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(Salon)   Mother nearly falls into a fit of apoplexy and is forced to confront her irrational fear of the color pink when her daughter asks for a pink pair or "sparkly princess tennis shoes." Because FEMINISM   (salon.com) divider line 333
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2014-02-02 12:17:45 PM  

AngryDragon: I appreciate the gesture.  Make no mistake though, I wasn't defending anyone.  I was raising my experiences as empirical evidence that there is injustice in the archaic system we've adopted for all sides.

I doubt seriously that your posts were educational vehicles though.  You are the extreme polar opposite of those you despise.  No extreme ever has the entire right answer.  Ever.


If you were not intending to defend them, I apologize for attacking you like that.
 
2014-02-02 12:23:20 PM  

BizarreMan: Talk about a self-hating woman.

So she's okay with her son wearing dresses and pink (if she had one) but her daughter can't.


Gotta stop them when they're young or they may grow up to become traitors to their own vaginas, like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.
 
2014-02-02 12:23:57 PM  

hardinparamedic: TwistedFark: This is likely just cheap cover for yourself, I doubt you wanted anyone to get anything out of discourse with you. I'm fairly certain that you did it solely for your own benefit, whatever that was.

Yep. I'm a sociopathic criminal mastermind of internet debate.

My gambit of engaging someone bluntly on a forum known for blunt conversation about topics posted to it is all part of a brilliant plan to do something evil. And Nefarious.


I wouldn't call talking at people debate and  you're certainly not giving anyone anything or trying to change their views, if that was your goal, then not only would you be doing it in a completely different (and effective) way, you would probably actually be addressing what they said instead of stuff you're making up.

I see the entire exercise as you just "taking" something from this form. No idea why, but if I had to wager a guess I'd say that you often have trouble dealing with your emotions, particularly ones that make you feel vulnerable, hence you have a predilection for indulging in what we might call "empowering emotions", like anger, or righteous indignation. All people tend to do this as a coping mechanism as it helps us grapple with the world when we feel powerless inside it. It's not terribly healthy however to rely upon it as a substitute for addressing the fact that we're all vulnerable to some degree or another and need to risk being hurt to truly be able to feel.
 
2014-02-02 12:25:49 PM  

hardinparamedic: meep3d: I don't feel 'persecuted' or 'victimised'. I just think you're rude and obnoxious and using your superiority complex to justify your antisocial behaviour. But this is the Internet, where the anonymity for some reason makes people think it's somehow fine to act in a way that would normally be socially unacceptable.

No. I'm just as rude and obnoxious to people who treat women like crap, or defend people who do, in real life.


I really don't think you are, Mr ITG. And anyway you just plow straight in with the abuse based on your own prejudices and desire to see what you want to see. I've only really said that Feminism alone is not a solution to gender inequality and tried to talk about some real, tangible examples.

Besides, there is no excuse for bad manners. I disagree with you thus can treat you like crap is the basis for the behaviour of sexism and racism. If you are willing to treat people like crap because they deem them 'lesser' then I don't see how you are any different from the people you allegedly oppose.
 
2014-02-02 12:26:54 PM  
Sometimes there is a reason you are at the center of all the troubling situations in your life.  And it's not because you are a bulls eye, but rather a conductor of the symphony.
 
2014-02-02 12:27:10 PM  

TwistedFark: I see the entire exercise as you just "taking" something from this form. No idea why, but if I had to wager a guess I'd say that you often have trouble dealing with your emotions, particularly ones that make you feel vulnerable, hence you have a predilection for indulging in what we might call "empowering emotions", like anger, or righteous indignation. All people tend to do this as a coping mechanism as it helps us grapple with the world when we feel powerless inside it. It's not terribly healthy however to rely upon it as a substitute for addressing the fact that we're all vulnerable to some degree or another and need to risk being hurt to truly be able to feel.


I have my reason for being passionate about being against the MRA movement. No, I will not share them.

I was wrong for attacking AngryDragon like that, I will admit, based on my assumption that he was defending them or their philosophies. But unless you're a psychiatric professional setting right in front of me, please hold off on trying to psychoanalyze me?
 
2014-02-02 12:29:32 PM  

hardinparamedic: If you were not intending to defend them, I apologize for attacking you like that


Thank you.  Apology accepted.
 
2014-02-02 12:30:23 PM  

meep3d: Besides, there is no excuse for bad manners. I disagree with you thus can treat you like crap is the basis for the behaviour of sexism and racism. If you are willing to treat people like crap because they deem them 'lesser' then I don't see how you are any different from the people you allegedly oppose.


