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[–] threelite 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

The same people who attacked TFYC for wanting more women in game development? Not a very feminist thing to do.

If you can't tell I'm struggling to let go of the definition that has been used for hundreds of years.

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[–] Robotsarecool 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Then you're struggling to understand history and how feminism hasn't changed one bit.

Middle class white women who don't like other people having fun? Check! Better ban alcohol and coffee houses because they distract from the womens!

Men not wanting to go into the meat grinder that is a world war? Well fuck them, better get some white feathers and start shaming any man not wearing a military uniform on the street.

Feminism hasn't changed. Remember "The winners write history" and consider everything you know about GOOD FEMINISM to be a lie, because it mostly is.

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[–] threelite 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Oh come on, you don't think the right to vote was an important win for equality? The legal and social acceptance of a woman pursuing education, and/or a career? For marital rape to be considered rape? To own property?

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[–] lasercow 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

ok slow down a bit....

so yes the temperance movement was a proxy for suppressed women empowerment....women couldnt talk about marital rape, abuse, lack of representation, or lack of opportunity and choices, but they could talk about the evils of alcohol. It is a classic example of how these things shift and develop because it was a false start. it was the first women dominated political movement in the country but remember it happened BEFORE women got the right to vote.

prohibition ended up being a big failure and by the end men and women were not as divided on Alcohol prohibition and use as they were before....I think this is partly because women were able to enter the political space and social spaces in a more varied and open way. they were able to advocate for positions directly instead of by proxy.

I think this case can show how suppressed groups can be the engine of mistaken policy, and how their inclusion in the political process strengthens it....I also think that prohibition is something that people trying to control and shape society should remember every single morning when they wake up.

do not try to force people to behave as you would prefer.....just try to make the world better by contributing yourself to it.

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[–] martymcdohl ago 

If the definition of feministim applied to todays feminisits, and you were one, what issues would you want to see changed?

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[–] mscomies 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Anita Sarkeesian gave a TED talk, had an appearance on the Colbert Report, and made it into Time magazine's top 100 people of the year. Rolling Stone falsely accused a college frat for harboring a rapist and got away with it without having to change any of their editorial policies or discipline any of their employees. Ellen Pao was fawned over by the Guardian, the New York Times, and pretty much every non-right wing aligned newspaper for being an icon of feminism struggling against Wall Street misogyny even after nine out of twelve jurists agreed that she was full of shit.

The feminism that pushed for equal rights is dead. Now, it's all about infantilizing women + crying that they're being victimized so the SJWs can score points against the non-existent patriarchy.

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[–] ArturiMindset 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah when someone tells me they're a feminist the spectrum of beliefs they might have now range from the reasonable to deluded