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  •  "because the white males are running the (1+ / 0-)
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    others off?"

    Yes and no. Not in the sense that I think you mean it. There aren't groups of white males intentionally running women and people of color off the site. The mechanism is more subtle than that. White male-ese, to use the language of this diary, is oppressive in a great many cases. It's also very obvious when a bunch of white dudes are responding to a person of color who is pissed about something someone else said.

    Shit, this comment section is a great example. Why the hell would the diarist stick around after seeing all these people make fun of them for expressing an unpopular opinion that is specifically critiquing white masculine language? If there had been any chance that the comments were going to be a useful dialog and not a pile on then maybe the diarist would have had reason to stick around. But I never see that happen here. Or at least it's rare enough that I don't see it.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:13:27 AM PDT

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    •  umm, what language are you using (1+ / 0-)
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      that isn't "white masculine"?

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:28:08 AM PDT

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      •  I do use white masculine language (0+ / 0-)

        on a more regular basis than I should. I never pretended to be innocent. But one way I'm not doing that is by talking about these things and not just assuming that everything is fine.

        Also regarding your sig. I just adopted a stray. She's the best dog of all time.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:40:06 AM PDT

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        •  The King would argue with you on that one. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:28:44 PM PDT

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    •  This is a political discussion forum. (4+ / 0-)

      I expect diarists to stick around and discuss.

      And frankly, I think it's a heck of a lot more interesting to discuss things with people who disagree with me - provided it's a genuine discussion and not just throwing talking points back and forth.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:53:53 AM PDT

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      •  The diarist is clearly an unhappy (1+ / 0-)
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        person who likes to complain and take a crap all over a community but then walk away, leaving everyone else alone with her shit.

        •  His shit. Diarist is a man in RL. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Thu May 02, 2013 at 08:05:40 PM PDT

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