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New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Lolli » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:39 am

when are you going to appoint a female elf? '
bloody men's club.
there's several very eligible female climbers here who would make a good elf.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:45 am

I think Anita would be a great elf. Or Sarah.Simon, or Moni. The trouble is, they have to accept. It looks like an obnoxious job. Power to the people who accept the task of herding angry cats.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Lolli » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:54 am

I think most of the job is with the serious side of the site. Look at Vid, for instance.
Off-Route is Bob Sihler's and dadndave's business to take care off.
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Postby Lolli » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:04 am

:D

yes, the site is heavy.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby The Chief » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:09 am

Lolli wrote:when are you going to appoint a female elf? '
bloody men's club.
there's several very eligible female climbers here who would make a good elf.



I don't see you whining over on the Taco about something like this.

Chris Mac amongst the rest of that "Old Timer's Tribe" over there would laugh you right off that site.

Why do you do it here.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Lolli » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:20 am

What has Supertopo with this site to do?
Is that an argument against having a female elf too?
Are you against the thought?

Look at the list of female climbers, there's some very accomplished, intelligent and experienced climbers here, and Off-Route is not the site, just a tiny little corner of it. It's been running for 10 years soon. That there would not be any appropriate woman who would fit to be an elf, is not very likely.
The site is mainly populated by men, but a tenth are women. None in the management are women.

How many women have been asked to become an elf?
It's a joint decision among the existing elves who should be added to become one.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby The Chief » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:28 am

Who gives a ratass who or what gender an Elf is.

Why do you always ploy a thread for some kind of gender or political cause.

My statement stands, post a thread such as this over on ST and your ass gets laughed right outta there in less than five minutes. Promise.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:05 am

To keep SP politically correct we must institute the following:

Total number of members and by percentages we need ALL the following represented:
Democrats and Republicans
Males and Females
Gays and Lesbians
Caucasians, Blacks, Asians, Mexicans, Middle Easterners, Indians, etc. (sorry I wasn't very PC here)
Rock Climbers and Peak Baggers
IQ's above 125 and below
Exibitionists and those that don't flaunt
Québécois et Québécoise (edit/update)
Served in the Mllitary and Did not serve (edit/update)
Transgenders and Those that can't afford the operation. (edit/update)

Did I cover everyone?
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:17 am

Québécois et Québécoise are underrepresented.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:30 am

MoapaPk wrote:Québécois et Québécoise are underrepresented.


Duly noted, and included in the list. thanks!
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:38 am

Marmaduke wrote:To keep SP politically correct we must institute the following:

Total number of members and by percentages we need ALL the following represented:
Democrats and Republicans
Males and Females
Gays and Lesbians
Caucasians, Blacks, Asians, Mexicans, Middle Easterners, Indians, etc. (sorry I wasn't very PC here)
Rock Climbers and Peak Baggers
IQ's above 125 and below
Exibitionists and those that don't flaunt

Did I cover everyone?


Your math and your logic is off. If you look at the entire planet as a whole...the entire population, thru history, can roughly be split 50-50 between males and females. Go thru the rest of the groups you listed...and you cannot say that about any of them. Thus, the historical lack of a female elf on SP, to some, would be a legitimate issue; half the population has never been represented--if you see things that way. It's a legitimate observation; and people have every right to express their opinion about it emphatically. Along the same reasoning though, since only 10% of members are female, the urgency to select a female elf is not extreme, but one should be appointed eventually. Many are qualified, I'm sure.

At any rate, Lolli is not the only one protesting. Another intelligent member, Daria, has also made an issue out of alleged "gender bias." I think it's worth a rational and well-behaved discussion, though I myself have much more important matters to worry about.

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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:44 am

Lighten up Stevie, obviously nothing serious to my post.

But how would this site change if we added a few women as moderators, elfs etc?
Shut up and add a group that I've neglected. :)
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby Castlereagh » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:48 am

WTF??? How the HELL are there no blooody elves out there whose avatars are dedicated to the memory of 19th century Anglo-Irish courtesey Viscounts???? Such underrepresentation is a blooooody outrage!!!!


seriously, are we on this website unable to go a whole week without whining about something?

a day, even?

does whining about the preponderance of whining count as whining?


Twoshuzz, good luck. You'll need it.
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Re: New elf? WTF? Another MAN?

Postby drjohnso1182 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:56 am

Do we have proof that all the elves are actually men? Are we sure the members who claim to be women are telling the truth? How do we know that members supposedly under age 18 aren't actually Chris Hansen? The internet is a confusing and dangerous place.
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