joaellaine reblogged your post and added:
I haven’t seen the Nerd HQ yet, but observing…
BINGO. See, here’s a thing: we can pretty much tell from Jared’s behavior (though of course I don’t personally know the guy) that he doesn’t hate women, nor think being a woman is a horrible fate. It was a flippant, old-fashioned remark. Most of my RL friends are male; they say these kinds of things all the time, just to push buttons. The internet has created a whole new generation of stone-throwers, people who are such perfect, righteous human beings, they never once make a misstep or hold an unpopular belief. They are speckless in every way, hiding behind their anonymity and/or computer screen.
Instead of flying off the handle at the odd, vaguely insensitive remark, maybe we should work harder to tackle the bigger issues. World-wide hunger. The treatment of women in countries where stoning or mutilation happens regularly. The bombing of a plane that carried doctors to an international AIDS research convention. Jesus Christ, internet. Is saying something akin to “You throw like a girl” really still such an egregious sin? PERSPECTIVE, PEOPLE. Heal the actual wound; don’t whine about minor symptoms.
And don’t EVEN tell me it’s ‘concrit’; the ‘con’ part of that means CONSTRUCTIVE. If they wanna complain about someone? They’d better be damned sure they are without sin, then sure, go ahead and throw those stones.
I have to wonder how many of the offended folks have actually, ever, a single day in their life, been truly hungry or spent one single minute volunteering in a clinic somewhere to help those in serious need. I wonder. I guess bitching on the internet is enough. Character assassination is fun. *cough*