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this is why armchair activism is so fucking useless at best and detrimental at worst
From the page: Secondly, quit calling each other sluts and whores. As Tina Fey explained in "Mean Girls," if women call each other sluts and whores, it makes it OK for guys to call them sluts and whores. Fey was right - if women not only allow this kind of demeaning language but use it themselves, we're sending a strong message that it's acceptable for men to demean us. Why is it demeaning? They're just words, right? Think for a moment about their former meaning. They used to mean "prostitute." True, their meaning has evolved over the years, but even today the sentiment is the same: This woman is contemptible because she engages in sex. There is no male equivalent to "slut."
From the page: There's a conscious purpose to this sort of behavior. Joking about getting beaten up (or putting on the football helmet) sends a message to young women in the classroom: "Tone it down. Take care of the men and their feelings. Don't scare them off, because too much impassioned feminism is scary for guys." And you know, as silly as it is, the joking about man-bashing almost always works! Time and again, I've seen it work to silence women in the classroom, or at least cause them to worry about how to phrase things "just right" so as to protect the guys and their feelings. It's a key anti-feminist strategy, even if that isn't the actual intent of the young man doing it -- it forces women students to become conscious caretakers of their male peers by subduing their own frustration and anger. It reminds young women that they should strive to avoid being one of those "angry feminists" who (literally) scares men off and drives them away.
this is sweet
this is fucking stupid
From the page: ""Man up" is such an evergreen prescription for social betterment (seriously, read Cicero or Livy) because patriarchal cultures are always suspicious of femininity. So calling people girly is a great way to criticize them without a concrete, clearcut reason. And rather than address whatever your real concerns are 窶" are men proposing too early? Leaving women in the lurch? Buying ugly outerwear? 窶" it's easy to throw up your hands and declare a manliness shortage. But ultimately, this tactic is everything Miller says guys shouldn't be: vague, intangible, and indirect. So rather than going on and on about pants and the Yankees and John Wayne, Miller and everybody else need to ask for whatever specific social or political change they want to see. In other words, human the fuck up."
from the page: Buy Nothing Day has been criticized by some groups as a consumer-oriented empowerment activity that is insulting to those who simply cannot afford to buy anything at all, and that all successful boycotts in the past have been held until there was a gain, not planned for a single day. A group in Montreal promoted "Steal Something Day" as an alternative. In their words, "The geniuses at Adbusters have managed to create the perfect feel-good, liberal, middle-class activist non-happening. A day when the more money you make, the more influence you have (like every other day). A day which, by definition, is insulting to the millions of people worldwide who are too poor or marginalized to be considered 'consumers'."
this is one of the best sites i have ever been to
It窶s terrifying to me how many people feel this is a measured and appropriate response. Show some scary stuff on television, create an identifiable fear-inducing peril (the Black Bloc!), rope the media into cooperating with your message with constant and repeating coverage of the same material and bam, you窶ve got a blank cheque. At least in America it took 9/11 to threaten their commitment to civil liberties. It窶s sad how much they compromised but anyone would admit they had good cause. In Canada, for all we trumpet our civic values, all it takes is repeating video images of some police cars that were burned yesterday, and a few damaged Starbucks, and too many people are eager to be rescued on any terms at all.
i wasnt down with the video at the beginning i thought they were just gunna do the usual business person is depressed then kills themselves but i really like what they did. and i love the song
great song great band
"Are we still slaves to the patriarchy? Of course, but now it窶s so easy!"
very accurate: "If I ever had to explain the feeling of a bad trip to a person who has never done drugs I would play this video and make them wear headphones turned up all the way."
i love "the public" aka the dude watching through the window eating a danish lol. for some reason i think that is the most apt representation of the public ive ever seen