Learn Hexadecimal wrote:
Long string of "Hidden by Owner". Very classy. And it's not even a funny "joke"; it's just pointlessly offensive. There are offensive jokes with some kind of slightly horrifying humour value, and I can understand the temptation of those, but this one is just bad on every conceivable level.
I know, right? I think I read elsewhere on his profile that he wants to be a comedian. Is it possible to make it big as a comedian without resorting to sexist, racist, or homophobic jokes? I'd really like to know. I like to laugh, but I can never turn on Comedy Central without finding something unbearably offensive or disgusting. Anyway, he's not funny enough to get away with it.
About the deviantart picture: It's always sad how many people think stuff like this is OK. Like, really people? And like Hexadecimal said, what really takes the cake is that there's no joke beyond the idea that women are somehow lesser. I'd like to have a chit-chat with one of these people and be like "so why is this funny?" and see what their answer is. They'd probably call it ironic or something, at which point I would just roll my eyes and walk away (though flipping them the bird is tempting too!).
He tried to tell me that saying women aren't meant for architecture isn't the same as saying they suck at it. Wtf? He clearly has an IQ of 50.
As for my contribution, more a daily dose of transphobia than sexism, so not totally sure if this is the right spot, but here goes anyway!
I ran into my ex-roommate around a year back. He knew I was trans and we had a lovely little exchange when I told him my new name and he asked me: "If you don't mind me asking, what operations have you had done to let you call yourself that?"
Stunned, I excused myself, and didn't really fully parse it 'till I got home. In those few words he reduced me to my genetalia, told me what I could and couldn't do, asked a very invasive medical question, strictly enforced gender roles, implied I was a man, and revealed himself to be a total asshole. I'm almost impressed.
I really wish people would stop and take a moment to imagine, REALLY imagine, what it's like to be the other person before they ask questions like that. That's so arrogant- what makes him the authority on when you're allowed to call yourself by a new name?