» Log in
User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
» Today's Birthdays
None
» Members Online: 322
13 members and 309 guests
Andrewbeeme, Basirbance, Bernadoarounddub, Jerryquics, Kamilah Hauptmann, pitermib, Sock Puppet
Most users ever online was 4,508, 06-12-2015 at 09:23 AM.
» Latest Posts
Go to first new post News Miscellany
07-19-2014 09:14 PM
by Watser?
Last post by Kamilah Hauptmann
Today 07:48 PM
2,305 Replies, 316,844 Views
Go to first new post Karen memes are pro-Trump...
Today 07:29 PM
by lisarea
Last post by lisarea
Today 07:29 PM
0 Replies, 7 Views
Go to first new post I'm a thread killing sumbitch.
10-03-2004 12:05 AM
by Dingfod
Last post by JoeP
Today 06:19 PM
10,807 Replies, 754,420 Views
Go to first new post Authoritarianis...
Today 07:39 AM
Last post by Kamilah Hauptmann
Today 05:52 PM
4 Replies, 89 Views
Go to first new post BREAKING: Sometimes Famous...
02-24-2014 06:58 PM
by Adam
Last post by Ari
Today 05:16 PM
1,120 Replies, 200,705 Views
Go to first new post Good King Trump
01-21-2017 02:07 PM
Last post by Ari
Today 04:10 PM
3,344 Replies, 365,396 Views
Welcome to the Freethought Forum
The lofty high Renaissance and marked mannerism. The heavy and ornate Baroque era, followed by the gentle Rococo. Harsh neo-classicism, rich romanticism, lush naturalism, stern realism, blurred impressionism. Heady surrealism, blockish cubism, postwar Dada, pointy-cornered art deco and cookie cutter Bauhaus. Let us skip the dreariness of the past half century and arrive finally at FF Style.


» FF News Feed
Add our news to your website!

Karen memes are pro-Trump propaganda: Fight me.
Sep 23, 2019 - 7:29 PM - by lisarea
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this briefly before, but I'm going to mention it not-briefly now because holy shit, these memes have infiltrated just about everywhere, including supposedly progressive and left-leaning places, and holy shit, I don't get how nobody seems to notice that these memes are explicitly and virulently misogynistic.

Here is Time magazine just today reporting on a bunch of 'humorous' tweets about Tropical Storm Karen, and providing a helpful explanation of the joke for those who weren't already familiar with it.

The stereotype of the annoying, entitled middle aged woman existed before Trump and before the Women's March and before women started running for office in record numbers to do their part to counter Trump. People have always been dismissive of women, especially women they consider past fuckable.

So there's always been a stereotype threat hanging over women's heads right around the same age that men start being perceived as sage and experienced. But I have never seen that stereotype so saturated before. It's usually been limited to MRAs and sometimes customer service forums where retail workers post exaggerated stories about them owning customers.

But it's everywhere now, along with the 'ask to speak to your manager' haircut memes and even the outsized representation of "Becky" in jokes about racist white people. Hell, there isn't even really an agreed-upon name for a panicky racist white man. But it was panicky racist white men who called the cops who murdered Tamir Rice and John Crawford, which I only remember because I had to correct people about those ones. And of course, it was panicky racist white men who murdered them, too. I've seen them called Chad, but that's just a repurposed incel... [Read More]
0 Replies | 7 Views
Authoritarianism
Sep 23, 2019 - 7:39 AM - by Kamilah Hauptmann
Need thrad for topic. Authoritarianism doesn't stop at Trump.

So I been futzing around wondering where Kim Campbell got to, I like to check in on what she's commenting on from time to time, her being what I like to call the last of the sane conservatives before the whole thing turned to shit. Found this thrad:

Thrad: 1. The generation of #AltFacts and post-truth conditions is a form of gaslighting on a large social scale endemic to authoritarian regimes.


And thus started exploring there for writings and stuff. Found this (A thing I'm familiar with and think it checks out, so for anyone else's reference):
Christian Dominionism: A Beginner’s Guide to Terms and Context

And this thing:
Authoritarianism is abuse. And as I wrote in 2017, "Fundamentalism is authoritarianism in microcosm, or on the margins. Fascism is essentially fundamentalism in power." Evangelicals have been doing "alternative facts" since before it was cool.

I'm gonna be delving this writer for awhile, I think.
4 Replies | 89 Views
» Random Thread Archive
  Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
drugs
09-10-2019 09:42 PM
09-13-2019 12:46 AM
by ZEZOZE
6 819
One of the lucid 14%
09-10-2019 02:38 PM
09-10-2019 02:38 PM
by ShottleBop
0 365
Have You Started Getting...
08-26-2019 01:18 AM
08-27-2019 09:45 AM
by SR71
7 2,093
2020 Race for the White...
08-24-2019 08:30 AM
08-24-2019 09:58 PM
by erimir
2 948
AL-AQSA MOSQUE ISSUE IN...
08-23-2019 11:12 PM
08-23-2019 11:12 PM
by Wael El-Manzalawy
0 950
» Stats
Members: 72,578
Threads: 29,098
Posts: 1,327,953
Top Poster: Crumb (59,299)
Welcome to our newest member, Andrewbeeme
» Current Poll
What does "Al Capone's Vault" mean to you?
Nothing. - 7.14%
1 Vote
A very specific cultural event. - 64.29%
9 Votes
I know who Al Capone is! - 7.14%
1 Vote
There are no vaults on Planet X. - 21.43%
3 Votes
Total Votes: 14
You may not vote on this poll.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0.1
 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.62128 seconds with 15 queries