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Mierte

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Kevin FitzMaurice

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    Kevin FitzMaurice11 months ago

    When I grew up all I learned was from women at home and in the schools. My father was away at work most of the time. It is women who taught me who and what men and women were supposed to be, not men. It is women who conditioned and trained me, not men. Children are victims. But adults are responsible and if adults want equality in society, then the first step to having that equality is claiming equal responsibility for society. Children want the rights and privileges of adults without the responsibilities and duties of adults.

    Mierte11 months ago

    I allways seem to be in this predicament about my role in society...I am not a mother, and nor do I wish to be. Mothers with children have a better time at accepting this 'traditional' role, for obvious reasons. So forgive me for being at odds, but I can't help it. My job is dangerous and I am always willing to go these routes and its frustrating because I allways end up in a position where there are few to no women at all. So I guess I am one of 'those' women...Perhaps if all men had to go to war again, I would be 'offended' at not being able to go, because I think I would do a good job of it. But the exclusion of women wasn't meant to offend, it was meant as a sacrifice like 'doing the dirty work, and not complaining.' So I thankyou again sir, for this has helped me come to this much needed understanding.

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Annette-superninja Davis

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    Annette-superninja Davis11 months ago

    I have read far worse things about white people yet it would not cross my mind to make a barbaric generalisation of "white people"
    their culture?
    do you know how many cultures you're talking about? which country did you have in mind?
    which religion?

    Mierte11 months ago

    I was talking about the muslims based on the kuran. It is hard for me to explain, but they split the muslim religion in different sections of 'types of beleivers', (like protestants, and christians) and there are some Arabs in particular, who lead as a patriarch. They are especially (attempting not to sound 'barbaric') indifferent towards women. The kuran was transfered into all laws, so their court system is based on the kuran and the way their leaders interpret it, so again this patriarch gets a little funky.

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Kevin FitzMaurice

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    Kevin FitzMaurice11 months ago

    Thank you for your thoughtful response. Yes, society does harm to both genders and profits from doing so. Yes, there is more harm done to women in some areas and more harm done to men in some other areas. However, in the most important area of all, existence itself, men are the ones who lose the most. It is men who are fodder for cannons in war. It is men who die in the mines. It is men who are left to die on sinking ships so women can escape. It is men who are on the front lines in all the dangerous and harmful trades, professions, and jobs. It is men who die working dangerous and toxic jobs. The percentage of women is next to nothing by comparison. There are other areas where men also have it worse, such as the legal system. You never hear women saying "Equal time for equal crime." Women are often given the benefit of the doubt in court and men rarely. Now come all the exceptions that women will use but hate when they are made about women's issues. Isn't it time to stop saying who has it worse and to work from both sides to end the problems together? Thinking and working for one side is just not getting the job done.

    Mierte11 months ago

    I have to disagree again! You mention it is mostly men who are put in the most dangerous situations, so women can escape, or live more comfortably...It is MAN who decided this, not women. Men continuously either discourage women and/or convince them they should not be in dangerous situations. Then men continuously convince themselves that they are the brave ones and this is the right thing to do.

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Annette-superninja Davis

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    Annette-superninja Davis11 months ago

    sorry i stopped reading after your racist comment on the arabs.
    The Arabs are all rapists? I had no idea! Thanks for letting me and others know, I shall tell my arab friends they have to get busy filling their quota of rape...
    Feminism shouldn't be stained with racism. White feminists very often alienate non-white women with their ethnocentrist views and their blatant racism as yours. Please check your privileges, educate yourself and stop making feminists look bad with your hatred.

    Mierte11 months ago

    I am a little surprised at the defence of Arabs...I have read about their leaders and the rules women have to follow...the term rape was meant as "when they look at a pretty face they think poorly of them...So they cover themselves up, it's apart of their culture...they are far more at war than I will ever be

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Jaron Shim

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    Jaron Shim11 months ago

    Wow, really? Did you really just stereotype Arabs as rapists? What does that have to do with anything about advertisements? And what exactly do you mean "Is that what you call doing your job." What exactly are YOU doing about this situation? You're here complaining that MEN are the reason for this situation, that women are so subjectively used in such ways in advertisements. And I absolutely love how you refer to men as "dudes." Great word of choice in your argument. Men aren't the only ones who spend loads of money. Last I remember, women do as well. So both genders spend money, therefore the issue is gender-neutral and should not even be pointed at a single gender at all. In the end, it's money that causes such issue in advertisements.

    Mierte11 months ago

    Yeah I was responding to another comment, that veared away from the video altogether...anyways

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Kevin FitzMaurice

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    Kevin FitzMaurice11 months ago

    There is a duality that harms both genders. Women as sex objects and men as support objects. Both suffer. Both have issues both have problems. The problems of one do not negate the problems of the other. If we really want to change things, then we had better look at the total picture and face both sides of the problem. Focusing only on the problems of one gender will not fix the problem. Taking responsibility for the total social reality will do more than a myopic or one-sided focus will. No matter how clearly this is stated it will just be mistakenly interpreted as being against something. Perhaps the next generation can be detached enough to look at the big picture.

    Mierte11 months ago

    Thankyou. I agree, yin and yang, good and bad on both sides, understanding it, and then taking responsibility for it. I don't know if any generation can really detach itself so immediately, but eventually, this might be trivial. In the mean time, I am looking forward to the ad portraying some hot dude licking from the kitty bowl and looking up to his Hot girl friend begging for ....something!

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Kevin FitzMaurice

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    Kevin FitzMaurice11 months ago

    Nice job of missing every point I made only to repeat cliches that we all know already. You proved my point. The time to look at both sides is not yet upon us.

    Mierte11 months ago

    mocking me doesn't do any good either. So far there are two people who don't understand your comments.

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  • Mierte replied to a comment by Kevin FitzMaurice

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    Kevin FitzMaurice11 months ago

    Yes, it is the other half and it is time to recognize it as such. Your video focuses on sexual roles not support roles. Men are most demeaned by support roles and disproportionately so from women. I understand this is not a current or popular view because it does not allow the blaming of men for every problem.

    Mierte11 months ago

    Once AGAIN (with all due respect) another MAN, saying 'don't blame me it's not my fault...Is that what you call doing your job? making woman inferior in society. Or does it just help you along? Are the Arabs good providers too? They can't even look at a pretty face without thinking of rape! This awareness is apart of our consciousness and in some countries, they are in power, ruling populations. So yes I blame MAN for this pickle. They still get off on it, and it helps them while they work. PEACEFULLY of course. Sexual roles are parallel to "support roles" some dudes don't even like women on top in sex because they feel emasculated. The comments below mention the advertising companies aim more toward men because they SPEND more money. So women get left out when it's time to get the upper hand in a sexy ad. As a full-time-working-individual, who's 'out there' everyday, making money, I agree. Men spend more money on dumb things. and dumb things are toxic, that convince you to buy them again...The money that pays to generate these ads is toxic. Men bully women because they are toxic. So go out with your friends, eat more toxic, it's ok, no one knows!

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    Mierte11 months ago

    Speaking as a woman who is working as a bike messenger and not in the construction field with experience of about ten years, because of this kind of attitude.
    I don't find this movie at all accurate because the male models used were not buff like the female models have to be. This movie too, was made to make us laugh, and unfortunately I still don't find it funny.

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