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Not so much because of the articles themselves, but due to the comments made by so many ignorant people (mostly young white males who have never heard of the word “privilege”), completely unwilling to see past their own personal experiences. “Oh, but I just flipped through my collection of video games, and I didn’t find any sexism in any of them! Are you sure you’re not just overreacting, honey? I think you’re just not that knowledgeable about games.”
Stop. fucking. invalidating. us.
I’m so enraged right now. I need to watch some baby animals… Or perhaps a really gory horror flick.
“I need feminism because being honest and straightforward doesn’t make me ballsy. I don’t have balls.”
People are picking fights with common phrases now? What would you prefer it to be? Boobsy?
The point is that phrases like “man up” and “having balls” indicate that male characteristics are superior to female. Compare to phrases like “you throw like a girl” and “stop being such a pussy”. It promotes the idea that being male is always positive, while being female is inherently negative.
The worst thing you can call a man? Pussy, faggot, girl, “not a real man”, etc.
The worst thing you can call a woman? Bitch, slut, whore, and so on.
All of those slurs are related to femininity (in the case of “faggot”, attraction to other men is seen as a typical feminine trait).
“Picking fights” with common words may seem like nitpicking, but it’s all part of an unfair and oppressive system that hurts women and men alike. This needs to stop.
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I’ve seen many videos that address the issue of gender stereotypes, but they’ve mainly been focused on women, just briefly mentioning the harmful stereotyping of men (for obvious reasons, but still). I’d like something that I can discuss with some male acquaintances, to prove that feminism is not just about “victimizing women” or “feeling sorry for women”. Feminists aren’t the ones demonizing men, the media is.
All suggestions will be greatly appreciated! ♥
I’m fucking fed up with the accepting attitude towards sexism and discrimination that I face every single day.
I don’t want to hear another rape joke.
I don’t need your comments on how “gay” you think something/someone is.
No, I will NOT “chill out” when confronting you on your disgusting behaviour.
You’re making me miserable, because in all other aspects you’re such good and kind people. If you don’t really mean what you’re saying, why do you keep saying it?
I hope that the people attending are willing to learn something, and that they won’t ruin everything with ridicule and the same old jokes about rape and “real men” criteria. I love this place, but the accepting attitude to sexism and discrimination that some people here are sporting sickens me. Just stop it.
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