Poll: Would you be willing to change your user title to 'Feminist' temporarily?
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vintage x metal
Brown-Thighed Girl
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#1
Hey guys... I know the world has a lot of misconceptions about feminism and there are plenty of people and actions that fuel this, whether it's extremists on one side of the spectrum or people who are ignorant to the situation on the other side of the spectrum.

A feminist is simply someone who believe in equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender. Gender is a ROLE, not a SEX - feminism includes males, females, transgender people, etc. Unfortunately the name as taken on to mean a lot of things... it often holds a connotation of a crazy butch lady wanting to cut your balls off. This isn't true and I want you guys to help me and help each other try and change this, starting with UG.

Most of you are probably feminists and you just never thought of using the term or are scared to wear that label. At this point in time in our modern society, most people think that women and men should have fairness in rights/opportunities. The preferred methods for attaining such may differ, and that's totally fine - feminism does not mean affirmative action, feminism does not mean anything other than the intention. What you do with it is up to you.


So, let's try to change the view of a feminist! If you simply agree that all genders should have fair treatment, go ahead and say it - I am a Feminist. Sorry if it sounds cheesy, sorry if it sounds weird... This is what we're trying to change. UG is a melting pot of cultures but it is dominated by young adult males and this is the perfect place to get this going - if you can call yourself a feminist and not be ashamed, think of the doors you are opening for people everywhere.

Ultimately what I would like to do is get anyone who wants to be involved change their user title to "Feminist" for a little while. If I can get enough support, I think we've got something here Worth a shot


kitchen jokes are welcome I just hope you read through all of this


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Bearded_Seth
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#3
no cuz u shuld be in kitchen makin sammichz lol

Also, feminism doesn't denote equal opportunities. That's egalitarianism. I'm probably wrong.. But meh.
Last edited by Bearded_Seth at Mar 11, 2011,
Kensai
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#4
So sick about hearing about gender equality. Here in sweden you can't even name a street without looking to the other streets if it's excatly even feminime and masculine named (it makes the papers if there's any sort of suspected gender inequality).

Women should just stay where they belong, out of politics and sight.
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ikitson
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#5
Ok fine, sign me up.
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vintage x metal
Brown-Thighed Girl
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#6
Quote by Kensai
So sick about hearing about gender equality. Here in sweden you can't even name a street without looking to the other streets if it's excatly even feminime and masculine named (it makes the papers if there's any sort of suspected gender inequality).

Women should just stay where they belong, out of politics and sight.

It's weird to me that people actually care about that stuff - I mean, street names? That's why feminism gets such an extreme view attached to it.


also shut up kjell lol.
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#7
I'm on it. More people need to be educated to the meaning of the word.
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#8
Quote by vintage x metal

A feminist is simply someone who believe in equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender.



Okay! I believe in that too...but you have that already! So no need to campaign this because you've achieved your goal.
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Jack Off Jill
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#9
I know what a feminist is. GTFO.
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#11
Quote by ikitson
I'm sure there's a better word we could use for equal treatment than feminism.

Obviously, and most of us trying to fight for the movement wish that they hadn't taken on such a female-loaded name. The movement has already been established though and while the name is unfortunate, the intention is the same, and the only thing to really do is inform people of the nature.
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#12
I think people should be treated the way they deserve to be treated, regardless of race, sex and age.


That being said, I really love annoying feminists. They're so easily ticked off, it's hilarious.
Jack Off Jill
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#13
I'll do it for n00dz.
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#14
im down no use fighting some thing that actually is a decent cause
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#15
I'm a femin... Nope can't do it.

The sandwiches wont make themselves.

Shame that even though women spend all the time in the kitchen that all the top chefs are men.

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#16

is brewing


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Kensai
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#17
Quote by vintage x metal
It's weird to me that people actually care about that stuff - I mean, street names? That's why feminism gets such an extreme view attached to it.


also shut up kjell lol.

I think it gets pretty extreme over here. You can't open up a paper where there isn't some perceived issue with gender equality (like the street names or someone named an ice-cream masculine insted of feminime) or take a uni course where gender isn't a part of the discussion.

Yeah, make me.
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Brown-Thighed Girl
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#19
Quote by Eddie4President
Okay! I believe in that too...but you have that already! So no need to campaign this because you've achieved your goal.


This isn't get people to believe in equal rights... like the OP said, pretty much all of you do already. It's just to get you unafraid to use the word 'feminist' so that the common image of the name can change. You are a feminist. Have you ever considered that before?
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Brown-Thighed Girl
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#21
Quote by Kensai
I think it gets pretty extreme over here. You can't open up a paper where there isn't some perceived issue with gender equality (like the street names or someone named an ice-cream masculine insted of feminime) or take a uni course where gender isn't a part of the discussion.

