Hahaha! Lol, @Sweeney Okay, so you obviously didn't even read the disclaimer at the TOP of my post. This is after all my opinion, you tell me I'm 'wrong', but, no, you are wrong (again, my 'opinion' I hope you understand the concept).
When you post blunt comments that take a jab at a person rather than their argument, it shows.
Yes, I lolled. Firstly, let me state, that I posted my opinion first, BEFORE I read everyone else's as I appreciate a pure opinion, not one swayed by others.
Absolutely, I'm proud about my humility. Totally an oxymoron. It's something that is true, however. I don't gloat about my humility. It's covert, it's something that pervades every aspect of my life. This is the only place that I will acknowledge it. I don't know about you, but I can look at myself in the third-person, I know what I am and who I am. An observation about a certain quality of my personality. That's all. Don't confuse humble with dogmatic (another preconception of yours that you've overlooked).
I'm adamant on my interpretation of the etymology. See my above post. And don't tell me I'm wrong here. I know I'm not. I won't educate you on the English Language, because frankly, I can't be bothered.
I can't even stress how much YOU DO NOT KNOW ME. You don't know how I treat women. So don't make ignorant assumptions.
I'd say around 70% of my close friends are female. I treat them with chivalry. Polite and courteous, as manly men do not. I'm the kind to hold a door open for anyone, but ALWAYS for a female. This does not strip them of their worth, by treating them with manners (sounds a little bit like an oxymoron to me, hey?) you give them respect. Respecting someone with daily kindnesses does not make me a victim of 'nice guy' syndrome.
(Thus, far you have discussed more about ME than the actual ISSUE, lol).
Your failure to use quote tags correctly made this post very hard to follow.
You can't put a disclaimer about your opinion and expect it to hold water. Your opinion can be wrong. And it is.
I'm just not going to touch the part of your post where you talk about how your humility is covert, while simultaneously proclaiming how proud you are of that fact. I think it stands as a monument to absurdity quite well without requiring any input from me whatsoever.
It's fun that you're adamant on your interpretation of the etymology. I have quite clearly shown that your interpretation is incorrect, and based on a shallow understanding of the meaning of the suffixes -ism and -ist. I can talk to you about the French root, if you feel that may help you change your mind - in France the suffix "isme" always denotes an ajectival noun (I believe, my knowledge of French is not by any means equivalent to fluency).
I don't know about you, but in recent times, I have been led to believe that "chivalry" is actually a form of misogyny. I have been led to believe this by listening to the opinions of women who are alert to this kind of thing. By, in your own words, being the type to hold a door open for anyone, but "ALWAYS for a female" you make an unnecessary distinction. Sure, it's polite to hold the door for people - it's insulting to make the distinction that women "ALWAYS" need to have the door held for them. It's infantilising. It's patronising. So yeah, I don't know you. I only have what the words you write on which to base my opinion (just my opinion ), and I'm sorry that you don't like how that behaviour appears.
And yes, I have spent the post discussing you. Or, more specifically, how your writing reveals how you believe you're a feminist, but actually, you're probably not.
So, like, when did I ever say this? Deciding that I'm blind doesn't help the issue.
And to clarify, I'm not blind at all hun. I'm not going to talk about how I level with this issue as it's none of your business. You're absolutely right, I don't have the body of a female, I don't know how degrading it is to be groped, victim of sexual abuse etc. But I know what lack of self-worth is and how to attain it. Don't you dare tell me that I fall short in this area, I know how dejection feels, and I don't welcome your assumption that I don't. My experiences qualify me on a level of understanding. Not an exact level, but nonetheless on the same page.
I empathise with everyone who has ever seen a wall in their life. My wall has been exceptionally high. And don't tell me it's not, because you'd be wrong.
I feel strongly about how people treat people - and you've so ignorantly missed this point.
I did not say that you said this. I said that it's the kind of thing people like you say. Based on my personal experience of people like you. Or at least, people like the way you've presented yourself.
It's rather hard to discuss the point further when you are "not going to talk about how [you] level with this issue". But I will say that the fact that you have faced some hardship in your life does not qualify you to proclaim on all areas of hardship - especially not something as widespread and institutionalised and internalised as sexism.
Here it is. Now this is where you completely miss what this forum is about. You've just decimated your entire argument and stance on feminism. But hey, I can't help you if you wish to contradict yourself.
Now I stated the tone in my post, so that people who jump the gun like you, don't misunderstand me. I welcomed debate, not an argument, and not an ATTACK.
You have spent your entire post talking about issues that you know nothing about (ie. my life), than the issue at hand. I don't understand how a person can blindly (oh, snap!) fall into such hypocrisy. Your attack on me dilutes and voids your argument.
My opinion. That's all.
I look forward to what you have to rebut. Hopefully, it'll be more about the issue and your own respected opinion, rather than about me.
I do not miss what this forum is about. It's a debate forum - you're welcome to post your opinion. But realise that your opinion comes from a position of ignorance, and that before posting, you should read the opinions already posted. It'd only be courteous after all.
Oh, mama, completely missed my point. Anyway.
Oh mama. No. Wrong. Again.
Your definition of feminism is wrong. Based on an incorrect interpretation of the etymology of the word.
I think that posting "Wrong" in response to that is precisely on point.