Salem Saberhagen

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Location: Eastern USA

Joined Feb 05, 2010 at 04:30PM EST


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About

I’m an amateur writer. You can find my works here:
D&D Snippets II: The Snippeting

My handle is mebecronck.

Other places you might find me:

Steam – straybullet3713
PSN – jacktrade3713
Xbox Live – jacktrade3713
3DS – 2019-9654-8108
Defiance – Ahari NeIp (Character Name)*
TwitchSelymsetag

That is a capital i not a lowercase L. So, N e (capital i) p.


Recent Activity

Commented on Jessica Rabbit

That cosplay looks like it is very uncomfortable, but still very impressive.

Nov 26, 2014 at 08:21PM EST

Commented on Jurassic World - Official Trailer (HD)

>Mutant hybrid dinosaur

Oh, my god! They are screwing it up.

>Guy riding motorcycle alongside possibly trained hunting velociraptors.

Now, you got my full attention.

Nov 26, 2014 at 02:42PM EST

Commented on Platus' wall

I see things are continuing in the “Comic Thread”. I would like to continue the discussion, but after work today I’m feeling far too fatigued (both physically and mentally) to give it the attention it deserves. Working in retail in a grocery store this time of the year is rather taxing.

This was an interesting discussion, and I hope to continue it with you some day later.

Nov 24, 2014 at 04:16PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

Oh, I forgot to ask in my last comment.

What does that tag say that is attached to the sleeve of the man under the bed?

I tried to Google Image Search for a better quality image, but only one came up and it didn’t give me any clarity. It might not change my understanding of the image, but I’m still curious.

Nov 23, 2014 at 09:01PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

Well, yeah, I knew feminism has been equated with man-hating for awhile, but I felt that it died down and only recently made a resurgence. I can’t help but think the behavior of these “extremist/radicalist/(I wish there was a distinct term for them)ist” is to blame.

Or perhaps I would just like to think that because it would make solving the issue easier.

Nov 23, 2014 at 08:51PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

Okay, I have read your second reply.

This does frustrate me, but I view the solution a bit differently. I think of the comic as pointing out a problem.

If we were to ignore the people doing horrible things in the name of “feminism” then they shall continue to do these horrible things. The solution has to be to answer there behavior, by at least condemning it and distancing the name of the group from it, or by stopping it.

The stain they put on Feminism’s name will not clean itself. Why not show the world that what the comic portrays is not what feminism stands for.

And if this comic is Anti-Feminist, then they are using the behavior of these “extremists” as ammo against feminism. Why not take away there ammunition so all they can do is fire blanks?

Nov 23, 2014 at 08:48PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

I think we might have seen two different stories when we read this comic.

I saw someone who might have been undecided in their opinion on feminism. Having seen the behavior of the “Tumblr Feminist” the person was left with a negative opinion on the beliefs of feminism.

(Okay, I just now noticed the second reply you made to me. Give me a second to read it. Also, it is a pleasure to have another discussion with you on this topic. Though, I don’t think this one will go very far. The comic doesn’t have much to interpret.)

Nov 23, 2014 at 08:40PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

I wish I could send you the sources of these information, but for obvious reasons, I didn’t bookmark or save any of these things. If I ever come across them, again, I will send them to you if you are so inclined to see them.

It is true, “one is a bigger problem than the other”, but that doesn’t justify their actions. Nor does it rectify the damage caused by it. They are most certainly few people who behave like this, but they draw such attention to their actions that it still leave a bad mark on feminism. It has developed to the point that there are people who believe that they are what feminism stand for.

Remember Emma Watson’s UN Speech?

(Side-note: I love this speech)

At one point she says that feminism is starting to be equated with “Man-Hating”. This is why I think people are starting to think that.

The reason why he labels the person “Tumblr Feminist” is because that these extreme “Feminists” seem to congregate there. I think it is because of how people of similar interests like to group together and this attracts others of similar interests. In the three examples I gave to you, two of them I remember specifically coming from Tumblr.

No, not all feminists on Tumblr are “extreme/radical”, but there are many there, and they are quite vocal in there extreme behavior.

(Part 1/2)

Nov 23, 2014 at 08:37PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

I have seen these people, behaving exactly like this, in the name of feminism.

I have seen one exclaim proudly that “All cis men should die”.

I have seen another write an essay about how the solution to the world’s problems is to castrate nine out of ten men.

I have seen another take a picture of her blood stained hand and post it online, saying that she broke a man’s nose. She was greeted with cheers and praise for her actions. There was nothing about what he did to incite the violence. Just the picture with the text, “I broke a man’s nose”.

None of this was done satirically, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. In my opinion, stuff like this is why feminism has a bad name. They are loud in their actions and that draws attention. Attention that should be focused on the good feminism has, currently is, and will do.

Feminism is still needed.

There is still sexism in the world.

There are some people that think they can openly hate men and it is okay, so long as it is done in the name of “Feminism”.

Nov 23, 2014 at 07:55PM EST

Commented on 58d.jpg

It’s not actually a strawman. It is an accurate representation of what some real women who call themselves “feminists” are acting like. The comic is pointing out how their behavior is responsible for giving “feminism” a bad name.

A strawman is a fictional construct representing a distorted ideal or philosophy in hopes that the misinformation undermine its teachings.

This is a factual representation of actual people to illustrate a real problem, and the sad part is that their insanity is underplayed in this comic.

Nov 23, 2014 at 06:21PM EST

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