On 19 Feb 2012 at 9:11am Castle Gate wrote:
There's a fabulous article in the national press today about an actor from Lewes, Sarah Gordy. The link below takes you to the piece. Always great to see people from this town getting good breaks.
Check it out here »
On 19 Feb 2012 at 9:19am popeye wrote:
Good luck Sarah and God bless! You are such an inspiration. We shall definitely be watching you.
On 19 Feb 2012 at 9:30am jrsussex wrote:
Sarah Goody is not an actor, she is an actress
On 19 Feb 2012 at 10:19am Jolly Jim wrote:
Wel, done Sarah, you are so jolly jolly jolly nice
On 19 Feb 2012 at 1:26pm Paul Newman wrote:
Thanks for sharing that Castle Gate, interesting and the plot line sounds immediately intriguing and true to the period
On 19 Feb 2012 at 6:51pm old Cynic wrote:
Ive met sarah and her Mum and they are both really lovely ladies!
On 19 Feb 2012 at 6:58pm PC wrote:
She is an actor jrsussex same as a female police officer is a pc and no longer a wpc.
On 19 Feb 2012 at 8:06pm jrsussex wrote:
PC - I do not go along with the PC culture, it has spoilt so many aspects of our lives. She is a very fine actress in the world in which I choose to live. I will assume you do not have comedienne's on your planet.
On 20 Feb 2012 at 7:54am mickyboy wrote:
PC is a whimsical fashion the same as power words, luckily there is still a breed like jrsussex who can remember the value of CS, common sense
On 20 Feb 2012 at 6:01pm Woodle wrote:
The problem, JR, is that defining people with gender-based words has been a technique used to reinforce sexist behaviour. Look for example at the connotations of the words 'actor' and 'actress'. To me and many other people 'actor' is a fairly respectable job title. 'Actress' has other meanings, not all of them quite so nice.
A lot of the time the gender of the person is not relevant to a conversation. Having to identify the sex of the person marks the speaker out as someone who sees women as a kind of seperate sub species of 'not-quite-human'.
Why does it matter if the actor, comedien, police constable etc is male or female?
On 20 Feb 2012 at 7:18pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Let's leave it to Sarah to decide what she would like to be known as.
On 20 Feb 2012 at 8:34pm jrsussex wrote:
Woodle - How on earth did you arrive at the conclusion that the use of the word actress "marks the speaker as someone who sees women as a kind of separate species of sub-human"? I daresay you belong to the those that when I hold a door open for a lady I am somehow insulting them. Last year I offered my seat to a young lady on a crowded train, she declined the offer but interestingly when she left the train she leant over, thanked me and said "I am sorry but I was taken aback, it has not happened to me before." I like my little old fashioned world where women are treated as equals but with courtesy, none of which is meant to belittle them.
Brixtonbelle - You are of course correct.
On 20 Feb 2012 at 8:51pm Woodle wrote:
I open the door for others and thank people who do the same for me. I stand up on public transport for those who need it. I don't.
Jr I'm sure you don't mean badly but I'm so glad I'm a woman now, not in your old fashioned world. I'd prefer equal pay and attitudes that have moved on a bit from 'on the busses'.
As for women choosing how they refer to themselves - we all have a concern in how other women are treated. By other men or women.