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Sexist and childish posts!!!

Old 20th Jun 2001, 21:25
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I am an airline pilot [male] who occasionally reads the other Prune pages. Why are the military pages often so very immature and childish? They are usually very sexist and and at times racist. If you doubt me, read the present "Woman" page. In the year 2001 these entries are disgraceful! I know they are meant to be funny but they are insulting, and, in the cases where names are mentioned, in my view illegal. Senior military officiers or Capt. Prune must do something to stop this rubbish!
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 21:32
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Go away, you pc plonker
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 21:44
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If you don't like it don't read it. No one is forcing you to read the mil pages. If you look at the number of threads the mil forum has you will see how popular it is - so maybe childish, as you put it, is what people want.
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 22:05
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As these are anonymous forums the origins of the contributions may be opposite to what may be apparent. In fact the press may use it, or the unscrupulous, to elicit certain reactions.
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 22:15
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...plus the fact that about 50% of the posters here are as close to being aircrew as I am to being a brain surgeon.
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 22:21
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Ah! God bless the military sense of humour! If it weren't for it, life would be quite dull! (Mil senior officer, GSOH!)
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 22:32
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If it wasn't for the military's childish sense of humour things would have ground to a halt years ago.
Morale is low enough at times as it is and if we can't find ways of making light of the situations we find ourselves in we may as well pack up and go home.
What works in civvy street don't work here!!
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 22:33
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Britannia66 most of this stuff is called banter (playful good humoured teasing). Part of mil life.

For my part if I EVER saw discrimination/sexism/racism in work I would see it reported and stopped and I am sure 99.999% of those who post on this site would agree. However if some like to go home and continue bantering in cyberspace in a more risque style; so be it.

The military culture and attitude has been around for a great many years and long may it continue. If you find things offensive, as is mentioned - nobody forces you to read this stuff. Moderation has been discussed here at length before, and if anything is too OTT I'm sure it would be removed.

And having searched your earlier posts, what did you like about the Britannia Uniform?
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 23:20
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Britannia, not sure whether to laugh or be affronted at your patronising post. I have read the women post and think the fairer sex are more than holding their own.

Still nothing like protecting those who didn't know they needed it, just to make you feel good


Way I heard it pilot and growed up are mutually exclusive terms


 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 23:28
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Britannia66 - I have to sympathise with you. As you rightly state, regrettably there are many very childish posts here from some sources. However, if you manage to avoid some of the more puerile, you will find much of interest, I hope. You are lucky enought to work with people who are required to treat your customers with courtesy; some military pilots have to work with uncouth layabouts who would never, ever be permitted work in your company.

As for sexism, some of the innuendo and double-entendres acceptable to people in the military might be considered as harassment in civilian company. Hope that you are not too offended - and my apologies for the crude remarks made by some following your initial post.
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 23:30
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Velvet, "the fairer sex"! Now who's being patronising?

Or did you mean us chaps?
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 00:03
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No fobs, she meant me

I thank Britannia, BEags and Velvet for their input. I truly have no idea who/what bbb is or what he/she/it is trying to achieve. Don't think he/she/it is impressing too many people though judging by my e-mail inbox.

BEags and I have crossed swords in the past but are big enough to have come to an amicable middle ground. Meeting face to face also helps and I will endeavour to try to make it to the Christmas Bash.

Is that enough to get me an Oscar ...

Let the banter commence ...

 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 00:13
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BEagle

What is your major malfunction?
If myself and others need to apologise I'm sure we can do it ourselves.
I mean lighten up man- Britannia66 is probably baiting us out of boredom or something.
And what`s this about uncouth layabouts- who exactly? Are you trying to kiss his arse?

If Britannia66 is serious he is the type of dangerous individual who can damage our name with slanderous accusations through mis-interpretation. We should be very proud of our stance on sexism and racism- zero tolerance, this zero tolerance though should, and does not affect our freedom to speak or as greenie says, make light of situations.

The best we can do is to ignore britannia66. As for crude remarks- "go away", yes I think I'll stand by that one.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:09
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I tend to agree with the above. Beags, Life is too serious at work, we on occasion have crossed swords in sort of a "father, wayward contraire son" way, but I have always respected your point of view in that you were probably right but I'm not giving you the satisfaction.
This post must be a wind up or from a "retentive" in normal circumstances I would have ignored it, but your apology in the fact of the immature, or non-pc posts has annoyed me. I make no apologies for any of my immature or puerile posts. I come here for a number of reasons not least of which is to communicate in an unrestricted environment.
As for Brit bloke, live life, enjoy it, and keep your civvy opinions where they will be appreciated.

Regards N Genfire
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:19
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Hold on guys

Who said Beags was apologising?

I'm proud to be lazy and uncouth and have been kept away from polite company for years on those very grounds. Hence the need to explain to the uninitiated that the world within the protection of our brave and noble Armed Forces is so, due to the uncouth input of those with robust sensibilities.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:27
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bbb?

What did I do?
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:40
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Brit66, It was a "professional" airline pilot (male) who introduced me to the terms "Trolley Dolley, Wagon Dragon, Tart with a Cart and Galley Trash"
All the girls I fly with give as good as they get (oooooh matron!) and enjoy all the banter, and that's not just us blokes telling them they do. Obviously our "airline" is closer knit than yours as we are very good at self policing and knowing how far we can go with one another.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:44
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britannia66
Tell me - if you find the banter etc all sexist and racist - why do you need to define yourself as ' ... airline pilot (male) ...? Surely stressing the male gender reinforces differences.
Methinks you to are inhertently sexist too.
Viva la difference!(But please don't tell my partner).
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 07:48
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Childish? Uncouth? Puerile?

Poo, arse, fart, bollocks!
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 08:52
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Yeah, knob off strawberry mivvy. Easy solution- press back page to www.losercivvycanthackit/realworld/billynomateses.com.

Did you per chance fail flying grading for the mil? Or are you just taking the p!55? Either way my elloquent prose might well be condoned. TART!
 

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