I'm disliking the environment here in the lodge I am living at this semester more and more. The probelm is almost entirely with the guys I'm living with. They repeatedly put down women (pretty much any women's sport that comes up when we're watching the olympics they ask why anyone would want to watch it), and they use references to female anatomy as put-downs. Sure, I hear people call people "pussy" all the time, but when that's combined with all this other stuff it just gets annoying. At one point one of the guys referred to one of the male athletes as "having a vagina" because he lost the race. Not suprisingly they also use anti-gay slurs frequntly. They're always talking about sex in crude ways, not at all tastefull or decent. Just this morning they got on the topic of bestiality...I'm not going to repeat everything they were saying, but not only was it an inappropriate conversation, but it put down women as well.
grr. I don't know if most guys are like this, or if the group I am living with now just happens to be this way, but I know if this doesn't get better I'm really going to get irritated with them. This is just one more example of why I don't mind having single-sex dorms back at my normal campus...
Unfortunately, I am horrible at confronting people, and I can't see myself having the guts to actually tell any of them that what they're saying is not appreciated.