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by betterway
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarification of view on gender
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Clarification of view on gender

"Gender identity matching biological sex" is an idea that won't make sense to a lot of people here. Gender identity is not considered real and even if it was, what would it mean to "match" one's sex? I think some people who imagine a world without gender (like Judith Lorber's essay "Imagining a Worl...
by betterway
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Casual Chat
Topic: Video games
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Re: Video games

Totally. I'm a fan of lots of the games in the article but it's depressing the lack of self-consciousness in such an industry. These progressive game sites have an endless tap of feminist posturing and all-woman podcasts but rarely feature women speaking out against gender socialization or material ...
by betterway
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarification of view on gender
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Clarification of view on gender

I think some people here think they know what is going on when others talk about "my gender identity" and some people here think they can't know what each individual actually is referring to or doing. A personality that doesn't conform gender roles or conforms strongly to the gender role meant to th...
by betterway
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarification of view on gender
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Clarification of view on gender

When people here use "man" and "women" they mean biological male and female people. I imagine because some intersex people are surgically "corrected" early in life they are then socialized male or female, and some have complex upbringing. Intersex/hermaphrodite people are such a small percentage of ...
by betterway
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seymour and the Sisterhood
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Re: Seymour and the Sisterhood

Marital rape was legal in the United States up until 1993, when Oklahoma and North Carolina withdrew their exceptions in law. A man would just have to marry a woman, and be prepared to defend his law-given rights in the unlikely event of legal action, and her body was his, until the 90s. The questio...
by betterway
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: July 13, 2019: Threats 29
Replies: 7
Views: 3199

Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

That the term gets by any play from leftists is mind-blowing! Imagine if a leftist politican started sharing a survey of "Amazon workers" including executives, managers and Wall Street. Or started tut-tutting Amazon critics to "listen to Amazon workers" with testimonials from those Bezos reps who tw...
by betterway
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

Interestingly I didn't say anything about looking to romantic relationships as the reason to be disappointed in men. We can look at men harassing women on the streets. We can look at how every popular religion in the world treats women-- only recently have certain non-orthodox traditions begun to tr...
by betterway
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

I think it's possible to be disappointed in or even hate men as a class and treat individual people in a case by case way. But that's not to say there are exceptions to male privilege: every boy is raised to have goals for their own self worth that require objectifying women, and every woman is rais...
by betterway
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

It should be noted that we can consider gender identity discourse a hard-line rule-consequentialist moral philosophy recently wedged into the malestream liberal English-speaking world. The consequences of even implying that the words "woman" and "man" were ever meant to label the categories of mamma...
by betterway
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

Humans are mammals, all mammals have female and male bodies along with the less often occurance of intersex bodies. Intersex people are actually erased by denials of mammallian sex dimorphism! If whether someome is "male" and "female" cannot be observed by medical professionals, intersex advocacy or...
by betterway
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

I am grateful when people try to describe each others' viewpoints instead of just talking past each other. Ostensibly you both are trying to do that? I mentioned the End of Gender video because it clarifies and helps do that. I'll link it directly: https://vimeo.com/298352100 To speak for myself and...
by betterway
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just disappointed.
Replies: 22
Views: 6333

Re: Not angry, just disappointed.

Did I get this right?
I'm not sure how someone could get this impression. Rachel Ivey in "The End of Gender: Revolution, Not Reform" on Vimeo nicely lays out the main critiques you'll see here; if that still makes it confusing I can find some more existing media if you want!
by betterway
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's share some readings between radfems
Replies: 19
Views: 4032

Re: Let's share some readings between radfems

found this today: websearch "Feminist Literary Resources - MASTERPOST" there's a long list of free books, essays, pamphlets, articles, etc. radfem.org also has PDFs of key texts, has been around for a long time
by betterway
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Casual Chat
Topic: Video games
Replies: 14
Views: 7660

Video games

Polygon recently selected 21 games as the "Best Nintendo Switch Games." All the games on the list were created by men. (Polygon frequently covers gender politics in gaming, including a glowing review Hbomberguy's Mermaids fundraiser livestream :oops: ) What video games do you all play? Any made by w...
by betterway
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic:  June 28, 2019: Threats 16
Replies: 11
Views: 3038

Re:  June 28, 2019: Threats 16

I don't see how the fact that you can pay to use someone's body gets any better without gender roles... Recently the leftist magazine Current Affairs published an essay about how the author and other leftists find *restaurants* personally uncomfortable, because you're using a servant who you don't k...