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    Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference?

    i just noticed this article and it amused me no end:

    Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference? | The panel | Comment is free | The Guardian

    So they ask 6 feminists "Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference?" and each gives a long winded explanation citing sexism examples against women along with examples of misogyny.

    NOT A SINGLE ONE mentioned that misogyny is gender specific and sexism is not.

    a few commenters pointed it out as well.

    Anyway i found it quite amusing and worth saving in case i get the chance to wave it under somebodies nose.
    "Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything ó you canít conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

    -Robert A. Heinlein.

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    Re: Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference?

    The most hilarious hamster logic from an Indian cupcake:
    Rahila Gupta: A murky pond in which misogyny flourishes

    We all know that sexism is the pond in which misogyny flourishes and because the water is so murky, you sometimes don't even notice how healthily it grows. And because it is growing in water, it sometimes reflects back at you as love instead of hate. To be specific, sexism is when men let you jump the queue and get on a crowded bus first in Delhi (to confuse matters further, that's called chivalry) and then the poor dears, willy nilly, get crushed up against you as their hands "accidentally" cup your breasts in a frenzy of misogyny.
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    Re: Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdude View Post
    The most hilarious hamster logic from an Indian cupcake:
    :lol:
    i have never cupped or squeezed boobies out of hatred for women that is for sure i dunno about you guys and the only time any thing even resembling a frenzy is induced is when my head is between particularly large ones but i doubt that would qualify under the dictionary meaning of misogyny either..
    "Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything ó you canít conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him."

    -Robert A. Heinlein.

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    Re: Sexism and misogyny: what's the difference?

    boosting this since I got something to say.....
    what is so misogynistic about not dating?? I mean, if women don't want me around, what else am I supposed to do about that???
    (I figure that if I'm not welcome or wanted, I just do what I can.. and thats try to stay out of the way of women....)
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