Also I resent that you have labelled me as a misogynist in the op as I am clearly not because I wore a dress once and love cute things and lesbians so you should obviously rectify that erroneous statement.
Leave it to lall m8, you lost the argument in the first response by admitting the worth of a less-one-sidded look at the issue
I tried to be cool and all I got was a lousy warning about my sig being too big.
I sympathize with blues viewpoint but i think he is having trouble expressing it correctly.
"i believe in gender equality and react badly to people who campaign for the advancement of one over the other, but sadly i am male and we are bad at expressing our emotions so i result to childish behaviour"
OMG I MADE A COMMENT ON HOW MEN ARE OFTEN BAD AT EXPRESSING THEMSELVES IN A SENSIBLE MANNER
On a tangent I remember being told by my 14-16 year old peers that racism was discrimination by white people against black/asian people.
I used to travel to another school to do my a level chemistry and i hadnt realised that the times had change from a 11am start to a 9:30 am start in the second year. When i arrived i heard someone mutter, oh theres two of them now. The chemistry teacher was white. I didnt go back.
Personally I believe in equality for all regardless of race/gender/creed/hair colours other than ginger and think it foolish to pass judgement on anyone based on any of these (unless they are ginger)
(not trolling, no academic social osmosis studies to justify my view just a multi cultural upbringing next to a major airport and generally not being a cunt)
Part take in male dominated hobby, yet suprised when male dominated hobby contains elements that are only found acceptable amongst males.
I didn't read her kick start, i must admit, but I read the linked guardian article and got that was the impression I got.
If you start to see more females in this industry, then things like this will naturally happen and guys will stop making boob jokes on stage at games conventions. I can't believe any one is suprised by this, women will be eternally offended by boob jokes, but men will eternally make boob jokes in male only (or male dominated) environments, feminists will never change this and I think that's possibly what annoys them the most.
You're like a fluffy gerbil sat on a naked woman's crotch, you might think you're looking cool, but everybody else thinks you're a cunt.
You could make the counter argument that female comedians don't do their "women not being funny" stereotype any favours by grabbing the low hanging fruit that is "so men eh ladies?". Stereotyping begets stereotyping.
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Dont be a cunt, be a good bloke.
Your posting is medium, its not rare and its not well done
- Krans 26/7/12
And saying "its just the way it is and always has been" is the same argument people used to oppose pretty much any positive societal change ever (i.e. a terrible one).
Ok. First off where did I say she said, "so men eh ladies?" Her routine was about female sexuality, not about dicks and pussy. And even if it was about dicks and pussy, lots of comedians make a lot of money based on that. Not very good comedians, but they do make money on it.
Secondly, Dara O'Briain does a routine on computer games, and states at the outset that half the audience simply will not get his jokes. This is because people don't play computer games. If we take it that 10% of the population is gay, and half of them are lesbians, that means 95% of the population (at least at comedy gigs) would have an idea of issues relating to female sexuality. They're either female themselves, or their banging a woman.
But again, your immediate response is to say, "She's not funny, she's just alienating her audience." She is funny, I've met her, she has made many people laugh, she has won awards for her comedy. And alienating your audience really is the crux of the issue. Why should talking about something specific to half the world directly, and the other half of the word indirectly be something that's alienating.
The reason of oh it's just a guy thing or oh it's just a joke is as stable argument as a table with two legs, give a nudge against it and it topples over.
If you want more women to enter the industry, there needs to be the opportunity for a work environment in which people feel respected. If they don't they will not suffer countless misogynistic viewpoints and stay there to try and make a change. The industry itself needs to change to allow it. That means going against the stream, which is the only way to get change.
Now if you wish to have an argument about gender equality I would also recommend to stop refering to men and women as females and males. Although we may be animals we are not barbaric. We are all people able to reason logically if given the opportunity and allowing ourselves the understanding.