Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 00:47:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 23:11:He's not making any accusations or namecalling, there is a swath of feminists who are doing exactly that. Hell I could walk onto any frosh here in Ontario this last weekend and seen it in full action. Extremist views like those don't deserve any recognition.
He says he wants open dialog without any accusations and namecalling and then says
"So, excuse me if I don’t buy irrational feminists white and black ideas that men are inherently rapists and women are victims."
No it's the same problem with this whole "gamer" thing.
Look I'm not saying no one has ever voiced the opinion that he criticizes. But he implies that "men are inherently rapists" is the dominant discourse. It's just not, and anyone who thinks it is doesn't understand the issue.
The way it usually goes is this: A feminist writer describes a problem such as catcalling, or sexual harassment at work, or underreporting of rape, and suggests there's a cultural issue that needs to be addressed. Then men converge on the article and declare "But not all men do those things, I've never seen this happen, don't accuse me of this!" etc. Which is not at all what the writer did. It's those men who are lumping all men together, and then using themselves as proof that the writer's claim is wholly false.
The irony is that by trying to dismiss the writer's claim or downplay the issue, they are proving that there is indeed a cultural issue that needs to be addressed.
Same thing is happening with this gamergate stuff.