Ok I just watched it again. Ian is right. Community is sexist. I’m calling Gloria Alred.
Hmmm…..were they implying that? I didn’t catch that. I’m pretty sensitive to that stuff. But only when I’m PMSing. And I’m pretty. Full stop.
Wait a second. Gabe did you have to dial 911? I hope you’re okay.
Abed is a monster!
R2, I couldn’t agree w/ you more. I say this knowing w/ 88% certainty that we are of differing political parties. I wish schools taught Critical Thinking Skills in civics. I also wish schools taught civics.
I was disappointed in a lot of the results last night and wondered aloud, sincerely, if maybe now people might be ready for some bipartisanship-less discourse and a friend (my BEST ONE!) told me to ‘fuck off’ because ‘now is not the time.’ I don’t care. I still think people out there are interested in the same things I am: living in the U.S. and not being a jerk about it.
I’m not sure facetaco is a lazy person just for having an opinion about the lack of John Stewart’s credentials. He’s a comedian.
facetaco, you have my support on this, for what it’s worth. which i realize is… not that much.
I’ve enjoyed this back-and-forth. You’re funny and bright and I appreciate you as a member of the monster community. I crafted my comments in carefully, hoping you wouldn’t feel personally attacked. It seems I have failed:
“[b]ut okay, you really insist on calling me sexist?”
I avoided calling you a sexist and opted instead to call your comment sexist. I’m embarrassed to admit but I selected passive phrases like “KIND OF disappointed” and “A LITTLE sexist” in an effort to minimize my irritation. I didn’t want to come off like an irate crusader. I’m sorry if you felt attacked and I apologize.
as for this: “I never said I don’t care.”
I know. Which is why I used the parenthetical “essentially.” You responded that your comment was appropriate because it’s just “the internet in general, and a snarky pop culture blog in particular.” Defending your words was “unnecessary” but you acquiesced and told me I needed to “RELAX.” This was flippant and it seemed you wanted to be perceived as not caring.
I do agree with one of your points. You are 100% right about not mentioning gender in the comment: “Sex And The City 2? That’s what that is?! I saw the picture on the cover and just assumed it was Old Dogs.” There is ZERO mention of gender in that comment. But you didn’t really even have to mention it did you? The picture you refer to is OF FOUR WOMEN. Gender is implied.
As for this:
In fact, there WAS a movie called Old Dogs…men…same age…consider that to be sexist?
I’m aware of this movie. I brought it up 2 days ago in this very thread. And, yes, I do consider the movie Old Dogs, sexist.
Or do you think this reasoning of yours only applies to women?
I don’t. No.
that is saying..a standard that applies to one…doesn’t…to the other…the definition of sexism.
It’s actually NOT sexist to apply one standard for men, and another for women. Weird right? I know! There are plenty of un-sexist examples of standards for men being different than for women. For instance, the army has different fitness requirements for men and women. But I think I know what you’re trying to say.
Is it sexist to call someone old, no matter what their gender is?
I don’t think so, no. Some people are old and describing them that way is simply fact. I get the feeling that you so too which means we agree. Context plays an important role in my consideration because I try really hard to be rational and fair.
At what point does reference to someone’s age begin to have anything to do with their sex?
Again it would depend on the context.
Is the movie Grumpy Old Men sexist against men?
Or are you just a little off target with this whole thing?
Not even a little bit. Not at all.
Believe it or not dismissing an actress’s performance because of her age IS sexist. As I said earlier sexism is any attitude that promotes stereotypes of social roles based on gender. One stereotype, a stereotype you are perpetuating, is that the younger a woman is, the better.
Also this: “That unnecessary defense having been made…RELAX”
I mean I get that…it’s the easiest, fastest way to debate a point on the Internet. It makes *me* look like I’m an uptight, reactionary zealot. Meanwhile, you come off like the cool, disaffected one. Very ‘chill.’ It’s an especially effective tactic to employ when you have a weak defense.
And make no mistake your defense IS weak. Your reasoning: “I wasn’t discriminating based on gender I was being discriminating based on AGE. Besides *shrug* it’s just the dumb Internet whatevs” lacks credibility. Not to mention being kind of insulting to Gabe. It’s easy justify posting shallow comments on a “snarky pop culture blog” but Gabe routinely writes about homophobia, racism, bigotry and a host of social ills.
