Men/Women Equality

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Sharky, 14 Jun 2018.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Everybody is getting better, treating girls and boys the same, but this caught my eye on Amazon

    Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944: Perfect for Father’s Day Hardcover
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arnhem-Battle-Bridges-Antony-Beevor/dp/0670918660

    Now why is this perfect for Father's Day?
    Would it ever be suggested as perfect for Mother's day?

    It doesn't appeal to me, but my wife's Uncle died at Arnhem. He was a parachutist and dropped into the fierce fighting where they were waiting. My wife actually bought a copy of the book yesterday and had I known, it would have been a perfect gift for Mother's Day or her Birthday.
     
  2. Rooster1

    Rooster1 Hornblower

    My mum is just as interested in her fathers military past as my dad is, you are quite right.
     
  3. Tom...

    Tom... Well-Known Member

    Possibly because Father's Day is this weekend, and Mother's Day has already passed?
     
  4. LonesomeWanderer

    LonesomeWanderer Senior Member

    Location:
    Sherborne, Dorset
    If you try really hard you can make every mention of Father's Day sexist.....
     
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  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    And the same therefor goes for Mothers Day :wacko:
     
  6. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    men and women like different things, they can also like the same things. There's a bloke around the corner who wears women's clothes (two actually)... and there's loads of women who don't do skirts or frocks. </preamble>

    would a pair of pink fluffy slippers advertised as 'perfect for mothers day' be sexist, or just someone knowing what certain types of people tend to like?
     
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  7. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    Has anyone said its not suitable for Mothers/ Females?


    FFS get a grip and stop trying to find offence
    It doesn't mention every possible classification of people so is it discriminatory against some one who is a one legged albino, transphobic, bald, underweight, colourblind, left handed, bulimic, hermaphrodite?
     
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  8. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    I don't know, do tell. :smile:
     
  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    I'm afraid to offer an opinion for fear of being labelled a misogynist.
     
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  10. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    If that statement were true, you'd have a much smaller post count.
     
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  11. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Afraid to offer an opinion: Who are you and what have you done with Drago?
     
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  12. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    To be honest I'm offended by the very concept of fathers day. The perfect gift would be its eradication.

    Except in the States. It's their day, they can keep it.


    ETA: I'm not too keen on Amazon either but I do use them as they are convenient. So although they are clearly and demonstrably a bunch of dickheads it would be a bit hypocritical of me to complain about it.
     
    Last edited: 14 Jun 2018
  13. Electric_Andy

    Electric_Andy Heavy Metal Fan

    Location:
    Plymouth
    It's not just father's day, and it's not just Amazon. The supermarkets are terrible. It's enough that they ram the stuff in your face as soon as you're in the door, but especially at Christmas I don't like it that all men's stuff is football, whisky or technology related. As with Amazon, they are targetting their idea of the "average" man and what he likes so I don't think it's sexist. It's just annoying ultra consumerism at it's worst.
     
  14. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    Location:
    West Sussex
    I see what you did there, you rascal.
     
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  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    A lovable rascal ;)
     
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