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Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it sexism?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her attitude directed towards the police dogs? Other biologicals that work for the police?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 07:21 pm:

is it sexism? yessish

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 07:42 pm:

Is her attitude directed towards the police dogs? no Other biologicals that work for the police? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not co-workers, superiors? Prison guards? Some other gubmint employee what does similar-but-different stuff? Private security guards? Sheriffs? Police in a different jurisdiction? Barristers? Judges? Solicitors? Military types? Federal employees? Arrestees?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:58 am:

Not co-workers, superiors? Prison guards? Some other gubmint employee what does similar-but-different stuff? Private security guards? Sheriffs? Police in a different jurisdiction? Barristers? Judges? Solicitors? Military types? Federal employees? Arrestees? none of those
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 1:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her non-PC belief revolve around...

Treatment of co-workers? this is closest on reflection this answer should have been a definite no, although it was still the closest answer of the options given
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 2:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Treatment of a particular group of people? The people she's "protecting and serving"? Just one gender in particular? A particular sexual orientation? Is she using a gender-specific term considered non-PC (broad, chick, fag, poof etc.)?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 02:33 pm:

Treatment of a particular group of people? yes The people she's "protecting and serving"? no Just one gender in particular? yes A particular sexual orientation? no Is she using a gender-specific term considered non-PC yes (broad, chick, fag, poof etc.)? but nothing like your examples
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Treatment of a particular group of people? yes sorry, that should be no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she use it for men/males only? For women/females?

Something like "Babe"?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 07:34 pm:

Does she use it for men/males only? no For women/females? yope

Something like "Babe"? nothing like that
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A subset of females? Is it a derogatory term per se--that is, would it be likely to offend even if one wasn't PC?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 7:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 12:25 am:

A subset of females? getting closer Is it a derogatory term per se-- No that is, would it be likely to offend even if one wasn't PC? on the face of it, it's not offensive at all, but some people do actually find it to be so
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she supposed to call them "police women" and insisted on "policemen"?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 01:45 pm:

was she supposed to call them "police women" and insisted on "policemen"? no or yope - you are so close - explore!
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she using a masculine term to refer to ladies? like calling them sir? or a feminine term to refer to men?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she supposed to call them Police constables, and insisted on "policewomen"?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 4:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with Barbara on this one--the basic idea being the use of a gender-specific term rather than a gender-neutral one, or even using "ladies" rather than "women"...
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

was she using a masculine term to refer to ladies? no like calling them sir? no or a feminine term to refer to men? no

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 03:16 pm:

Was she supposed to call them Police constables, and insisted on "policewomen"? YES - I think this is close enough for a

********** SPOILER ***********

We were talking to a local police officer who had fought for the right to be called WPC (Woman Police Constable) rather than the gender-neutral PC.
(This is where a bit of confusion in the answers came in - she was only referring to herself. The relevance of the co-workers is how they treated HER, not how she treated THEM)

So in a nutshell, this PC was not PC but WPC which is not PC. Geddit??
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did she refer to her male colleagues as Male Police Constables?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Probably not - it's also unlikely that she would have said male surgeon, male plumber, male priest etc.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And even less likely to say male soldier.

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