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  •  Cudgel (2+ / 0-)
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    TiaRachel, qofdisks

    I think the feeling is that after all this time in women's history what is needed is a cudgel.  It's not about supporting anyone's ideas and it's not about being "right--" that's that binary paradigm again.

    It's about being noticed in the first place.

    •  It's a really shortsighted move (2+ / 0-)
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      Sparhawk, Dr Swig Mcjigger

      I've noticed that the same rhetorical ideas that get used to attack those who oppose progress on social issues also gets used to attack the less aggressive wing of the movement.

      It's a short step from "non-feminists are supporting rape culture" to "feminists that oppose this particular policy measure are supporting rape culture". Sure, the concept of 'rape culture' might be intended for fighting rape - but once it's given out, there's nothing stopping it from getting used to keep moderates in line.

      •  I take your point (0+ / 0-)

        Language really does make it hard to communicate!  What do you think is better way of talking about this--bearing in mind that a lot of us feel like it doesn't matter how we couch it, we aren't listened to, aren't even noticed?

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