QUOTE (Prisni @ Feb 22 2012, 08:35 PM)
QUOTE (kalki @ Feb 22 2012, 11:24 AM)
That you mention that it has anything to do with gender is ridiculous.
It has very much to do with gender. If a guy is an authority like a guru, or sannyasa, or just "learned", everyone says "oh, he is so nice, he knows so much". But if someone with another gender knows and says something, then the only thing you get is - quiet down, stop speaking, you don't know anything, why do you say that.
What can I say Prisni, except that i disagree with you strongly. My objection to your statement about mods not deserving any back talk from members, and that I am similar to a dumb american, and any other thing like my use of my own language is incorrect and irrelevant since communication is a broad field an words can be used by the user with demand that they are understood regardless of the native uses of the words are all objections I had to you which had nothing to do with gender at all.
It is definitively a gender thing, you are only not aware of it.
Sounds like complete poppycock. What can I say to you if you say this. Shall I also return the remark and say you are not aware? Then you will say, "no you..." and I will say "no you..." It will go on forever. You had returned my statements without much answer before saying that you could say the same to me. So it sounds like the only answer I should give back to you to follow your trend. But frankly, I would like to offer you a better response. If you wish to illustrate which of my remarks have to do with gender bias then it would be a welcome help to me so that i can remove it from my system. If your only goal in bringing this point up is to fight, then I don't consider it productive. If you are still suffering from gender war syndrome even when it doesn't exist then I would have to say that this sort of thing is harmful to yourself and others around.
Perhaps you would like to illustrate by some example how not to start gender imbalance conversations? Could you start a thread for it so that myself and any men can learn? Should I start one for you? But then you will say that was also some male pushiness I suppose. I think I will start one and then wait for you to post content. I will also do my bit to post some content which strikes at balancing gender rather than trying to attack either side.
You are just trying to assert with your male ruling tactic, male logic and way of thinking, and darn what it must be frustrating when you don't have ultimate authority of this board.
And of course, you will argue back on this, since as a male, you are the authority....
..... in your mind.
Again, please like any discussion so that it does not degrade into some type of useless finger pointing, cite some examples so that I can see your wisdom. I will argue back but it has nothing to do with being male. It isn't frustrating having no control over the board. Did you notice when the offer came up that i did not write to all the mods that I want supreme control? Can you give me any credit for that at all? But who did come forward quicker were you and Brainiac. So does it mean that you both are power freaks? By your logic here, it would mean so. I just take it that you were favored by the previous crew and that is how it happened. I also expressed willingness to help out to Kali but he nixed me by that I don't have enough time, though it doesn't seem to be that i am here less than other mods these days. In any case, I am happy to voice my opinion but not happy when others try to crush my opinion. I just want to see that GR can become a place where everyone is respected and not trashed by control of a few. Why would you object to that wish and not automatically resonate with that wish? This is what I want and would vote for. So you can have control it is okay with me but if I see something i don't like , I will speak out. Sorry if that is hard for you. It goes with the territory of your responsibility. I am not knocking you for just anything but for general principles of equanimity that I see are being desecrated. Sure that is my own opinion, and that is what the forum is for...endless discussion until truth is found or peace or something.
It seems that your conception about authority is different than mine. You mentioned previously not being clear and I tried to address those things and I found that you did not like my responses and tried to pick a fight with me. I thought it was going to all end, but here it goes again. I will try my best to answer you with an even mind and not perpetuate but I won't stop responding if I see that you are trying to pick on me. That much I can promise.