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Bravo! Great post!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dangers of Dominionism
You hit the nail on the head. Excellent.
10 months, 1 week ago on Atheists and Community – Why Does It Matter?
Absolutely brilliant! Amazing women!
1 year ago on A Tribute to Strong Women – White Ribbon Campaign 2013
That list could go on for a very long time but I’m hoping you got my point. And last but certainly not least, did you experience your 4'11" grandmother coming to stay with your family for the weekend because she had black eyes from being punched in the face by your 6'2" alcoholic abusive grandfather? If not, then you have no concept of what I am talking about. You either deliberately refuse to see what's happening to women NOW in this world, you're extremely ignorant of current events OR you’re the type of person who would argue if someone said the sky was blue and you piped up and said, "No you're wrong, it's a bright azure."
1 year, 8 months ago on White Ribbon Day – Calling for an End to Violence Against Women
That list could go on for a very long time but I’m hoping you got my point.
And last but certainly not least, did you experience your 4'11" grandmother coming to stay with your family for the weekend because she had black eyes from being punched in the face by your 6'2" alcoholic abusive grandfather? If not, then you have no concept of what I am talking about. You either deliberately refuse to see what's happening to women NOW in this world, you're extremely ignorant of current events OR you’re the type of person who would argue if someone said the sky was blue and you piped up and said, "No you're wrong, it's a bright azure."
Tell me, with your brilliant knowledge of statistics:- How many parents sell their sons into slavery in this century?- How many parents sell their sons to brothel owners in this century?- How many men are brutally raped by women in this century?- How many men are beaten daily by women in this century?- How many boys are shot in the head for the crime of wanting an education in this century?- How many boys have acid thrown in their faces for showing an ankle in this century?
People protested in the early 20th century for women to have the right to vote. If the campaign had been a fight to have women, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and countless other groups of people to have the right to vote in 1920, do you think women would have won the right to vote at that time? Throwing several issues together does not address the specific problem that exists. It merely serves to muddy the waters.
If you want to start a campaign addressing "discrimination against women", be my guest. But supporting this specific issue doesn't take away from any other issue in the world. Do you want to throw in violence against children? How about violence against minorities? Or violence against dogs? Keep heaping on the issues and I’m sure this specific one will get addressed (that’s sarcasm in case you missed it).
My point in referencing the Civil Rights Movement was to suggest that African Americans in the US would not have the rights that they have today had it not been for that movement. Also, that movement did not eliminate racism in America. They still have a very long way to go. And as far as your "violence against men" goes, where are you getting your stats from, that men suffer domestic violence at the hands of women in equal (or greater) numbers than the other way around? You need only watch a documentary from PBS called "Half The Sky" to realize that violence against women is current. My history lesson to you was merely to point out that this violence and attitude towards women has been continuing for thousands of years but if you don't have solid interpretive skills, I suppose you would have missed that. My references to the “discrimination” towards women were to point out that those attitudes are the underlying causes of violence against women.
Are you really so naive as to think that "discrimination" is equivalent to a pervasive hatred of women and the violence that is perpetrated against them by men?
Very well put. Racists complain about campaigns to curb racism. Misogynists complain about movements to end violence against women.
This is a very typical response from someone who is completely out of touch with the nature of the world around us.
For thousands of years women have been beaten, abused, murdered and had horrendous torture and suffering inflicted upon them at the hands of men. A bar fight between a couple of drunks has nothing to do with the systematic oppression of women over several millennia. Your response is typical of someone who has no concept of the plight of women. Had you ever been considered less than human by half the population you might have a slight inkling of what women have been subjected to.
It is still true that although women comprise 51% of the Earth's population, they own less than 2% of the available property. Their salaries are a fraction of those of men for equal work. In fact, in the US alone, salaries from the highest to the lowest are in this order - white men, black men, hispanic men, white women, black women, and at the bottom hispanic women. With the rampant racism that is obvious in that country, this fact should provide you with some information regarding the status of women. In third world countries, these statistics are much graver.
If, during the civil rights movement, someone had said, well white people are abused too, I would have thought they were as idiotic as you appear to be with your comments. A good rule of thumb - think about reality before spewing your vile fallacies.
And just in case you missed it, I am a woman and I'm offended by your utterly insensitive and uniformed opinion.
@James Smith João Pessoa, Brazil
Brilliant response! Bravo! And extremely accurate!
1 year, 11 months ago on Dear America, We Need To Start Seeing Other People
Bravo! Although I am a proud and patriotic Canadian, I have, what I consider, a natural affection for my "sister" nation to the south. The "cancer" that I've seen grow and metastasize in that country since 2000 (and even before that) makes me, literally, nauseated. It is becoming more and more apparent that the fanatics that flew commercial airliners into large buildings in the continental US on September 11, 2001 are alive and well in the Republican Party. Those psychotic individuals from 11 years ago, hated women too... to the point of extreme oppression and severe abuse. I can say only this, I will fight, even if it kills me, to maintain my inate HUMAN RIGHTS and the rights of my daughter, granddaughter, neices, sister, mother and friends. This conservative WAR ON WOMEN is REAL and it HAS GOT TO STOP! They're barking up the wrong tree and we women bite!
@Herpert_Derpington Wow Herpert, for an advocate of free speech, you certainly didn't hesitate to trounce on Martin's freedom of expression!
As a woman who has been a victim of rape, I don't think rape jokes are funny either. And I'm sure considering your diatribe here, you probably find jokes about morons offensive as well.
At no time did Martin say that fucktards, who joke about rape, shouldn't have the right to spew whatever garbage they wish to spew. He merely suggested they should consider the misogyny they're spitting out of their stupid mouths before the drool begins.
I, also have to right to express that I find all manners of hate speech revolting. The fact of this particular incident remains that Skepchick was THREATENED with a violent crime in an effort to "shut her up" from her "annoying" utterances of her own free expression.
And I have the right to the freedom of my own expression. And I have the right to SHOUT when I vehemently disagree with the idiotic ramblings of the Limbaughs of this world and the like. I also have the right to encourage as many people as I can to boycott his advertisers. And, frankly, I don't care if you like this FREEDOM OF MY EXPRESSION or not because I have the right to express my disgust and disapproval of the revolting commentaries of these assholes!
Rape isn't a joke and I have a right to say so! Ciao!
2 years ago on Rape Is Never Funny