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I'll be taking a break from the site, at least until it finds a new punching bag than feminism. I want to keep fighting the good fight, but I'm tired. To paraphrase Theoden, what can one do against such reckless hate? I came here to be entertained, not to have to defend women's rights and basic common sense on every third post. This isn't quitting in a huff, it's that can't keep commenting, but I can't in good conscience be on the site and say nothing. Goodbye admin, goodbye all, for the moment.

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#101 - Hey, middle aged fathers should! Shows that just depend on ste…  [+] (3 new replies) 06/06/2014 on NAILED IT 0
User avatar #106 - mutzaki (06/06/2014) [-]
Then maybe your critique isn't aimed at The Big Bang Theory, and more towards sitcoms in general.
User avatar #107 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Oh trust me, sitcoms overall tend to suck, I was talking about the Big Bang theory only because it happens to be the show currently under discussion.
User avatar #108 - mutzaki (06/06/2014) [-]
Then I respect your opinions and hope you have a lovely day.
#77 - I'd say somewhere between hourglass and pear? Also, regarding … 06/06/2014 on The Shape Of Shame 0
#76 - Comment deleted 06/06/2014 on The Shape Of Shame 0
#89 - I don't think it's entirely the internet's hipster tendencies …  [+] (6 new replies) 06/06/2014 on NAILED IT 0
User avatar #98 - mutzaki (06/06/2014) [-]
Right, it's anti-social kids on the internet that take offense because for once, a stereotype on tv is aimed at them. This is seriously the number one critique I hear about the show, that people feel they're misrepresenting "nerds."

Maybe middle-aged fat husbands/fathers should feel that almost every other sitcom is "mean" because they're represented as idiots in them.
User avatar #124 - iHATEmonday (06/06/2014) [-]
yeah, but at least they have hot wives in the majority of those shows. So I doubt they mind lol
User avatar #101 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Hey, middle aged fathers should! Shows that just depend on stereotypes don't tend to be bad because they're offensive, they tend to be bad because it lends itself to sloppy writing. They don't take the time to actually develop more complex characters.
User avatar #106 - mutzaki (06/06/2014) [-]
Then maybe your critique isn't aimed at The Big Bang Theory, and more towards sitcoms in general.
User avatar #107 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Oh trust me, sitcoms overall tend to suck, I was talking about the Big Bang theory only because it happens to be the show currently under discussion.
User avatar #108 - mutzaki (06/06/2014) [-]
Then I respect your opinions and hope you have a lovely day.
#202 - "But what is birth?" didn't make me cringe, I just k… 06/06/2014 on So I heard you like cringe... 0
#316 - Again, you don't read about a near rape in the news, if it mak…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 -1
#466 - preacherQ (06/06/2014) [-]
Bro, I think you've picked up the wrong point from this article. You're saying don't trivialize rape by misusing it or joking about it. OP's saying that its sad that the more extreme feminists are trivializing rape by using the word to apply to stuff that just ain't rape. You're both arguing for the same thing, quit being self-righteous. And sure, you don't often hear about "near-rape" on legitimate news, but you still hear about it every so often on the TV or internet. Besides, I've seen articles from the onion posted as legit news too many time to have your kind of faith in the media. What makes a person cynical about rape is having 2/3's of the time they hear someone accuse rape its just a crazy chick ranting about some imaginary slight. OP's not raggin on feminism, he's lamenting the misuse of a serious word.

lt;dr OP's logic is sound and twistedwoodthing needs to learn how to read.
#314 - I keep hearing about feminists hating men, but you know what? …  [+] (5 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#332 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
"It's not from feminists" If you're going to start with the whole 'not all feminists' and 'those aren't true feminists' bullshit then I'm afraid you're barking up the wrong tree, I've seen this argument so many times.

The REALITY is that the majority of first world feminism is represented by radical feminists. Radical feminism recognizes the belief that male supremacy and the patriarchy are to blame for the female oppression and that is literally all I see from feminists. How can you blame anyone for what a movement has imposed upon itself, the definition of modern feminism in FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES had you listened to me the first time should probably be changed to something more suitable. e.g Comminatory Misandry Disorder because that is exactly what it is.

You can battle rape against women, but other than rape and domestic abuse (which domestic abuse statistics from a study in harvard has shown that domestic abuse is equal between males and females so don't give me no shit on that) women in the first world countries are NOT OPPRESSED shocking, right?

A man calling you a bitch is not oppression, neither are women's magazines that show super skinny super models. In fact women in first world countries have even more rights than men, a right to fair trial when they've carried out rape, a right to name their rapist and shame them, a right to education and government benefits as well as more women's shelters and a right to child custody instantly for the most part just because they are the mother of the child/children. Do you know something? In the UK alone it is illegal for a man to persecute a woman without it being known as 'domestic abuse' I should know, I had a cousin who made allegations against her father for that very reason. And you know what? You are not legally required to go to go to war, so you better be grateful.
#389 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
"you better be grateful", you mean "we", right? Aren't you also a woman?
The reason you keep seeing people say "this isn't feminism" is people keep mischaracterizing it. That's not what feminism is about. It just isn't.
Also, a lot of the things you mention here are in fact common goals between feminists and others. For instance, when vulnerability isn't seen as a female trait, and something shameful, men will have an easier time coming forward with stories of abuse and mental illness. When caring for children isn't seen as feminine, custody law will become more equitable.
No, the western world isn't like The Handmaiden's Tale. But in terms of representation in the media and leading positions? In terms of fighting stereotypes? There's more to do.
Both genders have shit that they're facing, and we can face it together.
I've recommended this article to a few people now: it gives a good explanation of how fighting sexual stereotypes and rape culture fights both men and women.
goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-danger-in-demonizing-male-sexuality/
And please stop trying to tell me I hate men.
#412 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
If you can find a sentence in there where I accused you of hating men, please present it rather than implying that I did. I don't remember outright stating: "Wow, oh boy. You must hate men!" there's no need to twist words to your liking, dear.
#437 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
See this is why I dislike you modern feminists, y'all always find a way to victimize yourself and make all the other points appear irrelevant.

