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Old 05-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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What a painful review of our military system, and certainly a good read.

Now I understand why certain of our military member(s) posting here is/are as misogynistic as he(they) is/are, and posts daily negative gender commentary. It appears our military continues to consent to promoting misogyny from within.

What I don't understand (and likely never will), is why other military members don't step in and insist the behavior stops, from one of their own. I wouldn't let this nonsense happen with the people I work with, in my office. A movie in the making, perhaps?

Nevertheless, I look forward to spending my tax dollars on knocking these ones down:

Harassment in Canada's military tolerated by leadership, former justice finds - Politics - CBC News

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Yes I have noted the misogynistic "attitude" which comes across quite clearly on here. At times these posts come across to me as paranoid; poster is convinced all women are out to ruin men.

I hope those "alpha janes" in the military aren't turning a blind eye to this behavior. Cudos to those boys and girls who do speak out.
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Playing devil's advocate...and nobody condones harassment of any kind..be it gender, race (although this is debatable when you hear some people talk) etc. This issue is not specific to the military now is it? The police force, public sector workplace, firefighters, RCMP, Paramedics are just a few of the places where this also happens, and unless someone is delusional in the little town (boonies) they live in, then they will know this is an issue that transcends all places of work.

Saying that it appears that an organization "consents" to such despicable behaviour, is purporting assumptions which seem out to lunch.
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It seems to me that some of the most blatant misogynists on this forum over the past 3-4 years have been members of the military. Sad thing is that these people will very likely go on to instil same values in their children.
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In the middle of my ex's gold digging activities, she stated that I was a misogynist.

I politely pointed out that wasn't true. I simply hated her now.
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Wow....just like how spousal support claimants and false domestic violence (in order to gain custody and matrimonial home) people will go on to instil this in their children right? Oh wait, that can't be so

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It's the most common accusation along with Narcissist, and other delusional names directed at men to convince themselves that they are the sane one, which in essence just means a man that refuses to be used as door stopper, or one that won't say how high do you want me to jump honey.

There are many a Misandrists out there, and it starts with thinking they are the better parent, making up sh1t to get custody, going after spousal support because they have low self esteem to stand on their own 2 feet, and just let emotions run wild because they got dumped.

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Old 05-04-2015, 09:35 AM
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Hilarious. Mcdreamy I agree with your initial thread comments 100%
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Ideally, the armed forces, and everywhere actually, should be bias-free with credit based on merit.

That said, the differences between the genders is real as well and some joking around should and could be tolerated, in the right circumstances and context.

It can be a slippery slope as what is funny to one person, is not funny to another. Always better to err on the side of caution, politeness, and respect.

Except in cases of vindictive ex-wives....that's that credit/merit thing.
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^ Ex wives and merit in the same sentence, definitely an oxymoron. Now that is hilarious
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