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Fighting for men's rights

Postby Kay » Thu 19 Jan 2012 19:19 GMT

Here's an interesting story about a small Indian state where the usual tables are turned.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16592633

Judging by the guy they tried to interview, they have a long way to go to get equal status with the women.

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Postby Graeme » Thu 19 Jan 2012 20:28 GMT

Kay, your link just takes me to the Eastman Kodak bankruptcy page on BBC. Might be an incorrect link?
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Postby Kay » Fri 20 Jan 2012 05:50 GMT

Sorry, Graeme. I was also reading the Kodak story and then pasted the wrong link here. I've fixed it now. Thanks for pointing out my mistake, as I think people will find this story interesting.
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Postby Graeme » Fri 20 Jan 2012 14:59 GMT

Interesting story. Not sure I could handle it for too long, but on the face of it an interesting and thoughtful development especially for a country like that. Maybe other countries could benefit.......
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Postby Trev » Fri 20 Jan 2012 22:44 GMT

I feel that the last word should come from Alfred so I ask my translator to target a simple question directly at him.

"What does he think of the matrilineal system?"

There is a long and considered pause. After what seems like an eternity the silence is finally broken.

"He like," pipes up Mary, and it is time to go.


Sounds like the men need to grow a pair.
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Postby Graeme » Sat 21 Jan 2012 16:55 GMT

Thinking of 'Growing a pair,' on her 90th birthday Betty White commented on 'growing a pair' said they are too delicate and soft, she suggested instead that they 'grow a vagina, cos that thing can take a real pounding' :?

Other than that, the society sounds like it does in my house where I'm frequently told what I like or dislike......... :brickwall:
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Postby Kay » Sat 21 Jan 2012 16:59 GMT

LOL! Graeme, you sound just like Commander Vimes after he marries Lady Sybil. (Terry Pratchett, Discworld series, Night Watch books)
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Postby ruggie » Sat 21 Jan 2012 21:38 GMT

Which reminds me - how is he getting on? Still with us?
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Postby Dave » Sun 22 Jan 2012 08:03 GMT

Both Vimes and Pterry are still with us, Ruggie.

The latest Discworld novel came out last October with Vimes as the central character. It was OK, but not my favourite.

Meanwhile Pterry's campaigning very actively for Alzheimer's research and for assisted dying to be legalised.
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Postby ruggie » Tue 24 Jan 2012 09:50 GMT

I remember he was seriously into campaigning for Alzheimer's research. Since I hadn't noticed a big splash in the press, I hoped that meant he was still going strong.
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