These are comments by Kaleb Blake and Julie Gillis on the post “Creepy Behavior and the Difference Between ‘Attractive’ and ‘Attracted’”.
Trigger warning for discussion of boundary violations, brief mention of rape. I am having Thoughts on the term “creepy.” Previous thoughts on the term creepy that I stand by can be found here, if you’re interested. My basic premises for this discussion are as follows: 1) If you’re creeped out by someone, LEAVE THE SITUATION [...]
“I think men should reclaim Creep, after all if being a Slut is something to be proud of then Creep can be lionised as well.”
In this recent Jezebel article, Hugo Schwyzer discusses the insult “creep” and MRA backlash against “creep-shaming.” All quotes below are from Schwyzer’s article. Schwyzer claims that men dislike “creep” more than most insults because “[‘creep’] isn’t rooted in misogyny,” and, instead, names “how [a man] makes women feel.” It “forces men to reflect carefully about [...]
Trigger warning for discussion of boundary violations. Once again, I’m pondering the definition of “creep” and the creation of a Reasonable Person Standard… (Obvious Disclaimer, again: if you ever feel creeped out by a situation, the first thing to do is to get out of the creepy situation through whatever means you find necessary. Sometimes creepy [...]
Mod Note: The topic of this post is problems with the term “creep,” using “creep” in a non-gendered manner and creating a reasonable person standard for creepiness. The topic of this post is not feminism. Please take anything about feminism to the Open Thread. There has been a lot of thought in the gendersphere about the word “creep.” I [...]
Trigger warning for discussion of rape and abuse. Schrodinger’s Rapist is not about “all men are rapists.” It is not even about “all men are potential rapists.” All men are, in fact, potential rapists, in much the same sense as all women are potential rapists, and all brunettes are potential rapists. All people are potential [...]