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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Rat Patrol » 24 Aug 2015, 7:13pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:The Greek system was largely strangled in Greensboro because back in the days when it was the state's normal (i.e., women's) school, the town elders, horrified by the thought of young women living as a group independently, declared more than three (I think that was the number) unmarried women living in a house was a bordello.
How progressive! In Massachusetts sorority houses are still banned because they're harems of witches.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 01 Sep 2015, 12:48pm

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Dr. Medulla wrote:Didn't our own eumaas attend Old Dominion?
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In ODU's defense, frats are not nearly as big a deal there as they are at my new university, UNC-Chapel Hill.
The Greek system was largely strangled in Greensboro because back in the days when it was the state's normal (i.e., women's) school, the town elders, horrified by the thought of young women living as a group independently, declared more than three (I think that was the number) unmarried women living in a house was a bordello.
Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Sep 2015, 1:11pm

eumaas wrote:Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
Yeah, I've come across that before. Really sinister shit. Back in the 50s, there was a push against secret societies (especially in high schools) in the name of anti-Communism. Democracy meant openness and free association; Communism represented secrecy and cults and demeaning rituals of loyalty. Or so the argument went. I don't disagree with the assertion that the Greek system runs counter to democratic civic values and encourages social stratification that can be carried on post-college. Which is why they'll never get rid of it.
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Post by eumaas » 01 Sep 2015, 2:34pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
Yeah, I've come across that before. Really sinister shit. Back in the 50s, there was a push against secret societies (especially in high schools) in the name of anti-Communism. Democracy meant openness and free association; Communism represented secrecy and cults and demeaning rituals of loyalty. Or so the argument went. I don't disagree with the assertion that the Greek system runs counter to democratic civic values and encourages social stratification that can be carried on post-college. Which is why they'll never get rid of it.
That's the first piece I've seen that really digs into why frats are so entrenched in the American university system. Cui bono, right?

That's really interesting about anti-Communism getting directed toward secret societies. Didn't the Birchers help revive anti-Masonry?
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 03 Sep 2015, 4:53pm

I was inspired to tweet about frat boys.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Sep 2015, 6:43am

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Sep 2015, 10:26am

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 39838.html

The only thing keeping "troubled men" from going into women's washrooms is this law, people. Remove that protection and the troubled will run rampant!

This is another example of the right's concerted retreat from intellectual discourse for the past several decades: any argument they put forth for their position now rests on dumb appeals to emotion (chiefly fear). The purposeful self-labotomy means one can't even respectfully disagree with them, because their behaviour doesn't merit respect.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 39838.html

The only thing keeping "troubled men" from going into women's washrooms is this law, people. Remove that protection and the troubled will run rampant!

This is another example of the right's concerted retreat from intellectual discourse for the past several decades: any argument they put forth for their position now rests on dumb appeals to emotion (chiefly fear). The purposeful self-labotomy means one can't even respectfully disagree with them, because their behaviour doesn't merit respect.
Jesus fucking Christ, if Lance Berkman knew how to read, he would know that a trans person is far more likely to be harmed in a restroom than the cis person. I'd much prefer my son share a restroom with a trans person than this asshole.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Flex » 09 Oct 2015, 5:31pm

Is that a pro-life shirt? Because my reaction was "using guns to shoot fetuses seems pretty win/win"
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Dec 2015, 8:01am

Was this a step forward or backward?
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Feb 2016, 6:53pm

Aging feminists sure do hate young women, huh? (Or maybe being on Maher's show just drags everyone down to his dumb-ass level.)
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by JennyB » 07 Feb 2016, 12:06am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Aging feminists sure do hate young women, huh? (Or maybe being on Maher's show just drags everyone down to his dumb-ass level.)
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First wave feminists can be so awful and clueless. They're boomers, after all.
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