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KILLJOY CANUCK ([personal profile] mad) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-10-29 14:40

Gabby's Playhouse: Discussing Sexism on the Internet

So, recently Kate Beaton made some comments on Twitter about how sometimes guys that like her work will respond with comments she finds creepy/uncomfortable/offensive.

Gabby's Playhouse then did a webcomic entitled "How Every Single Discussion About Sexism and Woman-Type Stuff on the Internet (and real life) Has Ever Happened And Ever Will Happen, Always, Forever, Until the Earth Finally Falls Into The Sun. (Or until the patriarchy is finally dismantled.)"



Comic by Gabbysplayhouse.com
[Source.]

I don't quite get that last panel, but the rest of it is kinda recognizable.

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[personal profile] valtyr 2010-10-29 19:37 (UTC)(link)
As I said to [personal profile] halialkers below, it doesn't say that the Y chromosome has a monopoly on assholishness. It says that mainstream discussions on sexism tend to involve a lot of loud male assholes telling a lot of women what is and is not sexist. Which is true. Which has just happened.

The fact you've decided the best response to this is to get indignant about how men are being maligned isn't great, really. If you're a man, but not an asshole who likes to tell women that they're wrong about sexism? This comic is not about you.

while dividing the two factions along strictly gender lines

How horrid to suggest that sexism frequently falls out on gender lines. :|



[personal profile] laddical 2010-10-29 19:42 (UTC)(link)
Where did I get indignant? You asked a question; I responded with why some people might see it that way.
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[personal profile] valtyr 2010-10-29 19:47 (UTC)(link)
Your initial response to the post? "I like this in and of itself is sexist by catagorizing all men on the same boat of being insensitive dicks." Reads indignant to me. Affronted, if you prefer, I'm not hung up on the word.

The point is, you chose to focus (whether indignantly or in a state of serene calm) on the treatment of men when the comic is talking about how a bunch of assholes just told some women they were all wrong about sexist and what's offensive.

[personal profile] laddical 2010-10-29 19:50 (UTC)(link)
Please double check the names of posters before you assume the words of one for the other. I was not the one who wrote that; all I did was respond to your question.
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[personal profile] valtyr 2010-10-29 19:54 (UTC)(link)
Oh, my apologies; I'd thought it was odd you made two top-level comments. In that case, limit my response to:

"As I said to [personal profile] halialkers below, it doesn't say that the Y chromosome has a monopoly on assholishness. It says that mainstream discussions on sexism tend to involve a lot of loud male assholes telling a lot of women what is and is not sexist. Which is true. Which has just happened."