17. Don’t speak ill of your wife/girlfriend. Back her up against the world, even if she’s wrong. She should know that you have her back. When she needs your help, give it. She should know that you’ll take her part.
18. Don’t cheat on your wife/girlfriend. If you must cheat, don’t humiliate her. Don’t risk having your transgressions come back to her or her friends. Don’t do it where you live. Don’t do it with people in your social circle. Don’t shit in your own back yard.
19. If your girlfriend doesn’t make you feel good about yourself and bring joy to your life, fire her. That’s what girlfriends are for.
20. Don’t bother with “emotional affairs.” They are just a vehicle for women to flirt and have someone make them feel good about themselves. That’s the part of a relationship they want. For you it is a lot of work and investment in time. If they are having an emotional affair with you, they’re probably fucking someone else.
21. Becoming a woman’s friend and confidant is not going to get you into an intimate relationship. If you haven’t gotten the girl within a reasonably short period of time, chances are you won’t ever get her. She’ll end up confiding to you about the sexual adventures she’s having with someone else.
22. Have and nurture friendships with women.
5. Tell us about a recent mistake that you have made.
What I said: I accidentally misfiled a case at work that was set to go to trial the next week. As soon as I realized this, I alerted my supervisor and disaster was averted.
What I thought: An even bigger mistake I've made has been wasting 20 minutes of my life in this interview instead of taking a dump, that would have been much more satisfying and productive.
That's true, and feminism/gender egalitarianism agrees with you and fights against those roles. […]
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:09 AM CET on March 16 [+]
Look. Talking about "what feminists want" as if it were a single agenda is silly. Some people are just out for their own benefit, some people actually have principles, and that's true in any movmement.
it reflects badly on the field
You're free to dislike her point of view, certainly, but she did not represent a field.
So do I and many other activists, which is why your mention of Selective Service is not particularly germane to the discussion.
The Guardian says: ‘Since the mid-1970s, Dworkin symbolised women's war against sexual violence. ’ Feminists, or the field of Women’s Studies, have always believed that war to be part of their core competency; it would be hard to characterise such a symbolic role as anything but representative.
[…] Picking one individual and claiming they reflect on, or represent, an incredibly large social movement is not logically sound.
Not all feminists agree with Dworkin - probably not even a majority.
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