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    A long back story to this which I’m happy to share, but the long and short of it is I’ve just been called a “white male misogynist” by a black woman who identifies as a white man.

    As I type this is sounds made up.

    What’s going on with people? It all seems so mad. That I can be shouted at for just being white and a guy but am not “allowed” to have a go back because the opposition is black and female, that’s bad enough. But when the black woman self identifies as a white man, surely I should have the same right she has to have a go at me, for being a white man.

    Nobody else in the conversation saw my point when I pointed that out.

    The back story is just that an event got cancelled because all the artists were men. And then it spiralled into a level of insanity I struggle to cope with.

    Is it getting worse or am I just getting old?

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    Default Re: WTF is going on (Gender etc)?

    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post

    Is it getting worse or am I just getting old?


    Both.

    HTH

    You can't raise this as a subject with people you don't know very well and if it comes up, you're best keeping quiet or you'll be seen as a dinosaur or they'll find some other offensive label for you.

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    This sounds interesting, gives us the full story.

    BTW I've no idea wtfbis going on either

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    Unless you go and ask the woman to write down her side of the story and publish it we are only going to get your view. And as everyone else seemed to disagree with you then I feel there are two sides to this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    ... a black woman who identifies as a white man.
    He/she needs help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    ... black woman self identifies as a white man...
    Isn't that cultural appropriation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    Isn't that cultural appropriation?
    No idea, but he/she is barking mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    Isn't that cultural appropriation?
    Innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    A long back story to this which I’m happy to share, but the long and short of it is I’ve just been called a “white male misogynist” by a black woman who identifies as a white man.

    As I type this is sounds made up.

    What’s going on with people? It all seems so mad. That I can be shouted at for just being white and a guy but am not “allowed” to have a go back because the opposition is black and female, that’s bad enough. But when the black woman self identifies as a white man, surely I should have the same right she has to have a go at me, for being a white man.

    Nobody else in the conversation saw my point when I pointed that out.

    The back story is just that an event got cancelled because all the artists were men. And then it spiralled into a level of insanity I struggle to cope with.

    Is it getting worse or am I just getting old?
    Tell her you identify as a black woman therefore your opinion is far more important than her white male opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    But when the black woman self identifies as a white man
    The law allows folk to identify as they want. Ahem.

    But the law can't allow, or make them change colour.

    Can I be a 19 year old Hawaiin lesbian with a cute twin ?

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    You should be able to call herhim gammon and tell herhim to check herhis white privilege. Did she ask you what you identify as?

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    Yeah, the world has gone mad, and you only just noticed?

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    The world has always been mad and this is one of its current fads. Wait awhile and it will fade away and be replaced with another one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrao...ness_of_Crowds was published in 1841. It's a reasonable read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    The law allows folk to identify as they want. Ahem.

    But the law can't allow, or make them change colour.

    Can I be a 19 year old Hawaiin lesbian with a cute twin ?
    You can have a twin, you can have cute. You can't have both.

    Although maybe you could have a minger that identifies as cute ?!

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    A good fucking slap is what is required. FFS.

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