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YixilTesiphon

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Gender segregation
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:19:17 AM »

In grad school (or at least at mine), grad students get desks in offices, usually three or four to an office. My office is on another floor from the rest of my advisor's students and the labs I work in, so he asked to move me to the empty spot in the office now occupied by his other two students, who both happen to be women. When I went to talk to the bureaucrats about getting me the key so I could move my shit, I was told "There's a reason that's a girls only office".

What the fuck? Everyone's an adult by a good margin. I asked the current occupants of the office and they had no idea, and said that there was a man with a desk in there less than two years ago. Fucking stupid.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 11:23:15 AM »

Sounds dumb, but I guess it only takes one incident, or one paranoid person to fuck things up in an institution.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 11:36:22 AM »

I guess. We concluded it must be an arbitrary rule set by the bureaucrat in charge of these things. She lends herself to such assumptions by being totally unnecessarily gruff and angry-seeming.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 01:40:34 PM »

Wait, what?  She won't give you a key to your own office because you happen to be sharing it with two women? 
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 02:14:40 PM »

No, I have an office assigned to me now that happens (I thought) to be all-male, for which I have a key. My advisor emailed her and said "can Yixil be moved to this other office for (various good reasons)" and she said "NO!" because I would be sharing it with two women.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 02:23:35 PM »

No, I have an office assigned to me now that happens (I thought) to be all-male, for which I have a key. My advisor emailed her and said "can Yixil be moved to this other office for (various good reasons)" and she said "NO!" because I would be sharing it with two women.

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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 02:24:23 PM »

No, I have an office assigned to me now that happens (I thought) to be all-male, for which I have a key. My advisor emailed her and said "can Yixil be moved to this other office for (various good reasons)" and she said "NO!" because I would be sharing it with two women.

Ah.  Yes, that's ridiculous. Maybe you can go over her head?  Tell her boss that her stupid policy is preventing the office assignments from being arranged according to the wishes of the faculty?  Or better yet, get your advisor to do it?  
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 02:43:36 PM »

How ironic this occurred in an institution where people are expected to demonstrate cognition!
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 02:50:39 PM »

No, I have an office assigned to me now that happens (I thought) to be all-male, for which I have a key. My advisor emailed her and said "can Yixil be moved to this other office for (various good reasons)" and she said "NO!" because I would be sharing it with two women.

Ah.  Yes, that's ridiculous. Maybe you can go over her head?  Tell her boss that her stupid policy is preventing the office assignments from being arranged according to the wishes of the faculty?  Or better yet, get your advisor to do it?  

Yeah, my advisor is out of town today but I'm going to ask him to push her on it. Honestly, I'd have a discrimination claim if I wanted to - preventing me from moving to an open seat which would facilitate my progress since I'd be better able to take part in group discussions based solely on my sex is pretty clearly discriminatory. I'm not going to use the state, but it's a dumb-assed policy for many reasons.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 05:44:15 PM »

....hmmmmm, did you walk into her office w/ your cock hanging out????
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2010, 06:02:28 PM »

This is all very reminiscent of how I earned my Doctorate of Rape at Oxford. 
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 07:20:01 PM »

If the shoe were on the other foot, there would be a lawsuit.
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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 08:03:32 PM »

If the shoe were on the other foot, there would be a lawsuit.


you mean if that lady walked into yixil's area w/ HER cock hanging out????
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 08:25:38 PM »

If the shoe were on the other foot, there would be a lawsuit.


you mean if that lady walked into yixil's area w/ HER cock hanging out????

If it was a foot, she could put a shoe on it.  The other shoe. 
 

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Re: Gender segregation
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 08:38:58 PM »

If the shoe were on the other foot, there would be a lawsuit.


you mean if that lady walked into yixil's area w/ HER cock hanging out????

no ya goof, he means if he put his right shoe on his left foot, there would be a court case over something ........... i think.
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