Since I launched 4th Wave Feminism nearly a year and a half ago, I’ve had hundreds of debates with 3rd Wavers. This includes the likes of AronRa, (yes, THE AronRa), Gender Studies Professors, and entire communities that end up having to delete my comments and / or ban me from the discussion because they’ve got no other way to respond.
Throughout these debates, I’ve found that the links I’m about to provide here have held up time and time again, are unassailable, and often times are so effective that they shut down the discussion almost immediately. 3rd Wavers have little else than name-calling to reply back with. Fair warning – if you start using these, make SURE you save the thread, because you will almost certainly find your comments deleted.
So if you’re wanting to reply to any of the topics that follow, just copy-paste these links into the discussion, and watch the 3rd Wavers go bat-shit. I’m not afraid of them coming here and trying to answer the source, so the comments on this site are always open, and criticism is never moderated. You can go through the comments that we have so far, and you’ll see where a few of them have tried – and failed miserably.
Copy-paste these links if you see these topics being discussed:
https://4thwavers.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/why-are-rape-kits-getting-backlogged/ – Explains a few simple reasons why rape kits are backlogged, as detailed in a 2011 report from the Justice Department.
https://4thwavers.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/answering-amandla-stenberg-dont-cash-crop-on-my-cornrows-2/ – A response to a popular youtube video on Cultural Appropriation.
Responses to Capitalism / Class Structure
https://4thwavers.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/a-response-to-everyday-feminisms-7-reasons-why-class-is-a-feminist-issue/ – While this topic is not as common, it may still come up in a debate on occasion. Explains why capitalism is not an inherently evil system, and why class structure is not automatically a bad thing (I’m a socialist, by the way, so don’t bother going there).
Let me know in the comments if you find these useful, and also tell me what topics you would like to see responses to. These posts usually require a few days of research at least, and usually a day of carefully constructing them so they’re “counter-argument” proof. Because they take so much time, from here on, I’d like some feedback from the community on what you would like to see on this site.
Some ideas I’ve had recently:
— The Academy Awards does not “lack diversity”.
— Fat Shaming is bad, but being fit is not “unrealistic”.
— How to tell the difference between social narratives and social science.
Any takers on these? Or do you have any ideas of your own?
Let me know!