e-Patriarchy: Does the Internet Promote Misogynistic Behaviour?

The implications are grave; especially if you recognize the intersectionality of oppression. Via Al Jazeera

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23 Comments on "e-Patriarchy: Does the Internet Promote Misogynistic Behaviour?"

  1. Lord of the Fries | Aug 10, 2012 at 11:47 am |

    Man bashing:  the last acceptable prejudice.  Who here doesn’t laugh at Homer Simpson?

    Thought so. 

    The Y chromosome is the font of all evil.  Because the female of the species is pure (homozygous x) its wisdom cannot be questioned.  Society’s evils will be only cured by incubating the next generation in test tubes, away from the polluting male influence, and smothering to death anything with a prick.

    I’d like to see these people try this little stunt in Saudi Arabia and then whine to me about how oppressive western patriarchy is.

    • Anarchy Pony | Aug 10, 2012 at 11:59 am |

      Is that chip on your shoulder heavy?

    • razzlebathbone | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

       Poor baby.

    • Jin The Ninja | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm |

      several men speak in the video. try watching AND then responding. a world of difference.

      • Lord of the Fries | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm |

        The patronizing use of the term “patriarchy” in the title is so condescending and offensive that I guarantee you the only people who will watch this video, ironically sourced from the propaganda arm of a repressive Medieval caliphate, are people who already agree with you.

        Which may be fine if the goal is to make yourself feel better, but a real nonstarter if you plan on engaging anyone.

        • Jin The Ninja | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm |

          right. so don’t engage the actual experiences of both men and women online. rather reduce them, take away their agency- in a vain attempt at protectionist rhetoric. really engaging.

          • Lord of the Fries | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm |

            When people use the term “sensitivity” they mean “sensivity to other people’s feelings” not just the speaker’s own.  That’s the difference between being receptive and being selfcentered.

            If you haven’t considered the alienating way that terms like “patriarchy” and “misogyny” are bandied about by professional polemicists trying to push some boilerplate agenda, maybe you aren’t really being sensitive to my feelings.

            But then again, I’m corrupt.  I don’t have any feelings worthy of consideration.  My Y chromosome bars me from ever appreciating the racial purity of the double xers.

          • Didnt you know? though science and cloning the Male is obsolete!

          • The existence of misandry is not disproof of the existence of misogyny any more than the existence of misogyny is disproof of the existence of misandry.  The kyriarchy hates all of us.

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 12, 2012 at 11:45 am |

            in a male dominated culture, however ‘men’ feel alienated by subaltern discourse is unimportant. it’s not the language of incluisivity, it’s the language of anti-oppression. you don’t qualify as an oppressed minority through XY chromosomes. you qualify as someone who enjoys it’s privileges. which means the discourse against that privilege, against that power is not meant for you. it’s meant for the people alienated by the dominant culture. by positioning your feelings as important, you are co opting the discourse, attempting to claim it for you and the dominant system. patriarchy. it’s an old trick.

    • I understand your views on man-bashing, but that’s not what this was. Clearly it had a certain bias and there were some various points they talked about that i disagreed with, but thats the purpose of discussion.

      The main one though I thought was a common misplaced judgement is about the feminist’s definition of rape that could easily be applied to non-malicious men. It could lead to certain kinds of men to ask with great concern “oh my, was that rape?” where the feminists would unanimously answer yes, and sensible people would understand  that it probably wasn’t if it had no violent aspect to it.

    • Misopedia is the last acceptable prejudice.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Aug 10, 2012 at 11:59 am |

    It’s probably just the anonymity. 

  3. Thisisfake | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm |

    I’d just like to say upfront that I will not be watching this video as nothing about it sounds intriguing.

  4. 6Blackie6 | Aug 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

    Yeah, I didn’t watch the whole video but I did quickly scan it for more pictures of or interviews with hot sluts. No luck!  

  5. Ignorance is bliss for some. It is easier to pretend that no problems are apparent in mediated society-in this example anti-women rhetoric-then to take a look at the samples used and contemplate their impact. It is sad to me that some men outright turn away from this kind of discussion-it shows that there is still a massive divide between how genders are perceived. Until we are treated as equals, which includes sensitivity to differing perspectives to ones’ own, this crap will still exist.
    Very interesting video.

  6. Going to 4chan and defining everyone on the internet as sexist is like going to a white-power rally and defining everyone in the world as racist.

  7. Thanks for the video Jin, and the poignant real world example of exactly the issues discussed therein. 

  8. Oh joy another “World to End Tomorrow: Women Affected the Most” video. *yawn*

  9. zhenghe253 | Aug 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm |


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