Currently on the front page of r/conservative, a post links an article from the DailyMail:
Apparently angered by this, many users decry Obama as racebaiting and "full of shit" and "a piece of shit." In an effort to prove Obama wrong, users go on both the offensive and defensive regarding their identity as white males...
"No, we have just noticed that the Left blames one group for all society’s issues, despite the fact that same group literally created the country." [link]
"There is a man who wouldn’t have gotten nowhere had he been white." [link]
"More likely Republicans are responding to the legitimate complaints from white males that they are being attacked by all kinds of groups including big media and the Democratic party. Anyone who doubts that merely needs to listen to the words from leading Dems about inequity that blames white culture or watch movies and commercials that portray white males as being the villain or a moron that must be saved by a female or minority character." [link]
"Why do you care if we're white (you racist asshole)?" [link]
"I'd say that at this point white males are victims, at least if you go by woke logic." [link]
"White men are not victims. Christian men and women were the ones most often victimized by the abhorrent policies of Obama" [link]
"Not victims. Just scapegoats for everyone else's shit choices in life and thier fears" [link]
Full thread here: https://np.reddit.com/r/Conservative/comments/k11fhk/barack_obama_accuses_repu... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I just figured out my husband doesn't change his underwear daily. Sometimes he goes a few days between changes. He says that it's "unrealistic" for people to change their undies every day. I'd be interested to know if there are things that I thought were basic hygiene rules that are not. Maybe I'm the idiot for going through a pair a day. I feel like women have set rules about brushing teeth and changing undies and stuff like that. Please tell me all!
Title pretty much says it! I work around the same area as an older male coworker who, since he started, has always called me pet names like ‘honey’, ‘sweetheart’, or ‘sunshine’. It irked me a little but not enough I wanted to confront him about it.
About a week ago I finally decided to call him pet names whenever he did to me and it worked!! I walked into work to a ‘hello sunshine how’re you doing today?” And replied with “I’m just fine starlight, how are you”.
He hasn’t called me a pet name since!! :D
Just wanted to share. I’m a very passive person usually and I’m proud of myself :)
Edit: Wow! RIP my inbox :P thank you everyone for your stories and wonderfully funny nickname ideas! I’m trying to reply to everyone bit I might not be able to.
Here’s a few more details I think might be beneficial to add based on the comments I’ve read so far:
He’s a new employee, I’ve been here 2.5 years.
He only did these pet names with the younger women. Though I think it was just a habit. He doesn’t seem the type to do it maliciously.
We work manual labor at a warehouse, the environment is very jokey and kinda crass. I’d have been just as fine with him starting a ridiculous nickname battle with me which is partially why I didn’t simply ask him to stop calling me pet names.
He seemed to take me calling him ‘starlight’ in good fun. He certainly laughed about it.
Edit2: changed total to title at the top.
8 out of 9 of the most recent male champion releases have been shirtless thirst traps with prominent six-pack drool-worthy abs.
Mantheon Pantheon abs here
5. Sylas: Abs, you think it'd be cold in prison?
6. Pyke: Abs
7. Ornn: Daddy abs
8. Kayne: Abs
9. Rakan: Bird abs
What about the male champion after this cut off?
It's Ivern. The least popular champion ever made. No abs. Coincedence?
What about before Ivern?
Kled and Aurelion Sol, two really unpopular champions. No abs.
Take from this what you will. Maybe send Riot some shirts to put on their men. Or not.
This happened a few years ago, but I often feel the need to post this story in various comments, so I'd figure I'd make my own post.
I used to play in a metal band. I'm the only woman member in that band. We were playing a gig in a seedier side of a city, and I wanted to hit up a liquor store to grab a drink before we played (dry venue.) I asked one of my band mates to walk with me for the 2 blocks to the store. He was a bit annoyed cause it was right there, but agreed cause all he had to do was make a phone call and he could do that at the same time.
He's walking several paces behind me cause he's on an important phone call. We didn't look like we were walking together.
Now I will say for shows, I like to dress up a little. Maybe a torn up shirt and thick leggings with boots. 2 guys came walking down the side walk from the other direction, and split so I was in the middle.
"Hey baby, I like your outfit." "Where you going, you look sexy as fuck." I felt one of their fingers actually reach out and touch my waist through one of the tears in my shirt.
I kept eyes forward, mouth closed, and kept walking. "Fine, fuck you, bitch." As they kept walking the other way.
My band mate came up next to me (having ended his call.) Convo went like so:
Him: "hey, you knew those guys, right?"
Me: "nope. Complete strangers."
Him: "what the fuck? Did they actually touch you?"
Me: "Yup. This happens literally all the time to any woman that walks down the street alone. Why do you think I asked one of you guys to come with me?"
His eyes just widened. It's like something clicked in his brain. Men don't experience or first hand witness this at the same frequency as women. Even though I didn't acknowledge the guys whatsoever, my bandmates first assumption was that I knew them.
Needless to say, he walked right next to me on the way back.
Edit: Just checked reddit for the first time after posting this, and holy crap! I'm not really sure what to say. It makes me so sad that so many people have the same experience. But, I'm glad that in the modern day of technology, we can support each other. Thank you to the men are allies as well. And to the men PM'ing me calling me sexist or dramatic: You give me the rage fuel I need to continue to speak out, drink gasoline <3
Also, notice how neither this post nor anyone here is saying that all men harass women. No one is claiming that. But every woman has the same experience with a some number of men that is >0. If you... keep reading on reddit ➡
Cause she is gonna be my homie!
