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Postby publicduende » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:55 am

FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


I really hope Ginger is not gone for good: she was witty, well-spoken and most of her opinions came from her being a Pinay and in close contact with Pinoys. I do respect the countless opinions on Filipina women copiously laid by senior and "master" posters here. Yet, why would that be a ground to dismiss views from a Pinay proper, let alone a damn smart and well-educated one, as of a lesser quality?

It could be because some of you revel in your stereotypical ideas of how a man/woman relationship should be. Fact is, once you find yourself face to face with the real thing, why do you put yourselves all in defensive mode and act on pre-programmed generalisations and blame tactics? Chill out! She was no enemy, and neither are a LOT of women anywhere in the world, if you ask me.
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Postby FreeYourMind » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:10 am

publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


I really hope Ginger is not gone for good: she was witty, well-spoken and most of her opinions came from her being a Pinay and in close contact with Pinoys. I do respect the countless opinions on Filipina women copiously laid by senior and "master" posters here. Yet, why would that be a ground to dismiss views from a Pinay proper, let alone a damn smart and well-educated one, as of a lesser quality?

It could be because some of you revel in your stereotypical ideas of how a man/woman relationship should be. Fact is, once you find yourself face to face with the real thing, why do you put yourselves all in defensive mode and act on pre-programmed generalisations and blame tactics? Chill out! She was no enemy, and neither are a [b]LOT of women anywhere in the world[/b], if you ask me.


Getting a little dramatic aren't we? I don't think anyone here thinks of women as the enemy, just the opposite. The problem is feminism and what it can do to women and a society if unchecked.
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Postby publicduende » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:34 am

FreeYourMind wrote:
publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


I really hope Ginger is not gone for good: she was witty, well-spoken and most of her opinions came from her being a Pinay and in close contact with Pinoys. I do respect the countless opinions on Filipina women copiously laid by senior and "master" posters here. Yet, why would that be a ground to dismiss views from a Pinay proper, let alone a damn smart and well-educated one, as of a lesser quality?

It could be because some of you revel in your stereotypical ideas of how a man/woman relationship should be. Fact is, once you find yourself face to face with the real thing, why do you put yourselves all in defensive mode and act on pre-programmed generalisations and blame tactics? Chill out! She was no enemy, and neither are a [b]LOT of women anywhere in the world[/b], if you ask me.


Getting a little dramatic aren't we? I don't think anyone here thinks of women as the enemy, just the opposite. The problem is feminism and what it can do to women and a society if unchecked.


It's not about being dramatic. Ginger surely wasn't a feminist, just a smart female, and perhaps she left because some of you guys kepy on labelling her as a feminist, as some sort of unwanted finale in your mental stories of how a woman, or a Filipina, should be and behave.
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Postby FreeYourMind » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:44 am

publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:
publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


I really hope Ginger is not gone for good: she was witty, well-spoken and most of her opinions came from her being a Pinay and in close contact with Pinoys. I do respect the countless opinions on Filipina women copiously laid by senior and "master" posters here. Yet, why would that be a ground to dismiss views from a Pinay proper, let alone a damn smart and well-educated one, as of a lesser quality?

It could be because some of you revel in your stereotypical ideas of how a man/woman relationship should be. Fact is, once you find yourself face to face with the real thing, why do you put yourselves all in defensive mode and act on pre-programmed generalisations and blame tactics? Chill out! She was no enemy, and neither are a [b]LOT of women anywhere in the world[/b], if you ask me.


Getting a little dramatic aren't we? I don't think anyone here thinks of women as the enemy, just the opposite. The problem is feminism and what it can do to women and a society if unchecked.


It's not about being dramatic. Ginger surely wasn't a feminist, just a smart female, and perhaps she left because some of you guys kepy on labelling her as a feminist, as some sort of unwanted finale in your mental stories of how a woman, or a Filipina, should be and behave.


