Hi anon. I think you’re right about the hate towards Sookie of a part of the fandom. Of course there are people who hates Sookie only because she loves Bill more than Eric but I think not all the hate is because of that. Many women dislike Sookie because of everything you said in your post and I don’t blame them
A part of this fandom hates the idea of Sookie being incapable of moving on from Bill after all the heinous things he did to her in the past (he lied to her so many times that we can’t count, betrayed her with Lorena, almost killed her, called an abomination, almost killed his brother…..) I get it, it’s hard to defend her actions in this season after all of this
Um..sorry anonymous but no
it’s like saying that a woman who (for some reason) is unable to leave her abusive husband is against women race. Or is anti-feminist. And is guilty in general which is a big fat no. Sookie is the victim of this story, period.
The whole “she doesn’t respect herself therefore she deservers contempt from others” is exactly the abuser’s argument. The depressed, the ones with low self esteem, the ones that are stuck in abusive cycles, the ones that don’t think they are worthy of anything better, or simply the ones that believe that the bad they get is not that bad — the ones who do not live up to the popular “strong womanhood” standards — they should be hated? Because not like that doesn’t reinforce the cycle or anything.
Friendly feminists who usually say things nicely (and aren’t shouting, calling people male tears, all men die, smile quite often):
All she did: Made her own vlog supporting women’s rights.
Recieved: Horrible comments about her appearance, people telling her to shut up, women and feminist jokes, the regular.
All she did: Make her own vlog talking about sexism within video games and media.
Received: Death threats, rape threats, “not a reeel gammer!”, has had her pictures photoshopped into porn.
All she did: Made a vlog talking about female atheism and experiences within the atheist community as a woman. Had an elevator incident and said this in a neutral, if not light tone.
Recieved: Death threats, stalking, sexual harassment, lots of rape threats, accused of “poisoning” atheism with feminism.
Tone doesn’t matter. If you speak out, as history repeats, misogyny will rear it’s head. Angry tones do not cause hatred of feminism or misogyny. Misogyny just reacts badly to outspoken women.
The Satanic Temple — a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” — has launched a new campaign seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. The group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty. “Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state mandated ‘informational’ material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them,” a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement.
There was a truly INCREDIBLE amount of shade being thrown about this on Facebook. That dude’s comment was only one of like 83462987. A small selection:
Like a machine gun going off.
The problem of millions of uninsured has existed in this country since—well, since forever. But as a running news story that the media paid attention to, for the last 25 or 30 years. I remember when the then-horrifying number was 15 million uninsured. Then 20 million, then 30 million, on up to the 46 million figure we often saw bandied about before the Affordable Health Care was enacted (10 million new Americans are insured as a result of it—a very respectable dent, for just one year). So, 30 years, a full generation, tens of millions of people adversely affected. And what, in all that time, has the Grand Old Party proposed to do about it all?
Not. One. Thing. Republican presidents had (if we go back to 1984) 16 years to pass some kind of health-insurance law. But none of the three ever even proposed one. George W. Bush did pass his Medicare law, but that was about adding prescription-drug coverage for seniors; it didn’t insure any previously uninsured citizens. What the GOP did instead, of course, was to fight tooth-and-nail to stop the two Democratic attempts to insure more people, succeeding the first time, failing the second.
And “tooth-and-nail” hardly begins to describe the demented and nearly sociopathic reality of Republican and conservative opposition to trying to make health insurance affordable for working-class people. Opposition to doing so has been one of the four grand accomplishments of the Republican Party of our time, which I would rank as follows, one scratched on each side of the obelisk: one, start disastrous wars and commit torture; two, make people despise the government; three, nearly cause a new Depression; and four, deny health insurance to as many people as possible, as aggressively and nastily as possible. It’s a grim record generally, and with regard to health care specifically, inarguably one that has promoted insalubriousness and suffering and, indeed, deaths that might have been avoided or delayed if people had had insurance.
ugh I hate that - happens to me sometimes too :(
Yeah, happens to me periodically, too. And usually I am chill about it. But I have had enough in this instance. It’s been unrelenting and I either have to leave or start unfollowing people I don’t want to unfollow, just to stop seeing that stuff. Just … sigh.