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#16    Walken

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:58 AM

Body Post 3

First I intent to summarise the last main body post, before responding to my opponent.

Summary so far

*Woman never didn't have the vote in the United Kingdom, where suffaragettes were most active and they gained their first and only martyr. They simply received the right to vote 9 years older than men.

*Men received this right at a younger age as a reward for their sacrafice at war.

Notes: Now I'm not saying that was right or fair. Men and woman should both have been given the vote at the same time. But men and woman should both have been conscripted to war, and men and woman should both have been given workers rights.

*Woman received the same right on the same day, but only those over 30.

*Ten years later, after one martyr, woman were giving the voting right 9 years earlier in their life times. The voting right was no completly equal.

*10,000,000 men; fathers, sons, brothers, lost their lives. They were slaughtered and abused by the thousand. 21,000,000 wounded and 7,000,000 prisoners or missing. Their reward; the vote.

*One feminist became a martyr as she lost her life by accident, after planning to tag a banner to the leg of the kings horse. Her reward: the vote.

Forgive me if I fail to see how that was fair.  rolleyes.gif

But don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying woman shouldn't have got the vote, or even that men should have more voting rights than woman. I just find it disgusting that feminism helped to commit genocide in order the obtain this vote. And while woman were working in the factories in mens absence, they told the authoritys of how they could do a job just as well as men, if not better...

...And no one wondered why then they couldn't go to war?  mellow.gif

And its worth baring in mind that ten years after that, from 1939-1945 British men were conscripted to fight in the Second World War, and women Ė who had equal voting power Ė had no such obligation to be sent abroad to be possibly slaughtered for their country.

So much for female oppression

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Walken, now you have gone to far. To say that women were Never oppressed, to go so far as to say that there was but one sacrifice, to say that women were the cause of every single casualty, injury, and missing person in the 'great war ', is to go where I never thought you would.


Woman are still oppressed. They are stoned to death in the middle east for disobeying their husband. But does feminism lend a head? No. It would rather stay here where it can point the finger and yell sexual harrasment.

I never ever said there was one sacrafice. I appreciate all of the hard work and years of pain it took for those woman to get equal voting age to men. But there was one martyr. And it was her death that led to the female vote being reorganised to the same age as mens. One Martyr died and woman received the vote. 38,000,000 men were either dead, wounded, missing or prisoners so men could...  rolleyes.gif

Further more, I have always said throughout this debate that they helped to cause genocide in the great war. Never have I said they were fully responsable for evrey life.

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Insulting the very base of feminism. Maybe you should read the name of the debate. 'Has feminism gone too far?'. It's not 'Feminism: Should it ever had existed?'


The very base of feminism is built on a myth of 2000 years of oppression, when in fact, as I have already proved, woman rights were considored first, second and third. Perhaps feminism shouldn't have exsisted. Perhaps it should've.

So how is that relavent? Well, it proves that woman have never been the oppressed gender, and their rights were actually considored first. So is there a need for feminism now, when there wasn't in the first place?  mellow.gif

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Wow. In this post, you have said, basically, that women were NEVER thought of as lesser, that feminists never wanted equality, but in fact superiority, and that men, in fact, are the suppressed ones.


No, in that post I said exactly what you quoted, that feminism was not about equal rights, but female empowerment. Men have never been suppressed, nor did I ever say that. But I ask again, whose rights were considored first?

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There's also the fact that I can dispute your theory that women were never excluded from voting. While your argument is based on inferences, mine is based on fact.
The ammendments of the constitution which go over voting (except the one which
gives women the right to vote) say that men are given the rights to vote.


I was reffering to the United Kingdom. Rest assured, I could've used feminism in any country as an example. In Australlia for instance, woman had the vote before the 1900's.

And I think you'll find that USA woman were being given the vote as early as 1869 in differnt states and terrortories(with Wyoming first).

Therefore, no, you haven't debunked my theory on The vote. Because it isn't a theory. What I posted was historic fact. In the UK there was no mention of woman ever not being able to vote, EVER. The requirements had nothing to do with gender. When the vote was installed for common man, it was installed for common woman, but 9 years older. May I remind you that 9 years is two general elections...

...Therefore 38,000,000 men would die, get wounded, or be taken prisoner, or even go missing, so they could vote in 2 general elections before woman.  hmm.gif

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Oh, right. Men gave them the health offices because, you know, women aren't in congress or senate or anything.


As already explained, woman are running for governer and senate, even president. In fact Hilary Clinton looks like the next president, if you ask me. But will she make a good president? Does she deserve to be there? Or will she be collecting votes just because shes a woman, like Margret Thatcher?

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It's the big strong men with their big-strongness that makes the real decisions, right? Just leave the little decisions like, what to feed that man for breakfast. Unbelievable.


Firstly, that statement is in no way connected to what I was saying. Did I ever say that? Did I ever even mention the strength of men in this entire debate?  innocent.gif

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Another point that you twisted to put on your side. See the word 'restriction'? Can you hear yourself talk sometimes?


That is absurd! How can I possibly twist a point on to my side, when it's historic proof that woman received workers rights before men? I don't need to twist it on to my side, it's already on my side. It's a hisoric fact that woman and children received workers rights first and second, long before men. And who gave these rights to them? The goverment that was 'oppressing woman for 2000 years'....  dontgetit.gif

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Women can be degraded constantly on telivision or in movies, but if they 'dare' to say a derrogetory term about men, it usually ends up on the cutting room floor.


How can you say that when this site proves feminism censorship in todays media?

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So, I guess since we can just say anything we want is a myth now, you're a myth, I'm a myth, EVeryone's a Myth MYth.


Thats not harsh, thats just lame yes.gif The female oppresion f the last two thousand years, as I proved, IS a myth.

That concludes my third main body post

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:17 AM

BODY POST THREE:Notes:First of all, I read and understood your propaganda whoops I mean post the first time. Just because I didn't agree with it doesn't mean I didn't read it. Don't talk down to me like I'm an idiot because I'm not.  Second, Whenever I make a point, you DO NOT address it. You also did not address the fact that I called you on this. If YOU would read MY posts more thouroughly, maybe you could see what makes you wrong. Lastly, just because you "clearly explained" that you didn't agree with what I said, doesn't make it wrong. I can argue the same point over and over again, just like you can.

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I never ever said there was one sacrafice. I appreciate all of the hard work and years of pain it took for those woman to get equal voting age to men. But there was one martyr. And it was her death that led to the female vote being reorganised to the same age as mens. One Martyr died and woman received the vote. 38,000,000 men were either dead, wounded, missing or prisoners so men could...†  rolleyes.gif

Further more, I have always said throughout this debate that they helped to cause genocide in the great war. Never have I said they were fully responsable for evrey life.

Well then why do you keep using those same statistics? You are saying that everyone who died in the war died for voting, and that even though only men were allowed to join the war, women should of. I don't know if you can even make sense of that one.  Just because you and your "Sexism for Dummies" Book think that the reason they got the vote was because the men fought in the war, doesn't mean that that makes you right.
Note: I know what the book is called. It was sarcasm if you couldn't recognise it, just as
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women aren't in congress or senate or anything
was, because they clearly and most obviously are.
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But don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying woman shouldn't have got the vote, or even that men should have more voting rights than woman. I just find it disgusting that feminism helped to commit genocide in order the obtain this vote. And while woman were working in the factories in mens absence, they told the authoritys of how they could do a job just as well as men, if not better...

...And no one wondered why then they couldn't go to war?†

They did not help commit genocide. Not going to war doesn't make you responsible for the people who die in it, or else all of us civilians are guilty of mass-murder.  Telling someone to go to war isn't murder either, unless  the method of persuasion is violent, which it wasn't, so I don't see what the issue is here.
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So much for female oppression
...
Women are still oppressed.

Hmm. Only one paragraph apart and yet you have a completely different opinion. Hey Everybody, watch out, Walken might have multiple personalities.
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The very base of feminism is built on a myth of 2000 years of oppression, when in fact, as I have already proved, woman rights were considored first, second and third. Perhaps feminism shouldn't have exsisted. Perhaps it should've.

So how is that relavent? Well, it proves that woman have never been the oppressed gender, and their rights were actually considored first. So is there a need for feminism now, when there wasn't in the first place?†

OK, please read my post. You did not prove that they weren't oppressed, you just gave your opinion based on foolish inferences.
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That is absurd! How can I possibly twist a point on to my side, when it's historic proof that woman received workers rights before men? I don't need to twist it on to my side, it's already on my side. It's a hisoric fact that woman and children received workers rights first and second, long before men. And who gave these rights to them? The goverment that was 'oppressing woman for 2000 years'....

They weren't rights if they were restrictions! How is telling women that they can only work for a limited ammount of hours helping them. Your argument is the only absurd one here.
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And I think you'll find that USA woman were being given the vote as early as 1869 in differnt states and terrortories(with Wyoming first).

Yes, and as I said, in some states, at the same time, it was ILLEGAL for women to vote. here's a thought: PLEASE READ MY POSTS.
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How can you say that when this site proves feminism censorship in todays media?
Well, I read that whole thing, and it does not prove anything. Even in the part where the man asked for anti-feminist literature and they were mad at him, all that says is that those two women had a strong opinion.

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Thats not harsh, thats just lame† The female oppresion f(<?) the last two thousand years, as I proved, IS a myth.
First of all, I read what you said the first time, and what I said was a satirical view of what you said; a joke. You didn't prove anything. You stated your opinion and some selected facts over and over again.
Also, how, when even you admit that all over the world there are things going on that clearly demonstrate sexism against women and oppression against women, can you say that female oppression doesn't exist?
Women are constantly made to stay at home, with nothing to do but babysit the kids, do the laundry and dishes, cook,  and clean whilst the husband is away doing the "real work". People think this is the right thing to do, but it's not. Women and men should share the responsibilities of having a home, including the financial ones. If you've ever watched such shows as 'I love Lucy', you can see how sexist they are. If you've ever seen the episode which I believe is titled 'Job Switching', everybody laughs when Lucy says that she wants a job, and Ricky and Fred are horrible at cooking because, BIG SHOCK COMING, they're men. As it was filmed in front of a studio audience, it is easy to see that it was the general opinion back then that that is the way it should go.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:40 AM

Main body post 4

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First of all, I read and understood your propaganda whoops I mean post the first time. Just because I didn't agree with it doesn't mean I didn't read it. Don't talk down to me like I'm an idiot because I'm not. Second, Whenever I make a point, you DO NOT address it. You also did not address the fact that I called you on this. If YOU would read MY posts more thouroughly, maybe you could see what makes you wrong. Lastly, just because you "clearly explained" that you didn't agree with what I said, doesn't make it wrong. I can argue the same point over and over again, just like you can.


