My head actually hurts reading the last few pages.
Is it too much to ask that members think and then explain their opinions and thoughts… instead of seemingly posting whatever first comes to mind for the rest of us to suffer?
I suggest we leave it there and get back onto politics again.
I know that I’m going to be disrespecting a moderator and will probably be disciplined for it, but I have to say this.
This is what people have doing with discussions about women’s issues for decades. “Could we just move on to something else?” This is the attitude that caused all the cover-ups of sexual harassment. It’s a kind of erasure. No, we cannot move on. This is important stuff, and people need to realize it. It’s an especially privileged position to take. People need to realize the nature of our society and our culture. While I have found this discussion inane, it’s still important. I just hope after enough times, people will finally get it. Maybe I’m a bit too optimistic.
No, you’re not going be disciplined - why would you be?
As posted by myself in the part you chose not to quote:-
‘If anyone wants to start a thread on females and Star Wars or sci-fi / culture - feel free - it’ll hopefully be a lot better than what has appeared in here today.’
However, if you’re going to put words in my mouth and 2nd guess my request, thoughts and attitude… then we will have a problem.
I’ll just say at the beginning that this will be my final post in the matter, and that no personal offense is intended.
I did read that part that part of the post. My issue is with the larger cultural, institutional, and societal context of that attitude. I did not mean to insult you. I’m just saying that it’s emblematic of a trend to hush these issues. I am not saying that you did this intentionally. I am not blaming you. I do not hold anything against you. The problem I have is not with you; it’s with culture in general. I think men should not try to get as offended when they’re shown the cultural issues that we have at hand. If we do that, we’ll work closer towards increasing equality for all. I hope you consider this.
This is my final post on the matter. Thank you.
This is a strange statement to make after you chose not include the part of the post where everyone was told they were free to create a new thread on the very topic at hand.
No one here is hushing these issues - intentionally or otherwise.
It seems you are reading something into this that isn’t there.
I suggest a ‘read, think and then reply’ policy to other people’s posts for the future - and not then twist their words to suit a statement vs ‘culture in general’ etc.
I do look forward to a new thread on the topic discussed previously at hand - and as stated before, I hope it’s a lot better than the quality of what has occurred in here today.
Why don’t we just move the discussion back to the thread that started it all?
EDIT: Man, it’s crazy to see Jetrell, Hansi and Darth Id all on the latest page.
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