Message from discussion The Elephant In This Room
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From: dsi1 <ds...@eternal-september.invalid>
Subject: Re: The Elephant In This Room
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:50:51 -1000
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On 10/10/2012 2:26 PM, Fadosolrï¿½lamisi wrote:
> Le mercredi 10 octobre 2012 12:03:34 UTC-7, Alphonsus Jr. a ï¿½crit :
>> Something about this group disturbs me. It disturbs me a great deal. We all know what it is. But we sweep it under the rug.
>> I'm talking about sexism. Sexism in this very group. Where are the women??? I mean, is it acceptable to have only one woman (thomas) in the discussion? What about inclusivity? What about equality? What about the Other? Are we so frightened of the Other that we need to wage war against her? What's happened to us?
> The problems with elephants is that they can blind you ... if you know the parable you'll understand that they are hard to describe!
Being in a room with an elephant totally sucks. I had a bad experience
when the elephant in the room went nuts at a circus. I found out that in
times like that, my spidey sense kicks in and I won't bother hanging
around to see "what develops" or if the situation improves. Heading out
the door at the first sign of trouble is one of my best traits.