Feminist professor called a white male student's disagreement at class as "mansplaining" and threatened to "rip him apart"

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    Feb 24, 2016 2:42 PM GMT
    This is VERY interesting icon_cool.gif


    UMD speech instructor allegedly calls student ‘cute’ for ‘mansplaining’
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7318

    UMD Instructor Who Likens Herself To ‘Angry Feminist’ Calls Male Student ‘Cute’ For ‘Mansplaining’
    http://brobible.com/college/article/feminist-umd-instructor-cute-mansplaining/

    Relevant reddit topics, where all this originally came from.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/46sv84/my_friend_got_ripped_into_by_his_teacher_a_sjw/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UMD/comments/46s9mn/hesp120_teacher_strongly_disagreed_with_a_student/?sort=old

    This is the chair of Linguistic Departement at University of Maryland who defended the professor behavior
    https://www.reddit.com/user/idsardi
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    Feb 24, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    I think this is an example of what people are now calling the regressive left.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 24, 2016 6:47 PM GMT
    Jitz627 saidI think this is an example of what people are now calling the regressive left.

    I think you mean "leftettes" or maybe "leftesses."icon_rolleyes.gif
  • tazzari

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    Feb 24, 2016 6:49 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Jitz627 saidI think this is an example of what people are now calling the regressive left.

    I think you mean "leftettes" or maybe "leftesses."icon_rolleyes.gif


    leftettes?
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 24, 2016 7:00 PM GMT
    tazzari said
    HottJoe said
    Jitz627 saidI think this is an example of what people are now calling the regressive left.

    I think you mean "leftettes" or maybe "leftesses."icon_rolleyes.gif


    leftettes?

    female leftists... The article was about a professor who said words with female suffixes like "ette" or "ess," such as "hostess," are sexist, but when a male student argued the point, she accused him of "mansplaining".... which is obviously hypocritical.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 24, 2016 7:22 PM GMT
    Some silly stuff happens on campuses. Sounds like a student teaching assistant. Kids experimenting. That's what college is all about. But it isn't new. I still find the absence of the term "actress," instead calling everyone "actor," to be jarring.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 24, 2016 7:31 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidSome silly stuff happens on campuses. Sounds like a student teaching assistant. Kids experimenting. That's what college is all about. But it isn't new. I still find the absence of the term "actress," instead calling everyone "actor," to be jarring.

    I remember when I was kid, the cops were policemen or policewomen, but now they're police officers. Same with many professions. Waitresses are now servers, etc. In a way, it's surprising that we still use the term actress, considering how much things have changed in the last couple of decades.
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    Feb 24, 2016 9:04 PM GMT
    Ronar2 saidThis is VERY interesting icon_cool.gif


    UMD speech instructor allegedly calls student ‘cute’ for ‘mansplaining’
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7318

    UMD Instructor Who Likens Herself To ‘Angry Feminist’ Calls Male Student ‘Cute’ For ‘Mansplaining’
    http://brobible.com/college/article/feminist-umd-instructor-cute-mansplaining/

    Relevant reddit topics, where all this originally came from.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/46sv84/my_friend_got_ripped_into_by_his_teacher_a_sjw/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UMD/comments/46s9mn/hesp120_teacher_strongly_disagreed_with_a_student/?sort=old

    This is the chair of Linguistic Departement at University of Maryland who defended the professor behavior
    https://www.reddit.com/user/idsardi





    If the sexes were reversed (a male teacher condescending to and threatening a female student); wouldn't their be cries of/lawsuits threatening "sexual discrimination" icon_question.gif
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    Feb 24, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
    It's my contention that no amount of gender-neutral terminology or gender-neutral media representation is ever going to change the fact that women's brains are hard wired by their genes to place the highest value on being wives and mothers. The problem arises when you have women working alongside men and they're not as interested in or as good at their job as the men and yet expect to get paid as well and get promotions and raises the same as the men.

    http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/SapirWhorf.htm
  • Fireworkz

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    Feb 24, 2016 9:45 PM GMT
    I love the term mansplaining. I find it hilarious and often true.

    There should be a term for gays.
    Like when straight people tell you that being gay is a life style choice. Hetsplaining maybe?
  • Crisistunity

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    Feb 24, 2016 9:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Destinharbor saidSome silly stuff happens on campuses. Sounds like a student teaching assistant. Kids experimenting. That's what college is all about. But it isn't new. I still find the absence of the term "actress," instead calling everyone "actor," to be jarring.

