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Sexism, Misogyny and the rise and rise and rise of the internet asshole....

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless

I doesn't matter how many comments I read, I won't arrive at the same conclusion, because I'm not prone to get hysterical about something that is easily fixed by simply walking away from it.

You're offended by the content of a website? Don't browse it then.

You're being threatened by someone on social media? Block and report them.

It's not rocket science.


Lets apply the logic you've displayed here in a different example.

If black people are upset about being racially abused they should shut up, ignore it, and go somewhere else instead.

Right?

Wrong. Walking away from a problem never fixes it. Ever.

It just leaves it to fester and get uglier.

It puts off having to deal with whatever needs to be done, and usually it makes it worse because it encourages the people causing the problem to believe they have power, and get bolder.




posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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We're all bolder online I think, but you are correct. I see it the worst in the gaming world. I play MMOs and regardless of the genre there they are in general chat, racist, misogynists... like reading off Storm Front. It's awful.

As far as personal stories, one particular MMO that I played, I was a really good pvper, often in leadership roles... this requires voice programs like TS or vent, some could handle the fact that I was female but several others couldn't. Death threats, rape threats... endless requests for 'cybz'... lies about cybz (thank-god for "screenie or didn't happen"). It died down after a while, but still at the time and even thinking back now it's shocking, the things that were said.

I don't advocate for censoring it, I'd rather know a psychopath/sociopath immediately but definitely more people need to pipe up and tell these assholes it's not okay to vomit all over chat like that when people are just trying to engage in entertainment.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: neformore
a reply to: SensiblyReckless

I have to ask what you appear to be so angry/upset about with my OP and other posts?

Suggesting that people remain in the bounds of common decency is a bad thing?



The OP chose to single out women and portray them as helpless, delicate people who need protecting from online assholes. It's the type of hysteria I'd expect to read in the tabloid press.


No, I didn't.

In a nutshell I said there are assholes out there and society should be doing something about it.

If you are going to criticise what I said, learn to read it first.





You can't successfully counter the opposing arguments I've already posted. All you can do is retort with condescending insults about my intelligence and actually reading the thread (which I have).

If you are going to criticise what I say, drop the condescending insults and provide a logical argument.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: SensiblyReckless

If, as you claim, you've read the thread then you have spectacularly missed the point.



Perceiving women as unable to protect themselves from online comments is a little bit sexist in itself IMO. They need a big strong man to protect them, right?


Never got said.



You are seriously underestimating women IMO. They aren't stupid and they aren't defenceless.


Never got said



The OP chose to single out women and portray them as helpless, delicate people who need protecting from online assholes.


No I didn't.

So, when you say



You can't successfully counter the opposing arguments I've already posted.


Its because you are making up your own arguments that aren't based on anything I actually said.

And when you say



All you can do is retort with condescending insults about my intelligence


Its because you are making up your own arguments that aren't based on anything I actually said - and then when you end that same sentence with



and actually reading the thread (which I have).


It has to be reinforced that you clearly haven't, because you making up your own arguments that aren't based on anything I actually said.

I can't be much plainer than that. You are obviously not reading what I've written.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: undo


hopefully, i'm not one of the females that has upset you. lol i'm not dangerous, i promise!

That's what they all say.

Besides dangerous is a highly disproportionate maxim. It can mean anything and everything, so really I dont know what you mean.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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I thought about it some, and I have noticed one thing. Women do get picked on harder in some places. Things that are centered around what used to be predominantly hetero male hangouts and hobbies.

I think girls that get ragged on in places centered around gamers and comics for examples, are receiving the blowback caused by "social justice warriors"(SJW). The males that enjoy these hobbies, that used to cater to their base needs, feel like their hangouts are being invaded and ruined.

I have never been a huge comic fan, I casually read comics once in a while while at my buddy's, he was a huge comic guy. Comics were obviously made by males, for males. The males in comics were tough as nails, kick ass and take names, smooth with the ladies, the kind of male everyone secretly wanted to be. WEll in their superhero form that is, in their cover form, they were just plain ordinary, sometimes timid, like the guys reading them. The females were hot, their uniforms were provocative. Then females entered the picture, claiming to like comics, but demanding they be changed to suit what females wanted to see and read about. Then, hey, where are all the gay super heroes? That upset the males that grew up liking comics just the way they were.