You can believe what you like. I don't have to be nice to you when you are defending and espousing something that is offensive to me as a human being, especially when confronted with the evidence you claimed up thread you had no idea the group you're defending represented.


meep3d: I really don't think you are, Mr ITG. And anyway you just plow straight in with the abuse based on your own prejudices and desire to see what you want to see. I've only really said that Feminism alone is not a solution to gender inequality and tried to talk about some real, tangible examples.


No, you linked an article that said nothing what you claimed it did, and then tried to defend the MRA movement's existance based on that.

At least own what you believe in, dude.
 
2014-02-02 12:35:37 PM  
How crazy!  Sparkly pink light-up shoes are great!  I'd buy myself a pair right now if I could find a pair in a ladies size 9.
 
2014-02-02 12:45:04 PM  

JSTACAT: feminist system .. destroys families, kills kids and ruins civilisation.

 
2014-02-02 12:46:24 PM  

hardinparamedic: PawisBetlog: looks like you got some sand in your vagina sugartits...

Well, I can see you failed fourth grade sexual education. ^_^

Since you're new here, allow me to elaborate: People like this are wet dream wank material for MRAs and general idiots, because they serve as living proof of the strawmen they like to construct about feminists.

Warlordtrooper: How many feminists do you know that will argue for equality of men in cases where females have an advantage over males?

You mean the inequality in family court situations which MRAs tend to wank about as the reason they're general pigs to women?


I find it fascinating that you can at the same time write off an actual event that actually happened and was actually caused by an actual feminist as a straw man, yet go on to unironically construct a straw man about what you imagine men's rights advocates to be in order to shift the discussion to a point where you feel you have the upper hand. And you do this without the tiniest shred of self awareness. It's almost like you're a not too bright, hypocritical ideologue who cares more about making your point than about having a fair and open discussion about gender issues.

/feminism is a discriminatory, uterocentric word that precludes the ideas that people other than women can ever be wronged, or that women can wrong other women
//how about humanism instead?
 
2014-02-02 12:51:02 PM  

hardinparamedic: Oh good, another strawman RadFem that everyone can use to claim represents the actual philosophy of Feminism


Just thought I would re-post this gem again because it is hilarious at this point in the thread.
 
2014-02-02 12:57:35 PM  
Children like bright colors. News at 11.
 
2014-02-02 12:57:56 PM  

ghare: Warlordtrooper: BizarreMan: Talk about a self-hating woman.

So she's okay with her son wearing dresses and pink (if she had one) but her daughter can't.

Feminism might be about a lot of things but true equality is not one of them

Thanks for mansplaining that.


Feminism will get as far as men let it, and no further. Enjoy that thought!
 
2014-02-02 12:58:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-02 12:59:56 PM  

hardinparamedic: TwistedFark: I see the entire exercise as you just "taking" something from this form. No idea why, but if I had to wager a guess I'd say that you often have trouble dealing with your emotions, particularly ones that make you feel vulnerable, hence you have a predilection for indulging in what we might call "empowering emotions", like anger, or righteous indignation. All people tend to do this as a coping mechanism as it helps us grapple with the world when we feel powerless inside it. It's not terribly healthy however to rely upon it as a substitute for addressing the fact that we're all vulnerable to some degree or another and need to risk being hurt to truly be able to feel.

I have my reason for being passionate about being against the MRA movement. No, I will not share them.

I was wrong for attacking AngryDragon like that, I will admit, based on my assumption that he was defending them or their philosophies. But unless you're a psychiatric professional setting right in front of me, please hold off on trying to psychoanalyze me?


But here you are, making sweeping judgements against others. You refuse to let people draw conclusions about yourself based on things you've said, but feel justified in judging entire groups of people based on what you believe some of them may think.

Irony, thy name is hardinparamedic.
 
2014-02-02 01:04:42 PM  

hardinparamedic: Oh don't stop there. Tell us their sinister agenda.


Equality when it benefits them, gender-based special privileges when it benefits them.   All the benefits, none of the downsides.
 
2014-02-02 01:18:58 PM  
I love mommy-blog threads. It always devolves into a screaming, name calling fight. It's just beautiful to watch.
 
2014-02-02 01:19:52 PM  
There's a certain class of feminist who think a woman has to stop looking and acting like a women to get equality.  This small group is missing the entire point of feminism.  That you can be a woman AND you can be equal.  So put on that tight, short, little black dress and those six inch stilettos and be proud!
 
