Career Coaching for Women by futurelearn

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    The thing is, your point was poorly REASONed. Little pun, that's all.
    Sorry for singling you out; on this particular topic, having a Y chromosome makes REASONing harder. For whatever REASON.
  2. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I'll skip arguing with the rest of your all-too-common mush; just wanted to point out the phrase above is patronizing nonsense. Again, no offense; too many people think in exactly same way (even "male feminists").
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    This is so puerile that I literally cannot tell whether you're saying "ha ha, you're a libertarian!" or "ha ha, you're a man!" but either way we both know you're not addressing my point.
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  4. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    The former. Too easy, I know.
    As to your point, the substantive comment you're missing is it's a non sequitur. Also, "identity politics" is a label, used to mask the obvious fact that yes, first woman VP IS historic. Because Y chromosome people, even REASONable ones, tend not to likle to discuss exactly why that is so.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I never said it wasn't historic, what I said was that Democrats wouldn't be cheering for this particular historical first if it had been someone in another party.

    If you want to talk about why a woman being VP is historic, or why Obama's election was historic, or why if Buttigieg had been elected that would have been historic, then I don't have any problem with that.

    Alternatively, you can keep Trumpishly calling me pet names because you don't like it when I make unflattering observations about your party that you know full well are true.

    Or we can just move on.

    Your call.
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  6. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That's not what you said. This, btw, is a rather mundane comment on the human condition - yes, people tend to cheer their team louder than the other team (even tough there's a REASON the other team just don't seem to be scoring this type of goals anymore). Having said that, eg., had McCain/Palin won, that would be historic. Not the greatest VP pick, not by a mile, but historic nonetheless.

    What you did is going from "anyone who now swoons over Harris being elected just because she sits down to pee" (hi Mr. Strawman!) to a rant against "identity politics" which is apparently "just another emotional lever". This REASONing is a non-sequitur, lazy one at that. I do regret singling you out like that, because you're not the first nor one-billionth Y-chromosomed individual saying things like that. But the discourse is worth being called out.

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