I assure you, evrey point you've made, or at least those relvaent, I have quoted and then issued my counter-arguement for in the post afterwards. I will continue to do so. You may, if you wish, but I doubt it will get you anywhere. Please do not make this debate personal.

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Well then why do you keep using those same statistics? You are saying that everyone who died in the war died for voting...


I'm sorry. Apprantly the statistics for men who specifically died so they could have the vote are a lot harder to find.  rolleyes.gif

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I don't know if you can even make sense of that one. Just because you and your "Sexism for Dummies" Book think that the reason they got the vote was because the men fought in the war, doesn't mean that that makes you right.


The arguements about the war and vote where structured and created by myself. 'Why men earn more' is a book written by William Farrel and The Census Bureau, only deals with pay. But on the subject, here are some more statistics from that book:

'Women are 15 times as likely as men to become top executives in major corporations before the age of 40. Never-married, college-educated males who work full time make only 85 percent of what comparable women earn. Female pay exceeds male pay in more than 80 different fields, 39 of them large fields that offer good jobs, like financial analyst, engineering manager, sales engineer, statistician, surveying and mapping technicians, agricultural and food scientists, and aerospace engineers. A female investment banker's starting salary is 116 percent of a male's. Part-time female workers make $1.10 for every $1 earned by part-time males. '

The book proves that Woman do not earn 75 cents for evrey dollar a Man earns. It proves that that is a myth, and that woman have been earning similar salaries to their male counterparts with the same titles and responsabilatys since the 1970's.

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Note: I know what the book is called. It was sarcasm if you couldn't recognise it, just as


Listen to yourself  rolleyes.gif

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was, because they clearly and most obviously are.


I'm sorry, I didn't understand that point. You probably left out something by mistake.  thumbsup.gif

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They did not help commit genocide. Not going to war doesn't make you responsible for the people who die in it, or else all of us civilians are guilty of mass-murder. Telling someone to go to war isn't murder either, unless the method of persuasion is violent, which it wasn't, so I don't see what the issue is here.


The issue is the white feather campagin, and many like it, led by feminists and woman, shamed young men into joining the army, walking to their deaths after being pressured by woman and femenists. Woman and femenists who certainly wernt complaining about the unequality of he draft not including woman. And, of course, it still doesn't.

Pressuring someone to go to war is like pressuring someone to murder. And that is illegal.  rolleyes.gif

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Hmm. Only one paragraph apart and yet you have a completely different opinion. Hey Everybody, watch out, Walken might have multiple personalities.


I'd like to note that my opponent is only quoting select peices of my post and the paragraphs around that which I've posted in an attempt to make me look like a fool. Obviously, the second peice he quoted was followed by...

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...They are stoned to death in the middle east for disobeying their husband. But does feminism lend a head? No. It would rather stay here where it can point the finger and yell sexual harrasment.


Next time I hope my opponent learns to realise that before he pulls such a feat.

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OK, please read my post. You did not prove that they weren't oppressed, you just gave your opinion based on foolish inferences.


Instead of telling me they're foolish, please prove it. I backed up my arguement with historic facts and statistics. I PROVED that womans rights were considored first, second, and third, and that woman were never denied the vote. You've proved nothing.

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They weren't rights if they were restrictions! How is telling women that they can only work for a limited ammount of hours helping them. Your argument is the only absurd one here.


Woman and children worked in the factories for hours and hours by slave drivers, being whipped and being offered five minute breaks a day. They got paid by the day, not by the hour which we use in todays socitey. So why then should woman be angry that they're being restricted to 12/10 hour days, when they won't be paid any less or have to endure the horror that is eighteenth centurey workhouses. Meanwhile, men will be paid the same for that day, but work up to 20 hours. I assure you, my arguement is not absurd.

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Yes, and as I said, in some states, at the same time, it was ILLEGAL for women to vote. here's a thought: PLEASE READ MY POSTS.


I did.  thumbsup.gif

As already stated, these statistics are relevant to the UK. Rest assured, I could have used statistics from anywhere. For instance, Australlia's woman got the vote in the closing years of the 1800's. The points and concept remains the same. I'm just using the UK because I'm most familiar with it.

Just to give you some perspective, the statistics I've provided on the basis of gender pay where provided for the USA.  thumbsup.gif

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Well, I read that whole thing, and it does not prove anything. Even in the part where the man asked for anti-feminist literature and they were mad at him, all that says is that those two women had a strong opinion.


And yet of a muslim refuses to sell the morning-after pill, legal action can be taken.

That web site proves feminist cencorship in our media. Our books, our movies, our televison programmes.

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Also, how, when even you admit that all over the world there are things going on that clearly demonstrate sexism against women and oppression against women, can you say that female oppression doesn't exist?


I have stated this many times now. Please understand and let this be the last.

Woman are still oppressed, but not here. Here in the US, Europe, Canada, we're at the point of equal, and in some areas, beyond it. In the Middle East, woman are oppressed and executed. If femenists would like to take the next plane over there and lend a hand, they're welcome to. Excuse me if they don't. They'd rather stay here and cry sexual harrasment.

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Women are constantly made to stay at home, with nothing to do but babysit the kids, do the laundry and dishes, cook, and clean whilst the husband is away doing the "real work". People think this is the right thing to do, but it's not. Women and men should share the responsibilities of having a home, including the financial ones.


1. Next time you make a point like this have statistics on hand to back it up.
2. This is not true. Not only are their an increasing number of male home-keepers, there is an even further increasing number of female workers. There is a huge rise in profit in the baby-sitting buisness. Woman are very rarly made to stay at home, as you put it.

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If you've ever watched such shows as 'I love Lucy', you can see how sexist they are. If you've ever seen the episode which I believe is titled 'Job Switching', everybody laughs when Lucy says that she wants a job, and Ricky and Fred are horrible at cooking because, BIG SHOCK COMING, they're men. As it was filmed in front of a studio audience, it is easy to see that it was the general opinion back then that that is the way it should go.


And in that, the show was sexist in both directions. But it was written a long time ago. It in no way reflects the oppinions of todays societey.

That concludes my fourth main body post.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:40 PM

BODY POST FOUR.
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I assure you, evrey point you've made, or at least those relvaent, I have quoted and then issued my counter-arguement for in the post afterwards. I will continue to do so. You may, if you wish, but I doubt it will get you anywhere. Please do not make this debate personal.

I may if i wish what?  Do you mean that I should stop arguing with you? In that case are you saying that if I try, i will only fail? This is my first debate, you know.
But you didn't say anything,for example, about the bias in commercials.
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I'm sorry. Apprantly the statistics for men who specifically died so they could have the vote are a lot harder to find. 

Well then you can't use the statistics you have, can you? If you know they don't even apply correctly to the point you're arguing, why do you use them? That's like this
"There are 12 rotten eggs in this package."
"No, there's only one."
  "Well there are 12 eggs, though."
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Note: I know what the book is called. It was sarcasm if you couldn't recognise it, just as



Listen to yourself


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was (SARCASM), because they clearly and most obviously are(IN THE SENATE AND CONGRESS).



I'm sorry, I didn't understand that point. You probably left out something by mistake.  
No I didn't. If you would read it (with the part where I quoted myself, which was right in the middle of that statement) it would make sense. You talk about me taking things out of context, which I didnít, as I explain below,  but you take words out of the middle of my sentences and ask me why they donít make sense!


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The issue is the white feather campagin, and many like it, led by feminists and woman, shamed young men into joining the army, walking to their deaths after being pressured by woman and femenists. Woman and femenists who certainly wernt complaining about the unequality of he draft not including woman. And, of course, it still doesn't.

Pressuring someone to go to war is like pressuring someone to murder. And that is illegal. 

I know the draft doesn't include women, BUT as i said, that point could easily be used on my side of the argument. Women are thought of as too frail to fight, so they aren't drafted. Is there another reason why it doesn't include women? Surely feminists wouldn't get angry if they were, so why not?
As per the second part, I thought you meant that the women got the men killed, so they were responsible. However, this way, everyone who goes to war by themselves is a murderer, so....they didn't need help commiting genocide, did they?

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Hmm. Only one paragraph apart and yet you have a completely different opinion. Hey Everybody, watch out, Walken might have multiple personalities.



I'd like to note that my opponent is only quoting select peices of my post and the paragraphs around that which I've posted in an attempt to make me look like a fool. Obviously, the second peice he quoted was followed by...
No, I am not. I am simply saying that your logic is strange, since you can say that even that in though some countries women are killed for disobeying men, but no country takes it to the opposite extreme, that the world isn't sexist against women.

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...They are stoned to death in the middle east for disobeying their husband. But does feminism lend a head? No. It would rather stay here where it can point the finger and yell sexual harrasment.

Yes, I read that part. But that's not true, since there are feminist groups in the middle east, such as RAWA.
Next time I hope my opponent learns to realise that before he pulls such a feat.


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2. This is not true. Not only are their an increasing number of male home-keepers, there is an even further increasing number of female workers. There is a huge rise in profit in the baby-sitting buisness. Woman are very rarly made to stay at home, as you put it.

Well, what would you call it if someone said "you can't work, you have to watch the children"  to you?
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Instead of telling me they're foolish, please prove it. I backed up my arguement with historic facts and statistics. I PROVED that womans rights were considored first, second, and third, and that woman were never denied the vote. You've proved nothing.

Oh, I've proved nothing? I guess since the almighty walken says so, it's true.
I'm sure some people would admit that I've proved at least one thing.  mad.gif
Anyway, You haven't proved that women weren't oppressed 2000 thousand years ago. You said 'People didn't start women bashing right after jesus died'. That may be true, but it may have been before then. Men were always seen as more important in those times. The women were seen as things created for the use of men. Since you used no proof here, neither will I.  500-600 years ago... you said
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And in that, the show was sexist in both directions. But it was written a long time ago. It in no way reflects the oppinions of todays societey.


It applied to the part where you said opression never existed in the US, Canada and The UK. The point that the men couldn't cook wasn't sexist against men, because they said that the reason was that because it was the women's job to do the cooking so they never did it before.
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Woman and children worked in the factories for hours and hours by slave drivers, being whipped and being offered five minute breaks a day. They got paid by the day, not by the hour which we use in todays socitey. So why then should woman be angry that they're being restricted to 12/10 hour days, when they won't be paid any less or have to endure the horror that is eighteenth centurey workhouses. Meanwhile, men will be paid the same for that day, but work up to 20 hours. I assure you, my arguement is not absurd.
You didn't explain it that way the first time. All you said was women and children were restricted so they worked less hours.
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And yet of a muslim refuses to sell the morning-after pill, legal action can be taken.
Well, literature and drugs are two completely different things.  
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I have stated this many times now. Please understand and let this be the last.

