6 thoughts on “Far out – right?”

  1. Well, what can I say? I didn’t catch his first comment, but I think he said something about test players – so what?

    But, I did catch the rest.

    I cannot argue, I’m definitely far smaller (physically) than most men being a mere 5′ 2″ and for most of my life (alas no longer!) around 7 and a half stone.

    I’m definitely weaker than most men in that I can’t pick up huge lumps of concrete – but, why would I want to? As I said to one of my students (I won’t go into the story of why I needed to put the oaf in his place some other time) I can move far more than he could with far less effort – because I could earn enough money to pay someone like him to shift the concrete for me… and I could watch him doing it from the comfort of my air-conditioning. (As a side comment, I got a huge round of applause from the rest of the class!)

    But as far as denigrating women’s intelligence – I think his comments only show just how very insecure he must be…

  2. Guinea a minute although it was barely a minute.

    However daft he sounds he is entitled to express his view.

    IMHO men and women are complimentary to each other; that’s how nature intended it to be.

  3. Yes, Jazz, but isn’t it surprising that he (and many more) have managed to cocoon their prehistoric attitudes and still trot them out for our delectation?

  4. Janus: The former East Bloc is generally quite conservative — in some ways backwards. The Soviet system stunted social growth and development. There was only the Soviet system. Once that was gone, people reverted to what they had before. That isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. Lingering social problems — alcoholism, underdeveloped regional economies, etc. there’s a far greater sense of social solidarity and cohesion than in much of Western Europe. Life largely feels “normal” there — things mostly make sense. I wish I could say the same thing about Western Europe. In some ways we’ve made much progress in terms of women’s and certain minority rights — but on balance we’ve lost more than we gained and it will take years to clean up the mess that a militant leftist minority created.

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