As I read more of the commentary at Pharyngula on the gendered bunny situation, I am starting to realize what is going on there. It appears that you have a large number of d00ds who claim to be “skeptics” who are making all sorts of claims about sexism, misogyny, and women’s oppression–and even claim to be feminists–who don’t know jack diddly fucke about even the most basic aspects of feminist theory.
For example, here’s one d00d who’s all buttehurtte because the women aren’t falling all over themselves in gratitude for his supposed feminism:
The reason I even bothered to respond again was to make a larger point. I am a feminist. It does not matter if the people on this board believe it, because it happens to be true. I’m on your side. No, I’m not a woman. No, I will never know what it’s like to be a woman. But, sometimes, people inside a group can learn things from the observations and opinions of someone outside the group. Sometimes, when a group has been oppressed for so long and suffered so much discrimination they see enemies where there are none.
That he thinks any of this has to do with searching for “enemies” indcates very clearly that his claims to be a feminist are empty. Achieve a basic understanding of feminist theory, and he will discover that feminism has nothing to do with dividing the world into individuals who are sexist–and thus “enemies” to be attacked because they are the cause of women’s oppression–and individuals who are non-sexist–and thus “friends” who are immune from criticism because nothing they do causes women’s oppression.
That’s my point. Agree with it, don’t. It’s up to you. But if you judge me differently for my opinion because I’m a man and a feminist instead of a woman and a feminist, then perhaps you should examine your own gender bias, just as I try to examine my own.
Yeah, itte’s those damn bitchez who are the real sexists! RESPECT MAH FEMINIZMS!@!!11!!!
The dissonance between Pharynguloid assertions to “revere women”, to be “on women’s side”, to be “feminists”, etc, and the reality of their overwhelming ignorance of the basics of feminist theory is remarkable. You’d think skeptics would want to learn what feminism is before they go spouting off about it. If supposed skeptic d00ds like this really gave a fucken shitte about feminism–and didn’t just want to use it as a platform for ignorant mansplaining–they’d go do their fucken homework first.