Synnovea Posted July 10, 2006 Share Posted July 10, 2006 Neb hit the nail on the head. He's of the mind that abusive and bullying behavior is acceptible, confusing peoples general laughing reaction to him as a desire for one of the less funny parts of last season to be repeated again this season. For me, funny Howie is going on about Jedi Janey or running around with his light sabers, or talking about trying to catch alligators while tubing in the Everglades. In general crazy arse crap that defines him as an entertaining and odd individual unrelated to the sexual jabber or bullying bluster. As for the chewbacca defense that we all act that way, I don't think so. Maybe when I was a teenager in junior and senior highschool, but not as an adult. And the ranting was in a public area to many people and not discreet, and had the feeling of wanting to send a very distinct and threatening message back to Nakomis or anyone that might try to call him out for behaving in a way that many others find inappropriate or harassing. At any rate, I'll continue to condemn his behavior as bad, and continue to pfft at people trying to defend it as being in denial, or trying to justify his behavior due to their affection for him. Before I'm called a hater, keep in mind that I've repeatedly identified myself as a fan (perhaps a prior fan if this sort of thing continues). Hell, I'm a member of each of the different forums for Kaysar, Janey and Howie and have been since they went up (though I lurk more than anything else). Oh - one last thing. People keep tossing the word feminist around in a way that doesn't seem to really understand feminism. Each time you slam feminism, consider these questions: Are you opposed to equality for women? Do you feel men are superior to women? Do you acknowledge that women have had legislature that discriminates against them in the past and present with regards to almost all aspects of their lives, and feel that this is okay? Do you feel that being feminine is more important for a woman than being herself if that doesn't include feminine behavior? Do you think it's okay for women to be domestically abused or murdered? Do you think it's okay for husbands to rape wives, or boyfriends to rape girlfriends? Do you think it's okay for women to be blamed or seen as complicit in being raped by her clothing or manner of look, or because she walked alone to her car at night? The list goes on and is plentiful, but if you aren't a feminist (general, not activist), then these are some of the sorts of things that you are identifying with. Being a feminist, despite the idiotic misguided ideas that have attempted to be foisted onto feminism, is about equality for women, full stop. Look it up in the dictionary. You might be surprised. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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