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Re: OT-Reverse sexism?!


I've done that too - love it.  Now I just answer 'hola' and jabber in pigeon Spanish and they hang up. It's great.  LOL

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 28 Jan 2003 21:59:23 -0500

>Actually, in the days before caller ID when telemarketing was more
>prevelant (outlawed here now if you've signed up)I had lots of calls for
>Mrs. Morrissy.  I said "There is no Mrs. Morrissy.  "OH, Mr. Morrissy
>then."  "There is no Mr. Morrissy."  "Oh."  They usually gave up after that.
>Kitty
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 1/28/2003 6:36:02 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Reverse sexism?!
>>
>> People call me Mrs. Evans all the time. I tell them Mrs. Evans is my
>> mother, not me. When people find out I've never been married, most are
>> astounded, even in this day and age. (was engaged twice, it didn't
>> "take")
>>
>> It's amazing, isn't it??
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Tue, 28 Jan 2003 18:06:45 -0500
>>
>> >Jim, 
>> >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
>> >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
>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?
>> >
>> >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
>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
>> >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
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
>> >> >
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>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
>>
>>
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