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Comment: Re:It's a load of crap (Score 1) 712

by geminidomino (#47719491) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

It's like asking a random "Christian" to justify and explain Westboro Baptist's behavior because they both think of themselves as "Christian" despite that term meaning vastly different things.

Close, but not quite. The difference is that "the assholes" in your example (WBC) aren't the only one setting dogma. Using the same metaphor, it's closer to you objecting to having "believing in the divinity of Christ" held against you, even though you don't, and you feel that calling yourself "Christian" just means "Being a decent person"

Feminism is not (just) a "philosophy", it's a proselytizing ideology: the goal is to bring people into their way of thinking, and that means that the way it's presented trumps dictionary definitions, trumps NAFALT, and trumps personal gnosis on what "feminism means". And as far as presentation goes, sorry, but the "assholes" are ruling that particular roost. "Mainstream" and/or "media" feminism is spawned in pits like Jezebel now, and I don't think anyone needs to be told how that sort of lot deals with being called on their bullshit.

So no, I don't think it's unreasonable at all, when someone claims the moniker of "feminism", to hold their tacit complicity against them.

Comment: Re:It's a load of crap (Score 1) 712

by geminidomino (#47711899) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

I guess that's the message one would get if they only look at the noisy assholes, but that's fair, since they are noisy assholes and make a disproportionate amount of noise. Fact is, though, that most feminists are actually just advocating for human rights for all.

You might have a point, except for one large flaw in the "Not all feminists are that way" excuse that's so popular:

You don't get an "-ism", i.e. an ideology, and especially not a political ideology, from a single bullet point. And feminism is very much a political ideology. The "quieter members of said group" aren't contributing any tenets to the feminist ideology, they're just picking and choosing the parts they don't like and pretending it doesn't apply to them.

Meanwhile, the core of actual feminism still remains firmly rooted in the delusion of persecution that is the "patriarchy" model, and a perpetual sense of victimhood that says that society and law must be changed to give women the rights they are unable, as victims, to claim for themselves. (Didn't someone say something, once, about rights you're given vs. rights you take for yourself?).

If your "quieter members" don't want to be held to that fact, then it's really on them to be more picky about whose flag they choose to fly for the sake of having a convenient little brand-label to slap on themselves.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for taking care of those who can't do it for themselves. Feed the hungry, help the helpless, etc. We could use more noble pursuits in this ignoble pit. So if you (the general "you") need to be taken care of at my expense, I'm actually all right with that, but once you cash that check, "equal" is out the window.

And if you (the same) want to claim that you're somehow owed that protection because I'm a terrible person and deserve to be punished and/or treated as a second-class citizen because of some imagined slight from your past, then fuck you very much.

Comment: Re:It's a load of crap (Score 3, Insightful) 712

by geminidomino (#47702949) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

"Derailing" is apparently the new term for pointing out inconsistency and hypocrisy. Not really surprising, ideologies love redefining words.

We get it. Women are precious, delicate snowflakes who have to be protected from harsh language and a world that is out to make a meal out of them, and society has to do it, because they're too fragile to do it for themselves.

Wait, what do you mean that's not the message feminism is trying to send? Could have fooled me.

Comment: Re:Not programming languages (Score 1) 306

by geminidomino (#47649331) Attached to: New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Nah, he's right. When your skills get "sufficiently advanced" and your needs spread into the more esoteric corners of the house of horrors, you run into even more half-done, half-assed, all-broken aspects of the language.

To this day, I'm not quite sure what the point was in implementing an SSL API that has no way to check for certificate revocation (the whole point of certificate-based security)...

Comment: Re:stupid argument (Score 1) 306

by geminidomino (#47649275) Attached to: New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

HTML/CSS define content & presentation. They do not "program behaviour".

Back when I had to explain this to some students I was tutoring, I basically said that HTML and CSS aren't programming languages, they're input.

They seemed to understand it after that (they were, apparently, a lot sharper than what passes for slashdotters, these days)

Comment: Re: And so it begins... (Score 1) 252

by geminidomino (#47646171) Attached to: <em>Babylon 5</em> May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

Debatable, the takeaway I had from the show was that the Psi-Corps was largely responsible for [Clark's rise to power].

Check out "Matters of Honor" (S03E01) and "Voices of Authority" (S03E05). At the end of the former, it's revealed that Morden (faceman for the Shadows) is conspiring with PsiCorps and members of the Senate. In the latter, the communication Ivanova intercepts reveals that the Shadows, via Morden again, set up the assassination.

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