Dinosaurs  

rm_art_persists 51M
1120 posts
1/17/2006 4:26 pm

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Dinosaurs


one of my instructors keeps mentioning my earrings. He is talking in an 'instructive' manner in which he believes he is teaching us about perceptions which we will encounter in our future job interviews within the pulp industry. His point being that potential employers may look at me as a male wearing earrings and think badly of me hence not hiring me. He also mentioned that one should not use the "f-word" in mixed company. I think he is showing his true colors and revealing his true biases and as such is a dinosaur. The worst part is that he is also right in that there still are people who think like him....

mysteriesofme 44F

1/19/2006 5:53 am

a lot of people...

when it comes to business, I am one..


rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
1/19/2006 4:54 pm

Mysteries: I doubt you are so stuck in the past. when I mentioned the idea of Not swearing in "mixed company', I alluded to the sexism involved: Why should it be okay to swear in all male company while not being okay when a woman is around. shouldn't one choose not to swear in any company? Also, why is it okay for a woman to wear earrings while a man cannot? This is again sexist and dinosaur thinking....

I do also recognize that people do think this way and am fully aware of their attitudes. I am glad that these attitudes are gradually changing and we are moving forward.


mysteriesofme 44F

1/20/2006 11:05 pm

Sweetie.. when it comes to my profession.. I am stuck in the past. Presidents of companies don't want to see a man at the desk with a earring in his ear, swearing.. plain and simple. As a boss, I am a dinosaur..

and why is it different.. because some men know what manners are.

Don't make me get my whip boy..


rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
1/22/2006 5:36 pm

The swearing has nothing to do with business. I do recognize a time and place not to swear. What I do see is that this dinosaur chooses not to swear around women while he will swear around men. This is sexist... If one is truly a "gentleman" he will not swear at all...


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