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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 14th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
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A Door into the Ocean sounds very interesting, as I love aquatic environments and the cultures surrounding them.

As for the "major" essay, I don't really understand the compliant, but then again, I am a guy. The big thing that usually turns me off of feminism as a whole is that it seems so...I guess "exclusive". Kind of like, "Oh, you have a Y chromosome, you can't possibly understand. I know it's a generalization, and I'm not trying to be insensitive, but what's the big deal?

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From:[info]limyaael
Date:December 15th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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It's definitely worth reading.

There's a lot of argument in some brands of feminism about whether there can actually be male feminists, if you mean it's "exclusionary" in that sense. If you mean with that statement about "what's the big deal?" that you don't see the point of feminism...well, then, you really don't understand, for the same reason that whites often don't understand anti-racist arguments, or people who have always been middle-class often don't understand the push for better conditions and wages for the working class. I don't think there's anything inherent in biological males that makes them incapable of understanding feminism. But I don't see any reason to spend time justifying myself to a male (or a woman) who argues that sexism doesn't exist or that I shouldn't be a feminist because "women don't have it all that bad."
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 15th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
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No, no, I meant the "big deal" of the specific essay you mentioned, because I didn't understand the description of the essay. Sorry for the miscommunication, I probably should have made my point clearer, instead of sounding like an ass.

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