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Feminism Isn’t Hard

02 Oct

There has been so much riot mongering in the press lately about gender issues that I’ve gone on a news blackout. One absurd story after another that does nothing more than get both sides of every issue ranting at each other and I’ve had enough. I have no doubt it’s a great diversionary tactic. Anyone know what’s happening over seas? How many soldiers died today in a senseless war that’s not at all about oil (wink, wink)? How many states passed legislation limiting the birth control options of women? I could go on and on, but, hey! Football!

This guy breaks it down in easy to understand terms. Especially at 2:23-ish. Srsly folks, get a grip!

If I end up talking with someone about sexist issues, I prefer to use the term “non-sexist” instead of “feminist” because saying the word “feminist” has such a violent reaction from people on both sides of the issue. If a woman has short hair and declares herself a feminist she will likely be called a lesbian. How does that even make sense? Has everyone gone crazy? I know The Golden Rule is hopelessly old-fashioned, so how about we adhere to Wheaton’s Law? Wouldn’t the world be a better place?

I can’t even write coherently about this subject today because of all the freaking out by people who would know better if they just closed their mouths and thought about it for one second. If you’re a “friend” of mine on social media and suddenly you find yourself dropped from my news feed, yes, it was done on purpose. Quit yer bullshit people bashing!

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Battle of the Sexes, Crazy, Rants, right?

 

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12 responses to “Feminism Isn’t Hard

  1. Twindaddy

    October 2, 2014 at 7:20 am

    *runs to check Facebook* Phew! We’re still friends! Yay!

    On a serious note, I don’t even know how to attack this problem. There are so many views out there and so many different people shouting different things that I feel nothing will ever be accomplished because no one can agree on anything. It seems like there are as many definitions for feminism as there are people on this planet.

    Smarter people than me will need to figure out this whole equality thing. I don’t know how to convince bigots that their bigotry is wrong.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      October 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      LOL! It certainly wasn’t you, TD!

      I really think we all just need to stop being assholes to each other. That’s all. Srsly. Just be nice.

      To all the people who can’t be nice and treat EVERY human like they’re an actual Person: go the fuck over there so I don’t have to interact with you.

       
      • Twindaddy

        October 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

        Hmmmmmm……we need to find someone to sponsor this as a bill.

         
      • Sofia Leo

        October 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

        I know, right? It’s just not that complicated.

         
      • Twindaddy

        October 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        No, it’s not. Stupid assholes…

         
  2. NotAPunkRocker

    October 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

    “If you’re a “friend” of mine on social media and suddenly you find yourself dropped from my news feed, yes, it was done on purpose. Quit yer bullshit people bashing!”

    That’s always been my policy, especially on politics and on BOTH sides.

    I like the non-sexist approach to the conversation vs. feminism.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      October 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      It just makes sense, right? Why does any person or group of people have to be “better” than another? I just don’t get it.

       
      • NotAPunkRocker

        October 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        And honestly…it’s not like you or anyone else is going to be able to change my mind on certain issues anyway. Some of these items that get argued about are tied to our personal values and morals; a FB fight isn’t going to have me come over to your side.

         
      • Sofia Leo

        October 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        We should be able to agree to disagree without all the hate. Celebrate our differences – that’s what makes life interesting!

         
  3. El Guapo

    October 2, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Mostly unrelated – despite Wheaton’s law, the characters he plays as a guest on tv shows are, quite often, dicks (which I was surprised to see acknowledged on the page.)
    Very entertaining ones, but still.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      October 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      The really good actors do their best work playing characters like themselves or just the opposite of themselves. I think he’s brilliant!

       
  4. betternotbroken

    October 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    It is a diversionary tactic, trolls get people giving them attention from real issues that need serious discussion, I like your description.

     

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