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Re: Surprised by Reality! Omigawd!

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 22:07 UTC ( #96503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Surprised by Reality! Omigawd!
in thread Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

Under normal circumstances it would be okay to express surprise that an individual who assumes the name 'Abigail' is a male. What makes the situation taboo is that the individual is not simply someone fooling around with screen names but rather is making a lifestyle statement.

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Re: Re: Surprised by Reality! Omigawd!
by clintp (Curate) on Jul 14, 2001 at 00:40 UTC
    No sir. Your postings (not just the one that started this thread) have identified you as either a bigot and a troll, or so woefully immature that your opinions on sexuality should be kept to yourself until those issues are worked out. You are not a child and no longer have license to be this socially akward about gender.

    Substitute black/white for male/female. Or Christian/Muslim, or gay/straight or any other potentially opposable groups and re-read your post. You should be horrified and ashamed.

    And now you backpedal and make excuses. Be an adult: admit you were wrong and move on. *plonk*

      My opinions on sexuality are my own. If I choose to be surprised that someone who calls himself 'Abigail' is a male then that is hardly bigoted. Bayes Rule would suggest that if you know someone is calling themselves 'Abigail' then there is at least a 99 percent chance that they are female.

      When a one percent probability event occurs such as a male 'Abigail' then one is entitled to feel and express surprise. Which I did.

      Wow, I am seeing a side of the Monks I have never seen before. Flame war with me as the target.

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