2014-02-02 01:36:25 PM  
 When will self-hating insecure radfem coonts ever figure out women have the freedom to be a princess if they want to be, right alongside also being a complete badass?
 People like this articles author are the type of knee-jerk idiots that refuse to even cook for themselves because that would 'oppress' them, then talk about being independent and being a whole person. Its as obscene as it is pathetic.


cheaperthandirt.com
 
2014-02-02 01:40:47 PM  

RockofAges: this is how most women actually think

 
2014-02-02 01:45:14 PM  

RockofAges: You nailed it -- this is how most women actually think and is why hardin / Jezebel are the fringers. Just as loony-tunes as true mysogynists, as in reality, they are misandrists.


You're right. I hate my own gender.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-02 01:48:18 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: When will self-hating insecure radfem coonts ever figure out women have the freedom to be a princess if they want to be, right alongside also being a complete badass?
 People like this articles author are the type of knee-jerk idiots that refuse to even cook for themselves because that would 'oppress' them, then talk about being independent and being a whole person. Its as obscene as it is pathetic.


TFA: But that is way too much information for a 3-year-old, so what I say is, "Eva, I love your shoes. They're great. I'm sorry I didn't listen to you the first time."

Who's knee-jerk idiot now?
 
2014-02-02 01:52:28 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: 1. They're just shoes.
2. You don't have to buy them.

Signed,
- a feminist


Even though you're a feminist, I'd still bang the crap out of you.
 
2014-02-02 02:00:59 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: cheaperthandirt.com


A woman who knows proper trigger discipline makes me hot.
 
2014-02-02 02:03:08 PM  
I actually read crap about "patriarchy" and "rape culture" because feminism is the one-track train my daughters are on. My inescapable conclusion:  Feminism is a hypocritical, narrow-minded cult of hate selling gross distortions and attacking anyone who questions them. The movement is dominated by young, white, middle-class women who have never worried about whether they will be allowed to see their children, let alone about food or even air conditioning. They demonize men, teach women to view themselves as victims, and lobby for special privileges.
 
2014-02-02 02:07:47 PM  

hardinparamedic: Oh good, another strawman RadFem that everyone can use to claim represents the actual philosophy of Feminism and dismiss arguments about civil and wage inequality, impropriety in prosecution of rape and abuse cases, and other bullshiat.


I had this argument with another Social Justice Warrior. When the majority of people using your label are batshiat insane, they do represent the base line. Rational feminists (e.g. Lauren Faust) who are willing to call themselves feminists are few and far between. Probably because a lot of these 3rd wavers never had to deal with actual persecution for being a women, they tend to blow shiat out of proportion. For example: that chick on tumblr who makes the posts about guys sitting wrong on trains and how being forced to ask someone if they can move their legs so you can sit down is a tragedy of epic proportions. Or maybe even a violation of her civil rights! Like it or not, that is the face of modern feminism.

/Maybe the feminists should do something about that.
 
2014-02-02 02:13:35 PM  
I hate the vilification of the word "Feminist".

People often attack ideological positions that they don't agree with by acting like furthest out fringe of the group is what their mainstream is made up from. The people that believe in that ideology, that have rational positions, stop identifying with their own cause as a result. Over time, only the fringe element is left.

This happens in politics all the time.

The sad thing is, Feminism is something that almost everyone really should agree with. Most of our society would gladly tell you that they believe in the same things..... but, fewer people than ever would willing use the term "Feminist" to describe themselves. (And even if they do use that word.... they have to immediately explain to you that they aren't like the caricature Feminist that you are familiar with.

I am a 35 year old white guy. I am a Feminist.
 
2014-02-02 02:20:52 PM  

Sammichless: I hate the vilification of the word "Feminist".

People often attack ideological positions that they don't agree with by acting like furthest out fringe of the group is what their mainstream is made up from. The people that believe in that ideology, that have rational positions, stop identifying with their own cause as a result. Over time, only the fringe element is left.

This happens in politics all the time.

The sad thing is, Feminism is something that almost everyone really should agree with. Most of our society would gladly tell you that they believe in the same things..... but, fewer people than ever would willing use the term "Feminist" to describe themselves. (And even if they do use that word.... they have to immediately explain to you that they aren't like the caricature Feminist that you are familiar with.

I am a 35 year old white guy. I am a Feminist.


Well, this certainly explains your Fark handle.
 
2014-02-02 02:22:54 PM  

baconbeard: Sammichless: I hate the vilification of the word "Feminist".

