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Re^9: 20 most important Perl Best Practices

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 31, 2012 at 18:24 UTC ( #991066=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
in thread 20 most important Perl Best Practices

For the record:

  • A very high proportion of women would find, regardless of context, your posting of the fully alliterated c-word far, far more offensive than the indirectly linked cartoon you popped up to decry.
  • Advocating that "its okay to be sexist in private, just don't do it in front of the gals" is absolutely the worst possible response to the problem.

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Re^10: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Sep 04, 2012 at 05:26 UTC
    very high proportion of women would find, regardless of context, your posting of the fully alliterated c-word far, far more offensive than the indirectly linked cartoon you popped up to decry

    You're absolutely right. I've changed it to "c*nt".

    its okay to be sexist in private, just don't do it in front of the gals

    Go back and reread what I said. I did not say that. Please do not distort my words.

      its okay to be sexist in private, just don't do it in front of the gals

      Go back and reread what I said. I did not say that. Please do not distort my words.

      Aha, I see your difference, you said I honestly don't understand why more people don't get this idea: public and private behavior are not the same and should not be the same.

      so basically its ok to be sexist amongst friends

      or did I misunderstand like BrowserUk did?

        so basically its ok to be sexist amongst friends

        Yes, but that only works due to shared context (and I mean "sexist humor" not "being an S.O.B. who demeans women").

        I am white and my wife is black. I've made horribly racist comments in front of her and she's laughed herself silly. Why? Is she racist? Does she think less of herself because she's black? Is she so stupid that she thinks I would don a Klan hood? No, no, and no.

        And you know what? I also say sexist things to her, as humor, and I won't apologize for it. I don't have to watch what I say around my wife because there's nothing I would say that would offend her. If anyone is so socially inept that they cannot understand why things I say privately to my wife are not always acceptable to say publicly, there's really no point in trying to explain and I won't do so.

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