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Sturgeon's law and the battle of the sexes
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One thing that I swear I will never understand is the whole battle of the sexes thing. I see people saying "boys suck", or "girls suck" (actually, mostly it's just "boys suck" for some reason; I probably just hang around too many gay men or something). But anyway, I see people saying things like that, and I just don't understand it. It's not that I disagree with them, it's just that they're missing the point. Certainly, 90% of boys do suck. This is because 90% of everything sucks. Including 90% of girls. Yet again, sturgeon's law saves the day. To me, it just seems ludicrously over-specific. It's something like saying "all women have heads". Well yes they do, but it's hardly a trait that's unique to women.

I propose that the battle of the sexes be declared a stalemate.

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I propose that the battle of the sexes be declared a stalemate.
*cheers enthusiastically* I'll go with that.

Had a friend who was going through troubles with his girlfriend and complaining to me, I really don't understand how you can be attracted to women! Women are impossible! and so forth. I assumed he was going to say something sexist about women being all irrational and expecting partners to be mindreaders or something. But it turned out that he just went on into general rant about the difficulties of student relationships with no reference to gender at all. Weird.

Heh - when I meet up with my lesbian friend, when we are ranting about men in general, we say "Men!" and when we are ranting about women in general, we say "Women!" - so actually we both think nearly everyone suck no matter the gender but "People!" doesn't work as well ;) (Especially if said in BSL...)

But yeah that idea of the battle of the sexes being declared a slatemate is excellent - I'll go for that ;)

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