cbarlow1016 wrote: Richie Tenenbaum wrote: cbarlow1016 wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:I think I can mediate from the center. After all, I am half women, on my mothers side.
A few novel things occurred today:
An Berkeley Undergrad is offended by the white, patriarchal machine
Anonymous internet posters are crass to a woman.
A complaint about offensive memes about violence towards women is plastered with offensive memes about violence/
Random, low post count posters defend her.
No ones mind is changed.
Nice summary. And thanks for all the insight, guys. Can't wait for the sexist law school culture awaiting me.
Do you really think that the posters in this thread have been sexist? Or they reacted poorly to you because you were standing up for women's rights?
A few have been sexist (in terms of commenting on my appearance or attacking me as opposed to addressing the actual issue), a few have been willing to have an actual conversation and I appreciate their insight and ability to use logic, and a few may have not intended to be offensive but their comments concern me because they're entirely dismiss me and minimize the issue I was trying to address.
1) I would tend to agree with you some about comments that go to appearance, but, TBF, warandpeace is a female who I don't think was using cute to refer to your appearance (on p. 2 she says she isn't on FB, so I doubt she was looking through your pictures).
2) As for the anything that was close to a conversation that happened--that was because certain posters had to be patient and try to coax you into actually having a discussion. You were pretty defensive and aggressive when you first started posting--usually something that will prevent any sort of discussion on the internet since it will just devolve quickly at that point (especially since people will just try to egg you on at that point and add fuel to the fire).
3) Regarding you concern about people dismissing you and minimizing the issue you were trying to address: I might fit into this category, but I don't think I was dismissive of domestic violence at all. I just think that having an attitude that there are general topics that should never be included in a joke is silly, and, even if accepting the premise that some topics should never be made fun of, in this particular case the actual joke was making fun of Chris Brown and his bad behavior (not making fun of victims, not promoting violence, not promoting sexism, etc.). I don't think the joke doesn't make either Chris Brown or punching women look good or desirable.
I think Domestic violence is a very real and terrible problem. And I think Chris Brown is most likely a pretty terrible person. The fact I can find humor (some, not a lot, since it wasn't very funny simply as a joke) in a meme that makes fun of Chris Brown punching things doesn't change my opinion on those two points at all.