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

Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 4:22pm
by Dr. Medulla
I've only skimmed this longish interview about reviving a more oppositional and demanding form of feminism, rather than the model that is being used to rationalize any behaviour by women (particularly famous ones): http://themuse.jezebel.com/a-frank-talk ... 1792367458

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

Posted: 03 Apr 2017, 8:05am
by Dr. Medulla
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Clearly, the answer is that more American women need guns, as must be the case in all those other countries.

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

Posted: 13 May 2017, 8:53am
by Dr. Medulla
Neil Macdonald on feminists against the transgendered in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/trans-ri ... -1.4113455

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

Posted: 15 May 2017, 11:54am
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 May 2017, 8:53am
Neil Macdonald on feminists against the transgendered in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/trans-ri ... -1.4113455
I read this as Norm Macdonald at first, but that's neither here nor there...

I don't understand feminists who don't embrace trans women. It's mind boggling.

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

Posted: 15 May 2017, 12:06pm
by Flex
TERFs are awful.

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

Posted: 15 May 2017, 12:11pm
by JennyB
Flex wrote:
15 May 2017, 12:06pm
TERFs are awful.
They certainly are.

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

Posted: 15 May 2017, 12:17pm
by Dr. Medulla
It reminds me of the Reagan years, when anti-pornography social conservatives found alliance with anti-pornography feminists. A good lesson in the porous nature of politics and ideology.

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

Posted: 15 May 2017, 12:38pm
by Silent Majority
Intersectional or gtfo.

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

Posted: 14 Jun 2017, 12:05pm
by Dr. Medulla
http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/mal ... -1.3456844

Ay-yi-yi, this situation is a mess, where law and culture clash. I can certainly see the validity of both sides in this.

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

Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 2:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatche ... -1.4190254

This has been an ongoing case back in Saskatchewan that's regained prominence as the killer has been sentenced as an adult, which has allowed people to speak publicly. The short version is that a teenaged couple broke up and the guy, possessive and violent, stalked and killed her. The latest revelation, and what is truly unsettling, is that huge numbers of kids at the high school knew what this guy was planning, that he had engaged and plotted with friends to do it. The levels of depravity—from playing along, thinking it serious or not, to looking the other way—is fucking chilling. The hypersocialization of Internet culture that also weirdly numbs social responsibility to others is nothing short of horrific.

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

Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 4:09pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 2:07pm
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatche ... -1.4190254

This has been an ongoing case back in Saskatchewan that's regained prominence as the killer has been sentenced as an adult, which has allowed people to speak publicly. The short version is that a teenaged couple broke up and the guy, possessive and violent, stalked and killed her. The latest revelation, and what is truly unsettling, is that huge numbers of kids at the high school knew what this guy was planning, that he had engaged and plotted with friends to do it. The levels of depravity—from playing along, thinking it serious or not, to looking the other way—is fucking chilling. The hypersocialization of Internet culture that also weirdly numbs social responsibility to others is nothing short of horrific.
That's horrible. And, as you say, it suggests something chilling about how social engagement is evolving with the internet.

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

Posted: 30 Sep 2017, 8:44pm
by Dr. Medulla

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

Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 8:21pm
by Dr. Medulla
https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/why-w ... 1819637248

I'll offer something slightly different. Without denying one iota the centuries-old Euro-American male entitlement to treat women like objects, and women knowing that's how the cultural sinews of power are built and so challenging it will bring a world of shit down on them, another factor that is vital to all this is that these monsters, be it Weinstein or Ailes, get away with it because they generate great profit for their companies and the people associated with them. They are golden geese and that incentivizes everyone around them, men and women, to look the other way or otherwise rationalize their behaviour. They are immunized until something dramatic happens because we privilege profit over, y'know, basic human decency. If they can't make other people wealthy, their ability to be predators drops way way down (that is, their potential prey becomes less notable). It's the "I got mine" mentality of our economy that enables these bastards as much as cultural mores of male dominance.

edit: To be clear, I'm talking about how these powerful guys gets away with it, not the everyday humiliations women deal with because pushing back against cultural privileges is beyond most people, even good people.

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

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:21pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 8:21pm
https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/why-w ... 1819637248

I'll offer something slightly different. Without denying one iota the centuries-old Euro-American male entitlement to treat women like objects, and women knowing that's how the cultural sinews of power are built and so challenging it will bring a world of shit down on them, another factor that is vital to all this is that these monsters, be it Weinstein or Ailes, get away with it because they generate great profit for their companies and the people associated with them. They are golden geese and that incentivizes everyone around them, men and women, to look the other way or otherwise rationalize their behaviour. They are immunized until something dramatic happens because we privilege profit over, y'know, basic human decency. If they can't make other people wealthy, their ability to be predators drops way way down (that is, their potential prey becomes less notable). It's the "I got mine" mentality of our economy that enables these bastards as much as cultural mores of male dominance.

edit: To be clear, I'm talking about how these powerful guys gets away with it, not the everyday humiliations women deal with because pushing back against cultural privileges is beyond most people, even good people.
Good point. I was going to respond to this but I got sidetracked at work and forgot what I was going to say. But I still wanted to acknowledge.

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

Posted: 04 Nov 2017, 6:33am
by Dr. Medulla
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... s-red-flag

Along the same lines of those same qualities that make for a successful CEO are those in a sociopath.