“Like many people, I do end up killing some time reading websites such as Girl-Wonder and When Fangirls Attack. Mostly for the morbid curiosity value. Occasionally for the accidental humor caused by the postings or the reactions to the postings and so on and so forth. Very little of what I’ve read has ultimately changed my mind or made me feel a sense of solidarity with my fellow female humans in their struggles against The Man. To me, a black man born after the Civil Rights movement, you would figure I’d want to be on their side, to support their struggle.
“Yet nothing could have been further from the truth.
“Why was that?
“I mean, I’m not a feminist. That’s for sure.
“But I am a humanist.
“Shouldn’t I have wanted my fellow human beings of a different gender to be better represented, to have their share of wish fulfillment power fantasies on display? If for nothing else than for the fact a comics industry that’s more female friendly just might be more multiculturally friendly. So it would have been in my own best interests to be concerned with the various issues as they arose and were dealt with or not.
“Yet and still, nothing.
“That perplexed me.
“Until I read the opening section of Dale Carnegie’s book and the light went on in my head as to why I wasn’t moved by anything the fangirls were saying.”
Why It Fails When Fangirls Attack, Vincent Moore, Late September (I’m not seeing a date)
How can you be a humanist and not a feminist when one of the foundations of feminism is that women are human, too, therefore humanism would would, by default, include feminism, neh?
Too bad his blog doesn’t have comments. He’d probably get some interesting discussion on this.
I like the kitsch aspects of Dale Carnegie. I read “How to win…” when I was having problems working with old corporate guys and it actually helped a lot. One of my favorite bits is “Nobody ever kicks a dead dog.” I wonder if Vincent reads Catherine Ponder and Napoleon Hill, too.
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