Woman are still oppressed, but not here. Here in the US, Europe, Canada, we're at the point of equal, and in some areas, beyond it. In the Middle East, woman are oppressed and executed. If femenists would like to take the next plane over there and lend a hand, they're welcome to. Excuse me if they don't. They'd rather stay here and cry sexual harrasment.

No, let ME explain this to YOU one more time. Just because I do not agree with your viewpoint, does not mean that I don't understand  what you're saying, because I do.  Wait, I can predict what you're going to say next. Sexual harrassment (at least against women) is a myth, right?  wacko.gif



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Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:38 PM

Main Body post 5

As My last Main Body post I will summerise evreything I've said so far, as well as adding new information to the table and countering my opponents last comments...But first, I will discount as many feminists myths as nessecery.

Myths VS Facts

If you'ver ever watched a feminist debate on the televison, you've without doubt heard at least one of these.  mellow.gif

Myth: One in four women in college has been the victim of rape or attempted rape.

This paticular myth was absurd the day it was put foward. It is based on a survery conducted for Ms. Magazine. The researcher, Mary Koss, hand-picked by hard-line feminist Gloria Steinem, acknowledges that 73 percent of the young women she counted as rape victims were not aware they had been raped. Forty-three percent of them were dating their "attacker" again.

Although this myth has been discounted thousands of times, I think I'll have to explain why for the debate.

Rape is a uniquely horrible crime, and, although tragic despite the numbers, happens no where near as much as this study will show. Last years rape figures for the USA and UK actually showed the number of woman in college to have been the victim of rape or attempted rape well below one percent.

Once again, despite the numbers, rape is a tragic and horrendous crime, but falsehood is not a friend of the war against it. Women will not be helped by hyperbole and hysteria.

Myth: Women earn 75 cents for every dollar a man earns.

The mother of all feminist myths, the study is completley false, fails to considor many things and wasn't true, relavent or useful the day it was released, let alone today.

The fact is, woman and men in todays world get payed exactly the same, if they have the same title and responsabilatys. Those that don't are more often than not leaning towards woman. A fantastic book, Why Men Earn more, actually proves this with a goverment issued group of wage statistics. The book also says that older men will tend to get payed slightly more than woman because of the experience gap, which is closing fast, where as younger men tend to get paid less than woman of the same experience.

Myth: 30 percent of emergency room visits by women each year are the result of injuries from domestic violence.

This particular statistic is often used to justify gender-specific laws in favour of woman. Two responsible government studies report that the nationwide figure is closer to one percent. While these studies may have missed some cases of domestic violence, the 30% figure is a wild exaggeration.

Myth: Women have been short changed in medical research.

The National Institutes of Health and drug companies routinely include women in clinical trials that test for effectiveness of medications. By 1979, over 90% of all NIH-funded trials included women. Beginning in 1985, when the NIH's National Cancer Center began keeping track of specific cancer funding, it has annually spent more money on breast cancer than any other type of cancer. Currently, women represent over 60% of all subjects in NIH-funded clinical trails.

For one example, breast cancer research receives 14 times more federal funding than prostate cancer. This shows that, if anything, it is the men who have been short changed.

Myth: Anyone who opposes Feminism is a reactionary who wants to go "back to the past". Feminism is "progress".

Feminism was progress. Now it's a hassle. A Needless nuiscance. Not all anti-feminists are traditonalists, me for instance. Many just feel feminism has gone too far, and, in todays modern world, is now more about female empowerment than equal rights. It's needless.

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But you didn't say anything,for example, about the bias in commercials.


I didn't. Why? Because the statistics are very hard to find. Hopefully what I'm saying is so obvious when you think about it, you won't need them, however...

In televison commercials, men are portrayed as slow-witted, unintelligent, football and beer obsessed slobs.

Did you ever see the advert for 'Mens magazine', 'Nuts'? Watch it, and then try to tell me that bias in televison commercials is in favour of woman.

Don't get me wrong, there is sexism and gender stereotypes of woman portrayed on televison too, but no more than there is men, in fact, statistics have shown, Less.

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Well then you can't use the statistics you have, can you? If you know they don't even apply correctly to the point you're arguing, why do you use them?


I never did use statistics, I merely stated the facts. 39,000,000 men died or was wounded in the Great War. A HUGE campagin pressured them to join by dismissing them as cowards was led by feminists. I beleive that speaks for itself.

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No I didn't.


There is nothing stopping a woman from running for senate or congress, or even president. But you can't blame SEXISM if they don't get voted in. Margeret Thatcher became prime ministress in a land slide.

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I know the draft doesn't include women, BUT as i said, that point could easily be used on my side of the argument. Women are thought of as too frail to fight, so they aren't drafted. Is there another reason why it doesn't include women? Surely feminists wouldn't get angry if they were, so why not?


The attempt to twist the arguement to your side is lost. We are talking about feminists, who campagin for 'equal rights'. When conscription occued in the great war, they did not complain about the inequality of it all. It happened again in WW2, where woman already had equal voting rights with men, whom therefore had no obligation to go to war, but did they complain then? No.

Feminists don't campagin for the draft because they don't want it. They want all of the benefits of 'equal rights' but are willing to stay out of areas that don't benefit them. The whole smoke screen of equal rights is a cover-up for female empowerment.

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Well, what would you call it if someone said "you can't work, you have to watch the children" to you?


The question is irrelvant and in no way counters the arguement I supplied. Like I said, woman aren't made to stay any more than men are.

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Anyway, You haven't proved that women weren't oppressed 2000 thousand years ago. You said 'People didn't start women bashing right after jesus died'. That may be true, but it may have been before then. Men were always seen as more important in those times. The women were seen as things created for the use of men. Since you used no proof here, neither will I. 500-600 years ago... you said


Alrighty. Woman have never been oppressed for these 'melleniums' that are spoke of. They had their rights considored long before men, and then again before men. They have always received a bias in the law. Even as far back as the romans, woman could not be thrown into a colloseum.

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It applied to the part where you said opression never existed in the US, Canada and The UK. The point that the men couldn't cook wasn't sexist against men, because they said that the reason was that because it was the women's job to do the cooking so they never did it before.


Such was the attitude of many men at the time. Likewise, a womans attitude would be that men had to work and drive. Their has always been sexism against both genders, and it has never been exclusive to one.

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You didn't explain it that way the first time. All you said was women and children were restricted so they worked less hours.


Actually I said that there was no such restriction placed on men. In other words, employers and work-house owners had to send their female employees and child workers home after 10 hours. Men, on the over hand, could be kept in as long as they saw fit, usually upwards of 16 hours.

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Well, literature and drugs are two completely different things.


You'd be surprised  laugh.gif

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Wait, I can predict what you're going to say next. Sexual harrassment (at least against women) is a myth, right?


Actually I have never said that in this debate and certainly won't now. Two melleniums of female oppression is a myth, as I have proven. Sexual Harrasment is very real, as it has always been, but happens to both men and woman.

Alrighty, over to you. thumbsup.gif

That concludes my fifth and final main body post. I look foward to your reply, Universal Paradox.

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Why hello, everybody. It's been a crazy thing for a while, so I was unable to get my 5TH BODY POST posted.


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Myth: One in four women in college has been the victim of rape or attempted rape.

This paticular myth was absurd the day it was put foward. It is based on a survery conducted for Ms. Magazine. The researcher, Mary Koss, hand-picked by hard-line feminist Gloria Steinem, acknowledges that 73 percent of the young women she counted as rape victims were not aware they had been raped. Forty-three percent of them were dating their "attacker" again.

Although this myth has been discounted thousands of times, I think I'll have to explain why for the debate.

Rape is a uniquely horrible crime, and, although tragic despite the numbers, happens no where near as much as this study will show. Last years rape figures for the USA and UK actually showed the number of woman in college to have been the victim of rape or attempted rape well below one percent.

Well, first of all, I don't exactly know how this applies to the debate.  One extremist  feminist falsifying  a study doesn't exactly say feminism has gone too far. Nextly, Many rape victims do date their attackers again, because the person had said they were sorry and they believed them.  I don't appreciate the insinuation that a woman can't be raped by the person they are in a relationship with (the quotation marks).
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Myth: Women earn 75 cents for every dollar a man earns.

The mother of all feminist myths, the study is completley false, fails to considor many things and wasn't true, relavent or useful the day it was released, let alone today.

The fact is, woman and men in todays world get payed exactly the same, if they have the same title and responsabilatys. Those that don't are more often than not leaning towards woman. A fantastic book, Why Men Earn more, actually proves this with a goverment issued group of wage statistics. The book also says that older men will tend to get payed slightly more than woman because of the experience gap, which is closing fast, where as younger men tend to get paid less than woman of the same experience.

I just noticed that many parts of your posts are copied word by word from the discussion of the book in the books, music, movies section of UM about the book.  happy.gif
Anyway,  you have not "proven" that this is a myth.  You have said what it says in your book, and I would like you to find a different source that confirms the opinion of your book. I have looked and I still can't find one. However, the very title of the book implies two things that I find interesting:
1. That men actually do earn more, and in that case, the whole rest of the book is contradictory to the title.
2. That there is a reason that men earn more.
I find both of these things very strange, considering it's not supposed to be a anti-feminist book (right?).
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Myth: 30 percent of emergency room visits by women each year are the result of injuries from domestic violence.

This particular statistic is often used to justify gender-specific laws in favour of woman. Two responsible government studies report that the nationwide figure is closer to one percent. While these studies may have missed some cases of domestic violence, the 30% figure is a wild exaggeration.

I don't really like the term "domestic violence". I prefer the terms that actually get the point across, such as "spousal abuse". The term "domestic violence" makes it sound like you are training the spouse by hitting them.
If the studies are flawed and may have missed cases, how are they reliable? Who is to say they didn't miss a thousand cases or more? It's simple. Studies that are wrong are not right! w00t.gif
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Myth: Women have been short changed in medical research.

The National Institutes of Health and drug companies routinely include women in clinical trials that test for effectiveness of medications. By 1979, over 90% of all NIH-funded trials included women. Beginning in 1985, when the NIH's National Cancer Center began keeping track of specific cancer funding, it has annually spent more money on breast cancer than any other type of cancer. Currently, women represent over 60% of all subjects in NIH-funded clinical trails.

For one example, breast cancer research receives 14 times more federal funding than prostate cancer. This shows that, if anything, it is the men who have been short changed.
Well, breast cancer is more deadly than prostate cancer, and a lot more people have breast cancer than prostate cancer. The myth, as it is called, has merit. There are incredible true horror stories in which a man and his wife are brought in, both having heart complications. The woman is sent home with a bottle of TUMS, the man is treated. The woman dies from the heart attack she was having.
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Myth: Anyone who opposes Feminism is a reactionary who wants to go "back to the past". Feminism is "progress".

