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    I just wanted to throw this out here as I'm conflicted and wondered what other people thought.

    There is a page on Facebook/Instagram called "You Look Like a Man" that is dedicated to highlighting the shitty comments that some men make on pictures of women lifters/gym goers. Everything from patronising advice to crude comments on their anatomy. I think this is a Good Thing that they are called out on it.

    However, there was a recent episode where a guy made some very vulgar comments on some women online, and the admin of YLLAM contacted his employer and it looks like he will lose his job over it. He also has two young daughters.

    My thoughts, in no particular order:

    • He shouldn't have made those comments
    • Everybody makes stupid comments in their social life that they wouldn't want their employer to know about
    • His daughters could suffer now, because of him being reported
    • I can understand women being sick of this shit
    • Free speech doesn't just cover polite speech
    • Speech can have consequences


    Just genuinely interested to here other people's (and particularly women lifters') opinions.

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    Doesn't sound very interesting. But go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadders View Post
    I just wanted to throw this out here as I'm conflicted and wondered what other people thought.

    There is a page on Facebook/Instagram called "You Look Like a Man" that is dedicated to highlighting the shitty comments that some men make on pictures of women lifters/gym goers. Everything from patronising advice to crude comments on their anatomy. I think this is a Good Thing that they are called out on it.

    However, there was a recent episode where a guy made some very vulgar comments on some women online, and the admin of YLLAM contacted his employer and it looks like he will lose his job over it. He also has two young daughters.

    My thoughts, in no particular order:

    • He shouldn't have made those comments
    • Everybody makes stupid comments in their social life that they wouldn't want their employer to know about
    • His daughters could suffer now, because of him being reported
    • I can understand women being sick of this shit
    • Free speech doesn't just cover polite speech
    • Speech can have consequences


    Just genuinely interested to here other people's (and particularly women lifters') opinions.
    If he hasn't done anything illegal or whilst representing his employer, whilst unpleasant it is none of their business.

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    Do you people actually say "whilst," or do you just type it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Do you people actually say "whilst," or do you just type it?
    Yes we do say it.

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    It's a very silly word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's a very silly word.
    I know, we have lots of them.

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    Depends on where you live. In an at will state one can fire employees for any reason, save those that are federally protected. If the guy writes offensive stuff and the bossís wife thinks heís a jackass, he can fire him. Has zero to do with free speech, no one arrested him. People that want to post offensive stuff should consider being self employed or at the very least use a fake name. Though personally, I could care less what people want to say on the internet.

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    I think itís typically effeminate men that say shit like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's a very silly word.
    For an example from your neck of the woods: its like the Texas version of "ain't" (different meaning)

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