Jumping to conclusions again to fit your standard feminazi m.o.
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Postby polya » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:44 am

Women say they are equal to men, so why should I cry that she's "gone?" She's probably still her and only reading what we post. The fact is dozens of guys have gone and nobody cared, so I'm treating Ginger EQUALLY - why not try this sometime and earn some respect from women?
"Woman is a violent and uncontrolled animal... If you allow them to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters." Cato the Elder
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Postby publicduende » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:00 am

FreeYourMind wrote:
publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:
publicduende wrote:
FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


I really hope Ginger is not gone for good: she was witty, well-spoken and most of her opinions came from her being a Pinay and in close contact with Pinoys. I do respect the countless opinions on Filipina women copiously laid by senior and "master" posters here. Yet, why would that be a ground to dismiss views from a Pinay proper, let alone a damn smart and well-educated one, as of a lesser quality?

It could be because some of you revel in your stereotypical ideas of how a man/woman relationship should be. Fact is, once you find yourself face to face with the real thing, why do you put yourselves all in defensive mode and act on pre-programmed generalisations and blame tactics? Chill out! She was no enemy, and neither are a [b]LOT of women anywhere in the world[/b], if you ask me.


Getting a little dramatic aren't we? I don't think anyone here thinks of women as the enemy, just the opposite. The problem is feminism and what it can do to women and a society if unchecked.


It's not about being dramatic. Ginger surely wasn't a feminist, just a smart female, and perhaps she left because some of you guys kepy on labelling her as a feminist, as some sort of unwanted finale in your mental stories of how a woman, or a Filipina, should be and behave.


Jumping to conclusions again to fit your standard feminazi m.o.


You chaps starting to call her names. A few days later she was gone. What do I need to infer? A sudden seizure of meningitis?
Just admit it, some of you guys want this forum to become a niche clique of like-minded right-wing nutcases. Nothing bad with that, in a diverse environment. A lot worse when you want, indeed expect that everyone is like you.
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Postby abcdavid01 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:29 pm

I'm about as far Right as possible, but I liked Ginger. She was getting Private Messages with insults too.
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Postby Rock » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:20 pm

Ha ha, just as I expected, it seems she didn't last very long here thanks to certain haters. I'll think twice before inviting interesting and unique people I come across to participate here next time, male or female.

I've come across a good number of articulate, educated, intelligent, and creative Filipinas by now, primarily from the middle classes. They contrast sharply with the Filipina stereotype and what foreign guys generally encounter all over Phils. But Ginger was one who was willing to come her and share generously. It's really be great to hear more from locals in some of our favorite countries, to get their perspective; not just those of expats who will never really be on the inside. But if you bash new posters, its likely they will get fed-up and leave. Anyway, it's your loss. I will continue to learn from these people offline.

BTW, she's on a 4 day trip in Bangkok (her first time abroad I think) and will write about her observations and initial impressions - a compare and contrast type of piece: Manila vs. Bangkok / Phils vs. Thailand. But she's only going to share that with a few friends she's made here privately. She told me I could post a copy on the forum if I want but I think that's up to her to do. If she's been run-off the forum or just doesn't wanna be here, why post anything from her.
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Re: Ginger is not Konrad

Postby Rock » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:26 pm

jboy wrote:Rock (one of the pillars of HA) posted her introduction and said he met her and spent time with her in person. Now either Rock is lying or could it be that Ginger is Rock's alter ego? She is definitely not Konrad, Jester man. I know because of writing style and I've been reading here for 2.5 years lol.

I believe it's because she does not fit the stereotype of females that she got voted off(?). She is not a feminist but she isn't an online cock sucker either. Does not care about being politically correct, thinks and writes like a guy (masculine values). Who knew a female could be capable of honesty and integrity? Likewise she does not fit the stereotype of a filipina/asian female of an overly submissive slutty manipulative gold-digger uneducated female, that's why I like her.

