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Jan 03 2013

Gonna need another bingo card

Here’s a great summary of the 14 kinds of sexist commenters. It was amazing. I know all 14 of them! They keep showing up at my blog!

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    IslandBrewer

    Oooh! #1 is Dawkins!
    #7 – Michael Shermer

    Wait, does Dawkins also cover #5?

    This is fun!

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    A Hermit

    #1 Alverant…that’s horrifying…

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    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    Alverant,
    What I want to say about that case you linked is better not shared, for being too violent.
    *rage*

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    Inaji

    Nate Hubbard, 27, a volunteer Big Red coach, went so far as to accuse the victim of making the whole thing up to excuse a night of excessive partying, “The rape was just an excuse, I think,” he told the New York Times.

    “What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?” Hubbard asked. “She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it.”

    Gee, and we get people like Edward Gemmer here all the time, telling us we are living in a post sexist society. Uh huh.

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    Alverant

    Beatrice and Hermit,
    I agree with your feelings. This is one of those events that needs to be shouted about on the roof tops then ended with “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY?”

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    hypatiasdaughter

    #1 Alverant

    “What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?” Hubbard asked. “She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it.”

    Odd how nobody ever asks of the men involved in incidents like this “What else are you going to tell everyone after you have drugged and raped a woman?” The presumption that the woman has a reason to lie about what happened but the men don’t.

    A juvenile judge and a Steubenville county prosecutor have both had to recuse themselves from the case because of ties to the football team. Steubenville is a small town, the judge told the Times, “Everybody knows everybody.”

    THIS says it all. “Everybody knows everybody.” “Everybody” are the men involved in the rape; the witnesses to it who did nothing; the cops, prosecutors and judges who tried to ignore it.
    “Everybody” doesn’t include the 16 year old girl. She is apparently not a part of the Steubenville community. Nobody in Steubenville has to care about what happened to her or that she gets justice.
    (To be fair, some people posted phone videos that substantiated her story – so there are some people in Steubenville who don’t think like that.)

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    Zugswang

    Rothlisberger, Sandusky, the unnamed Notre Dame players, and countless others. I’m noticing a sickening pattern in football that just reinforces the sad truth of what happens to justice and women when money is involved.

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    sc_d829d618342c0d31b59a5f1caa6aacee

    Sick, just sick and sad.

    But I do take issue with the article’s Point 8. There are many types of Men’s groups. I am in one now, have been in other groups in the past and have helped form Men’s Groups. Our main focus is on respect, confidentiality and growth. We don’t try to improve ourselves by appropriating other cultures.

    We are Men who love women and who want to have better relationships with the women in our lives.

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    scienceavenger

    Not wild about the list, too many early entries are just sophistry, but I want to focus on #13, which is certainly not. Having helped several women recover from being raped, let me tell you guys in the strongest of terms: EVERY ONE OF YOU KNOWS A WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN RAPED. They simply choose not to tell you. Really. If you take nothing else from the list, take this. It’s common, its happened to people you know, and its not remotely funny.

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    Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    “Everybody” doesn’t include the 16 year old girl. She is apparently not a part of the Steubenville community

    No, I’m sure ‘everybody’ knows her too. And ‘everybody’ is never going to stop hounding her and blaming her for it for as long as she’s stuck in that repulsive shithole.

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    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    But I do take issue with the article’s Point 8. There are many types of Men’s groups. I am in one now, have been in other groups in the past and have helped form Men’s Groups. Our main focus is on respect, confidentiality and growth. We don’t try to improve ourselves by appropriating other cultures.

    We are Men who love women and who want to have better relationships with the women in our lives.

    If the criticism doesn’t apply to you, then they’re probably not talking about you.

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    zekehoskin

    Well, a Type 15 commenter would get all bent out of shape about writing “winging” when you presumably meant “whinging”, but that may an artifact of the unnecessarily imposed impossibility of making private editing suggestions about such near-inconsequentia.

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    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Why on earth would the players need anyone to tell them that raping an unconscious minor is wrong?

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