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  • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    Most of the time that I've heard a woman called a witch it was usually a substitute for a word that rhymed with it.
    watch??
    ...>>> Witty remark or snarky quote of another poster goes here <<<...

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    • Originally posted by MaxVel View Post

      watch??
      Don't Be daft.

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
          Lemme guess -- the yellow one?
          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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          • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

            Lemme guess -- the yellow one?
            You know me sooooo well

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

              It appears that anonymity permits many to indulge in language that I suspect most would probably not employ were they in a face-to-face situation with the subject of their incontinent rage.

              The difference for women is that the abuse is invariably misogynistic with a large amount of sexual aggression and violence. J K Rowling was subjected to similar comments when she made her comparatively recent remarks.

              I often wonder how the men [and it invariably is men who seem to indulge in such behaviours] would respond were their wives, grandmothers, or mothers subjected to similar tirades.
              One should note that Rowling was subjected to those comments by leftists (many of whom were women) who did not like her challenging of the woke liberal transgender theology.......

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              • Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                One should note that Rowling was subjected to those comments by leftists (many of whom were women) who did not like her challenging of the woke liberal transgender theology.......
                ouch
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  ouch
                  Even more ouch.
                  Originally posted by J K Rowling
                  I found my own sense of otherness, and my ambivalence about being a woman, reflected in the work of female writers and musicians who reassured me that, in spite of everything a sexist world tries to throw at the female-bodied, it’s fine not to feel pink, frilly and compliant inside your own head; it’s OK to feel confused, dark, both sexual and non-sexual, unsure of what or who you are.

                  I want to be very clear here: I know transition will be a solution for some gender dysphoric people, although I’m also aware through extensive research that studies have consistently shown that between 60-90% of gender dysphoric teens will grow out of their dysphoria.

                  she [born male] went through a long and rigorous process of evaluation, psychotherapy and staged transformation. The current explosion of trans activism is urging a removal of almost all the robust systems through which candidates for sex reassignment were once required to pass. A man who intends to have no surgery and take no hormones may now secure himself a Gender Recognition Certificate and be a woman in the sight of the law.
                  Link is not permitted because of prohibited language - though perfectly acceptable in the context in which it is used.

                  sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                  • Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                    One should note that Rowling was subjected to those comments by leftists (many of whom were women) who did not like her challenging of the woke liberal transgender theology.......
                    In this regard I do not care what political persuasion a person holds. .

                    Making obscene comments [or worse] to a woman [and before you start protesting, this thread is specifically about abuse to women and older women] just because the anonymous writer disagrees with that woman's opinion is not, to my mind, acceptable.

                    .
                    "It ain't necessarily so
                    The things that you're liable
                    To read in the Bible
                    It ain't necessarily so
                    ."

                    Sportin' Life
                    Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                    • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                      In this regard I do not care what political persuasion a person holds. .
                      Riiiight.
                      Making obscene comments [or worse] to a woman [and before you start protesting, this thread is specifically about abuse to women and older women] just because the anonymous writer disagrees with that woman's opinion is not, to my mind, acceptable.

                      .
                      You crapped on men, yet it was largely women who were doing this (liberal women) to JKR.

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                      • Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
                        Riiiight.


                        You crapped on men, yet it was largely women who were doing this (liberal women) to JKR.
                        On the contrary my OP linked to an interview with an older female academic who had been subjected to very abusive and violent language by men for [among other things] expressing her opinions in a public forum i.e. as part of a panel on a television programme that deals with present day [primarily political] issues.
                        "It ain't necessarily so
                        The things that you're liable
                        To read in the Bible
                        It ain't necessarily so
                        ."

                        Sportin' Life
                        Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                        • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                          On the contrary my OP linked to an interview with an older female academic who had been subjected to very abusive and violent language by men for [among other things] expressing her opinions in a public forum i.e. as part of a panel on a television programme that deals with present day [primarily political] issues.
                          So this whole thing is based on anecdotal evidence from one person. How so very underwhelming.

                          And

                          H_A-dude.gif

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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