"Discussions between women about issues are sometimes interrupted by men who want to have issues broken down and explained from the beginning, which can derail the conversation."
Shouldn't that be 'discussions between feminists' and 'interrupted by non-feminists' respectively? Or are all women knowledgeable about feminism (or only men not so)?
That said, your definition of a feminist seems to be based mainly on intent, so maybe 'member' and 'newbie' would be more suitable, but I think it important to clarify if these roles can be played by either sex. 126.96.36.199 18:10, September 13, 2010 (UTC)CH
- Probably somewhere in between. It's not just feminists and non-feminists, although it sometimes can be: it's most often feminists-who-are-women and non-feminists-who-are-men. It's not only a function of newbie-ness, it's a function of privilege: men feel more entitled to say "I haven't seen this, so I am going to assume it's not true until you prove it!" Thayvian 03:39, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
- Isn't that a fair standard, scientific even? Do women-who-are-feminists not question their beliefs? Why are Men not 'entitled' to do so? It seems like you're saying feminists(women) don't need to explain their beliefs to non-feminists(men), but then what's the point of feminism or this wiki; It would seem more of a cult for the initiated than a political wiki. 188.8.131.52 18:10, September 13, 2010 (UTC)CH 26Mar