movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Tue Jan 19 2016, 01:49pm | 10 comments
Have you actually had anyone ask you to explain feminism to them? I get what you’re saying with respect to some people’s apparent allergy to google, but I would think that you of all people would be willing to answer honest questions. I’m assuming this is in response to the internet fad of willful ignorance as an argument tactic but I hope that you aren’t so fed up as to ignore the large mob of uninformed teens who’s only experience with feminism are the off-colour remarks of their father. Seeing as you’re often featured on the top of the critics list on IMDB you likely have a rather large silent mob of Kylo Ren’s reading your work.
She was asked to explain feminism by at least two people on this thread:
The people who asked didn’t seem all that interested in reading the explanation.
Have you actually had anyone ask you to explain feminism to them?
Yes, I have. And if I am supposed to drop everything and instruct people in stuff they DO NOT NEED ME FOR IN ORDER TO LEARN ABOUT, that is a suck on my time that could be put to better use.
This site is not Feminism 101, and has never pretended to be. But if some man ignorant of feminism wants to pay me to tutor him, I’m sure we could come to an arrangement.
Do you not keep links bookmarked or…
People trust experts.
Maybe I’m just frustrated at the thought of people being shut-down because they were too late to the party.
Go elsewhere. Learn stuff. Come back. Is this so hard? Not every place is a school.
Dude, read the Facebook article again. The guy learned things not because he immediately barged in and asked questions, but because he SHUT UP AND LISTENED.
No one is shutting you down because you’re late to the party. But if you’re late to the party, then just LISTEN for a while to what everyone else is saying. Try to imagine their point of view first, instead of immediately challenging it.
At the risk of embarrassing one of the other regulars here, I’m going to point you to this link below. Here’s a guy who came to understand the feminist perspective not because he pestered MaryAnn with questions and challenges from the get-go, but because he simply kept reading and thinking hard about what he read.
I don’t know what you’re asking here.
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