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#51 CallMeFeral

Posted 02 August 2019 - 02:13 PM

View PostManicmum, on 02 August 2019 - 08:00 AM, said:

I believe “banshee” is also a female term.

A bit greyer though - I mean although banshees were a female spirit, their job is to screech. It's not implying that all women screech, it's saying that banshees screech.

#52 TrixieBelden

Posted 02 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

Urgh ‘screeching’.

Just another in the long line of stereotypes founded on misogynistic ideas around girls making too much noise or taking up too much space.

If you only ever hear girls do it.....well it’s possible it’s something only girls do and those of us who assure you boys do it too are lying through our teeth for unknown reasons, but I suppose it’s also possible that you only really notice examples that support sexist stereotypes. I wonder which is more likely.

#53 annodam

Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:09 PM

We get a few boys & girls that cry.
I mean let's face it, in Baseball if you get hit by pitch who wouldn't cry?  It fkn hurts!
But I have never heard anyone yell out anything, more the Coach/Umpire asking if they're alright & to take 1B.

Look, it probably happens in other Sports but personally I haven't witnessed it.

#54 Hollycoddle

Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:47 PM

I wouldn't bring gender into it but my attitude to relatively minor incidents like the one you described is that of the toughen-up variety.

#55 Hollycoddle

Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

View Postkimasa, on 02 August 2019 - 11:17 AM, said:

It has nothing to do with their sex, however it has been aligned with a female "trait" because we like to assign vocal behaviours like nagging, b**ching and squealing to women to put them down.

Yeah kids of both sexes do screech and scream but I've seen it more at birthday parties, parks and other gatherings with girls running around and around in a gaggle high-pitched squealing.  My DS is a hell of a screamer, his brother narks him and he repeatedly screams.  The screaming tends to get punished more than the narking, I hate to say.  I just can't stand it.

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