So... if I drink from a mug with a dinosaur on it at work, or have a dinosaur emoji on my status etc etc

(239 Posts)
MsFogi Sat 09-Oct-21 20:23:32

Will that now be a subtle signal to my fellow GC sisters? I do hope so, I can't wait to see lots of dinosaurs being sported by women out and about - anyone complaining about a woman with a dinosaur is simply going to look batshit crazy grin. (Although just to be clear I do talk about this a lot in rl but not so much at work but generally think that the more women who don't yet speak out about this can see how many others are GC the better and I suspect that the "GC Dinosaur" may just be our Bat Signal")

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JoodyBlue Sat 09-Oct-21 20:25:02

love it!

Craftycorvid Sat 09-Oct-21 20:26:25

I have a dinosaur print frock. Just sayin’.

GreyhoundG1rl Sat 09-Oct-21 20:27:44

Good call!

helpforayounggirl Sat 09-Oct-21 20:27:51

Oooh! I have loads of dinosaur stuff already!

But I don't cet the reference.

Will google.

PurgatoryOfPotholes Sat 09-Oct-21 20:31:17

helpforayounggirl

Oooh! I have loads of dinosaur stuff already!

But I don't cet the reference.

Will google.

It all started with this. labourlist.org/2021/09/anti-trans-members-are-dinosaurs-who-want-to-hoard-rights-says-lammy/

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 09-Oct-21 20:31:28

How long until dinosaurs are a recognised hate symbol...

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GreyhoundG1rl Sat 09-Oct-21 20:33:31

ItsAllGoingToBeFine

How long until dinosaurs are a recognised hate symbol...

Not long sad

MrsOvertonsWindow Sat 09-Oct-21 20:34:27

There's always this?

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1069251164/woman-inherits-the-earth-feminist-mug?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=dinosaur+mug&ref=sc_gallery-1-11&plkey=65ad836c4d76e5821ae17d41a33271351a0c0fbf%3A1069251164

StealthPolarBear Sat 09-Oct-21 20:36:14

Wonderful idea. Im going to buy a dinosaur mug in green, white and violet, and if anyone comments I'll say I've had it for years.

PurgatoryOfPotholes Sat 09-Oct-21 20:39:21

Well, to be fair, I think velociraptors should be a hate symbol.

But it's a bit rough if the iguanadons get caught up in it!

Iguanodon, Iguanodon,
whatever made you fade,
you've traveled on, Iguanodon,
we wish you could have stayed.

Iguanodon, Iguanodon,
we've sought you everywhere,
both here and yon, Iguanodon,
but failed to find you there.

Iguanodon, Iguanodon,
you were a gentle kind,
but now you're gone, Iguanodon,
and left your bones behind.

- by Jack Prelutsky -

snekkes Sat 09-Oct-21 20:46:33

I dunno, there's a pretty famous nonbinary T-rex in Chicago.

Babysharkdoodoodood Sat 09-Oct-21 20:47:26

I got this pin
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/951410942/seconds-pin-tea-rex-enamel-pin-tea-lover

Motorina Sat 09-Oct-21 20:50:06

You can drink from your dinosaur mug whilst wearing a rights-hoarding dinosaur tshirt. thefamousartistbirdyrose.com/products/hoardosaurus-ladyfit-tee?_pos=3&_sid=513f8ecff&_ss=r&variant=41300906016923

JustFrustrated Sat 09-Oct-21 20:51:34

I'm gonna go buy a dinosaur badge now!

KeyboardWorriers Sat 09-Oct-21 20:54:43

I like the "tea Rex" pin!
I have t-rex earrings from scream pretty , I love wearing them. They also do t rex necklaces

Sugar hill Brighton have some lovely dinosaur jumpers and cardigans at the moment.

NothingIsWrong Sat 09-Oct-21 20:56:10

Just bought one of the TeaRex pins :-)

KeyboardWorriers Sat 09-Oct-21 20:57:06

So did I @NothingIsWrong grin

rabbitwoman Sat 09-Oct-21 21:02:29

Great question

I think Harry Potter is also a bit of a secret signal. I have a ravenclaw lanyard at work......

I was watching the Alice Roberts programme on Britain's most historic towns, and she was interviewing a lady by the statue ofa suffragette. The lady was wearing a very obvious Harry Potter necklace and some of the things she said were unmistakable to those in the know...

..... Think they went over Alice Roberts' head....

PurgatoryOfPotholes Sat 09-Oct-21 21:09:37

snekkes

I dunno, there's a pretty famous nonbinary T-rex in Chicago.

You seem very confused. Sue had a sex. We just don't know what it was.

Let me use an analogy.

There is a popular pseudo-philosophical question that goes like this "does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if no-one is there to hear it?"

Every time I hear someone say this, it annoys the fuck out of me because of the anthropocentric assumption that a forest without humans is empty. If there are zero human ears there, there are still thousands of other set of ears there, all capable of detecting sound. The utter nerve of it.

And that's you, that is. That dinosaur had a sex, and it would have shaped his or her entire life and behaviour, millions of years before humans existed. And you think that because some irrelevant species it never encountered don't know the dinosaur's sex, it didn't have one?

Bloody. Hell.

Please, have a day off the human arrogance. The world does not revolve around us and never did.

Leafstamp Sat 09-Oct-21 21:22:29

JustFrustrated

I'm gonna go buy a dinosaur badge now!

Me too.

Bat signal and talking point (opportunity to lead people to the top of the mountain).

DadDadDad Sat 09-Oct-21 21:24:17

Is Tyrannosaurus Rex gender neutral, or should the females be called Tyrannosaura Regina? smile

Alekto Sat 09-Oct-21 21:26:01

What channel was that on rabbitwoman? Sounds good

snekkes Sat 09-Oct-21 21:46:36

Purgatory - sure, but they're still pretty famous.

PurgatoryOfPotholes Sat 09-Oct-21 21:56:03

DadDadDad

Is Tyrannosaurus Rex gender neutral, or should the females be called Tyrannosaura Regina? smile

I think they'll all remain tyrannosaurus rexes. Afaik, no set convention about calling the females regina can develop, because at the time of typing, only one female tyrannosaur has ever been found in good enough condition to confirm her sex. I think we would need lots of known females to see that linguistic change happen.

Interestingly, the one, whose sex we do know, was ovulating at the time of her death.

www.nytimes.com/2005/06/03/science/t-rex-fossils-surprise-she-was-ovulating.html

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