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5. Giving a man a beer-related gift is sexist because it shows that you think all men like beer and how mean of you!

In a piece titled — wait for it — “Secret Santa sexism: why are we so keen to reinforce gender roles for adults at Christmas?” a contributor who identifies herself only as “Glosswitch” says that too many people just get dudes something “beer-related” and doing so is like saying he’s nothing more than a “blank-faced man who likes booze and crap jokes.” She brags that she is “trying to cross-stitch a map of Cheshire for a grown-up male relative,” even though she doesn’t even “know if he wants a cross-stitched map of Cheshire.” Nonetheless she’s doing something different so she can “give him something that shows I’ve put in time and effort.” I suspect her “grown-up male relative” probably needs a drink right about now.

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I always beer related or tool related was the safe way to go for guy presents. It's always worked for me at least.

I'm sure that most of the authors of those items would find me overly offensive to them. I wonder if there is any way that I could let them know that I am equally offended by their attitudes?

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That's a good collection of BS right there.

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That's a good collection of BS right there.

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I am a white male of a certain age, which means, surely, that, by definition, I am not politically correct and need to have the error of my ways pointed out to me at any and every opportunity, generally by some 30-something woman dressed in leggings and a Tibetan hat or by some metrosexual guy with a voice 3 octaves higher than my wife's who've obviously got a much better grasp of the world that I have.

Recently I have been corrected in the middle of a meeting by one of these know-it-better individuals because I used the term "Madam chairwoman", when I should, apparently, have said "Ms chairperson".

I have also been told that I am in the wrong for complaining to the barperson (sorry, can't use the term "barman" any longer - it's "genderist") about the shrieking, unruly offspring of, yet again, some 30-something couple who come into the pub once a month - after all, I was a kid once they tell me, before complaining to the "bar person" about my non-PC atttitude! (How come when I was a kid we didn't allow under-16s into pubs and when you were finally allowed in you sat down and didn't scream and shout - or out you went?). I now have to avoid going to the pub before 6pm in the evenings when hopefully the little lambs will be fast asleep in bo-bo land.

I stand up for ladies when the train is full, which can elicit accusations from some that I'm being sexist, and I also ask teenagers to take their feet off the seats (muttering under my breath that if they don't I may just let loose and clout the little arisses) to which the response is often a grunt but no movement - at least not until I sit atop said feet.

It seems I can't do right for doing wrong, but why, then, can't all these superior inteLlects understand that their political correctness is at the cost of discriminating against me because I'm a man, I'm getting on (the grey hair might be a clue) and that I, too have feelings - not to mention rights?

Oh, and by the way - I happen to like beer! So if you come with your hand stitched map of Cheshire on Christmas day I might just tell you in my broadest Lancashire brogue exactly where it may be safely stored out of sight

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.......or tool related was the safe way to go for guy presents.........
A-hem! I find that sexist I like tools toooooo
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......How come when I was a kid we didn't allow under-16s into pubs and when you were finally allowed in you sat down and didn't scream and shout - or out you went?.......
That's because we were brought up in an era of being taught how to behave, politeness and discipline. Ahhh, those were the days.
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A-hem! I find that sexist I like tools toooooo
Exception noted. Perhaps we can discuss it one day over a beer.

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I do beer too
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