    I remember when I was kid, the cops were policemen or policewomen, but now they're police officers. Same with many professions. Waitresses are now servers, etc. In a way, it's surprising that we still use the term actress, considering how much things have changed in the last couple of decades.


    I had no idea about this interesting shift in language.

    In Spain, "leftettes" are doing just the opposite, they tend to duplicate words against the usage of the neutral form of Latin that developed, as well, as the Spanish masculine form, for example:

    «All together» in Spanish would be:

    «Todos juntos», but these "leftettes" would use:

    «Todos y todas juntos y juntas»

    which is absurd, and I've always considered sexist.

    It is most common among left-wing politicians who tend to patronize women by duplicating only the words that have good connotations:

    «We can join our forces to fight against the powerful and the corrupt that govern us, and give this country a future for all»

    «Nosotros y nosotras podemos unir nuestras fuerzas para luchar contra los poderosos [not "las poderosas"*] y los corruptos [not "las corruptas"*] que nos gobiernan, y dar a este país un futuro para todos y todas».

    They even duplicate words with no grammatical gender such as «juez, alcalde, alguacil» («judge, mayor, sheriff») and use «jueza, alcaldesa, alguacila».

    I consider myself a feminist, women are human beings and they should be treated equally, end of question. But when, in the name of feminism, they tarnish language, I die a little inside.
  • Relajado

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    Feb 25, 2016 4:40 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidIt's my contention that no amount of gender-neutral terminology or gender-neutral media representation is ever going to change the fact that women's brains are hard wired by their genes to place the highest value on being wives and mothers. The problem arises when you have women working alongside men and they're not as interested in or as good at their job as the men and yet expect to get paid as well and get promotions and raises the same as the men.

    http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/SapirWhorf.htm


    Wow. The utter sexism.

    Women have proven time and time again yo be men's equal in just about everything and they are not worse at working. They don't sit around all day thinking babies just as men don't sit around all day thinking sex. Work ls work. Focus.

    Wow.
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    Feb 25, 2016 6:02 AM GMT
    Relajado saidWomen have proven time and time again to be men's equal in just about everything and they are not worse at working. They don't sit around all day thinking babies just as men don't sit around all day thinking sex. Work ls work. Focus.

    Unfortunately that wasn't my experience.
  • mustangman06

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    Feb 25, 2016 11:47 AM GMT
    "mansplaining" is basically disagreeing with feminists. These sour bitches lump all white men together; from the poorest trailer park dweller to the billionaire on Wall Street. Then they bitch about sexism and racism, when they are doing the exact same thing. They simply hate men.
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    Feb 25, 2016 12:59 PM GMT
    mustangman06 said"mansplaining" is basically disagreeing with feminists. These sour bitches lump all white men together; from the poorest trailer park dweller to the billionaire on Wall Street. Then they bitch about sexism and racism, when they are doing the exact same thing. They simply hate men.
    They want equal rights, equal pay but than they don't want equal responsibility. They feel entitled because they view themselves as oppressed by the power structure. This sounds exactly like one of the democratic candidates for President.
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    Feb 25, 2016 3:07 PM GMT
    mustangman06 said"mansplaining" is basically disagreeing with feminists. These sour bitches lump all white men together; from the poorest trailer park dweller to the billionaire on Wall Street. Then they bitch about sexism and racism, when they are doing the exact same thing. They simply hate men.


    In its defense, feminism, especially the intersectionality type, recognizes class as a system of oppression. But I understand how the behavior of certain male and female feminist can be off-putting.
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    Feb 25, 2016 3:09 PM GMT
    The word that has completely disappeared is poetess.
  • Wendigo9

