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Timmy334
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posted May 05, 2002 01:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Timmy334   Click Here to Email Timmy334     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any geekettes on here in Birmingham, AL? Email me!
Where do geekettes usually hang out? Here's a picture of me if you want to assess the situation a little bit better. I want to find a geekette here in Birmingham, but I don't know where to look. I go to ITT for programming, but the few girls there don't know when to stop talking. Very attractive, just talk too much. :-) HELP!

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Twinkle Toes
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posted May 09, 2002 01:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Timmy, Timmy, Timmy...

Have you guys noticed how all the new ones (by this I mean either the ones who don't post as much as 'us' or the newly-registered) always create a thread asking if they can meet someone or something? Either that or it's about love in some form relating to mostly them...?

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Twinkle Toes
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posted May 09, 2002 01:12     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*states in shaky voice* Only two stars! HA! I have...*manages to count on fingers: new accomplishment*...4 stars! MmmmM!...yes.

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dragonman97
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posted May 09, 2002 18:51     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now, now, Twinkle Toes, let's not judge people by how much they post, but what they post.

And yes, I have found this to be an interesting factoid, but I can sympathize with those who are looking for love (which reminds me, this should be in Looking for Love), like myself. So I'll foolishly through out the question: anyone in Westchester, NY in the Purchase area (where I work & study)?

Edit/Append: Besides, I'm an Alpha Geek now, with 4 full color stars!

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posted May 20, 2002 05:39     Click Here to See the Profile for DjYoshii   Click Here to Email DjYoshii     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also wondered were other geek chix hang out. I often thought about going to coffee houses, but due to past experiences with women, I'm afraid that even THEY would not collaborate with me.

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bucketofsquids
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posted May 22, 2002 12:17     Click Here to See the Profile for bucketofsquids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
while i used to wonder this, now i don't care. after all, time marches on regardless of whether any of us are in love (or getting laid) or not. whether or not we have a mate is meaningless once you measure it up against the grand scheme. the more we concentrate on these things, the less likely it is to happen.

bottom line is: having a mate is only ONE part of life, not the sum total of it. so go read a book, take a trip, sing a song, anything.


sorry, been reading hagakure lately, so i feel slightly samurai-ish.

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annie
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posted May 22, 2002 13:55     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any other geekettes out there who find the term "chick" annoying, maybe even a little offensive? Or is that just my personal pet peeve? I hate it when guys refer to me or even girls in general as "chicks", it just really grates on my nerves, and I've always wondered if it bothers anyone else.

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ajax_r
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posted May 22, 2002 14:38     Click Here to See the Profile for ajax_r     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To me, the word "chicks" conjures up images of ditzes who are too stupid to know that they are being referred to as small chickens. I know that I prefer much more descriptive terms like... *gasp* "females" or "geekettes".

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Geordie
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posted May 22, 2002 17:11     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ajax_r: I know that I prefer much more descriptive terms like... *gasp* "females" or "geekettes".
But geekette is a diminutive

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posted May 22, 2002 18:38     Click Here to See the Profile for ajax_r     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geordie: I only said that I preferred "geekettes" over "chicks".... I would much rather be a diminutive of the word geek than a small chicken. But maybe that's just me.

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posted May 22, 2002 18:45     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
twink i could same something like that since i do have more stars than you. But i am not that type of person. Who cares about little stars. my question is why do guys call girls chicks? they are girls, women, females. Where do they get off thinking that they are "chicks"? if i was a girl i would find that highly offensive.
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posted May 22, 2002 19:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ajax_r:
Geordie: I only said that I [b]preferred "geekettes" over "chicks".... I would much rather be a diminutive of the word geek than a small chicken. But maybe that's just me. [/B]

No, you're definitely not alone, Ajax...I as well would prefer being called a geekette...yes, quite so.

And as for you, "Nayt"...obviousely you didn't understand my point. That's okay, you're entitled.

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Geordie
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posted May 23, 2002 08:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ajax_r:
I only said that I preferred "geekettes" over "chicks".... I would much rather be a diminutive of the word geek than a small chicken. But maybe that's just me.

