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"Girl on girl violence"

I was so irritated when I read an article on msnbc.com that I had to find a site for someone to post it on. The article entitled "Bad Girls Go Wild" reports on a recent rash and increase in volence amoung young girls and states that "The women's movement, which explicitly encourages women to assert themselves like men, has unintentionally opened the door to girl's violent behavior." Although the article puts the word "unintentionally" in there to cover themselves and then later states that, maybe it's not video games but our society, it seems to me that they're pointing the finger at feminists. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I am a feminist and yes, I am an aggressive woman, but I am by no means in favor of violence. Feminism didn't teach me to fight with weapons or fists, it taught me to repect others, to be strong, to fight for what I believe in, to be myself and to help those in need. Perhaps I was naive in thinking that things were getting better and we weren't seen as villans anymore by society, but sadly enough, I was so very wrong.

Check it out:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8101517/site/newsweek/...

kris's picture
Posted by kris (not verified) on 10 June 2005 - 8:07am
Very interesting article

Is the base line of male violence the same, but girl violence is up?

For example, let's say there is a country - let's call it the ASU - that goes around beating up other countries. Someone says, non-ASU violence has risen as non-ASU countries attack their neighbors.

Maybe the various non-ASU countries despise the fact that they are victims. Maybe they're reeving up to stand up to the ASU. Is this resolve some bad thing?

The point does not escape me that the thrust of the article is girl-on-girl violence. Yes. Tragic, but beat a dog and it bites everyone. Is the fact women are fighting at all a sign that they are willing to fight back, even if wrongly focused? Is it a warm-up cf. "The Baby Blue Marine" when Airborne "Cement Head" wants to have it out in peaceful America with a Ranger Marine - in an alley? Supposedly these boys are on the same side, but they are in America, about to be shipped out, and I watched, aghast, as Cement Head challenged Marion.

If the way of the world is violence, as the "men's school" teaches us, then we have our playground where we work out our techniques on one another before we take on the boys. The male paradigm says physical violence is what matters and girls hear the message loud and clear,

Is the article honestly surprised that in a world of "equality" where female values are dissed, that females won't do their basic training for the future that lies just a generation ahead?

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Posted by Matsu on 10 June 2005 - 12:26pm
Yeah, the media should not

Yeah, the media should not put the blame on feminists when things go wrong. You have attitudes still pervading that women should be in the kitchen barefott and pumping babies out, and that Blacks should "go back to Africa." These attitudes are disgusting and I am thankful we have made progress in recent decades.

When I think of this bigotry it reminds me of a racist who goes by the name "little_oswald" and "max_power" who posts nasty ideas about Blacks and other minorities. It turns out he was disowned by his parents and was suicidal. He even hassled the writer Richard Poe for a while.

http://www.geocities.com/disownedbyparents/

These bigots, racists and sexists do more harm to society than good, contrary to what they believe!

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Posted by Pogrebissky's Friend (not verified) on 20 June 2005 - 6:53pm
That's really funny

Why you're placing this here, on this very old post, I have no idea. But I cannot remember one instance where a feminist advocated violence -- let alone violence against women.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 10 June 2005 - 8:28am
Didn't realize it was an old

Didn't realize it was an old post...sorry.

kris's picture
Posted by kris (not verified) on 10 June 2005 - 9:07pm
The old post comments

...usually are either by trolls or spammers. Didn't mean to put you off. Rant away....

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 10 June 2005 - 9:22pm