What thread are you speaking of? Have you really been attacked as a woman
authority figure on-wiki by anyone other than vandals? I mean, I wouldn't be
surprised, but I don't think I've ever seen any cases of outright misogyny.
Usually people are too focused on the faggot, N-bomb, commie-pinko, faggot,
nerd, faggot, loser vein to bother to say "get back in the kitchen, stupid
woman". Or maybe it's that there are so few female Wikipedians that it
hasn't had the opportunity to crop up yet...which might be even worse an
On 8/28/07, Durova <nadezhda.durova(a)gmail.com> wrote:
In respect to a thread here and a recent private discussion I'll highlight
the valuable side effects of misogyny.
*Misogyny discredits the individual who possesses it.* From a distance it
may not be obvious which side of a dispute can supply better evidence,
but open bigotry sure as heck is obvious.
*Misogyny relieves me of regrets.* Sometimes I second guess myself after
use the sysop tools. A sexist quip clears my conscience. I go away happy
to be the sysop and equally happy the fellow is blocked or banned.
*Misogyny is the perfect troll. * I'm not above a little *schadenfreude*;
think it's hilarious. Misogyny generates misery among a certain set of
people who are basically unpleasant anyway and wastes huge amounts of
time and energy. Best of all, I break zero rules and keep all my online
buddies while they make themselves despised and sometimes even endanger
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