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The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck

| posted by Melissa McEwan | Friday, August 14, 2009


[Trigger warning.]


Despite feminists' reputation, and contra my own individual reputation cultivated over five years of public opinion-making, I am not a man-hater.

If I played by misogynists' rules, specifically the one that dictates it only takes one woman doing one Mean or Duplicitous or Disrespectful or Unlawful or otherwise Bad Thing to justify hatred of all women, I would have plenty of justification for hating men, if I were inclined to do that sort of thing.

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elfwreck
Nov. 3rd, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I want to make booklets, combining that and the Schrödinger's Rapist article, and force them down the throats of every adult male in America.
pjvj
Nov. 4th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Maybe shoving them through their eyes to their brain so the words can be absorbed into their consciousness would work better? ;-)
droops
Nov. 3rd, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
I read it. I'll admit, I don't understand it. That probably makes me horrible in some way, but . . . I don't understand.
pjvj
Nov. 4th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
What do you not understand, Droops? That trying to get women to agree that other bitches or sluts or [fill in the blank here] just because they are women is wrong?

That telling us, after making disparaging comments about women in general, that we are not like other women should make us feel good about the disparaging remarks? Because you know we do know that gets said to women all over the place, not just us.

In general it is about being dismissed - daily, repeatedly - because we are not male. It is about institutionalized male privilege in this country.
droops
Nov. 4th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
No, I understand what you've said. But I got a lot of messages from the main post, some of which I understand and some of which I didn't. I'd have to parse it down and I'm not sure if I can.

If nothing else, thanks for the link.
pjvj
Nov. 4th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
If you are able to parse it down I'd like to read it. :-)
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