I know that I made a sweeping generalization about modern feminism, but I'm not going to apologize for telling the truth. Instead of fighting the anti-modern feminists why don't you fight the radical feminists and tell them that their behaviour is wrong? Oh, I'm sorry I just remembered that the majority of modern feminists ARE radical feminists. Hm...
User avatar #417 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
If I am a feminist, and feminists hate men, it must follow.
There's no need to be condescending.
#312 - It's called feminism because it's the result of a historical m… 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#306 - Few people would say that the Westborough Baptist church is a … 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#301 - Advocacy groups that fight poverty, I should say. I mean peopl… 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#297 - Rape culture is a bit bigger and more nebulous than that, but … 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#291 - Feminists don't believe all men were naturally evil rapists, o… 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 +1
#284 - Thank you, thank you, thank you for saying what I keep having … 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#282 - Women have made great strides in gender equality, that's true.… 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#44 - The difference being that when talking about cloppers, weeaboo…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#79 - anonymous (06/06/2014) [-]
Having a society where women don't use sex as a weapon? I remember that copypasta a while back about this bitch who cheated on her boyfriend, got pregnant but didn't want to be seen as a slut? Yeah she went to her ex, begged that he take her to the abortion clinic. He said no "ruined our relation why should i blah"
"I'll Blow you" was the response. She did the nasty and at the end he went "nah actually you're still a massive bitch" but she went all psycho and started to yell that i'm going to say that you hit me and you raped me. ANY girl who uses rape as a weapon. Not raping someone but threaten to run to the authorities because she doesn't know what the true definitions of rape.
User avatar #45 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Well if it's anything, I can tell you thay most if not all people on here know the difference between real feminists and feminazis even when generalizing. Some even go as far to call real feminists equalists instead because of the tarnished name feminism has obtained because of the vocal feminazis
#43 - It is, although a lot of the discussion surrounding it leads p…  [+] (6 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 +1
User avatar #46 - Sethorein (06/06/2014) [-]
Ya... to be honest it should just be called the result of entitlement culture on sexual harassment. Everyone thinks they deserve the hottie. Be it male or female. Men traditionally assumed to more aggressive role in initiating a sexual encounter thus casting the rape culture spotlight on them, but let no one pretend that female predators can't sniff out a susceptible guy, drug, and rape him as well... Because we think that just because we want something we're entitled to it and we take it.
User avatar #54 - hoponthefeelstrain (06/06/2014) [-]
It's actually a lot more common for women to get men super drunk or drug them, then rob them instead of rape them. Not saying women can't rape men, but usually they rob them when the guy is vulnerable.
#55 - Sethorein (06/06/2014) [-]
User avatar #57 - hoponthefeelstrain (06/06/2014) [-]
I unno, it's just something I read and wanted to share. A lot of guys feel like a girl wouldn't drag them to a dark alley and rape them, but she will get you so shitfaced you don't notice her digging through you wallet and clearing out your bank account.
#70 - laraythius (06/06/2014) [-]
So basically....they ask you to be their boyfriend?
User avatar #472 - hoponthefeelstrain (06/07/2014) [-]
At least then they only gradually steal your money, and you get sex and stuff.
#41 - "Every time I hear about a near rape in the news" …  [+] (3 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 -17
#50 - preacherQ (06/06/2014) [-]
Bro, I think you might be getting your causation messed up. Person didn't get cynical about rape because of the time she met a victim, got cynical cause of the media. Saying that despite having seen firsthand the effects of real rape, she/he gets doubtful when she/he hears of it because dumb kids are using the word to apply to the most inane shit. Its a comment on the trivialization of the WORD rape. Used to mean a bitch got raped, now it could mean anything from getting yelled at to passing a scary dude on the street.
User avatar #316 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Again, you don't read about a near rape in the news, if it makes it there, there's something pretty damn serious going on. So I don't know why this would make anyone cynical about people reporting a rape.
Second, I fail to see how you can lay it on feminism's doorstep if stupid kids are misusing a word. If anything, that's what feminism is talking about - can we take this seriously, and not treat rape as a slang term or the butt of a joke.
tl;dr OP's logic is bad and he should feel bad.
#466 - preacherQ (06/06/2014) [-]
Bro, I think you've picked up the wrong point from this article. You're saying don't trivialize rape by misusing it or joking about it. OP's saying that its sad that the more extreme feminists are trivializing rape by using the word to apply to stuff that just ain't rape. You're both arguing for the same thing, quit being self-righteous. And sure, you don't often hear about "near-rape" on legitimate news, but you still hear about it every so often on the TV or internet. Besides, I've seen articles from the onion posted as legit news too many time to have your kind of faith in the media. What makes a person cynical about rape is having 2/3's of the time they hear someone accuse rape its just a crazy chick ranting about some imaginary slight. OP's not raggin on feminism, he's lamenting the misuse of a serious word.

lt;dr OP's logic is sound and twistedwoodthing needs to learn how to read.
#40 - Oh you sir! 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 0
#38 - "growing minority"? Also, the post isn't called &quo…  [+] (6 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 -5
User avatar #265 - Daeiros (06/06/2014) [-]
As wulphshadowtail said, the regular feminists seek equality, but honestly, where the hell is there still inequality in first world countries? The fight is basically won, women have the right to vote and work and own property and they DO get equal pay that nonsense you hear saying otherwise is comparing the average annual salary of men vs the average annual salary of women, it does not consider hours worked, and men average more work hours. The statistic has been intentionally misquoted to make it sound as if the male cashier is automatically paid more than the female cashier working the register next to him

So what equality exactly is left to fight for? What cause can women take to the streets and protest about under the banner of true feminism? Sure there are a handful of stereotypes that they may want to stamp out, but you can't really protest popular opinion, it's something you have to gradually prove wrong through your actions.

