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I know the term "misogyny" is being flung around in fandom in general with wild abandon which in some cases makes me downright annoyed as the word implies a certain severity of act/intent and to put the label to every little thing for me is to trivialize the experiences of victims. Same as for example would be putting rape and whistling after a woman in the same category. A victim of the former would be entirely justified to lay an epic smackdown on the latter bemoaning their tragic fate.

But claiming a pregnant actress being featured only briefly or not at all in certain episodes due to being, oh just too far along to work, is misogyny gets my personal headdesk. That`s a technicality arising from behind-the-scenes needs. What is a woman supposed to do, put her health and the baby`s health at risk to fill a quota? Is the production company supposed to rearrange their shooting schedule or what?

Ditto for a female character being killed off and other than friends/family mourning life in the fictional universe is shown as going on. I cant even...life does go on when people die, regardless of gender. The only way around this would have to be an amazingly special Messiah-like character whose death causes chaos in the fabric of life. And if this overblown destiny-crap is the only thing to give a female character adequate importance, it would be a sad state of affairs indeed. Screw you, little people, who do their job everyday but who are by themselves just small cogs in the wheel.

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lovis
Mar. 10th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't get these misogyny "discussions". Don't these people encounter actual misogyny so that they can tell the difference? I always have to force myself to read those posts and even then I usually give up halfway through - there's just no point to it. Nothing but hot air.

A part of fandom reminds me of that stupid cow on TWOP that wrote that her boyfriend tried "the old helping-me-into-my-coat stick and I totally bitch-slapped him. YAY!ME!"

*headdesk*

Or hey, next time one our patients calls me Fräulein N. I'm totally going to throw a hissyfit.
astri13
Mar. 10th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Don't these people encounter actual misogyny so that they can tell the difference?

That`s what I`m asking myself too. Every little thing gets blown out of proportion which to me only makes women looks exactly like the dainty little cry-babies who are insecure, nagging and can`t handle stuff some men might believe them to be.

Sorry to say but if one has to jump up and down, beet-red face, screaming "respect my vagina", one probably really should be kept in the house for clearly they are not fit to deal with life in general.

A part of fandom reminds me of that stupid cow on TWOP that wrote that her boyfriend tried "the old helping-me-into-my-coat stick and I totally bitch-slapped him. YAY!ME!"

Like this twit. This is exactly the kind of "strong" woman that is just silly, immature and terribly insecure and postures every which way. Guy should have thrown the coat over her head and left her ass.

Or hey, next time one our patients calls me Fräulein N. I'm totally going to throw a hissyfit.

Throw plates. It always gets better when plates get thrown. *g*
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