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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Every time someone says or acts like they are female I get the disturbing mental image of some 40 something fat guy living in their mothers basement sitting in his underwear doing the typing...hehe
Never assume anything....
Mom Says, I don't have to talk about such things if I don't want to. Mom says I can just simply be me online. Mom says I don't have to reveal my gender or lack there of.
You should have worn a burqa we would never have known.
Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by thedeadtruth
Let me preface this for those that do not know me. I am female. I am a feminist.
I would like to disagree with you.
And I do disagree with the idea that it is as inherent at you believe. You have to remember that you ARE dealing specifically with women who have absolutely decided to turn on their internal ignore button. They wear it for you to see, and they are the people you are dealing with.
There is absolutely a certain amount of women - maybe even a large section of them - who don't think critically. They've also probably not been encouraged to think critically.
Women are encouraged to ignore the instincts, to find fun in being demeaned, and to accept their place in NOT questioning.
Women are literally encourage NOT to question.
In that context, some of what you are seeing makes sense.
All the same. I have to agree with you more than I would EVER want to.
I also have to agree with another poster I don't want to.
There is a high degree of social group think. Straying from group think is punishable through expulsion, shunning, social cues of disappointment. Conflict and competition are not just discouraged in female groups, but often punished.
Without challenge, critical think is impossible. No matter how open one precieves themselves to be, there is always more information.
Women often love the group/organization/family/unit-of-social-interaction more than the love the truth. The truth disrupts. Disruption is evil.
Not all women are like this. Not all groups are. However, it would be a lie to say it is not ubiquitious.
And it probably is inherent to a degree. When you consider that women who challenge have been WAY more likely to die unpleasantly at the hands of their "loved" ones for "being out of place," a degree of inherent importance of survival being in being socially malleable is probably necessary as a genetic strategy.
[edit on 2010/5/7 by Aeons]
Originally posted by sum1one
reply to post by Dr Conspire
code for HELP?
not really. if i was so ashamed of it why would I be telling all of you random people on the boards? It's called making a point - you're automatically assuming that because I'm living here I must look like that and obey every command my parents give out. Keep thinking that
But thank you, I think this is a better example of what Jenna's trying to get at more than anything else.... it's very amusing how everytime people try to discuss any topic on forums anywhere, it automatically goes to a # talking contest; if not one of the individuals envolved will almost always immediately jump from topic A to topic Z.
I could make the assumtion that only losers with no lives spend all their free time on the internet, but I'll choose not to.
[edit on 8-5-2010 by sum1one]