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Re: OT-Reverse sexism?!

I guess what I should have said was that understood their use of the term,
but didn't agree with it.

I remember in the late 70s a friend of mine, a pilot, lost out on a job to
a woman who had a lot less flying time.  They said they had to hire women. 
I don't agree with that.  I also had a husband who refused to tip waiters;
didn't want to "encourage them to stay in that line of work" because he
wanted to be waited on by a cute girl.  (I always left the guy a nice big

I also resent the refusal to use the title Ms.  A salesperson called and
referred to me as Mrs. Morrissy, I told her I'm not married and that it was
bad form to assume I was.  She said she was instructed to use only Mrs.  I
resent this - as if single people don't count.  Then I received a Cemetery
service offering through my church, addressed to Kitty Morrissy.  All 3
pages of the letter described everything offered as being conditioned on
the purchase of 2 plots, vaults, urns, whatever.  I called to tell them
that this is exceptionally rude marketing, and were I interested in such
services, I would definitely shop elsewhere.

Why don't single people count?


> [Original Message]
> From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/28/2003 4:45:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now plant clubs- Reverse sexism?!
> you're right of course, kitty. but at risk of being a sexist, i think the 
> women who have carried the torch against sexist behavior by men against 
> women have cozened the word as their own with only their definition as 
> acceptable.
> i think that's why when cooler heads [or both sexes] joined the
> reverse sexism came to be used as the other kind.
> At 06:27 AM 1/28/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >I have to ask this qstn. The subject line has been bugging me. What do
> >you mean by reverse sexism? Being sexist is the same abhorant behavior
> >whether it is a preference of male over female or female over male.
> >Reverse sexism then would be the opposite; no preference, wouldn't it?
> >
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >
> >If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> >
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