Matriarchy backfiring on women is not sexism against women.
Thank you anime for having such delightful plots as “what if King Arthur was reincarnated as a girl and she was hella gay?”
"Satan returns to Earth and works at McDonald’s"
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.
More on sleep here.(via pourqua)
The United States of America
Patriarchy backfiring on men is not sexism against men.
Matriarchy backfiring on women is not sexism against women.
😩 this tired ass reblog that doesn’t make sense
can someone spell out for me how that’s even an arguable thing lmao
Sometimes the Onion has the worst comments.
Struggle based on socioeconomic class is something social justice folks talk about. Notice any convos about min wage increases or the ominous “1%”? Yeah, that’s us caring about poor people. This hypothetical guy probably has this job because he’s poor (and lacked access to advancement), not because the better job he was qualified for hired a lesser-qualified marginalized person for political correctness (the assumption here being that this hypothetical white dude is automatically more qualified than a hypothetical applicant of color seeking the same job—your racist assumptions are showing).
Affirmative action is in place to counteract the fact that women and people of color who are EQUALLY QUALIFIED are turned down jobs that white people or men get. There’s been a multiple studies where identical resumes (aside from a gendered or racialized name) are given to an employer, and the name codified as white and/or male is selected. If you’re read as LGBTQ, like having a “butch haircut,” your odds of receiving a job plummet even more. (There is no such thing as affirmative action for people based on their LGBTQ status, so in all reality, that particular “look” would not result in “special treatment.”)
Whether you agree with affirmative action or not, its basis is a real problem and white dudes aren’t “unfairly” missing out on chances because of it. That’s a myth—one rooted in some pretty insulting assumptions about who is entitled to work.
"It’s a giant luxury to be a straight, cis-gendered, white, educated, healthy and economically stable woman. It means that when I put on a dress and kitten heels and pearls and make-up and hold the arm of my partner who happens to be a straight, cis-gendered, white, educated, healthy and economically stable man we match the image of a powerful archetype that’s burned deep into our collective cultural retinas. […] I’ve come to think there’s even a queerness to this normaling that we do, from the very fact that there’s a consciously performative dimension to it. My dress and heels and pearls and make-up are a kind of drag. They’re exciting both because they provoke a response from my masculine partner, and because they garner approving attention from the folks around us."
fuck off forever tbqh
oh my god
literally “we’re so incredibly privileged and socially celebrated that it’s queer”
this can’t be real, please tell me this person’s entire online persona is an elaborate ruse
Is this the Wheldon gifset anon was talking about?
When asked if he was religious Joss Whedon said something to the effect of “Who are you to say what’s right and what’s wrong?” And yet, here he is trying to force feminism down people’s throats.
I believe women are people. But I don’t believe that men need to be told to not rape. I don’t believe in the patriarchy. I don’t believe that women are helpless, infantile victims. I don’t believe that there is a pay wage gap. I don’t believe that all of men’s problems are simply the side effects of misogyny. I don’t believe that porn and BDSM are evil. I don’t believe that FTMs are “traitors to their gender” or that MTFs are “spies for the patriarchy.” I don’t believe that men should told not to be violent unless women are told the same thing. And I certainly don’t believe in forcing these things upon other people.
These are all things that are commonly believed by feminists. And those are the reasons I don’t consider myself a feminist.
On a side note, I think statements like these kind of disprove that feminism is for men too.
Porn is certainly evil, but I agree with the rest. You have to laugh when people say “Who are YOU to say what’s right and wrong??? That is SO judgmental and you shouldn’t do that!” to religious people… and yet fail to see the irony and hypocrisy here. So only religious people do this? No, I see atheists and even agnostics do this on a daily basis.
Who is HE to judge people like that? Who is HE to force feminism down our throats? Who is HE to decide what’s right and wrong?
You know you’re doin’ feminism wrong when you imply if you don’t side with it, you hate women and don’t think they’re people. What equality. What tolerance.
Less talking, more movies, Joss. Thanks.
I see this came direct from Right Land.
" But I don’t believe that men need to be told to not rape."
" I don’t believe that there is a pay wage gap."
Even the Republicans admit to a wage gap, they just justify it.
If there is a wage gap, employers would save a lot of money employing only women.
They seem to be, See the following article.
1. If you don’t like feminism, it’s probably because you buy into misogynistic misrepresentations of its multiple purposes. So, yes, separating yourself from even the most simplistic notions of feminism (“women are people”) means that you are perpetuating misogyny and sexism. You are either a part of the solution or a part of the problem. It sucks that this dichotomy exists in reality because I hate dichotomies, but it’s definitely one of the few that isn’t up for a relativist interpretation. It’s a solid, real, observable dichotomy.
2. This talk from Whedon is actually AWFULLLLL and apparently none of you have listened to it. He doesn’t shove feminism down anyone’s throat; he actually tries to redefine feminism to make it more palatable for the masses, literally by changing the language used and the aims of feminism. He, a wealthy white man purporting to understand the female struggle, uses his position of privilege and power to fucking SILENCE YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS of women working hard as fuck to be heard. Fuck this talk, fuck this dude’s notion of feminism. He didn’t even fucking GOOGLE this shit before writing his speech.
today this white girl asked me why my hair is so curly and i said im black and she told me to say african american
How to compare something to the holocaust:
something being a joke doesn’t erase its negative sociopolitical implications, dear lord that is the worst logic. jokes exist inside our social context—you know, that sexist homophobic social one. that doesn’t just go away for the sake of a joke. you’re still responsible for what you said.
i care about those shitty sexist, heteronormative implications a lot lot lot lot lot more than some stranger feeling “offended” that they got called out on Tumblr for an extremely gross, sexist post. this isn’t a personal thing against you; it’s about social issues i won’t tolerate.
this is a great opportunity for you to learn. don’t shut that down because my take-no-shit attitude wounds your ego.
best of luck growing as a person and maybe not perpetuating rape culture tropes like the hypersexualized female body and the hypersexual male mind
STOP IT STOP IT NOW THIS IS SO VERY WRONG
this is beautiful
it fucking stuns me that people (feminists) who do not practice bdsm and have no wide knowledge about it aside from maybe one bad experience they had due to a string of bad choices, think that they can actually have a valid fucking opinion on what is okay or not in bdsm.
because nothing but a “string of bad choices” could lead to someone having a negative experience with bdsm
because people who are harmed by bdsm have no valid opinion on whats ok in bdsm, like literally what caused their harm shouldn’t be considered whatsoever so that the bdsm community can avoid recreating that situation again.
ok. sounds safe. sounds consensual. totally cool, no problems here.