There aren't any real demons for real feminists to slay anymore, so more and more of those pretenders who call themselves feminists have simply invented their own. They aren't content with equality, they seek vengeance.
User avatar #282 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Women have made great strides in gender equality, that's true. And much of feminism is standing in solidarity with women in parts of the world where they don't have those rights. But there's still things left to do: the hurtful stereotypes about both men and women, the under representation of women in the media, college chants joking about rape, etc.
Primarily, we're at the hearts and minds stage, which is trickier in some ways because it is less obvious. That people are willing to focus on the few who twist the definition - whether misinformed women or men - rather than actually accept the movement shows just how far we have to go in that respect.
User avatar #42 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Think about it this way: when we talk about bronies or cosplayers/anime fans or neckbeards are we ever talking about the relatively normal, chill parts of the group thay people like or dont mind? No, we don't. We talk about the cloppers, the weeabo's, and the autistic neckbeards but we generalize because it's simpler and we all know which parts of those groups we're talking about.
User avatar #44 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
The difference being that when talking about cloppers, weeaboos, or neckbeards, we're making fun of people based on their choice in tv shows. We say some hurtful shit, but not about something that actually matters. Rape matters. Women's rights matter. Having a better society matters. And it pains me so much to see all of the hate an misinformation about it.
#79 - anonymous (06/06/2014) [-]
Having a society where women don't use sex as a weapon? I remember that copypasta a while back about this bitch who cheated on her boyfriend, got pregnant but didn't want to be seen as a slut? Yeah she went to her ex, begged that he take her to the abortion clinic. He said no "ruined our relation why should i blah"
"I'll Blow you" was the response. She did the nasty and at the end he went "nah actually you're still a massive bitch" but she went all psycho and started to yell that i'm going to say that you hit me and you raped me. ANY girl who uses rape as a weapon. Not raping someone but threaten to run to the authorities because she doesn't know what the true definitions of rape.
User avatar #45 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Well if it's anything, I can tell you thay most if not all people on here know the difference between real feminists and feminazis even when generalizing. Some even go as far to call real feminists equalists instead because of the tarnished name feminism has obtained because of the vocal feminazis
#36 - "Modern feminism" is not a single establishment, it'…  [+] (15 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 +2
#475 - anonymous (06/07/2014) [-]
Same anon, and sorry for the late reply. I really don't mean to be rude and I don't mean to belittle your views, I just honestly disagree. Obviously, different groups of people are going to face different challenges but the problem is that each one of these civil rights groups are pretty much saying "Our cause is more important at the moment." Which is bullshit. No one cause is more important than others, if you are fighting for equality it should be for everyone not just yourself. Civil Rights are universal, everyone deserves civil liberties or no one does. Don't relegate yourself to fighting for the rights of women, when you should be fighting for the rights of everyone.
#92 - snoopdoge (06/06/2014) [-]
poverty advocates?
User avatar #301 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Advocacy groups that fight poverty, I should say. I mean people fighting to end wage disparities, homelessness, extreme hunger in the third world, etc.
#90 - vociferousbeast (06/06/2014) [-]
I like this kid. Well said.
#83 - anonymous (06/06/2014) [-]
First of all thumbed you up even though I disagree with you because you have the guts to post something defending feminism on this site hates on it 24/7. Feminism just becomes ridiculous so fast because of the people that associate with it that claim rape after someone brushes them or feminists that believe that men can should be blamed for anything that's wrong rather than working for equality. I really don't know if these people are just extreme feminists that give feminism a bad name or a considerable amount of people that associate with feminism. But I know from some people I know that identify as feminists that tons of the legitimate issues that affect women, such as harsh discrimination through the world, equal pay opportunity, and equal representation in positions of power are overlooked.
User avatar #306 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Few people would say that the Westborough Baptist church is a reasonable example of Christianity, and yet people are willing to assume the worst about feminism based on the insane fringes. Feminists don't like false or overblown rape accusations either, since people use them as an excuse to ignore the cause.
#84 - anonymous (06/06/2014) [-]
But that's what you get for associating with extreme feminists cry rape constantly and accomplish nothing but man hating. Also why call feminism "feminism" in the first place? If the goal is to achieve equal rights for men and women why does it matter if you associate with different people? Gay rights advocates, and poverty advocates seem to have a connotation of helping people and feminism seems to have a connotation of extreme man hating and crying rape over awkward stares ( at least from my experience with seeing the words used in various places). But I really hate how this website bashes feminism and women in general constantly and props to you for posting your opinions here.

TLDR Why call does it matter what you call the movement if the goal is the same?
User avatar #312 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
It's called feminism because it's the result of a historical movement that was about bringing women up to the same level of rights that men had. It's a facet of the fight for everyone's equality, same as the gay rights movement, anti-racism movements, etc. The "associating with man-haters" is something I've seen frequently mentioned on this site, but that feminists take great pains not to do. Feminism is simply not about hating or dominating men. End of story. Anyone who says otherwise, male or female, is projecting their own misinformed views onto it.
#63 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
Do you know the reason why there aren't as many equality advocates for homosexuals, poverty and let's not forget PoCs? Because it is immoral to treat those people like shit... or did you miss the seminar on morality?

Do you know why there are so many egalitarians/equalists for feminism? Because the majority of women who are fighting for equal rights don't want to be associated with a group of misandrists and some men who actually have dignity don't want to be brainwashed into being slaves to some modern cult that has overstayed its welcome.

Modern feminism is a joke and it trivializes the circumstances of actual rape as well as it being demeaning in itself to women. I'm a woman myself and if I ever found myself joining the feminist movement it wouldn't be for first world countries, If I were you I'd be a lot more concerned about the little girls in africa having their genitals scathed in preparation for child marriage.

User avatar #314 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
I keep hearing about feminists hating men, but you know what? It's not from feminists. They take great pains to show how the movement is not about hating men. I only hear about it from people on sites like this. Not because of anything feminists have actually done, but because that's what they assume the definition of feminism is. It's not. Feminism is just an aspect of the equality you mentioned, and intersectional feminism tries to bridge the gap with other social movements, ones against poverty, racism, homo/transphobia, etc.
Also, I missed where being concerned about the culture in my own country means I can't also care about women's rights abroad.
#332 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
"It's not from feminists" If you're going to start with the whole 'not all feminists' and 'those aren't true feminists' bullshit then I'm afraid you're barking up the wrong tree, I've seen this argument so many times.

The REALITY is that the majority of first world feminism is represented by radical feminists. Radical feminism recognizes the belief that male supremacy and the patriarchy are to blame for the female oppression and that is literally all I see from feminists. How can you blame anyone for what a movement has imposed upon itself, the definition of modern feminism in FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES had you listened to me the first time should probably be changed to something more suitable. e.g Comminatory Misandry Disorder because that is exactly what it is.

