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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby Buttercup » 23 Nov 2009, 19:58

No ... they aren't talking about your dick size. They aren't talking about you at all. And to the naysayers, if you don't get that it's neither about you, nor that it doesn't take anything away from you, then there's not much I can say. lf you don't get it, I'm certainly not going to be able to change your mind.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby tomthorne » 23 Nov 2009, 20:32

Well that's even worse. Men should be talked about all the time. We're that important.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby sandman » 23 Nov 2009, 22:03

Oh come ON! If there wasn't a women's forum I'd just get tired and swollen-headed reading the constant ooh-ing and ahh-ing over my utter loveliness. I couldn't stomach that, thank you very much.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby tomthorne » 23 Nov 2009, 22:08

But all the guys say that about you too, sandman.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby divea » 23 Nov 2009, 22:26

sandman wrote:Oh come ON! If there wasn't a women's forum I'd just get tired and swollen-headed reading the constant ooh-ing and ahh-ing over my utter loveliness. I couldn't stomach that, thank you very much.

You knew that?? All this time I thought, you were completely unaware of your loveliness.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby Buttercup » 24 Nov 2009, 00:11

Ew. There's definitely nothing about sandman's tired swollen head.
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby catch-22 » 24 Nov 2009, 00:21

Buttercup wrote:Ew. There's definitely nothing about sandman's tired swollen head.

:eek: That sounds dirty to me...
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby Chewycorns » 24 Nov 2009, 00:37

Buttercup wrote:the only benefit is networking with female posters in an environment where no-one makes jokes about shit. Like it or not, it isn't always easy for young girls especially, in Asia. They have fewer expat peers, especially out of Taipei, and may have different health or social concerns that they don't want to discuss with the world at large, but may ask a group of other women.


Like it or not, life isn't easy for a large number of expats in Asia regardless of gender. Why tribalize it? Are women that delicate and dainty that they need the special and private treatment? Perhaps, I am the 'real feminist' here by thinking 'no.' Giving them their own private forum to discuss such issues is like making them wear a burkha when they go to the hairdressers as far as I'm concerned. Being protected from the big bad world, eh? :lol:
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby catch-22 » 24 Nov 2009, 00:43

Chewycorns wrote:
Buttercup wrote:the only benefit is networking with female posters in an environment where no-one makes jokes about shit. Like it or not, it isn't always easy for young girls especially, in Asia. They have fewer expat peers, especially out of Taipei, and may have different health or social concerns that they don't want to discuss with the world at large, but may ask a group of other women.


Like it or not, life isn't easy for a large number of expats in Asia regardless of gender. Why tribalize it? Are women that delicate and dainty that they need the special and private treatment? Perhaps, I am the 'real feminist' here by thinking 'no.' Giving them their own private forum to discuss such issues is like making them wear a burkha when they go to the hairdressers as far as I'm concerned. Being protected from the big bad world, eh? :lol:


Do you really want us asking questions like where to buy tampons in the main forum? Cause I will start purposely making things as awkward as possible for amusment. :popcorn:
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Re: The Women's Forum - Should there be private forums on Forumo

Postby tomthorne » 24 Nov 2009, 00:45

So, Chewy, single sex education. It seems that you're against it.

I'm glad to hear that. I also support closing down all those elitist, single sex private schools.
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