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Jul 20 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
And once again, I read @175's comment a couple of times and didn't relate it to this thread...just thought they were telling people to chill. That's how ingrained in my head "man" is, and how unrelated to anything except the usage I'm describing it is to anyone over the age of 30 or thereabouts, I would guess.
Jul 20 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
I don't think it "almost proves it." If he wasn't aware the colloquialism was the point of contention (and three days later, why would he be?), then it slipping into his speech again proves nothing. I asked a few of my older-than-24 friends, male and female, and none of them thought "man" (or "dude") had anything to do with gender when used this way.

But, of course, we're all just speculating. Armchair referees. All we have is one person's side, and an incomplete version of that as it is.
Jul 16 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
Wait, is this from the same Stranger writer who posted the story about the evil evil cop who shot the innocent helpless bank-robbing gun-wielding restaurant worker?
Jul 15 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
@145, gaslighting? Really? What I am saying is TRUE. People DO NOT mean "thanks, male person" or "hey, male person" or "oh, male person, I am so tired" or whatnot. They just don't. For me to make that simple assertion to you means that I'm some nefarious trans-hating monster? I have "dysfunction"? What the hell, man? Which I just typed automatically without thinking about its application to this topic, seriously. I'm sure you'll accuse me of something there too. Sigh.
Jul 15 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
In New Orleans, men and women of various ages call other men and women "darlin'." If I went around New Orleans demanding they stop and claiming I was being sexually harassed, that would just be ridiculous. I think asking people to wipe non-gendered "man" or "dude" from their vocabulary and insisting on applying meaning that isn't there is similarly pointless. You should expect someone to refer to you by the correct gender pronouns after correcting them, if they're a decent person. But asking that they desist from saying things that don't refer to your gender like "thanks, man" is asking too much, I think. And if you think it DOES refer to gender when used in that way, there's nothing else I can say to convince you. But I'm not making it up. Good night!
Jul 15 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
@138, I'm also saying that IF my alternate interpretation is accurate (who knows), then the harassment DIDN'T HAPPEN. A genderless "thanks, man" is not harassment. Later, responding rudely after being accosted for something you didn't do (again, IF my alternate interpretation is correct) is conceivably understandable. If someone is being unreasonable and in your face, they don't get a free pass just because they perceive harassment where none is being delivered. Again, IF. I don't see how this exchange is being elevated to the level you're elevating it to. Can you truly not see what I'm saying? That the guy could only be guilty of being short with someone who got in his face and got confrontational about something that wasn't even real? (IF.)
Jul 15 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
@138, the customer may have thought Dylan was a guy. I'm saying "thanks, man" doesn't indicate that. Not sure how I can be more clear.
Jul 15 g commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
@144, I don't think anyone is saying a trans woman is incapable. But are you saying that a trans woman is automatically assumed to be in the right?
 
 

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