Male Dentristy students making severe derogatory comments – what do you think?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

CanadianBride456:  i think its disturbing and gross and really upsetting that the school has only taken action because the media is now involved. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

CanadianBride456:  This is extremely disturbing 🙁 Why do people have to be so gross…

Post # 4
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Busy bee

CanadianBride456:  I went to Dalhousie, so I’m particularly disappointed and disgusted. To those who argue that punishing the individuals for their “thoughts” alone is not necessary, I say: do thoughts not influence actions? Perhaps they might not actually rape someone, but they were speaking about SPECIFIC classmates, not women in general – could their actions towards those classmates not be influenced by those “thoughts”? 

Peope have commented that many well-known comics have made similar “jokes”. For me, I honestly don’t know how to respond to that comment. On one hand, I want to say “context is everything” because comedians often don’t direct their “jokes” at particular people whereas the students were directing these comments to their classmates… but I know that logic is flawed.

To those that say “rape culture” is something used by over-zealous feminists to target men, I say: rape culture isn’t just about women. It is about mutual RESPECT and dignity for BOTH genders. Anyone saying rape culture is solely about women is misguided. In a school setting, students need to feel that they are respected and treated with dignity regardless of their gender. The male students involved have done the opposite. 

Generally though, my reaction was one of disgust, disappiontment, and confusion. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

CanadianBride456:  Not to mention that they will be in positions of authority and dealing with vulnerable people (people who are scared, nervous, not knowledable on the subject, trusting of the person in authority). That they chose to “publically” broadcast their less savoury thoughts speaks to their complete lack of professionalism, and their immaturity – even if we disregard the subject matter of their jokes, doing that just demonstrates how ill prepared they are to enter the world of this profession. If we also consider the subject matter – rape – it is even more ominous. They at the very least need to be required to complete extensive “sensitivity” training or something. At the very LEAST.

I can’t imagine how their female classmates are feeling. 🙁 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

CanadianBride456: so gross. Shame on your school for protecting these assholes!! Seriously! They should be expelled. If they want to continue on to be a dentist they should do it at another school ( and who would accept them?)

As a female I would not want to go to a dentist who ‘joked’ about rape on Facebook. Disgusting.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

thats truly pathetic. Bunch of men who should have their dicks shot off!

lol sorry subjectifying/objectifying women like that really grinds my gears

CanadianBride456:  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

CanadianBride456: That is disgusting and disturbing, however I am not surprised. As a woman who is going into this field, I have definitely had my experiences with sexist young men who are also going into this field. It is so frustrating, but at the end of the day I can’t control anyone’s mind or actions but my own. 

This is an interesting link about a study that proposed that men use sexist humor to release prejudice and that it can have an effect on how they behave toward’s women’s causes and organizations: 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106083038.htm

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

How terrible. That’s truly frightening…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

<br />I think we should turn the Internet against these individuals. Someone should create a website or Facebook page that names these men and explains what they posted. Let that follow them as they become professional and look for patients. Imagine how they will feel in 10 or 15 years when their names are still out there associated with this.

The same with men who post nude pictures of their ex-girlfriends on “revenge” sites. Why can’t we turn back the Internet on these men, listing their names somewhere?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Carolsays:  I agree with you.

 

This is disgusting and scary. Idiots.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

CanadianBride456:  Serious red flags. That is violent and aggressive language. Joking or not. There are undertones of rape as well. They should be expelled. Pigs.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Carolsays:  Although my heart says YES YES, my brain says no. Why stoop to their level? Why let their despicable actions influence ours? The best way to deal with this is to ensure it never happens again, to change the culture, etc. Although some form of punishment should be required, the dominating concern should be prevention in the future, In My Humble Opinion. 

My heart, though, says OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.

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