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2011-10-09 Sisterhood 7: The Patriarchy
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Ronald



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratanx wrote:
Why is "dress code" under the work one? Last time I checked dress codes applies both to men and women.


Please see Panel 11.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merest wrote:
Miss Magenta wrote:
astrocitizen wrote:
Since we've addressed your signature bar, I'd like to ask who those last few people are right of Tat and his pets?


The Tat fanboy, a previously seen member of the sisterhood, Amber of the Call me arc, and the nurse from the heartbreaker arc.


Amber and the nurse are awfully obscure. Perhaps you could draw a, er, Highlander-style duel between them at some point, and include this new character in one of their places.


Last month the Sisterhood was obscure. You never know...

For all we know, seeing Miss Magenta's line o' characters is what reminded Tat, theoretically omnipresent, of the Sisterhood in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratanx wrote:
Why is "dress code" under the work one? Last time I checked dress codes applies both to men and women.


female "dress code" can go two ways - women can be forced into "feminine" attire (i.e., must wear skirts or uniforms that emphasize their sex) or "male" attire (must wear jackets/suits or otherwise blend in with their male colleagues, suppressing their feminitity). either way, they are limiting a women's freedom to express herself with her clothes, or even just wear clothing she's comfortable in.

as for the men - face it, the main way guys express themselves with their clothes is via the designs on teeshirts and/or how long they think a piece of clothing can go before it needs to be laundered. who wants to deal with that in the office?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn it mouse, I NEED to be able to wear my kilt in the workplace. Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, check your workplace dress code - as long as you wear it with a jacket and tie, you may be ok.

i wonder how many workplaces specify that men must wear pants.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In theory, there's a dress code, but I'm not sure anyone actually knows what it is Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
well, check your workplace dress code - as long as you wear it with a jacket and tie, you may be ok.

i wonder how many workplaces specify that men must wear pants.


Actually, I work in an office that would be considered business casual. Most people, men and women, wear pants. In fact, I can't remember the last time one of the women wore a dress to work.

As far as a rule dictating men must wear pants, it's not in there. But I'd assume quite a few people would raise a heckle if a man showed up in a dress.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as i'm sure any true scotsman will be quick to tell you, a kilt is _not_ a dress.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be averse to wearing a dress, but it doesn't seem like a very practical garment to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i find them cooler than pants or even shorts in hot weather - but other than that, yeah, not real practical.

hence: the evilness of the dress code!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I wouldn't be averse to wearing a dress, but it doesn't seem like a very practical garment to me.


It was more practical when people commonly spent spent their lives working in fields with crops and livestock or traveling on foot. Then if you had to pee, a woman could just squat and piss without exposing her hoohoo to anyone who might be watching.

Now skirts are just for channeling drafts of cold air up your legs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My work place which I won't mention the name of because I'm not currently representing it has the BEST dress code ever. Two rules: It can't be something that will get you arrested for indecent exposure in a public place and it can't be something that is so offensive to other people that they're willing to bitch about it to HR.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneponytoruleall wrote:

It was more practical when people commonly spent spent their lives working in fields with crops and livestock or traveling on foot.

Some women assure me that hasn't changed, by insisting all man are pigs.

Woman #23 (yes I give them numbers no names!): All men are pigs!
Me: All man are squigley?
Woman #23: What?
Me: Wear a dress..
Woman #23: chauvinistic pig!
Me: but it's piratical when working with livestock.
Woman #23: You're an uneducated buffoon!
Me: Would you like to have wild sex with me?
Man #23: YES!
Me: Wait where did the woman go?
Man #23: too late now...I like your dress
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Motorcycle wrote:
What happened? Why did Tat suddenly decide to indulge in self hatred & get all preachy? The comic used to be funny. Now I feel like I'm on a man hater's site & bein sermoned.


P.S. The Matrix-esque of it just comes off heavy handed & rip offish.

It's all tongue-in-cheek humor. The beliefs of any extremist are going to be full of flaws.

Panel 5 -- it's sexist to assume "sit on my face" has anything to do with men at all.

Also, did you laugh at all the strips where men were the resistance and the women were Nazi-like totalitarian dictators?

This is pretty much the opposite of that.

Except this isn't the same kind of satire.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Motorcycle wrote:
What happened? Why did Tat suddenly decide to indulge in self hatred & get all preachy? The comic used to be funny. Now I feel like I'm on a man hater's site & bein sermoned.


P.S. The Matrix-esque of it just comes off heavy handed & rip offish.

It's all tongue-in-cheek humor. The beliefs of any extremist are going to be full of flaws.

Panel 5 -- it's sexist to assume "sit on my face" has anything to do with men at all.

Oh... Dude, it's not that simple. Of course it has a lot to do with men. No proper feminist denies that men are suffering from the patriarchal social system and the predetermined roles. Sure, women are the bigger victims but men are victims as well.

Hint: "boys don't cry", "girls are weird", etc.
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