Objects, Objectified

While our submitter sent this in with a focus on Sheboon, it’s Geehottie’s remark that leaves me with so many unanswered ontological questions. Can I use male pixels? Do female pixels really look better? Am I writing with female pixels right now?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/IMBILLYMAYSWITHORANGEGLO Britt Boyd

    Oh how lovely, yet another example of a sexually frustrated asshole. Please, God, never let this man-child breed!

  • http://www.justplainsomething.com JustPlainSomething

    I feel bad for all the men (and young men) that aren’t like this. I realize most of this is misplaced bravado, but comments like this just encourage the sexist male stereotype that doesn’t apply to most men.

    On a slight positive note, Sheboon actually spelled “sexual pleasure” correctly. He still needs to work on punctuation, though.

    Oh, and MERRY CHRISTMAS, fellow FUoS compatriots. Happy Holidays and all that. I need to go back to being only useful as sexual pleasure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Happyhansha Brannon Sherry

    It really is a shame. The behavior that is basically forced on men these days overwrites such great stuff sometimes. I somewhat know a young man (around 19) who is very smart, very sensitive, and very eloquent; he recently posted on Facebook about how he hates how much of a “pussy” he is because he feels bad and apologizes when he tries to troll people like a cool kid. Since then he’s been more and more of a jerk and has posted less and less eloquent and insightful things. He seems determined to turn himself into what everyone else tells him he should be like. I see stuff like that all the time, and it’s just so sad to me that we don’t encourage the right traits in males.

  • Anonymous

    He is a pussy if he lets others goad him into changing his nature.

  • http://www.inklesspen.com Jon Rosebaugh

    Why are you using “pussy” as a pejorative?

  • Anonymous

    Because it *is* a pejorative… but I don’t think that’s the question you meant to ask.

    The main reason I used the word is because it’s the word the young man Brannon’s story used.  It’s suppose to underscore the irony that it isn’t posting sensitive stuff which makes him cowardly and weak, it’s him denying his true nature because of peer pressure that makes him cowardly and weak, or a “pussy”.

  • http://www.inklesspen.com Jon Rosebaugh

    No, that is in fact the question I meant to ask. Why are you using “pussy” as a pejorative?

  • Anonymous

    Then I feel I have already answered your question as I understand it.  Could your rephrase it?

  • http://www.inklesspen.com Jon Rosebaugh

    “Pussy” means either a domestic cat or a slang term for a vagina. Do you think vaginas are cowardly and weak?

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry it’s taken so long to reply, I’ve been workin’ overtime.

    No, I do not think vaginae are cowardly and weak.  However, I do think many domestic cats are cowardly and weak, but that’s just co-incidental.

    “Pussy” has more than two definitions.

    When someone calls another a “pussy”, I make no connection to the homonym for “vagina” the exact same way I make no connection when someone uses the homonym for “cat”.  Perhaps, somehow, we just grew up in different environments were that distinction wasn’t made for you as it was for me and most of the rest of the world.

    On the other hand, I can’t help but to shake the feeling that you just don’t like me… That you were being intentionally obtuse and created a false dilemma just to pick a fight with me.  I hope this isn’t the case, especially since I know you can axe me from this site at any moment.  

    This site is important to me and I’m passionate about the gender-equality in the gaming culture.  Without even trying I’ve somehow racked up the second-most number of comments on this site, which is frankly kinda embarrassing to me since I know a common inter-gender complaint is men move in and dominate situations instead of integrating with the women already there.  I don’t want to be seen as that kind of guy– I’m sincerely not trying to be.

    Now I’ve rambled a little bit, but the point is I’m not a troll, though I can see my opinions aren’t often popular.  If I cause friction, it’s not for it’s own sake, it’s because I feel there’s an issue that needs to be addressed in order to strengthen gender-equality. 

  • http://www.inklesspen.com Jon Rosebaugh

    No, I’m not being obtuse, but it’s not that I don’t like you. I just think using “pussy” to mean “weak” is analogous to using “that’s so gay” to mean “that’s undesirable or stupid”.

    I’m speaking for myself here, not as a staff member; you’ve clearly contributed to the site, so I don’t think you need to worry about banning or anything. I’m just trying to be a bit of a gadfly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sephirajo Johanna Roberts

    Makes me glad I don’t WoW anymore. …of course, general chat in SWTOR is getting just as bad. Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    Heh. I appreciate you easing my easing my worries.  And I appreciate your feminist passion and what you and the rest of the FUoS staff have done here.

    I agree there’s a parallel between the p-word and using “gay” or even “fag”.  I understand that they are charged words that have the potential of reinforcing the feeling of marginalization in the folks it applies to.  I also feel there’s a disassociation between the words being used as pejorative and the marginalized groups they represent.  Don’t get me wrong, I know there are plenty of homophobes out there who use “gay” as an epithet because of their hatred, but I think the majority do it absent-mindedly– just because that’s how they were taught to cuss.. same with “fag”.

    Hell, it’s the same thing when I use blasphemous swears such as “Goddamnit” and “Jesus Christ”.  Intellectually, I understand what they mean, but that doesn’t factor in when I’m inspired to emote them.  And although I’m atheist, I hold no contempt for Christians, and I am sincerely sorry if unintentionally offend them… Although I’m less sorry if they’re fine with the rest of the vulgar language I use.  Still, I’ll make some effort to avoid those words in their company.

    To bring this back around, I do see similarities between those words, but I think the different definitions of the p-word are much more distinct, and I feel the gay pejoratives oppress a far more marginalized group.  So, as a result, while I overrode my casual “gay”-slinging I picked up in elementary school (keeping it only to be used ironically between close friends), I never felt a need to scrub the p-word from my vocabulary.  As an aside, which may highlight the distinction for me, I dislike the p-word to refer to female genitalia– seems too vulgar for something so nice!  And yet, I do actually use the p-word far less than I probably would have given the company, despite the acceptance of vulgar words as a whole.

    I dislike the attitude some seem to have that if someone uses the p-word, then that person is a misogynist.  It’s a position that puts the unconvinced into a defensive position.

    Furthermore, I personally think it’s silly if someone doesn’t mind me using “dick” as a pejorative, but sees a problem with the p-word.  To most folks, that would seem to be a double standard and it’s the kind of thing that makes people think feminism is about putting ladies before everything else, instead of just trying to equalize things.  It clearly a hard-sell to many people that women are actually treated any worse than men in games and stuff like this will be seen as evidence and their perspective is correct.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IN5WOXTOAQVVPC3X7PI4L5F4IA Runeman11

    Apparently this is from the server Eitrigg, Alliance side.

  • Mygaffer Nunya

     Some are, others are toothed and scary. Some are gnarled and sickly, some are well bearded and some defy description. None are all that attractive to be honest, in fact it is what I hate about porn, neither twats, penii nor balls are very pretty to look out, in this man’s opinion, yet every other shot is a close up of misshapen and folded flesh pounding against themselves.
    Anyway Jon, you don’t use Pussy as a pejorative? What are you, a fag?
    /sarcasm, did I have to say?

  • Anonymous

    I think you were too bold there.

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