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“ As our culture progressed and became more and more willing to study racism and misogyny, and how they both operate systemically within our culture, ... the definition of “good guy” changed.— The White Guy Problem | Bitter Gertrude
It was no longer just a public declaration that you weren’t bigoted and a lack of active oppression of women and people of color. Being a “good guy” now meant engaging in a difficult and complex process of understanding privilege, including your own privilege, acknowledging that, and understanding how racism and misogyny are created and disseminated, how much of that we’ve internalized, and how we work to end that.... Most of us are still struggling with these issues and our place within them every day.
But some people are LIVID... [They] cannot comprehend ... the idea that someone else’s narrative could be just as important, or, possibly, for even just a moment, more urgent and important, as anything but a MASSIVE injustice against them. They’ve been first in line for so long THEY NEVER EVEN KNEW THE LINE EXISTED, and they believe that being asked to wait in line like everyone else is bigotry against them. ...
They BELIEVE they’re the victims of a culture that changed behind their backs and deprived them of being the well-liked “good guy” without meeting new qualifications; ... the victims of a culture that suddenly “doesn’t care” about their issues because the issues of other groups are starting to be seen as equally important; the victims of a culture that no longer posits “white guy” as the one human in constant possession of the benefit of the doubt. ”
“ Wer erst geschlechtergerechte Sprache für “gegendert” hält, hat irgendwas nicht ganz verstanden. Sprache ist bereits gegendert. Männlich ist nicht “ungegendert”. Wenn man nur die Abweichung[en] von “Mann” markiert, reproduziert das “Mann” als Norm. ”— sanczny
“ There’s a culture war happening right now. Sexists, recreational misogynists and bigots are losing, and they don’t know why. Their rage is the rage of bewilderment. ”— Penny Red | Why We’re Winning: Social Justice Warriors and the New Culture War
“ Language is a robust and supple tool, able to bear up even under the weight of basic human decency. ”— No, political correctness has not gone too far | An und für sich
“ We've all been soaking in a culture that teaches us to be much more judgmental of women than men and [have] almost surely absorbed that bias unconsciously. ”— Performance review study: Women in tech get criticized more than men, are seen as "abrasive."
“ People who proudly call themselves “gamers” everywhere have been harassing and trying to exclude women for the last ten years, citing every pathetic excuse in the book from a “feminist agenda” to “gamer culture is under attack”. It’s disgusting and it’s awful, and it doesn’t even make sense. ... Please leave this website. ”— Announcement: Readers who feel threatened by equality no longer welcome | games.on.net
“ Sprachliche Markierungen des “Anderen” sind zulässig – sie sind ja auch nicht böse gemeint. Wenn “das Andere” aber die Normalität der vermeintlichen Mehrheit in Frage stellt und deren unbenannte Identitäten (und jenen zugrunde liegende Machtverhältnisse) benennt: Zeter und Mordio! Dann ist ein Wort auf einmal nicht mehr nur ein Wort, sondern eine Beleidigung, gar eine Agenda. Dann sind auf einmal die Gefühle der Betroffenen nicht mehr nur Gejammer, sondern ein legitimer Einwand. ”— Mädchenmannschaft » Nur ein Wort
“— Not All Men Meme Rise of Defense Against Sexism Misogyny - TIME
Perhaps men arguing on the Internet follow a developmental path that echoes an individual man growing a social conscience, which in a very simplified form goes something like this:
- Sexism is a fake idea invented by feminists
- Sexism happens, but the effect of “reverse sexism” on men is as bad or worse
- Sexism happens, but the important part is that I personally am not sexist
- Sexism happens, and I benefit from that whether or not I personally am sexist
- Sexism happens, I benefit from it, I am unavoidably sexist sometimes because I was socialized that way, and if I want to be anti-sexist I have to be actively working against that socialization
“ There is nothing more natural than to accept some or many of the norms and forms of the status quo unconsciously or uncritically... Indeed, the great political advantage of authority is that it tends to operate unconsciously and with an incredible resilience such that resistance to its terms requires intense and ongoing vigilance. ”— amor mundi: "When is the initiation of physical force justified?"
“ Das nur nach Leistung beurteilen gemäß der Hackerethik anstatt nach „Aussehen, Alter, Herkunft, Spezies, Geschlecht oder gesellschaftliche[r] Stellung“ ist zwar ein netter Versuch, aber einer, der in einer Gesellschaft, die von diskriminierenden Strukturen durchzogen ist, natürlich nicht gegen Diskriminierung wirkt sondern diese reproduziert. ”— Chaos exClusion Club | sanczny
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