Saturday, April 28, 2007
TAKE BACK THE [NOUN]
After my post linking to Todd Seavey's rant about feminism, I got my first anti-feminist troll.
I'm sure I will get more.
It's sad that I've resigned myself to that.
I was about to ask "What is it about discourse on the internet that gives people the license to treat each other like crap?" but we all know the answer.
Normal person + Internet Connection + anonymity = raging asshole. (Apologies to the creators of Penny Arcade.)
Throw some male entitlement and rape culture fuels onto the fire, and you have most blogs and forums on the internet.
We need to stop yelling at each other and start figuring out how to fix it.
I'm going to quote Chris Clarke and merely suggest that we start by what none of seem to know how to do: Listening.
Posted by Red Stapler at 1:41 PM