Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Required Reading

I found this post (via) entitled "Feminism for Young Dudes" which pretty perfectly says what I always want to say to dudes who hate feminism and SATC. And, it's written by a man! This part in particular is choice:

Is there a girl you know who regularly has consensual, healthy sex with other unattached and willing participants — with no "drama," nobody hurting anybody or "dicking anyone around"? Do you sometimes think of this girl as a "whore" or a "slut," even while thinking that the men she's sleeping with are just "getting lucky" and "hey, good for them"? You should really stop this. You should stop thinking it, and you should especially stop saying it to other people.

In fact — and this is for the white boys in the audience, mostly, but I trust you'll all get the point — you should think about it in the same way you do "the n-word." Look at that! I can't even write it out, as I am theoretically talking about it! And this is a good thing. Mainly, what I am saying here, is that maybe one day, you will think of these words as the "w-word" and the "s-word" and you'll be uncomfortable ever using them at all. You've just got to work at it.
Check it out in it's entirety. I said it was required!


Liz said...

Aww, sometimes men are awesome.

Thanks for basically writing everything on the site for the past two weeks Red. I will try to get back to it soon!

words...words...words... said...

He paints with a pretty broad brush, but there's a lot of truth in there. I think intent is a big variable he left out of his equations.

BeckEye said...

WWW said "broad." This offends me.

words...words...words... said...

Offending you is like shooting fish in a barrel. Slutty fish.