redheadedfemme: (stupid people large groups)
In my neck of the woods, this is called "cutting off one's nose to spite one's face."

Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With Republicans 

You can't insult, belittle, demean and threaten 50% of the population and expect their support.

What's hilarious about this is that President Obama doesn't have to say a word. He's just standing back and watching the Republicans guarantee his re-election. The level of cluelessness on their part is just astonishing.

But I suppose that's what happens when you put purity and ideology (and religious precepts that absolutely do not belong in government) ahead of actually governing.
redheadedfemme: (stupid people large groups)
In my neck of the woods, this is called "cutting off one's nose to spite one's face."

Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With Republicans 

You can't insult, belittle, demean and threaten 50% of the population and expect their support.

What's hilarious about this is that President Obama doesn't have to say a word. He's just standing back and watching the Republicans guarantee his re-election. The level of cluelessness on their part is just astonishing.

But I suppose that's what happens when you put purity and ideology (and religious precepts that absolutely do not belong in government) ahead of actually governing.
redheadedfemme: (bite me)
“[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.”  ~Christine de Pizan

This actually happened to me once, several years ago.

Women bloggers call for a stop to 'hateful' trolling

I received the usual threats of rape and such, which I promptly deleted--Blogger (and Livejournal) is good for controlling your comments. I don't remember much about it, so it didn't particularly affect me. If I got it every single frakking day, however, like so many female bloggers do, I imagine I would feel quite differently. 

I don't want to come down on anyone if they decide to stop blogging because of it. Everyone reacts differently, threat levels may escalate, and you may have a husband and children to protect, or just become sick of the abuse. However, I have made a decision that I am not going to shut up, threats or no threats. 

Giving in to a bully only encourages them. 
redheadedfemme: (bite me)
“[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.”  ~Christine de Pizan

This actually happened to me once, several years ago.

Women bloggers call for a stop to 'hateful' trolling

I received the usual threats of rape and such, which I promptly deleted--Blogger (and Livejournal) is good for controlling your comments. I don't remember much about it, so it didn't particularly affect me. If I got it every single frakking day, however, like so many female bloggers do, I imagine I would feel quite differently. 

I don't want to come down on anyone if they decide to stop blogging because of it. Everyone reacts differently, threat levels may escalate, and you may have a husband and children to protect, or just become sick of the abuse. However, I have made a decision that I am not going to shut up, threats or no threats. 

Giving in to a bully only encourages them. 
redheadedfemme: (misogyny)
You Are 8% Girly

Um... you're a guy, right? If not, you're the most boyish girl in the world.
And for you, that's probably the ultimate compliment.


What's amazing about this is the sheer number of cliches whoever wrote it unearthed. Talk about perpetuating stereotypes.

And for the record, no, I have no desire to be a "guy."
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redheadedfemme: (misogyny)
You Are 8% Girly

Um... you're a guy, right? If not, you're the most boyish girl in the world.
And for you, that's probably the ultimate compliment.


What's amazing about this is the sheer number of cliches whoever wrote it unearthed. Talk about perpetuating stereotypes.

And for the record, no, I have no desire to be a "guy."
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redheadedfemme: (blog material)
This is the kind of e-mail many feminist bloggers get.

May be triggering... )

I haven't run into this yet, but if I do it will be promptly published. I won't buckle under to this kind of terrorist tactic. This is an attempt to intimidate and silence, using the tactics of misogynist males from time immemorial--rape and murder. I will not stand still for it. (I will also not stand for any comments from and about so-called "nice guys." If you as a man are truly "nice," you won't try to divert the discussion.)

And people dare to say we are in a "post-feminist" world.
redheadedfemme: (blog material)
This is the kind of e-mail many feminist bloggers get.

May be triggering... )

I haven't run into this yet, but if I do it will be promptly published. I won't buckle under to this kind of terrorist tactic. This is an attempt to intimidate and silence, using the tactics of misogynist males from time immemorial--rape and murder. I will not stand still for it. (I will also not stand for any comments from and about so-called "nice guys." If you as a man are truly "nice," you won't try to divert the discussion.)

And people dare to say we are in a "post-feminist" world.

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