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Update [Sep. 21st, 2011|02:15 pm]
Zoethe
So, I girded my loins, out away my chickenshit side, and spoke to her during the break. To her credit, she was very open to my comments and agreed that "cute little" was unconscious but inappropriate. I do think she's sincere. I hope it makes a difference.
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[User Picture]From: kyburg
2011-09-21 06:27 pm (UTC)
I would have pulled up the microgressions.com site on my phone and showed it to her. I also have no shame.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-21 10:37 pm (UTC)
Link does not work.
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[User Picture]From: kyburg
2011-09-21 10:41 pm (UTC)
Try http://microaggressions.com/ - maybe I misspelled?
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-09-21 11:10 pm (UTC)
heh. me too lol
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2011-09-21 06:41 pm (UTC)
Good for you! The only way you can say you did something about it is to do something about it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-21 10:38 pm (UTC)
That's kinda what I figured.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2011-09-21 06:50 pm (UTC)
Well done. That's the sort of thing that really does need to be called on. However, calling someone on it is difficult.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-21 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2011-09-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
Nice.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2011-09-21 08:08 pm (UTC)
Go you! That took courage :)
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From: anonymousalex
2011-09-21 08:35 pm (UTC)
Good for you. And hopefully for her; I do tend to think better of anyone who is open to criticism. But what of the larger issue of imposing upon others for your education?

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-21 10:07 pm (UTC)
She said that she'd never run into that response, I assured her that it was out there, and she said that she would look into it and thanked me for telling her.
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From: anonymousalex
2011-09-21 10:45 pm (UTC)
Well, as someone else said, I think it depends on the context. If you already have a personal relationship with someone, a clearly genuine request for information is rarely taken badly, IME.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: moominmuppet
2011-09-24 02:00 am (UTC)
This is very reassuring to hear.

And kudos for addressing it with her. Hopefully future classes she runs will benefit.

Edited at 2011-09-24 02:00 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-24 02:04 am (UTC)
I do hope so.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2011-09-21 08:50 pm (UTC)
Good for you!
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2011-09-22 08:14 am (UTC)
Go you! I am pleased to hear that you got a positive response.
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[User Picture]From: goaskalice71
2011-09-24 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy that you decided to say something. After reading your posts throughout the class, I was getting more and more horrified at the presenter's seemingly obliviousness. How could she be talking about sensitivity training and appropriate ways of interacting and then go and do the exact opposite herself? It was making my brain hurt.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-09-24 05:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to, but it was necessary. I''m glad I did.
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