People often attack ideological positions that they don't agree with by acting like furthest out fringe of the group is what their mainstream is made up from. The people that believe in that ideology, that have rational positions, stop identifying with their own cause as a result. Over time, only the fringe element is left.

This happens in politics all the time.

The sad thing is, Feminism is something that almost everyone really should agree with. Most of our society would gladly tell you that they believe in the same things..... but, fewer people than ever would willing use the term "Feminist" to describe themselves. (And even if they do use that word.... they have to immediately explain to you that they aren't like the caricature Feminist that you are familiar with.

I am a 35 year old white guy. I am a Feminist.

Well, this certainly explains your Fark handle.


LOL.
 
2014-02-02 02:30:04 PM  

Zasteva: In my humble opinion, the term "mansplaining" is less offensive than calling someone a radical or saying they are uninterested in equality because "mansplaining" is a jibe at a particular behavior, in this case a specific action of dismissing all of feminism as "not about equality". I thought the "mansplaining" response was a rather mild rebuke of that dismissal.


mansplaining is used to dismiss in entirety the entire MRA and degrade any concerns that a man could possibly have about inequality. It's the feminist equivalent of saying "know your place" and pretending that there is no legitimate sexism against men. It is patronizing at best and dismissive of an entire rights movement. The terms if quite offensive and no better than any other slur. I have never once seen someone use the term who actually cared about equality.
 
2014-02-02 02:46:36 PM  

hardinparamedic: Oh good, another strawman RadFem that everyone can use to claim represents the actual philosophy of Feminism and dismiss arguments about civil and wage inequality, impropriety in prosecution of rape and abuse cases, and other bullshiat.


The problem with your position is you suggest that everyone who has a problem with feminism dismisses it's positions on civil and wage inequality, and impropriety in prosecutions of rape and abuse cases.  However, nothing could be further from the facts.

Consider these questions:

1. Should people be nice to each other?
2. Should everyone preforming the exact same job, for the same company, receive the same compensation?
3. Should rapists be prosecuted?
4. Should people who abuse others be prosecuted?

If you asked 1000 people those questions, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would answer in the negative.  This is because the affirmative positions are widely held societal beliefs.  As such, they don't define feminism.  It is the positions that differ from widely held societal beliefs that define groups.

Let me give you an example.  A church composed of members who would answer the four aforementioned questions in the affirmative, who believed it wrong to be mean to anyone, might still be very opposed to gay marriage.  They are not defined by the beliefs that they share with the overwhelming majority of society.  They are judged by their absolute oppositions to gay marriage.
 
2014-02-02 02:50:20 PM  

Oblio13: I actually read crap about "patriarchy" and "rape culture" because feminism is the one-track train my daughters are on. My inescapable conclusion:  Feminism is a hypocritical, narrow-minded cult of hate selling gross distortions and attacking anyone who questions them. The movement is dominated by young, white, middle-class women who have never worried about whether they will be allowed to see their children, let alone about food or even air conditioning. They demonize men, teach women to view themselves as victims, and lobby for special privileges.


I have some terrible news for you. I have it on good authority that your "daughters" don't actually exist and instead are mere "straw men" created by the MRA community in an attempt to discredit "True" feminism.

My condolences.
 
2014-02-02 02:51:23 PM  
Out of four daughters and a son:the boy likes pink a lot as a colour. When teased, I tell him to point out:
1) historically PINK was the colour for boys, blue for girls (Victorian times)
2) pink is a faded red with too much white

two girls are girly girl, one semi, one as long as it is mixed with studs and eyeballs and skulls...interesting look:)

TL;DR - doesn't matter

/ all offspring feminists. humanists. pro people. that kind of thing
// noone is better overall, some are better at some things than others, and none of that is gender determined.
 
2014-02-02 02:53:07 PM  

8 inches: God Is My Co-Pirate: 1. They're just shoes.
2. You don't have to buy them.

Signed,
- a feminist

Even though you're a feminist, I'd still bang the crap out of you.


Careful, everyone knows we bite the male's heads off after mating.
 
2014-02-02 02:56:40 PM  
I, for one, have to thank the author.  She has added another data point for my case against the recognition of "women's studies" as an academic field (I refuse to legitimize that contemptible abuse of the education system by referring to it as a "discipline").

She has done a man's job of demonstrating how vapid and intellectually bankrupt feminism is.

Excuse me while I get my 12 year old daughter from her ceramics class and get ready to go shooting with her.
 
