People are still sexist.

(27 Posts)
pane123 Sat 28-Dec-13 22:37:56

I have to spam, this has to be seen.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2549818

ohnoitshimagain Sun 29-Dec-13 02:50:53

can you give a short summary as I would like to comment on this thread, thanks

caramelwaffle Sun 29-Dec-13 02:59:58

I agree: a summary here would help

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 12:42:44

The link is safe to click here

It's a thread with a bunch of people making outrageously sexist comments.

I think it may be a US site? And there is a religious feel to it too.

Not much to say really. Yes lots of people are still very sexist.

AskBasil Sun 29-Dec-13 13:44:42

I don't think it is a US site, it's a UK student site.

It showed up a while ago on here because it is absolutely full of people using sexist hate-speak and promoting rape myths.

Depressing. This is the next generation of educated citizens.

biscuit

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 13:48:28

It's a UK one? Good grief. I thought it was some kind of right wing religious US thing.

Rummikub Sun 29-Dec-13 13:52:13

Yep uk student site. One I usually suggest students researching uni choices or looking for interview tips check out.

I am rather shocked.

AskBasil Sun 29-Dec-13 14:04:59

I've got a feeling the MRA movement are active on there.

Either that or young men are far more sexist than they were when I was young.

God help the next generation of women if that's the calibre of men they're going to have to live and work with.

Rummikub Sun 29-Dec-13 14:06:53

The education bits are useful though.

grimbletart Sun 29-Dec-13 16:23:59

'Tis a site for dinosaurs. Made me laugh. Any man that tried to dominate me had his arse kicked to the kerb pretty damn quick.

KerryKatonasKhakis Sun 29-Dec-13 16:27:10

That makes horrible reading.

I couldn't read it all, but am I right in thinking that the OP was written a bit of a pisstake but lots of men (and women sad)come along to agree with it?

I've often heard/read people (who I previously thought weren't arseholes) coming out with sexist/racist/homophobic/disablist shite after (what they see as) the slightest encouragement.

BuffytheElfSquisher Sun 29-Dec-13 16:54:56

What a complete and utter twat.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 17:08:08

grimbletart it's for young people though, it's got sections on GCSEs and stuff. So kids will be reading all of that stuff. (And writing it, by the looks of things).

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 17:10:33

One of the people in full agreement purports to be a 17yo girl for crying out loud.

I can't imagine anyone I knew at 17 genuinely believing that all women want to be dominated and thus must play a subordinate role in society!

grimbletart Sun 29-Dec-13 18:31:33

Even young people (including girls) can be dinosaurs. It's a mental attitude and has little to do with physical age. I am a genuine dinosaur, being a pensioner and all that, but I've never bought into that crap.

I shall probably get jumped on for 'victim blaming' but perhaps it is time we did a little bit more blaming and and a little more tough love and taught our daughters to stand up for themselves and show a little less respect to males and a little bit more for themselves.

AskBasil Sun 29-Dec-13 18:37:11

Nothing wrong with doing that grimble, as long as at the same time we require our sons to show a bit more respect to women and bring them up to not be the sort of nobbers on that thread.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 18:40:26

I meant it's not a site for dinosaurs, like something like (I'm guessing) the DM comments or telegraph comments. It's a site for schoolchildren and students which is why it's a bit of a shock to read that stuff on there.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 18:41:53

I mean I don't think a site aimed at pre GCSE age children should have such misogynistic content or the sexually explicit stuff that I saw (had a v quick browse).

I know kids will find this content anyway but I would have thought a site specifically aimed at that demographic would be a bit more moderated.

AskBasil Sun 29-Dec-13 18:48:23

I think it might be aimed at UK students and sort of assumed it's over 18's, but now you come to think of it, maybe you're right, it may be younger students too.

It's disgraceful that that thread is even allowed to stand. Hatespeak against women just isn't recognised as a problem, awareness of sexism seems so low.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 18:59:29

It has a section about studying for GCSEs right at the top, the blurb says it is for GCSE, A Level and university students and the minimum age is 12.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 19:01:01

I think if you're marketing an educational site at young people you should be allowing content like that?

I suppose there's no law against it though confused Or is there.No idea.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 19:01:23

Shouldn't!

grimbletart Sun 29-Dec-13 19:06:34

I agree totally Basil with what you say about sons and teaching them not to be nobbers. Teaching girls not to be doormats and boys not to be nobbers is indeed not mutually exclusive.

AskBasil Sun 29-Dec-13 21:15:06

No, no law against hatespeak against women.

It's absolutely legal.

NiceTabard Sun 29-Dec-13 22:13:09

The site has an equality policy though.

I would just have thought that a site which is aimed at age 12 up, and branded as an educational site, would be a bit more strong on moderating extreme sexism & more sexually explicit content. Just seems a bit odd to me.

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