Thursday, May 11, 2006

My comments to the 'ism' thread

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Sorry for the annoying 'ticking' fidgeting with a pen.

My comments to the recent discussions on the yahoo videoblogging group...since it got lost in all the boobs.

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At May 12, 2006, Blogger backinblakk said...

"that's what guys like..." - unless they're gay. just sayin'.

At May 12, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

True, but some gay guys like breasts too I've heard.

I was being general...dangerous I know :)

Thanks for stopping by Lukas.

At May 13, 2006, Blogger Killer B said...


I'm not leaving. I'm just sitting out a few rounds. You haven't gotten the emails I've gotten this week, and a woman who speaks her mind can only take so much without some time to recuperate.

I was also one who reacted, and while I'm not sure I now regret it because woah, I had no idea this would happen...I'm not usually so hostile. Well, maybe I am about injustice. It strikes a chord in me. I hate it. And someone had to say something.

A fellow vlogger, a friend in a real life, called me tonight and told me that I don't come off in my videos as the softie I am in person. So, I'm rethinking it all... I'll be back. I won't rejoin the listserv because we all have limits, but I'm here, fighting the good fight. I just gotta put on my armor next time before I run into the battlefield. Yikes!

Wonderful video. Thanks so much for understanding, communicating, and moving this forward. See you soon.

At May 13, 2006, Blogger Carl Weaver said...

Devlon, good video here. I love the way it seems to be a Canadian vlaue to encourage responsibility, such as you did. You spoke of responsibility in creating the media we want to see and breaking away from using sex to sell our message. You are right on. We need more of that sensibility her in the States.

The strength of a person's character isn't about whether they are sexist due to how they were raised. It has more to do with how they approach the world, after seeing that they were raised in a sexist culture. We white guys simply don't see it all the time. We make the rules, by and large, and thus have few problems playing by them.

This was a great video. Thanks so much for this one.

At May 14, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

Hey B,

I can only imagine the fall-out from your video. It's a crazy thing, we have this media to share our thoughts and views and a lot of times those view and thoughts slam head-long into each other.

I hope that we can be tolerant of what people do and say and think about where they are 'coming from' when they do speak their minds.

We aren't always going to get along or agree, but the true failure would be to let anything stop people from participating in videoblogging.

At May 14, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

Carl :)

Thanks, some people argue that it isn't up to any of us to dictate how someone would use this new media. As much as I agree with that I still think it is our duty to bring attention to ocassions when the things that have been determiental to our society spring up.

At May 20, 2006, Anonymous Kent Bye said...

Hey Devlon,
Veru much enjoyed this watching this video.

Jen and I are just getting in on the action with this video response.

At May 20, 2006, Blogger Devlon said...

Hey Kent.

Fantastic video. You hit it dead on.

At May 21, 2006, Blogger dskippy said...

thanks for approaching this conversation, as a white middle-class male, with an honest and authentically open mind. You're a genuinely great human being, and its obvious. if everyone suddenly took your advice, didn't just react and then shut down, i am confident the world would change dramatically overnight. the problem is, change is difficult. for all of us it is, whether its a change in our perception of feminism or our preception of how to communicate through the media. its hard to re-invent the media without starting where we left off in some way, and its important to examine what is happening and explore ways to move forward. I havent been a "part" of this conversation (or anything really lately i guess), but I've been watching, and thanks for this. I dont know what else to say but thanks.


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