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    I would go as far as say if you go, the women are likely to point every way you are not Christian Grey and therefore not getting laid tonight.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    So if you didn't want to go why are you offended not to be invited?

    They don't have to invite people that they don't want. You need to get a life if you were 'offended' by that.

    Are you one of these people that gets 'offended' by everything in life?
    I don't think he was offended to not be invited, but rather that they had complained about him not inviting them somewhere and then done the same thing. It's pretty hypocritical really.
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    It is a double standard, and I do disagree.

    The reason for it is that if there's an all boys' work event people assume (possibly subconsciously) that important networking is going on, and women are being disadvantaged, but if there's an all girls work event people assume nothing serious is happening.

    This is in itself sexist, but may be true IF at your particular company there is a major gender imbalance. Likewise, if most of the management were female, it would probably be social acceptable for the minority males to group together, but not the majority females.

    In other words, these double standards come about in the context of perceived disadvantage. If there is no disadvantage then the women in your company need to move into the 21st Century.
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    Immature fools the lot of them

    Ignore them. They don't have a brain because their sheep
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    It is a double standard, and I do disagree.

    The reason for it is that if there's an all boys' work event people assume (possibly subconsciously) that important networking is going on, and women are being disadvantaged, but if there's an all girls work event people assume nothing serious is happening.

    This is in itself sexist, but may be true IF at your particular company there is a major gender imbalance. Likewise, if most of the management were female, it would probably be social acceptable for the minority males to group together, but not the majority females.

    In other words, these double standards come about in the context of perceived disadvantage. If there is no disadvantage then the women in your company need to move into the 21st Century.
    Nice job turning that one around...
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    Forgive wenchfolk their eternal victim complex and feminine sensitivities, brother
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    (Original post by Chow mein)
    Nice job turning that one around...
    I thought it was fair, actually, and I'm hardly a radical feminist. That is the underlying (historical) reason for why there is a double standard - women aren't just born with a victim complex, it's a legacy of an earlier time.

    Either it's no longer an issue or it is. I'd go with not.
 
 
 
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