I have never been a gamer really, but I do enjoy playing games once in a while. I was an FFXI addict, but that is really the only game I have gotten into hardcore like that. Online games like FPS, was another refuge for the hetero male, to go be macho hetero males and do some male bonding. A big part of male bonding seems to be trash talking and ribbing each other. Now gamers feel like their hobby is being ruined. Girls are playing more now, and get offended by the trash talking. Now SJW are trying to make all the games change. Why is there no plain looking females, fat females, gay people and on and on.

Females are allowed to have their own places, their own hobbies. If males started invading them, and demand more swearing, more fighting, more explosions, more sexy women, I am sure they would not be too happy about it either. Just something that ran through my head today.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: tony9802


In any case, what is a feminazi,

A feminazi is a word some moron made up to describe the other morons which were detracted yet attracted to his moronic rantings. Now a day like any word it has taken to mean any number of things depending on the situation and medium of bickering. You could ask 20 people and get 20 different answers on what exactly a feminazi means to them.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: neformore

Did get said.

Did get said.

Did get said.

I'm not making up my own arguments at all, I read your thread and scrutinised it accordingly.

I could go on and on, but people have already provided logical counter arguments to your OP, time and time again.

Read them



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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Isn't all this counter balanced by the rise of the sanctimonious prick ?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: rom12345
Isn't all this counter balanced by the rise of the sanctimonious prick ?


Do you even realise how hypocritical it is to post insults on a thread about online insults?
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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: SensiblyReckless

originally posted by: rom12345
Isn't all this counter balanced by the rise of the sanctimonious prick ?


Do you even realise how hypocritical it is to post insults on a thread about online insults?


Not hypocritical
more satirical, than an insult directed at anyone.
It is usually the sanctimonious, that are hypocrites.

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: Malynn


Lol all the people in this thread railing against feminism realize feminism is for EQUALITY of man and woman right? But why would we want that? Men have ruled for millenia and everything is perfect.

Listen you. There is no such thing as equality in the very sense of the word, most especially among females, in fact most do not understand or are able to grasp the meaning of the word. And feminism now a days is about female objectives it is not about equality, in fact I do not even thing such a thing would be a good thing.

Can you imagine what it would be like if every guy on the planet treated females equally? In a very real sense they would get treated like guys, because that is what the whole equality in its very meaning would entail. I am not talking about holding doors or any of that nonsense, I am talking about everything most of which you would not even be able to understand. But in essence think of all the things guys do and have to go through and imagine you doing them, that would give you a better grasp of what equality means.

In all your confused on the roles of society, men have not ruled for centuries men have just taken the front and center role for centuries, mostly because it attracts females, and generally were the power goes the females follow, because they like that stuff and it gets a great majority of them off. Do you see how that works? Its a dichotomy between the ebb and flow of the male and female psyches, now imagine that being in effect ever since cavemen times, and you may get a picture of how our societies have been formed, and even why some do what they do.

In fact in that effect you probably would not want equality, because if things were equal then most guys would be asking you exactly what the hell do you do? I mean what else is you skill besides getting everything wrong about our social upheavals and the context of our constructed societies.

Like I said, I do not think females would want equality, and those that got any sort of taste of it, are likely confused and very very pissed off right about now, at everything, and life in general, and likely most especially men I would think they would not like it at all. What you people want is some sort of balance were each other if not compliments the other, then at the very least does not uproot and dishevel the other. It would lead to a lot less drama me thinks. Plus there would be a lot less of these threads.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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Recap, thus far:

I should stay away from online gaming and social media, because there are mean people there whom I may not be able to "out-asshole", and - apparently in common with a number of other posters in this thread - I need to go back to school and learn how to read.

Still reading... or trying to, anyhow.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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originally posted by: WhiteAlice

You're seriously misguided there if you think that it is "less acute" than what Nefermore is trying to paint it. One doesn't have to be the center of some controversy to receive rape threats and more. One just has to simply exist and be a female. The video below is actually not an uncommon experience for women. I've had this happen so many times in my 15 years of online gaming that I've lost count. This IS reality.

