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Senate Let's Talk: Feminism

Discussion in 'Community' started by blubeast1237, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    So, I've recently realized that I am a feminist, after years of denial and refuting the idea that I couldn't be one because the struggle that feminism stands for is a struggle I can not relate to. But then I started to see that there are different struggles that feminism wants to correct and after reading ALOT of feminist legal theory and anti-essentialist feminism essays and books, I can say that this is something I stand for and can identity my support for.

    So any other feminists on the boards and why? Hopefully, if there isn't one already, this will be a discussion of feminism thread. (Quietly hopes Robin West comes up)
     
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  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    "Why?"

    Common sense and decency, mostly.

    But like you said, the word is grossly distorted (mostly by people who don't realize it means a lot of things, and has changed over time).


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  3. vin

    vin Force Ghost star 5

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  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    We actually did have a sexism thread a little while ago but it got derailed by sexism.


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  5. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    Why do you think its common sense? Not disagreeing, or agreeing, just wondering why you think that
     
  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    At base, I think the divergent strands of feminism share a commonality: treat people like people. Applies to both men and women. Let people have agency and control over their lives, instead of being bound by preconceived societal expectations.

    I assert that it's common sense. This is probably a tendentious claim, but I mean common sense in a natural law sort of way. Used to be fairly positivist about these sorts of things, until I concluded that it's a justification for people to be terrible.


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  7. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Vivec, you have to wait for moviefan to post before you use that gif.


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  9. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    No I have a special gif planned for that. :p
     
  10. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    here you go, blubeast, have a cookie:
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  11. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I realized several decades ago that men and women aren't equal. Women are better than men. They're smarter, they become more responsible at a younger age and then they stay more responsible at every age thereafter. They should be running the world, and men should be second class citizens, probably shouldn't have the vote or be allowed to drive cars or own property either.
     
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  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    But you cook better than we do.
     
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  13. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    Huh?
     
  14. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    And I see what you mean Jello? So, in a sense, be sex blind?
     
  15. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Just giving you the pat on the back you were looking for. Well done you.
     
  16. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Heeeeeeere we go agaaaaaain.
     
  17. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    Not looking for a pat on the back, dude... But thanks?
     
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    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Just be a decent person. Good rule of thumb for anything.


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  20. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

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    *Sigh*

    Not that that is relevant, that was more towards my feelings of a relationship, which would apply no matter the sex of the person I am in a relationship with.
     
  21. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Why do women need rights when they have men?
     
  22. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I can't cook at all... the exception that proves the rule!
     
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  23. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Wheaton ' s First Law
     
  24. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Will Wheaton? Or is it some philosopher I've never heard of?


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  25. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Will Wheaton, that actor from that sci-fi show, right?