Hey whatever floats your boat. It was more in reference to this thread than anything else.

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RedHatDude
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posted May 23, 2002 10:02     Click Here to See the Profile for RedHatDude   Click Here to Email RedHatDude     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ever notice how offended people are over stupid crap?

I'm offended at this, I'm offended at that.... makes me think that these people have never REALLY been offended in their lives.

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posted May 23, 2002 14:24     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RedHatDude:
Ever notice how offended people are over stupid crap?

I'm offended at this, I'm offended at that.... makes me think that these people have never REALLY been offended in their lives.


and i'm sure you never get offended. leave the lady alone. she was expressing and opinion which by the way seems to have offended you or atleast annoyed enough to open you big redhat using mouth. grow up, use freebsd in the least.

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magebard
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posted May 23, 2002 15:19     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think geekette sounds cute, and female geeks definitely are cute, so I call them geekettes. Sort of like dude and dudette. (Ok, so I watched ninja turtles when I was a kid. Your point?)

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ajax_r
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posted May 23, 2002 20:53     Click Here to See the Profile for ajax_r     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
magebard says:
(Ok, so I watched ninja turtles when I was a kid. Your point?)

You rock? The ninja turtles were the greatest...

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posted May 24, 2002 00:42     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ajax_r:
[b]magebard says:
(Ok, so I watched ninja turtles when I was a kid. Your point?)

 
You rock? The ninja turtles were the greatest...
 
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So I'm guessing you know which dudette I was referring to... cool, I wasn't sure anyone would get it.
 
It seems like all the single geekettes are either 6+ years older or 4+ years younger... Was I born in the wrong year?

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littlefish
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posted May 24, 2002 06:32     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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twink i could same something like that since i do have more stars than you. But i am not that type of person. Who cares about little stars. my question is why do guys call girls chicks? they are girls, women, females. Where do they get off thinking that they are "chicks"? if i was a girl i would find that highly offensive.
nayt

Interesting point, but one that seems invalidated to me. Using the word girls to describe women implies a level of immaturity, and is in itself patronising.
But then, you can't say anything without offending someone. Some people like being called chicks- makes them feel cute and sassy. Others feel that being called by anything other than women is demeaning. People are complicated and (sometimes) beautiful things. The variety is one aspect of that.

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posted May 24, 2002 14:44     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RedHatDude:
Ever notice how offended people are over stupid crap?

I'm offended at this, I'm offended at that.... makes me think that these people have never REALLY been offended in their lives.


What does "REALLY" offended mean?

And what's so terrible about being offended when you don't feel you're being treated with respect?

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posted May 26, 2002 11:21     Click Here to See the Profile for RedHatDude   Click Here to Email RedHatDude     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
and i'm sure you never get offended. leave the lady alone. she was expressing and opinion which by the way seems to have offended you or atleast annoyed enough to open you big redhat using mouth. grow up, use freebsd in the least.

LOL! Great post! I never typed that I don't get offended. I get offended if someone I respect insults me, for example. If a friend of mine called me a "jerk" I would be offended, I wouldn't be offended if you told me that I'm the most vile, nasty person to live (note that the actual insult doesn't matter, the first is obviously less insulting, but means more because of its source). I don't get offended if someone says "Red Hat sucks," or "Americans are stupid smelly people who drink beer all day", because those statements are firstly baseless, and secondly I don't associate myself too deeply with those groups (Red Hat, and being American).

As for calling women "chicks" I think we have to analyze how it was used, and how it is used today before we can determine whether or not you should feel offended if you or your friends are called it. And I would say that given its common usage, it does not refer to women literally as poultry, but instead refers to the cuteness of baby chickens.

I think people should step back and ask themselves "Am I REALLY offended by this, or am I only offended because that was how I was taught to feel by society?"

I mean, damn, one could be offened at the domain name of this site. There are many things demeaning about the word "geek". It implies anti-sociability among other things.

Oh, and I *do* use FreeBSD, and I was not "offended" by the original poster's remarks, I was just commenting on them.

Anyway, I gotta take a powder on this joint and blow, have fun!

