WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
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28-02-2016, 10:39 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:34 PM)Banjo Wrote:  What's a blog?

A forum with only one member.

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28-02-2016, 10:40 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
Don't forget, blogs often have comment sections. There can still be a community aspect to it.

But yeah, it's basically like a forum where all the threads are locked, and only the moderator can start new topics.

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28-02-2016, 10:43 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:40 PM)cactus Wrote:  Don't forget, blogs often have comment sections. There can still be a community aspect to it.

Do not judge me for my terrible jokes. I write horror, not comedy.

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28-02-2016, 10:43 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:39 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 10:34 PM)Banjo Wrote:  What's a blog?

A forum with only one member.

And sometimes many readers, who also share their thoughts in the comment section, but not like YouTube or Tumblr.

The only thing tumblr is good for is looking up free porn. Drinking Beverage


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28-02-2016, 10:45 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:43 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  The only thing tumblr is good for is looking up free porn. Drinking Beverage

aww yeah, this is my kind of porn
http://wtfevolution.tumblr.com/

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28-02-2016, 10:45 PM (This post was last modified: 28-02-2016 10:52 PM by carol.)
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:30 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 09:28 PM)carol Wrote:  Although a blog can be mildly interesting, it is also very boring, because it is the interaction between people that causes them to rethink old positions.

I disagree with that, blogging can be a wonderful way to get your message across and start an important discussion. In many cases your not simply spouting off your opinion, your also engaging in a conversation. Very often a single interesting topic can be picked up by many bloggers all bringing different ideas to the table. The bloggers will often form communities, when they post on a similar topic.

It can be like here with exchanging ideas and sharing information.
I can accept that- I do not blog, and have only read blogs via links- but can the communities actually bring different ideas- wouldn't the community itself restrict ideas, just by the very nature of being an online, blogging community? You have a group of people who share the basic mind set, abilities, ( computer skills, and access/owning computer) and age range-wouldn't that impact the conversation? And the blogger has the control over what thread gets started, again self restricting...Well, it seems that it is just another thing I will have to explore...which may be fun... have you a suggestion to excite my interest...a good place for me to start to look at blogs you say are exchanging ideas/information?
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28-02-2016, 10:59 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 10:45 PM)carol Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 10:30 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I disagree with that, blogging can be a wonderful way to get your message across and start an important discussion. In many cases your not simply spouting off your opinion, your also engaging in a conversation. Very often a single interesting topic can be picked up by many bloggers all bringing different ideas to the table. The bloggers will often form communities, when they post on a similar topic.

It can be like here with exchanging ideas and sharing information.
I can accept that- I do not blog, and have only read blogs via links- but can the communities actually bring different ideas- wouldn't the community itself restrict ideas, just by the very nature of being an online, blogging community? You have a group of people who share the basic mind set, abilities, ( computer skills, and access/owning computer) and age range-wouldn't that impact the conversation? And the blogger has the control over what thread gets started, again self restricting...Well, it seems that it is just another thing I will have to explore...which may be fun... have you a suggestion to pique my interest...a good place for me to start to look at blogs you say are exchanging ideas/information?

Depends on your interest. I've followed a lot of political bloggers in the past. I've read atheist bloggers too. Our own Willhop has a blog. There are scientists that blog about various topics too.

One of my besties has a super popular blog about her life...but it's not for everyone.


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28-02-2016, 11:20 PM (This post was last modified: 28-02-2016 11:33 PM by I Am.)
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 09:20 AM)undergroundp Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 09:02 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  The evidence is the organizations that currently exist, the goals of those organizations, the number of people donating money to these projects and organizations, and things like the e-zines which I made in my initial post. You could look at data like number of contributors to a kickstarter to explore feminism in video games (about 7,000), or at the number of "thumbsups" such popular "feminist' figures frequently receives- Lacigreen videos usually get about 25 thousand thumbs ups. I would love to compare that to some alternative channel that promotes more traditional feminism - but I couldn't find any. I'm sure they exist, but they are so far "off the radar" that I couldn't locate them.

Yeah, 7,000 and 25,000 are great numbers and all, but they're nothing when taken out of the (presumably) millions of women in the world who would call themselves feminists.
... Women and allies. ;-)

I am a mostly cis guy feminist. I don't know what a microagression is. I'll read the links (after I go ahead and respond).

In normal first world life women still have reason to fear men to the point that adaptive avoidance saves lives and prevents trauma. Being on the receiving end of the employment game sucks even more for women. Rape is a tool of war. There's plenty of macroagression against women. So, however doubtful I might find the actions or new ideas of some feminists, I will still be a feminist.

I look at it this way: if some group of slavery abolitionists got unusual ideas in addition to advocating abolition, would that make abolitionism an incorrect stance?
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28-02-2016, 11:34 PM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 11:20 PM)I Am Wrote:  I don't know what a microagression is. I'll read up on it (after I go ahead and respond).

Literally any little action that someone finds irritating or insulting, no matter how innocuous. Asking a non-white person "where are you from?" is a commonly-used example, as is telling a person whose glasses you have just tried on "wow, your vision sucks".

As the Tumblr crowd would have it, these are evidence of an underlying personal and social flaw in the speaker that is demonstrative of their myopic, racist, sexist, ableist view on the world, and microaggressions adding up can be a serious strain on the delicate psychological makeup of oppressed individuals.

...So, basically, it's somebody a means of labeling something completely inoffensive - or, at most, very mildly irritating - as horribly -ist in order to both shame the speaker and claim bonus oppression points.

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29-02-2016, 05:11 AM
RE: WTF Happened to the "Feminism" Movement?
(28-02-2016 08:20 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 06:35 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  It's definitely fueled, or at least fostered on the internet first and foremost. The most prominent of these nutjobs are from America, Canada, the UK, and Australia, as far as I've seen. I'm sure there are supporters from other corners of the world, but it seems to be Western phenomenon. I invite others to correct me as I'm not an expert and this is not my scene.

Feminism is not an issue in Islamic countries?

I find your intellectual dishonesty quite revolting.

You asked to clarify the feminism I was discussing. I intentionally and deliberately did not include places like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia because that's NOT what I posted this thread about, and you know that. I am speaking to the professional victims, their flock of followers, and all who support them. I think that was pretty obvious.

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