Read this poor girl's journal for just one glimpse of what a bunch of assholes some of you are. This ingenue has just graduated high school, has a promising career in music ahead of her, and is taking some time out of her hectic life everyday to share it with us. And of course, a bunch of dirty men, whose brains are little more than outgrowths of their testicles, start harassing her with rape threats and random crap postings. The only reason I can fathom that she's being abused in this way is because she's a woman.
This objectification and degradation of women disgusts me, and it's unbelievable how deeply it permeates the Slashdot psyche. The stench of chauvinism rises from every story, every thread, and almost every comment. In any article about geek movies, such as "Spider-Man" or "Star Wars", more comments are spent on daydreaming of the female lead's nipples than on discussing the quality of the movie itself. Every "geek dating guide" I've seen portrays women in a submissive, house-wench light you'd think was straight out of the 1890s. What few comments I've posted have all been greeted with negative moderations, impolite and insulting replies, and accusations I can't believe anybody would make. Geek culture prides itself on equity, intelligence, and modernity, yet they seem to have the same perception of females as a redneck living in an Alabama trailer park.
This needs to change. Before you post yet another comment slavering over Kirsten Dunst in a wet T-shirt, before you harass some poor girl's journal, before you drive away all the women from this site and turn it into a disgusting sausage fest, please remember that we women are people too, with the same range of emotions, the same intellect, the same humanity that you have. And for the handful of sweet, lovable guys already out there, thank you.