spot the strawfeminist
Mandolin had a suggestion I’d like to highlight and get some input on: Andrea Dworkin/Germaine Greer/someone else said something complicated, and I have a reductionist summary of that which comes out to “men hate women” / “all sex is rape” / “something else catchy” … why am I wrong? Only, competently stated. The competent concise […]
Short answer: People talk about subjects that interest them and that they are passionate about because these tend to be the areas in which they have the most experience. Choosing to concentrate on one thing does not mean that the person thinks that it is the most important subject, or that it’s the only subject […]
FAQ: Why "feminism" and not just "humanism"? Or "equalism"? Isn’t saying you’re a feminist exclusionary?
This question implies that one must be either one or the other. People and philosophies are far more complicated than that. A feminist may also be both a humanist and an equalist. There’s no law that says only one box can be ticked here, and it’s hugely important not to get sucked into thinking that […]
The word “feminazi” is a false construction, a strawfeminist, created to scare people away from the juicy crops of equality, equity and the end of female subjugation. (See the “strawman” entry in the Logical Fallacies section at the Critical Thinking Website.) stealthbadger (Stealth Badger): A dudely introduction to feminism (utterly debunks the arguments made to […]
Updated 03May07 Your question probably covered ground they have gone over many times before, and they didn’t want to derail the interesting discussion they were already having. People find ignorant questions frustrating, and questioners find being ignored frustrating, and such mutual dissatisfaction can totally disrupt a discussion. By sending you here the feminists hope to […]
glumbert – Women: Know your limits On a more serious note: Feminism Friday: Humour as a tool for shaming and silencing