You can battle rape against women, but other than rape and domestic abuse (which domestic abuse statistics from a study in harvard has shown that domestic abuse is equal between males and females so don't give me no shit on that) women in the first world countries are NOT OPPRESSED shocking, right?

A man calling you a bitch is not oppression, neither are women's magazines that show super skinny super models. In fact women in first world countries have even more rights than men, a right to fair trial when they've carried out rape, a right to name their rapist and shame them, a right to education and government benefits as well as more women's shelters and a right to child custody instantly for the most part just because they are the mother of the child/children. Do you know something? In the UK alone it is illegal for a man to persecute a woman without it being known as 'domestic abuse' I should know, I had a cousin who made allegations against her father for that very reason. And you know what? You are not legally required to go to go to war, so you better be grateful.
#389 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
"you better be grateful", you mean "we", right? Aren't you also a woman?
The reason you keep seeing people say "this isn't feminism" is people keep mischaracterizing it. That's not what feminism is about. It just isn't.
Also, a lot of the things you mention here are in fact common goals between feminists and others. For instance, when vulnerability isn't seen as a female trait, and something shameful, men will have an easier time coming forward with stories of abuse and mental illness. When caring for children isn't seen as feminine, custody law will become more equitable.
No, the western world isn't like The Handmaiden's Tale. But in terms of representation in the media and leading positions? In terms of fighting stereotypes? There's more to do.
Both genders have shit that they're facing, and we can face it together.
I've recommended this article to a few people now: it gives a good explanation of how fighting sexual stereotypes and rape culture fights both men and women.
goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-danger-in-demonizing-male-sexuality/
And please stop trying to tell me I hate men.
#412 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
If you can find a sentence in there where I accused you of hating men, please present it rather than implying that I did. I don't remember outright stating: "Wow, oh boy. You must hate men!" there's no need to twist words to your liking, dear.
#437 - oscillerator (06/06/2014) [-]
See this is why I dislike you modern feminists, y'all always find a way to victimize yourself and make all the other points appear irrelevant.

I know that I made a sweeping generalization about modern feminism, but I'm not going to apologize for telling the truth. Instead of fighting the anti-modern feminists why don't you fight the radical feminists and tell them that their behaviour is wrong? Oh, I'm sorry I just remembered that the majority of modern feminists ARE radical feminists. Hm...
User avatar #417 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
If I am a feminist, and feminists hate men, it must follow.
There's no need to be condescending.
#31 - While I agree people shouldn't toss around the word rape light… 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 +10
#30 - Actually, a lot of post-modern ('second wave', so to speak) fe…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 +1
User avatar #64 - forbesydemon (06/06/2014) [-]
There was that feminist who got famous for starring in a degrading, abusive style of porn video. All the fedora faggots went crazy saying "lel feminism they all just want to be submissive in the end" which is a shame as this woman's sexual preferences has nothing to do with her social views and she was used as the poster girl for "all feminists are dumb and closet sluts/have submissive fantasies". Any human being is free to choose their own sexuality and submissiveness and still fight for those who are forced into such things.
#29 - Jesus H Christ: 1. Feminists are trying to subjugate men: …  [+] (23 new replies) 06/06/2014 on Effect of Feminism 92 -10
#365 - teranin (06/06/2014) [-]
Let me see if I can tackle this.

1: True, people having rights does not mean another group of people loses rights. Now, what happens when the right you give to one group provides them with a decisive advantage over the other group in some area, for example, in family court, gender biased rape laws, Title IX operating on preponderance of evidence, domestic violence laws that require men be arrested even if they are the victim in a society where 40% of the victims of domestic violence are men, and I could go on. When you grant too many rights and privileges to one group exclusively, inequity does follow, even if you didn't actively TAKE something from another group.
2: Females raping males make up over 40% of total dictionary-defined rapes in the united states based on a CDC study from 2010. feminists were allowed to change the definition of rape in 2012, failed to change it to allow male rape victims to charge their female assailants with rape, and marginalized all male victims. This does not show an overall predelection to males being anything other than the perpetrators of rape. The presentation is that men cannot be victims of women, ever, they can only be victims of "patriarchy backfiring" which does not fit with reality and does not promote any sort of equality.
3: The Nazis utilized arguments fielding the "us" and the "other", originated by Karl Marx. They also promoted socialist programs (being national socialists) where they wanted to use government power to enforce any mandate they wanted, restricting the protections of the groups they designated as "other" while propagandizing against them and establishing strong protections for the "us". This is mirrored quite clearly in feminist propaganda, as the other is "men" who are the source of all violence and oppression, the us is "women" who are the good victims in need of protection, and the common tactic is propaganda+government intervention to establish extra protections for women beyond those which men are afforded, causing an inequality through their own drive for equality. This is the basis for legislation like VAWA.

Look, I get that you don't like that association, and you probably think you haven't been trying for inequality with men, and heck you're probably right, but that doesn't mean the movement you're choosing to associate yourself with is keeping in line with your individual actions. Feminism refuses to respect the individual, instead making specious statements and reducing gender to class, but I can tell that as an individual you at least want a humanist equality, one where people are treated equally by society and the law regardless of gender or race... right?
User avatar #416 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
1. Many of the laws you mention are not something many feminists support - because they divide childcare along gender lines. And considering the preponderance of men in courts and governments, do you really think this is because of feminists, or because of the outdated stereotypes about gender roles that we're trying to fight?
2. I'm trying to find the statistic you cited from the 2010 report and can't. The US government did change the definition of rape in 2012 to include men, and it doesn't prevent them from accusing a female attacker. I don't know where you got your info but it's simply wrong.
3. Men can be feminists, and women encourage male allies, so I really don't see how the Nazi comparison follows. Feminists believe there are aspects of society that are biased towards men and are trying to change that - they don't hate individual men, or even men in general. Frankly, I see a lot more rage directed at feminists than I do at the society that causes problems for men, too.
We don't want protection. We just want someone's chance in life not to be affected by their gender because of societal bullshit.
So yes, I am for equality of all people, based on race, class, sexuality, or gender. Therefore, I'm also a feminist.
User avatar #428 - teranin (06/06/2014) [-]
Also, do remember that this is the dictionary definition of rape, from which the legal definition deviates severely. If we're talking about adherence to dictionary definitions being important.

