Oops, wrong gender! Backing out of room slowly...

@dawnald (84152)
Shingle Springs, California
April 28, 2009 1:41pm CST
So do you avoid discussions that are "the other gender" type topics Men, do you avoid discussions about breastfeeding, "the curse" and the like? Ladies, do you avoid discussions heavily laces with testosterone? Or do you stroll right on in and boldly go where most people of your gender do not dare to tread?
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@sanuanu (11237)
• India
29 Apr 09
Eh! Me being male, single and unmarried and of course with no child, limits my choice of discussion. So, I can't participate on such discussion which involves anyone of I described above. Well, I can't respond on discussion which is asking me about santitory napkin or what is the best way to feed a child or soemthing like that, can I? I would be a fool if I try to do that!
@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
I suppose anybody could be a fool if they try to discuss something they don't know anything about.
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@sulynsi (2835)
• Canada
1 May 09
Uh,, I don't think ANYO|NE really wants to discuss a sanitary napkin, but your point is well taken. You may be male, single, unmarried and childless, but you ain't dumb! lol Oh, I'm pretty sure about this, but the best way to feed a child is by mouth. lol
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 09
lol
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
28 Apr 09
If I can add my two bits then I walk in. Honestly there are some of my own gender discussions that I duck and run from. Girls can be harsh. Most of the genders can learn something by at least reading the thoughts of the other gender. Like someone was asking guys if they thought size was really an issue (theirs not ours) and many ladies answered and set the fellas right.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
28 Apr 09
OMG.........what's she talking about???
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Sonic... I was yalking about BOOBIES!!! all better now? *hugs bear inspite of his tree issue*
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
28 Apr 09
*spits out termite*
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
28 Apr 09
did someone say BOOBIES?!?!?
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
28 Apr 09
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 09
wardrobe malfunction in 3.. 2... 1....
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I guess I never thought about it before. I usually avoid discussions about subjects I don't know much about. I guess that could be gender specific. I don't know much about European football, which we call soccer, but sometimes I will read the discussions just to see what is being said about it.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 09
Hey, how about if I start a discussion about European football and we make a bunch of comments about it that show we don't know anything at all about it? :-)
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I'm game.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 09
uh oh Who gets to start?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I'll try anything if I have even a glimmer of an idea what is being said. The ones I can't get in to are local politics in countries other then the US, I just don't know enough to make any comment.
@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Apr 09
very true...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Apr 09
Not really, no. It all comes down to whether I have anything of any interest to add or not. Oh, having something silly to add is just as good a reason for me to venture on in also! I'm in touch with my feminine side Dawn. I'll even talk about bra's if ya want! lol. (Or as I like to call them "over the shoulder boulder holders")
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
Lacy or silky? :-)
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
Depends..... IS it gonna be ME wearing it, or you?
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 09
Depends... You got boobies? :-)
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
29 Apr 09
I head straight on in if i think i know something about the topic .. most that i've seen, (i think, as much as i can recall) who start discussions gender based, usually have a question for each gender even if they really only one an answer from one side, they dont wanna leave the other gender out so they include them.. Did you have a discussion in mind ? lol
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 09
love the title lol
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
prob what attracted men to the discussion :P
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 09
Ya think? lol
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 09
Testosterone? What's that? I think that you are trying to get me into trouble again dawn.I can't answer as I would like to as I think that I will get nasty emails from people.What will you come up with next?
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
It was my evil twin. I wasn't even in the room. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!
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@MsTickle (25067)
• Australia
1 May 09
Good answer Dawn...can I use it too? Can I tell people it was your evil twin who did it??
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 09
Goodness, don't you have an evil twin of your own that you can use?
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
1 May 09
nop. i don't join that topic just because i don't know about it. not because it's "the other gender" topic. if i understand such as pregnancy i will participate in that topic. since i know a little bit when my wife was a pregger.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 May 09
Sounds about right...
@Humbug25 (12551)
29 Apr 09
Hi ya dawny I usually respond to whatever discussion I feel like responding to at the time. I must admit though I have avoided some discussions because they have been very sexist and derogortory about women and I can't be bothered to get into an argument with someone about it especially if it is clearly a cultural thing! Been there and done that in the real world!! There have also been some discussions some women have started about men that avoid because they just seem to be whining!! LOL
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
If it's sexist and derogatory I can just see myself getting into a firefight. Best to stay away from them...
• United States
29 Apr 09
I guess for me it depends on the topic, but mostly I try to stay out of topics that depict on men.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
Yep, depends on the topic...
@malsun (1528)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I dont close a discussion if it is about "the other gender". I might read it as I would read any other discussion I find interesting. If I have an opinion and if it could give another perspective, I do give it. Sometimes I just read the posts and move on. Sometimes if it is interesting, I let my wife read it and type in her views on the subject.
@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
Now there's a thought, I guess I could give my husband an opportunity to respond to some that I think he'd know something about when I'm clueless.
@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
29 Apr 09
oh come on, you know you wanted to say "boldly go where no woman has gone before!" lol. The way I see it, If I can respond to it, I will. Now if it says "men, blah blah blah" I might keep away or I might just say, I'm not a man but I hope you don't mind me responding... Nothing gets to me more then a person who's the opposite gender responding to a discussion of mine directed at one gender, and then doesn't even read the discussion so he or she responds to it wrong... lol, sorry about that little rant.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
Doesn't matter whether it's pointed at one gender or not, it annoys me when it's obvious from the response that somebody didn't even read the discussion.
@eztuner (451)
• United States
29 Apr 09
For me to participate in a discussion it only needs to be interesting to me, I avoid to participate with no interest. Gender never has been an obstacle in my mind, could be for the fact that I grow up with two older brothers that respect me, and I was teach to respect them.
@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
makes sense
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I'm one to stroll right on in, even if the discussion is 'heavily laced with testosterone'. lol But then again I work in a male dominated job, wildland firefighting. I was the only female with a volunteer fire dept for 9 years, and I was the only female at the forestry station I've worked at the past 3 years. So, basically, I am just one of the guys.
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
but with boobies (sorry).... Seriously, if you have something intelligent to say about it, why not?
@riyasam (16571)
• India
29 Apr 09
hi dawn,i do go around and read the other gender discussions but i dont give any input but if the membere are in my freinds list,i do put in a funny comment,as i am quite sure they wont mind it!!
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
I sometimes do that too...
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I tend to avoid discussions I can't really relate to period no matter what gender. For instance I come across a lot of "female" ones about terrible periods, hot flashes, night sweats from menopause...well can't relate to any of that even though I is a gurl...LOL. I've "forgotten" what it was like to have my periods, but they were never horrendous, and haven't had any menopausal symptoms despite my age
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@dawnald (84152)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
lucky lucky and lucky!!!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
15 May 09
I"m willing to talk about whatever, so if I have experience with something, an interest in it, I'll likely dive right in. I have not usually had to explain anything flat out like 'I'm a woman' because people can figure it out by what I say or how I say it. Also, my user name includes the word 'mommy' and what GUY is going to choose a user name with a woman's title? LOL! If I were to do that, I guess it would say daddyboo.