women are literally raised to be subordinate and malnourished and live in fear of murder and rape so no i am not going to feel bad for men having to live up to masculinity which was set in place by men to, again, keep women subordinate
you are literally complaining about having the better end of the stick and it makes me sick to my stomach you can choke on your spoon
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?”
Autostraddle (via notaprincessdestinedtobeawitch)
this is the most adorable thing i have ever seen
I defriended a Facebook pal this weekend who frequently shared Islamophobic new atheist rhetoric. The particular piece he shared was railing against the burqa, but the girl depicted was actually wearing a shawl. Here’s a quick rundown of various methods of dress for Muslim women, showing that holy shit there’s a lot of diversity and a reminder that actually a ton of Muslim women don’t choose to wear any sort of covering whatsoever.
Atheism is a fine philosophy to adopt. Just make sure you’re not using it to hide behind your hatred.
Asexuals are people who do not experience sexual attraction to other people. However,
- asexuals can have sex
- asexuals can enjoy sex
- asexuals can have sex to please their partner
- asexuals can want to have sex, they just don’t find other people sexually attractive
- asexuals can experience aesthetic attraction and sensual attraction (and look those up if you don’t know what they are)
SULU BREAKIN’ IT DOWN
#but TOS wasn’t ridiculous #literally every episode had a greater meaning behind it #and every character represented something about humanity #be it in general or in the then current era of the late 1960’s #do you guys grasp the concept that a woman of color in an intelligent and prominent position on a crew of an important vessel #or the fact that someone with a strong Russian accent from the Soviet Union was working together with a crew of ‘American’ shipmates #in the middle of the cold war and only a few years after the cuban missile crisis #or the fact that the show had television’s first interracial kiss #and the first show to portray a man putting on his boots to tell the audience out in the open that he and a consensual unmarried partner had sex #and the fact that Spock existed as a way to show that even in the utopian future there will STILL be racism but even those who judge him by his literal race only do it out of their own insecurities #and shows that people of other races #literal races but meaning race as we know it today #ARE CAPABLE OF INCREDIBLE AND VERY IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WORLD #or how about the fact that a woman subordinate officer who accused her captian of sexual assault was treated with respect #and the CAPTIAN WAS PUNISHED #or ongoingly how it reiterated how women should be respected and are not some plaything form men #but all women are individuals equal to them #and as stated above not objects #and the fact that the series was set in a future where there is no money #no famine #no poverty #not even hatred on earth #and then they did something so wonderful as EXPLORING SPACE #the entire series isn’t stupid it’s about the betterment of man kind and how we are essentially good #but we can only overcome our negative traits when we vanquish our hatred #following a semi apocalyptic ‘World War III’ #and humanity TRIUMPHED (x)
#yeeeep #and it’s not even like most of tos’ lessons are subtle?? #like if people stood in the background with signs that said THIS IS AN ALLEGORY ABOUT RACISM it could not be more obvious #yeah there’re unicorn dogs and penis rocks and the gorn #but tos is ridiculously obviously a Show With A Message #and that message is ”get your heads out of your asses and let’s do something awesome together” #star trek
Reblogging this every time I see it because it’s just so true.
i was talking to my friend about the similarities between gryffindor and slytherin, and he told me to come up with a concise way to explain the differences between the two.
so i told him, “if you make a gryffindor mad and they storm out on you, they’ll get a lot of satisfaction out of slamming the door behind them. but a slytherin will leave it wide open, because they’ll get the most satisfaction knowing they made you get up to close it.”
I’ve wanted to do the punk sailor moon-thing for a while now and I did and it took me almost an entire day (probably because I’m not used to the new functions of tablet yet, ugh.) but I finished it! I’m really happy with it but I should’ve focused on larger details that you can actually see without having to zoom.
Fun fact about the skirt: Sukeban is japanese slang for a female gang leader and, according to wikipedia, a common signifier was the practice of lengthening the skirts of their school uniforms. (And to wear brightly colored socks!) Also according to wikipedia, this is the reason why Makoto (Jupiter) has a longer skirt.
nice gender did your mom pick it out for you
No, my dad did.
I literally scrolled past this and then scrolled back up real quick to reblog because I finally understood the joke.
I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND
i’M LAUGHING SO HARD