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November 6th, 2009

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01:28 pm - No, please DON'T get 'er done.
Was just in an all-employee meeting. Several offices, all on the phone. And an extremely high level man actually said to someone else, such that we all, across all offices, heard it: "Get 'er done".

That really, REALLY bothered me. The inherent assumption of the objectification and sexualization of women is horrifying. Way to bring us down into representations of whatever item it is you need to "do", buddy.

And I am fully aware that he was clueless.

I immediately spoke out, although the only people who could hear me were the ones in our office - and I was laughed at. Another female in the office said I pretty much guaranteed that people will be saying it around me quite a lot.

It doesn't bother me to be laughed at about something like this. And I WILL continue to fight it.

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Date:November 6th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
i've seen that exact phrase on trucker hats.
is it from a movie or something?
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Date:November 7th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Well, it's been referenced both in Larry the Cable Guy AND Cars, but no, it's been around for quite a while. And does indeed come from "bring a woman to orgasm"


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Date:November 9th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
I had no idea that's where the expression came from. Jeez, I wonder how many people have been using it with no clue to it's origin. I certainly have.

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