Feminism was progress. Now it's a hassle. A Needless nuiscance. Not all anti-feminists are traditonalists, me for instance. Many just feel feminism has gone too far, and, in todays modern world, is now more about female empowerment than equal rights. It's needless.
Frankly, I don't know why you would disagree with feminism if you were not a 'traditionalist', a nice way to put 'sexist', which is another example of trying to make things seem okay when they're not by changing the names. The point isn't where it has gone (if you think so far, or as I think, not far enough), the point is what it actually is.  It's fixing society from the way it was, the evil way it was and partially still is, and putting it the way it should be. Equal. You believe in the ideals, not the progress.
I have not yet found one relevant fact in your 'debunking' of the "myths"
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I didn't. Why? Because the statistics are very hard to find. Hopefully what I'm saying is so obvious when you think about it, you won't need them, however...

In televison commercials, men are portrayed as slow-witted, unintelligent, football and beer obsessed slobs.

Did you ever see the advert for 'Mens magazine', 'Nuts'? Watch it, and then try to tell me that bias in televison commercials is in favour of woman.

Don't get me wrong, there is sexism and gender stereotypes of woman portrayed on televison too, but no more than there is men, in fact, statistics have shown, Less.
  No, I've never seen the advertisement you talk about, but explain it to me if you will.  In telivision commercials men ARE portrayed as beer-drinking football watching PEOPLE, BUT if you look closely, you will see him telling the woman to get him another beer or where she put the remote. It's messages like that that are keeping us from evolving as a whole.  
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I never did use statistics I MEANT FIGURES, I merely stated the facts. 39,000,000 men died or was wounded in the Great War. A HUGE campagin pressured them to join by dismissing them as cowards was led by feminists. I beleive that speaks for itself.
  Okay, I read this the first, second and third time you said this.  I was talking about the fact that you keep saying that 39 million people were dead or wounded and all that but that not only isn't relevant, but you try to make it out to be the fault of feminists, when really it is only the fault of the people who volunteered to fight, whatever the message of persuasion to do so, and the people who started the war in the first place. Nothing more. Nothing less.
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There is nothing stopping a woman from running for senate or congress, or even president. But you can't blame SEXISM if they don't get voted in. Margeret Thatcher became prime ministress in a land slide.
  wacko.gif LISTEN TO ME FOR THE SIXTH TIME! THERE ARE WOMEN IN CONGRESS. PLEASE READ WHAT I REPLY TO YOUR POSTS. THEY WERE VOTED IN, SO WHY DO YOU KEEP ACTING LIKE THEY WEREN'T?
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The question is irrelvant and in no way counters the arguement I supplied. Like I said, woman aren't made to stay any more than men are.
My question is relevant, unlike half of the things you say. I was saying that many women are seen through the stereotype that they are weak and only good at cleaning and cooking.  As you said, statistically, more men work than women, so If they're not at home...where are they?
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Alrighty. Woman have never been oppressed for these 'melleniums' that are spoke of. They had their rights considored long before men, and then again before men. They have always received a bias in the law. Even as far back as the romans, woman could not be thrown into a colloseum.
This is the exact same point as the point of capital punishment, which,as I have already argued, is on MY side. You didn't prove anything in that paragraph either, when I specifically asked you for proof.  
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Such was the attitude of many men at the time. Likewise, a womans attitude would be that men had to work and drive. Their has always been sexism against both genders, and it has never been exclusive to one.
No, it was the attitude that ONLY men COULD work and drive.  Big strong man, little neat woman. Sexism against women was ALWAYS more than sexism agaisnt men, just through obvious observations.

Feminism doesn't want Female superiority. It never did. It wants equality and WE ARE NOT THERE YET.
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 06:44 PM

Conclusion

Since I had so long to prepare this post, I thought I'd move it to the next level.

So, hang tight UP; this is going to be a long one.

In this, my final post in what has been a very fun debate, I will first list thirty similaritys between feminism and nazism, before listing twentey nine areas of sexism against men created and managed by feminists, as well as respond to my opponents last post and explain, in depth, Why Feminism has gone Too far.

Some words you might need to know for this post are...

AH- Abbreiviation for 'Angry Harry', an anti-feminist site I've written articles for in the past. It's well worth checking out if you've got a minute.

SCUM- Extreamist feminist group that are actually very well respected in their feild, despite the fact they call for the murder of all men.  w00t.gif

My response

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Well, first of all, I don't exactly know how this applies to the debate. One extremist feminist falsifying a study doesn't exactly say feminism has gone too far. Nextly, Many rape victims do date their attackers again, because the person had said they were sorry and they believed them. I don't appreciate the insinuation that a woman can't be raped by the person they are in a relationship with (the quotation marks).


It shows that feminists are willing to lie and release false studies (some of which you fell for in this very debate) to portray themselves as victims.

There was no insinuation there, but bear in mind there are thousands of false rape cases annually (yet next to no punishments for the crime).

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just noticed that many parts of your posts are copied word by word from the discussion of the book in the books, music, movies section of UM about the book.†


Lies and slander. If you're trying to discredit me please do it properly.

I have said similar things to feminists in a thread about the book 'Why men earn more'. I have never copied a post from that thread, with the exception of one set of statistics.

You seem to be under the illousion that all of my knowledge of this subject is derived from one book. Do not underestimate me. I have an extreamaley vast wealth of information at my disposal and write articles for two anti-feminists site. I beleive I have demonstrated that in this debate.

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1. That men actually do earn more, and in that case, the whole rest of the book is contradictory to the title.


The title is sarcasam, an act of mockerey.

If you have any doubts about the reliabilaty of the book, hear this; it operates on a wide range of statistics some of which I've posted here, all of which are federally issued. If you'd like more information on the book please go to an online shop where it can be purchased, or, better yet, buy it yourself.

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I find both of these things very strange, considering it's not supposed to be a anti-feminist book (right?).


The book is written to discredit a feminist myth; that does not make it anti-feminist. The things you found strange are things you failed to understand, and thats natrual tongue.gif

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If the studies are flawed and may have missed cases, how are they reliable? Who is to say they didn't miss a thousand cases or more? It's simple. Studies that are wrong are not right!†


Fine, have it your way.

I gave you the 'one or two missed cases' as a compromise because I knew you'd attack the reliabilaty of the study.

But one thousand is just taking liberties.

So we'll compromise; fifty to 100 cases could've been missed...

...meaning that percentage is still a wild overexaggeration.

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Studies that are wrong are not right!


Alrighty then; well these studies are approved by the medical office and right, and studies that are right are usually right.

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Well, breast cancer is more deadly than prostate cancer, and a lot more people have breast cancer than prostate cancer. The myth, as it is called, has merit.


Statistics show the numbers for them both are almost identacle, and although breast cancer takes affect faster, both are deadly. Considoring those factors, perhaps Breast cancer research should receive slightly more funding, but 14 times more funding? Thats re-dick-you-less.

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There are incredible true horror stories in which a man and his wife are brought in, both having heart complications. The woman is sent home with a bottle of TUMS, the man is treated. The woman dies from the heart attack she was having.


Those incredible true stories are often refferred to as 'friend of a friend stories' or Urban legends.  innocent.gif

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Frankly, I don't know why you would disagree with feminism if you were not a 'traditionalist'


Because of it's blind double standards and hypocrisy; general sexist attitude towards men on the basis of genetic code?

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you will see him telling the woman to get him another beer or where she put the remote. It's messages like that that are keeping us from evolving as a whole.


Therefore both men and woman are stereotyped, not just woman, as you tried to put across.

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Okay, I read this the first, second and third time you said this. I was talking about the fact that you keep saying that 39 million people were dead or wounded and all that but that not only isn't relevant, but you try to make it out to be the fault of feminists, when really it is only the fault of the people who volunteered to fight, whatever the message of persuasion to do so, and the people who started the war in the first place. Nothing more. Nothing less.


Voluntered? Is your knowledge of history so bleak? Most men didn't volunter, they were either; a) Conscripted, or B ) Pressured into war, through many of campagins, the main one of which was lead by feminists.

If I push you under a truck I'm still a murderer.

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LISTEN TO ME FOR THE SIXTH TIME! THERE ARE WOMEN IN CONGRESS. PLEASE READ WHAT I REPLY TO YOUR POSTS. THEY WERE VOTED IN, SO WHY DO YOU KEEP ACTING LIKE THEY WEREN'T?


You've hurt your own arguement more than mine by saying that  thumbsup.gif

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My question is relevant, unlike half of the things you say. I was saying that many women are seen through the stereotype that they are weak and only good at cleaning and cooking. As you said, statistically, more men work than women, so If they're not at home...where are they?


Men and woman are both stereotyped and we will never be without those stereotypes.

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This is the exact same point as the point of capital punishment, which,as I have already argued, is on MY side. You didn't prove anything in that paragraph either, when I specifically asked you for proof.


Your point on capital punishment was moronic. No offence, but I don't think woman are complaining that they're 20x less likely to receive the death penaltey than a man for the same crime. Do you?

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No, it was the attitude that ONLY men COULD work and drive. Big strong man, little neat woman. Sexism against women was ALWAYS more than sexism agaisnt men, just through obvious observations.


I beleive I have proved otherwise.  You, on the other hand, have added no substance to the debate, you've simply attempted to counter-attack the subtance I've added. innocent.gif

Feminism-Nazism

This will be intresting.

Feminism and Nazism have both ...

1. Discriminated against individuals on the basis of their genetic code.

2. Premoted the view that the targeted group was inferior genetically and behaviourally, e.g. see AH's Men Bear a Striking Resemblance to Slugs.

3. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being labeled as 'parasites', e.g. see AH's Steven Jones - A Parasite?

4. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being constantly ridiculed e.g. see Incredible Shrinking Y by Maureen Dowd

5. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being laughed at even when mutilated e.g. Bobbit jokes.

6. Demonised the target group by labeling them as perverts and sexual criminals, e.g. see Put Up or Shut Up by Wendy McElroy

7. Sought to break the target group away from their families e.g. see The Federal Bureau of Marriage? by Professor Stephen Baskerville.

8. Premoted the view that the targeted group was responsible for most of the major ills in society.

9. Disseminated lies and disinformation about the targeted group in order to further promote their own ideology, e.g. see Msinformation by Professor Christina Hoff Sommers.

10. Disseminated lies and disinformation about historical matters, e.g. see AH's Did Women Really Want To Go Out To Work?

11. Used intimidation, threats and coercion to prevent their opponents from speaking out e.g. see AH's Feminists are nasty things.

