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votequimby:

brodieroset:

THIS EXACTLY THIS.

ugh pretty much but like lbr can we demolish the value that’s being put on strictly how palatable feminism is for men that seems to be going on right now 

Yeah. So, we should treat men equally, and with respect, but only as long as they don’t contribute anything to any discussion of feminism. 
Woo feminism!
Remember who ruined feminism, folks. It’s not stupid people. It’s not “men”. Radical, toxic feminists who have destroyed the word “feminism” by changing it from a movement of empowerment and equality (by the way, if anyone tells you feminism is just about equality: equality doesn’t make any sense without empowerment) to a movement of abuse and debasement. Don’t be a part of this bullshit. Challenge it wherever you go. The real feminists need you.
They’re not nearly as noisy, but they have far more interesting things to say. There is much work to be done in feminism, and literally zero of that work involves telling me how to sit on the bus.

"Hey where do you get off telling us what ‘real’ feminism is, shut up you’re a man what would you know, etc.
You are part of the problem. Get that fixed and don’t reply to this post - don’t even look at me -  until you’ve done that.

Reblogged from votequimby

votequimby:

brodieroset:

THIS EXACTLY THIS.

ugh pretty much but like lbr can we demolish the value that’s being put on strictly how palatable feminism is for men that seems to be going on right now 

Yeah. So, we should treat men equally, and with respect, but only as long as they don’t contribute anything to any discussion of feminism.

Woo feminism!

Remember who ruined feminism, folks. It’s not stupid people. It’s not “men”. Radical, toxic feminists who have destroyed the word “feminism” by changing it from a movement of empowerment and equality (by the way, if anyone tells you feminism is just about equality: equality doesn’t make any sense without empowerment) to a movement of abuse and debasement. Don’t be a part of this bullshit. Challenge it wherever you go. The real feminists need you.

They’re not nearly as noisy, but they have far more interesting things to say. There is much work to be done in feminism, and literally zero of that work involves telling me how to sit on the bus.

"Hey where do you get off telling us what ‘real’ feminism is, shut up you’re a man what would you know, etc.

You are part of the problem. Get that fixed and don’t reply to this post - don’t even look at me -  until you’ve done that.

(Source: rebeccacohenart)

pinkphilosopher:

vegan-vulcan:

cheskamouse:

helioscentrifuge:

hell-is-okcupid:

Quite possibly the most offensive message I’ve ever received.

NO BUT THIS LITERALLY READS AS “HI, I’M A POTENTIAL MURDERER AND YOU SHOULD DATE ME”

That was a death threat by any definition. report the fuck out of him.

I’ve said it many times and I’ll keep saying it: Men. Are. Scary.

Okay, no. This user is scary/cruel/a dickwad. He happens to be male. This DOES NOT MEAN ALL MEN ARE EVIL. Jesus, can you imagine what would happen if we generalised the awful actions of women the way some people seem to with men? NOT ALL MEN

1. “A woman was a real asshole to me this one time. I’ve said it many times and I’ll keep saying it: Women. Are. Scary.”
2. That initial image is a really misguided attempt at edgy humour. Chicks dig a guy with a sense of humour, right? That’s what they keep telling me. But edgy humour =/= death threats.
The only way this guy would be “dangerous” is if you have prudish parents. Because fuck knows what’s coming out of him at that dinner.

Reblogged from pinkphilosopher

pinkphilosopher:

vegan-vulcan:

cheskamouse:

helioscentrifuge:

hell-is-okcupid:

Quite possibly the most offensive message I’ve ever received.

NO BUT THIS LITERALLY READS AS “HI, I’M A POTENTIAL MURDERER AND YOU SHOULD DATE ME”

That was a death threat by any definition. report the fuck out of him.

I’ve said it many times and I’ll keep saying it: Men. Are. Scary.

Okay, no. This user is scary/cruel/a dickwad. He happens to be male. This DOES NOT MEAN ALL MEN ARE EVIL. Jesus, can you imagine what would happen if we generalised the awful actions of women the way some people seem to with men? NOT ALL MEN

1. “A woman was a real asshole to me this one time. I’ve said it many times and I’ll keep saying it: Women. Are. Scary.”

2. That initial image is a really misguided attempt at edgy humour. Chicks dig a guy with a sense of humour, right? That’s what they keep telling me. But edgy humour =/= death threats.

The only way this guy would be “dangerous” is if you have prudish parents. Because fuck knows what’s coming out of him at that dinner.

That’s the entire point of the justice system in civilised countries - everyone is innocent until proven guilty. And searching for proof requires entertaining the idea that you might be lying.
Don’t frame that as a bad thing. It’s one of the cornerstones of democracy.
By the way, if you think we need to suspend the justice system for this one case (rape allegations) then you’re an idiot.
Either way, none of this has anything to do with feminism.

That’s the entire point of the justice system in civilised countries - everyone is innocent until proven guilty. And searching for proof requires entertaining the idea that you might be lying.

Don’t frame that as a bad thing. It’s one of the cornerstones of democracy.

By the way, if you think we need to suspend the justice system for this one case (rape allegations) then you’re an idiot.

Either way, none of this has anything to do with feminism.

This Week In “Toxic Feminism Might Be Bad” News.

