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Letters from Proxima Thule

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I HATED that article. I almost posted about it. It was so incredibly entitled. You feel powerless. Fuck you, buddy.

I totally agree, but that's how I think a lot of the hate mongers feel.

Thanks for the link!

And the hate just keeps going on...just saw this on FB today:http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/excuse-me-did-ny-times-just-tell-female.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Sigh. As the mother of two boys I can at least work make sure they grow up to be different kinds of men than this.

Agreed, And so did many of the men who commented on it, even.

While some of the secondary points were at least worth a moment's thought, the core argument of "WE DID IT ALL FOR YOUUUUU BECAUSE OF OUR PENISESSSSSSSSS" was awful and insulting. (Obviously nowhere near any of the shit you're posting about.)

This was a good reply to the article: http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/misogyny-isnt-caused-by-male-horniness saddly it get get as popular as the Cracked one did on my FB feed. Humm, wonder why.

(wandering in via Whatever) ... WTF... OK, the guy at Cracked has officially made me ashamed of my gender. Or at least of some persons who share it.

Yeah, guys are programmed to be misogynistic by quite a few things, like an ingrained culture that explicitly devalues women by language, attitude, and in popular art, that gets into our ape-brains because we see it, model it, accept it without filtering, and then if we are fortunate enough to recognize it, we get to try to fix it in ourselves, and it can be hard to recognize that we're being stupidly sexist, because we don't want to think that we're doing something we think we got past.

But none of that article, even taken as ironic humor, works in any way.

Notice how the Cracked.com article not only explicitly argues against the existence of equally strong sex drives on the part of women, it also implicitly disappears non-heterosexual men?

I love the end of the Pandagon article, where she says, "If the problem was just that men wanted us to have more sex with them, the word 'slut' wouldn't exist."

I actually found a certain value in that article, but it's so nuanced and complicated, and there are so many assholes out there who are going to use it to justify sexism... overall, I think the world would be a better place if the article didn't exist.

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