Ok, so this thread really, in the end, isn't so odd at all.
Is it really so important to be outraged that you have to come up with the flimsiest of excuses? It doesn't help one's cause to cry wolf all of the time. I don't doubt that there is still plenty of sexism out there, but posts like this complaint about "oddities" make me seriously doubt the individual complaints of sexism coming from the author of the post. Why sacrifice credibility just for the chance to be outraged? Maybe those who post there have an illusion of credibility created by like-minded people filling their comment sections with echo chambers of agreement.
In other posts, while I may not agree 100% with the author, at least I can see where he or she might have a point or a valid concern. With this, though, it is just nonsense. Perhaps that's why there's such the strong reaction to what I said - how dare I inject data in the way of a good dose of outrage? I don't know. It reminds me of something I heard in law school: If the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if the law is on your side, pound on the law; if neither are on your side, pound on the table! It sounds to me like there's a lot of table pounding going on.
Comments, anyone? Beyond telling me I'm crazy to keep on reading stuff like at that blog? I'm trying to figure out why I still read them. Maybe because I think the right-wing extremists are just beyond any reason, so I don't bother to read or comment (though I have on occasion), but I somehow think, since I'm closer to the progressive side, if I read left-wing extremists, they must be more reasonable because we agree. I know that really isn't true - because the reason one thinks something is just as important - is more important - than what one thinks. I'm not a rigid ideology kind of person. Oh well. Back to the grind.
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