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The Emotional Labor Thread shouldn't be the exception

Let’s talk about expanding our ideas of boyzone-type derailing and how to be the best Metafilter we can be. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Sep 25, 2015 - 531 comments

Revisiting misogyny on Metafilter

The comments of this Metafilter post about misogynist songs at Trader Joes demonstrates that our work to keep Metafilter free from sexism is far from over. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 11, 2014 - 1860 comments


This FPP about stalking isn't going too well. Can we at least sort of refrain from reflexively blaming the victim?
posted by yarly on Mar 7, 2011 - 100 comments

Thanks. :)

Wow. I'm so impressed with the healthy, interesting, and totally civil (from what I've read) discussion in this post . I just wanted to say THANK YOU. :) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 23, 2008 - 112 comments

Palmer v. Jones

When is it okay for the sexiness/attractiveness of a woman to be discussed? The Amanda Palmer post versus the Grace Jones post. [more inside]
posted by lord_wolf on Dec 11, 2008 - 151 comments

Boyzone? Really?

Is this discussion boyzone-y? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Nov 25, 2008 - 198 comments

Misandry and Ask Metafilter.

Misandry and Ask Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments on Aug 6, 2008 - 461 comments

"Wow, look at the Boobies!"

How is this not a "Boyzone" post? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jul 10, 2008 - 342 comments

What gives?

Seeing that, by any other name pundit Frank Rich's essentially anti Clinton bloviaton was given space on the blue for the measure of 131 comments last I looked, I thought it appropriate to post two articles that past muster with Washington Post and was found politically and factually correct to be published. One is about the misogynistic comments across the board against Hillary Clinton --and Howard Dean and the DNC's silence about it, and the other is about the newest wave of belittling "Poor Hillary." Both articles reveal the difficulties the Democrats may face by their own antagonized and disenfranchised Hillary supporters, which I believe worthy of consideration. Yet the post disappeared in a hurry without a trace. What gives?
posted by semmi on May 16, 2008 - 234 comments

AskMeFi, not JudgeMeFi

I want to express frustration with some of the responses in this thread. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2007 - 91 comments

Please don't pretend not to know what I'm talking about.

Women aren't funny. Please don't pretend not to know what I'm talking about.

I don't know - I think if you filled in an ethnic group and some other behavioral stereotype, with a link to a simularly bigoted rant that contains no scientific information, this post would be seen as explicitly and obviously offensive.

I'm not sure what the best action is here - it's not so overtly offensive that I necissarily think it should be removed. Reading back on previous Meta discussions it seems that this type of post is generally left standing, and looking at the faq, I see that bigoted language is not necissarily a qualification for deleting, but posts that are just saying "this group of people is inherently bad at x compared to that group of people, don't pretend you don't agree with me, and here's a link to some wingnut saying that too" seem to serve no purpose but causing people to freak out. Thoughts?
posted by serazin on Dec 12, 2006 - 103 comments

My delicate sensibilities are offended.

Sorry if that offends your delicate sensibilities. Yes, actually, it does. It's ok if it's a man, but not a woman? This is vicious talk and a double standard. I flagged it but nothing happened.
posted by tweak on Jul 11, 2005 - 107 comments

a thread about women's issues without any useless "yuck!" comments from the XY crowd

I just wanted to say that it's somewhat refreshing to see a thread about women's issues without any useless "yuck!" comments from the XY crowd. Thought it'd be good to say something nice for a change.

I almost posted this in the thread, which would have been deliciously ironic.
posted by RikiTikiTavi on May 5, 2005 - 153 comments

I AM PMS-ing

Snark/non helpful alert. And we wonder why folks think this is a boyzone? Am I pms'ing? Yes. Overreacting? Possibly. Does not calling it out = acceptance, joking or not?
posted by yoga on Feb 12, 2005 - 66 comments

the poster clearly asked for a female response

We've been over this already.
posted by Quartermass on Feb 4, 2005 - 67 comments

womanparts tag needed

Do we need to find a special code for stating "girl grossness/irrelevant to men talk inside, boys kindly stay out" for askme? Seems no matter what one puts in the question, some poor lad will walk in the room and have to share his screams of ick with everyone. We know you'll be peeping anyway, but sharing what you think about it does not follow the please limit comments to answers rule. ta.
posted by dabitch on Jan 20, 2005 - 213 comments

There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a boyzone....

There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a veritable boyzone of aggression and braggadocio. What can be done to address these concerns?
posted by orange clock on Dec 8, 2004 - 277 comments

Looking for an ex-husband

posted by dame on Aug 18, 2004 - 249 comments

Can we stop with the vagina comments?

Can we stop with the vagina comments?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 5, 2003 - 182 comments

Is Metafilter a Boyzone?

[Mistakenly posted this on MetaFilter - apologies for category error]

Is Metafilter a Boyzone? Was recommending MeFi to one of my girl-pals, and she came back to me with the following: "interesting...but it's a bit of a men's room, isn't it?" When pressed she cited postings like sex classes, gross-out cartoons, nerdish obsession, flimsy pretexts for nudity, and whiny self-pitying threads about failing manhood. Somewhat surprised, and in mild defense, I cited back postings on the horror of honour killings, drag queens talking about false breasts and male self-parody. Now she's actually v. pro-men, and no knee-jerk feminist, so she's got me wondering: Are we? And if so, does it matter?
posted by theplayethic on Feb 24, 2002 - 148 comments

Does this teach any males here anything? Like, no personal attacks?

More regarding this thread (on feminism). Wherein I address Catch, since it's completely tangenital to the topic at hand.
posted by cCranium on Sep 28, 2000 - 7 comments

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