Recent comments in /f/Anarcha_Feminism

AnarchoSpook wrote

My first instinct is to answer, "Of course not!", but then I have to take a second and say to myself, "I was raised in a society that does this, and therefore that teaches people to do this, so I probably do this, too, at least sometimes."

Exactly, that is why implicit questions are preferred in these types of questionnaires to minimize the suggestibility of the items. To avoid this type of response bias, the respondents are usually asked to rate their own daily behaviour, or specific—rather than generalized—judgements they might hold. The items are usually not formulated in the second-person form, as this comes across evaluative. These things said, I feel like this questionnaire is not intended for screening the general public but aims to foster self-criticism in our rather unsizable circle so I think none of my remarks above really apply here ^.^

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ergdj5 wrote

In 2014, only 12 of 250 judges in Iraqi Kurdistan were female, and just one of 21 government ministers was. Female genital mutilation, child marriage and honor killings – in which male family members murder women who are alleged to have disgraced their families – persist, particularly in rural areas of Kurdistan.

This is the common mistake of wrapping all Kurdistan together like some ethnonationalist. Despite the KCK struggle encompassing all Kurdistan, Basur Kurdistan is run by a tribal, corrupt government. People need to stop saying 'Kurds' and start saying 'Koma Civakên' because too often do I see the KCK linked to the KRG.

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this_one wrote

I like this, but I don't think it's entirely without flaws, in two main ways. The first is in quite a few questions, for example question 4:

a woman asks your opinion, do you assume she must not know anything about the subject?

My first instinct is to answer, "Of course not!", but then I have to take a second and say to myself, "I was raised in a society that does this, and therefore that teaches people to do this, so I probably do this, too, at least sometimes." I feel like it's probably 'worse' for me to be unaware of doing it, rather than aware, but still doing it, because that would mean I wouldn't even know what/when I have to change the way I think/behave. I think this happens (for me) with a whole bunch of the questions, where all I can really do is answer, "not that I'm aware of doing" or "as far as I'm aware, yes", depending on the question.

I think because of that issue with self-reported answers, this questionnaire might be more effective, or more accurate, if it's something other people fill out for the subject, through observations. Of course doing that would probably mean asking (or making) women to do the work of all this self-analysis (or other-analysis, I guess :P ) on behalf of men, which is part of the problem :P

My other issue is maybe a smaller one, but as a MAAB person, I definitely know that I have learned and partake in a lot of patriarchal behaviours, and this questionnaire could be helpful for me in identifying specific, actionable areas and behaviours I could work on. But as someone who's not a guy, I still find it very uncomfortable/dysphoric to be considering, let alone answering (even just in my head) questions that start with things like, "As a man..." or "If you are a father...". That's not a huge issue (Those are the only two examples I can see, though I started only skimming through the questions after the "If you are a father" one), but it's still enough to put me off from finishing the questionnaire (at least, tonight). I understand wording the questions like that, because men are the people who benefit from patriarchy, and these behaviours are overwhelmingly exhibited by men, and men are the target audience of the questionnaire, etc. but yeah.

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Reply to comment by ziq in [Removed] by georgia

ziq wrote (edited )

They weren't so much 'ideas' as they were hateful rants about real women. Barf.

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Reply to comment by hotcool in [Removed] by georgia

hotcool wrote (edited )

I know you mean well ziq, but it seems like it's the wrong approach. If you won't allow the exchange of ideas and ideologies here, the site will stagnate.

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Reply to [Removed] by georgia

hotcool wrote

Removed? Why has a post that is actually generating conversation on this site been removed?

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Reply to comment by ziq in [Removed] by georgia

ziq wrote

Their lives must be so empty; spending everyday of their lives trying to diminish other women on the internet. The same broken, hateful rhetoric. Again and again and again and again ad nauseam. Truly a sad and futile existence.

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Reply to comment by ziq in [Removed] by georgia

ziq wrote

Hateful bigots like that will always try to destroy something good like raddle. They live to furiously stamp out any light that peaks out from the cracks.

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Reply to comment by DaisyDisaster in [Removed] by georgia

DaisyDisaster wrote

Powerful or not, you are complicit in violence and that's unacceptable. Trans women are women, they aren't men with a "women feeling". They are women.

Likewise, despite belonging to your "reproductive class", I am not a woman and reject any feminism that says that trans women aren't women or that I am one by reducing us to our biology. Misogynists are the ones who do that shit.

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Reply to comment by ziq in [Removed] by georgia

ziq admin wrote

The basis of women's oppression is biological

Hi. You're in violation of the terms of service for transphobia. I'm banning you now.

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Reply to [Removed] by georgia

leftous wrote

Another problem is that much of the Left (as well as much of the feminist movement) go beyond support for basic human rights for transgender people and side with the anti-materialist trans ideology that eliminates the category of “woman” by claiming anyone can “self-identify” as a woman. We have to ask if the Left is cowering before the tantrums of those trans activists or whether obliterating women’s liberation is also the goal of the Left.

Isn't this pretty much the garbage TERF narrative?

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