the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3.
statutory rape.
4.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

As you can see, forced sexual intercourse could mean forced from either end. This is not represented by the law.
User avatar #426 - teranin (06/06/2014) [-]
I meant women can use a broom handle to rape a man, sorry.
User avatar #425 - teranin (06/06/2014) [-]
1. Negative, childcare laws are pushed by feminism to improve the situation for women, and domestic violence accusations are promoted by feminist women's shelters to manipulate the courts to their advantage
2: Here is the CDC report www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-datasheet-a.pdf The new definition of rape reads as follows "The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Only the penetrator can be the rapist, so yes while men can use a broom handle to rape a man, all forced to penetrate men remain unable to get justice.
3: People can be convinced of things, and male feminists are treated like dogs. You need only go to a gender studies class and see how they treat any males there to prove that claim to be absolute crap.

No, you are a humanist. Feminism does not support equality regardless of it's definition due to it's actions not being in line with said definition.
User avatar #436 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
I fail to see anywhere on that data sheet that supports your figure of 40% of rape being of men by women. Also, looking at the US laws about sexual assault, it includes provisions about sexual contact, and I believe that would reasonably include being forced to penetrate.
"go to any gender studies class and see how they treat men". I'm sorry, what's your justification here? Who's treating them like dogs, feminists who listen to them or people like you who see them as brainwashed?
Don't tell me what I am.
#455 - teranin (06/06/2014) [-]
Here's the cutout from the study. Sexual assault laws regarding forced to penetrate are a misdemeanor sexual assault. Rape is rape, not a damn misdemeanor

I'm talking about the way the females in gender studies class treat males in those classes. I'm talking about male feminist behavior, where they act like abuse victims, self-flaggelating and apologizing for all men to separate themselves from their own maleness.

I'm telling you the truth, obviously you decide your own label but if you're going to label yourself "feminist" you need to accept the truth of what that is. If you claim your beliefs are not in line with the actions of the movement to which you associate, then why keep the name, when there is an untarnished one you can easily use. Your call, of course, but I don't call people who are legitimately for equal treatment "feminists" since a person who is legitimately for equal treatment will not want preferential treatment for women in any way.
User avatar #87 - technoshaman (06/06/2014) [-]
I'm not a feminist but I have to say, too many people on FJ have an irrational and shortsighted view of feminism. A lot of it is bandwagon hate from people who don't know anything about it outside what they've seen posted on comedy sites. I have my own criticisms of feminism, which is why I'm not one, but just know that there is a decent number of people here not looking at the whole issue as a zero-sum rights game or some kind of anti-men conspiracy.
You won't find many green thumbs here, but have this one at least.
User avatar #80 - chuckbillrow (06/06/2014) [-]
feminism was a very good thing historically but in this day and age the war has been won (in the first world) and all that really remains are double standards, wage differences, and our unhealthy rape culture

the problem is radicals are very successfully making every thing worse

they have completely tarnished the name of the the movement the term femanazi was made to distinguish between reasonable women who want equality and the radicals we see on the news screaming about how evil men are but at the end of the day the loudest people are the ones the public hears so the term feminism started being associated with the radicals

on the subject of rape because that is what the content is about the current femanazi tarnished movement has only made rape culture worse
a person's reaction to a girl saying she was raped should be "OH MY GOD ARE YOU OKAY?"
#93 - munchlord (06/06/2014) [-]
Could you enlighten me to what you mean by rape culture if it is not the radicals' excuse to cry rape whenever a man does something she disagrees with?
User avatar #97 - chuckbillrow (06/06/2014) [-]
as i understand it, which could be completely wrong, rape culture is how society reacts to rape
ideally it everyone would be supportive of the victem as she tries to move on but as it stands to day people tend to think and ask what was she wearing? was she drinking? excreta which is blaming the victem
User avatar #82 - chuckbillrow (06/06/2014) [-]
sorry did not mean to respond yet so continued
what it was before modem feminism was more along the lines of "what were you wearing? were you drinking?" excreta the victim was often blamed

currently not only are the same victim blaming thoughts there but now there is much doubt whether or not it really was rape because the word has been so watered down by the extremest

honestly feminism needs to take serious measures to distance its self from the extremists or re-brand entirely if its want to make any progress towards eliminating the reaming bits of inequality because the extremists that make up its current image are not helping
User avatar #297 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Rape culture is a bit bigger and more nebulous than that, but you've got a good starting explanation there, thanks for it.
Feminists stress time and time again that they're against false rape accusations, and that they don't hate or want to dominate men. But as long as people can find or fabricate things to make it look like they do, they continue to say that's what feminism is about. Honestly, Christians have an easier time getting people to listen when they say they aren't like the Westborough Baptist Church.
#72 - zekeon (06/06/2014) [-]
3."All men are evil."
"All Jews are evil."

"All men can't help but think about raping you."
"All Jews can't help but think about stealing from you."

Sounds pretty similar to me.
User avatar #291 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Feminists don't believe all men were naturally evil rapists, or they wouldn't bother trying to stop it. The feminist literature I've read takes great pains to show it's not anti-men. It's folks on sites like this who say they are, because it means they can dismiss them.
Furthermore, the idea that all men are sexually rapacious has its roots in the same outdated gender stereotypes that say all women are innocent flowers who don't want sex. It's bullshit on both fronts, the kind of bullshit feminism seeks to dispel.
I'd highly recommend this article - it talks about how society naturally demonizes male sexuality, and how fighting rape culture is good for both women and men.
goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-danger-in-demonizing-male-sexuality/
User avatar #34 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Almost all the time we are not refering to traditional feminism which supports equal rights, but we're talking about the growing minority of feminists that hate men or view feminism as a way to make them superior to men by essentially enslaving. For an example of one of the more extremist sides of this minority, google national castration day.
User avatar #38 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
"growing minority"? Also, the post isn't called "the effects of a small group of radical feminists". People post stuff like this about feminism day after day, complain on and on about feminists, and then when they're challenged say "oh, we know a lot of feminists aren't like this but we're just talking about the feminazis." If they're even charitable enough to make that distinction
To see FJ, you'd think all feminists were monsters who live under the bed and emerge at night to scream rape and bite people's dongs off.
User avatar #265 - Daeiros (06/06/2014) [-]
As wulphshadowtail said, the regular feminists seek equality, but honestly, where the hell is there still inequality in first world countries? The fight is basically won, women have the right to vote and work and own property and they DO get equal pay that nonsense you hear saying otherwise is comparing the average annual salary of men vs the average annual salary of women, it does not consider hours worked, and men average more work hours. The statistic has been intentionally misquoted to make it sound as if the male cashier is automatically paid more than the female cashier working the register next to him

