Aren’t you a special snowflake.
(Why are you even here? I’ve barely posted for months…)
All my feminism-related posts are tagged #feminism. Lengthier and less substantial conversations are tagged #lengthy. Feminists exemplifying the points made in my antifeminism section are tagged #x.
Aren’t you a special snowflake.
(Why are you even here? I’ve barely posted for months…)
Telling dad I want to bring pepper spray with me when I go to school and he’s like “You have to be careful with that stuff, it can do real damage to a guy.” Yes. Good. That’s the point.
I’m not going to be “careful” with a guy who’s trying to attack me and shame on my father for making me feel guilty about wanting self defense
Telling you to be careful with a weapon is shaming you now? Jesus fucking christ. Not to mention you could get in trouble at a lot of school campuses…
"I don’t like the words feminist or feminism because it comes across as hating men and that offends me" yah well 6 innocent people are dead bc girls wouldn’t touch a guys dick and girls are getting shot and stabbed for turning down prom invitations to be quite honest I couldn’t give less of a fuck if feminism offends you
So, what, do you think feminism can solve mental illness or something? Good luck with that.
In the meantime, normal, decent people will be offended by a hate movement.
i honestly think it’s kind of sad that cis men are at such a low risk in almost every normal situation compared to women for just like… existing but men are so scared of doing anything even a bit outside of the norm for fear of encountering a fraction of the violence or judgment that women encounter on a daily basis regardless of their choices
for that reason alone i’d dress unconventionally and shop partially in the women’s section if i were male, just to express solidarity with women (not to mention the options it would open up in terms of personal aesthetic)
Actually, men are at a much higher risk than you to experience violence. Like, several times more. It’s obvious you’re completely clueless about violence statistics, so why are you making a public dislay of your ignorance?.
Also your generalizations make no sense and make you sound like a blabbering idiot. I’ve certainly never seen men more afraid to go “outside the norm”; that isn’t really a gender-centric thing.
Today it was really fucking hot. And I was dressed all in black. I was dehydrated and overheating. So I took off my boots and my shirt while I was in the car with Malachi. It was really nice to first of all, not be dangerously hot, and to feel sort of liberated and comfortable with my body for once. Malachi said it was nice to get to appreciate my human body in a nonsexual context, too.
But as soon as we stop at a red light next to some dude in a big red truck, I know he’s staring at me. He’s smiling as he inches his truck forward more and more to get a better view. I flip him off but he continues smiling. Malachi’s silent the whole time. I eventually just looked away because I couldn’t stand to see his face anymore. At first I reacted like it was my own fault that I was uncomfortable and embarrassed. But it was his, for sexualizing my body and harassing me (when I made it obvious that I didn’t want it) because he is a disgusting, perverted, older man.
I am still beyond furious. Here I am, trying not to overheat, and some dumbass man decides that I am trying to cool off for his sake, that I am doing it for his attention, that he’s welcome to my body. MY body. Later that day, I saw at least 5 men shirtless, walking and jogging along trails. None of them have to worry about being harassed by police, random strangers, being assaulted or raped. They just happily float on by, not doing anything to end this inequality. And all the while, I am made to feel ashamed, inherently sexual, objectified, and morally corrupt because I want the same liberation a man has.
I’m going to slit someone’s throat the next time that happens. I do not care if I should calmly educate them instead, I need the bloody catharsis of killing a man.
Some asshole looks at her from several feet away.
"#feminism #injustice #inequality"
If you genuinely think some idiot looking at you is inequality/oppression then you can consider yourself one of the most privileged people to ever walk on the face of the planet.
Yes, the 77-cents statistic-turned-soundbite is problematic. Yes, it compares all women in the workforce to all men in the workforce (who work a certain number of hours a week) without controlling or accounting for key factors like education and skill level and experience…
But women are not excelling in fields where they can “get ahead”. Women are excelling in things like liberal arts and English and history whereas men dominate medical studies sciences and engineering…
No, women are excelling fine in STEM fields. However, statistically women are more likely to choose a major because they like it rather than because it will get them more money. So there’s less women choosing to go into certain fields- but they aren’t disadvantaged.
Or are you going to try telling me that women’s freedom to choose a major is somehow oppressing them?
I really hate when people say that feminist women want the equality ratio to go from “womenmen”. Personally, I feel that feminists, more so just myself because I don’t want to speak for everyone here, want “women=men” more than anything. I just want to be able to go out and get a job in a work environment where I’ll be paid the same amount for the same tasks as men, where I can go out without fear of being raped or assaulted or cat-called or anything and then the first question asked afterwards be “What were you wearing?” Or have someone tell me that “I had it coming” or “maybe if I didn’t dress like that” or even “it was a compliment.” No, it is not a compliment. A compliment is “You have pretty eyes.” “You have nice hair.” “Your personality is amazing.” Not “nice tits.” Not “are you cold in that skirt? Why don’t you come over and I’ll warm you up.” Not “your clothes would look great on my bedroom floor.”
I just want to be an equal with equal opportunities and no fear.
Well… considering that you do get paid the same as men and are several times less likely to be assaulted in the street… you really have no argument here. Think it’s bad to be asked what you were wearing (which is actually a legit investigation question by the way)? Try having the entire culture just laugh and tell you to deal with it when you say your significant other is beating you or someone raped you! Is your only legitimate complaint unwarranted rude “compliments”? Holy shit!
And you think feminism burying men’s issues to deal with this is “women=men”? No. Guess what? Gender issues extend far beyond people saying rude things. They have to do with death, institutional discrimination in the justice system, and a whole host of other things- and all of these affect men, not women. And you’re talking about cat calls as if they’re a reason to prioritize women?
Feminists these days are so astronomically entitled, it’s ridiculous…
Are you… are you only supporting men’s rights because it might help women to? Or am I misunderstanding you?
…”but the mistake many mri’s or w/e make is accusing the feminist movement of being the source of the burying of mens issues when in fact both movemtns face a common enemy; the “patriarchy”. (by this i mean the media, politicians, ect those who send the message that to be a man you must be this way that way or youre a wimp ect ect) therefore i work to call attention to this error so that the true issues all people of the world face might be addressed”
Um, I’m sorry, but you don’t understand this at all. Patriarchy is not “media and politicians”; in fact, media and “politicians” are only symptoms of a much greater societal ill. Your personal definition of feminism is meaningless because feminism is a movement, not a label you can adapt for whatever purpose you want. The feminist movement has been taking several measures to bury men’s issues (as a simple example, remember the fire alarm incidents?), so no, they’re not even close to innocent. Feminism has always worked for gaining more rights for women and not necessarily gender equality, and anybody in the West who supports true equality and understands the feminist movement would reject feminist ideology.
I don’t believe you’ve bothered learning about these issues before you tried educating me about it. Remember: you have to learn before you can teach.
I need feminism because today I had a guy roll down his window just to call me a fat ho while I was riding my bicycle.
Okay. So what’s feminism going to do to solve assholes?
You’re true, the majority of women are affected by society; just like how everyone is heavily affected by society. The point is that women are not disproportionately affected by societal pressures, or at least certainly not enough to warrant having a movement dedicated to getting rid of all their problems in the name of “equality” while ignoring men’s gendered issues. A movement about gender equality I’m okay with. A movement solely focused on removing every menial inconvenience in women’s lives while men face actual institutional discrimination through the law? Uh, yeah right.
God certainly supports it, so it comes off as very strange.