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    A while ago, a thread was posted on this forum about the site everydaysexism.com, a place where women share stories of alleged sexism against them.

    http://everydaysexism.com/

    Aside from the site itself being sexist because of the absurd idea that sexism only happens to women, most of the examples given on that site aren't actual sexism.

    The examples are mostly of the following: issues that have nothing to do with gender, claims of men being assholes to women (men are never assholes to each other, women are never assholes to men, and women are never assholes to other women, right?), people daring to hold women accountable for their own actions, the mere acknowledgement that there are general differences between men and women (and whether you believe those are biological or social doesn't matter, they exist today). Some examples even try to paint discrimination against men as being against women, for example "my husband got blamed because I did so-and-so" or "the waiter automatically assumed my boyfriend would pay for me".

    Other posts simply lack detail. For example, a post like "I applied for a job in so-and-so-male-dominated-field but a man got the job instead of me" with no explanation as to how she was more qualified than the man.

    The only posts I've seen that may be legitimate are the alleged sexual abuse claims, and even that is debatable since it's not like men don't ever get sexually abused. Even those posts are exaggerated, and may have missing details.

    Now, EverydaySexism, full of all their bullshit, is aiming for a shorty award in activism. They're in second place now, and appear to be rising.

    http://shortyawards.com/category/activism
    http://shortyawards.com/EverydaySexism

    And here is a direct link to their campaign video on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=IlrteDTprG4

    I'm not sure there's much we can do, other than vote for the next one ahead (AgainstSuicide) to make sure EverydaySexism doesn't catch up, but I'm not sure that will do much. Other than that, the only thing we can really do is let our opinions be known by commenting on the YouTube video.

    I swear that if they, or a similar feminist organization, wins the activism award, I won't be using Twitter anymore.

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    RE: EverydaySexism (a feminist organizing) is aiming for a shorty award!!

    Or someone could suggest to Anonymous that they "influence" the votes so that the first characters of the list titles say something naughty. I doubt they are even aware of the poll since the leader is in that position based on less than 800 votes.
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    • #3
      RE: EverydaySexism (a feminist organizing) is aiming for a shorty award!!

      let them have their little award.

      Hopefully then they can get the funding to get a website designed for them that doesn't look like an absolute piece of dog shit set on fire.
      You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.....

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      • #4
        RE: EverydaySexism (a feminist organizing) is aiming for a shorty award!!

        I just looked through the person who's currently in first place's Twitter feed (AgainstSuicide) and it turns out that also has plenty of feminist posts and is focused mainly on women and girls. It's better than a dedicated feminist organization winning the award I suppose, but still not good.

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