So what equality exactly is left to fight for? What cause can women take to the streets and protest about under the banner of true feminism? Sure there are a handful of stereotypes that they may want to stamp out, but you can't really protest popular opinion, it's something you have to gradually prove wrong through your actions.

There aren't any real demons for real feminists to slay anymore, so more and more of those pretenders who call themselves feminists have simply invented their own. They aren't content with equality, they seek vengeance.
User avatar #282 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
Women have made great strides in gender equality, that's true. And much of feminism is standing in solidarity with women in parts of the world where they don't have those rights. But there's still things left to do: the hurtful stereotypes about both men and women, the under representation of women in the media, college chants joking about rape, etc.
Primarily, we're at the hearts and minds stage, which is trickier in some ways because it is less obvious. That people are willing to focus on the few who twist the definition - whether misinformed women or men - rather than actually accept the movement shows just how far we have to go in that respect.
User avatar #42 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Think about it this way: when we talk about bronies or cosplayers/anime fans or neckbeards are we ever talking about the relatively normal, chill parts of the group thay people like or dont mind? No, we don't. We talk about the cloppers, the weeabo's, and the autistic neckbeards but we generalize because it's simpler and we all know which parts of those groups we're talking about.
User avatar #44 - twistedwoodthing (06/06/2014) [-]
The difference being that when talking about cloppers, weeaboos, or neckbeards, we're making fun of people based on their choice in tv shows. We say some hurtful shit, but not about something that actually matters. Rape matters. Women's rights matter. Having a better society matters. And it pains me so much to see all of the hate an misinformation about it.
#79 - anonymous (06/06/2014) [-]
Having a society where women don't use sex as a weapon? I remember that copypasta a while back about this bitch who cheated on her boyfriend, got pregnant but didn't want to be seen as a slut? Yeah she went to her ex, begged that he take her to the abortion clinic. He said no "ruined our relation why should i blah"
"I'll Blow you" was the response. She did the nasty and at the end he went "nah actually you're still a massive bitch" but she went all psycho and started to yell that i'm going to say that you hit me and you raped me. ANY girl who uses rape as a weapon. Not raping someone but threaten to run to the authorities because she doesn't know what the true definitions of rape.
User avatar #45 - wulphshadowtail (06/06/2014) [-]
Well if it's anything, I can tell you thay most if not all people on here know the difference between real feminists and feminazis even when generalizing. Some even go as far to call real feminists equalists instead because of the tarnished name feminism has obtained because of the vocal feminazis
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User avatar #55 - evebishop (02/18/2014) [-]
Just wanted to say hello, always nice to see an intelligent and sane user here
User avatar #50 - majormayor (02/06/2014) [-]
... Feminist?
User avatar #51 to #50 - twistedwoodthing (02/07/2014) [-]
I'm not an academic on the subject, but enough that it unnerves me how much the term gets bashed on the site. It's like they've come up with a terrifying construct and are scared they'll find it under their beds, like how people used to feel about communists.
User avatar #52 to #51 - majormayor (02/07/2014) [-]
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#48 - thebestpieever (01/22/2014) [-]
I found this in my folder. I don't even know why I would save it but since you use her as your avatar I thought you would find it neat.
User avatar #49 to #48 - twistedwoodthing (01/31/2014) [-]
Haha, nice "Jinkies!" face. I actually went as Velma for halloween/ to our local nerd convention, and when I was researching her outfit I made the discovery that there is no safe search strong enough to keep you from discovering Velma and Daphne bondage.
User avatar #53 to #49 - thebestpieever (02/08/2014) [-]
Bondage... that's extremely specific for internet porn. You'd expect to be like, a billion vanilla pics wouldn't you? One thing is sure: you'd expect tons of porn. That's the internet.
User avatar #54 to #53 - twistedwoodthing (02/11/2014) [-]
I don't know *why* it picked up on that - I wouldn't think google was tailoring it to show me those results as it's not really my thing.
I was actually reading recently an article in Forbes that said there's actually a lot less of the internet that's porn than everyone thinks, maybe only about 4%. But I didn't get a chance to finish reading it so I didn't get their evidence.
User avatar #46 - baesdgod (01/17/2014) [-]
what's your problem with tittentei? he's cool
User avatar #47 to #46 - twistedwoodthing (01/17/2014) [-]
I don't have a problem with tittentei, however I don't think we've been introduced? I only add friends on the site if I can remember having a good conversation or really like their content.
User avatar #45 - tittentei (01/02/2014) [-]
please accept my friend request
User avatar #43 - thebestpieever (12/23/2013) [-]
What's up?
We haven't talked all that much, but I wish you a merry christmas and a new solar cycle filled with positive emotions.
User avatar #44 to #43 - twistedwoodthing (12/28/2013) [-]
Haha, "a new solar cycle filled with positive emotions" has to be my favourite season's greeting this year. Bit late to be wishing you a merry Christmas, but I hope you had a good one (you mentioned you'd moved not so long ago, so I hope you still got a chance to talk with family and friends.)
Have a good new solar cycle too!
User avatar #35 - twistedwoodthing (12/05/2013) [-]
thebestpieever
Ran out of room to reply:
Anyway, I currently live in what was my family home with my siblings and two other renters (my parents moved, we live in the house and pay rent). As for the travelling, I did a 6 month study abroad program in France a couple years back, and had the option to travel around a bit. I lived in Dijon, in Burgundy, which isn't quite as sketchy as the south.
As for Fargo, I can't recommend it enough. It's hilarious, and at times really intense. I like my humour pretty dark so it works for me.
User avatar #36 to #35 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
That's pretty sweet. When I lived in the UK being of age I used every opportunity to travel around. Especially Italy, I love Italy. I still do that, to a certain extent. In fact I recently moved to Washington DC.
User avatar #37 to #36 - twistedwoodthing (12/05/2013) [-]
Oh cool, spent about two weeks in Northern Italy. Rome, Florence, Sienna, Venice. I went on a bus tour that was primarily comprised of retired aussies and kiwis, they were a lark.
What are you doing in Washington DC? I suppose the standard assumption is something to do with government.
User avatar #38 to #37 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
No, my contract my then-current employer ended with and at the same time I had friction with the girl I was living with in Missouri. So, since I've been travelling all around since I was 15, I just packed my things in a container, got up on my bike and decided on a spot on the map. I'm looking for a job, but I have enough saved to live for about 10 months.
User avatar #7 - masterboll (11/26/2013) [-]
will you post tits?
#9 to #7 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
Well **** , you asked so charmingly. Your charisma modifier must be +4 or something.
#22 to #9 - masterboll (11/26/2013) [-]
eyy bby gurl, show us ur titz?

