While Reddit has proved itself as a great source of viral news and received deserved praise for its coverage of the Aurora shootings, a recent thread posited a question about where women fit in in the site.
There's a work of maybe-satire that's been floating around the Internet for the last couple of weeks. You may have laughed at it or shared it on your Facebook page or read blog posts about it, like Lindy West's amusing take on Jezebel yesterday.
It's a piece in the University of Georgia student newspaper titled "How to find that perfect husband in college," by Amber Estes, purportedly the girl in the image below, purportedly a sophomore majoring in public relations.
The blog Geek Feminism took on the subject in 2009.
In December, Daily Dot wrote that asking whether Reddit is sexist "hardly seems worth an argument" because the answer is so obvious: "it is." Jezebel headlined a story in April as "Reddit Is Officially the Worst Possible Place for Rape Victims to Seek Advice." That same month, the site Man Boobz — which carries the tagline "Misogny.
As people mention in the thread, Redditors are mainly guys.
According to Google's Doubleclick Ad Planner the site's U. users are 66 percent male, and its skew towards dudes has been discussed outside the site.From our earliest chats, I repeated the same mantra over and again to my little girl: ‘You can tell me anything.’ This was often followed by a promise that nothing she could say to me would ever shock me, and that I’d always be there for her.But neither of those facts are an excuse for the way I managed to destroy 15 years of trust in one sweeping and judgemental lecture that started with the words, ‘What the hell were you thinking? ’ All my poor girl had wanted was a hug and reassurance. As a fairly liberal parent up to this point, I didn’t recognise the person I’d become.And, even for those who have had sex, the most common number of sexual partners to have had in the past year is one.” So though there are plenty of ladies who do sleep with different people on the reg, they actually aren’t in the majority.SEATTLE—Declaring their intention to prevent you from getting any work done whatsoever, employees from another department announced plans Friday to ramble on about fucking nothing right next to your desk.Because what Estes is describing, tongue in cheek or not, is a stereotype of a woman that a lot of people actually do believe exists.