2014-02-02 03:02:22 PM  

JeffreyScott: hardinparamedic: Oh good, another strawman RadFem that everyone can use to claim represents the actual philosophy of Feminism and dismiss arguments about civil and wage inequality, impropriety in prosecution of rape and abuse cases, and other bullshiat.

The problem with your position is you suggest that everyone who has a problem with feminism dismisses it's positions on civil and wage inequality, and impropriety in prosecutions of rape and abuse cases.  However, nothing could be further from the facts.

Consider these questions:

1. Should people be nice to each other?
2. Should everyone preforming the exact same job, for the same company, receive the same compensation?
3. Should rapists be prosecuted?
4. Should people who abuse others be prosecuted?

If you asked 1000 people those questions, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would answer in the negative.  This is because the affirmative positions are widely held societal beliefs.  As such, they don't define feminism.  It is the positions that differ from widely held societal beliefs that define groups.

Let me give you an example.  A church composed of members who would answer the four aforementioned questions in the affirmative, who believed it wrong to be mean to anyone, might still be very opposed to gay marriage.  They are not defined by the beliefs that they share with the overwhelming majority of society.  They are judged by their absolute oppositions to gay marriage.


"hardinparamedic" listed the main ideas that I believe that Feminism is about. I made a post several minutes ago about how almost everybody agrees with Feminist ideas, but only the fringe wants to associate themselves with the term "Feminist".

If I am wrong, and Feminism is an ideology about something else...... then what is it? What, beside gender equality, unites modern Feminists?
 
2014-02-02 03:10:52 PM  
Incidentally, the ironic tag itself is pink.
 
2014-02-02 03:16:09 PM  

hardinparamedic: hasty ambush: Family court, child custody, Obamacare (all that free stuff attached for women's health issues)etc.
Look at child support. In many states DNA evidence can prove a man is not the father of the child  but he  still can get stuck with child support.  When was the last time a woman got stuck paying child support for a child that was not hers?

In every one of those cases, the men who were ordered to pay child support had their names willingly placed on the birth certificate as the legal father of that child. You seem to leave that fact out.

hasty ambush: Look at the whole birth control abortion debate.  for the Feminist the battle cry is my body my business and men should not be making laws about women's bodies.  But when it comes to paying for the consequences of what they do with their bodies  they sure don't object to the concept of male tax payers having to pay for them (Federally funded abortions)

 Here is a hint for you  girls if you use other people's money they are going to want some say so in how it is spent even if it used on your body.  If you are using your own money to engage in your own little form of eugenics feel free to tell them to STFU.

That's an incredibly long winded and idiotic way to tell us you have no clue what you're talking about, since the various Hyde amendments prohibit the federal funding of abortion outside of a court order or medical necessity.

hasty ambush: Look at eh Violence Against Women Act. Not the Violence against domestic partners, shack ups or violence against  people or men act  but Women.

 Special funding for extra prosecution effort and enhanced penlites for violence against the alleged equal gender of female.

It is not about wanting equal treatment but want special treatment and free stuff.

Okay, you can solve this easily.

Give me objective numbers on how many men versus how many women are abused each year in the United States. How many end up in the ER or in hospital because of that abuse? How many end ...


Moreover, would you rather pay 500 dollars for an abortion today or millions in welfare for an unwanted kid?

It takes 2 to tango buddy, just as much the penis' fault as it is the vagina's.

We spend 11 billion a year on unwanted pregnancies:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388743/Unplanned-pregnancies - cost-tax-payer-11-billion-year.html

This isn't about feminism, it's about saving money and reducing poverty.
 
2014-02-02 03:27:24 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-02 03:28:24 PM  

shortymac: hardinparamedic: hasty ambush: (arguing).....


A recent win for Feminism was changing the laws to allow women on the front line in combat.

I suspect that equality in the draft is not too far behind.

Some of the inequalities mentioned in your posts are meant to show that Feminists are hypocritical. Some of them are. The hypocritical bits isn't what unites feminists however.... It's what tends to divide them.

Feminism is supposed to be about equality (for better or worse).
 
2014-02-02 03:39:21 PM  

Nabb1: Warlordtrooper: In every one of those cases, the men who were ordered to pay child support had their names willingly placed on the birth certificate as the legal father of that child. You seem to leave that fact out.

Unless the man is the biological father (excluding cases where the man is raped)  or he went through an official adoption agency, there is no legitimate reason why he should be on the hook to support a kid.  Placing his name on a piece of paper does not make the kids DNA change so it's his biological kid.

