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Lewis's Law is still in effect I see.

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Yup. Still glad I don't live in that state.
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runec wrote:

Lewis's Law is still in effect I see.



Not really, as this has absolutely nothing to do with feminism or even equality, unless you think equality will some how appear out of discrimination. I think they would be better off saying they wanted show case minority acts in their show and left it at that.


Also your statements effectiveness is some what undercut when I have to Google it to find out what this "law" is, only to find it was apparently just someone's tweet. To be fair it's a meme at best.
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Not really, as this has absolutely nothing to do with feminism or even equality, unless you think equality will some how appear out of discrimination. I think they would be better off saying they wanted show case minority acts in their show and left it at that.


We're in "How dare they discriminate against my discrimination" territory here though. Which never ends well.



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Also your statements effectiveness is some what undercut when I have to Google it to find out what this "law" is, only to find it was apparently just someone's tweet. To be fair it's a meme at best.


The point is not undercut because you didn't know about it. Godwin's Law is also a meme you know.

Were you expecting an actual, legal law or something?

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nooneinparticular wrote:
Not really, as this has absolutely nothing to do with feminism or even equality, unless you think equality will some how appear out of discrimination. I think they would be better off saying they wanted show case minority acts in their show and left it at that.


We're in "How dare they discriminate against my discrimination" territory here though. Which never ends well.



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Also your statements effectiveness is some what undercut when I have to Google it to find out what this "law" is, only to find it was apparently just someone's tweet. To be fair it's a meme at best.


The point is not undercut because you didn't know about it. Godwin's Law is also a meme you know.

Were you expecting an actual, legal law or something?




Since when is the questioning of someones methods and the applicability of a meme a "how dare they"?

"How dare they discriminate against my discrimination"

They are not discriminating against discrimination though, they are discriminating based on sex, race, and their assumption about them regardless of their roll in any discrimination. A guy who flips burger for minimum wage is no different than an executive, a bigot no different than a so called "SJW".



Either I didn't express it well or you mis-readme, the point wasn't undercut because I didn't know it. It was undercut because it was a random tweet and who's primary use seem to be dismiss criticism/arguments as well as trolls and assumes their presence in discussion justifies feminism. I don't think Godwin's law is all that great either, likewise it is easily used to dismiss arguments.
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That made no sense...
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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

That made no sense...


Likewise. What made no sense?
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third wave feminists are just a whole lot of self serving whiny little bitches.

they don't even strive for equality at this point, they just strive to feed their bitterness, moreover, their likely inability to get a boyfriend due to their standoffish and whiny natures- so their way of essentially 'venting' is to take it out on men everywhere with their misandrist campaigns and drivel.

i mean, really, the only reason why women are paid 'less' than men is because, realistically? we work less. we are given far more off days, less hours, etc, than men are, because we still somewhat sit behind the belief that men are supposed to be the ones who do more of the work. ergo, it's not really unfair, if a woman wants she can ask for more hours and therefore higher pay, but that means she'll have to work tirelessly as a guy does. get it? okay. good.
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nooneinparticular [link url="/forumtopic-941419/nyc-comedy-fest-charges-straight-white-men-more-in-push-for-gender-
They are not discriminating against discrimination though, they are discriminating based on sex, race, and their assumption about them regardless roll in any discrimination.


You seem to be mistaking this thread for an actual discussion. Look at the tenor of the posts here vs what the actual story is. The actual story is that they are accepting early bird submissions from women, minorities and LGBTQ. Then submissions from all comers after that. The price difference is a political statement on pay equality.

Yet the thread went straight to comparing this to slavery. Everyone is completely losing their shit because white guys have to wait a few weeks to submit applications.

We are in a shit thread surrounded by shit posts. Any legitimate discussion on this topic was dead on arrival. This thread doesn't deserve us attempting a reasonable discussion. We will be drowned out.
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We are in a shit thread surrounded by shit posts. Any legitimate discussion on this topic was dead on arrival. This thread doesn't deserve us attempting a reasonable discussion. We will be drowned out.



I am inclined to agree.

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nooneinparticular wrote:


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

That made no sense...


Likewise. What made no sense?


Using a tatic that goes against equality for equality. If you want to stop a fire adding more wood isn't gonna help...
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The politics of the people heading operations like these don't make any sense to normal people who don't use Tumblr. And even there I cease to understand the hatred for cis, white, straight men.

Although I have a sneaking suspicion that it has far more to do with the petty selfishness of the women involved and the fact that because they can't get a date on account of the fact that they have repulsive personalities that no guy wants to deal with, rather than the fact that men are actually actively 'oppressing' them. It's their form of 'venting', 'vengeance' against what they believe is 'wronging' them, cis white straight guys as a collective who won't touch them with a ten foot pole for blatantly obvious reasons. It's very petty and childish if you consider that and really put it into perspective lmao

I sadly used to be one of these "feminists" so i think i understand how empty and depressingly stupid their motives are. they want nothing more than to 'stick it to the man' (literally and figuratively) and in the process make themselves look like utter fools.

they give the label of 'feminist', which used to mean something decent!! an incredibly bad rep like little fakegender bitches give trans people a bad rep.

it's incredibly embarrassing to the cause wholly because while the legit feminists and lgbtq people want to be taken seriously they're overshadowed by the embarrassments who wrongfully represent their form of the 'movement'. trust me when i say that women who support gender equality aren't all like this, third wavers just happen to be particularly bad and that's mainly why i don't fucking identify with them.
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*left eye begins twitching*

Pretty much everything about this thread makes me want to live on the moon. Alone. With internet; but alone.
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Although I have a sneaking suspicion that it has far more to do with the petty selfishness of the women involved and the fact that because they can't get a date on account of the fact that they have repulsive personalities that no guy wants to deal with, rather than the fact that men are actually actively 'oppressing' them. It's their form of 'venting', 'vengeance' against what they believe is 'wronging' them, cis white straight guys as a collective who won't touch them with a ten foot pole for blatantly obvious reasons.


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We're going to promote equality by charging some people more based on their gender and race...yeah...that makes perfect sense
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