12. Premoted the lie that the privileged group consisted of innocent 'victims' of the targeted group e.g. "women have been oppressed throughout history."

13. Demanded special privileges in the workplace for members of the privileged group e.g. preferential job placements for women.  

14. Discriminated against the targeted group in educational matters and in the workplace e.g. see AH's Well Done the Girls?

15. Perverted the justice system so that members of the targeted group were easily discriminated against in the law e.g. in family courts.

16. Arranged matters so that accusers from the privileged group could be shielded bynonymity in the courtroom e.g. in sex-assault or harrasment cases.

17. Arranged matters so that defendants from the targeted group had to 'prove' their innocence e.g. in sex-assault and domestic violence cases.

18. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group could capriciously define what, legally, was to be deemed 'a crime', e.g. where nowadays the 'feelings' of women rather than the behaviours of men are the determinants of what constitutes 'a crime' e.g. see The Real Goal Of Feminism by Antonia Feitz - 18 min.

19. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group could capriciously define how the law was to view certain matters e.g. a fetus inside a woman can now be deemed by her - at her whim - to be a worthless piece of tissue or a prospective baby - with all the ramifications of this - regardless of how the father might feel about it all e.g. see AH's Rant Against the Child Support Agency. (Also sexual harassment etc.)


20. Arranged matters so that the law punished members of the targeted group more severely than members of the privileged group for the very same crime e.g. in domestic violence and murder cases.

21. Arranged matters so that members of the targeted group were made responsible for the choices and behaviours of members of the privileged group e.g. in paternity fraud cases where duped fathers still have to pay child support.

22. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group who harmed, or even murdered, members of the targeted group were shown undue leniency - and were often actually applauded for their actions, e.g. see Killer given domestic violence award and AH's Loose Women.

23. Arranged matters so that the law punished members of the targeted group severely for even trivial offences - e.g. domestic violence, sexual harassment.

24. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group earned a right to the property of members of the targeted group for no other reason than that they were members of the privileged group e.g. alimony, child custody.

25. Arranged matters so that certain speech or attitudes directed against the privileged group were criminalised e.g. biased 'hate speech' laws.

26. Demanded subservience to the prevailing ideology and to the government.

27. Effectively controlled the mainstream media and the academic institutions and arranged for them to present a dishonest and dishonourable point of view in support of their ideology.  

28. Consistently highlighted and exaggerated the achievements and the suffering of the privileged group while downplaying the achievements and the suffering of the targeted group e.g. see Human Rights are not for Men by Melanie Phillips.

29. Ran government-funded educational courses in universities (e.g. Women's Studies, Title IX) and in schools to promote the privileged group at the expense of the targeted group.

30. Persisted in a long term campaign of hatred toward the targeted group, e.g. "Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle." "Men think about sex every 15 seconds." etc. Also see AH's Permanent Menstrual Tension.

Perhaps it is a little extream to compare feminism to nazi-ism, however I beleive those thirty points speak for themselves. I'm not equating feminism to nazism, just pointing out the facts.

29 areas of sexism against men, created and managed by feminism

Origonally this was going to be 100, but I just haven't got the time, reading it though, I'm sure you'll agree, I really could go on and on and on.

All of these areas of sexism against men are thanks to feminism. Not only does it ignore all justice and equal rights and show frequent hypocrisy and double-standards, but it abuses mens rights then claims to be the victim.


1. Medical

One of my favourite anti-feminist facts goes; "Breast cancer receives 14x more federal funding than Prostate cancer".

When statistics show the two have just as many victims, and when you considor that both genders pay taxes, explain the justice in that.

2. Prison time and Punishment

Woman are 20x less likely to get the death penalty than a man for the same crime.

Woman are 66% more likely to get probation for the same crime, and men get 47% more jail time, on average, if we are sent to prison for the same crime.

3. The Draft

At the age of eighteen, all american men are required to regster for selective service. If they fail to do so, they are ineligable for goverment jobs and loans and are even subject to prison time. This requirement does not apply to woman, therefore the draft is sexul discrimination against men.

I have equal employment and pay oppertuinaties to woman. Why then should I have to be sent to fight for my country and them not?

What is the difference between forcing mothers and daughters to fight and forcing fathers and sons?

4. Education

So, recently we had Mr Summers made the terrible mistake of saying that perhaps innate differences between men and women may actually bare some reasoning as to why there aren't many female professors in the sciences today. And he was soon yelled and squealed at. He even apologised and still it wasn't good enough - local and internationally acclaimed man-haters... erm, feminists were hounding him and demanding he be sacked from his job. Yet, what's this? Not so many years ago, a feminist made comments about girls in classes outstripping boys and that it was expected and natural. And do you think feminists demanded her resignation? No. They applauded her!

5. The vote

Millions of men died to earn the vote. Woman just rid out the war at home in factories which were cosy compared to the horrendous and bloody reality of the Western Front.

6. Transport.

In Japan, woman only train carriages have been introduced to cut down on gropers, who feminist surveys state are on the rise. However, these carriages have been proven not to cut down on the amount of groping, however are forcing men (more of whom use the trains) to pack into crowded carriages with their own and the other gender, where as woman can choose to travel in these comfortable carriages without crowding problems. One woman even said that she used the carriages because she; "Didn't like the smell of alcohol and ciggerates on men". I suppose woman are immune to those smells then?

7. Social clubs and gender-exclusive clubs

Men can no longer congregate with your own sex, but woman can. Men's clubs are illegal, subject to lawsuit, or boycotted, but women's clubs are protected and encouraged. Did you know that women's-only health clubs are legal by federal law and men's only are not? And isn't there a womans community building that men cannot use, even though both genders pay taxes towards it?

8. Sexual harrasment laws

Sexual harrasment laws, in nearly all more ecconomically developed countrys, including the UK and the USA, only apply to woman.

9. Insurance

Why is it that it's illegal to charge women, who have more accidents, higher premiums, but legal to charge men, who die sooner, higher premiums for life insurance?

And isn't it sexual discrimination that there are woman-only insurance groups? Surely I should not be excluded from them just because I'm a man?

10. Sexual assult laws

How about that Violence Against Women act? It's created an entire industry of lawyers, social workers, and counsellors. Funny that men never objected to this kind of law that is gender-specific, that only protects women. It's skewed the idea of justice and created kangaroo courts and is based on the idea that women must receive special protection from men and privileges from the government.

Surely it's sexual discrimination to create gender-specific laws such as this?

11. Divorce

I see that more than 75% of divorces are initiated by the woman. Do you think that's because she gets the house, car, one third to one half his income, plus child support more or less automatically?

12. Custordy

Woman get the child in nearly nintey percent of contested custordy cases.

Does this mean that nine times our of ten the mother is the better parent?

Or does it show a huge court bias in favour of woman and mothers, working against honourable men and fathers?

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13. Rape

False rape accusations occur in their thousands yearly. In many cases, the woman goes un-punished but the mans life is ruined. In the recent 'Ocean city jouranlist' case, the only punishment the woman received was being told by a judge; "Don't do anything like this again."

Her lawyer said; "She's very upset and embarrased about this whole thing"

That's punishment enougth is it?

14. Death

Men die earlier from all eight major causes of death. Yet there's never been a federal study as to why. But there's an office of Women's Health. None for men yet, maybe one day.

15. Social security

And what about social security? Don't you think it's funny that men pay so much more into it, but only get six years of retirement benefits on average, compared to a woman's fourteen? Doesn't that amount to a massive tax and money transfer from men to women?

16. Media reaction to crime

When a man commits a serious crime such as murder, he is hounded by the media and goes to prison, however when a woman commits such a crime, the media tries to figure out what man made her do it, and she goes to counselling.

17. Shelters

There are literally thousands of womans shelters up and down America and Europe. Have you ever seen a 'Mens shelter'? I think not. They used to exsist. They were all sued and shut down because of sexual discrimination. Hypocrisy, anyone?

18. Commercials

What about TV ads? Did you read that study that said 97% of the "mini-battles" in TV ads are won by women?

In televison adverts men are made to look like incompetent foolish morons. But as soon as an advertisment which discriminates against woman appears, it's banned, taken off the air, and the company that produced it have their license removed.

19. Cable Channels

Women have five cable channels, how many do men have? I guess mens intrests just aren't as important as woman.

20. Parenting DNA tests

Did you read that study that up to one-third of fathers aren't really the child's father? Of course, if the man finds out that he isn't really the father, he still has to pay child support. How is that fair?

For that reason, feminists are working to make it illegal to test the genetics of children without the mother's consent.

21. Parenting visitation rights

In more than 40% of child custordy cases in which the woman wins (approxamatley 90%), the father is not granted visitation rights, yet he still has to pay child support.

22. Abortion

If a would be father wants his child and the would be mother does not, she can choose to abort the would-be fathers child, and he has no say in it.

However, if she should choose to keep it and he is against that, he still has to pay child support.

Where is the justice in that?

23. Adoption

In fact, adoption and/or raising the child is the womans choice to. I guess the father was just a sperm doner?

24. Employment

Woman have a lot more choice in employment. They can choose to take easier jobs, come to those jobs with less experience, less relevant education, work fewer hours, refuse to relocate, take longer than men for the same tasks, and demand time off for family time.

Many companies now have a "Woman quota"- A certain amount of woman they need to employ each year, often approaching 50%. This gives woman a MUCH bigger chance of receiving a job than a man.

25. Millitary and emergancey services

The standards woman have to meet to join the millitary or emergancey services are much lower than that for men. For feminists who want equal oppertunitys, not-picking up on this must've been a mistake  innocent.gif

26. SCUM

Scum is a feminist societey; 'Societey for cutting up men'. The SCUM manifesto was written by Valerie Solanas and can be found Here.

It is literally one of the most foul-mouthed, sick, vicous, terribly chauvanistic and incredibly immoral peices I've ever read. If you have the stomach, read it. You'll be surprised what you find.

This is a published peice and part of one of the best selling peices of feminist literature ever.  rolleyes.gif

27. Domestic violence awareness

Feminists recently presented an edition of 'Real Story' about domestic violence against woman. It never featured a male victim or guilty female.

28. Help through puberty

There are literally hundreds of helping hands for girls going through puberty thanks to feminism. There are very few for boys and men, however no one ever seems to notice this.

29. Censorship

Anti-feminist literature is rarely stocked by book shops and cannot even be purchased on some leading online book sites. Likewise, the movie; 'Where are men?' was stopped and cancalled due to political pressure, and anti-feminist articles rarely make it to the papers.


Well there you have it, feminism at it's finest.

Has feminism gone too far?

"To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo."- Valerie Solanas, leading feminist.

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act"- Editor of feminist magazine, MS, Robin Morgan.

