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Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All Use

Postby Gendry » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:24 pm

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experie ... nside.html

I was going to get mad at Title Guy, until I looked at the URL and realized the original title was just as bad. What do you guys think - worse than the "Modern Men are Sexist" title, or not?
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:34 pm

Isn't it a little over-the-top to go out and say that a inanimate object hates women? I mean I get that feminists like to think the entire world is against them but this is ridiculous.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby archaeologydalek » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:50 pm

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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby ShuaiGuy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:54 pm

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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby subotai » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:58 pm

It's a real thins-soup article too. There's very little in there aside from the experiences of one aggrieved editor. Mind you, that meets the Cracked standard for Gospel Truth.

My fav comment on insults "Calling someone a f*g or c********r is calling them gay- considered negative by many because it's feminine. Those are also feminine insults."

Dear Lord, does everything have to be about women for these people?
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Tesseracts » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:25 pm

The author of this article clearly suffered a lot of harassment, sexism, and transphobia, but I'm not convinced Wikipedia itself is bigoted. This article says nothing about Wikipedia's anti harassment policy and how/if these issues were resolved. I'm not an expert on the Chelsea Manning incident but I recall the name was changed fairly quickly and Wikipedia was praised for their efforts to validate trans identity. Of course it wasn't done without disagreement, but on a website where anybody may contribute I would expect disagreement about everything.

subotai wrote:It's a real thins-soup article too. There's very little in there aside from the experiences of one aggrieved editor. Mind you, that meets the Cracked standard for Gospel Truth.

My fav comment on insults "Calling someone a f*g or c********r is calling them gay- considered negative by many because it's feminine. Those are also feminine insults."

Dear Lord, does everything have to be about women for these people?

I don't see what's wrong with this. It's true, the submissive sexual role is considered the female role, and the submissive role is the one used as an insult. Nobody claims somebody gets their cock sucked as an insult, but it's an insult to say someone is sucking somebody else's cock. In fact it's the opposite, somebody saying "suck my dick" is considered a sign of dominance.

Here is a typical Cracked commenter disagreeing with someone's opinion.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby ShuaiGuy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:30 pm

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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Gendry » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:14 pm

Tesseracts wrote:
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Reallifegirl used to post on TCS - anybody know where she went?
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Absentia » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:36 pm

The thing is, Wikipedia editors get into overblown fights about equally trivial shit every day. There was nothing in the article that convinced me that Wikipedia as an institution hates women. Much like every other popular site, they just have a lot of obnoxious assholes hanging around.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Revolving Royal » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:24 am

It's a pretty bold claim that the entire staff of a popular website hates half the population on the planet. If the criteria is that a few people were assholes, then you can apply that to any website at any given moment, Cracked.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby archaeologydalek » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:27 am

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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Revolving Royal » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:34 am

archaeologydalek wrote:Actually, we hate everyone. It's more fair that way.


Proof all daleks are a part of a secret misogyny illuminati group. Run the article!
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby subotai » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 am

I have to disagree that it's 'true', Tesseracts. It's opinion, at best.

Homosexual insults are based on bigotry, often tooted in religious doctrine, not gender based.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Revolving Royal » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:36 am

Well, in Roman society it was expected for men yo engage in homosexual relations, but slaves or social inferiors were always the bottom position. It was considered shameful for men to be debased, or to appear in a subservient, or woman's role. To suggest that a man was " taking it from behind like a woman" was fightin' words, the perseption being that you were lowered to a woman's standing and are a now a target of ridicule.
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Re: Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All U

Postby Crimson847 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:46 am

Well, there's only one way to settle this. I have to walk up to a bunch of strange men, crudely assert that they get their pole polished by other guys, and note the reactions. Then I'll walk up to another bunch of men and say that they suck cocks so we have something to compare it to.

...Anyone have a suit of plate mail that I can borrow?
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