The Discrimination No One Is Talking About

In December I’ll be taking a trip to LA. Since my hairline is receding, I decided it was time to finally go down there and try out for a spot in the next Expendables movie.

Anyways, I decided to stay in a beach town south of the main city. Living in Seattle, I could really use some time in the sun on a warm beach (quick historical fact: Meriwether Lewis changed his birth-given name of Bob upon arriving at the Oregon coast, where he told Clark “This weather is not fucking merry.”)

So I googled “Mass transit from LA to Laguna” and landed on some trip advisory website. And there I saw that a young woman had asked the same question. Her avatar picture showed an attractive woman with her shirt falling off her shoulder. She had a small, perfect smile, all of which made her look very kitten-esque.

Two guys responded to her question with incredibly in-depth answers. Each reply was at least three paragraphs long. Pros and cons of various transport options were listed. Prices of different shuttles were relayed. And so on.

But then it turned competitive. One guy wrote that you could get an LA-Laguna shuttle for $50. The other guy replied that $50 would only get you to Hollywood. The first guy lashed back with the name of a shuttle company and a link proving you could get to Laguna for $57. Defeated, the other guy stopped commenting.

And at the end of the comment stream there was a post from the woman: “Thanks, I decided to go to Honolulu instead.”

But let’s now say your avatar shows a middle-aged man with a receding hairline. If you posed the same question that our kitten did, guess what kind of answer you’d get?

Six words: “LA transit sucks. Rent a car.”

Men continue to be discriminated against online. Yes, it’s mostly by other men. But still, why is no one talking about this?

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4 thoughts on “The Discrimination No One Is Talking About”

  1. Good luck with your audition. You should do well. There are very few middle aged people in L.A. When the authorities find them, they are forced into working on the Expendables movies.

  2. This doesn’t surprise me at all. When I was a woman, men looked at me in a totally different way than they do today.

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