If Ginger is Rock in disguise, does this mean I'm digging Rock? Lol

How about you Jester? I remember you posted one time you were already in college at age 11? But on an earlier post (years ago) you said you started at 17....please do not take this the wrong way, I'm just getting my facts straight. You must be a child prodigy whether 11 or 17 when you started college.


Well that would be a neat trick given that I never learned Tagalog and Google Translate is far from perfect. She's had a few Tagalog exchanges on the forum with short response times. Also, don't you see the difference between her writing stye and mine?

I have no interest in introducing fake people here nor posting under alternate names and pretending to be someone else.
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Re: Ginger is not Konrad

Postby jboy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:50 pm

Rock wrote:
jboy wrote:Rock (one of the pillars of HA) posted her introduction and said he met her and spent time with her in person. Now either Rock is lying or could it be that Ginger is Rock's alter ego? She is definitely not Konrad, Jester man. I know because of writing style and I've been reading here for 2.5 years lol.

I believe it's because she does not fit the stereotype of females that she got voted off(?). She is not a feminist but she isn't an online cock sucker either. Does not care about being politically correct, thinks and writes like a guy (masculine values). Who knew a female could be capable of honesty and integrity? Likewise she does not fit the stereotype of a filipina/asian female of an overly submissive slutty manipulative gold-digger uneducated female, that's why I like her.

If Ginger is Rock in disguise, does this mean I'm digging Rock? Lol

How about you Jester? I remember you posted one time you were already in college at age 11? But on an earlier post (years ago) you said you started at 17....please do not take this the wrong way, I'm just getting my facts straight. You must be a child prodigy whether 11 or 17 when you started college.


Well that would be a neat trick given that I never learned Tagalog and Google Translate is far from perfect. She's had a few Tagalog exchanges on the forum with short response times. Also, don't you see the difference between her writing stye and mine?

I have no interest in introducing fake people here nor posting under alternate names and pretending to be someone else.



Man... you got me wrong, I'm simply saying how she can't be Konrad or a troll. As I've said, you're one of the pillars of HA, that alone speaks for itself. I'm sorry it didn't came out right.

Let me add to what I said earlier that zboy1 and someone else also posted that they have talked with her and have seen(?)/met(?) her. Those are the reasons why me thinks she's legit.


Rock wrote:Ha ha, just as I expected, it seems she didn't last very long here thanks to certain haters. I'll think twice before inviting interesting and unique people I come across to participate here next time, male or female.

I've come across a good number of articulate, educated, intelligent, and creative Filipinas by now, primarily from the middle classes. They contrast sharply with the Filipina stereotype and what foreign guys generally counter all over Phils. But Ginger was one who was willing to come her and share generously. It's really be great to hear more from locals in some of our favorite countries, to get their perspective; not just those of expats who will never really be on the inside. But if you bash new posters, its likely they will get fed-up and leave. Anyway, it's your loss. I will continue to learn from these people offline.

BTW, she's on a 4 day trip in Bangkok (her first time abroad I think) and will write about her observations and initial impressions - a compare and contrast type of piece: Manila vs. Bangkok / Phils vs. Thailand. But she's only going to share that with a few friends she's made here privately. She told me I could post a copy on the forum if I want but I think that's up to her to do. If she's been run-off the forum or just doesn't wanna be here, why post anything from her.



I thought she lived abroad based on how she writes and the wisdom in her words. So there are more where she came from? Mite be good to have em all here man.

Too bad you won't share her Manila vs Bangkok comparison...hope she reads this and shares to me privately as well. Youhoo Ginger, Jboy here is your friend lol.

Frankly me thinks she got fed upon the negativity of the posts against her and the forum in general, shame cuz she has some real data gold which everyone mite benefit from. Abcdavid01 mentioned she's also getting insults on private messaging and me thinks those are from haters who won't read what the girl has to say.

Me sees obvious trolls in here who don't get banned or run off (for instance the black girl poser attention whore) and I do not see the justice why some men members in here brand her as a feminist even when she is saying pro men ideas just because she happens to be female. Personally I'm inclined to think she's a guy trapped in a female body with that intellect of hers.

