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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWhat do you do when everything you say is weighed and analysed and even interpreted differently? And I don't mean this in a very 'institutionalised' way but in a generic situation rather. The #MeToo generation has created a bold wave throughout the country and almost everyone, men and women alike, is watching everyone's words and actions and taking them heavily into account. There is no tolerance for backhanded lewd comments or even inappropriate dialogues, that can make women especially, uncomfortable. Men, especially, have a tremendous responsibility to make the atmosphere a bit easy for women and not go all out with words that can offend the opposite gender. © Pinterest It was different maybe 10 years ago, where explicit comments or jokes were laughed about in public but frowned upon behind closed doors, or amidst groups. Words like 'misogyny' and 'sexism' didn't really create a conundrum and everything was apparently under 'good humour' or under the realms of 'getting to know someone better'. But now, times are different and even if a man wants to genuinely say something to a woman, he has to think a certain amount of times before he can. He's always worried if he's going to offend her or say something that may sound inappropriate to her. Let's not deny or debate that we've all grown up in a chauvinistic culture, that systematically demeans women without thinking the words that are said to her may have the wrong implications and affect her in a negative way. © Thinkstock I am not here to point fingers or lay blame but to make the environment a bit more fostering to the recent culture, where we're all trying to practice 'equality' of thought and action and the right way to begin, is to identify what women are sick and tired of hearing from the opposite gender, especially the ones who identify themselves as feminists. Here are a few things you mustn't say out loud to any woman, that may offend her or make her feel objectified: (1) 'You're Not Like The Other Women' This might sound flattering in your head but to her, you're just trying to say 'hey, you're not dumb or lame like the rest, so good for you'!. Women don't like any other women being put down, especially by a man. So if you really have to compliment her, you can probably say 'you're not like anyone I've ever met before'. (2) 'Yeah, My Ex Was Crazy' Women who respect other women do not like to hear that they are crazy, just because things didn't work out between the two of you. You're just trying too hard to maybe hit on the woman you're telling this to, so she sympathises with you and credits you for not calling her crazy instead. But you're just ruining the game for yourself. Honour women, even the ones things didn't work out with. That's being a gentleman. (3) 'I Didn't Know You're So Smart' Trust me, I have heard enough men at social gatherings say this and the women just look away or brush the comment off as a one-off thing. But it really isn't. Are you trying to flatter her by saying you're just interested in her for her looks and her being smart is coming to you as a surprise? Of course, she's smart! She may be smarter than you too, and that's okay to accept! (4) 'Man, That's A Lot Of Make-Up' Sometimes women just want to look and feel good for themselves. What do you do to make yourself feel good? Think of it that way. If a woman wants to look a certain way, it's up to her discretion and you shouldn't judge her on what she's wearing or how much makeup she has on. Commenting on someone sardonically, who expresses themselves clearly is an age-old societal illness and it needs to be eradicated! (5) 'Do You Not Want To Settle Down'? I am sure a lot of women hear this from relatives and friends alike. It's her choice to figure when she wants to settle and even if she doesn't, you can definitely play it a tad low with the judgment. Women do not like this question because it sounds regressive coming from men. Only because they're stereotyped as 'homemakers'. If a woman is happy in a good job and living her life according to her will, maybe that's settling down for her? (6) 'Why Aren't You Smiling' You'd probably say that to your GF if she's not in the mood. Well, women are not here to boost your ego and do things at your whim. So if you want her to 'smile', do something funny? (7) 'Are You PMSing'? Yes, PMS is a biologically factual part of every woman's life and due to legit imbalanced hormones at a particular time of the month, women may be moody. But does that mean you mock them or ask them really silly questions and make the situation worse? Voicing that she maybe PMSing to dismiss anything you may have said or done wrong, is absolutely demeaning and inappropriate. (8)'Hey Relax, I am A Feminist' If you really have to try this hard to impress a woman, maybe you're not a male feminist. A male feminist won't keep saying it loud and instead, will do things that are more responsible like respect women and say the right things to them. (9) 'Wow That's A Big Number' This is if she ever discloses how many men she's slept with. So what if it's a big number? Aren't women allowed to enjoy their sexuality? I have heard numerous men comment on the number of men women have slept with. They've mocked it and scorned it but it's hypocritical if they sleep with numerous women and are proud of it? Let her enjoy her sexuality in peace boys! (10) 'You're Too Loud For A Woman' This can also translate to 'you have a strong voice and I am intimidated' or 'you're too much of a free spirit for me'. Some men find it really hard to come to terms with the fact that women are their own person or independent enough to do things their own way or speak up against something, without the support of a man. Especially at workplaces or in social settings. But never silence a woman when she's speaking up because she has an equal right to do so. If a woman is being loud with her decibel volume and you're complaining, that's just sad then. There are a lot more offensive things you can say to a woman today and you'll probably not get away with it anymore. Just make sure you're not using archaic ways to demean someone subtly, just because you're entitled to. Honestly, no one is entitled to offending someone and it's time to understand the thin line between being offensive and trying to flatter or compliment someone.
'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Director James Gunn Fired By Disney Over His Old Offensive Tweets
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsJames Gunn, the celebrated director of the super hit 'Guardian Of The Galaxy' franchise, is facing severe backlash and heat at the moment for something that happened almost a decade ago. The Walt Disney Studio has taken the decision to fire Gunn from the franchise, after some of his old tweets from 2008 and 2009 have resurfaced and sent shockwaves across the globe. © Disney The director apparently had tweeted offensive jokes earlier about rape, pedophilia, the 9/11 attacks and even the Holocaust, which have left everyone disgusted on the social media. #WalkAway pic.twitter.com/cI8BdWxedu — Jack Posobiecðºð¸ (@JackPosobiec) July 20, 2018 Gunn has officially released a statement accepting the decision and has offered an explanation, as well as an apology for the same. The statement reads as follows: “My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don't reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies.”. The social media is abuzz with a lot of mixed opinions over this shocking development. While some feel the decision was obvious because of the nature of the tweets, some are calling it simply 'hypocritical'. James Gunn made awful "jokes" years ago, and eventually grew up & apologised for it. Disney knew this, didn't care & happily hired him Someone starts screaming about it, so Disney happily fired him, not because of his "jokes", but because people were talking about them — Brett Tear (@TearofGrace) July 21, 2018 The problem I have with Disney firing James Gunn is not the reasonn because what he did tweet 10 yrs ago was disgusting. But the fact that they keep Johnny Depp and John Lasseter in their business is hypocritical. Be consistent. At least Gunn didn't beat up or rape anyone. — wth?! (@just_a_walk) July 21, 2018 Meanwhile, Dave Bautista, who plays the character of Drax in the GOTG franchise, has lashed out against this decision and has come out in strong support of Gunn. I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. He's gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He's made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what's happening to him — Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018 For now, the fate of the next installment of the movie is on hold, while the whole world is still coming to terms with this piece of new information.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogJames Gunn directed both "Guardians of the Galaxy" films and was planning to head to San Diego's huge annual Comic-Con fan convention this week with a secret film project that he had teased on Instagram. Photo: AFP "Guardians of the Galaxy"...