martyarf's forum posts

#3 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -

Yeah, another white dude, lets shake things up

#4 Edited by martyarf (250 posts) -

@darji said:

@martyarf: I do not want to waste my time so all I am gonna do is posting this.

Either you watch it or not I really do not care.

@thesoutherndandy totally agree.

I'm glad I took the time to reply to you. Really paid off.

#6 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -

@darji said:

@martyarf said:

@darji said:

This text is absolute terrible. I rather support the quality of Everyone Thank you very much.

Are you for real? Or is this a performance piece? If you've got a criticism of that wiki, please post it.

I have a lot of criticism. For example: where does it say that women have more legal rights? Where does it say that women have more rights in terms or working laws? Where does it stand that women have a better chance of higher education and so on. This whole site alone from this text alone is just propaganda to victimize women and to show how clearly women are still being oppressed by these evil evil men.

And then of course you have a lot of definitions to somehow make everyone who does not agree with feminism a bad person. Like a strawmen feminist for example. I am sorry but these kind of feminists are the reason why people do not take feminism seriously anymore and many women and former feminists who actually did something back the with the women movement stay away from this ideology and rather became egalitarians

More legal rights? In what country? Could you be more specific? If you're going to talk about something like custody rights - consider that this in itself relies on a stereotype of women as natural caregivers. Feminism, as a quest for gender parity, want women and men to be seen as equally capable parents, and not to rely on silly stereotypes to dictate these important things.

Advances in some areas - higher education in the West, for example - do not negate the overwhelming biases against women in the aggregate - the global wage disparity, property ownership, parliamentary representation, violence against women, the half a million women who die every year in childbirth. Women make up 70% of the world's poor.

It seems odd that you would want to blame feminists for not being taken seriously "anymore". Do you know what newspapers printed about the suffragettes? Have you not heard the jokes that are still made, today, about Helen Keller? Feminists have never been taken seriously.

I was going to go to the effort of comparing these to reddit memes but... that's an exercise for the reader.

Feminism is still necessary, and it isn't what you have imagined it to be. I would suggest bell hooks - feminism is for everybody, which is available on PDF here: http://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf

#7 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -
#8 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -

@darji said:

@martyarf said:

The vast majority of threads about sexism on this forum are created by men hella mad at a woman for pointing out some sexism. So maybe the solution isn't to isolate all discussion but to maybe stop men from being such big babies that they cannot stand an art form being subject to cultural criticism.

SO basically everyone who has a different opinion needs to be stopped? Hmm got you.....

My irony meter is exploding

#9 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -
#10 Posted by martyarf (250 posts) -

The vast majority of threads about sexism on this forum are created by men hella mad at a woman for pointing out some sexism. So maybe the solution isn't to isolate all discussion but to maybe stop men from being such big babies that they cannot stand an art form being subject to cultural criticism.