Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 22:34:
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 22:08:
OTOH, there's a -lot- of comments in this thread that go way past bordering on supporting the claims in the article. How many here were saying "suck it up, it happens to everyone"? How many boiled down to "it's not that big a deal"?
No, I don't feel that is a fair summary of what went on here. I don't see anyone actually supporting the negative actions and I don't see anything inherently wrong in people disputing some of the points or offsetting the experiences with their own. What I see a lot of is people acting indifferent due to being harangued about it in very one sided blog style articles (this is not the first, there have been many) that literally close any open ended discussion. Sometimes its not what you say, its how you say it.
There is a lot of scary shit going on in the world and I don't mind telling you that this is barely even on my radar. We will never erase every asshole in the universe and all articles like this do is piss off the more reasonable ones.
First, there is no such thing as a reasonable asshole. Second, maybe you can only deal with one thought or issue at a time, but some of us have a bit more capability than that. Other unspecified scary things don't stop me from acknowledging that rape and death threats are way more serious than "its no picnic for men either".
And statements like yours, are precisely what many of these "one-sided blog articles" are talking about. You blow off the issue with some bullshit false equivalence, and then get offended when called on it. If you get tired of them, too fucking bad. Grow a thicker skin.