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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

Some sexist 'jokes' can be funny. Others are just offensive and we shouldn't succumb to societal pressure to laugh for the sake of it, writes Emma Barnett.

This weekend, as I attempted to tidy to my house, I happened to notice the label inside my boyfriend’s trousers – which he had strewn across the floor of our bedroom.

Upon picking them up, to throw them firmly onto ‘his chair’, (my weekly way of telling him that he needs to put his clothes away), this large white label happened to catch my eye.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

It would be a cold day in hell that I'd ever wash any pants bearing that label. I think any able bodied person over the age of 10 years needs to be responsible for their own laundry...period.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

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I think any able bodied person over the age of 10 years needs to be responsible for their own laundry...period.

I think people should run their households and divide up the chores as they see fit.

And I think the pants are funny.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

It's one thing to voluntarily divide household chores, it's another thing to think certain domestic tasks are the sole responsibility of women based on male perogative.

I think the pants are misogynistic.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Why is she wasting time reading labels? Dinner ain't gonna make itself!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 06 March 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

Why is she wasting time reading labels? Dinner ain't gonna make itself!

My point exactly.  :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 06 March 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

Why is she wasting time reading labels? Dinner ain't gonna make itself!



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

I like how her article backs up her own horror by claiming SOOOOOOO many people on twitter were just as horrified.

Everyone knows men don't bother reading the labels in their pants!  Err... well actually I usually don't either.  Hurl it all in the machine, dump in some detergent, hit start.  DONE.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

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I think the pants are misogynistic.

I think you are overreacting.

I would agree that the label was a problem if women were still being persecuted in this society and relegated to only household chores. But since this has not been the case for the past 40 year, I think it's funny.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

I disagree, sexism is alive and well in 2012. It's greater in less developed countries, but even in western society it still exists.

I wonder how humorous everyone would find a direction label that suggests the task at hand be done by a person of a specific race or religion? I suspect very few would admit to finding it 'funny' (at least not publically).

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

I don't think it's funny and I'm a guy. Yes, I do jokingly call Nikolai 'my woman' sometimes, but he knows I'm joking. Things like this just make me sick. I had an item with a similar label once- and I immediately threw it in the tote of things to sell at a garage sale. I think it was a t-shirt. Any company that would print such a label should be ashamed of it's self.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

View Postkarmakazi, on 06 March 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

I like how her article backs up her own horror by claiming SOOOOOOO many people on twitter were just as horrified.

Everyone knows men don't bother reading the labels in their pants!  Err... well actually I usually don't either.  Hurl it all in the machine, dump in some detergent, hit start.  DONE.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

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I disagree, sexism is alive and well in 2012. It's greater in less developed countries, but even in western society it still exists.


Well, all I can say is that I work with women, for women, and in the jobs that I've had that weren't in female oriented careers, I've even then had women in positions of authority and in management. Nobody keeps women from buying houses, renting apartments, getting jobs, voting, etc. etc. And in fact, women don't even have to be as good, smart, fast, strong, etc. as men to get the same job in many cases. So I'm not really buying the women persecuted as a class thing any more.

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I wonder how humorous everyone would find a direction label that suggests the task at hand be done by a person of a specific race or religion?

That would depend on the religion and race.

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Things like this just make me sick.

You know what makes me sick? Violence. Famine. War. Child abuse. Genocide.

You know what DOESN'T make me sick?

A label in a pair of jeans.


Whaaa! the mean label says that women should do the laundry! GASP! What's next!?!? An apron that says men should do the barbecuing?!


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

I'm just trying to figure out why they called for a boycot of the store where the trousers were sold. Anyone with half a brain knows those tags are put on at the time of manufacturing. What this outraged woman should've done is write to the corporate office and demand that they do something about it, i.e. change manufacturers.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

lol, would the label have been less offensive if after "give it to your woman it's her job" had been followed by the line "and your a man, we know you are too stupid to follow the instructions."?

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.




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