[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 18:58:19 UTC 2016


https://youtu.be/VCGMInJ7jYE

Don't know where it's from
On Mar 20, 2016 2:43 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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> I didn=E2=80=99t see that prevalent in a few Google searches I tried. =
> Perhaps =E2=80=9Casshole=E2=80=9D. BB
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> > On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:34, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > 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> =
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> >> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =3DE2=3D80=3D9Ccrazy =
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> >> bitch=3DE2=3D80=3D9D?=3D20
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> >> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how men =
> act =3D
> >> 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", =
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> >> 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=
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> >>> DanG
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> >>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =3D
> >> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
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> >>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
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> >>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive =
> blasting =3D
> >> 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 =3D
> >> is a
> >>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to =
> women =3D
> >> that
> >>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in =
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> >> society.
> >>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific =3D
> >> connotation."
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> >>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =3D
> >> crazy.
> >>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive =
> words =3D
> >> in
> >>>> English.  Now this.
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> >>>> Elucidation, please.
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> >>>> JL
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