I'm a guy, if you haven't noticed from the blue anon, and I have had my respect and love of women greatly diminished by women posting here on G@G.
Nearly everything I post is twisted around, taken personally, or is made out to be some kind of 'woman-hating' agenda, which couldn't be further from the truth.
I was raised by a single mother who was a feminist, so I was brought up to respect women completely. I've been married for half my life to the same woman, and I have always viewed women as my equal.
But the women that come to this site, and the things they say, have greatly diminished my respect for women in general. Everything seems to be about them - and I mean everything. And not in the 'selfish' way, but in the 'omg you said one word of 1k words and that was sexist' or 'you're a rapist apologist because you don't think annoying married men are rapists'.
Am I the only guy that has had his view of women diminished?
What about you ladies? Has G@G and those that post on G@G brought down your view of men?
I want to point out that it isn't just here on G@G where this happens. I see this trend EVERYWHERE I go. I chose to use 'G@G' because it is not gender neutral and the ability to immediately tell if it's a woman or man is evident, whereas other forums are typically gender-neutral unless you do some digging.
But again, this is a trend I see everywhere - not just here.
Actually it is the reverse! I empathise with men much more since I joined G@G. It's difficult to see things through a male perspective, especially when men are told to behave strong, regardless of how they feel on the inside. This site opened my eyes up to the struggles men face on an every day basis, and thus I have grown to appreciate them more.
Also I have lived my whole life in Asia (though in several countries,) and the dynamics between men and women are a whole lot different here. They range from being patriarchal and chavaunistic (like in the Middle East and India) to pretty egalitarian (like in Singapore.) I found the dynamics on this site however to be quite tilted in the favour of women. I find women here (not all, but many) to be
I think women are a little more promiscuous than what I had initially thought and I also learned some disheartening things about dating dynamics but overall Im glad I found this site.
There are a few women here who are really condescending and emotionally manipulative in the way they go about arguing but I have also seen a lot of genuinely nice women in this site. I dont think its fair to base my opinion of all women on the small handful of bitchy women on this site.
It's easy enough to avoid trollbait. Beyond that, I've been pleasantly surprised by the overall signal/noise ratio. I mean, I made an account just to pass the endless time (at a hospital with family over Christmas), and I'm still here. LOL
I think people can gain a surprising amount of insight about others and their insecurities just by lurking here.
Also, it's obviously a non-representative sample, but... it's still a sample of people I wouldn't ordinarily meet. My own kids are gna be teenagers soon enough, so, more data points = better.
It's complicated. I feel a lot more pity for guys in general. It seems like you're all twisted up in insecurities and it's just like awwww :c
But I continue to lose respect for very specific types of guys but I also think that would happen anywhere on the internet so it's not like *GaG* specific. Like the guys who make female accounts to ask things like "Hey girls what color are your panties?" are going to be sad pervs no matter where you go.
It would be irrational to let a small percentage of the world's male population change my general view of men. If I let that happen, I would be no better than people stereotyping about other issues. It's inane.
I have learned some things about men that I previously was... resistant to believing. One being that men can be VERY sensitive, petty, illogical, foolish... and in such large numbers. But that does not reflect men on a whole... just a small undesirable contingent.
GaG opened my eyes to some women who are man hating trolls who are likely so ugly in real life that they have to create this over-dominant over-imposing alter ego on this site to get back at men but in general i feel pretty much the same that most women are pretty awesome
I lost respect for hard left leaning Liberals. They really hate people who have a different view. I honestly tune their points of views out now as I know where they are coming from and it is an ugly place.