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    Jim C
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    EDIT: Oh my, my post was edited. Such and excellent question about women and rhythm. Oh well….  Is this headed to TB territory?    😐

    And Rhonda Smith; seen her 3 times with Jeff Beck; she’s the business. But they left out Sara Lee from Gang of Four. Opened for them once; very nice folks and great live although not a great video lighting wise.  You’ve might have actually heard this song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YTDNJIThqI

    GoF hit –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHVI5fAzWq0

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    I’m not sure if you knew this or not be we have a few female users, and the fact that they tolerate our relentless antics here, is nothing short of amazing. Beyond tolerating it, they also still do a pretty good job of kicking back, and they’re proud members. As such, we bend over backwards to keep all of our typical male banter, as clean and euphemistic as possible.

    As insane as we often are, we actually keep a fairly bold line of protection around the ladies!

    So I made a few edits to your post so that we don’t offend anyone… (well, anymore than a cats asshole staring down your breakfast cereal would) Women on bass is a completely relevant topic of interest to many of us, so let it role. Just keep it all in check please.

     

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    Is this headed to TB territory?

    Not at all. FB would have taken the whole thing down and suspended you. I think it’s important to remember that we are a growing forum and would love to attract all people, women included, and that we do have a couple of female members, one of whom is a founder.

    I like the content of the video and think that the intent of the post is important. It was just a bit awkward. Let’s move on knowing that there are incredible female bassists in this world and celebrate that. Maybe they’ll start showing up here.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    Oh my, my post was edited. Such and excellent question about women and rhythm. Oh well…. Is this headed to TB territory?

    I suspect that 3 of our posts would violate more TB rules than an entire years worth of their entire membership there. We’ll never go where TB goes…

    As you’ve noticed, we don’t moderate cursing or photo’s, but we definitely tailor it so that all genders, races, and religions can laugh at it vs. potentially being offended by it.

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    For the record, I’d like to say that I love sex and I try to have it as much as possible. I think if I could just find a partner, it would be a lot more fun.

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    For the record, I’d like to say that I love sex and I try to have it as much as possible. I think if I could just find a partner, it would be a lot more fun.

    Yeah, those sheep are probably getting tired.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    I love Jennifer Young!

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    FWIW, I’m a big fan of Mohini Dey.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    FWIW, I’m a big fan of Mohini Dey.

    Me too, but I’m still waiting on hearing her in some more “normal” band contexts (or not, you know me). I didn’t see her around NAMM this year, which was maybe just bad timing on my part, but she drew some really big crowds in 2018 and was pretty much just throwing down NAMM chops, unfortunately. She’s defintely got that down though.

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    Jim C
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    Doublestandard

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    bonin in the boneyard
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    This forum is all about participation.  Hypersexualizing women is something that happens in passing here, is occasionally funny, but never insulting, and to this point has not been moderated.  But an entire thread devoted to hypersexualizing female bassists is not one that invites equal participation by men and women.  And we would like ladies to feel welcome here.  Hence, disfavored.

    Also, sexualizing women who have achieved great things is not a compliment, but rather robs those women of their individuality, which everyone is entitled to, and demeans their accomplishments.

    So no, editing the thread to make it more palatable to half the population is the opposite of a double standard.

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    1825A4FF-E45B-44E8-AC72-E67A92E9B5AC

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    Also, sexualizing women who have achieved great things is not a compliment, but rather robs those women of their individuality, which everyone is entitled to, and demeans their accomplishments.
    So no, editing the thread to make it more palatable to half the population is the opposite of a double standard.

    Yet playing the dozens among a bunch of dudes is different?   What was posted could easily been about male members here.  I’m good about not pissing off other members, but let’s call it for what it is shall we?

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    Yet playing the dozens among a bunch of dudes is different?

    It is.  And welcome here, as long as it isn’t too mean spirited.  Busting an individual’s balls is completely different from demeaning half the population broadly.

    What was posted could easily been about male members here.

    But it wasn’t.  And punching up is different from punching down.  That’s not a double standard; the acts and the results are different even if the words were the same.  And whatever standard there is applies to all here equally.

    I’m good about not pissing off other members, but let’s call it for what it is shall we?

    I don’t think anyone is pissed off or offended.  But while we’re small and growing, we want to keep the site welcoming to all.  Having a thread with a misogynistic title and content that suggests that no matter how hard a female musician works and how much she accomplishes she’s still going to be judged first on how quickly she turns some guy’s lowercase pp into an uppercase PP is going to be a red flag to most women that their contributions here will suffer the same fate.

    So just keep in mind that we’re in mixed company and that, if anything, we’d like to mix it up even more.

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    Doublestandard

    It might be, I don’t know what I missed yet?

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    For the record, I’d like to say that I love sex and I try to have it as much as possible. I think if I could just find a partner, it would be a lot more fun.

    giphy6

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    Also, sexualizing women who have achieved great things is not a compliment, but rather robs those women of their individuality, which everyone is entitled to, and demeans their accomplishments.

    So no, editing the thread to make it more palatable to half the population is the opposite of a double standard.

    Yet playing the dozens among a bunch of dudes is different? What was posted could easily been about male members here. I’m good about not pissing off other members, but let’s call it for what it is shall we?

    I’ll never deny that sex comes up in here frequently, for comedic purposes. Sarcasm/ Comedy is what this forum is all about, and that will never change. Coming here for a laugh is why we exist.

    I try and always be scientific when joking about it, because I find that the line between classy and crude is the same one between funny and vulgar.

    It’s not hard to do, but it does take time to groom a mentality to it… not just Jims, but everyones.

    I’m not politically correct and I don’t expect anyone else to be. I thinks race, religion, politics, and sex are funny. I always find a way to joke about them, but I do have to get creative… I would argue that this forum has exclusively spent 2 years refining that process.

    Referring to sex with a classy tone is nothing more than biology… It’s just science! But referring to it in a crude manner… the way I like it… with farm animals… requires tact. And I don’t think it’s a double standard, because I would completely allow the farm animals to post about how much they enjoy it with me too!

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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    It might be, I don’t know what I missed yet?

    If I’m not mistaken, Jennifer Aniston’s wool panties.

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    I’d hate to see the Bloodhound Gang’s unofficial video.

    Endorsing scratchy pots, since 2019.

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    A perfect way to describe my feelings on this topic (and a good litmus test for future posts) is as follows:

    If my 16 year old step daughter was reading this forum (and she has before), and she came across something about sex that was educational, then it wouldn’t show up on her radar. If it was a sex joke, such as a “that’s what she said”, then she’d probably roll here eyes, maybe even laugh. But if I described how I was waxing the family station wagon on Saturday, and then decided to turn the polisher on her mothers ass before simonizing her on the toilet, then I would have some explaining to do.

    But mostly because I wouldnt simonize her mom without first using a chamois and clay bar.

    First, whack the driver, then, off the passengers. I want everyone in the car whacked off.
    ... Al Capone

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