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2010-08-08 - 22:53:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: Volunteering |

So someone reading my tweets yesterday and today might – correctly – conclude I've been getting somewhat exasperated with something. In fact it is with certain people of the male persuasion who seem to have been indulging in the old "we don't complain when a man controls our computer equipment and doesn't tell anyone else any details but we won't stand for a woman doing so even if she has also openly documented it all where it wasn't before" thang.

And I *hate* such double standards. It just pushes my buttons and I tend to, ahem, "react". Badly. Especially when it is followed up by some of these idiots demonstrating their ignorance to all but the other boys aren't up to noting it is all crap on their part.

In mid-June I got annoyed the first time around about this behaviour but – learning from my '(re-)act before thinking' habits of the past – I stopped my physically-present involvement with them until I calmed down enough to think it through fully and properly. Deciding that the whole was more important that the individuals involved - only some of which are being annoying - I eventually earthed myself enough to go in again and the first Thursday all went (or seemed) fine. The second time I started sorting out the problems again but on the Saturday it all went bang again.

I was all for taking my toys (which I've loaned to them) away, or at least remotely powering them off, but managed to stop myself. I'm really not sure though about any of it now. It suited me to have the availability of things there; there were clear benefits to them and me, but I'm also someone that once I move on I don't go back.

Damn buttons.



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