By Puddlepop - 01/03/2016 09:20 - United States - Santa Cruz
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lol what? but...he is a "he"...we dont have to always call him by name...not just him but anyone...or am i missing something here?
It's always funny to see people genuinely complain about respecting other people. It doesn't take much effort to ask what someone's pronouns are and use them. That's in general, though. As for this FML? Stalin was a dude as far as we know, so I don't understand why anyone would get offended on his behalf when people refer to him as a "he". Bizarre.
The same reason people get offended when no one calls for it... They want to complain, bitch, and moan about how "unfair, wrong, racist, sexist, ect." The other person is to render them, or their argument invalid. Otherwise, I agree with the first paragraph, though I believe it is getting out of hand a bit.
I have never been more confused at an FML in my life. People will seriously get offended over anything.
Any chance they missheard or you misspoke? I could see someone getting that response if they called Stalin a "she".
I could see a over zealous feminist type getting up in a huff if someone "assumed" Stalin to be female due to females being the devil and the source of all evil and whatnot. Especially if they were recently in a fight about how women are the cause of all problems
#23, um that's not how feminism works. As a feminist, I'll admit, some do become overzealous about the gender issue and stuff, getting angry at slip ups and assumptions when it is really unnecessary. However, feminists don't think women are the devil and the source of all evil though lol. If anything, feminism is the opposite, they think women are equal, not the source of society's problems, and not evil either. Radicals would probably even say that women are morally superior, and it's men that are the source of all evil and society's issues, which is ridiculous too.
#86 Modern feminism in the United States, along with most first-world countries, has become pointless. Most of the main issues that are cited, like the wage gap, have been disproven. Because real issues have gone away, they just attack anything they don't like. Look up Gamergate if you don't believe me.
#107 I'm not getting into a debate with you about feminism. Let people identify with whatever movement they please as long as they aren't hurting anyone or being bullies. I even support people who call themselves men's rights activists and whatever else, because as long as they aren't prompting abuse or being discriminatory, I have no right to criticize how they identify themselves and tell them what they're promoting is useless and wrong. As a feminist, I did not agree with the GamerGate scandal, I criticized other feminists when they went after the scientist for his shirt and lots of other incidents where it's been an overreaction to something minor. I believe men and women are equal and should be equal, and me calling myself a feminist to express this is not hurting anyone. In fact the reason I call myself a feminist is simply because I support women's rights. There's also an equivalent definition for men in this, which is called being a masculinist, which I also identify with. The other reason I say I'm a feminist is because around the world in other countries, women are not totally equal yet, and I refuse to stop promoting women's rights until all my fellow women have the same freedoms I do.
There are young girls being trafficked and forced to be sex slaves. There are girls who are denied education and girls who can't leave the country without permission from a man. These are the issues "feminists" should be concerned about and that I believe this poster (I can't see numbers anywhere) is discussing. However it is also true that a lot of western "feminists" are concerned with virtually or completely non existent problems. They aren't feminists in the sense of the word. They are "crazy people". When someone identifies as a feminist it can be for good reasons. So don't be so quick to judge someone who may just be promoting equality.
#114, the comment you replied to was basically informing you that in the western world, Feminism is basically a group of bullies who hurt people over their personal, impulsive emotional responses. Your reply to this is "as long as they're not hurting anyone it's okay. as for masculinism, I've never heard of it. I have heard of Meninism, though. You know, the satirical movement that goes out yelling women are evil and then promptly gets removed forcefully from the campus they visited, all in a demonstration of how feminists who scream all men are pigs (pretty much any recent college protest should prove this point) should get the same reaction. Point is I assume masculinism was coined in much the same vain. I do suggest the egalitarian movement but if none pof this sways you and you want to keep going for feminist then I cannot stop you and I wouldn't have it any other way
Maybe it is this fad about egregious cultural sensitivity ... perhaps they wanted you to use the Russian pronoun "Oh" instead of the English "He"