Oh wow, a quick trip to the bathroom and I come back to a bunch of stuff. XD
Thanks for the comments guys. >>27178
This is what I hate about the world. Whoever seems to dominate an area always decides that they can say whatever they want about the other group without it being hurtful, when in reality it hurts even more. While I understand it more in areas where there aren't a lot of women, sometimes I wonder if thats what perpetuates that. For example, people often say that there are no women in the gaming realm or on the Internet, but I know for a fact that there are a hell of a lot more of them than we think they are that simply don't state their gender. They do this because they know they'll get harassed because of it, and in the end it's just making everything worse! This can be said for careers too, as male-dominated careers tend to be male-dominated for a long time until some sort of "social revolution" takes place.>>27180
I think the reason that women often appear as "smart" in pop culture is because of the fact that it's the opposite of what happens in real life. People in the movie and TV (etc) industries like to make characters that defy the ordinary, because that makes them interesting. Because of this we often see the archetype of "career woman" or "hot nerdy girl" or "spunky and witty female". I don't know. It's not even the smartness thing either. I'm always seeing sexism in little things, like when guys complain about their girlfriends' incessant needs to talk about feelings. Why is this a bad thing? Sure, it's different between genders and I understand that, but sometimes guys patronize women so much because they are more "sensitive" than they are. It's a bunch of these tiny little inferiority complexes people create that causes men to look down on us.>>27181
Ugh, I hate that comment so much. Not just from men, but from women too. Whenever somepony tries to validify their sexism by saying the other gender is just "illogical" causes such a gap in the sexes that it creates more intolerance. Sure, there might be incomprehensible differences in the genders of the human species, but that doesn't mean we need to look down on anypony.>>27182>>27187
That's fine. See, I understand that people often say things on the Internet that they would never say in real life, but that doesn't make it any better to me. It just makes it evident that they're thinking these things IRL but are too afraid to say them. The fact that anypony should be having these thoughts in the first place pisses me off, because our society is supposed to be beyond that. I feel like women and other minorities haven't made nearly as much progress as we think we have,and that we've just made the other side be more quiet about it! >>27186
See, I have a tendency to dislike females too. I dislike a lot of stereotypical and common girly habits that tend to inhabit the masses, and I don't mind a few gender-related jokes. "Get back in the kitchen" jokes and the like don't bother me, and I too find them funny, but what does irk me is when people go beyond just joking. When it gets to the point that I can't have an intelligent discussion whilst making my gender known whether it be online or with a group of trusted friends without being made feel like I'm amongst a group of superior beings is when I wonder if people are really joking in these scenarios, or if they're just making a joke of me.
Sorry if I didn't get everypony, I tried to hit the people who I thought of lengthly responses for, and if you didn't get responded to and still want to discuss you can still respond, I don't mind. I'm not even sure if everypony I responded to is willing to read that long blurb of annoyed venting, but it's making me feel better at least.