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Picking and choosing equality...

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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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I asked a woman in a relevant conversation how old she was and she replied I shouldn't ask a woman that.
WTF not? She was obviously around the same age as me, I was just curious same as if I was chatting to a bloke.

Similarly I was out somewhere cold recently and a girl in my group asked me for my jacket, I declined because I would be cold myself then and she shouldn't have worn stupid clothes for an outside gathering so why should I be cold? She then got all arsey/aggressive that I'm no gentleman so I replied that equality means I treat you the same as male mates now.
She didn't like that but hey, equality is fantastic.
If we had been possible intimate partners or someone special then yeah maybe, but a female friend is treated the same as a male friend these days...equality doesn't cherry pick.




posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I agree. I treat everyone equally.

Like s***.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Lol it's the way forward



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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edit on 18-2-2017 by neo96 because: Never Mind



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Bull#, we're all equal now, no possible argument can counter that.
Ask the same as blokes.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I was raised to be a good person. To hold the door open for people, regardless of gender. Initially it was taught to me as something you do for a Lady, but over time I took the notion as it is an act of politeness. I hold the door open for just about anyone I feel I can take a moment to stop and do so.

At work? In the corporate world?

No.

No chivalry. No. We are all equal. Period.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

We are not equal.

Keep the toilet seat down, take out the trash, and pay for birth control.

That's mans reason of being.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: FHomerK

I am gender neutral holding doors open



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I leave the seat up every time.
Taking the trash out is a gender neutral task.
UK taxpayers fund contraceptive drugs.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
UK taxpayers fund contraceptive drugs.


Communists!



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Lol, but better than paying benefits for a child which could potentially be funded for 18 years.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I got nothing.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

...and Commie socialist contraception is also gender neutral in the UK, condoms are free from sexual health centres here...thick as car tires but free.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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But look what you learned:

Never ask anyone their age. If ladies don't like it perhaps blokes don't either but they don't want to look all pissy by complaining.

Always take a spare jacket when you go out or else wear a thermal vest so you can be chivalrous with your jacket. You might be rewarded later - did it occur to you that you might have missed a 'signal' ?



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: berenike

I agree. It could be considered rude to ask anyone's age regardless of gender.
edit on 1822017 by Scallywwagg because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 05:08 AM
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a reply to: berenike

Lol I've never met any bloke who has had an issue with saying how old they are, only women.
Bit of a deflection don't you think? Come on, historically the age secret thing has always been with women and you know it.
I say in these days of equality it is ridiculous and certainly not rude.
Please explain why asking an innocent question relevant to the conversation is rude exactly?

...and missed a signal? I only like the girl as a friend so she'd have no chance of any romantic interest from me.
Even less now I know she pulls the sexist card that men should give cold women their coats.
Nope can't pick and choose equality.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand


I asked a woman in a relevant conversation how old she was and she replied I shouldn't ask a woman that.

I've said something similar to that phrase before, usually after declining to answer the question several times as politely as I could. In those situations, it wasn't pertinent and I don't think it's really anyone's business unless one chooses to share personal information (DOB).
In the context of the conversation that you were having, age being relevant to that, I suppose it was normal flow.
I was thinking that I don't ask my girlfriends their ages. I could likely guess fairly accurately but, I don't really care.

As for the coat, I would ask anyone if they had an extra coat, shirt, wrap or blanket but, I don't think it should be expected for someone to give up their warmth unless they were just feeling generous and so inclined.
One could be better prepared, blanket in trunk of carr, change of shoes...etc.




posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

No deflection - simply gender equality. Both genders have the right to be offended if one asks their age. Historically, the fairer sex appear to have been less inhibited about telling the offender to bog off.

That jacket thing? It's quite an intimate thing to borrow someone's clothes. Just because you had no interest in her doesn't mean you didn't look attractive (and warm) to her on that occasion.

Wouldn't you have rather seen her snuggled up in your jacket instead of having to deal with a 'woman scorned'. Seriously, be prepared in future. You never know how appealing the next cold woman will be.



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: TNMockin6gbird

Agreed, but the gender issue is ridiculous.
Not asking a woman (especially) her age logically died with equality.
Anyone who disagrees is picking and choosing equality.

The conversation I was having with the woman who wouldn't state her age was about physical punishment beatings being banned in UK schools, something I remember.
She wouldn't even say if she was at school when the ban came into effect.

Her reluctance to reveal her age was not my issue, just the lame arsed and sexist line that I shouldn't ask a woman that.
No, you can't pick and choose equality.

As for the coat thing, if a mate was risking hypothermia or whatever then of course, but the days of a man treating a female more favourably than a male died with equality.

I treat my female and male friends equally...unless of course I'm chasing something else from a female friend, but that's different.

edit on 19.2.2017 by grainofsand because: stupid auto correct



posted on Feb, 19 2017 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: berenike

What is this 'fairer sex' silliness?
That died with equality as well lol
And I couldn't care less if she wanted my coat in some intimate reasoning, she's got no chance because I am not visually attracted to her.
She could have called me mean and I wouldn't have minded, this thread is about her cherry picking equality and lamely bleating that a man should automatically give a cold woman their coat.

Nope, that is clearly sexist and against equality.




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