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2016 Postmortem

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geek tragedy

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:09 PM Mar 2016

Is it acceptable to call Hillary Clinton a "bitch?" [View all]

There is disagreement in this forum on that question.

Maybe my preference for Senator Clinton has caused me to fall out of step with the larger community--I have an opinion on this but perhaps my opinion is a minority one with all of the new posters here.

So, what are the community standards? We should have clarity on this because there is obvious disagreement.

70 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
It is sexist and has no place here, ever
59 (84%)
Fine by me
8 (11%)
Depends on whether her tone was inappropriate
3 (4%)
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I didn't vote in the poll DetroitSocialist83 Mar 2016 #1
Calling men a "Dick" is accepted here FreakinDJ Mar 2016 #7
That's a double standard. snowy owl Mar 2016 #18
Thats how I see it FreakinDJ Mar 2016 #21
I don't agree it's a double standard mythology Mar 2016 #39
Where's the one when we can call Bernie a Bastard angstlessk Mar 2016 #2
Apparently you are unaware of what "sexist" means geek tragedy Mar 2016 #6
I am a 60 year old woman angstlessk Mar 2016 #15
This poll in no conceivable fashion is sexist. geek tragedy Mar 2016 #19
And what would be the consequences here for the wrong answer? sammythecat Apr 2016 #78
the poster who called her the b-word still has their posting privileges. geek tragedy Apr 2016 #82
Who's angry? I said, in post 72, sammythecat Apr 2016 #88
Sanders supporter here and I say no. Nor is it acceptable to use Marr Mar 2016 #3
I don't like pejoratives on either side. snowy owl Mar 2016 #36
Didn't vote SheenaR Mar 2016 #4
The context is a progressive discussion board. geek tragedy Mar 2016 #14
As an educated woman SheenaR Mar 2016 #28
"it's not sexist or hateful to call a spade a spade" geek tragedy Mar 2016 #30
The only voting I'll be doing SheenaR Mar 2016 #31
You've made yourself perfectly clear. geek tragedy Mar 2016 #32
Never once even came close to that SheenaR Mar 2016 #37
"It's not sexist or hateful to call a spade a spade" geek tragedy Mar 2016 #38
Agree. Karma13612 Apr 2016 #120
I think whether a word is sexist is dependent on the context of its use. nt GeorgiaPeanuts Mar 2016 #5
No,, not it isn't. I don't think this type of poll is acceptable, either. Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #8
Why is this poll unacceptable? geek tragedy Mar 2016 #12
It resorts to using the same ugly word. Agnosticsherbet Apr 2016 #50
It's not acceptable to call ANYONE a bitch nt TheDormouse Mar 2016 #9
No it is not. It is not acceptable to call any woman that. morningfog Mar 2016 #10
Thank you. I agree. nt geek tragedy Mar 2016 #24
I prefer the gender neutral term of 'asshole' frylock Mar 2016 #11
"Bernie is an asshole" Sheepshank Apr 2016 #100
Bernie was called a motherfucker. That post was left to stand. frylock Apr 2016 #103
I had post hidden for stating that Bernie never held down a regular job... Sheepshank Apr 2016 #104
In the context of a political forum where people are often on edge Dem2 Mar 2016 #13
Yes. nt geek tragedy Mar 2016 #35
No KingFlorez Mar 2016 #16
This is a poll, not a declaration and encouraging people to call names. libdem4life Apr 2016 #52
Ask MaDem. Luminous Animal Mar 2016 #17
Calling out misogyny hurts women BainsBane Mar 2016 #20
Absolutely not rjsquirrel Mar 2016 #22
I agree. nt geek tragedy Mar 2016 #25
No. one_voice Mar 2016 #23
that makes sense to me nt geek tragedy Mar 2016 #26
Another good poll to get a list of people who should be PPRed by admins n/t cosmicone Mar 2016 #27
Large transparency pages make a great list as well Capt. Obvious Apr 2016 #128
Naw ... once Hillary clinches cosmicone Apr 2016 #129
Is it still acceptable to call out flame bait? artislife Mar 2016 #29
No shit. opiate69 Apr 2016 #49
Christmas must have come early for the Hillary group. Warren DeMontague Apr 2016 #119
I don't like it but one poster can call a man a "prick" and that seems to be very acceptable. Autumn Mar 2016 #33
Not at all acceptable. Punkingal Mar 2016 #34
It depends on your audience I think. Kalidurga Mar 2016 #40
No, never. Not even if her chauffeured limo ... Impedimentus Mar 2016 #41
Absolutely not. SheilaT Mar 2016 #42
Thank you. That is how I feel, except for the fact I'm voting for her. geek tragedy Mar 2016 #43
Bingo. SheilaT Mar 2016 #44
If we make exceptions for people we don't like, then we really don't oppose geek tragedy Apr 2016 #45
The names in this poll don't surprise me. cwydro Apr 2016 #46
of course not. nt G_j Apr 2016 #47
I do not think highly of Hillary Clinton but I also do not call her names PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #48
What an interesting question. 3catwoman3 Apr 2016 #51
Post removed Post removed Apr 2016 #53
This message was self-deleted by its author DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2016 #54
"Professionally offended." Oh my. nt geek tragedy Apr 2016 #64
