posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 11:04 AM
Disclaimer: I read the first half-ish of this thread, skimmed the rest, so if I repeat anything oh well.
Quick side bar: Those not getting wuk's obvious jokes need to really lighten up. Yes, I understand you (wuk) are being serious with how you view
things, but you are handling your situation with humor and I applaud you.
the meat and potatoes:
Why are we not calling feminism (not the original intent, the bastardization that it has become) and misogyny what it is? People being a holes. Plain
and simple. Ever notice that a feminist gets on those women that wish to be the traditional woman? Ever notice a misogynist gets on a dude who will
get his own samitch?
The point I'm making here is that these types of people are just bad people. They are intolerant. Plain and simple.
Nicknames in the work place: My boss calls me and the other male employees bud and son. Now I don't know about you, but I could EASILY twist "son"
into a power move. But I don't. Know why? Because it's an endearing term. I know he has no ill will in it. Just like my female friends know I have
no ill will if I call them babe, hun, etc etc. Those that get THAT upset over those sorts of names need to re-evaulate things, and notice at its
worse, its chauvinism, not misogyny. Also, I've never met a guy that didn't stop when a female asked them to. I've even seen females ask why guys
get to be called dude and pal but they were always called by their name. The more rational of the female sex want to be just like everyone else. But
at that point, them being female has nothing to do with it, they just want to be "normal".
These arguments always make me laugh. If a guy is giving you crap for some reason you find inane, then give him crap right back. WE TAKE WELL TO THAT
SORT OF THING. Ever notice how guys banter? God it can be harsh if you don't "get it"
And that's where I think feminists (as I defined earlier) fail. They don't "get it". Yea, guys act better then women. But here's a secret: WE ACT
BETTER THAN EVERYONE! Guys are competitive and part of competition is bringing people down. Plain and simple.Here's another secret I've noticed:
Women do it too. They just have a different way of going about it.
It's time we step off our moral high horse, we start recognizing some people are a holes, and we move on with our lives. You think someone is
sexists, fine. Pay them no mind. You think someone is a bad person, fine, let them be.
Some people are going to be a holes. It's a constant in life.