better?
User avatar #23 to #22 - twistedwoodthing (12/04/2013) [-]
Not asking me at all would be better.
#24 to #23 - masterboll (12/04/2013) [-]
you randomly go around showing your tits to people without them having to ask?
User avatar #25 to #24 - twistedwoodthing (12/04/2013) [-]
What can I say, my boobs are like the truth.
#26 to #25 - masterboll (12/04/2013) [-]
i want to understand the deeper meaning of life

show me the truth
User avatar #39 to #26 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
Dude, you are so smooth. Can I show you my tits?
#40 to #39 - masterboll (12/05/2013) [-]
the moment's gone
the moment's gone
User avatar #41 to #40 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
**** , you are such a catch.
User avatar #27 to #26 - twistedwoodthing (12/04/2013) [-]
You can't handle the truth.
#28 to #27 - masterboll (12/04/2013) [-]
okay, that one was pretty good

ill leave you alone now, youve earned it
User avatar #30 to #28 - twistedwoodthing (12/04/2013) [-]
Haha, I appreciate it. And I do pray the gods bestow lovely breasts unto you! Not mine tho. Sorry!
#1 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
Oh my, I get to steal your comment virginity. Here, have a dandy cat.
#2 to #1 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
Oh God the cuteness! I've actually been on the site a while, but this is a new account for me.
Oh God the cuteness! I've actually been on the site a while, but this is a new account for me.
User avatar #3 to #2 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
Were you a lurker or did you have another account?
User avatar #4 to #3 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
My other account is Stallwallwriter, I just started this one to comment on a user's post after he blocked me (he made some ghastly pseudo-science post about how transsexuality and homosexuality were mental illnesses). I was originally just trying to level this one up enough to post pictures but I just kept using it.
User avatar #5 to #4 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
... I can't believe there's people that still go around spreading stuff like that.
Anyways, pleased to meet you... Twisted? That sounds like an awful thing to call someone! What may I call you?
User avatar #6 to #5 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
It's a reference to a character from the Gormenghast books (if you don't know them, it's just about the strangest fantasy series I've ever read. Only the first, and maybe second, books are worth reading because the author was partially insane by the time he wrote the third). You can just call me Thing, or Chloe if you prefer.
Why did you decide to go by Thebestpieever? And shall I call you pie?
User avatar #8 to #6 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
I like Chloe; Chloe's pretty.
Well, I used to listen to watch this show where the usernames would sent in silly things that happened whilst they played videogames and the hosts would often comment on the usernames of the senders. So, I thought this would spark some nice comment.
As for what you call me, yeah Pie's fine, you can also call me Walker.
I also think I'm gonna read those books as soon as I'm finished with the one I'm reading now.
User avatar #10 to #8 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
The writing is amazing, but it's not easy going. Mervyn Peake was also an illustrator, so he describes a lot of scenes very meticulously. It's great for visualizing the enormous, gothic castle where it all takes place, and the characters he describes are by turns complex and over the top. Sometimes all the description is overwhelming and you'd give anything for a bit of simple dialogue. But I've yet to read a series that felt so much like there was an actual world behind it.

