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14-11-2012, 11:38 PM (This post was last modified: 14-11-2012 11:46 PM by Near.)
RE: Ranting corner
I know what you mean A2. I was trying to explain to someone today why I felt berated by trying to listen to feminists and understand their point of view. It's pretty much what you were saying. All of the feminist stuff I tried to read or listen to, ended up making me feel like I was the bad guy.

"I tried to be a feminist ally, I really did. I listened to podcasts, I
read blogs, I tried to understand things from their viewpoint. This is
not a dig at the Godless Bitches hosts, they are all wonderful seeming
people, but after 3-4 episodes I felt so berated that I couldn’t listen
any longer. I felt vilified, for being a man, I felt like I was being
told I was a sexist. I am not a sexist, I strongly support women and
their rights, I stand up for them when I hear them being harassed. I am
not a bad guy, and a lot of people I know are not either. It seemed like
they were lambasting most men, and it turned out not to be my cup of
tea."

We'll see how that goes down. After that conversation is done, I don't think I'll post on the Atheist Experience blog anymore. This community is much better, and not likely to jump down my throat for holding a differing viewpoint. For rational seeming people, I was definitely being straw manned a lot by them.

EDIT: oh yeah, I was arguing for humanist over feminist as a label.

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14-11-2012, 11:54 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(14-11-2012 11:38 PM)Near Wrote:  I know what you mean A2. I was trying to explain to someone today why I felt berated by trying to listen to feminists and understand their point of view. It's pretty much what you were saying. All of the feminist stuff I tried to read or listen to, ended up making me feel like I was the bad guy.

"I tried to be a feminist ally, I really did. I listened to podcasts, I
read blogs, I tried to understand things from their viewpoint. This is
not a dig at the Godless Bitches hosts, they are all wonderful seeming
people, but after 3-4 episodes I felt so berated that I couldn’t listen
any longer. I felt vilified, for being a man, I felt like I was being
told I was a sexist. I am not a sexist, I strongly support women and
their rights, I stand up for them when I hear them being harassed. I am
not a bad guy, and a lot of people I know are not either. It seemed like
they were lambasting most men, and it turned out not to be my cup of
tea."

We'll see how that goes down. After that conversation is done, I don't think I'll post on the Atheist Experience blog anymore. This community is much better, and not likely to jump down my throat for holding a differing viewpoint. For rational seeming people, I was definitely being straw manned a lot by them.

EDIT: oh yeah, I was arguing for humanist over feminist as a label.
Yup.

When I argue about women's rights, I get called a feminist, and I always say "I am not a Feminist, but a Humanist. I do not ONLY care about women's rights, but human rights, regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. humanism seems like a better title to go on rather than just feminism."

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15-11-2012, 02:16 AM
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don't like the toilet paper these hippies buy
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15-11-2012, 02:41 AM
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(15-11-2012 02:16 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  don't like the toilet paper these hippies buy
Oh there is just no pleasing you, is there?!

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15-11-2012, 03:01 AM
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(15-11-2012 02:41 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(15-11-2012 02:16 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  don't like the toilet paper these hippies buy
Oh there is just no pleasing you, is there?!
no there is, it's just at a certain... standard. Their pansy-bitch toilet paper doesn't reach that standard.
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15-11-2012, 03:47 AM
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Muffsy,
Every time I read one of your rants I am filled with sympathy...




... for your future life partner.

May they have eternal patience
or profound deafness.

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15-11-2012, 03:50 AM
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(15-11-2012 03:01 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  no there is, it's just at a certain... standard. Their pansy-bitch toilet paper doesn't reach that standard.
One word for you: bidet. Drinking Beverage

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15-11-2012, 05:34 AM
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(15-11-2012 03:50 AM)Vera Wrote:  
(15-11-2012 03:01 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  no there is, it's just at a certain... standard. Their pansy-bitch toilet paper doesn't reach that standard.
One word for you: bidet. Drinking Beverage
I don't even know what that is but I'm going to assume we don't have it.

@DLJ, don't worry, any future partner I have will be filthy rich and too old and sick to even notice I'm alive (spending their money).
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15-11-2012, 05:44 AM
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(15-11-2012 05:34 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  I don't even know what that is but I'm going to assume we don't have it.
[Image: bidet.jpg]
The uses this can be put to are almost countless...
I hear they also have portable ones, not sure what they look like though...

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15-11-2012, 05:56 AM
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(15-11-2012 05:44 AM)Vera Wrote:  
(15-11-2012 05:34 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  I don't even know what that is but I'm going to assume we don't have it.
[Image: bidet.jpg]
The uses this can be put to are almost countless...
I hear they also have portable ones, not sure what they look like though...
A toilet shaped sink?
I don't get it.
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