"I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it."- Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

"All men are rapists and that's all they are"- Marilyn French, Author, "The Women's Room"

"My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don't even need to shrug. I simply don't care."- Marilyn French, Author, "The Women's Room"

"Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn." -Boronia Herald-Sun, womans rights activist.

"All sexual intercourse, even constituional sex between a married couple, is a violation of that womans body. It is rape." - Leading feminist Ann C Scales

"We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, quoted in " One Woman, One Voice ", Wheeler, page 58.

...I beleive these quotes awnser that question better than I ever could.

That concludes my conclusion, the hardest post in a debate I have ever worked on, and my side of this debate. Good luck with your conclusion and the judges, Universal.

Walken signing out.

Edited by Walken, 27 May 2005 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:10 AM

I just wanted to start off as saying that this has been a fun debate, a very good experience for me as a person, and an opportunity to speak my mind and finally PROVE why I'm right. As you have warned me many times, I now do this  unto you: This is going to be a long one.  With that I start my....
CONCLUSION

*In this, the final post of the entire debate(besides ,of course, those of Dis and the judges), I intend to counter each and every thing said by my opponent, mirror his evidence with more evidence to my side, and add a little something of my own grin2.gif . *
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AH- Abbreiviation for 'Angry Harry', an anti-feminist site I've written articles for in the past. It's well worth checking out if you've got a minute.

SCUM- Extreamist anti-feminist group that are actually very well respected in their feild, despite the fact they call for the murder of all men. 

I assume you mean feminist group for SCUM, as I don't see men plotting to commit genocide against themselves. w00t.gif

An extremist group such as SCUM does not discredit feminism. It simply shows that there are some crazy people in the world today who take things to extremes and don't really support what they say they do, but rather use it as an excuse to carry out their sick fantasies. Take the people who attacked the Twin Towers in New York for example. They were genuinely evil people. But does that make all muslim people terrorists? No it does not. Not only do they not believe in the true religion, but even if they did, it was a few select people who did it. Not all of the muslims. Not most of the muslims. A few select madmen. That's it. The exact same thing applies to SCUM. I don't agree with their murderous methods, or their sick doctrine, but I still believe in the cause of feminism.

www.now.org.~A perfectly reasonable, peaceful, but totally dead-on group that supports not empowering women, but making them exactly equal to men. I have said it before and now I will say it again. Equality means no prejudice, no stereotypes and no discrimination. If we still have those things, then we are not equal, and feminism has not gone too far, but rather not far enough. I will prove this through my post.
www.rawa.org~A feminist group which tries to help middle-eastern women out. They are a very brave group, since normally something like this would mean 'off with your head'. You can also get your hands chopped off for wearing nail-polish. Interesting. Anyway, My opponent had said that none of these groups existed. He mwas wrong. He said that feminists in the USA and UK and other "developed" countries just wanted to stay here and point a finger and yell sexual harrassment. But you have to work in the country you are trying to improve so that you can improve it. Feminists aren't lazy. They're dedicated.
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It shows that feminists are willing to lie and release false studies (some of which you fell for in this very debate) to portray themselves as victims.

There was no insinuation there, but bear in mind there are thousands of false rape cases annually (yet next to no punishments for the crime).
Counter:Let's suspend reality for a while here and say that your book alone disproves such things as the  .75-$1 "myth".  You even said yourself that women still make less, which means that it's still against women.  Just because it's not twenty-five cents on every dollar like we thought (Reality switch still firmly in the off position) doesnt' make it all better.  *Click* Back on.  You keep trying to portray feminists as conniving evil beasts who are trying to destroy men and empower themselves, and in order to do so, will make up information. You also use such phrases as "feminists are willing to lie and portray themselves as victims" when really what your evidence really supports is more of a "some people who happen to say they're feminists did this". Insert Egg Metaphor Here. I swear it's like you think that feminists are plotting to destroy the world or something. This is so far from the truth. Oh yes, and Ms. Susan B. Anthony is here, she wants to talk about your definition of feminism (female empowerment):"We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all civil and political rights that belong to the citizens of the United States be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever." Does that sound like a power hungry person to you? Still think the same way? Here's another definition for you:"Feminism is a social movement whose goal is to eliminate the oppression of women in all its forms." - Amy Kesselman, Lily D. McNair, and Nancy Schniedewind.  Or maybe"Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings" -Cheris Kramerae. The point of all these quotes is that no matter how evil you try to show feminists as, anyone can see that it's not true the way you are putting it out. You stretched facts and fit them into your mold until they fit.
Oh yes, and just for fun, since you said nothing sexist has really happened to women lately, I threw this in. "Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. " Reverend dontgetit.gif Pat Robertson. 1992 Republican US convention. There are a lot more things out there, but that one just stuck out.

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Lies and slander. If you're trying to discredit me please do it properly.

I have said similar things to feminists in a thread about the book 'Why men earn more'. I have never copied a post from that thread, with the exception of one set of statistics.

You seem to be under the illousion that all of my knowledge of this subject is derived from one book. Do not underestimate me. I have an extreamaley vast wealth of information at my disposal and write articles for two anti-feminists site. I beleive I have demonstrated that in this debate
Slander is spoken wink2.gif. Lible is written but HEY angry.gif. It's not lible! Also, I am under no such...illousion. I just noticed that the wording in the two threads are remarkably similar. innocent.gif
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The title is sarcasam, an act of mockerey. It seemed like more of a stuffy old statistics book to me. Why wouldn't they just put something catchy...and maybe less offensive like...the truth about women's pay. 'course they'd have to have a little asterisk next to the truth part devil.gif

If you have any doubts about the reliabilaty of the book, hear this; it operates on a wide range of statistics some of which I've posted here, all of which are federally issued. If you'd like more information on the book please go to an online shop where it can be purchased, or, better yet, buy it yourself.I've read enough of the book on this debate to last a lifetime.
The book is written to discredit a feminist myth; that does not make it anti-feminist. The things you found strange are things you failed to understand, and thats natrual
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Oh no, I understood them. Sometimes you have to think about it from a person who has never read the book before's point of view. After this debate, I feel like I did, though.
You know exactly what I meant. I meant that since you admitted the the study was flawed, you couldn't count on the figures at all. Also, I would have never attacked the reliabilaty of the study or even the reliability of it. As the next set of statistics will show, rape happens more often than you think.
>Rape is reported every five minutes in the USA, FBI CRIME REPORT,1997
>ONLY ONE OUT OF 6 RAPES ARE REPORTED TO THE POLICE< NATIONAL VICTIM CENTER (They know because they surveyed each of their rape patients and asked them things such as "Did you report it?" and "Was it someone you knew?")
ONE IN SIX WOMEN ARE RAPED IN THEIR LIFETIME. <DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STUDY
82% of rapes are commited by someone the victim knows.<National Victim Center.
That's one percent, huh?
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Alrighty then; well these studies are approved by the medical office and right, and studies that are right are usually right.
Well, Bextra and Vioxx were approved by medical offices too...look what happened there.
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Statistics show the numbers for them both are almost identacle, and although breast cancer takes affect faster, both are deadly. Considoring those factors, perhaps Breast cancer research should receive slightly more funding, but 14 times more funding? Thats re-dick-you-less.

I don't know what that last part is supposed to mean. It's not true, I checked. Anyway, of course they are both deadly. They're cancer for Darwin's sake.  It's amazing how you can gripe about funding for cancer, don't worry, your prostate is going to be fine...I think.
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Those incredible true stories are often refferred to as 'friend of a friend stories' or Urban legends. 

Nope, sorry they were first-hand accounts.  The symptoms are a little bit different in women, they sent her home, she died.  
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Because of it's blind double standards and hypocrisy; general sexist attitude towards men on the basis of genetic code?
That's not what feminism is about. It never was about discrimating against men, in fact, it was created to destroy discrimination.  Feminism is not the stomping on of men and the raising up of women, it's about balancing the scales.
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Therefore both men and woman are stereotyped, not just woman, as you tried to put across
First of all, let me just make sure you have this straight. I never tried to put it across that men don't get stereotyped. I just said that women get stereotyped a lot more. There will always be stupid people in this world, and that means they make up stereotypes. The point is lowering the ammount of stereotypes in both places as much as possible, not especially in one place or another, but feminism is for women's rights, so of course they're going to think of women first, because that's what they need to do to keep the world right. There will always be both sides of the scale, so it all balances out. At least it should.
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Voluntered? Is your knowledge of history so bleak? Most men didn't volunter, they were either; a) Conscripted, or B ) Pressured into war, through many of campagins, the main one of which was lead by feminists.

If I push you under a truck I'm still a murderer.
My knoweledge of history isn't bleak at all. People wanted people to fight on their side so they told them to do so. It doesn't matter how they persuaded them to fight, because the government forces you to fight, and they're not charged with murder for it, are they? And what's worse, persuasion or forcing?
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You've hurt your own arguement more than mine by saying that
   No I haven't. What are you saying? That women are in the congress and that makes it sexist? You think Congress should be reserved specifically for men? That made no sense whatsoever. Or does it just make you mad that they actually got in?
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Men and woman are both stereotyped and we will never be without those stereotypes.
Well, exactly. But shouldn't we try to decrease them as much as possible? They do nothing good for society.
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Your point on capital punishment was moronic. No offence, but I don't think woman are complaining that they're 20x less likely to receive the death penaltey than a man for the same crime. Do you?
Moronic? How dare you. I put up with your half-assed conspiracy theories, and I have a legitemate point and you go and call it moronic.  Just because they're not complaining about it doesn't make it right. I said that women are thought of as too weak to execute, so they don't do it. It's the same way with the draft. I have no idea how you think women are receiving consideration when that happens. It's prejudice, pure and simple.  
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I beleive I have proved otherwise. You, on the other hand, have added no substance to the debate, you've simply attempted to counter-attack the subtance I've added. 
Your brain isn't even connected to what you write is it? Just because you only read half of my sentences doesn't mean there isn't something in the other half. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot. If Walken doesn't know it, it's not true.
Feminist to Nazi Comparing Crap.
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This will be intresting.

Feminism and Nazism have both ...

1. Discriminated against individuals on the basis of their genetic code.

2. Premoted the view that the targeted group was inferior genetically and behaviourally, e.g. see AH's Men Bear a Striking Resemblance to Slugs.

3. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being labeled as 'parasites', e.g. see AH's Steven Jones - A Parasite?

4. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being constantly ridiculed e.g. see Incredible Shrinking Y by Maureen Dowd

5. Premoted propaganda that led to the targeted group being laughed at even when mutilated e.g. Bobbit jokes.

6. Demonised the target group by labeling them as perverts and sexual criminals, e.g. see Put Up or Shut Up by Wendy McElroy

7. Sought to break the target group away from their families e.g. see The Federal Bureau of Marriage? by Professor Stephen Baskerville.

