“The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.”
obviously this message is not about my baby snail and ive gotten a bunch others like it so let’s whip out some shit and make this about what it really is:
singular they was being used in the 14th century, written frequently in works by Chaucer, Austen, and, yes, Shakespeare, along with many others. it wasn’t until the late fucking 19th century that asshole androcentric victorian grammarians insisted we should start to use “he” as the gender neutral indefinite default because they were fucking assholes and wanted it to be more like latin. and it barely caught on and has mostly turned into the ever elegant, oh-so-not-clunky “he or she” and now intellectuals get to piss on each other about a made up rule that wasnt even a thing for years to come
FURTHERMORE, if you are to argue that they isn’t meant to be singular, you had better stop using singular you and replace that with thee thou thy and thine. singular they has been around way longer than singular you, but none of u seem to have a problem with that… huh i wonder why that is.. .… if thou truly wish to hold true to thy belov’d Proper English, singular they wouldst be the least of thy conc’rns… . eateth my whole entire ass
you don’t really care about grammar, youre just transphobic as fuck.
in other news, Sprinkle the snail, one, singular organism, has a hat on now and they are very happily chomping away at lettuce as we speak :-)
Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.