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Albadross Sat 04-Feb-17 20:51:06

That this is just a phase of we all go through?

SM is increasingly populated by men who seem incapable of seeing the bigger picture. Milo whatsisface who was the subject of the university riots in the USA is the latest bringing them all out of the woodwork with his 'owning' of feminists, which actually just consists of the usual 'gender pay gap is a myth' BS, and young men committing suicide because it's so awful to be a man (nothing to do with the fact that male gender stereotypes are the reason they can't talk about their MH).

I'm angry all the time about everything at the moment, and I don't know where to direct it. I fight for a lot of causes and maybe I just never noticed this massive left/right rift before in such an obvious way until we had it all playing out on a screen every 5 seconds, but it feels SO draining to think that so many people are just so utterly ignorant.

How can I make myself the most useful?

BrownEyedLady Sat 04-Feb-17 20:55:43

I think giving yourself a break from SM and tackling every day sexism in real life (when it feels right and appropriate) might help. Also generally reaching out to females in your midst and giving them a leg up whenever possible.

Albadross Sat 04-Feb-17 22:35:32

There've been a few instances where I've wanted to question things at work, but I admit I'm fearful of challenging because most of it is coming from the women's networks.

I think a break from SM is in order though - I have a youtube channel so I tend to get drawn in to the comments sections, which I need to avoid. Or at least I need to avoid it on other people's videos.

PreemptiveSalvageEngineer Sat 04-Feb-17 22:47:28

What's SM? do i even want to know...

ErrolTheDragon Sat 04-Feb-17 22:52:20

I've not seen the acronym SM before, but I deduce its just 'social media'.

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 05-Feb-17 01:03:03

I don't read Social Media. Seriously. It rots the brain.

LouisevilleLlama Sun 05-Feb-17 01:53:40

Milo isn't new he's been at it for years, I saw that he's doing his scholarships for white men, he's already done it before asking for donations to aid more people, sceptical he kept the money.

There have been things that I've got too overwhelmed by and it gets me angry/ depressed and it's probably seen as a shit option but I think taking a step back, maybe not entirely like I did but at least in some aspects you don't have to concern yourself with Milo if it has that much impact on your MH. Your health should come first

Albadross Sun 05-Feb-17 09:10:51

I know he's not new, but he's the latest person being used as a reason to criticise feminism on SM (yes, social media, sorry I thought that one was used here!).

It's hard to step away because it's part of my job sad

PreemptiveSalvageEngineer Sun 05-Feb-17 22:28:12

Thanks, guys. smile

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