« on: September 07, 2012, 03:34:49 pm »
...here are some thoughts. Perhaps they can even be considered a rough sort of guideline for whether or not your thread is going to be a productive one.
It's like this: when Nigel or Pixie starts a dialogue about feminism stuff, I feel like I almost always learn something, and that I am being talked to like a human being who is expected to have the moral fortitude to examine my own actions AND to speak up or act when confronted with the actions of others that perpetuate the problem. When Garbo or SP talks about it, I feel like not only am I being talked to like I'm just some rapist-in-waiting, but that I'm being preached at by a TRUE BELIEVER and those, regardless of their cause, automatically push the "OK, time to be a difficult assclown until this Uniform shuts up and goes away" button. So yeah, I perfectly understand the point about men having this weird entitlement issue about deserving a woman's attention for no other reason than having visited their own unsolicited attention on a woman and I think it's creepy and obnoxious and that changing that attitude would maybe go a long way towards preventing eventual more serious aggressive behavior. I understand most (but probably not all) of the points that are raised in the feminism-related threads. And I agree with alot of it at a fundamental level. But no power in the universe can make me want to continue the dialogue in the face of the above-mentioned behavior. But hey, it's not like 50% of the fucking world's population are men, right? So why bother acting in a manner that makes them feel included and like part of the solution?