With all these "two cents" I find myself giving, you'd think I'd find money for a membership, alas, here I am...
Just curious (and I mean this in the nicest of nice ways that are nicely possible)
"On BPL that should not fly under the radar. Other forums, perhaps, where such attitudes are well accepted. But here?"
Though I do think I know your intent (and probably agree with you in your intent), I can't help but ask: If he were to have written "and boys" after his comment, would you have responded the same?
If your answer is "yes", I might ask what it is you think should not fly.
If your answer is "no", I may suggest that you think about the implications this might have on people who might consider themselves boys and girls. (and what this might do to our understanding of the complicated situation)
What I mean is, and what I would like to at least mention is, sexism - could feasibly be - just a silly concept someone created. (that shouldn't even need to exist) It may only really exist because someone, at some point, decided we needed to discriminate an uncool lad, or lass, from the bunch. (as if a so-called sexist really needed more attention)
I don't think it is, or should be, so cut and dry -- due to it's complexity. What I do know, and what I think we can agree on is: uncool is uncool.
Was that his intent in this forum? I don't think so.
I'll end with a poorly devised haiku :P
If we recognize
intent, we may realize
we all get along.
Katharina, your hats rock. Can you make one with a peace sign? :)