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!

MABS Sat 12-Oct-13 18:56:35

Large wine when I see ya smile

StickEmUp Fri 11-Oct-13 19:29:47

MABS how sweet! cheque in the post, innit. grin

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 11-Oct-13 16:46:57

Not sure yoni. I think I'm actually already a bit scary because nobody ever accosts me on the street to ask for donations or opinions (or maybe they think I don't speak English on account of looking foreign hmm More likely?)

But I want to scare those people who spout sexist nonsense and then try to get away with "only joking". I want to scare those people who say "but of course boys and girls are different, just look at my son and my daughter" so they don't even say it and do my head in.

I think I'm just tired...and if I'm scary they won't even dare to think about talking to me and I'd be safe ...

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

Who do you want to scare LordCopper?

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

They just put you down as an eccentric ...

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

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

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

Be a feministy woman obviously.

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

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

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

Stickemup is lovely, very funny and intersting

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?!).

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

YANBU

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

Yep. FWR has turned into AIBU today.

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

Agree.

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

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

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.

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.

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

And making feminine girls into boys...

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Sunshine spicy food makes it worse ;) hehe

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!

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.

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