What are you reading right now? I'm always on the lookout for recommendations.
User avatar #11 to #10 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
I've been reading a book called "Jam" by Ben Croshaw. It's... It's alright. I'm about 60 pages in and so far there's been some really obvious problems narration-wise to the point where I often have to go back a few pages because I've found myself completely lost about that the characters are currently doing. The stream of conciousness narration is very well done, when it's there, but it has a very inconsistent style of narration and tone. It is a very good comedy when it tries to be one, but the more serious stuff feels haphazard and more like an attempt by the author to be validated rather than any serious story he wanted to tell.
User avatar #12 to #11 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
Oh cool, Yahtzee's book! (or one of them anyway, I think he has two now) Yeah, I'm sorry to hear it has issues, although I'd like to read it. I love his game reviews, I was wondering how the sense of humour would translate to a full length novel.
User avatar #13 to #12 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
You know Yahtzee, that's co cool. I never read Mogworld, but from what I hear most people liked it better than Jam.. The humour is there, and really well done, though.
So I take it you play videogames?
User avatar #15 to #13 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
If I manage to save up for a new laptop any time in the next year, though, I'd like to play Amnesia, I love horror. I'd like to try to get a copy of bioshock, too, since everyone raves about it and my brother might let me borrow his 360 after exam period. Do you have any recommendations?
User avatar #17 to #15 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
So you like games, reviews of games, reading and silly pictures in funnyjunk. What else do you like?
User avatar #18 to #17 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
Science Fiction and Horror, (both reading it, writing it, and watching movies), the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, webcomics and baking. I've only recently taken up playing MTG and Dungeons & Dragons, but I love them, and music-wise, I've got a very mongrel taste but lately I've been listening to increasing amounts of metal.
And what about you sir? Likes? Dislikes? Pet Peeves? Quirks?
User avatar #19 to #18 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
Horror an fantasy, also reading, writing and watching it. Game Of Thrones, The Graham Norton Show, Friends (The only shows I watch that haven't created a super invasive fandom that has alienated the rest of the internet) Music: Everything, really, but I'm mainly a fan of Rock'n'roll. Also a big fan of metal, though, Black Sabbath is my second favourite band. I'm also big on motorcycles: riding, fixing, looking, buying, all of it.
As for pet peeves and quirks: I can't think of any pet peeve that's big enough to mention, and I have waaay too many little quirks.
Sir, I like that; you are a very refined woman, milady.
User avatar #20 to #19 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
I noticed some Dr Who on your profile (I was creeping - best way to find good stuff on Funny Junk is to browse your friends' uploads/favourites.) I likes me some doctor but I'm way behind, and I'm not sure I could ever warm up to Matt Smith. Tennant's my favourite, in part because I so respect him as an actor (goddamn brilliant hamlet), and in part because I have a fangirlish crush. Don't judge me.
Speaking of, I got some serious feels from some of the stuff in your faves, esp. "Love" and "Ancient Wisdom." that's good taste right there.
Black Sabbath is actually playing in my city next year, but I haven't heard enough of them to know if I should try to get tickets. Do you have any album suggestions?
Also, you mentioned moving to the states, and given the references to Dr. Who and Treacle, I'm guessing from somewhere in the UK? Basically, what accent should I be reading your comments in, haha?
User avatar #21 to #20 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
When it comes to Black Sabbath it comes like this:
The first two: Black Sabbath and Paranoid are masterpieces; superb albums, don't think I've hear anything like them. The third, Master of Reality is great but nothing close. Vol. 4 is good. The Fifth, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is also great. Sixth, Sabotage is also good. The seventh, Technical ecstasy is very good but it sounds nothing like what comes before or after. The eight just blows. The Ninth, Heaven and Hell is also a masterpiece but it is heaver than anything they've done. And the tenth is also great, Master of Reality level. After that, they have some good stuff, some bad stuff but nothing as noteworthy (I would suggest "Cross Purposes" "13" and "Headless Cross).

When it comes to the accent... that's weird. I was born in Spain, but I lived in the UK till I was six. Then we moved to Spain for the briefest time (like 4 months) but I was in the hospital so it might as well have been the UK. Then we moved to Mexico. Then I went back to the UK and now America. So... yeah, my accent is as if a Spaniard tried and half succeeded to speak in a midlands accent. It's a shame that the whole ordeal messed up my English accent 'cause I don't even speak Spanish all that well.

With you I guess I can imagine (Being oot and aboot with some loonies in your pocket, eh) what kind of accent you have.

On the theme of Doctor Who, I like Smiths performance but I think that most of the stories he's been in have been rubbish save for about 10 throughout his whole run.
User avatar #31 to #21 - twistedwoodthing (12/05/2013) [-]
Well in that case I'll probably start with the first two, and Heaven and Hell (I tend to like it pretty heavy, so that sounds like my direction.)
As to accent, I never used to think I had one until I became friends with some Americans on an exchange. We sounded just the same until it came to words like "out and about", whereupon they'd giggle at how I said it. The way they said it, to me, sounded like flapping your mouth open to catch flies. I actually visited a bit of England once, only a little under a week in London (and only a weekend in Spain) but I'd love to go back someday. Ever been North of the US border?
User avatar #32 to #31 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
I'm a big fan of the way they speak in the Americas overall. From the southern states to Canada, it all sounds really cool to me. Also... I apologise in the name of the British Nation for anything you may have seen in London if you went anywhere near the east side of town.

I've been to Canada three times. My parents used to own a little house near Whitehorse, so we'd sometimes go there in the winter to ski and stuff. And just once I went over the border while I was faffing about in NYC after a work trip. I liked it, it really is my type of place. Sunny and warm locales just aren't my style.
User avatar #33 to #32 - twistedwoodthing (12/05/2013) [-]
I don't know how people can live in tropical places, the lack of seasonal change would send me haywire. I think it's a deep-rooted, physiological thing. And aside from the confusing metro system London was quite pleasant, I saw worse things in France daily.
I haven't yet been to Whitehorse and that end of the country (I'm from the east coast), but I'm trying to save to go there this summer.
As to accents, there are a lot of good ones. I'd have to say my favourite out of anywhere is a slight Indian or Irish accent, although for North America there's some newfie accents that are surprisingly musical. Have you ever seen the movie Fargo? The accents in it are exaggerated but hilarious.
User avatar #34 to #33 - thebestpieever (12/05/2013) [-]
Yeah, France is... really rough. Not exactly nice.
I had assumed you lived with your family, and, by extension you'd go on holiday with them. But apparently I was wrong; do you live on your own?
Also, no, I really want to watch it but it's on that infinite queue of "Damn it I was born in the 90's so there are 70 years of good movies to catch up on".
User avatar #16 to #15 - thebestpieever (11/26/2013) [-]
Yeah, I feel you. I used to be a spoilt rich kid and a super hardcore gamer and then some stuff happened and I had to get a job and I have the time to play like a game a month, if that. I still watch all the reviews and stuff.

For PC I would recommend my favourite game: Fallout 3, the sequel New Vegas. Alan Wake, it's not perfect but it is unlike anything I've seen. Bioshock, definitely, Infitine is goot but not as much as one and you should avoid 2. If you like tactical games I would recommend Xcom. If you like Fable I would suggest Skyrim since it takes the freedom aspect to the extreme and in the opposite side I would suggest Mass Effect since it takes the narrative and customisation also to the extreme.
User avatar #14 to #13 - twistedwoodthing (11/26/2013) [-]
Sigh, sad confession bear time: I spend a lot of time on the internet, on sites like this, reading comics, watching reviews etc that have to do with video games, but my brother is the real gamer in my house. I don't think I've played anything seriously since Fable 2, and haven't been better at him at a game since Starfox 64. I'd play computer games, but my laptop wouldn't be able to handle it. So, essentially, I'm immersed in gaming culture, love talking and hearing about it, but can't play.
I am the filthiest of casuals.
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