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posted May 26, 2002 11:33     Click Here to See the Profile for RedHatDude   Click Here to Email RedHatDude     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And what's so terrible about being offended when you don't feel you're being treated with respect?

Well, what is wrong with it is that the original poster was not commenting directly on the person who was offended, and unless you feel some particular bonding to the sex you were born with, I don't see how one could easily be offended by a term which is used positively (if you're even offended by insults by people to particular groups to which you belong of which you had no control over belonging to them) to refer to said sex as a whole.

What if the original poster said "Where do female geeks hang out?" This implies that it is difficult to find geeks "hanging out," which implies that they are anti-social and friendless and hacking away at code in their basements (well, maybe it doesn't imply all that, but to some of the more sensitive types, it could

I guess what I'm trying to say is that one can usually tell when something is being said in an offensive manner, and he should reserve feeling offended for those situations, otherwise he will go through his life being offended and angry at everything. It's just too easy to be offended if you're LOOKING for something to be offended at.

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posted May 27, 2002 10:34     Click Here to See the Profile for taikatsu   Click Here to Email taikatsu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by littlefish:
Interesting point, but one that seems invalidated to me. Using the word girls to describe women implies a level of immaturity, and is in itself patronising.
But then, you can't say anything without offending someone. Some people like being called chicks- makes them feel cute and sassy. Others feel that being called by anything other than women is demeaning. People are complicated and (sometimes) beautiful things. The variety is one aspect of that.

Okay, but girls, er WOMEN, excuse me, call males BOYS all the time? Not to be a jerk, but come on! maybe women could take a cue from a few boys, and relax..granted, chic IS offensive, I dont support that kind of behavior, but I think there comes a certain point wherein you say, "okay, maybe the person using that word doesn't think of it in a derrogitory sense, and they really do appreciate me"...OR, women can call all males men..though how boring.

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posted May 27, 2002 14:09     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by RedHatDude:

Well, what is wrong with it is that the original poster was not commenting directly on the person who was offended, and unless you feel some particular bonding to the sex you were born with, I don't see how one could easily be offended by a term which is used positively (if you're even offended by insults by people to particular groups to which you belong of which you had no control over belonging to them) to refer to said sex as a whole.

I don't know if you noticed but my original reply was not actually directed to Timmy334 who started this thread, but as a general question to the females who hang out around here. There are a couple of reasons for this.
First of all I assumed that he didn't mean to offend us, so I didn't actually get "offended" at what he said. I simply wanted to find out if other people felt this way.
The second reason is that I was trying to hint that maybe some girls (particularly those that hang around here) might be offended at the term and that maybe that would prevent him from achieving his goal of attracting a girl, i.e. I was trying to help (I suppose I could have just said that outright, but I figured he was smart enough to figure it out on his own depending on the responses posted).
To tell you the truth I'm completely indifferent to this particular thread because as most of the people on these boards know mephisto and I are happily married (hence why he attacked you like that, he's my knight in shining armor with has a rather short temper ). I just saw it as a good opportunity to ask what girls thought on the subject.
As to why I am offended at guys' use of the term "chick" has nothing to do with society. I only started living in an English-speaking country 10 years ago and I would like to think that because of that I did not have many "society imposed views" on such terms. The reason why I dislike the term is because of the way it's used. Most guys (notice I'm not saying all so don't anybody get offended ) who use it don't tend to have much respect for girls, and the tone with which they say it also speaks of disrespect.
As for the term "girl" I personally don't get offended when I'm called that, in fact I often use it myself and I honestly don't know anyone who gets offended by it, so I don't even know why that got brought up in this convesation at all.

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What if the original poster said "Where do female geeks hang out?" This implies that it is difficult to find geeks "hanging out," which implies that they are anti-social and friendless and hacking away at code in their basements (well, maybe it doesn't imply all that, but to some of the more sensitive types, it could

I guess what I'm trying to say is that one can usually tell when something is being said in an offensive manner, and he should reserve feeling offended for those situations, otherwise he will go through his life being offended and angry at everything. It's just too easy to be offended if you're LOOKING for something to be offended at.


