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So, watched this last night, not quite all the way through, and it's a painful watch and potentially upsetting. And I thought the modern "woke" talk was unnecessary, but it's only a small part of the interviews.

They talk about how the festival was aimed at the "frat boy" type of young men, 18 - 25.

There were young women walking around topless to be "empowered" - and those that didn't sometimes had their clothing ripped off, and women were groped and raped right in the middle of the festival surrounded by people.

They ended up setting everything on fire. I'd heard about the violence and the rapes - but not the fact they burned everything down at the end.

As I watched this - I couldn't help it - the comments, the interviews and videos of the men, the things the men were saying...

It was everything you see online today. I hear a lot that the "manosphere" is somehow new, not something that existed before, and it frustrated me - because back in the 90's, teenage boys talked the same way. They just learned it in person.

Anyways - if you think the online "manosphere" must be new - then I challenge you to watch this, because even though Woodstock was more over the top, and men were more out in the open - it was an extreme version of what I saw from men at parties, at spring break, at concerts - it just was done out in the open where it was being video taped for once.

I think one of the things it did really well was talk about Grunge and Riot Grrl and it's messages - and the swing to violent anti-women music that came later. That resonates with me too.

So, watched this last night, not quite all the way through, and it's a painful watch and potentially upsetting. And I thought the modern "woke" talk was unnecessary, but it's only a small part of the interviews. They talk about how the festival was aimed at the "frat boy" type of young men, 18 - 25. There were young women walking around topless to be "empowered" - and those that didn't sometimes had their clothing ripped off, and women were groped and raped right in the middle of the festival surrounded by people. They ended up setting everything on fire. I'd heard about the violence and the rapes - but not the fact they burned everything down at the end. As I watched this - I couldn't help it - the comments, the interviews and videos of the men, the things the men were saying... It was everything you see online today. I hear a lot that the "manosphere" is somehow new, not something that existed before, and it frustrated me - because back in the 90's, teenage boys talked the same way. They just learned it in person. Anyways - if you think the online "manosphere" must be new - then I challenge you to watch this, because even though Woodstock was more over the top, and men were more out in the open - it was an extreme version of what I saw from men at parties, at spring break, at concerts - it just was done out in the open where it was being video taped for once. I think one of the things it did really well was talk about Grunge and Riot Grrl and it's messages - and the swing to violent anti-women music that came later. That resonates with me too.

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[–] VirginiaWolfberry 10 points (+10|-0)

I remember reading about what happened at the time with the rapes and no one wanted to talk about it; it was the same thing with the Cologne NYE rapes.