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    Feb 25, 2016 5:59 PM GMT
    It's amazing how people still attack racial barriers and women become the sexist pigs of society, but contradict/deny causing the problem when they're prone to doing it all the time. If that sounds arrogant of me, think about this. . . it's a women's world now, they're practically getting away with murder now and accusing men (bill cosby, jian gomeshi, etc.) of crimes just to take their money away. Also if bruce (sorry, caitlyn) were still a man, he'd/she'd be charged for running that person over months back, how low is that?
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    Feb 25, 2016 6:46 PM GMT
    Wendigo9 saidIt's amazing how people still attack racial barriers and women become the sexist pigs of society, but contradict/deny causing the problem when they're prone to doing it all the time. If that sounds arrogant of me, think about this. . . it's a women's world now, they're practically getting away with murder now and accusing men (bill cosby, jian gomeshi, etc.) of crimes just to take their money away. Also if bruce (sorry, caitlyn) were still a man, he'd/she'd be charged for running that person over months back, how low is that?
    It is becoming this way because of bending and misinterpreting the laws to increasingly favor women over men regardless whether it is right or wrong. Women scream oppression and whether or not it is true, authorities believe it.
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    Feb 25, 2016 7:17 PM GMT
    Hmmm ... much as I like MD's campus and teams, as a state school it should be sued for viewpoint discrimination, and a hefty award of damages and attorneys' fees against it should suffice to prevent this from recurring. Let her go to Duke - and to Hell! - if she wants to spout off her crap w/o fear of the consequences.
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    Destinharbor saidSome silly stuff happens on campuses. Sounds like a student teaching assistant. Kids experimenting. That's what college is all about. But it isn't new. I still find the absence of the term "actress," instead calling everyone "actor," to be jarring.

    I remember when I was kid, the cops were policemen or policewomen, but now they're police officers. Same with many professions. Waitresses are now servers, etc. In a way, it's surprising that we still use the term actress, considering how much things have changed in the last couple of decades.

    Perhaps with "actress" it's a case where they don't want to lose the separate awards categories for both men & women. Otherwise, if there's just one gender-neutral award for all actors, the women and men would be competing against each other, for a lesser number of awards.

    And yet some changes I like. Firefighter instead of fireman, for instance, now that women serve in that capacity. But not server, to replace waiter & waitress. I find the word server more demeaning to both men and women. Maybe it's my knowing that the word comes from the Latin "servo" meaning slave, and from which servant also comes.

    Well, this person isn't my servant, or one who "serves" me. For whatever reason I find waiter/waitress less demeaning. Maybe they could have just kept waiter for both sexes.
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    Feb 25, 2016 9:09 PM GMT
    Well, Server is better than the proposed gender-neutral term "waitron" which I saw floated about at one point...*shudder*
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    Feb 25, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    Doctor9 saidWell, Server is better than the proposed gender-neutral term "waitron" which I saw floated about at one point...*shudder*

    If we ever have gender neutral robot servers, we'll call them Waitrons. Or maybe Waitron2000s to make them sound more robot-y.
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    Feb 25, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
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    HottJoe said
    Destinharbor saidSome silly stuff happens on campuses. Sounds like a student teaching assistant. Kids experimenting. That's what college is all about. But it isn't new. I still find the absence of the term "actress," instead calling everyone "actor," to be jarring.

    I remember when I was kid, the cops were policemen or policewomen, but now they're police officers. Same with many professions. Waitresses are now servers, etc. In a way, it's surprising that we still use the term actress, considering how much things have changed in the last couple of decades.

    Perhaps with "actress" it's a case where they don't want to lose the separate awards categories for both men & women. Otherwise, if there's just one gender-neutral award for all actors, the women and men would be competing against each other, for a lesser number of awards.

    And yet some changes I like. Firefighter instead of fireman, for instance, now that women serve in that capacity. But not server, to replace waiter & waitress. I find the word server more demeaning to both men and women. Maybe it's my knowing that the word comes from the Latin "servo" meaning slave, and from which servant also comes.

    Well, this person isn't my servant, or one who "serves" me. For whatever reason I find waiter/waitress less demeaning. Maybe they could have just kept waiter for both sexes.


    Yes even I find waiter and waitress much better term.
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    Feb 26, 2016 12:07 AM GMT
    Wendigo9 saidIt's amazing how people still attack racial barriers and women become the sexist pigs of society, but contradict/deny causing the problem when they're prone to doing it all the time. If that sounds arrogant of me, think about this. . . it's a women's world now, they're practically getting away with murder now and accusing men (bill cosby, jian gomeshi, etc.) of crimes just to take their money away. Also if bruce (sorry, caitlyn) were still a man, he'd/she'd be charged for running that person over months back, how low is that?


    It's hardly a woman's world. If you think that, try trading places.
    I don't understand why the oppressor now wants to become the victim.
    Being the victim isn't that great.
    Do you seriously think men are oppressed by women?

    I think more listening is called for and less dismissing. Women have legitimate complaints and because it's not spoken in a way that men would like to hear it., they try and dismiss it.
    And yes sometimes it may come across as an attack or even be an attack but take the high road and strive for understanding rather than retaliation.
    No one wins when men just retaliate.