Why acknowledging sexism (even inadvertent sexism) is important

8 years ago from Emily Campbell, Design Specialist @ InVision, Mentor at OOOHours and DesignLab

  • Mike Wilson, 8 years ago

    You simply don't agree with me. That's how debates work. But to call out many of the well reasoned points (aside from the south park meme, admittedly childish) that I made "degrading, and terrifying," is simply a logical fallacy:


    I was arguing in favor calmly addressing issues like this without the incendiary "call-out shaming" you have just engaged in. Sorry if this is just more terrifying and degrading to hear my further disagreement with you.

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    • Nancy TsangNancy Tsang, 8 years ago

      I don't agree, that was obvious. You wanted examples, and I gave them- while highlighting that they were my own views. And in providing the examples you requested, you now accuse me of "call-out shaming".

      If someone else who didn't agree with your views commented in this thread and block-quoted something you said, would you accuse them of "call-out shaming" too?

      Meanwhile in your last comment alone, you imply I'm illogical, label my views 'incendiary', accuse me of 'call-out shaming', and mock my personal bar of what I find terrifying and degrading.

      And what have I done to you, other than calmly provide the examples you requested?

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      • Mike Wilson, 8 years ago

        What have you done to me?

        You copied my comments into a doc mocking those who don't agree with you by sarcastically naming it DN at its finest and labeled everything I said as upsetting, terrifying, ignorant and degrading. A clear case of calling out, which is incendiary by nature.

        A one sided doc with no context is not the best place for well-reasoned discussion. I'm sorry you chose to escalate things in that direction.

        I never mentioned anyone by name, nor did I say anything negative about women. I simply objected to the behavior of men in the community which caused this to turn into a divisive episode it didn't need to be.

        It's obvious you've no capacity to see my points outside the lens of us vs. them, so I'm done here.

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