No, I'm not LOOKING to be offended. I know there are people like that (they are the reasons why "feminist" has become a bad word, which is too bad), but I am not one of them.
There are also a different kind of people, who without knowing someone, when they see that someone get offended jump to the conclusion that it must not be because the thing itself is offensive but because the person gets easily offended.

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posted June 18, 2002 08:44     Click Here to See the Profile for AlfaWolph   Click Here to Email AlfaWolph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by annie:
Most guys (notice I'm not saying all so don't anybody get offended ) who use it don't tend to have much respect for girls, and the tone with which they say it also speaks of disrespect.

Chick is a word for girls/women/females/ladies just like any other. The only illusion that it's disrespectful is in your head. It's more of the tone and context that matters. Believe me, one can use the word "girls" in a very negative way just as all the others. So if you choose to let it offend you and rack your brain over any and all mention of it then that's your problem and your time you're wasting thinking about it.

I hope that helps you get over it for your sake.

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posted June 18, 2002 13:51     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by AlfaWolph:
Chick is a word for girls/women/females/ladies just like any other. The only illusion that it's disrespectful is in your head. It's more of the tone and context that matters. Believe me, one can use the word "girls" in a very negative way just as all the others. So if you choose to let it offend you and rack your brain over any and all mention of it then that's your problem and your time you're wasting thinking about it.

I hope that helps you get over it for your sake.


btw, read my post, particularly this part:

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The reason why I dislike the term is because of the way it's used. Most guys (notice I'm not saying all so don't anybody get offended ) who use it don't tend to have much respect for girls, and the tone with which they say it also speaks of disrespect.

where on earth did I say that I was racking my brain over it? I said I was "curious" - last time I checked that didn't mean that I'm racking my brain over it.

Funny, I was of the impression that people were allowed their own opinions on this board. So AlfaWolph, who died and made you God?

And finally, the words "girl", "woman", "lady", "female" and "chick" are not necessarily equivalent.

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posted June 18, 2002 15:06     Click Here to See the Profile for AlfaWolph   Click Here to Email AlfaWolph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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btw, read my post, particularly this part:

[QUOTE]The reason why I dislike the term is because of the way it's used. Most guys (notice I'm not saying all so don't anybody get offended ) who use it don't tend to have much respect for girls, and the tone with which they say it also speaks of disrespect.


where on earth did I say that I was racking my brain over it? I said I was "curious" - last time I checked that didn't mean that I'm racking my brain over it.

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Maybe you weren't racking your brain over it but it sure sounded like it bothered you in your post. And in the case it was used in this thread, there was no demeaning connotation in it so your rant was kind of out of left field. If it really bugs you that much, start a thread and let people chime in, but this guy was asking where geek chix hang out not to be lectured on his already perfectly acceptable terminology.

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Funny, I was of the impression that people were allowed their own opinions on this board. So AlfaWolph, who died and made you God?

Not surprising since you read the word "chix" the wrong way and now took my response the wrong way, too. Sounds like you thought I was being condencending. I hate to break it to you but no, I was indeed not. (But, I just might be now though! lol) All I meant in my post was to deal my opinion on what you said about chix without making a mockery of what I think is otherwise a great thread.

Seriously, go back and read it. Where did I say you weren't entitled to your opinion, missy? Hm? All I said is that if you want to let it bother you in every instance that it is used, then that's your choice, honey. Need I repeat myself?

Just in case it slipped by you, all you got back from me was opinion as well. "Funny, I was under the impression people were allowed their own opinions on this board." Hm, I'm sorry mine don't agree with your views, "Ms. God".

Gotta love hypocrisy... NOT! lol But hey, that's okay if it's your opinon that you like double standards; but that doesn't mean it makes sense and I wouldn't expect many people to take you seriously. :P

Oh and of course...

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And finally, the words "girl", "woman", "lady", "female" and "chick" are not necessarily equivalent.

Granted, they are not neccesarily the same, but he could have used any of them (yes that means "chix", too) and they would have meant the same damn thing. Ya dig?

P.S. Seems like someone missed the smiley face at the end of my post. Well here's two this time for those that may have missed the last one. Yay.

