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SimonSays79's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by SimonSays79

Sorry, again I am just trying to clarify. 'OP' = Catherine Dunphy the author of this article?

Comment 26 by God fearing Atheist :

Comment 25 by SimonSays79 :

Who is the "whiny feminist"

The OP

and the "abused clique" you are referring to?

Those who know but won't tell ,as discussed in the blog I linked to.

Mon, 21 May 2012 20:18:37 UTC | #942663

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SimonSays79's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by SimonSays79

Who is the "whiny feminist" and the "abused clique" you are referring to? I see mentions to "the article above" and it's unclear if you mean the linked article in your comment or the one in the post we are commenting on.

Comment 23 by God fearing Atheist :

I googled the background of this:- link

It would appear that certain well known and popular male speakers on the secular circuit are making a nuisance of themselves.

The first I knew about it was the article above which, in the absence of prior knowledge, appears to come from a whiny feminist with a massive chip on her shoulder. It would appear that neither Miranda or Greg know what is going on either. Maybe the abused clique should reconsider their PR.

Mon, 21 May 2012 20:01:51 UTC | #942655

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SimonSays79's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by SimonSays79

Interesting that Corylus uses the term "emotional" to describe the discussion of this matter. One of the conference speakers Bernice Sandler pointed out that this is a term that is predominantly used to describe women "as if men are not emotional at football games".

I say this because I keep hearing the same call to be "non emotional" (with regards to issues of sexism, male privilege, etc and I do not recall seeing it say, when we discuss issues relating to religion or racism. To me at least, this comes off as dismissive.

Mon, 21 May 2012 19:57:28 UTC | #942654

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SimonSays79's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by SimonSays79

It's not just about role models and personal strengths. Good for your mother for trying and succeeding. Would you say that she had a harder time doing so than a man in her position?

Comment 18 by aquilacane :

I don't want my daughter to ever think she has to look at the successes of other women to be inspired. Being inspired by other people should be enough. I can tell you, my mother didn't coach men's rugby at college because of all the fantastic female rugby coaches who came before her. She did it because she bloody well wanted to and could.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:16:30 UTC | #935227

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Comment 17 by The Ghost of Mr Emmeline Pankhurst :

at long last and asking for the special helping hand that we chaps always knew they needed!

Again, who are these "chaps" and what form does this "helping hand" take?

Comment 21 by The Ghost of Mr Emmeline Pankhurst :

What's really needed is a conference to tell western, articulate, educated, thinking women that it's the responsibility of the chaps to ensure they achieve their goals in life.

Straw-man. Who is saying it is the "chaps" responsibility?

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:06:59 UTC | #935226

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