jlfforalways
jlfforalways
10/19/15
1:59 PM
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Well, I’m responding to a pretty specific accusation, which is that the older posters are getting some kind of favoritism (?) being treated differently (?) Read more

10/19/15
1:50 PM
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No, I said I don’t believe that favoritism is real. Pile-ons were not part of any conversation until just now. I’m sure pile-ons are real because one happened to me once, out of nowhere with no actual reason. I’ve been reminded that a few posters in the past may have gotten some favoritism, and I’m not entirely clear Read more

10/19/15
1:47 PM
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No. Gaslighting requires a relationship first to be real, one of longstanding and misplaced trust. But, thanks for that petty nonsense.
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10/19/15
1:42 PM
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Thank you for stooping to being insulting. That’s certainly not about my love of drama. It’s also a rule breaker.

10/19/15
1:41 PM
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I didn’t respond to MM’s comment at all. Are you commenting to someone else? What I responded to was Story’s comment that some are favorited more than others, and I’m dubious that that is true. Also, men and women are equally capable of drama for drama’s sake, don’t you think?

10/19/15
1:39 PM
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Okay, then, please enlighten me. Because the entire thing isn’t clear. Are we saying people who post here often and have for a long time get perks? Because I haven’t really seen anyone get perks. As TamTams pointed out, I may have missed it. Ubertrout from awhile back was an example, and that’s true. I never saw any Read more

10/19/15
1:35 PM
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I see that Ubertrout is an example, and you’re right there. I really didn’t post all the regularly when he posted here or even read his posts, tbh. But, if it’s something happening on the regular, shouldn’t it be slightly more obvious?

10/19/15
1:34 PM
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Except that I have never led a pile-on in the entire time I’ve been here. I defended Chritter. But, that’s not really “leading” a pile-on. No “pile-on” happened there either. Let’s not make things up to strengthen arguments.

10/19/15
1:32 PM
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Are we saying then that this is a favoritism issue among mods? If that’s so, I have to admit I have no idea. I have no knowledge to criticize the mods about that. In that case, IF that’s the case, I retract my statement.
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10/19/15
12:34 PM
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I don’t think that exists at all, except in the minds of some who like drama and trouble.

10/19/15
12:34 PM
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Your comments never bothered me at all, but I can understand why some might feel this way. That said, I’m really impressed by your apology and your kindness. As always, really. :) Keep posting away! You’re one of my favorite posters, and I love your insights and ideas.

10/19/15
12:29 PM
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That’s been my problem all along. I suspect that there is a LOT more sexism in the support of Sanders than agreement with platform positions. I remember all those comments from male progressives about Clinton getting them a cup of coffee and making a sandwich. Those comments were disgusting. That bothers me. Sanders Read more

10/19/15
9:48 AM
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That’s exactly it, really. Women work more, and need to work more, and want to work more, but almost nothing has been put into place to recognize that issue. Childcare is expensive. It costs nearly as much as my rent when you combine it with our healthcare. It’s a tremendous burden. I envy the situation of my friend Read more

10/19/15
9:38 AM
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I agree. I work my butt off for my job, and it’s demoralizing to know that sickness in general or an emergency doesn’t come with some kind of understanding, especially when I’m willing (and do) create extra assignments, still finish all work on time, and generally, work hard. It’s especially frustrating to watch Read more

10/19/15
1:33 AM
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Ah, me too. We so got shortchanged in the grand scheme of things, didn’t we? No financial security and we put up with a hell of a lot from Boomers.

10/19/15
1:30 AM
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It’s sad that they have to, in this societal climate. But, they do.

10/19/15
1:28 AM
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I can totally get behind this interpretation. I think it was a genuine miscommunication at the outset, and that she makes a good point about childcare and women and feminism. But, she’s still luckier than most, and she doesn’t expand her experience to understand what might happen to anyone else.
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