Flopmauser

Flopmauser OP wrote

That's a fair and reasonable explanation, thank you. By and in large most people commenting on this seem to be of that viewpoint, so I'll take that as the majority view here on Raddle.

There's a couple others, but I'm not familiar enough with this site yet to know if I'm just being trolled by facist sockpuppets or if some people just really think racism is okay against specific groups.

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Flopmauser OP wrote

I completely agree with your points, but where I disagree is where I'm saying derogatory things about a person based on general shouldn't be something that we aim for, and it certainly isn't 'power bring broken and others rising to your level'.

It's doing the same thing that you are fighting against, to someone else. I just don't understand why that would be supported.

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Flopmauser OP wrote (edited )

Well, matriarchy wasn't on my mind specifically. More like, saying derogatory things about anyone based on race/gender/orientation is bad, and shouldn't be done either way. Patriarchy oppressing women is a wrong that needs to be righted, but the correction of that wrong isn't to then turn around and demean men. Two wrongs don't make a right and all that.

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Flopmauser OP wrote

I can understand that, maybe I'm just being too sensitive or something, I just felt really unsure of how to react to a post I saw this morning that said "men = fragility" or something like that and found it off-putting to be judged just by my gender (and again, I 100% appreciate the irony given patriarchal oppression of women, but I don't think the solution is to flip it around and just swap oppressors).

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