Yeah, make me.

That's silly. It's what gets me so disenchanted with the people who assert themselves for the cause. If the only people getting any credit are those that are naggy and radical, the whole movement gets a bad name - that's why I really hope we can get some of the Pit involved. Most normal dudes are feminists, the titles is just scary because of some of the bullshit attached to the situation.


and let's not get into a flirting battle about making you shut up for once I'll abstain, I don't need to troll myself.
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#22
Quote by Bearded_Seth
no cuz u shuld be in kitchen makin sammichz lol

Also, feminism doesn't denote equal opportunities. That's egalitarianism. I'm probably wrong.. But meh.

Egalitarianism is a term used in a different context - it is the opposite of elitism. They are synonymous but you use them in different situations. Feminism is a notion of egalitarianism.
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#23
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#24
Rule #1: If all you do is run around and yell "Hey, I'm being discriminated!" every time the opportunity arises, you subconciously just want to be discriminated.
Kensai
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#26
Quote by vintage x metal
That's silly. It's what gets me so disenchanted with the people who assert themselves for the cause. If the only people getting any credit are those that are naggy and radical, the whole movement gets a bad name - that's why I really hope we can get some of the Pit involved. Most normal dudes are feminists, the titles is just scary because of some of the bullshit attached to the situation.


and let's not get into a flirting battle about making you shut up for once I'll abstain, I don't need to troll myself.


Yeah I think most people here are for gender equality, but when they find fault where there is none they'll get the opposite reaction; gender quotas and people taking their frustration on the other gender. Coincindentally I just got a job because I'm a man, despite not being as educated or experienced as the women applying for the job so I guess it's alright over here.

Troll yourself? You clearly have a different view of these 'battles'
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#27
you get cheaper car insurance AND are more likely to get a job.

What the **** you moaning about.
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#28
How many women feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?





It doesn't matter, they'll never change anything






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#29
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#30
Quote by vintage x metal

This isn't get people to believe in equal rights... like the OP said, pretty much all of you do already. It's just to get you unafraid to use the word 'feminist' so that the common image of the name can change. You are a feminist. Have you ever considered that before?


Why consider yourself a feminist if women in pretty much all the locations of the people on here have equal rights already, and all you will get for being feminist is having people extremely prejudiced negatively towards you?
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#31
There was a question on Newsnight the other week which I couldn't decide the answer too.

Should companies be forced to have a certain number of female representatives in the board room or should it be based on merit?

It's difficult because some men at the top will maybe have a skewed view of women and will choose men or it will force women who may not be better than the men they are competing with for the position.

You've also got to keep in mind that at a certain age when women have children they will usually choose a job where they can look after the children which most highly paid jobs arent.

Just thought it was interesting to see how difficult enforcing equality is.
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#33
This thread makes me want a sandwich.


Seriously, I believe that everyone should be treated equally whether they're male, female, black, Asian, or whatever.
I'm too lazy to dig around for the thing to change my title, so it's gonna stay how it is.

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#34
Thank you to everyone who has already changed their user title! It's so encouraging to see any support Remember that a feminist doesn't have to be a crazy butch lady, it can just be your average dude.


Quote by Kensai
Yeah I think most people here are for gender equality, but when they find fault where there is none they'll get the opposite reaction; gender quotas and people taking their frustration on the other gender. Coincindentally I just got a job because I'm a man, despite not being as educated or experienced as the women applying for the job so I guess it's alright over here.

Troll yourself? You clearly have a different view of these 'battles'

Maybe it's because you were white No seriously though, we have the same qualms...


you should change your user title... please?
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#35
I want to sig the overwhelming quality of Clive Dunns replies. But I cannot.
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#36
Quote by MagicsDevil
Why consider yourself a feminist if women in pretty much all the locations of the people on here have equal rights already, and all you will get for being feminist is having people extremely prejudiced negatively towards you?

Because it's not about rights, it's about people's views.
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#37
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#38
Quote by MagicsDevil
Why consider yourself a feminist if women in pretty much all the locations of the people on here have equal rights already, and all you will get for being feminist is having people extremely prejudiced negatively towards you?

That's totally not true though. While things have gotten a lot better as far as gender issues go, there is still so much room to move. It's not just about women either - it's about men as well. A lot of issues don't necessarily occur int he workplace or in universities; many of them have to do with societal perception.
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#39
You're using UG classic, congratulations.
You should be using UG classic.




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#40
If people are in favour of equal rights they've got the important bit down, it doesn't matter if they call themselves a feminist.
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