"professionally offended" obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #75
I have no idea what brought this up, but I can guess that someone here used that epithet? Beacool Apr 2016 #55
Used, and approved by a jury nt geek tragedy Apr 2016 #65
That just proves my point. Beacool Apr 2016 #66
The Admins need to see that obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #76
Saw a bumper sticker that said just that, next to an NRA sticker and other signs Hoyt Apr 2016 #56
Unacceptable... Buddyblazon Apr 2016 #57
Its not the polite thing to do for sure n/t. JPnoodleman Apr 2016 #58
I'm not a fan, Blue_In_AK Apr 2016 #59
No need for that. There are much better descriptors eggman67 Apr 2016 #60
No it's not acceptable but it's not sexist either DebDoo Apr 2016 #61
Hmmmm .... is it OK to call a candidate (or anyone else on DU) a .... etherealtruth Apr 2016 #62
Fuck, no. Orsino Apr 2016 #63
Nope, it would get a hide from me every time (directed at any woman). n/t demmiblue Apr 2016 #67
Not at all Armstead Apr 2016 #68
No. Why? Pharlo Apr 2016 #69
that word is being used to describe her at DU, and juries are letting it go nt geek tragedy Apr 2016 #70
Considering the site admins request, juries ought not be 'letting it go' Pharlo Apr 2016 #71
it's not unheard of to have jurors who lack respect for this community, or at geek tragedy Apr 2016 #86
I wouldn't call her that. Off the top of my head sammythecat Apr 2016 #72
Is it acceptable to call The Donald an ass? Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2016 #73
It's unacceptable to call ANY woman a bitch, ever obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #74
nor would it be acceptable to call Bernie a WhiteTara Apr 2016 #77
I've had discussions on this very topic Lazy Daisy Apr 2016 #79
How many purge lists are being made while we wait for a nominee? Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #80
purge list? geek tragedy Apr 2016 #83
mm hmmm Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #94
this has been a very useful exercise--it's actually dramatically increased my respect geek tragedy Apr 2016 #95
People have been saying for quite some time that the BernieBros meme Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #96
Nailed it Rob H. Apr 2016 #118
Right Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #127
I see some mens rights activists are active here. nt LexVegas Apr 2016 #81
The "W" Word Offends Me More Bodych Apr 2016 #84
I can't disagree, but I think both are toxic on a progressive website nt geek tragedy Apr 2016 #85
No Question: "Toxic" Is the Right Word / Bodych Apr 2016 #89
Yup, I react the same way to that one Karma13612 Apr 2016 #116
The results of this poll - un-fucking-believable. LexVegas Apr 2016 #87
No, never acceptable beedle Apr 2016 #90
No it is not and I am sad to see that a few said yes but glad most said no. hrmjustin Apr 2016 #91
12% (as of now) is more than a few. nt LexVegas Apr 2016 #92
Personally, I think it's inappropriate ... JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #93
No one should be called anything that dehuminizes by its use. marble falls Apr 2016 #97
Also, I never understood the fascination with The Rude Pundit (really NSFW): demmiblue Apr 2016 #98
:gasp: including the OP. demmiblue Apr 2016 #109
Is it OK to say Lordquinton Apr 2016 #99
And 16 percent say yes! LisaM Apr 2016 #101
This is also CLEARLY a partisan ploy to get Hillary and that word together in an OP LisaM Apr 2016 #102
+1 demmiblue Apr 2016 #111
posts that call her that word get left by juries, why would posts geek tragedy Apr 2016 #124
It's verboten Blue_Tires Apr 2016 #105
Awww... you has a sad that you can't use a gender-based slur. demmiblue Apr 2016 #107
Not always used in that context by me, but whatev Blue_Tires Apr 2016 #112
Not always... demmiblue Apr 2016 #113
No need to 'wonder' Blue_Tires Apr 2016 #115
This message was self-deleted by its author Karma13612 Apr 2016 #106
Bernies minions don't need "Bitch". They've managed to call her that without actually using the word Bill USA Apr 2016 #108
Y'all really seem to like using that word. Hmmm... demmiblue Apr 2016 #110
note to friend. the word "bitch" was in quotes. I wasnt using it in a sentence to describe anybody. Bill USA Apr 2016 #114
That this question needs to be asked is evidence of a serious problem with some users here Tarc Apr 2016 #117
I'd say 21 nt geek tragedy Apr 2016 #121
What did I miss? Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #122
linky goodness geek tragedy Apr 2016 #123
Gah. Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #125
about 90% of it will be on the right, but the 10% that isn't geek tragedy Apr 2016 #126
Oh, it'll be way more than 10% on the left obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #131
Yup. Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #132
NO! It's disrespectful Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2016 #130
That should have been hidden and should always be hidden, imo. MerryBlooms Apr 2016 #133
why? runaway hero Apr 2016 #134
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