In some states, a child born in marriage is legally presumed to be the child of the husband and even if they divorce and DNA evidence later proves the husband was not the biological father, he cannot avoid child support. That's how it works in Louisiana. Legal acknowledgement of paternity can be very difficult to over come.


it's a law that comes from centuries ago pre-DNA, "the law shall make no one a bastard".

Basically, if you had doubts that the kid was yours, should have said said something at birth.
 
2014-02-02 03:49:43 PM  

Toriko:


Toriko, could you please provide some examples where the only choice a girl (or a woman for that matter) has is different shades of pink?
 
2014-02-02 04:01:15 PM  
Fark you guys.

Finally a feminist type applies rational thinking and comes to an appropriately sane conclusion, and you people rag on her like the's the Devil himself.  She might have had some silly ideas lingering about in her head from her idealistic youth (doesn't everyone), but the important thing is she confronted those ideas, came to the conclusion they were wrong, and then had the nerve to admit it and write about it.

That is what the world needs more of.  I, for one, tip my hat to the author.  More imperfect people like her would make the world a better place.

The rest of you can suck it.
 
2014-02-02 04:04:32 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Careful, everyone knows we bite the male's heads off after mating


That's why I use bite guards and handcuffs.
 
2014-02-02 04:38:03 PM  

baconbeard: Toriko, could you please provide some examples where the only choice a girl (or a woman for that matter) has is different shades of pink?


The joke is taking the phenomenon to the extreme, which is what jokes do but it is pretty frustrating to wander into a toy shop and be told via signs (GIRLS!) and culture that pink is all they want. The same goes for clothes shopping. There might be a few other colours to choose from, but the majority of clothes for girls of a infant to toddler age are pink. Now I agree and practice that at the toy store you can move to the (BOYS!) isle and buy whatever your child wants, but when your child knows they are a girl and they see signs that tell them this is the girls section, and all their friends play with pink things and wear pink clothes because the majority of what is on offer is pink, its almost a self-fulfilling prophesy that girls like pink. I want my child to link pink because she likes pink, not because this is what she sees when she goes to the section of the store that she is told is meant for her.
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Now there are much more important things in the world to care about that being faced with this in a toy store, like teaching my child to think for herself and read and write and count and care about other people's feelings and not to spill her goddamned milk all over the couch again. But then again, this is fark, and I posed a comic. I wasn't trying to do anything other than make someone who's seen a toy isle like this chuckle. I'm not oppressed by pink, pink did not kill my father nor touch me in a funny way.
 
2014-02-02 05:14:12 PM  

Toriko: baconbeard: Toriko, could you please provide some examples where the only choice a girl (or a woman for that matter) has is different shades of pink?

The joke is taking the phenomenon to the extreme, which is what jokes do but it is pretty frustrating to wander into a toy shop and be told via signs (GIRLS!) and culture that pink is all they want. The same goes for clothes shopping. There might be a few other colours to choose from, but the majority of clothes for girls of a infant to toddler age are pink. Now I agree and practice that at the toy store you can move to the (BOYS!) isle and buy whatever your child wants, but when your child knows they are a girl and they see signs that tell them this is the girls section, and all their friends play with pink things and wear pink clothes because the majority of what is on offer is pink, its almost a self-fulfilling prophesy that girls like pink. I want my child to link pink because she likes pink, not because this is what she sees when she goes to the section of the store that she is told is meant for her.
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Now there are much more important things in the world to care about that being faced with this in a toy store, like teaching my child to think for herself and read and write and count and care about other people's feelings and not to spill her goddamned milk all over the couch again. But then again, this is fark, and I posed a comic. I wasn't trying to do anything other than make someone who's seen a toy isle like this chuckle. I'm not oppressed by pink, pink did not kill my father nor touch me in a funny way.


A fair and honest answer. Thanks.
 
2014-02-02 05:16:33 PM  

Warlordtrooper: How many feminists do you know that will argue for equality of men in cases where females have an advantage over males?


Cathy Young, there's a few others, but they always seem to be fighting a losing battle in feminist circles.
 
2014-02-02 05:18:55 PM  
Articles like this is why it's harder and harder for people to not roll their eyes at the word "feminism". I'd tell you to stop representing ideas with the dumbest members of the bunch, but that'd cut down on pageclicks.

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2014-02-02 06:57:08 PM  

super_grass: Articles like this is why it's harder and harder for people to not roll their eyes at the word "feminism". I'd tell you to stop representing ideas with the dumbest members of the bunch, but that'd cut down on pageclicks.

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Is that a real TED talk, and if so, do you have a link?
 
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