I nearly cried when he told me that. I don't know what I expected, but I didn't expect that level of respect. Edit. To the people asking what happened, I'm only gonna say it once because I don't like thinking about it. On numerous occasions various females and a few homosexual men made comments about my rear end, and a few times my rear was either slapped or grabbed. I'm a pretty chubby guy, but I've always had a big rear end. For whatever reason people think it's ok to make comments about me in the workplace, but it's really not.
Background: I work in a fast paced healthcare environment where every minute counts and I have both male and female co-workers on my shift.
We have lockers with opaque doors where we're allowed to store our things. When I'm in the office area I leave mine unlocked for easy access and I've started keeping a box of tampons in my locker. I've told my female co-workers if they're in a hurry and need a tampon they're welcome to just open my locker (when it's unlocked and I'm in the office) and take one, no problem.
I got called into my boss's office the other day because a male coworker of mine complained that me keeping tampons in my locker was "disgusting" and he hated that he could see the box whenever my locker was opened. My boss (a male) told me that some men were really sensitive to "this type of thing" and that I should try hiding them in a different type of box so I wouldn't offend my coworkers. I asked what the point was because my coworkers would see someone reaching into a "crackers/pop tarts, etc" box and taking out a tampon instead of food anyway. My boss got all huffy and told me that it was for the best and I needed to do it.
I made a cover for my tampon box that said "Mother Earth's Bloody Nutrients Bars: with extra gooey, nutritious filling!" with a photo of a bloody bathtub and placed it on the box.
That was two days ago, and I saw the male co-worker open my locker (trying to be sneaky) and he paled when he read the box, got all angry, and I received an email from my boss that my cover "wasn't funny" and that I need to take it down.
... So I emailed our HR person a copy of the email as well as a summary of what happened and photos of the lockers, the box, and the cover. I also suggested that the male coworker sit somewhere where he didn't have a direct line of sight to my locker if it really offended him so much. She thought it was freaking hilarious and said I "followed my supervisor's instructions" and so I was fine.
Nothing else has been done yet, and I'm mostly angry that my time was spent on something as stupid as this and not on patient work.
EDIT: Thank you so much for the support and the awards!! I've documented everything and am encouraging my coworkers (male and female) to do the same. HR is now in the loop and they have told me they have had multiple people come forward saying similar things that they're doing some investigating. So hopefully things change.
EDIT 2: Here is the link to the box! I spent ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have to get a physical done for an EMT job, and so I’m there at the Dr’s yesterday and he asks my life goals. I mention I want to be a dr too.
He looks me over and says “you know a lot of girls like you are doing PA now. It’s easier and faster, but mostly, it’s easier.”
I honestly didn’t know how to respond and just nodded. Idk if it was meant to be sexist but there was just a vibe I got from him. I feel like he wouldn’t have said that to me if I was a dude.
If you’re a girl and want to be a dr, do it. You got this. My experience wasn’t terrible with this guy, but I’ve heard worse stories.
Edit: thank you for the silver! Also, I’m seeing so many stories already about sexism in medicine. Ladies, remember, go for whatever you want. Go be a doc! And to all healthcare profs, premeds, etc, let’s stop bringing girls down.
Edit 2: guys I’ve never gotten these award before, thanks so much! I’ve read through every comment so far and I didn’t even realize there are females putting other females down. That seriously sucks. I hope that regardless of who you are (guy, gal, both, or none), you keep pursuing your goals:)
>“There shouldn’t be any roles that are deemed for male or female... But there’s still a fight... I am glad that Pop got ejected and put Becky at the driver’s seat.”
Don’t mind me just trying to reach the minimum word count. Happy Holidays.
Edit: You can read the full statement here
Feels like even allies or other trans people like to casually misgender me by calling me male. It's really fucked up and weird, and although they insist they don't mean it that way, to me and the majority of people 'male' means man. I get that sex and gender are separate but I'm still female. Test my blood, female. Test my bone structure, female. Test my skin, female. The only thing I can't change is my chromosomes, but that's something humans only learned about around 100 years ago, the term 'female' has been in use since ancient Rome.
My wife and I are both into anime and different types of video games. She seems to be able to join social groups and come away with friends who will actually go out of their way to talk to her outside of the social setting. They end up texting, talking about likes and dislikes, sending each other gifts in the mail, etc...
I know men and women are generally wired differently, but I can't seem to get anywhere near this level of "friendship" as a male with other men. Even if I meet someone in discord, we game and talk for a bit, end up finding out we like a lot of similar things, etc... When the actual play session is over, there is no interest on their part to talk. They really only want to talk in the group setting, or when we're gaming. If I end up trying to form a friendship, message them and say "Hey, did you see the new chapter of "x manga we both like", I get one-word answers and basically never hear from them again.
It feels like my fellow men are only interested in social interaction that's aided by something we are actively doing together. Like talking in an open discord channel or actively doing co-op/pvp in Dark Souls or something.
How can I find male friends who actually want to talk privately about interests? I can meet a dude who basically has all my exact interests, we laugh and have an awesome time, then they basically never talk to me again unless they need help in pvp during a game or something.
I'm not looking for some mushy heart to heart with a dude where we literally talk all day, but it would be nice to meet someone who wants to chat casually a couple times a week and will say "what's up dude? How you doing." once in a while.
Edit: Based on the comments here, I feel obligated to point out that I understand real life socialization works best. However, my area is in very heavy covid lockdown. Going to the gym, game shops, social meetups, etc... Is not possible right now, and I have no idea when it will be. I was starting to go out and do this exact thing when Covid hit. I appreciate the help, but I need suggestions outside of "getting out more IRL" please.