Thread: Where Has Male-Female Equality Gone in 2018?

robslob - 8/10/2018 at 04:36 PM

Honestly, and I really mean this, I am glad to see the great strides being made by women recently. I think it's about time, and the "Me Too" movement is finally bringing to light the harassment that women have suffered at the hands of men for far, far too long.

I write because I had an incident that makes me wonder where this equality has gone.

I was at The San Francisco Giants baseball game last night. It was late in the game, 8th inning, and the Giants were getting blown out 10-2 by Pittsburgh (final was 10-5). Therefore at least 2/3's of the crowd had already headed for the exits and the bathrooms, even the women's, could not have been crowded.

I had to have a bowel movement so I entered the nearest men's room. There were only two stalls and both were occupied so I waited patiently. The door opens and out comes an attractive female, I'm nearly certain in her 20's.

I am still in shock over this, this morning. As already stated, the women's room could not have been all that crowded. Even if it WAS............she feels empowered and emboldened enough to use the men's room?

Now seriously folks, be honest about this: What do you think would happen to me if I did exactly the same thing? Used the stall in the women's room? Now don't you think that I would end up in the local police station, charges filed against me? Likely this would have repercussions in my life for years afterwards, maybe my entire life. Certainly it would have a huge impact on my career considering that I'm in medicine.

It just shocks me that this female equality thing has gone this far that she feels emboldened enough to do such a thing. Interested in feedback.

[Edited on 8/10/2018 by robslob]


BrerRabbit - 8/10/2018 at 04:42 PM


You sure he was a female?


robslob - 8/10/2018 at 04:44 PM

quote:

You sure he was a female?


I guess that would explain it. If it was a man, he sure is doing a damn great job looking female. But hey, I WAS in San Francisco...............


MartinD28 - 8/10/2018 at 09:14 PM

One of the last ABB shows I saw was at a large shed. The lines were really long for ladies' BR. A number of them just came over to the mens' BR. Hey...in my mind no big deal, but to each his own.


porkchopbob - 8/10/2018 at 09:33 PM

Women have used the men's room ever since I can remember, the fight for equality isn't going down in a baseball stadium bathroom. Every woman I've ever heard would do everything they can to avoid going into a public men's bathroom. I bet if you asked her (assuming "her") I doubt "emboldened" would have been her state of mind unless she managed to pee standing up.


robslob - 8/10/2018 at 10:41 PM

quote:

Women have used the men's room ever since I can remember, the fight for equality isn't going down in a baseball stadium bathroom.


I think you missed my point, which is this: Why do they get away with doing this, when I would risk being arrested and having a criminal record for doing exactly the same thing?


porkchopbob - 8/10/2018 at 11:05 PM

quote:
quote:

Women have used the men's room ever since I can remember, the fight for equality isn't going down in a baseball stadium bathroom.

I think you missed my point, which is this: Why do they get away with doing this, when I would risk being arrested and having a criminal record for doing exactly the same thing?

No I clearly got your point, my point was this isn't new, and she didn't come out ahead of you in any way in using a dirtier bathroom. Also, women don't have as much of history of being predatory and lewd in bathrooms when compared to men, so it goes to likely intent. Like, be real, do you really want to use a public women's bathroom? Are you really outraged by this? Aren't there better hills to die on?


BrerRabbit - 8/10/2018 at 11:16 PM

quote:
I think you missed my point, which is this: Why do they get away with doing this, when I would risk being arrested and having a criminal record for doing exactly the same thing?


I'm sure if a cop walked in she would be just as busted. Less risk for her though cause a guy in the women's room is a lot more likely to be reported, since men are much more of a threat. Sure, somewhat of a double standard but so what. Seems that if it is a place where some brave women are comfortable with going to the mens it is a sign of a hip nonthreatening environment and is a compliment to the collective vibes of the men there. You should be flattered and proud, to your credit you helped make Northern California a less terrifying place to be female.


robslob - 8/10/2018 at 11:33 PM

quote:

Are you really outraged by this?


Yes. If I have to use the men's bathroom, she ought to have to use the women's. Double standards just increase division between the sexes.

[Edited on 8/10/2018 by robslob]


BrerRabbit - 8/10/2018 at 11:40 PM

If you are really offended by it you should report it to security, same as a gal would if shocked at finding a guy in the womens. If she's caught she will get the penalty you feel she deserves.


sckeys - 8/11/2018 at 12:11 AM

I reckon people would think a lady really had to go if she is in the menís room and figure a man in the ladyís room is likely a pervert. As stated above, men are perceived as more of a threat.


BrerRabbit - 8/11/2018 at 12:47 AM

Equality doesn't mean there won't always be subtle social double standards. The sexes are different and natural division will occur. Example: everyone is equally entitled to a lifeboat on a sinking ship, but it will always be considered craven and cowardly for men to deny women and children first.

What's wrong with a touch of chivalry? So a gal went into tbe mens. Whoopdefrekindoo.


This thread come from : Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band
http://allmanbrothersband.com/

Url of this website:
http://allmanbrothersband.com//modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=viewthread&fid=127&tid=146945