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Why are you a feminist, are you gay or something?

Oct 28, 2017
3,830
#1
was literally asked this today.

i understand the upbringing of some people, but i weep for the posibilities of them having daughters, and even worse, sons who will be raised like this
 
Oct 28, 2017
636
#4
I played Deap Valley's "Smile More" at work, a song that includes the line "Yes I am a feminist," and it shocked and upset a number of my coworkers, several of whom are women.

Really incredible how effective the anti-feminist smear campaign over the decades has been. It's convinced people to work against their own self-interests.
 
Oct 25, 2017
622
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#12
I played Deap Valley's "Smile More" at work, a song that includes the line "Yes I am a feminist," and it shocked and upset a number of my coworkers, several of whom are women.

Really incredible how effective the anti-feminist smear campaign over the decades has been. It's convinced people to work against their own self-interests.
double down and start playing Kamikaze Girls and Petrol Girls. Great bands, very angry feminists.
"I'M NOT YOUR FUCKIN' SWEETHEART, MATE"
 
Oct 28, 2017
636
#16
you know what is worse, women to go along with these dudes just for validation, just for being "one of the guys!"

its like >_>
When I see women sharing shit from FB pages like "Women Against Feminism" and "Feminism is Cancer" I want to scream.

They're women who value validation from the men in their life more than anything, and it's sad.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,854
Brazil
#19
I played Deap Valley's "Smile More" at work, a song that includes the line "Yes I am a feminist," and it shocked and upset a number of my coworkers, several of whom are women.

Really incredible how effective the anti-feminist smear campaign over the decades has been. It's convinced people to work against their own self-interests.
Play this one now

 
Oct 27, 2017
864
#21
I played Deap Valley's "Smile More" at work, a song that includes the line "Yes I am a feminist," and it shocked and upset a number of my coworkers, several of whom are women.

Really incredible how effective the anti-feminist smear campaign over the decades has been. It's convinced people to work against their own self-interests.

Please tell me you mansplained to them why they’re wrong and that they’re being shitty feminists.
 
Oct 28, 2017
636
#28
Please tell me you mansplained to them why they’re wrong and that they’re being shitty feminists.
No, I just let the song play out and moved on.

One of my other coworkers who is a woman has tried to make these points recently but the others wont have it. I know several of them voted for Trump so it would be a dead end discussion anyways.
 
#30
I've observed this behavior irl from classmates back in college. Whenever these people hear the word Feminism they immediately associate it with "colored haired, man-hating women that want to #killallmen" rather than actual Feminism. I feel like the word got warped/associated with the wrong group of individuals in the last few years.
 
Oct 29, 2017
3,446
#34
ask him why being either a feminist or gay is a bad thing.
This. People who automaticaly believe any hint of feminity or empathy toward women is something to be ashamed of are straight up bigots. Sexist and homophobic and completely oblivious to those facts. Whoever told you that OP is someone you should end association with because they let you know blatantly that they're scum.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,692
#35
I played Deap Valley's "Smile More" at work, a song that includes the line "Yes I am a feminist," and it shocked and upset a number of my coworkers, several of whom are women.

Really incredible how effective the anti-feminist smear campaign over the decades has been. It's convinced people to work against their own self-interests.
A lot of people don't see feminism as advocating for equability between genders, or a framework to critique society. They see is as almost a kind of religion, with its own doctrine, dogma, and idols. It's how they can say "I'm against sex discrimination but I'm not a feminist." It's the same as "I believe in a higher power but I'm not religious."

I've observed this behavior irl from classmates back in college. Whenever these people hear the word Feminism they immediately associate it with "colored haired, man-hating women that want to #killallmen" rather than actual Feminism. I feel like the word got warped/associated with the wrong group of individuals in the last few years.
That's just the new face. Before that it was the image of a bra burning, butch looking, man hating lesbian.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,243
#36
I've observed this behavior irl from classmates back in college. Whenever these people hear the word Feminism they immediately associate it with "colored haired, man-hating women that want to #killallmen" rather than actual Feminism. I feel like the word got warped/associated with the wrong group of individuals in the last few years.
i've always heard 'feminism' in a negative light, going back to my teenage years at the very least. especially the 'feminazi' portmanteau.

the term makes toxic folks think it's about placing femininity above all else instead of giving people the same opportunities - and it comes from toxic assholes with power not wanting to share it and distorting the term to keep the status quo.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#37
I'm used to hearing that from men because half of us are a bunch of fucking idiots so it's actually amazing when you hear the exact same anti-feminist talking points from women. Talk about making the point of feminism without realizing it.

There's no helping some people in this world.
 
Oct 28, 2017
636
#38
I've observed this behavior irl from classmates back in college. Whenever these people hear the word Feminism they immediately associate it with "colored haired, man-hating women that want to #killallmen" rather than actual Feminism. I feel like the word got warped/associated with the wrong group of individuals in the last few years.
The thing is, that group pretty much doesn't exist. It's a boogeyman boosted by anti-feminists to try and discredit them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,399
#42
Oh yeah, I've been asked this before when some people tend to notice I usually lean towards women growing and being safer in our society, some of them think I only express myself that way because I don't get sex from women and expect to get some by being "the nice guy". It's funny sometimes because you can tell they're projecting and they have no idea I do have sex regularly, but I don't mention that to them, it's not necessary.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,270
#43
Must be dumb anti-feminist statement day because today at work my coworkers were buzzing around some story about a woman who "Aborted her child because he was gonna be a boy", when i mentioned that it sounded like a made up BS story they all went like "It must be true, you know the feminists of today are crazy!!"

They swear it's easier to believe a "crazy feminist" would abort their baby boy rather than believing this was some made up sensationalist bullshit.
 
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Gustaf
Oct 28, 2017
3,830
#44
Must be dumb anti-feminist statement day because today at work my coworkers were buzzing around some story about a woman who "Aborted her child because he was gonna be a boy", when i mentioned that it sounded like a made up BS story they all went like "It must be true, you know the feminists of today are crazy!!"

They swear it's easier to believe a "crazy feminist" would abort their baby boy rather than believing this was some made up sensationalist bullshit.
btw I know you will understand when i tell you he didnt say "gay" he said "joto" lol
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#45
A lot of people I know think feminism is just fat hair colored hairy armpit woman shitting in the street naked wanting to cut all the dicks.

Pretty sickening really, I believe anybody who believe that is just a child.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,270
#47
btw I know you will understand when i tell you he didnt say "gay" he said "joto" lol
Of course they did.

Someone going for that kind of insult wouldn't do less, lol.

A wonder they didn't go all out with "Puto".

Because I like women, don't you? Are you gay or something?

galaxy brained
I did something like this once on a friend's brother who told me i was gay because i kept picking female characters in a fighting game (Bloody Roar), so i was like "I pick girls because i like girls, you picked a big burly wolf guy, what does that mean?"

Next time we played he started picking girl characters.
 
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Gustaf
Oct 28, 2017
3,830
#49
Of course they did.

Someone going for that kind of insult wouldn't do less, lol.

A wonder they didn't go all out with "Puto".



I did something like this once on a friend's brother who told me i was gay because i kept picking female characters in a fighting game (Bloody Roar), so i was like "I pick girls because i like girls, you picked a big burly wolf guy, what does that mean?"

Next time we played he started picking girl characters.
i have a friend who always gives me shit for picking up female characters, i mean my reason its kinda mysoginist because i tell him, if im going to being looking at someones butt for 30 or 40 hours i would rather be a woman's butt, thank you..

his rebutall is that, it is weird to be fawning over video games characters