bardgal, on 18 May 2012 - 06:53 PM, said:
Calling a perfect stranger "pooh bear" is condescending, sexist, and offensive.
bardgal, on 18 May 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:
Don't ever call me pooh bear. It's offensive. It makes you a condescending ahole. Instead of never taking responsibility for something you actually did, you could man up and apologize.
Calling you "pooh bear" isn't sexist. I've said it to other men, more times than I can count. It's a Disney character. It was a reference to my argument that you're being overly-sensitive, which you confirm, by the way, by calling it not just sexist (which is absurd), but also offensive and condescending, all in the same sentence. Other than a very few extremely egregious examples (such as racial slurs), words are words: they only have the power to offend you if you willfully give them that power over you. I do not, so feel free to call me a "condescending ahole" all you wish. I give words zero power over my emotions.
But, with that said, I apologize for offending you.
Can we be done now? Please and thank you?
Edited by J.S. Crews, 18 May 2012 - 07:38 PM.