-)

      each other by their first names. Most of my colleagues male and female refer to me by my first name. It just never occurred to me to feel victimized because of it.

      My only "blindness" is a severe visual impairment I have had since birth.

      You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.

      by MikePhoenix on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 05:17:13 PM PST

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      •  It sucks being disabled (1+ / 0-)
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        In a world which is not made for it. You are never able to even forget about it for an instant. But that does not excuse your metaphorical blindness and unwillingness to believe the several women in this thread, including me, who have pointed out that we have been called differently because of our name.

        Heck, I used to be in the Army and I really noticed when some guys tried to call me by my first name even then, including some male NCOs.

        You can say you never noticed, and that's fine. It's kind of how I'm right handed and rarely ever think about the hell life must be for left handed people sometimes. But to deny the seriousness of it and to belittle our experience is offensive, which is kind of what we women are used to from men anyway.

        Because we are often treated as less than, and our experiences are not treated as the norm. And any time we even bring it up, we are immediately told we're being silly and ridiculous and no one takes us seriously. No one being, obviously, men.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:46:01 PM PST

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