According to feminist theory, misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.
Is it really a stretch, Huck?
Henry Vilas wrote:If you can't see the misogyny in a "joke" that says Obama's mother fucks a dog, then you are either terminally obtuse or a disingenuous fool. The choice is yours.
jman111 wrote:misogynyAccording to feminist theory, misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.
Is it really a stretch, Huck?
Huckleby wrote:Marvell wrote:Seriously? You know better than the 'mean girls' as to why they said what they said? In regards to the topic of misogyny?
Do you even know what 'patronizing' means?
The "mean girl" remark was made, quite appropriately, in response to catty promises to ostracize me. Now you have connected that remark to a different topic, mysogeny [sic], falsely claiming that I made a patronizing dismissal of somebody's opinion. Nice trick.
Huckleby wrote:So one doesn't have to see misogyny in action to allege it, you see the warning signs, and can conclude that misogyny lurks within.
jman111 wrote:How would one "see" hate, if not by its manifestations?
Marvell wrote: Your un-earned self-regard is only exceeded by your utter lack of self-awareness.
jman111 wrote: I'd say that the "butt of the joke" is women, in general. The sexual objectification lies in the implication that a woman would get her freak on with multiple partners of not only the human, but also the canine, variety.
pjbogart wrote:Maybe it would be beneficial to parse the joke and insert the insinuations so that you can better see the offensive content.
Huckleby wrote:I do understand why the joke is racist, although I didn't catch it at first.
And now I see why people consider it "misogynistic", but I find that regretable. Wish people would just be satisfied with being offended and not drag-in such an intensely accusatory word. Over time it dillutes and trivializes the word, since most dirty jokes fall under the umbrella.
Huckleby wrote:OK. Well, I see the offense you have taken as understandable.
I myself have trouble making the leap that all women are targeted by this particular joke.
I suggest you not tune into Comedy Central Roasts! I don't mean this in any way as a crtiticisms of your sensibilities. I do take umbrage that you would view anybody who accepts such black humor as "misogynist".
I am sorry to see that "misogyny" has been so broadly defined.
Huckleby wrote:Sorry, but I don't see anything remotely hateful towards women in such a joke.
jman111 wrote:(By the way, they're not my guidelines.)
Huckleby wrote:But nobody has explained how the narrative of that joke promotes hatred towards women.
Rather than accuse me of dismissing explanations, why don't you quote a past explanation, or better yet, state one yourself.