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Re: OT-Reverse sexism?!

Boy Kitty don't get me started. it always seems if you aren't married and/or
don't have children or aren't even divorced that something must be wrong
with you. And REALLY don't get me started on insurance and taxes for single


Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Laytham" <jw.laytham@worldnet.att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Reverse sexism?!

> Kitty,
> About 5 years ago I re-financed, and when the bank presented me with the
> papers, the form was full of masculine pronouns: it assumed that the
> mortgagee was a single male, I guess.  So, I started at the top and
> out all the "he, his, him" references and replaced each with the
> feminine pronoun . It took me 10 minutes to get half way through, so I
> finally stopped and announced to the loan officer that I had probably made
> my point.
> When I returned to the bank a few days later, the loan officer (a woman)
> said her management had been very upset and berated her for letting me do
> it.  They were afraid the county clerk wouldn't accept the deed.  I
> that the clerk was probably a woman.  Of course it was filed and accepted.
> I wonder if that bank still uses that form?
> Janet
> on 01/28/2003 6:06 PM, Kitty Morrissy at kmrsy@earthlink.net wrote:
> > Jim,
> > I guess what I should have said was that understood their use of the
> > but didn't agree with it.
> >
> > I remember in the late 70s a friend of mine, a pilot, lost out on a job
> > a woman who had a lot less flying time.  They said they had to hire
> > I don't agree with that.  I also had a husband who refused to tip
> > 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
> > tip)
> >
> > 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
> > bad form to assume I was.  She said she was instructed to use only Mrs.
> > resent this - as if single people don't count.  Then I received a
> > 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?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> >
> >> [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
> >> 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
> > discussion,
> >> 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
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