My Sincerest Apologies


Yesterday, I put up a post that upset a number of people, some women in particular.

It was never my intention to do that. I feel Steem is a place for uplifting activity and never meant to add to the hatred or anger that is sometimes expressed on here.

For that reason, I sincerely apologize to all that found my words to be degrading, upsetting or demeaning.

I want to single out one person, in particular, @justineh, for my behavior and the back and forth in the comment section. She did not deserve that.

The post was meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek along with the idea that there is the opportunity to eradicate some gender wrongs that took place throughout history. It is obvious that I only added to that instead of alleviating it.

I realize how demeaning it was to use a picture such as that to many of the women on here and can only say "lesson learned" (thank you @soyrosa).

Again, I am sorry for anyone that was negatively affected by my post and the message that was taken from it.

And yes @whatsup, I agree and accept your "poke".

If you found this article informative, please give an upvote and resteem.



Comments 39

I only give that kind of feedback to people I suspect can still 'listen and learn' - I never spend effort towards those I think are a lost cause. This post to me confirms that I was right, thank you :-)

17.07.2019 11:49

I only give that kind of feedback to people I suspect can still listen and learn

More like:

I only give that kind of feedback to people I suspect can have their reputation damaged and have a lot to lose.

17.07.2019 17:14

If giving feedback is harming someones reputation then we are in a really messed up world. Calling someone out on a post that was a bit tasteless is helping that person recognize it. And imo @taskmaster4450 handled it well with this post.

18.07.2019 11:17

This is defamation, not feedback. End of story.

18.07.2019 18:03

If you say so it has to be true 🤷‍♂️

18.07.2019 18:03

Sorry I accidentally must have flagged you? Was a war zone and sometimes my comment page feeds do not show correctly!

20.07.2019 23:43

Good boy.
Now put your computer down and do the dishes.
Oh, and you can vacuum the living room while your better half fixing the leak on the roof and change the oil of the family truck later.

Come on chicks, bring the boiling oil.

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17.07.2019 13:51

Right because critiquing a post is now feminism in action.

Maybe he could just take some criticism without getting so offended himself and then telling everyone they were offended or taking it as an attack. I wasn’t..I just felt his post was incorrect, so I said so.

No one was offended by a picture of boobs, and I sure as hell was not offended by anything in the post.. I just thought his post about “gender inequality” was idiotic - as we don’t need some “gender equality” bs taking over the chain. While also implying it’s the technology that is the issue, as a good UI for all people would be great. His technique to discuss “gender inequality” was well, the most tone deaf thing I’ve ever seen.. was he wanting porn stars? If so, that’s cool. Or was this about “gender inequality”... the post contradicted itself.

To me the focus should be on making this place attractive to all, through well built front ends as well as other things.

If you now wanna make this some sort of “offended ladies” bs, fair enough but I don’t believe the woman mentioned in this post were crying about being offended 🙂

17.07.2019 14:25

You missed my point lady. As you said we all entitled for our own opinion.
My point was that he has no reason for apologizing for expressing his.
And your reaction tells a lot about your views. Which is fine.

18.07.2019 07:00

YUP he's a wuss fosho!

20.07.2019 23:44


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17.07.2019 17:25

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17.07.2019 12:03

A nice effort apologising here on this post. It's sometimes difficult to get a message across, a tone, in the written word, such as your original, and offending, post however this apology post seems to do a good job at conveying what you intend it to say. I hope the offended parties see it.

Well done taking ownership and posting your apology.

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17.07.2019 12:03

good on you for this @taskmaster4450 ... takes a real guy to realize his mistake and own it.

I'll be honest with you. When I see guys referring to women as 'boobs' or 'vaginas' I immediately think of teenage boys and the immaturity that goes with it. You are a lot better than that.

You meant well and you did try to balance it by referring to guys as penis's.

That said, I think one of the strengths of this platform is the number of women actively involved. Your post is well taken in that there could and should be more.

That will come when using the platform is more inviting to all.

17.07.2019 12:05

For what you apologize?
Your post yesterday was ok, nobody was insulted..
If some of the ladies feeling upset because of a boob pic, up to them.
Have a nice day

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17.07.2019 12:14

If you found this article informative, please give an upvote and resteem.

lol. No!

Actually, I saw that post yesterday and I just decided to check my gender privilege and move on.

17.07.2019 12:27

You are awesome sir.. hatsoff you

17.07.2019 12:30

I thought this platform is censorship-resistant...

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17.07.2019 12:39

You know how feminists operate, they target high-value and famous people to get attention by playing the victim. I am sure that nobody would care If the person who did it was just some random guy with no real fame.

17.07.2019 16:58

Point me to the feminist who hurt the poor boy?

17.07.2019 17:21

He probably poked himself with his own strawman.

18.07.2019 11:19

Are you sick?

20.07.2019 23:47

Hey, how come you make so many upvotes for such rude and depredating comments like these?
I’m telling @couninstant to add them all to his flag list:482A31E2-9E76-4F68-B87A-F17F94953EF0.png

20.07.2019 23:52

We all makes mistakes. The difference is how we deal with them and if we learn from them!

17.07.2019 12:52

Passionate conversation is good. So is being sensitive to the people in this community while continuing to stride boldly. I meet the best people here in times of strife!

That being said,

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17.07.2019 13:58

You said nothing wrong at all, I read all this to my wife this morning and she agrees. People got to understand you cant pose your thoughts and especially your feelings on others. Powerful women like my wife ain't got no time for feminism........ #FreeTheNipples

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17.07.2019 14:21

Where are these feminist? Lol.

I see a man who got some criticism, wrote a “sorry I offended you” post and now some women he tagged are being accused of being offended feminists

This is just comical at this point 😂

17.07.2019 15:00
As someone who tries to be funny and goes too far from time to time, no worries. If you aren't taking some risks and I stick my foot in my mouth from time to time.

) No worries

17.07.2019 14:26

Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

17.07.2019 14:31

Thanks for the apology but honestly there was no need. When people disagree with you, that’s a healthy part of a social media platform, not everyone will agree with you all the time.

Your post was ill thought out if it was at the core about “eradicate some gender wrongs that have happened throughout time.” Which was pointed out to you, I personally wasn’t offended by tits and ass.. I love tits and ass!

It seemed your post just sort of contradicted itself - we need more boobs .. oh and gender equality!! I disagreed with your assessment, which my comment pointed out, I was not offended or upset.

Your response to comments telling you that women were in full force here waswhere you went really wrong. Trying to flip criticism of a poorly written post to then to be just some woman offended and feeling attacked, to which you responded with insults, is seriously just dumb. Which you also are apologizing for, so thanks for that.

But please don’t sit here and act like we are all a bunch of offended females who now apparently are the villains, according to people in your comments section.

No one mentioned here (that I am aware of) was crying about being offended, they just told you that you were wrong about the issue you brought forward. Take some criticism and move on.

17.07.2019 14:38

All good taskmaster. I found the whole convo fascinating and can see both sides.

17.07.2019 15:23

If we are all going to start acting PC, no one will write a single post anymore.

17.07.2019 16:56

That is very true. PC is not allowed here.

17.07.2019 18:12

Just grab them by the ....”%*!#.... “steem”? 😀

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17.07.2019 17:28

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17.07.2019 17:37

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18.07.2019 00:58

I hope you get help!

20.07.2019 23:45