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For women, misogyny is a daily reality

The article: For women, misogyny is a daily reality, describes the wrongdoer as:

He’s usually white, the product of developed country and from a comfortable background. Yet he’s invariably alienated, resentful and enraged because the world and its citizens haven’t bent to his will and fulfilled his every desire.

According to the female professor:

Misogyny exists in the grinding daily reminders faced by women ... it’s in the catcalls, the orders to “Smile, baby!,” the tearing off of hijabs, the unwanted touches, the social-media murder threats, the doctored drinks, the revenge porn, the foul stand-up comedy rape jokes, the online forums devoted to debasing women ...

Where do I begin? Tearing off of hijab was a hoax. Murder threats, unwanted touching, doctored drinks and revenge porn are unlawful acts that are harshly and duly prosecuted by our courts - people who do those acts are not misogynists - they're criminal offenders. Catcalling? Please, nowadays men take long looks at attractive women, they don't catcall.

Foul stand-up comedy rape jokes? Sorry, I haven't heard them. But please savour the irony of the allegation that misogyny equals online forums devoted to debasing women, in an article that portrays the general misogynist as a white, resentful male from a developed country.

Can we please put an end to this shtick? No more identity politics. Of course there will always be irrational people in every society. That does not mean, for instance, that all white men are misogynists. For crying out loud ... does that have to be explained? What's next? All white people are racist? Oh, wait.
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote: The article: For women, misogyny is a daily reality, describes the wrongdoer as:





According to the female professor:





Where do I begin? Tearing off of hijab was a hoax. Murder threats, unwanted touching, doctored drinks and revenge porn are unlawful acts that are harshly and duly prosecuted by our courts - people who do those acts are not misogynists - they're criminal offenders. Catcalling? Please, nowadays men take long looks at attractive women, they don't catcall.

Foul stand-up comedy rape jokes? Sorry, I haven't heard them. But please savour the irony of the allegation that misogyny equals online forums devoted to debasing women, in an article that portrays the general misogynist as a white, resentful male from a developed country.

Can we please put an end to this shtick? No more identity politics. Of course there will always be irrational people in every society. That does not mean, for instance, that all white men are misogynists. For crying out loud ... does that have to be explained? What's next? All white people are racist? Oh, wait.
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Dpack22 wrote: Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
That went way way way over my head. What's a Sith?

Joking aside, I sometimes I wonder if it makes any difference posting stuff like this, or maybe we should just accept it that white men are the devil reincarnate responsible for every horrible thing known to personkind.
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The only "Sith" I know is from the Star Wars universe but then again, I thought Chad and Stacey were just names until a few days ago.

On another note, I heard the creators of the Simpsons are going to rewrite the character Apu because some people have a problem with him as a stereotype.

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Supercooled wrote: The only "Sith" I know is from the Star Wars universe but then again, I thought Chad and Stacey were just names until a few days ago.

On another note, I heard the creators of the Simpsons are going to rewrite the character Apu because some people have a problem with him as a stereotype.

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Half my family talks like Apu. What's the deal?
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mr_raider wrote: Half my family talks like Apu. What's the deal?
You're racist.
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Promote the “bumbling idiot” two sides to the story...all these articles promote a divide and conquer agenda instead of a humanist approach
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vonblock wrote: You're racist.
Not as racist as this :)

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vonblock wrote: You're racist.
only if he is white Winking Face
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lubmar wrote: only if he is white Winking Face
That's racist!
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I never really realized how bad women had it until 2 weeks ago when that scum bag ran all those people over.

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