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 Post subject: Re: BoI the one to monitor
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Some know-nothing interviewed on Morning Ireland opined that McDonagh's unique contribution would be to bring a woman's perspective to a male-dominated culture.

FFFFFFFS.

Because you know for sure that there is zero sexism in the Irish banking industry, right?


There is sexism everywhere. It's human nature to respond differently to people based on how they look.

What I find unacceptable is the equal-and-opposite reaction argument that a woman has special skills particular to her gender.

The appropriate countermeasure to lazy generalisations is not more lazy generalisations, it's specificity. I can see that McDonagh is a woman. I don't care. If I wanted to know anything about her, it's what skills and experience she brings to the job. (I don't actually care about that either, because I don't work for BoI, but that's not the point)


Fair enough, I didn't hear the segment.

Almost all men will claim that they are not sexist. Most women will tell you that they have or will experience it at some point. So the truth is presumably in the middle.

I don't think anyone can realistically claim that they neither notice nor care about gender in the workplace. It's impossible to avoid. Everywhere I have ever worked has had lots of men at the top of the organisation and lots of women at the bottom.

Personally, I try to recall that a) I am a man; 2) sexism is something that women suffer at the hands of men. Maybe I am the first man without such tendencies, but probably not. So I very consciously watch how I act and behave around female colleagues.

But again, that's just me.


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 Post subject: Re: BoI the one to monitor
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Skippy 3 wrote:
Personally, I try to recall that a) I am a man; 2) sexism is something that women suffer at the hands of men. Maybe I am the first man without such tendencies, but probably not. So I very consciously watch how I act and behave around female colleagues.

Delinquency and violent criminality is also the almost exclusive domain of men. Do you go around fretting that you might be a violent criminal, unbeknownst to yourself?

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:54 pm 
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The academic field of gender studies that promotes the concept of male privilege does so in a highly questionable manner.
'The Conceptual Penis': Academic Hoax Exposes Absurdity Of Gender Studies


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 Post subject: Re: BoI the one to monitor
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:49 pm 
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Skippy 3 wrote:
Almost all men will claim that they are not sexist. Most women will tell you that they have or will experience it at some point. So the truth is presumably in the middle.



If a man treated a woman the same way he treats his other male friends, she could well perceive that as sexist.
But that's not to say the intention was sexist.


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