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well, I've read the board, and I'm going to give my OPINION: get over it. thats about it, short and sweet. I don't use the word 'chic'..not because I think it sounds demeaning, but more because EVERY-fucking-ONE uses it, I only use it when refering to that ditsy blonde someone mentioned earlier(I.E. that damned annoying chic over there). My friends and I normally say geekygirls when we talk about the subject (type it gkygrlz usually) but for the love of god people, taking offense at every little thing really makes life helish sometimes. oi, I really am not good with words when trying to get accross my opinion, but...jeez people...if the damned guy wasn't using the word 'chix' in a deragatory manner, bah for crying out loud....feh just forget it, get the fuck over it, as a teacher of mine used to say to that 'build a bridge, just another way to get over it'...bah fuck it......now that I've expressed some of that anger, flame on, I know it's coming, but then, I don't really care heh

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posted June 21, 2002 06:39     Click Here to See the Profile for spacefem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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And finally, the words "girl", "woman", "lady", "female" and "chick" are not necessarily equivalent.

Agreed. Personally, I prefer "goddess". Or "your highness", but only if we already know each other.

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posted June 21, 2002 13:44     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by annie:

I don't know if you noticed but my original reply was not actually directed to Timmy334 who started this thread, but as a general question to the females who hang out around here. There are a couple of reasons for this.
First of all I assumed that he didn't mean to offend us, so I didn't actually get "offended" at what he said. I simply wanted to find out if other people felt this way.
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No, I'm not LOOKING to be offended. I know there are people like that (they are the reasons why "feminist" has become a bad word, which is too bad), but I am not one of them.

Good God, people, read the post before you get offended.

And btw, the thread had gone off topic way before I chimed in.

I think you guys are the ones wasting energy getting mad about this, partially cause I was never angry or offended (as I stated many times but obviously people have forgotten how to read so I've had to resort to quoting myself).

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Originally posted by AlfaWolph:
Maybe you weren't racking your brain over it but it sure sounded like it bothered you in your post.

did it ever occur to you that you might be um... wrong about that?

And in the case it was used in this thread, there was no demeaning connotation in it so your rant was kind of out of left field.

That was a rant according to you?

All I meant in my post was to deal my opinion on what you said about chix without making a mockery of what I think is otherwise a great thread.

If you meant it as an opinion, you should have stated it as an opinion, and not as a fact. Usually when a person wants to express something as an opinion the words "I think" or "in my opinion" (or something similar) are attached to it.

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Originally posted by AlfaWolph:
honey.

Honey?????
you have a death wish, BOY?
i'll make you a deal, you say that to her again and I will make your position as "alfa" "wolph", just a figure head thing, mmmkay?
and no, i'm not taking offense to you calling my wife, honey. You're just pissing the fuck outta me with your condescending attitude.....
the only reason i answered this post is because i noticed that, or else i woulda stayed out of it......

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Steen
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posted June 24, 2002 10:19     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The geek chicks are over here

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Colonel Panic
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posted June 24, 2002 13:16     Click Here to See the Profile for Colonel Panic   Click Here to Email Colonel Panic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Annie,

I'm sure there are people of feminine heritage who find the term "chick" or "chix" offensive.

Then again there are some who do not.

If you look at the world's most enduring and longest-running (please excuse me while I use the word to describe the man in proper terms) "chick magnet," Mick Jagger, you'll notice he uses the word and it doesn't hurt his magnetism at all, does it? In fact at the end of the song, "Where the boys go" he uses terms for women that I would assume offend many more women. So go figger.

I suppose if a man were looking for some women who would find the term "chix" offensive, he might say something like, "Excuse me, can you tell me where to find some geeks who do not posses a Y chromosome?" Of course, with that definition, he might find some true geeks like an XO, or something more exotic.

But then, if he were looking for geeks of ovarianess who were not offended by the word "chicks" or "chix" or what have you, then indeed it would be best to ask directly, "Where can I find some geek chix?"