**LANGUAGE WARNING**




And just as many heinous things are said to male gamers, except that it's so common place that male gamers don't complain about it.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: WhiteAlice

But yet, as the name says: "Sexism, Misogyny and the rise and rise and rise of the internet asshole"
Are women commonly refered to as misogynists, as sexist?
No.
By and large we're prohibited from criticisizing.
Hell, you can't even call an obvious manhater a misandrist without catching flak.
A lot pretend it is something akin to a unicorn.

But over all.
Which is the more reasonable assumption?
Is it more likely the person saying that crap is just a simpleton who thinks they want to take their porn and videogames?
And is reacting in according to their nature to that faulty assumption?

That some people are talking smack to get a rise out of people by any means necessary?
Or.
The net is absolutely infested with women haters?

edit on 16-11-2014 by HarbingerOfShadows because: Canada



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: TKDRL

Sounds more like 5 year olds trying to build a club house... no yucky girls allowed. Sorry but, I bought myself a nice PC pay for good internet and buy games and pay the monthly subs same as any guy. How is it that I shouldn't be there?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: WhiteAlice
Oh ya I remember those games, I would not say its prevalent but it happens. I even remember playing Halo and seeing all the comments to females going on sometimes non stop. I do not think its a female thing only though, but its definitely prone to females only, in fact it happened to me more then once, though I usually just put people on mute or talk back so it does not happen often, once I even told a guy I was going to find his IP address find his place and smash some heads, I was bull#ing of course there is now way I am making a trip that long just to beat somebody up, but he didn't know that.

He shut up real fast, he even said he was sorry, was some kid teenager to. And we just continued playing the game. You got to have a thick skin if you play online games though, that or the mute button, I found it very useful. In fact I muted people sometimes because there voice was annoying or just for the heck of it, sometimes I would just mute them because they were from the opposite team or I didn't like there emblem or just so I dont have to hear people talking.

In all I am not going to lie females would get a lot more grief in that department especially online and especially in those types of games, but it does not happen as often as that. And there is also the opposite of that. I am sure you ran into those rooms were you got one or a few females in there and every dam guy in the room is hitting on them or trying to be all white knight with them and everything in between. In fact I have ran into just as much as that as the other, some do get off from all the attention and special treatment they would sometimes get if they found out there is a female on the game. Some times so much so that it was just ridiculous, in fact I think a lot of them played those games simply because it gave them a venue to get a lot of guys to hit on them or massage there ego.

And then there is this stuff, I am pretty sure you seen it before, potty words and all, but I do believe its staged between the two of them, like everything else there are just as many trolls online videogames as real people, but if you can get past the potty words and the topic, its a pretty freaking hilarious video. And I have seen some of it happen in real life random games I played as well, not this hilarious but just as rude and pretty far out there stuff. Its why most females dont play those types of games or if they do they generaly stay silent so people think there guys. But ya these guys are just trollz.



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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

How about realising there are idiots everywhere and summarily ignoring them?
You know, going on to enjoy your hobby instead of letting a moron ruin it for you.
Instead of being over sensitive to every moronic word flung at you.

Smack talk is a part of gaming.
Especially in competitive games.
Competitive men and women tend to smack talk.
Get used to it.

Then there are the morons that will say anything to get a rise out of you just because.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
I never said you shouldn't be there. But you should man up and deal with it, like everyone else. They are not gonna change for you princesses entering their playground.

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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And just speaking as a gamer.
I LOVE love love love love love gamer girls.
They bring a whole new approach, viewpoint, and dynamic I find absolutely awesome.
I have no problem scooting over and letting them have a seat at the table.
Scooting over within reason mind you.
In my opinion the table is made better for it.

But it is unrealistic to the extreme for anyone to expect everything to change just to accomidate them just because they decided to do it too.
Is Alaska supposed to stop being cold in winter simply because someone not used to cold moves there?
Which is what alot are doing, making stupid demands that everything change to accomidate them...
Because sexism, because misogyny.................



edit on 16-11-2014 by HarbingerOfShadows because: Blame Canada.



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