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Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:22 PM

The level of misogyny on display in GD has become toxic. (HOF THREAD)

I don't know how so many people manage to simply ignore it.

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Reply The level of misogyny on display in GD has become toxic. (HOF THREAD) (Original post)
redqueen Aug 2014 OP
BaggersRDumb Aug 2014 #1
Squinch Aug 2014 #2
redqueen Aug 2014 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #3
cyberswede Aug 2014 #6
BainsBane Aug 2014 #5
redqueen Aug 2014 #11
BainsBane Aug 2014 #13
ismnotwasm Aug 2014 #7
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #17
theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #10
intaglio Aug 2014 #9
nomorenomore08 Aug 2014 #22
gollygee Aug 2014 #12
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #18
BainsBane Aug 2014 #14
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #15
theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #20
BainsBane Aug 2014 #21
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #16
etherealtruth Aug 2014 #19
JustAnotherGen Aug 2014 #23
hlthe2b Aug 2014 #24
JTFrog Aug 2014 #25
redqueen Aug 2014 #26
JaydenD Aug 2014 #27
Squinch Aug 2014 #30
Zorra Aug 2014 #28
NuclearDem Aug 2014 #29
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #31

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:26 PM

1. What? Where?

 

the other day i posted a pic of a half naked woman flipping the bird, i was so mad at the racist terrorist teaparty american taliban in MO

it was stupid, i was called on it and i removed it

sorry

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:26 PM

2. It has, and I think it is the reason why many people are here: simply to spew that crap.

Too many women here were speaking up, and that is offensive to many. If you look over at Discussionist, a large proportion of their entries are about how women need to be treated like objects, and any women who say different are to be squashed. There is a real Freeper feeling about people talking about how they come over here to spread their hatred for women.

Even if DU cleaned up its act, I am not sure how I feel about being part of a community that has that as a cousin.

Going on vacation tomorrow, so I'll be away. This place is a habit, but hopefully I will be able to break it.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:35 PM

4. I need a break too.

Seeing so many people (mostly men) working so hard to maintain the status quo, when other sites, groups of gamers, groups of comic book fans, etc. are not only aware of the problems, but also willing to work to change things for the better.. and yet here's DU with a resident band of people stubbornly refusing to even acknowledge there's a problem.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:31 PM

3. fark.

need I say more?

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:00 PM

6. +1

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:50 PM

5. Yes!

I just wrote you about that. It's really off the charts.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 02:35 PM

11. One nice thing

Is seeing all the trolls showing up to add to those voices. It's nice when you look back and see a 'name removed' among their ranks.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 04:48 PM

13. Fewer and fewer all the time

With the new five strike time out, it takes more to be PPR'd.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:11 PM

7. I'm not here much for the time being

To me, its always toxic. Last exhalations of carbon dioxide dinosaurs.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:23 PM

17. Agreed. nt

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:19 PM

8. To ignore it you must first acknowledge its existence

And therein lies the problem.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 02:34 PM

10. Exactly! The first step toward solving a problem is admitting there is a problem.

Denial of the Problem is the Solution, in and of itself and, that is why discussion of it resembles a merry-go-round on here.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:34 PM

9. Sorry been fighting the good fight in A&A

What's the problem?

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Response to intaglio (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 05:35 AM

22. Some people are just plain assholes, just as surely on DU as anywhere else.

Though the asshole quotient does seem to increase at certain intervals.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:07 PM

12. +1

I've been concentrating on the toxic display of racism as of late but I've seen the toxic display of misogyny too.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:24 PM

18. They are one in the same. The underlying issue is power and control.



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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 05:30 PM

14. Not at all coincidentally we see the championing of Rand Paul

at the same time. An ideal candidate to put women, LGBT Americans, and people of color in their place. Naturally those who share those values support him.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:20 PM

15. Astute. nt

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:23 PM

20. Yeah, what the hell is up with that?

It's as if Ron Paul threads have descended upon DU like a plague of locusts.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:23 PM

21. Ratfucking

What else?

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:22 PM

16. What does not kill me makes me stronger.

Flick the lame brains off like bugs.

Love, Peace and the Righteous Fight.
~ Lmsp

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:07 PM

19. Sadly, it has been this way for this way for years now

I don't manage to simply ignore it ... I am just sitting back and deciding what the best thing for me is.

Trying a few small things to see if I can effect any change (not likely)

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 09:08 AM

23. I'm going to ditto BainsBane on this

I think there is a lot of rat fucking going on.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 09:15 AM

24. I fear that we are being constantly seeded by our "companion" site for RWers

I occasionally click over there and am beyond appalled at what I see and which is NEVER hidden by juries. Some of the writing styles are too strongly reminiscent of current or new DUers to be a coincidence. I would guess that after becoming so emboldened, some of these posters are determined to turn DU into a similar toxic waste dump.

I only wish I had an answer...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:11 AM

25. Well you know, people with different points of view ought to talk to each other.

 

Or some other fucking horseshit excuse to make money. Especially when you spent a decade saying otherwise?

We have an answer. If the price is right, principles be damned.

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 01:12 PM

26. Well shit.

When you put it that way ..

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 01:46 PM

27. +++

 

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 28, 2014, 07:12 PM

30. You are absolutely right about that, and as someone noted, that site feels evil. And it has infected

this place, which had its problems to begin with.

I am very uncomfortable being associated in any way with this "conglomerate" any more.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 02:11 PM

28. I'm sure this is true, and I only checked it out for about two minutes one time.

It actually felt evil, and I never went there again.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 28, 2014, 12:38 AM

29. It is.

 

The unapologetic racism, homophobia, misogyny, and general bigotry on display over there just makes me want to vomit.

Or specifically wait a few weeks, really tell one of the worst offenders why I think of them, and proudly eat the hide.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 01:58 AM

31. Kicking in honor of redqueen. nt

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