Xray the Enforcer

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  1. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

  2. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    Emotional labor is a topic near and dear to my heart. I have nothing constructive to say right now, but I'd love to get others' take on it. Didn't Dracarya post something about the topic? We should get back to talking about that. Edit: Ah, I see she covered something else. But she posted this article elsewhere and I thought it brought up some interesting points about how women still bear most of the emotional labor regarding the holidays, and the pressure to provide a "perfect" experience for others. https://www.the-pool.com/life/life-honestly/2016/48/kat-lister-on-the-emotional-burden-of-christmas
  3. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    [mod] This is not the thread to have this discussion. [/mod]
  4. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    Given that men feel threatened and emasculated when, say, their female partners make more money than they do; given that many men threaten to take other men's "man card" away for any number of infractions; given that the most dangerous time for a woman in a domestic violence situation is when she tries to leave, no I do not think we're "far more tamed."
  5. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    [mod] Also, let's fucking drop this shit about how we'd feel if Hitler invaded. Totally pointless to the topic of the thread. Thank you. [/mod]
  6. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    [mod] OK, I am going to make an executive decision here. Going forward, we will define toxic masculinity as If the term "toxic" gives you the heebie jeebies, mentally substitute in "ways in which patriarchal gender roles fucks over dudes," because that's what we're talking about. Further derailing into 1) yer feels 2) ancient history 3) myths like "women in the past weren't oppressed," or the existence of Wales, will be deleted. Thank you. [/mod]
  7. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    Yo our flying cars weren't going to destroy themselves.
  8. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    I'm moderating the thread, which means item 1. If I put something in [mod] brackets, it means I'm enforcing board and/or thread rules. And, I will add, [mod] board/thread rules are not up for debate. Thank you. [/mod]
  9. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    [mod] Please read the OP. We are not here to discuss the legitimacy of feminism -- that is a given. Further, anyone who uses "SJWs" as an epithet will be assumed to be trolling and and will be banhammered out of the thread. Last warning. Argue intelligently and good faith, or GTFO. [/mod]
  10. Water Protectors relatives and friends update

    I don't think that the full EIS will be ready before January 20th, sadly.
  11. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    All you can do is point out that feminists are not even remotely like that -- point to discussions like these. Good luck. One thing I'll point out, though, before this conversation derails -- Rule #2 in the OP covers exactly this topic. Or, to say, discussing whether or not feminists are man-hating harpies will be considered a derail and will be deleted. As such, consider it a [mod] warning that I will bring down the banhammer on anyone arguing about this. On this board, feminism is taken to mean the movement looking for equality of the sexes, including helping men find a better, more inclusive definition of masculinity. This definition is not up for debate. Thank you. [/mod] (not saying you're trying to do this Derfel, just want to make it clear to everyone reading and considering responding. )
  12. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    [mod] One thing I'd like to avoid is this thread turning into yet another iteration of the US Politics thread. As such, let's not focus on PEOTUS or his staff. That stuff should go in the US Politics thread. Here we should focus on larger themes and trends. Thank you! [/mod]
  13. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    The very first question you should ask yourself is "am I safe confronting this person?" and then deciding on how to proceed based on that answer. It is perfectly acceptable to not confront someone if you feel unsafe. If the person is nice but clueless, maybe it's worth engaging them, asking them why they said a certain thing, and then explaining to them why their words/attitudes are harmful. Letting something slide doesn't make you a bad feminist. Of course, engaging when you can is a goal that I try to live up to. Some days I fail at it; other days I can actually persuade someone to stop saying regressive things.
  14. Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    No, because one of the most insidious things about benevolent sexism is that only certain women ever merit those protections. If you're poor, or black, or outside the house at 10pm, or you had a drink, as far as the benevolent sexists are concerned you brought your own misery upon yourself and you deserve it. But I'm really sorry that you had to go through that. Fuckin' wanker.
  15. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    Niiiiice. I bought two Makeup Forever eyeshadows in Orange and Red Orange. Because I make good life choices...