Not scary!

(53 Posts)
StickEmUp Mon 07-Oct-13 21:40:41

If you don't believe I'm not scary then ask the Brighton Meet-Up ladies.

I'm short, skinny and totally not scary.
Loud, yes, bit 'out there' yes.

But not scary.

Why is feminism 'scary' and why this board in particular?

I've heard around these them parts AND RL it's a bit of a minefield.

Does it have to be? Yes? Why?
I think not!

ChunkyPickle Tue 08-Oct-13 12:55:26

The FWR boards are scariest because more than anything they make you think, and question all sorts of things that you just hadn't questioned before.

The people are opinionated, but I've always found that unless you're being a bull-headed wally everyone's very happy to explain, and help you explore what you think (or what you thought you thought).

BuffytheAppleBobber Tue 08-Oct-13 14:08:44

GrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrAGH!

That is all.

PS. I don't see FWR posters as scary at all. But maybe that's because I am one grin

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 14:41:52

It's funny when there are those treads on AIBU calling FWR scary. Since the sometimes very aggressive posters on AIBU are the scariest of all MN. Actually I just think they want to bash feminism a bit when they do that.

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 14:45:46

But yes women talking seriously about issues that affect us is scary I guess because we aren't supposed to do that. We should just...I don't know...stick to celeb gossip and cupcakes.
And the issues are often very scary to think about like sexual violence.

StickEmUp Tue 08-Oct-13 16:28:53

Stickemup - We're seen as a sum of our functions; sexual, motherly, caring (and probably on that order) first. Human beings in our own right, second. If at all.

Yes.
Sexual: To make babies
Motherly: when you've made a baby
Caring: to care for that baby.

This makes sense positioned with the concept the oppression of women being to do with reproductive capabilities.

And don't be sad for me, DH doesnt work either!
I'm over it now, I don't think I even wanted babies I just thought I should.

How is that for IRONIC!

StickEmUp Tue 08-Oct-13 16:29:34

Sunshine spicy food makes it worse ;) hehe

StickEmUp Tue 08-Oct-13 16:30:52

Carol my first post was 'why feminism and not humanism' or words to that effect.

It was January of this year.

And look how far I've come! (joke)

78bunion Tue 08-Oct-13 17:14:32

Only lesser mortals are scared and perhaps they aren't worth bothering about.

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 17:17:00

And look how far I've come! (joke)
Well you have smile

FloraFox Tue 08-Oct-13 17:53:52

I'm terrified of you lot! When you're not hating men and trying to go too far with feminism, you're just pouring scorn on little girls. Scary scary place.

BuffytheAppleBobber Tue 08-Oct-13 18:07:39

Plus restricting the choices of other women, we're all over that.

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 18:13:14

And making feminine girls into boys...

78bunion Tue 08-Oct-13 19:07:27

Very few people aren't feminist. It just means equality under the law and fairness at home.

curlew Tue 08-Oct-13 19:12:19

I've just said on another thread that I generally think the anti feminists are much more aggressive and scary than the feminists.

BuffytheAppleBobber Tue 08-Oct-13 19:15:21

And also more rude and dismissive. Just sayin' like.

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 19:16:56

Agree.

FloraFox Tue 08-Oct-13 19:24:53

Yep. FWR has turned into AIBU today.

BuffytheAppleBobber Tue 08-Oct-13 19:26:30

YANBU

Keepithidden Tue 08-Oct-13 21:40:44

I reckon you're all scary, but that's only 'cos I'm a bloke and have been hauled over the coals a few times! Some of the short replies can be a bit harsh, but thems the breaks.

Plus the academic and feminist philosphy stuff is scary in the way that it goes straight over my head most of the time and I only understand it after reading it through ten times over the course of two weeks. I don't think that's a reflection of my gender tho' (did you see what I did there?!).

MABS Thu 10-Oct-13 20:39:24

Stickemup is lovely, very funny and intersting

UptoapointLordCopper Thu 10-Oct-13 21:09:32

I want to be scary. How do I do that?

YoniTime Thu 10-Oct-13 21:30:05

Be a feministy woman obviously.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Thu 10-Oct-13 21:37:06

Simply display an opinion that differentiates you from a doormat = scary grin

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 11-Oct-13 07:16:41

They just put you down as an eccentric ...

YoniTime Fri 11-Oct-13 11:25:38

Who do you want to scare LordCopper?

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