Billy Roberts Nov 24, 2013 22:47:54 GMT
Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Nov 24, 2013 22:47:54 GMT
An excellent response, marred by the silly sexist comment at the end. I'm not sure why Dezon resorted to a misogynistic dig at housewives/stay-at-home Mothers to make his point? 'Hausfrau' is frequently used as a derogatory slur against Mums who stay at home to look after their children and home. Where as, those who go back to work are slagged off for dumping their children on others to look after. Poor old Mums, eh? They can't do right for doing wrong.[/quote]
I think he was more making the comment because women tend to fill the audiences of psychic shows, i have seen that first hand, usually 80% will be women, now I am not saying they are all housewives, however I have found that working women, professionals etc tend to have less time to worry about going to see psychics, or reading magazines with horoscopes in, again I am being stereotypical here, but it is kind of the experience of what we see over and over again.
I often wind up the women on spiritual forums, because in general they are nearly always housewives.
These are the type of people more likely to watch daytime tv, which is where a lot of this nonsense is peddled.
Back on point, from my experience, people who believe in mediums come from varied backgrounds, and are not just 'hausfraus.' In fact, I know quite a few 'Hausfraus' who are skeptics.
As do I, we have a few on this forum too;.
I don't know if Billy Roberts made those disgusting racist remarks or not, but if he did then he should be ashamed of himself.
He should be more ashamed at himself for conning vunerable people out of money, the racism I can accept, I am used to it.
Everyone has a right to an opinion, but when people are throwing racist and sexist/misogynistic insults back and forth simply for having different opinions to each other then I can't help but feel that it's not only pathetic, but extremely "unintelligent" too...
I do agree with you, but unfortunately there does seem to be a stereotype based on forums like the mumsnet forum, and spiritual forums that are full of housewives.
of course professional and working women will also get conned by psychics, but are less likely to post on such forums, hence why the stereotype is born.
I think Bob, was just being facetious as opposed to mysoginistic, and playing on a stereotype that many of us have witnessed first hand as being kinda true.
of course as with every stereotype, it is not absolute, and neve completely true.