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Old 16th August 2016, 06:37 PM
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Andy Murray corrects John Inverdale's Olympic tennis gaffe – video

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Andy Murray corrects John Inverdale on Sunday night in Rio after the BBC presenter mistakenly says the Scot was the first tennis player to win multiple Olympic gold medals. Murray, who defeated Juan Martín del Potro in Olympic final, points out that ‘Venus and Serena [Williams] have won four each.’
to the reporter, and to Andy Murray - his understated, subtle smile during that "correction" is priceless!

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The rather remarkable Malcolm Gladwell has made a podcast. Some of you have probably heard of it, it is titled 'Revisionist History' - and it is excellent, very excellent.

I am mentioning it here as his first episode is called 'The Lady Vanishes':

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The Lady Vanishes explores the world of art and politics to examines the strange phenomenon of the “token”—the outsider whose success serves not to alleviate discrimination but perpetuate it. If a country elects a female president, does that mean the door is now open for all women to follow? Or does that simply give the status quo the justification to close the door again?
It includes an interview with Julia Gillard. Well worth a listen. Linky.
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If she'd bent over a bit more Bill wouldn't have had to soil Monica's dress.
This is an example of the casual sexism that goes completely unmoderated on a forum that has rules against sexism. You might also notice that the post in question has 4 likes. I reported the post and no action was taken. If this doesn't qualify as sexism I don't know what does.
To clarify, the "she" the poster is referring to is of course Hillary Clinton.
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/ne....html#p2462332
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Old 28th August 2016, 07:31 PM
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Hysterical. Women as objects. Fuck that shit.

I've left a number of FB groups lately for similar shite, unmoderated demeaning posts about women.
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This is an example of the casual sexism that goes completely unmoderated on a forum that has rules against sexism. You might also notice that the post in question has 4 likes. I reported the post and no action was taken. If this doesn't qualify as sexism I don't know what does.
To clarify, the "she" the poster is referring to is of course Hillary Clinton.
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/ne....html#p2462332
I read through the page and the posts, not just that one in the thread, seem a bit off to me and to be honest i dont actually get the joke. Nevertheless, yep i'd say thats a pretty clearly sexist post.
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Old 28th August 2016, 07:43 PM
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Why women-only ride-sharing services are revolutionary

Even Uber?

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The concept of "female ride-sharing" was thrust back into the spotlight this week when Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews spruiked Shebah, a service he said was developed by single mother George McEncroe, in a Facebook post.

Predictably, many commenters described the concept of ride-sharing run by women, for women, as "sexist" and "discriminatory", arguing it promotes inequality and "only furthers the divide between the sexes".

However, many women praised the idea, and shared stories of feeling unsafe in taxis and Uber cars.

When I put a call-out on social media for young women's experiences with taxis and Uber cars, I was overwhelmed by the number of responses I received.

Many themes emerged, though male drivers asking personal questions and touching passengers' legs were two of the most common ones.

Women 'would rather walk' than take an Uber

All of the women who shared stories said they frequently had negative experiences using Uber cars and taxis: "Where do I begin?" "So many to choose from" "This has happened 100s of times." Sadly, I was unsurprised.

Many women said drivers had asked, "Do you have a boyfriend?" which often left them feeling uncomfortable and forced to disclose information in the spirit of chit-chat.

Amelia from Wollongong once had a driver tell her: "If I was your boyfriend, I would never make you get a cab home with a stranger."

Shay from Adelaide recalled riding in a taxi by herself when she was 16. "The driver kept asking really inappropriate questions. How old was I? Did I have a boyfriend? Did we have sex? ... I asked him to let me out because I felt so uncomfortable and I walked the rest of the way to my destination," she said.

Several other women revealed they, too, had chosen to walk home alone rather than ride in an Uber or continue in a taxi feeling uncomfortable.

