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At 12/30/12 12:22 PM, Ragnarokia wrote:
The large quantities of males trying to talk to me to want to know about me so they can fuck me, they weren't even trying to be subtle and any that did were obviously seen through.
How guys treat women on the internet is something I find to be absolutely hilarious, particularly on Newgrounds. Dozens of people will flock to the newspost of one girl or another but if you ask them whether they're trying to have sex with this girl, most will deny it, saying things such as "I'm just being friendly" or "I would say this to a guy, too." Yet what they actually post is so not subtle that if they acted this way toward a girl in real life, they would be rejected in under sixty seconds. It's great entertainment when scores of them lay down their lives for the girl in a debate.
But while I find this all to be great amusing fun to watch, this behavior does have the unfortunate side effect of objectifying women's presence. If you are a female user of any site who actually acts like a woman, you basically divide the people around you into two groups: the group of people who like you because you're a girl and the group of people who hate you because you're a girl. Your actual contributions take a backseat, and neither of these two groups actually respect you for your individual merits. If you want to be treated the same as everyone else, and if you want to know that people support you due to the quality of your contributions and not just because you have tits, you have to act like you don't have tits.
I see slut shaming as being similar. Society believes that women have a significantly smaller sexual drive than they actually do so when a women starts to explore that, that's all society looks at. If you are known for being sexual, that all you'll be known for, and the people around you will either like you because you're sexual or dislike because you're sexual. Much like how it's not expected that internet girls can be both feminine and intelligent, it's not expected that women can be both sexual and intelligent, which is entirely false. People seem to have a general consensus that if a woman is sleeping around, it's because she can't accomplish anything more, and that's wrong. I should note that this is also kind of true for men, as well, though the issue is to a lesser degree.