I am a humanist.:

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26 Madrugada26th May 2011 10:48:14 PM , Relationship Status: In season
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Guys, just because the topic isn't clearly established, does not mean that this is a general chat thread.

If there's no discussable topic, I'll lock it up.

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...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
This one cares little about humanity as a whole and prefers to consider an impact upon individual humans - any of them. But yes, this one does not tend to think of issues as a "women's issues", "race issues" and so on. Rather, that each and every person is entitled to certain rights and, alas, way too often they are ignored, which is unacceptable. Discrimination because of their sex is not more acceptable that discriminating based on eye colour, skin colour and so on - but it is also not different.
If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
"Not a feminist, a humanist. I don't look at issues based primarily on their impact on women, I look at them based on their impact on humanity as a whole."

That's, er, not what feminism is, you're aware? As tempting as it is to associate feminism with hairy bra-burning lesbians who think that all heterosexual intercourse is rape, feminism is quite simply a movement for the equality of sexes.

edited 26th May '11 11:46:04 PM by kashchei

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29 joeyjojo27th May 2011 12:12:09 AM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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[up]you are correct, in principle.
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And in practice, feminism has far too many forms and facets to comfortably fit under a single blanket term, though people persist at it nevertheless.

edited 27th May '11 12:23:38 AM by kashchei

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Just like most ideas. It is entirely justified to avoid associating with an idea if it's currently most common form does not mesh well with you.
If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
I would concede that point if feminism in its current common form was something embarrassingly myopic and unenlightened, but I think you might be conflating what feminism actually means to women worldwide and how the media likes to caricature it.
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I'm humanist and a misanthrope. This is not mutually exclusive. There are great people out there that make me regain hope in humanity but most of them are idiots who make me loose it.
"Take your (...) hippy dream world, I'll take reality and earning my happiness with my own efforts" - Barkey
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^ That's my ultimate approach. People are mostly fine as individuals, but incredibly stupid in numbers.
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35 lordGacek27th May 2011 06:59:03 AM from Kansas of Europe
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Of course humanism is a word which already has a meaning. We use it as a name for Renaissance's fascination with Classical Antiquity and its stance on human body, mind and spirit.
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
36 Madrugada27th May 2011 07:11:44 AM , Relationship Status: In season
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