I don't think it is right that some have attacked you for your sensitivity to this word. We all have our sensitivities and folks should accept that. In that spirit I am sensitive to:

Grass pollen, dog dander, tree pollen, dust mites, cat hair, cat urine, mold, mildew, unsightly rust spots on porcelain fixtures, people with small cars and extremely loud woofers in them, people who tailgate but refuse to pass, people who go slow in the fast lane and refuse to allow me to pass, guys with bow ties except Pat Oliphant, and the following words:

Wheat Chex, Oreo, the "n" word, the other "n" word, the other word that starts with an "n" that I can't mention but most people would question as to why it is offensive, splinth, potatoe (the Dan Quayle spelling) the initials MS when not reffering specifically to the disease Multiple Sclerosis, the brand name Pepsi (say it over 2,000 times quickly and you'll see what I mean).

Finally one more word, phrase actually, that sends me into orbit without the use of rockets or ramjets, "Personal Computer correctness!" Arrrrrrrrgghhhhhhhh!

Oh, one more thing that offends me, that note in the warranty letter you get when you buy a product that say, "Congratulations! You just bought the very best (whatever I bought) ... that offends me too.

If you weren't so easily offended, I might ask you out and we could discuss the potential offensiveness of the word, smegma.

Sincerely

Colonel Panic

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quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
If you weren't so easily offended, I might ask you out and we could discuss the potential offensiveness of the word, smegma.

you should try, but from where i stand i don't see you having any luck but then what do i know....ask the lady, nothing tried nothing gained, as they say.......best of luck by the way.......
but i must warn you, she likes big jocks with extremely high iq's.....

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annie
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posted June 26, 2002 14:53     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:

If you weren't so easily offended, I might ask you out and we could discuss the potential offensiveness of the word, smegma.


Where did people get the idea I was "easily offended" (or available for that matter). Sometimes I wonder if the art of reading and understanding what you've read has been lost completely. What is this world coming to?

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posted July 02, 2002 09:38     Click Here to See the Profile for AlfaWolph   Click Here to Email AlfaWolph     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're right this hasn't just gone offtopic it's theatre of the absurd. lol

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neotatsu
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quote:
Originally posted by mephisto:
Honey?????
you have a death wish, BOY?
i'll make you a deal, you say that to her again and I will make your position as "alfa" "wolph", just a figure head thing, mmmkay?
and no, i'm not taking offense to you calling my wife, honey. You're just pissing the fuck outta me with your condescending attitude.....
the only reason i answered this post is because i noticed that, or else i woulda stayed out of it......

I feel like necro posting to say that I'm suprised twinkle never made a comment on how much she enjoyed that tempermental outburst, she loves an angry temper ...then again it may have to do with the fact that A) her IP still keeps her blocked from posting, and B)mephs too old for her and married....bah, anywho, I'm just posting for the hell of posting

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SupportGoddess
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posted July 04, 2002 14:21     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I miss so much when I am away for a while. I thought about leaving it be but couldn't...

(note: there is *no* finger pointing intended in this post)

I don't find the word "chick" offensive in and of itself. I have several friends that call me "chick" or "chickie" and it doesn't bother me in the least. I tend to use it myself when referring to female friends. "Girls" are my little sisters or baby cousins or friend's children, "women" are people my mom's age, "female" sounds too clinical to me.

It is the attitude that makes it offensive. If some guy half in the bag is leering at you going "hey chick..." that would be offensive to me. Context matters, folks.

Would I recommend calling a "female" stuff like "chick" or "babe" when you first meet her? Absolutely not. Call her by name and treat her with respect. After you get to know her better, you will know if it offends her or not. If you treat her with the same respect you would treat a male friend I doubt very much that terminology matters.

Just my two cents.

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posted July 07, 2002 11:19     Click Here to See the Profile for Demosthenes   Click Here to Email Demosthenes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mephisto:
you have a death wish, BOY? i'll make you a deal, you say that to her again and I will make your position as "alfa" "wolph", just a figure head thing, mmmkay?

heh, hi everyone.
wow, what're you going to do, mephisto? send him more words? it's like a contest of "i'm so hardcore." i love it when people threaten over the internet. it's so..."captain subtext." (britcom fans might get that one..)

really. 'phisto and alfa. love you both. but put your net.dicks back in your pants. :P

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