women voting is a terrible idea
women voting is fine with me
Isn't that exactly what the twit in the OP did? Isn't that exactly the type of thing feminists are supposed to be offended by and respond strongly against?
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Here's the question: Why is it not enough that you're doing it? Why do you need an echo chamber of people with different genitals? What if I, or other feminists, have nothing to add to what you've already said?
What they want is attention. They're like little children feeling deprived. They are all the same - we've engaged with them plenty. They're sexist, they have various opinions, and they voice them knowing and wanting a response - so they can continue with their opinions and retorts and spewing their blind crap endlessly to the beat of their own drum.
Why should we cater to their attention needs and self serving desires? It's obvious they do it to gain some sense of popularity or what have you - they love being able to control others and piss people off from a distance.
The douches and the dicks won't be changing their boisterous views after an argument with any of us - or a deep, heated, serious debate. Because we've done it all. We've done it enough to know that's exactly the case.
They want the attention - attention denied. They want people to expend the effort - effort unexpended. They want to dominate the subject - domination denied. Their views mean *that little* to me. I won't kowtow and give them all that attention they crave - through the vise of the internet no less - they won't be guiding my day. They aren't worth the gum on my shoe.
You're asking 'why not' and I'm saying 'why bother'
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
And I harp on the feminists about it because I hold a strong suspicion that those types of views and that type of rhetoric regarding men are generally acceptable among many feminists, and I am hoping that some feminists will come along and prove me wrong. So far, none have. None have condemned it. Women have even liked his posts along the way. This is very disturbing to me. It strengthens the notion that feminists are not really anti-sexism, anti-discrimination, anti-gender stereotyping, and pro-equality as they claim... but rather pro-woman and anti-man.
All I want is some indication that that's not true.
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There are Christians who believe that Chris is love and that we have an obligation to our poor and weak.
There are Christians who believe in vigilante justice and that sinners should be abandoned by society.
They are both Christians.
Likewise, there are feminists who believe in equality for women and feminists who believe in dominance for women. They're both feminists.
Now, moving on.
Why do you equate being a feminist with being a woman? If you believe women should be treated equally in society and afforded full rights as citizens, then you're a feminist regardless of what's between your legs. You sound like a feminist to me. The fact that you're a man doesn't matter. You're someone who believes in female equality, who is speaking out against a female dominance attitude held by another feminist (who is also a man).
I am also not in the third grade, which means that I don't feel it necessary to form a dog pile in order to make a point. A point made is a point made. If you need "back up" to speak your mind, then you're looking at this wrong.
I had nothing to add to your posts. They were perfectly succinct. So I liked them and moved on to the thread of conversation I was already engaged in. I don't feel obligated to repeat what you've already said because I have a vagina, as though it means something different when the speaker has a penis. It doesn't. It means the same thing.
If someone likes your post and then doesn't make one of their own, that means you've covered the bases and they have nothing to add. Stop seeing feminazi boogie women where they don't exist.