Re: gender stereotypes (WAS Marketing question for the men on the list)
From: Chris Hansen (itschrishansengmail.com)
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:06:08 -0700 (PDT)
I think the question should be 'how do we ensure that we are inclusive, and
able to attract and accommodate diversity' rather than stereotyping one
group.
On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 4:59 PM Jenny Guy <jenstermeister [at] gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I know, I had to laugh when I read the linked marketing article about how
> women love to shop, and buy belts and scarves. I guess I'm a man, then. On
> the other hand, I do like discussing things at length, and looking at the
> big picture. And owning lots and lots of tools, which will all end up in
> the common house workshop (table saw included).
>
> Jenny Guy
> Kingfisher Cohousing, Oakland Calif.
> www.BrookdaleCommons.org
>
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 6:16 AM, Eris Weaver <eris [at] erisweaver.info> 
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Umm, what century are we in, folks? As a feminist and a Lesbian who has
> > often straddled the gender divide, I am finding this whole conversation a
> > bit disturbing. Anytime you start talking about wanting more people from
> > one
> > group or fewer from another it starts to smack of discrimination to me.
> > Anytime people start talking about "how men are" versus "how women are" I
> > want to scream as I've spent most of my life fighting these stereotypes
> (as
> > I don't fit the "woman" box is so many ways).
> >
> >
> >
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