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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:24 PM
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'scuse me while I take a short break from DU
This "bitch" business has turned the boards pretty incomprehensible -- I think I'll come back when it's died down. Honestly, we should already know that:

1. Calling any woman a "bitch" or "whore" in any context is not only disrespectful, but unimaginative ;-)
2. Any talk of banning anything in the light of Boobgate and the FCC's reaction to it is insane, especially on a supposedly progressive message board.

Be back later, folks. Behave.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:25 PM
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1. Both excellent points
Why is it the people that can figure this out are the ones that need a break? :shrug:
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Misinformed01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:31 PM
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4. I don't know; I told Michael that the word "bitch"
didn't have enough syllables to suit me when I am angry at somebody.

"bitch."

That's incredibly lame.

Remember the "Who can cuss the best" thread? I liked the guy who said "I was in the Navy, and we used "fuck" as a comma."

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:27 PM
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2. Oh, now who will I watch Chapelle with?
x(
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:36 PM
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5. mmm mmm butt
just doesn't have the same impact.

Ya know, its kinda pitiful to expend this much energy on nouns and adjectives and the occasional verb when people are dying by the score in Falluja just to demonstrate the superiority of bloody mercenaries over civilians.

Better we should prepare a toasty welcome for the boys from Mayock,
and I can come up with several nouns adjectives and even the occasional verb to describe how those **** should be treated.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:36 PM
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6. Mmm mmm, bitch!


And with that, I bid you all adieu. To you, and you, and you. :hi:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:29 PM
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3. I've used the word about six times here
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:30 PM by jpgray
And two or three of those were in the 'bitch' discussion itself. Nonetheless, I find the idea of outright banning the word completely to be ridiculous. Personal attacks are already against the rules, and DUers aren't shy about letting someone know when they find something sexist that isn't a personal attack.

Have a nice break. :hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:44 PM
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7. Lame as hell
EIGHT threads (totalling about 1000+ posts) on the word 'bitch'

haven't seen flame wars like this since accidently venturing into the Gun Dungeon last month

THEN we have to have a poll :eyes: AND a simultaneous NINTH thread for 'further discussion' :eyes:

i don't have an exact count but it appears there are roughly LESS THAN A DOZEN people who make this word their central reason for existing on the planet and we have to endure THIS? :eyes:

waiting for another poll to ask everyone if its ok for members to fart while posting, or if they should allow people to post ONLY after they have showered

once again :eyes:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:46 PM
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8. I agree
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:47 PM by Fenris
After 8 (!) threads about the word 'bitch' and a minority in favor of the ban, I can honestly say I find this whole thing ri-goddamn-diculous.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:48 PM
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9. 'discussion' thread #9 just broke the 200 post mark!
:eyes:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:52 PM
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10. 10 is on the way, I'm sure.
Another opportunity to retread the same arguments if you haven't already!
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:08 PM
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16. I knew you'd post a thread about farting
after posting a "scotch and chili" thread.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:11 PM
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11. I don't get it
I know I am a newbie, but what is this fuss with the word bitch? I am a feminist from waaaay back when we were burning bras and it doesn't bother me. It's no more "sexist" than calling a guy a "prick". We have bigger fish to fry, people. The world is burning, the fox is in the hen house, the body bags are piling up, and we are offended by "bitch"?
Look at the photos on Al Jazeera today of 2 year old kids with their heads blown away. Now, THATS obscene
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:14 PM
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12. welcome to DU
and thank you for injecting some 'sensibility' to this otherwise (lately) insane message board

:hi:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:00 PM
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15. It's really only a few people
hijacking threads with the anti-bitch crusade. I don't want to say anything bad about them, as it's people who in general I like, I just disagree with the crusade -- I was NOT a happy lefty during the '90s PC wars! Anyway, thanks for the levelheadedness, and welcome to DU.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:15 PM
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13. I think I'm following
It's not a helpful discussion any longer; it's just a repetition of the same ideas over and over again. Makes me grind my teeth.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:39 PM
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17. missed it since I wasn't around today
I almost reacted to someone's thread yesterday where the word figured prominently in regard to females and then decided not to. I really dislike the word and do think it is offensive in certain contexts, but it can certainly be used in other ways. Missed the ban talk... where is a good recap of that?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:44 PM
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14. Who's gonna be my boy?
PTI is on right now, ya know! :D
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