January 25, 2014

An Observation

If one is on a passionate and not entirely unwarranted tear about casual sexism and the need for respect in fandom, then referring to a male fan who makes an ass of himself as a "sperm sack" might not be the best was to advance this argument.

There are always alternate expletives.

Also: Twitter is of the Devil.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:18 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Funny how it is always feminists who are full of contempt and downright hate. Are they really supposed to be the good guys? Maybe the "casual sexism" is nothing but proper chivalry. I noticed their true nature long ago and I am a big proponent of nicer behaviours they included into "sexist" nowadays. I even think that bagging everything together was a part of a strategy of denormalization... described in feminist books.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Jan 30 12:48:25 2014 (RqRa5)

2 Actually, this is not one of those times.
I was too vague.

In this case, the casual sexism was some clerk in a comic store stating that a particular female artist would not be known in 5 years unless she released a sex tape....which is a pretty assinine thing to say.
The person who responded to this attack on her friend by calling him a sperm sack is very vocal about removing gender specific female specific slurs from acceptable  use....hence by feeling that this does not advance her overall argument.

The stuff Pete is talking about is indeed pretty infuriating but it should be remembered that US fandom does have some, genuinely squalid problems with the treatment of female fans.

Also: Twitter is still of the devil.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Jan 30 16:29:24 2014 (DnAJl)

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