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In Reply to: RE: OK, Timbo - Explain yourself. I'm all ears [nt] posted by Chris from Lafayette on April 17, 2017 at 09:02:53
I tried to send you an email, but you have blocked that feature. So here goes...
Hi Chris. I much appreciate your musical knowledge and experience, and willingness to share that in your posts about performers and recordings. I have learned a great deal from these.
But I fail to comprehend why you refer to accomplished female musicians, or any women for that matter, as "babes." This is totally demeaning, and only serves to perpetuate attitudes that women are objects (and sexual ones at that).
And especially as a forum moderator, this can only set a very bad example for participants. So I urge you to reflect deeply upon this kind of sexism, which in many ways is no different from the political statements you wish to ban.
Thanks, and all the best,
Edits: 04/17/17Follow Ups:
Particularly where you live.
Also, it diminishes you.
Many here wish you would stop it.
Skeptical Measurer & Audio Scrounger
Your post reminds me of this new law they're trying to pass in Russia - where theaters can now face fines for "offending the feelings" of audience members. I don't know who all of a sudden decided that the b-word was an insult, but I think that this type of "hurt feelings" attitude reveals a refusal to deal with actual IMPORTANT issues in favor of more superficial forms of putative disparagement. Do you seriously think that the musicians I refer to as "babes" give two cents about my posts? I'll tell you, when actual babes start complaining to me about being called babes, then I would certainly take the complaint seriously. Right now, it's a situation where others pompously and egotistically step in to get offended on the babes' behalf - it's absurd!
BTW, sorry that my mail is blocked here - sometimes this site defaults to that state. I'll change it in another couple of minutes.
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