- Nov 30, 2012
Because it's Thursday. The International Council of Feminist Doctrine meets on Saturdays. We'll codify official opinions to be held by every feminist worldwide on all of these pictures and distribute them that evening, most likely.Blablahb said:Then why are there so many of them and are feminists making no attempts to distance themselves from the sexist and hatefull ones?General Twinkletoes said:It feels like it's just "HEY LOOK AT DEM STUPID FEMINISTS LOL". Just because some feminists are stupid and ridiculously extreme, doesn't make feminism stupid.
This is a good summary of the actual issues related to the pics in OP's post. Most of the "lol this is dumb" people in the thread simply haven't encountered or have actively ignored the relevant ideas. Being uninformed is not the same thing as having a different opinion.dragonswarrior said:[snip]
Obligatory quote of the obligatory post. ATTN POSTERS: The ISO Standard Straw Feminist is based on a caricature of the extreme end of one side of a huge upheaval in the 1980s called the Sex Wars. Not only are most of your prejudices based on inaccurate stereotypes, they're inaccurate stereotypes of a relatively small subset of feminism.BreakfastMan said:Also, obligatory "not all feminists are second-wave, Andrea Dworkin-type people", because I know someone is going to try to straw-man feminists sometime soon.
I was going to avoid this thread altogether. It's obviously flame-bait, and the idea of trying to "debate" w&gs in an environment as blindly hostile to it as this one is about as appealing as gouging out my own eyes. But I felt I should at least post a PSA. Now that that's done with...