One sex worker said they usually walked home at night to avoid being interrogated, saying the majority of their rides in taxis or Ubers felt unsafe: "They ask me about money, they ask me about my clients and rates. They compare their own jobs to mine and laugh," they said.

"More than once a driver has hung around at my house after dropping me off. I haven't called the police because I also don't want the cops identifying me as a worker."

'He wouldn't let me get out of the cab'

Some of the stories also involved allegations of sexual assault.

"I had one taxi driver try and follow me into my house after dropping me off," said Carlie from Melbourne. "One started rubbing my leg, saying we should be friends ... Another — the worst — made comments about how much he wanted to f*** me and do inappropriate [things] to me."

Caitlin, also from Melbourne, was 17 when she had a horrifying experience: "The driver made a lot of really inappropriate comments to me the whole way home, and when we got to my house he grabbed me and sort of stuck his tongue down my throat and grabbed at my legs, it was really awful and he wouldn't let me go," she said.

"He wouldn't let me get out of the cab and kept saying 'we may never see each other again', which was bizarre and frightening."

With the help of her family, Caitlin lodged a complaint and later heard that many other women had complained about the same driver, resulting in the loss of his taxi licence. To her knowledge, however, he was never convicted of assault. She says she still experiences symptoms of PTSD.

The introduction of Uber has made drivers somewhat more accountable due to its driver rating system, but not all passengers feel safe or immune to harassment.

When Maddie used an Uber while upset one night, she said the driver tried to "cheer her up". "He offered to take me to McDonald's. I said 'no', but he insisted and just went through the drive-thru anyway. At that point and unknown to me he ended the Uber trip so the app didn't track where we went.

"When we got to my street, he asked to kiss me. I said 'no', but let him kiss me on the cheek ... he pleaded with me that he hadn't had sex in months ... I said 'no' and walked away. I gave him a 4-star rating [so I wouldn't] aggravate him."

When contacted by ABC News, an Uber spokesman said the safety of riders and drivers was a "top priority", and its rating and feedback system played an important role in holding drivers accountable.

"After every ride, riders and drivers are asked to rate each other and provide feedback. Our safety team reviews this information and investigates any issues," the spokesman said.

"With Uber, all trips are GPS tracked in real time and every rider can see the name, photo, license plate number and rating of their driver, before taking a trip."

The spokesman added: "We treat any reports of inappropriate behaviour very seriously. If any incidents are reported, we do everything we can to support local authorities with their investigation."

Young women are afraid to go out at night

Of course, #NotAllDrivers are predators. But for people questioning the need for services like Shebah, I implore you to speak to your female friends and family members to hear these stories and gain an understanding of what it's like to feel unsafe while using public transport.

Tellingly, a recent report by research firm Ipsos called A Right To the Night surveyed more than 600 Australian young women aged 15-19 and found one in three were afraid to be out in public spaces after dark, while a quarter said they did not think young women should ever travel on public transport alone.
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If she'd bent over a bit more Bill wouldn't have had to soil Monica's dress.
This is an example of the casual sexism that goes completely unmoderated on a forum that has rules against sexism. You might also notice that the post in question has 4 likes. I reported the post and no action was taken. If this doesn't qualify as sexism I don't know what does.
To clarify, the "she" the poster is referring to is of course Hillary Clinton.
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/ne....html#p2462332
I commented, I couldn't help myself.
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The entire political "discussion" over there has descended to gutter nastiness.
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If she'd bent over a bit more Bill wouldn't have had to soil Monica's dress.
This is an example of the casual sexism that goes completely unmoderated on a forum that has rules against sexism. You might also notice that the post in question has 4 likes. I reported the post and no action was taken. If this doesn't qualify as sexism I don't know what does.
To clarify, the "she" the poster is referring to is of course Hillary Clinton.
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/ne....html#p2462332
I commented, I couldn't help myself.
Yes I saw that. I don't deal well with confrontation so thank you for calling him out on it. Laklak gets away with shit like that all the time.
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