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25 Jun 2013 15:45

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here’s a good little example of why it’s important to say what we mean. when we say ‘nobody’ should ‘be’ ridiculed (by who???) it leaves us open to this male-defending anti-feminist crap
MEN AND BOYS should not ridicule WOMEN AND GIRLS for what they look like. MEN AND BOYS have no right to tell WOMEN AND GIRLS that they aren’t worth anything based on their appearance.
WOMEN AND GIRLS should not ridicule OTHER WOMEN AND GIRLS for not conforming to MALE standards of what they should look like.
this is what we really mean, isn’t it? unless protecting men from all the women who go around rating them out of 10, yelling things about their attractiveness at them on the street, denying them jobs because they’re ‘ugly’, forcing them to wear dangerous, unhealthy and uncomfortable clothing to keep the jobs they give - including calling clothes that cover their bodies ‘unprofessional’… and clothes that don’t cover their bodies ‘unprofessional’, leering at young boys, claiming that a man’s appearance can cause them to assault them, etc. etc. is a problem that you are very invested in (despite it all being NON-EXISTENT)
i know being vague and inclusive helps you avoid the ‘what about the men!!!!’ brigade but you just get this lot instead. if your sentiment is pro-female at its core you will be attacked for it no matter how you word it. i think it’s better to just say ‘no, feminism is about females’ than to get in a position where you’re having to defend yourself from what at first glance seems like a reasonable criticism (until you remember that feminism’s concern is not ‘anybody being shamed by society’ but FEMALES being OPPRESSED by MALES.)

from here

here’s a good little example of why it’s important to say what we mean. when we say ‘nobody’ should ‘be’ ridiculed (by who???) it leaves us open to this male-defending anti-feminist crap

MEN AND BOYS should not ridicule WOMEN AND GIRLS for what they look like. MEN AND BOYS have no right to tell WOMEN AND GIRLS that they aren’t worth anything based on their appearance.

WOMEN AND GIRLS should not ridicule OTHER WOMEN AND GIRLS for not conforming to MALE standards of what they should look like.

this is what we really mean, isn’t it? unless protecting men from all the women who go around rating them out of 10, yelling things about their attractiveness at them on the street, denying them jobs because they’re ‘ugly’, forcing them to wear dangerous, unhealthy and uncomfortable clothing to keep the jobs they give - including calling clothes that cover their bodies ‘unprofessional’… and clothes that don’t cover their bodies ‘unprofessional’, leering at young boys, claiming that a man’s appearance can cause them to assault them, etc. etc. is a problem that you are very invested in (despite it all being NON-EXISTENT)

i know being vague and inclusive helps you avoid the ‘what about the men!!!!’ brigade but you just get this lot instead. if your sentiment is pro-female at its core you will be attacked for it no matter how you word it. i think it’s better to just say ‘no, feminism is about females’ than to get in a position where you’re having to defend yourself from what at first glance seems like a reasonable criticism (until you remember that feminism’s concern is not ‘anybody being shamed by society’ but FEMALES being OPPRESSED by MALES.)

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