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Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Postby Cassi » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

Yea, I've never been a fan of parents calling me a lady to their children...it happens quite a lot when I'm waitressing. "Honey, let the lady get by with those plates." I can't think of any other context I've ever been called a lady, really. Hmm.
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Postby podbaydoor » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

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podbaydoor wrote:Okay, okay, fair enough. But I said I don't view 'lady' as a diminutive by itself. Also, I was thinking of the original situation, someone addressing a group of women as "ladies."
I agree, but "ladies" by itself can launch past diminutive into insulting, depending on tone and context. And the point is that Lady Owl is an insult in the way Gentleman Owl is not. A Lady Owl is an owl, except that it's a female. A Gentleman Owl is an owl being described as polite."

Well, yes. Tone and context pretty much make the difference, as with any other word in spoken language.

I guess I see your point about the sports mascots. Never really thought about it before.
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Postby PictureSarah » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:22 pm UTC

The first time someone called me ma'am (a bagger at the grocery store) I was so surprised that I blurted out "How old do you think I am?!" (I was 20). I felt a little bad for saying that, though, he blushed and just sort of stammered.
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Postby mochafairy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:22 pm UTC

I know. I think lady was the best option in that situation. It just made me feel old all of a sudden. like "i'm an adult...when did this happen?" Ma'm probably would've made me feel worse...like I should've had a cane and been yelling at people to get off my lawn and turn down their loud music contraptions.

but, word choice depends on context and intent.

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Postby Katieesq » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:25 pm UTC

PictureSarah wrote:The first time someone called me ma'am (a bagger at the grocery store) I was so surprised that I blurted out "How old do you think I am?!" (I was 20). I felt a little bad for saying that, though, he blushed and just sort of stammered.


I worked a register when I was 16 and I got called ma'am all the time. Bugged the shit out of me. And I'm not too fond of any feminized terms of endearment, even if they are meant in a nice way. Anyone who knows me well enough to say something endearing like that knows better than to use some schlocky name.

But then again, my friends and I are mercilessly mean to each other. It's how we're most comfortable. Is that weird?
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Postby Jessica » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:30 pm UTC

I rarely get ma'amed. I kind of wish I did more. Mainly because ma'am is better than sir.

I do hate being called dear by strangers. And I have friends who hate ma'am as well. It's funny, she'd rather be called sir.
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Postby existential_elevator » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:37 pm UTC

I feel weird being ma'am'd but it's better than being miss'd [I'm a Ms., thankyou]. The only think I really hate is being called sweetheart by strangers. I have no problem with ladies. Sweetheart is asking for the bitter end of my wrath.

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Postby Teapot » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:46 pm UTC

Things I hate being called by complete strangers:

Sweetheart
Darling
Doll
Dear
Sweetie


This is just what I can think of right now, but this is what I get working at a supermarket. At work if customers have to call me anything, I'd prefer if they use my name badge.

EDIT: Also parents referring to you as "the lady" when they're talking to their children is pretty bad, but it's worse when they refer to you as "the man".
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Postby PictureSarah » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:07 am UTC

I think the worst I've been called (as a term of affection by strangers) is Sugar, which *always* gets shortened to Sug. I mean, what? I hate that. My name is not Sug.
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Postby Jessica » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:15 am UTC

Wow.
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Postby Katieesq » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:51 am UTC

PictureSarah wrote:I think the worst I've been called (as a term of affection by strangers) is Sugar, which *always* gets shortened to Sug. I mean, what? I hate that. My name is not Sug.


See, "Sugar" shortened to "Sug" reminds me of Rogue from the X-Men cartoons, so I give that one a pass (though I don't think anyone's ever actually called me that).
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Postby DJorgensen » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:34 am UTC

I honestly don't mind any of them.... :oops:
I have pretty much heard all the normal ones, and just shrug it off.
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Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Postby Angelene » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:05 am UTC

Heavens.

First of all, some of you reacted in a rather aggressive manner to a newcomer to the forum and did so entirely needlessly...he was just trying to take advantage of the collective wisdom to be found here, and it's a rare opportunity to meet such a group of females in what tends to be a place without judgement...he was accused of being chauvinist whereas I think the reaction he received was far more sexist.

As for being what a collection of femmes should be called...hyper sensitive much? Honestly you can call me what you like and I am not likely to take offense as long as the intent is not malicious. One of the guys at work calls me everything from honey to love, he's in his late thirties, married with kids, but they're all just terms of endearment and he says such to any of the girls with whom he gets on well. I worked with a Nigerian who called me baby and mama, it was part of his nature due to where he grew up, he also called me chicken, he had a good heart and gave good hugs. I've had customers call me ma'am, miss and various other such titles, again it's meant out of respect. MY boss calls our collective group "girls", he's 30, we're all in our 20's and adore him.

