beandelphiki: Animated icon of the TARDIS from the British television show, "Doctor Who." (go Gryffindor!)
One of the most prolific posters on [livejournal.com profile] anti_feminism made a new community today: [livejournal.com profile] not_fem_rage.

Since the mods of [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage won't allow members to make any rages about the suffering of males, I decided to make a community where people can post said rages.

If you want to post about the suffering of females, but can't join/have been banned from feminist_rage, then feel free to post here.

Members of [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage are welcome to join, but the ones who only came here to troll will be banned.

And feel free to use so-called "offensive language" such as 'retarded', 'lame', 'stupid', etc.


They now have five members, and four people watching the community. Three are [livejournal.com profile] anti_feminism members, and two are not.

The one who isn't watching is [livejournal.com profile] dysgr8mystake.

The two who aren't anti_fem members are [livejournal.com profile] madamjolie and [livejournal.com profile] panic_girl. Two moderators of [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage.

Because that makes sense.


I'm kind of considering joining. Because I'm curious now.
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This is as quick as I can make it, and I won't be dealing with anything else for a while. I apologize for not getting back to things. I will soon, I promise.

I just left [livejournal.com profile] feminist AND [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage. I'd been thinking very seriously for the past day or so of leaving feminist, because I was sick of shit in there. I was pissed about the idea of having to deal with [livejournal.com profile] delphyne_ again, or even see her username somewhere I or my friends didn't type it. I was upset that several people I think are great, and contribute a lot were leaving, one after the other. Can you sense the Winds of Change? Yeah. What was I getting out of there, anyway? Could I seriously say I learned much? The time at which I could have learned a lot from feminist, I was learning the same things, BETTER (I think), somewhere else. So I figured...maybe I'd leave. But I didn't want to give up.

I just never thought I'd leave [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage FIRST. Not in a million years.

So what the hell happened? Brief explanation for members and ex-members who might care )

So I just spent several hours saving things. Lots and lots and lots of screencaps, damn. (And no, those aren't for drama purposes, I just want to keep stuff.) There's information in both [livejournal.com profile] feminist and [livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage that I will never have access to again, but you know what? Information can be replaced.

(LULZ can't. Hence screencaps.)

I saved all the drama I've been in, and all the drama my friends have been in, and I also saved the Chreebomb thing because, why not? And what I realized as I did so was that I've only ever gotten DRAMA and ANNOYANCE out of both those communities, pretty much. As a last gesture in [livejournal.com profile] feminist, I read the last thing [livejournal.com profile] delphyne_ said to me there (which I had refused to open in my inbox before), and it was just pointless crap. Why was I ever there? (Well, a mod added me, I didn't apply. But that's not what I mean.)

I remember a while back (which I forgot to save, so lost forever) there was a locked post in fem_rage where there was a fantastic discussion of classism. That's my best memory there, and I'd never find it again anyway. And [livejournal.com profile] feminist? The best moment was when I convinced a girl who's close to sociology researchers to try to get them to look into doing a research project on the underdiagnosis of LDs and ADHD in kids of color. My ONE moment of maybe-impact.

And other than that...annoyance. Drama. Angst. Annoyance. Fury. Deppression. Annoyance. Disgust. Did I mention annoyance?

I'll do fine without these communities. I might look for others, but I don't need a "replacement" feminist community, because there's nothing to replace. Fuck 'em all.

For posterity, the comments I left (and yeah, this is ALL screencapped, so if anyone says I'm lying about anything, I can prove 'em wrong).]

Thank you and goodnight )
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WOW. SO MUCH DRAMA in lj-land last night. I didn't get any schoolin' done.

So...people outside of [livejournal.com profile] feminist have been complaining for ages that the community lets white privilege run unchecked, and that it's exclusionary to women of color. The mods decide to fix this.

[livejournal.com profile] welsey makes a mod post explaining the new rules.

Based on some feedback, here are definitions of racism and sexism as we are using them. We are aware of the dictionary definition; however, we have chosen to use this definition because it is commonly used in anti-racist and social justice communities, and we ask that you also use it while you are in our space. More clarification may be added later:
racism = prejudice + power
sexism = prejudice + power

We separate these things from prejudice because the implications of racism and sexism (as we define them) are so much more significant and powerful than those of prejudice.


[...]

Reverse racism is not a valid concept.


And [livejournal.com profile] feminist go BOOM.

People disagree, whine, complain, and just generally miss the entire point.

I replied, basically telling the mods pip-pip and good job, and I was sorry they were taking so much crap from the uninformed. I should have realized that would cause a shitload of drama, but didn't really. That also went BOOM.

(Can anybody tell that I have very, very little patience? Yeah. I think I really got off on the wrong foot with the "dingdingding" comment, but really...when someone says that OMG! You're calling all the [white, because that's what I meant] people who disagree with anti-racism rules racist! the snark just tends to come out.)

They're/we're up to 700 comments now. I started replying because I said that I did not want to leave the mods fighting this one alone. I am almost sorry at this point; my inbox is pleading with me to stop, so I'm mostly going to bow out and see how it plays.

Over on journalfen, OTF_Wank is having a real laugh at our expense.

(First comment: "[livejournal.com profile] beandelphiki is a moron." I think I also got called a "Feminazi," the logic of which makes my brain hurt. I thought that if I ever got called THAT, it would be for arguing hard-line pro-choice or something, not critical race theory. OKAY!)

More fallout:

[livejournal.com profile] blackfolk: Nice try guys, but you still SUCK.

[livejournal.com profile] sex_and_race/[livejournal.com profile] feminist_rage: See, this is why we're all in HERE, instead of over THERE. (Idiots.)

[livejournal.com profile] ap_racism: Okay, nothing yet, but I'm waiting on the "GAAAH!" reaction. SOMEBODY will say something, I'm sure.


*sits and looks at this mess*

You know, I think it's a good thing I will be busy working a lot during Christmas, and staying (for the most part) far away from lj. MY BRAIN.


Edit: Yes, I'm white. Jeebus. (And if you don't know why I added this, don't worry, just ignore.)

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