8. Premoted the view that the targeted group was responsible for most of the major ills in society.

9. Disseminated lies and disinformation about the targeted group in order to further promote their own ideology, e.g. see Msinformation by Professor Christina Hoff Sommers.

10. Disseminated lies and disinformation about historical matters, e.g. see AH's Did Women Really Want To Go Out To Work?

11. Used intimidation, threats and coercion to prevent their opponents from speaking out e.g. see AH's Feminists are nasty things.

12. Premoted the lie that the privileged group consisted of innocent 'victims' of the targeted group e.g. "women have been oppressed throughout history."

13. Demanded special privileges in the workplace for members of the privileged group e.g. preferential job placements for women.

14. Discriminated against the targeted group in educational matters and in the workplace e.g. see AH's Well Done the Girls?

15. Perverted the justice system so that members of the targeted group were easily discriminated against in the law e.g. in family courts.

16. Arranged matters so that accusers from the privileged group could be shielded bynonymity in the courtroom e.g. in sex-assault or harrasment cases.

17. Arranged matters so that defendants from the targeted group had to 'prove' their innocence e.g. in sex-assault and domestic violence cases.

18. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group could capriciously define what, legally, was to be deemed 'a crime', e.g. where nowadays the 'feelings' of women rather than the behaviours of men are the determinants of what constitutes 'a crime' e.g. see The Real Goal Of Feminism by Antonia Feitz - 18 min.

19. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group could capriciously define how the law was to view certain matters e.g. a fetus inside a woman can now be deemed by her - at her whim - to be a worthless piece of tissue or a prospective baby - with all the ramifications of this - regardless of how the father might feel about it all e.g. see AH's Rant Against the Child Support Agency. (Also sexual harassment etc.)


20. Arranged matters so that the law punished members of the targeted group more severely than members of the privileged group for the very same crime e.g. in domestic violence and murder cases.

21. Arranged matters so that members of the targeted group were made responsible for the choices and behaviours of members of the privileged group e.g. in paternity fraud cases where duped fathers still have to pay child support.

22. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group who harmed, or even murdered, members of the targeted group were shown undue leniency - and were often actually applauded for their actions, e.g. see Killer given domestic violence award and AH's Loose Women.

23. Arranged matters so that the law punished members of the targeted group severely for even trivial offences - e.g. domestic violence, sexual harassment.

24. Arranged matters so that members of the privileged group earned a right to the property of members of the targeted group for no other reason than that they were members of the privileged group e.g. alimony, child custody.

25. Arranged matters so that certain speech or attitudes directed against the privileged group were criminalised e.g. biased 'hate speech' laws.

26. Demanded subservience to the prevailing ideology and to the government.

27. Effectively controlled the mainstream media and the academic institutions and arranged for them to present a dishonest and dishonourable point of view in support of their ideology.

28. Consistently highlighted and exaggerated the achievements and the suffering of the privileged group while downplaying the achievements and the suffering of the targeted group e.g. see Human Rights are not for Men by Melanie Phillips.

29. Ran government-funded educational courses in universities (e.g. Women's Studies, Title IX) and in schools to promote the privileged group at the expense of the targeted group.

30. Persisted in a long term campaign of hatred toward the targeted group, e.g. "Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle." "Men think about sex every 15 seconds." etc. Also see AH's Permanent Menstrual Tension.

Note: I'll just use the numbers instead of quoting them.
1. They have not discrimated against men because they are men, or at all. There's a joke some feminists have, that's it.  
2. No they haven't. They just said that the women don't want to be 'inferior' anymore, which everyone has such a problem with. And hey, how do you use a anti-feminist site to show an example of feminist writing?
3. Still not seeing it. They never promoted the 'men are pigs' line or anything like that. What's the problem with you? Paranoid much?
4. What are you talking about? They don't promote it.  Some people think it's funny and happen to be feminists. Some people are feminists for the wrong reasons.
5. You don't even know what you're talking about anymore do you?
6. Okay, GET THIS STRAIGHT. One person with an offensive opinion does not discredit an entire movement. There were slave insurgences where they killed over a hundred people. That doesn't make abolitionism of slavery wrong, does it?
7. Oh yes, feminists hate men so much. Give me a break. This is just ridiculous now, but this whole comparison concept is as well.
I will now only respond to those which have a discernable bit of intellegence of them from now on, unless I find something funny in it.
12. Right here comes the "oppression is a myth" again.
15. Women win more in custody agreements. So what? That doesn't=discrimination.
18. What, you're saying women don't have feelings?
19. One part you barely gloss over is the fact that is part of their bodies. It's the same as if someone stops getting dialysis. They can stop getting it no matter what their family says. Isn't that about the same  thing?
20. Already explained.
21. If you get divorced, and you had children from another marriage, you have to pay child support. It works both ways, so it's not prejudice.
22. yeah right. "Go murderer!"
23. How dare you call spousal abuse and sexual harrasment "trivial" offenses.
25. Last time i checked those were covered under freedom of speech, no law may be passed that abridges the right of one to speak how one may want as long as it is not to incite evils. That's how I put it. wink2.gif
26.Oh no it's attack of the working girls.
27. non prejudice is not dishonorable nor dishonest.
28. When you struggle, you should be congratulated. Just because you don't know about some sacrifices, doesn't mean they didn't exist.
29. Right, only men pay taxes on those things.
30. What's wrong with the first phrase? It's just saying that women don't need men. As to the second one, that's just a joke. We need humor to survive. Humor is like oxygen. All you need is humor. Humor lifts us up where we belong. Anyway, It's just a joke. There are jokes against women like that too. Women love shopping he heh he they're indecisive heh heh he .
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Perhaps it is a little extream to compare feminism to nazi-ism, however I beleive those thirty points speak for themselves. I'm not equating feminism to nazism, just pointing out the facts.
The don't speak out for themselves except to call for a bottle of whiskey and something to stop the bleeding. Also, if you weren't trying to compare nazism to feminism then, frankly, you wouldn't have. w00t.gif

(I found something funny in most of them , not the other reason I gave)
Now I will compare trees to lawnmowers.

1. Have something to do with grass.
2. Can be different colors.
3. You don't see many of them in winter.
4.  can smell funny.
5. Helps to have a person take care of it.
6. Use a type of fuel
7.  There are a lot of them
8.They're all over the world.
That didn't really mean anything did it? innocent.gif

29 AREAS
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1. Medical

One of my favourite anti-feminist facts goes; "Breast cancer receives 14x more federal funding than Prostate cancer".

When statistics show the two have just as many victims, and when you considor that both genders pay taxes, explain the justice in that.

2. Prison time and Punishment

Woman are 20x less likely to get the death penalty than a man for the same crime.

Woman are 66% more likely to get probation for the same crime, and men get 47% more jail time, on average, if we are sent to prison for the same crime.

3. The Draft

At the age of eighteen, all american men are required to regster for selective service. If they fail to do so, they are ineligable for goverment jobs and loans and are even subject to prison time. This requirement does not apply to woman, therefore the draft is sexul discrimination against men.

I have equal employment and pay oppertuinaties to woman. Why then should I have to be sent to fight for my country and them not?

What is the difference between forcing mothers and daughters to fight and forcing fathers and sons?

4. Education

So, recently we had Mr Summers made the terrible mistake of saying that perhaps innate differences between men and women may actually bare some reasoning as to why there aren't many female professors in the sciences today. And he was soon yelled and squealed at. He even apologised and still it wasn't good enough - local and internationally acclaimed man-haters... erm, feminists were hounding him and demanding he be sacked from his job. Yet, what's this? Not so many years ago, a feminist made comments about girls in classes outstripping boys and that it was expected and natural. And do you think feminists demanded her resignation? No. They applauded her!

5. The vote

Millions of men died to earn the vote. Woman just rid out the war at home in factories which were cosy compared to the horrendous and bloody reality of the Western Front.

6. Transport.

In Japan, woman only train carriages have been introduced to cut down on gropers, who feminist surveys state are on the rise. However, these carriages have been proven not to cut down on the amount of groping, however are forcing men (more of whom use the trains) to pack into crowded carriages with their own and the other gender, where as woman can choose to travel in these comfortable carriages without crowding problems. One woman even said that she used the carriages because she; "Didn't like the smell of alcohol and ciggerates on men". I suppose woman are immune to those smells then?

7. Social clubs and gender-exclusive clubs

Men can no longer congregate with your own sex, but woman can. Men's clubs are illegal, subject to lawsuit, or boycotted, but women's clubs are protected and encouraged. Did you know that women's-only health clubs are legal by federal law and men's only are not? And isn't there a womans community building that men cannot use, even though both genders pay taxes towards it?

8. Sexual harrasment laws

Sexual harrasment laws, in nearly all more ecconomically developed countrys, including the UK and the USA, only apply to woman.

9. Insurance

Why is it that it's illegal to charge women, who have more accidents, higher premiums, but legal to charge men, who die sooner, higher premiums for life insurance?

And isn't it sexual discrimination that there are woman-only insurance groups? Surely I should not be excluded from them just because I'm a man?

10. Sexual assult laws

How about that Violence Against Women act? It's created an entire industry of lawyers, social workers, and counsellors. Funny that men never objected to this kind of law that is gender-specific, that only protects women. It's skewed the idea of justice and created kangaroo courts and is based on the idea that women must receive special protection from men and privileges from the government.

Surely it's sexual discrimination to create gender-specific laws such as this?

11. Divorce

I see that more than 75% of divorces are initiated by the woman. Do you think that's because she gets the house, car, one third to one half his income, plus child support more or less automatically?

12. Custordy

Woman get the child in nearly nintey percent of contested custordy cases.

Does this mean that nine times our of ten the mother is the better parent?

Or does it show a huge court bias in favour of woman and mothers, working against honourable men and fathers?



13. Rape

False rape accusations occur in their thousands yearly. In many cases, the woman goes un-punished but the mans life is ruined. In the recent 'Ocean city jouranlist' case, the only punishment the woman received was being told by a judge; "Don't do anything like this again."

Her lawyer said; "She's very upset and embarrased about this whole thing"

That's punishment enougth is it?

14. Death

Men die earlier from all eight major causes of death. Yet there's never been a federal study as to why. But there's an office of Women's Health. None for men yet, maybe one day.

15. Social security

And what about social security? Don't you think it's funny that men pay so much more into it, but only get six years of retirement benefits on average, compared to a woman's fourteen? Doesn't that amount to a massive tax and money transfer from men to women?

16. Media reaction to crime

When a man commits a serious crime such as murder, he is hounded by the media and goes to prison, however when a woman commits such a crime, the media tries to figure out what man made her do it, and she goes to counselling.