Honestly I think the only consideration here should be intent. Pretty much anything can be sleazy if it's said by someone sidling up to you in a manner with which you are entirely uncomfortable, but I struggle to think of anything that is offensive in and of itself, with the exclusion of course of objectively derogatory terms such as cunt, and I do realise singling this word may just negate everything I've just said but it's the only word with which I have serious issue, rightly or wrongly.
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Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Postby crickets » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:37 am UTC

I call people weird things all the time. If it's someone my own age, it's usually dude, or man, or guys, gender not usually withstanding. If it's a group of particularly girly-seeming girls, i'll go with, well, "girls".

If it's older women, that's when "ladies" comes out. If it's older people of mixed gender or just men, it's typically "folks".

On occasion, i'll bust out a "y'all", or even a "you all". Sometimes a "guy", "buddy", "friend", or "holmes". Holmes is my favorite. No one knows how to react to that! But i work in a cafe, so i feel the need to not call people the same thing every time i bring them drinks or food or bus their tables.

And honestly, people can call me whatever the hell they want. If it's done inappropriately, they're favored with an eye-roll or other generally disapproving expression, but it's not going to push any of my buttons that hard. I think it's the years of dealing with the elderly in the gas station. So many little old women calling me "dear" and "sweetie", and little old men calling me "miss" and "darling"... and british dudes who called me "love", and that old guy who called me "smile-y" and the other one who called me "red"....

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Postby Quixotess » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:06 am UTC

Angelene wrote:As for being what a collection of femmes should be called...hyper sensitive much? Honestly you can call me what you like and I am not likely to take offense as long as the intent is not malicious.

Great. Fabulous. Awesome.

You don't speak for all women. And your reaction is not the "correct" one; your level of sensitivity is not the "correct" one; just because some women are offended by something you are fine with does not make the other women "hypersensitive."
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Postby Angelene » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:19 am UTC

I was speaking for myself, and giving my personal opinion which I thought was rather the point of this place, no? I'm sorry if it came across like I was imposing my own personal morality and sensibility on womankind, but I just happen to think that a woman could be called a lot worse than a lady and that it just happens to depend on who's saying it rather than explicitly that which is being said.
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Postby michaelandjimi » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:37 am UTC

I can be insulted a lot worse than being told that, say, I'm an idiot, but that doesn't mean I should let such insults slide.

Hairdressers always tend to address me with terms of endearment, often creepy.* Are they meant to, or is it a consequence of the type of person that hairdressing attracts?

*Handsome, darling, sugar, babe, that sort of thing.
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Postby Alder » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:05 am UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:or is it a consequence of the type of person that hairdressing attracts?

Nah, it's a consequence of their training I reckon, which is why even your pal, who's known you since he was 12 and can have perfectly normal conversations with you about all sorts of things and knows you're barely social and the answer is always "Um...not really", will at some point say "So are you doing anything at the weekend?" like every single other pod-hairdresser...
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Postby suffer-cait » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:07 pm UTC

cin[em]atic wrote:High school for me was Knights/Lady Knights.
Now in this case, wouldn't just Lady make more sense?
It's all quite silly in any case

my highschool was the same, but i like being the lady knights, it makes me feel like something out of a Tamora Pierce book.
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Postby crowey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

cin[em]atic wrote:High school for me was Knights/Lady Knights.
Now in this case, wouldn't just Lady make more sense?
It's all quite silly in any case

It should be Knights and Dames, if we're going for the equivalents in british titles.

I really dislike ladies, for me it's only acceptable amongst friends in a mock sleazy manner. I used to get called ma'am all the time by the kids I taught taekwondo to, which was wierd, ma'am is not really used in the UK much, unless you're talking to the queen or a female judge.
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Postby podbaydoor » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:55 pm UTC

:shock:

Angelene, you're my hero for the day. You totally said what I've been wanting to say about the whole issue. But I didn't feel like being dogpiled on it.
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Postby Angelene » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:03 pm UTC

Oh I've never seen this place as somewhere where fear should prevent one from expressing what's on their mind...generally my experience has been that the chances of my being the only person to think such a way are too remote to silence me, and if I have a unique perspective then it's surely more important to voice than ever? I wasn't trying to dismiss others' beliefs, but giving a different perspective.
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Postby natraj » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:14 pm UTC

Angelene wrote:Oh I've never seen this place as somewhere where fear should prevent one from expressing what's on their mind...generally my experience has been that the chances of my being the only person to think such a way are too remote to silence me, and if I have a unique perspective then it's surely more important to voice than ever? I wasn't trying to dismiss others' beliefs, but giving a different perspective.


I am totally all for voicing your perspective, but

Angelene wrote:As for being what a collection of femmes should be called...hyper sensitive much?.


^ That comes off as really condescending and dismissive of all the other people here who voiced their opinions that it is something they care about.
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Postby Angelene » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:24 pm UTC

You're right, and for that I apologise, and as I said, I didn't meant to sound dismissive in the slightest, but I just feel like there are far greater things to worry about than that which is possibly ill advised but well intentioned and ultimately I can't imagine anyone's feelings ever being hurt over being called a lady. Ah I'm kind of undoing my apologising aren't I. So be it.
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Angelene wrote:I've had customers call me ma'am, miss and various other such titles, again it's meant out of respect. MY boss calls our collective group "girls", he's 30, we're all in our 20's and adore him.