But here’s the thing, if you REALLY didn’t care you wouldn’t have responded. Saying, (essentially), I don’t care only shows how much you do.
It’s like that ex boyfriend/girlfriend who calls you to tell you that he’s never going to call again. There is no old saying that goes, “if something is unnecessary to defend, you should DEFINITELY defend it.”
*lest you think I’m entirely humorless, telling me to ‘RELAX,’ in all caps like that, did make me LOL
But then I read this one and it made me . Calling her a whore? Really? Yuck! What am I going to do with you Starman!?
Starman this made me LOL! You’re right. Facts are facts. And the facts are these: from certain angles, girlfriend’s face DOES have a certain equine quality. And I think everyone is as bored as you are when someone mentions it anymore. I’m like, “So? And?” I’m so happy we agree.
You’re proposing that discrediting an actresses work by calling her ugly is not sexist? You’re telling me there’s nothing sexist about dismissing an actresses performance because of her age?
I will take you at your word and believe that this is a new definition you haven’t been exposed to and I will explain that sexism is any attitude that promotes stereotypes of social roles based on gender. For example, determining a woman’s worth based on how attractive/youthful she is.
I can see how the DVD cover of Sex And the City 2 could conjure up the cover of Wild Hogs (the movie staring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy). Instead, the comment pointedly compares the cover to OLD DOGS (staring John Travolta and Robin Williams).
Let’s assume the commenter confused the movies (they DO seem like the same movie). I’m still uncomfortable calling women Wild Hogs. It seems so….porn-ish and derogatory.
I’m not saying it’s wrong to discuss someone’s looks. I like having those discussions.There’s so much to hate about Sex and the City. Let’s not be shallow and write it off based on looks.
I *really* can’t stand the Sex and the City phenomenon. It’s unhealthy, exploitative, and dim-witted. So I was kind of disappointed to find the first comment on this post a little sexist.
I half agree. But then when I really think about it, everything people believe in, even science*, seems absurd. The things people tell themselves to get through an HOUR, are pretty remarkable. (* using this word in this way as a person who places a LOT of trust in science).
No matter how I respond to this, you just won’t get it will you? Good luck in life. I mean this sincerely.
It reminded me of that scene from ‘Band of Outsiders.’ A movie i didn’t like. I only rented it because I wanted to see the Quintin Tarantino connection. The teenage dancing scene was the only thing i liked.
Congratulations Patrick! You are TBS Very Punny.
Congradulations Patrick! You are TBS Very Punny.
If this is getting downvoted because I’m complaining the Liza joke from SNL – - don’t look at me. Gabe brought it up. But if I’m getting thumbs downs because of the “(h)alf of my…” line, then that that’s cool. I’m fine with that. Like most of the stuff I say, it was out out of line AND unnecessary.
Maybe I should be leaving this comment on the SNL post but in the words of Bonanza City’s BEST mayor, 9-year-old pageant contestant, Taylor DePriest, “DEAL WITH IT!” Come to think of it I don’t know why I’m not writing this on over there since scavenging 4-day-old-blog posts so I can pick fights with people *is* my hobby. But whatever. I want to talk about the Liza thing. Last week one of Amy Poehler’s Weekend Update jokes banked on the hope that there was STILL gold in the “gay dudes like Liza Minelli a LOT” mine. The mayor of Hollywood needs to outlaw that mess. And the law needs to extend to the satellite offices at Rockafeller Center. That joke is tired. (Half of my homo friends don’t know who she even IS. Sorry, “homo-y friends.” It will take a few days for me to remember that it’s an adjective. Please respect my privacy as I make this difficult transition.) Between this and Outsourced, NBC clearly demonstrates that they ain’t care about broadcasting fresh, creative programming. Not only did SNL’s Liza “joke” reinforce a dumb, broad, stereotype, but it confirms that Lorne Michaels has given up all ambition to make SNL the ivy league of the North American comedy circuit. Not that NBC should really care since enrollment is up at Greendale Community College.
Very funny idiots.