Reblogged from xxkitties4evaxx

pro-bees-anti-feminism:

Ok so:

  • Sharing pictures of naked Dylan; ok.
  • Sharing pictures of naked Jennifer; not ok.
  • Pictures of naked Dylan; scandalous.
  • Pictures of naked Jennifer; not scandalous.
  • Sharing pictures of naked Dylan; funny and sexy.
  • Sharing pictures of naked Jennifer; you should be focusing on more important things, and the reaction of boys is predictable.
  • Fans enjoying naked pictures of Dylan; ok.
  • Fans enjoying naked pictures of Jennifer; what a bunch of predictable teenagers.
  • Dylan should take responsibility for the photos. “He owned up to it immediately.”
  • The photos shouldn’t change your opinion of Jennifer.

Personally I really don’t care about the actual photos, it’s not a surprise that celebrities have genitals just like everybody else. But I do find the reaction of the internet very interesting.

Why the double standard?

Maybe because we still have this weird, patronising, disrespectful attitude that women are precious little flowers who need to be protected, whether they like it or not. That women are passive vessels, where as men are active agents.

Women can take care of themselves! They don’t need men to look after them, or defend them, or represent their interests. Surely this is one of the major agenda items of feminism? To empower women? No?

I have no idea who Dylan Sprouse is. I know who Jennifer Lawrence is, but I don’t really care about either of them. The names are irrelevant. The point is the disparity of cultural reaction based on gender.

(Source: pro-spoopy-anti-feminism)

Reblogged from heroinfriday

heroinfriday:

As someone who has grown up as a woman, I can accurately say this is false.

I mean, someone might mention off-hand that you have a vagina, but you know, that’s not the focal point of your life as a fucking girl.

Idiots.

-Liv

Yes, because when you’re male, no one tells you to “be a man” or “little boys don’t X (or can’t Y)” or inculcate you with some ridiculous male-centric values. No one does that. Not your parents, your family, your friends, your entire social network, any TV show you watch, or anything you read.

How can you pay this little attention to reality?

Morons.

At least this isn’t actively accusing men of being congenital assholes, it’s just gibberish.

(Source: ourdrunkitchen)


There’s no room for dissent.
You can’t talk to them about anything.

Paglia bases her brand of feminism on Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex. Maybe we all should.
Also, reactions to Paglia’s comments more or less demonstrate her point.

There’s no room for dissent.

You can’t talk to them about anything.

Paglia bases her brand of feminism on Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex. Maybe we all should.

Also, reactions to Paglia’s comments more or less demonstrate her point.

Feminists: This Is Why You Are In Trouble

Not everyone agrees with you.  And that’s making you batshit crazy.

That’s the entire problem of the new brand of toxic feminists. They go completely nuts if someone doesn’t immediately agree to all their incorrect assumptions and all their incorrect conclusions based on those incorrect assumptions.

If you challenge them on anything - and remember this has actually happened - they come back with, “You should be grateful to people like us because women can vote now.”

It’s total gibberish: “rape culture”, “mansplaining”, “not here to educate you”.  None of it makes any sense.

The good news is that if anyone can send this shit back under the ugly rock it came from, it’s going to have to be women. And the better news is that more and more women are coming out of the closet, rejecting this horrible sort of feminism openly and clearly. Given the reams of abuse they suffer as a result, we should be handing them medals.

A Feminist Examines "Women Against Feminism"

And she goes a great job of it, too.

I was NOT put on this Earth to entertain or please men but I wasn’t put here to hate them, either.

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My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

[other stuff real feminists did edited out- PS]

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

"

Reblogged from muffinw

Libby Anne

Hey Libby Anne! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven’t actually read any of the arguments these “Women Against Feminism” have been making. Because I’d like to assume you’re not a complete fucking moron, and only a complete fucking moron could have written that post after reading anything by the “Women Against Feminism”.

None of the “Women Against Feminism” I’ve seen have been anything other than very grateful for the advances made by actual feminists, such as the right to vote, etc. None of them. You’d know that if you actually read what they have to say.

Although you say that they don’t know what feminism is, I think it’s the exact opposite. They know exactly what feminism is, and they’re shocked and dismayed at what it’s turned into - a completely different animal, a movement that’s more about targetting, demeaning and humiliating men than it is about empowering or helping women in any way. So you’ll see lots of “all men are potential rapists” and “men take up too much of the seat on the subway” but not much in the way of “the single most important thing we can do for third world societies is educating women” or “the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception is treating women like vessels for bearing children”. Right? You can spot the difference, right? One is self-centred, man-hating, petty bullshit and the other is proper feminism.

In other words, these “Women Against Feminism” understand exactly what feminism is, and that’s precisely why they feel driven to do what they do.

But the real problem any real feminist would have with your post is the ending: “kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks”. If a lot of women have a lot of problems with the new feminism, and they express it in positive, affirming ways, and your only response to these women is name-calling, dismissive language and abuse, then you’re the asshole trying to suppress them. You’re the asshole using abusive and dismissive language. You’re the system oppressing women’s voices. You’re erasing their personal experiences. You’re the bad guy.

You’re the ignorant little jerk.

It’s you.

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)