My boss refers to me and my two female coworkers as his 'girls' and it drives me up a fucking wall. I'm the youngest one there at 27, and you know, I'm not a fucking girl. I'm really not. And he's older than me, but not old enough that I'm willing to let him get away with it. And though I'm not *usually* bothered by the term ladies, I really fucking do not like being called 'sweetie' or whatever by people I don't know- unless they're over the age of 65. Or a diner waitress.
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Postby Angelene » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:02 pm UTC

Oh heavens, he doesn't call us his girls, he's not a pimp! Also, maybe his being gay makes it more ok...is that wrong of me?
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cin[em]atic wrote:High school for me was Knights/Lady Knights.
Now in this case, wouldn't just Lady make more sense?
It's all quite silly in any case

It should be Knights and Dames, if we're going for the equivalents in british titles.

I really dislike ladies, for me it's only acceptable amongst friends in a mock sleazy manner. I used to get called ma'am all the time by the kids I taught taekwondo to, which was wierd, ma'am is not really used in the UK much, unless you're talking to the queen or a female judge.
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Postby Van » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:56 pm UTC

Hey. After reading all 359 pages, I figured the least I could do was register and thank you.. girls guys ladies raptors ya'll for providing such a wealth of useful information. :D Yesterday, I actually grabbed a copy of Making Faces based off the suggestions here, and it seems to be rather awesome for those of us on the more clueless side.

Regarding the ma'am/ladies thing, I was taught "Yes Sir/Ma'am" is the correct way to be polite, so that's what I fall back to when dealing with a single person regardless of age. Since I work in a grocery store, I have to deal with minor crowds at times, and I generally use anyone/ya'll/other unspecific (if informal) type identifiers.

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Postby DJorgensen » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:01 pm UTC

Van wrote:Brief shoutout to Jessica, DJ, and Osha! I'm a little behind you, but barring the unexpected, I should have my HRT referral after my next therapy session. It's amazing how very, very, very slowly time passes when you're anxiously waiting for something.

Yay! *hug*
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Postby Jessica » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:03 pm UTC

Van wrote:Brief shoutout to Jessica, DJ, and Osha! I'm a little behind you, but barring the unexpected, I should have my HRT referral after my next therapy session. It's amazing how very, very, very slowly time passes when you're anxiously waiting for something.
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Postby crowey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:01 pm UTC

Cool Van! :mrgreen:

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Postby semicharmed » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:10 pm UTC

Re: the "ladies" things, for me it depends entirely on tone and context. Being referred to a "ladies" when I'm out with a group of my female friends by a waiter/bartender/etc doesn't bother me. Anything in a "hey, ladieeees" context will generally warrant an eyeroll.

Also: I know I've said this before, but I really, really, really love my new bras. They make my rack look goddamn fantastic, I can jump/run/bend over without ever having to readjust, and can wear them for 18+ hours with no discomfort. And they're pretty and fully covering without being old ladyish. Or screaming "I'm a full-figured bra!".*


*I wear a 38D/DD, and these are the first pretty/lacy/well fitting bras I've had in ages.

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Postby crowey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:15 pm UTC

Ooh, you're the same size as me, where did you get them?

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Postby semicharmed » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:24 pm UTC

crowey wrote:Ooh, you're the same size as me, where did you get them?


Macy's, but I know they also have them in JC Penny's and probably Dillards/Kohls/etc, they're the Vanity Fair ones here. And they're seriously the first bra I've had in 5-6 years that eliminated readjusting, and whose under-wire didn't start the chafe at the end of the day. And bonus, the cups held up through a washing machine on normal cycle, both at home and school.
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Postby crowey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:31 pm UTC

cool! thankyou, I will see if I can find a stockist in the UK :mrgreen:

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Postby Osha » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am UTC

Yay Van, Go Go Go! :D

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Postby eternal luna » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:14 am UTC

Spoiler'd for not dragging the thread back to the legitimacy of reactions topic.
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Angelene wrote:First of all, some of you reacted in a rather aggressive manner to a newcomer to the forum and did so entirely needlessly...he was just trying to take advantage of the collective wisdom to be found here, and it's a rare opportunity to meet such a group of females in what tends to be a place without judgement...he was accused of being chauvinist whereas I think the reaction he received was far more sexist.
True, I'm sure he didn't mean any harm by it, but one of the fantastic things about this thread is that our concerns and thoughts are legitimate here- nothing gets fobbed off because it's girly or whatever. We don't have to feel like some mysterious enigma to be cracked, we just are. Bristling a little at questions that just take us to the normal "Women are crazy/weird/different/whatever" sort of place is understandable, I'd have thought. Were we really all that aggressive? I didn't think so, especially for how protective some of us have become over the few safe spaces we've got.
Congratulations, Van!

Woman thread, I have the most awesome shoes:
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Super-soft black flats that even I can wear, with measuring tape around the edges and in a bow. And for only 12 pounds or something similar in London.

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Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Postby cin[em]atic » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:25 am UTC

I only have one pair of flats cuz generally I either wear sneakers or flip flops but Oh me yarm those are adorable! I want them, they're precious.
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