[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 18:34:45 UTC 2016


Didn't George Carlin say that women are crazy but men are stupid?
On Mar 20, 2016 2:17 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =E2=80=9Ccrazy =
> bitch=E2=80=9D?=20
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> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how men act =
> as a way to blame them for the breakup.
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> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> > On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of "hysterical", a =
> word
> > with a firm gender bias.
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> > Second, there is this:
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> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.h=
> tml
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> > DanG
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> > On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> >> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
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> >> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive blasting =
> of
> >> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter:
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> >> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would think =
> is a
> >> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to women =
> that
> >> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in =
> society.
> >> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific =
> connotation."
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> >> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =
> crazy.
> >> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive words =
> in
> >> English.  Now this.
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> >> Elucidation, please.
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> >> JL
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