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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by windtalkerways, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. windtalkerways

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    I see Rob has added Blue for
    the lads and Pink for the lasses.

    And now you can no longer edit
    a post at all after a certain amount
    of time.

    It's nice to know he is always thinking
    of ways to improve the enjoyment of
    the members.

    Kudos, for the updates. :smile:
     
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    *color-blind person admits to having noticed no difference* :rolleyes:

    However, if it is the case, then it seems to replicate baby-clothes colors, and thus to reference one of the means used to instill and reinforce the notion of gender distinction in children from an early age. So I'll limit my applause for now. I'd prefer everyone just to be able to post without distinction, personally, with their profile info. serving to provide further details if needed, rather than being divided up into "boys' posts" and "girls' posts". Maybe we can add pink triangles for the gays and yellow stars for the Jews, and see if that catches on as well?
     
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    Does the fact that the 'blue' is actually lavender mean anything?
     
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    Why fuss if you're color blind - do you protest by never wearing blue ? It helps me 'cause I'm forever looking to see who's female and who's male when I read a post - it does make a difference.

    Thank goodness we had pink and blue before somebody came up with that hanky code.
     
  5. D_alex8

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    I'd prefer people had to find out that information, rather than having members highlighted by color to distinguish them from the off.

    Having said that, Rob could have the colors set to green and orange for all I know. :rolleyes:
     
  6. windtalkerways

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    I dunno, Alex...unless a guy is Scots,
    he usually wears pants no matter his
    orientation...so where is the harm in
    putting straight & gay together, colour-
    wise?

    Hmmm, one never knows when one is
    opening a can of worms around here...

    And I guess Pecky is correct, it does
    actually look more lavender than blue.
     
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    I wonder what color you get if you pick transgender/intersexed?
     
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    I don't mind about gay and straight people being lumped together. My point relates to the fact that blue and pink have a long association with instilling notions of 'difference' in children, so that their views of who is "self" and "other" are fixed and socioculturally reinforced at an early age. On that level, I merely wanted to voice a little discomfort. Life will go on. :rolleyes:

    I also wondered about the answer to Matthew's question.

    Lavender, huh? *always wanted to be a lavender lesbian* :cool:
     
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    I'll check.
     
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    Whoa, that's freaky. Anyone wanna tell me what color this is? I'm thinking white, but it seems to change every time I look at the screen from a different angle.
     
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    i'm thinking the same thing ... white it is!
     
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    ...which would paint transgendered people as being at once "simply invisible" and yet neither female nor male. I feel no more comfortable about that. Not because these assumptions and acts of pigeonholing aren't made in life every day, but because I hoped LPSG was a place apart from such arbitrary color-coded compartmentalizations. It's a shame to see such sociocultural divisions echoed here.
     
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    I would like to state for the record that I am a huge fan of the blue/pink/white thing. I vote keep it.
     
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    Alex, aren't we getting a wee bit too serious around here?

    I mean, anyway, the poster's gender, when given, is already identified as "Male", "Female", or "Transgender/Intersexed". I'm not sure that adding a pink or lavender background makes such a huge difference in terms of "pigeonholing" or "echoing sociocultural divisions".

    As for myself, I like a bit of color and, as Pecker said, I like to see the gender of the poster.

    Besides, my avatar looks better now, its distinct white background being more clearly differentiated from the surrounding pale blue/lavender color.:wink:
     
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    Well, it gave you something to read. And I'm very serious and anal, are people only just beginning to realize that? :biggrin1:
     
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    why should the gender of the poster be an issue? surely your response to their posts is the same regardless of such inconsequential distinctions. if it isn't, i find that disturbing.
     
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    But women aren't people like us.
     
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    *Spanks Spladle's bare ass* :tongue:
     
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    You don't get to.

    *covers his bum*
     
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    Quick - now his cock's exposed!

    :eek:uttahere:
     
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