Girl or boy, she is a SOLID contributor and should have been viewed as such, no matter what gender or nationality she is. Yeah I dig smart girls and she's a smart cookie with a man's solid heart.
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Postby jboy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:08 pm

polya wrote:Women say they are equal to men, so why should I cry that she's "gone?" She's probably still her and only reading what we post. The fact is dozens of guys have gone and nobody cared, so I'm treating Ginger EQUALLY - why not try this sometime and earn some respect from women?



Bro, she is not part of our hated feminists.

Yeah me don't care either when trolls and trash leaves the forums but this Ginger person posts relevant stuff. Statistics and ground level views of the real world Philippines, that's gold man!

Am not lamenting about a girl, am lamenting why a solid contributor has been run off/left/got fed up when those who don't contribute anything that will help bring readers to Happier Abroad Reality gets to stay. Do most here really relish hating and whining that much that they won't stop pushing good stuff away?

The most mournful thing in the world is seeing your comrades drown in their own knee-high deep wallowing waters when all they have to do is either reach up so you can pull them up or stand up.

Falcon, momopi, lad are not posting much anymore, are they also getting fed up? Will HA be a bunch of losers hating together? Me thinks that is the near future of HA if everyone won't stop with the negativity.
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Postby jboy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:33 pm

FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.



Me thinks you do have an opinion of Ginger and in your mind you see her as a feminist. Man, chill out, she is female...does not make her a feminist if you read her posts.

Voted off, am not sure but I seem to remember there was a thread or a poll by zboy1 and men members started hurling insults against her/females. I was surprised by the hatred of those who posted in there when zboy1 announced she's gone...they won't dare say it to her face when she was here though. Have men of the forum really gotten that low?

Am not defending her bro, but I got sisters and a mom and I'd be waging war if anyone says those stuff said against her to my womenfolk, especially if it's without warrant. That's all am saying. May it be that we are not giving womenkind of the world a fair chance and we are thinking of them in terms of AW behavior? That is self defeating man!

Still don't see why she was called a feminist or a poser or a troll :roll: Me sees nothing of that or I could be wrong.

Hope she does come back... or if she thinks getting away from here is best then so be it. Got a feeling she's havin a good life and those who driven her out will die alone and miserable by their own fatalistic doing. Now that is justice!

As Rock says, it's HA's loss when solid contributors are driven out like that by haters in here. If I were her, I'd erase all my posts if they aren't valued by the unworthy hoarde that is viewing it. I rest my Ginger case.
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Postby Billy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:54 pm

why should i care for ginger? unless she posts some tight raprhymes. i know she has swag but she has to deliver. this ain´t fun here. happiness means battle, rapbattle. come on ginger, you chicken.
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Postby Jester » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:03 pm

FreeYourMind wrote:I didn't have an opinion about Ginger one way or the other. I think she was legit, but I don't know what you mean by "voted off." Was she banned? Just because someone doesn't post for a month doesn't mean they're permanently gone.

The bigger issue is are female posters wanted in what is a man's forum. Part of the goal of feminism is women invading every single nook and cranny of men's space while women are still allowed to have all kinds of their own girl-only pursuits and interests.


Good point.

Maybe there should be some specific rules about which threads they can enter. I remember cautioning one decent-seeming young lady that she was geting into trouble, posting on a thread where men were discussing AW, past pain, etc. I guess i like reading women's thoughts, and don't mind them reading what's here, but I don't want them to defend AW, ever.

If they are here they should behave.
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Postby Jester » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:16 pm

jboy wrote:May it be that we are not giving womenkind of the world a fair chance and we are thinking of them in terms of AW behavior? That is self defeating man!


This echoes the point made recently by Maker55 about the Law of Attraction. If we look for negative AW behavior everywhere, that's all we will see.

To me Ginger is a modern woman without being consciously a feminist. She isn't deferential enough for my taste, but hell I don't have to date someone to learn from them.
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