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Jul 15 tired and true commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment.
A further complaint after Pag's offered Dylan the job back and instituted sensitivity training is thoroughly out of line. They made a mistake and are making every effort to make good on it. Additionally, their initial response seems reasonable to me. They effectively gave her permission to avoid doing her job for a bit because this guy made her uncomfortable. "Get away from him and get somebody else to handle him," is a good way to resolve the situation such that she can be comfortable at her place of work, and this dude can keep giving the business money (which ostensibly is a thing both this dude and the business want to have happen).

The customer clearly fucked up here though. Maybe he was innocently using "man" in a non-gendered sense, maybe he wasn't. It doesn't really matter. If you make somebody feel shitty about who they are - even if it's on accident - you should probably apologize. It's not they hard to say "Oh shit I didn't mean it like that, sorry," or even, "Oh my bad. Sorry." It's going to make the other person feel a ton better, and costs you nothing. Did Dylan make a mistake by demanding an apology? Maybe, but that's not the point. The whole thing could have been sidestepped if this guy made a choice to give a shit about a fellow human being.
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May 31, 2013 tired and true commented on Lindy West vs. Jim Norton: Are Rape Jokes Okay?.
Jim lost any credibility he might have had when he ended with the "Lindy and I should make out" line.

Jesus fucking christ.
Apr 29, 2013 tired and true commented on Your Eyes Are Not Google Glass.
"The trouble is that unlike technology, your body isn’t something you “interface” with in the first place. You’re not a little homunculus “in” your body, “driving” it around, looking out Terminator-style “through” your eyes."

Huh. Apparently my experience differs significantly from John's. It seems to me that the widespread persistence of schools of thought that insist on a mind/body (or soul/body) dichotomy indicates I am not alone.
Mar 19, 2013 tired and true commented on Lunchtime Quickie: Let's Play Who's The Bigger Assh*le.
The guys abusing their authority are always the bigger assholes.

That said, other people can be giant assholes as well.
Feb 25, 2013 tired and true commented on Will You Pay $4 a Week to Read the Seattle Times Website?.
I believe the only correct answer is "BAHAHAHAHAHA! Good joke, Seattle Times. Good joke."
Feb 6, 2013 tired and true commented on Why Do Republicans Hate Young People? And Poor People? (And Working People in General?).
Republicans hate young, poor, working people because they are old, rich, and don't work. Classic fear of the other. These fucktards just have enough power to enact their hate and fear into policy.
Feb 3, 2013 tired and true commented on I Just Googled "Guacamole Secrets".
I was unaware that there were other ways to cut an avocado. What the hell are you people doing, just lopping off pieces willy nilly? Trying to peel it first?
Jan 29, 2013 tired and true commented on If Charter Schools Were Really About Flexibility in the Classroom, Charter School Advocates Would Back Garfield MAP Test Rebels.
It seems to me that intentionally driving public schools into the ground so they can have an excuse to privatize them is fully consistent. Assuming that they have a conscience and underestimating their malice is an easy mistake to make.
Jan 28, 2013 tired and true commented on How Do You Pronounce the Word "Homage"?.
Frechy, duh. I blame Canada as per usual.
Jan 23, 2013 tired and true commented on Songs About Being Sick.
"UTI" - TacocaT

It's a more SPECIFIC illness than the others on the list, but that doesn't mean it doesn't count.
 

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