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Forum: Discrimination 16th September 2014, 15:20
Replies: 32
Views: 3,583
Posted By Quail
"I'm going camping at the weekend with my son and...

"I'm going camping at the weekend with my son and my girlfriend..."
"Wait, WHAT did you just say?"
"I'm going camping with my son and girlfriend."
"You're full of surprises with your masters, your...
Forum: Discrimination 11th September 2014, 14:47
Replies: 56
Views: 3,930
Posted By Quail
I don't think expecting revolutionary socialists...

I don't think expecting revolutionary socialists not to use slurs against marginalised people is really asking all that much. If you genuinely believed that there is nothing wrong with having a...
Forum: Discrimination 7th September 2014, 12:43
Replies: 56
Views: 3,930
Posted By Quail
I think the context is important. Retard is a...

I think the context is important. Retard is a word which is still used as a slur against people with disabilities, whereas idiot and moron have lost those connotations as far as I'm aware.
Forum: Discrimination 4th September 2014, 12:17
Replies: 52
Views: 4,443
Posted By Quail
This is a verbal warning to Zealot to refrain...

This is a verbal warning to Zealot to refrain from personal attacks.
Forum: Sports & Health 23rd August 2014, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Quail
Crumpets with lots of margarine and a smoothie.

Crumpets with lots of margarine and a smoothie.
Forum: Discrimination 21st August 2014, 11:13
Replies: 136
Views: 7,427
Posted By Quail
I'm not sure about elsewhere, but among UK...

I'm not sure about elsewhere, but among UK anarchists feminism is used synonymously with women's liberation quite commonly. Some of us even call ourselves anarcha-feminists. (I also know people who...
Forum: Sciences and Environment 21st August 2014, 10:55
Replies: 63
Views: 4,246
Posted By Quail
It's not offensive. It just makes you look a bit...

It's not offensive. It just makes you look a bit silly.
Forum: Women's Struggle 17th August 2014, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Quail
Feminists don't advocate matriarchy. They...

Feminists don't advocate matriarchy. They advocate liberation for people of all genders.
Forum: Sports & Health 11th August 2014, 23:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Quail
Just ate a can of butter beans with garlic,...

Just ate a can of butter beans with garlic, cumin, parsley and coriander. Weird healthy stoner food.
Forum: Learning 7th August 2014, 10:44
Replies: 225
Views: 8,559
Posted By Quail
I don't know much about the situation in Japan,...

I don't know much about the situation in Japan, but doesn't it depend on who is using a slur and who it is directed at? A slur used by a marginalised person against a privileged person isn't part of...
Forum: Learning 7th August 2014, 10:02
Replies: 225
Views: 8,559
Posted By Quail
I'd say the only context in which it's okay to...

I'd say the only context in which it's okay to use racial slurs is in a discussion about the words themselves. As an example, I grew up in a small, very white and kind of racist town in the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th August 2014, 08:51
Replies: 33
Views: 4,825
Posted By Quail
First of all, that (out of context) quote doesn't...

First of all, that (out of context) quote doesn't "literally deny male privilege" - it was posted in a thread about men and their relationship to the feminist movement, and while men overwhelmingly...
Forum: Sports & Health 5th August 2014, 20:20
Replies: 167
Views: 12,423
Posted By Quail
Going to do some exercise tonight when I finally...

Going to do some exercise tonight when I finally get my son to bed. Feeling a bit fat and out of shape at the moment with no Judo.
Forum: Sports & Health 5th August 2014, 20:19
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Quail
Spicy potatoes with black eye beans. Delicious...

Spicy potatoes with black eye beans. Delicious cheap food.
Forum: Discrimination 5th August 2014, 20:05
Replies: 93
Views: 4,970
Posted By Quail
You know what I think flies in the face of...

You know what I think flies in the face of feminist goals and principles? Excluding from the movement some of the most marginalised women and people in our society.
Forum: Discrimination 2nd August 2014, 19:07
Replies: 93
Views: 4,970
Posted By Quail
Regardless of whether or not this is true, I am...

Regardless of whether or not this is true, I am curious to know how holding such a belief would impact your organising as a feminist? Would you organise in "women only" spaces, and who would be...
Forum: Learning 1st August 2014, 15:31
Replies: 225
Views: 8,559
Posted By Quail
I think there can be some value in drawing...

I think there can be some value in drawing attention to the symptoms anyway though. I suppose the point is that if you genuinely see (for example) Native Americans as human beings and equals, you...
Forum: Learning 1st August 2014, 15:02
Replies: 225
Views: 8,559
Posted By Quail
I've just re-read the article and it doesn't come...

I've just re-read the article and it doesn't come across as particularly reactionary to me. I don't think that "culture" is something that we should put on a pedestal and respect unconditionally, but...
Forum: Discrimination 1st August 2014, 14:37
Replies: 136
Views: 7,427
Posted By Quail
Why is the word women in quotes?

Why is the word women in quotes?
Forum: Learning 1st August 2014, 13:54
Replies: 225
Views: 8,559
Posted By Quail
I read this article...

I read this article (http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/09/cultural-exchange-and-cultural-appropriation/) about the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange a while back and...
Forum: Discrimination 1st August 2014, 13:02
Replies: 93
Views: 4,970
Posted By Quail
Sorry this is a bit late and the thread has moved...

Sorry this is a bit late and the thread has moved on a bit since this post, but I wanted to respond anyway.

As I understand it (or as I would use it), the term TERF applies to feminists who...
Forum: Women's Struggle 1st August 2014, 12:04
Replies: 111
Views: 4,411
Posted By Quail
Since patriarchy affects men negatively too...

Since patriarchy affects men negatively too (albeit to a lesser degree) it makes sense for men to support the goals of feminism. Although I think that the struggle against patriarchy should be led by...
Forum: Discrimination 30th July 2014, 17:23
Replies: 136
Views: 7,427
Posted By Quail
I think actually the more privileged you are in...

I think actually the more privileged you are in society, the less likely you are to notice the gross injustices all around you. You say that you know women with PhD's who are sexist - well, perhaps...
Forum: Sciences and Environment 29th July 2014, 23:32
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Quail
Might have a look if I have the time.

Might have a look if I have the time.
Forum: Discrimination 29th July 2014, 17:08
Replies: 45
Views: 1,569
Posted By Quail
Okay, I'm going to issue a verbal warning to...

Okay, I'm going to issue a verbal warning to Thrasymachus for prejudiced language. Both "mulatto" and "Mahometan" are obsolete words which have been rejected by the people they're supposed to...
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