Well, EP has a "questions" section, where people post random questions and other people answer them, vote for their favorite answers, reply to other answers, etc. It's slightly above the level of YouTube comments. Most of the time. I'm developing a reputation as a feminist killjoy* because I slap down bullshit with glee and don't let people get away with shit when they're arguing with me. This pleases me greatly. ^_^
Today, I was browsing around, and came across the question "How do you define a 'real lady'?"
Oh, shit. So I waded right in.
There is not enough EW in the world for that OP. I notice that "speak her mind" is qualified with "when needed", which is in the passive voice, raising the question, who decides when it's needed? (Hint: it's never the woman doing the speaking.) We then get three different synonyms for "Put other people's needs ahead of your own at all times, you come last," and end with gender policing. I think I need a shower.
|Another comment: "Treats others and expects to be treated with respect, compassion, has strength and dignity, humor."|
See, this is not a bad definition. I'm still never going to back it myself, because it still involves an arbitrary definition against which a person can be measured and "disqualified", but it's at least closer to just a measure of a good person than archaic gender roles.
|Another comment: "Feminine, charming, romantic, sentimental, motherly, refrains from gossip, independent when the need arises, smart and willing to please her man in bed."|
Like I said - slightly above the level of YouTube comments sections. Between this one and the "ZOMG OBESITYZZZ" and "TEH GAYZZ IN MILITARY" questions I've also been playing whack-a-dumbfuck with, I'm about tapped out for the day.
Feminist killjoy, out.
*I actually just ordered this necklace today. I'm so excited for it! I also ordered a literal flying fuck.