17. Shelters

There are literally thousands of womans shelters up and down America and Europe. Have you ever seen a 'Mens shelter'? I think not. They used to exsist. They were all sued and shut down because of sexual discrimination. Hypocrisy, anyone?

18. Commercials

What about TV ads? Did you read that study that said 97% of the "mini-battles" in TV ads are won by women?

In televison adverts men are made to look like incompetent foolish morons. But as soon as an advertisment which discriminates against woman appears, it's banned, taken off the air, and the company that produced it have their license removed.

19. Cable Channels

Women have five cable channels, how many do men have? I guess mens intrests just aren't as important as woman.

20. Parenting DNA tests

Did you read that study that up to one-third of fathers aren't really the child's father? Of course, if the man finds out that he isn't really the father, he still has to pay child support. How is that fair?

For that reason, feminists are working to make it illegal to test the genetics of children without the mother's consent.

21. Parenting visitation rights

In more than 40% of child custordy cases in which the woman wins (approxamatley 90%), the father is not granted visitation rights, yet he still has to pay child support.

22. Abortion

If a would be father wants his child and the would be mother does not, she can choose to abort the would-be fathers child, and he has no say in it.

However, if she should choose to keep it and he is against that, he still has to pay child support.

Where is the justice in that?

23. Adoption

In fact, adoption and/or raising the child is the womans choice to. I guess the father was just a sperm doner?

24. Employment

Woman have a lot more choice in employment. They can choose to take easier jobs, come to those jobs with less experience, less relevant education, work fewer hours, refuse to relocate, take longer than men for the same tasks, and demand time off for family time.

Many companies now have a "Woman quota"- A certain amount of woman they need to employ each year, often approaching 50%. This gives woman a MUCH bigger chance of receiving a job than a man.

25. Millitary and emergancey services

The standards woman have to meet to join the millitary or emergancey services are much lower than that for men. For feminists who want equal oppertunitys, not-picking up on this must've been a mistake 

26. SCUM

Scum is a feminist societey; 'Societey for cutting up men'. The SCUM manifesto was written by Valerie Solanas and can be found Here.

It is literally one of the most foul-mouthed, sick, vicous, terribly chauvanistic and incredibly immoral peices I've ever read. If you have the stomach, read it. You'll be surprised what you find.

This is a published peice and part of one of the best selling peices of feminist literature ever. 

27. Domestic violence awareness

Feminists recently presented an edition of 'Real Story' about domestic violence against woman. It never featured a male victim or guilty female.

28. Help through puberty

There are literally hundreds of helping hands for girls going through puberty thanks to feminism. There are very few for boys and men, however no one ever seems to notice this.

29. Censorship

Anti-feminist literature is rarely stocked by book shops and cannot even be purchased on some leading online book sites. Likewise, the movie; 'Where are men?' was stopped and cancalled due to political pressure, and anti-feminist articles rarely make it to the papers.

Note: There are a few areas where you are correct, marked with a star, but, I will provide areas where anti-feminists have made it bad, so...
1. I can tell that's one of your favorite facts, but It's not anti-feminist.  It's not the feminists fault that the government funds it more...Anyway, the point of cancer research is for the entire commonwealth, not just for the people it will protect. It helps us learn.
2 &3. I've already made my point here, women are thought of as too frail, and heres' a secret. I think YOURS is moronic. Right back at'cha.
4. Ah I see, feminists are just man-haters. wow. It's the attitude that women aren't fit for science that got them mad, not the fact that he was a man.  And Outstripping? What is that?
5. This is just so one-sided and stupid it does not constitute further response.
6. She probably meant those men in particular. If she meant what she said literally, that's just sad. I don't get how splitting up the cars makes the men's car more crowded, but this is segregation and truly stupid. *
7.*
8.* But women are thought of a lot of the time as sex objects to be used and thrown away.
9. So... you're saying since they're gonna die soon they should be charged less? That's not how insurance works my friend.
10. The draft was gender specific so I guess not.
11. How is this sexist against men? I thought you said men had all the money...Don't the women need it for things like manicures and stuff  tongue.gif?
12. (What's Custordy?)Reason number one, everybody ding ding ding. you can't prove the bias....
13. She was sorry about it, and the man's life isn't ruined... But when you are accused of murder even when they know you didn't do it it still follows you around.
14. LOL, you are saying that this is the feminists fault? They're using they're evil femi-beams!
15. Can you stop with the stereotypes for half a second? Sometimes women work too.  I guess this is a star, but I've never heard this before. *
16. This is again, sexist against women. Women are so well mannered and dainty, how could they have murdered?   rolleyes.gif
17. This IS stupid. Men's shelters should be allowed to exist. But perhaps by "women's shelters" you mean rape shelters. Most of the people who are raped ARE women , you know, statistically.
18. What's a 'mini-battle' I have no idea what you mean by that. But anyway, it's ridiculous that you would say that men are descriminated against more in commercials. What you try to portray as showing men as morons is really men 'relaxing after a long day of work'. As I said, women are constantly shown cleaning and cooking as if they are they only ones that should do it. Whenever there's a man in a commercial doing one of those things, he's confused, not because he's dumb, but because "normally the woman does that stuff".
19. Has a men's channel been proposed? I've tried to find one, but I couldn't. Besides, what's the harm of having a channel that promotes individuality and not putting up with stereotypes? They don't descriminate against men on the channel at all, so what's wrong?
20. It's fair because you still get child support if they were children from another marriage. It's not about the kids, it's about the expenses of the spouse for the children, and that's why child support was invented.  It should be illegal to test the child's dna without the consent of both parents! And the reason they wanted the consent law was not because they didn't want the fathers to find out, it's about the individual woman and the situation and the privacy issues.
21. Child support is about the expenses. The expenses are still there when he gets to visit. Visitation rights are awarded to parents who are good parents, not just anyone. (I'm not, by the way, saying that women make better parents) They still get the  the rights over half of the time, so what's wrong?
22. You know, men aren't the only ones who pay child support. Anyway, abortion  is about a thing in a woman's body, not a man's body. Also, as i have said before, if men could stop women from getting abortions, then rapists could force the women they raped to have their baby. Tell me how that's fair.
23. The baby just came out of the woman's body. If she wants to not take care of it, then she can give it to the father, and if he doesn't want it, she can give it up. It's simple.
24. What are you talking about? Women don't get more time to do projects, or any of the other things you mentioned, it's pretty much a level playing field. Men can call off for family time too, unless you meant maternity leave  w00t.gif
Under 50% is not a greater chance... but women quotas shouldn't exist and neither should any other type of quota when it comes to people, it should be the best person for the job gets the job.
25. This is just because women aren't expected to be able to do everything a man can, another injustice.
26. I already voiced my opinion about SCUM
27. It didn't say that it never happens that way, though, because it does happen that way. It just picked a story where it happened to the woman, that's not sexist.
28. I think we can all agree that women go through a more drastic change during puberty than we do.
29. Basically, since the point of feminism is the stop of oppression, anti-feminism is traditionalism which is offensive, so why should knowingly offensive things be published?
I can use your points about the army and draft and commercials against you...and the few points you had are far outwayed by areas where men dominate.
QUOTE
"To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo."- Valerie Solanas, leading feminist.
You can't use her! She's the head of SCUM!
QUOTE
"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act"- Editor of feminist magazine, MS, Robin Morgan.

"I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it."- Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

"All men are rapists and that's all they are"- Marilyn French, Author, "The Women's Room"

"My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don't even need to shrug. I simply don't care."- Marilyn French, Author, "The Women's Room"

"Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn." -Boronia Herald-Sun, womans rights activist.

"All sexual intercourse, even constituional sex between a married couple, is a violation of that womans body. It is rape." - Leading feminist Ann C Scales

"We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men."- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, quoted in " One Woman, One Voice ", Wheeler, page 58.

...I beleive these quotes awnser that question better than I ever could.
I felt it necessary to block these together because they are all an attempt to make all feminists seem like evil heartless monsters who just hate men. It is certain crazy women, who don't really believe in feminism for what it really is.
Just to prove my point on commercials, I'll tell you about something that recently happened in New Zealand. There's an advertisement for Chivas Brand Whiskey that is composed of this:
A woman, head NOT SHOWN IN THE ADD, scantily clad, stepping out of the passenger side of a sports car and it says "Yes, god is a man" The company refuses to withdraw the campaign despite it's obvious sexism.
Now I close with some quotes that really show what feminism is about. They really show what feminism set out to do and what it's still doing.
"Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its
battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions.. for safety on the streets... for child care, for social welfare...for rape crisis
centers, women's refuges, reforms in the law." (If someone says) 'Oh, I'm not a feminist,' (I ask) 'Why? What's your problem?'"
- Dale Spender


"A feminist is a person who answers 'yes' to the question, 'Are women human?' Feminism is not about whether women are better than, worse than or identical with men. And it's certainly not about trading personal liberty--abortion,
divorce, sexual self-expression--for social protection as wives and mothers,
as pro-life feminists propose. It's about justice, fairness, and access to the broad range of human experience. It's about women consulting their own
well-being and being judged as individuals rather than as members of a class
with one personality, one social function, one road to happiness. It's about women having intrinsic value as persons rather than contingent value as a means to an end for others: fetuses, children, the 'family', men. "
(Katha Pollitt).
Feminism has not gone far enough yet, as I have clearly shown. Thank you, Good night!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by UniversalParadox, 01 June 2005 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 01 June 2005 - 01:11 AM

Wow, that was awesome you guys.

And now I'll be throwing this fab debate to our judges. Walken, I think it goes without saying that you are not permitted to judge this one. wink2.gif

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:19 AM

Awesome Debate you two! Here we go!

Debator 1: Walken
Relevancy:10
Countering:10
Style:7
Persuasiveness:9
Total:36

Debator 2: Universal Paradox
Relevancy:9
Countering:7
Style:10
Persuasiveness:8
Total:34


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 07:11 AM

Debator 1: Walken
Relevancy:9
Countering:10
Style:8
Persuasiveness:9
Total:36

Debator 2: Universal Paradox
Relevancy:9
Countering:8
Style:9
Persuasiveness:9
Total:35

Both debators should give themselves a pat on the back.




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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:35 PM

Debator 1: Walken
Relevancy:10
Countering:10
Style:8
Persuasiveness:9
Total:37

Debator 2: Universal Paradox
Relevancy:9
Countering:8
Style:10
Persuasiveness:9
Total:36

What a debate!!! Well done to both of you. thumbsup.gif  


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:40 PM

And the results are as follows:

Walken wins the debate, with a final of 36.3;
UniversalParadox finishes with a final of 35.

You both really did a fantastic job at this debate. You could tell there was a lot of work put into it. Congrats to both.  thumbsup.gif





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