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Mar 2 kersy commented on I, Anonymous.
Why the FUCK did you post this, Slog? Like we need more victim blaming bullshit in the world and more opportunities for unmoderated comments of people victim blaming. Take this shit down.
Jan 31 kersy commented on SL Letter of the Day: Dimpure.
Your bf does not own your orgasms. The end.
Aug 27, 2013 kersy commented on "Feminist" Is Not an Insult.
@17 Cool! Great! That's not what I was commenting on.

@19 Ooh! An ad hominem. Good work.
My comment is not in response to the link criticizing Scalzi. My response has nothing to do with him and everything to do with the idea that he is free of criticism because he is a feminist and that bringing up privilege is the evil work of "so called" feminists.

So since you are confused, I will use simpler sentences. Your privilege dictates your perspective. Feminism's goals requires evaluating the intersectionality of gender, race, orientation, and class. To get there, you have to evaluate systems of privilege. So to be a good feminist, it requires checking your own, constantly.
Supporting feminism and being a feminist does not mean you are free of that responsibility or of criticism. It does not mean you have perfect knowledge of your own privileges nor will you ever. If that makes people uncomfortable and drives them away, then they were not committed to the concept of equality anyways. Coddling them won't make a difference. What actually drives many people away from feminism is the white, cis, hetero feminist's INABILITY to evaluate their privilege and frame all debates from their perspective. That's why most WOC call themselves womanists rather than feminists. Feminism is nothing w/o intersectionality and intersectionality is impossible w/o privilege checking.

Hey, I have sympathy. I'm privileged as fuck and it was extremely hard for me to recognize that at first. It was quite a shock to realize that the ultimate lesson I got out of feminism was not that I'm a woman in a world that devalues women, but my place on top in a white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. My reaction does not come from a place of criticism towards Scalzi, but a personal knowledge of how important criticism is to stay on the road of productive feminism. I've heard plenty of WOC, trans women, and gay women tell women like me to stfu and listen. It's part of the work of being a feminist.
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Aug 27, 2013 kersy commented on Monica Bellucci Is a Single Lady.
@10 Hm. Good to know. Been avoiding SLOG for a bit.
Aug 26, 2013 kersy commented on "Feminist" Is Not an Insult.
@11 Being called to evaluate your privilege and how it dictates your perspective is not a pile on by "so-called feminists." It IS feminism. You don't get a pass just because you're a male ally.
Aug 26, 2013 kersy commented on Monica Bellucci Is a Single Lady.
I was confused why this did post did not mention that this also means the beautiful Vincent Cassel is single. Then I realized this post was by Mudede, who will use any excuse to feature a pair of tits.
Jul 9, 2013 kersy commented on Now You Can Shoot Men for Harassing You on the Street.
Would rather shoot Republicans.
Jul 5, 2013 kersy commented on I Am a Terrible Person.
@9 Agree completely. People who slept around and were generally shitty people in their 20s don't dwell on it married in their 30s. I know from experience.
Jun 21, 2013 kersy commented on Kickstarter Apologizes for Not Removing "Seduction Guide" Fundraiser.
@7 Studies have been done on this. Men can read non-verbal cues from women and they use the EXACT same cues to indicate that they are not interested. Men just choose to ignore them.

source: http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/201…
Jun 14, 2013 kersy commented on Laugh It Off.
Awesome! I need to go here :)
 
 

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