My random ramblings

Anonymous said: I don't get why feminists say, "Feminism is for men, too!" But when a guy brings up that men can get raped, they screech "FEMINISM IS FOR WOMEN ONLY! LOL MALE TEARS! STUPID CISWHITE MALE ENTITLEMENT!"

lady-of-anti-feminism:

Feminists deny or down play the rape of men. “Men can’t be raped”

"Only 1% of men are raped. who cares"

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fluthermucken:

I’m pretty sure this is what happens on this site but I’m wondering how and why…Any to add?

What was written:
No one cares that you don’t want to be fit, get over yourself.
What they read:
You’re a fatass whore, go cry to your feminist friends  you pathetic man hating bitch! You have a eating problem! Go to a nuthouse! The patriarchy is awesome! Long live the white man power!

(via oxymuncha)

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“Speaking as a foreigner, who the fuck would WANT to take over the United States? It’d be like trying to keep a giant diseased ape in your apartment that eats money and suffers from life-threatening obesity and constant diarrhoea but viciously savages you every time you try to give it free health care.”
 Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw (via clementmoraschi)

(via lejacquelope)

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Feminist : As a male you do not understand the struggles that women go through
Feminist : Men don't have issues, All men are rapists, Men don't have emotions, all men just want sex. As a woman I completely know everything about men, even better than they do
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Anonymous said: PInkiepony named her gerbil after Dahvie and then claimed it raped the other gerbil and killed it

ughsocialjustice:

That girl has issues.

-the italian one

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Why do they want respect for being women? If an individual wants respect, they should do something deserving of it. Fighting for an entire group to be respected for no reason is idiotic and will never happen because people won’t respect someone just for being alive.

(Source: endending, via oxymuncha)

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trappedinpiss said: oh, you say not all muslims are terrorists? imagine a bowl of m&m's.... oh, you say not all black people are criminals? imagine a bowl of m&m's.... oh, you say not all women cut their husbands' penises off and murder them while they sleep? imagine a bowl of m&m's.... oh, you say not all jewish people are greedy? imagine a bowl of m&m's....

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

aceattorneysforsocialjustice:

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There is a point in time where one must look deep inside themselves and realize that they have made a mistake, and acknowledge that mistake, and begin to move on in life.

This is that point, Mr. Frogman.

But you want to take an analogy about an oppressive group and try substituting marginalized groups in their stead? I don’t see how that is the same.

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On the contrary, I don’t see how it is different. M&Ms are not a group of people, oppressive or otherwise. They are candy. So why should a bowl of candy be compared to people at all?

You say not all sharks attack humans? Well, imagine a bowl of M&Ms…

But that is a very harmful way of thinking. In fact, that mindset is partially responsible for the Western Australian shark culling situation that is poised to cause quite a lot of ecological damage.

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So how is your original analogy more rational than that one?

The analogy still seem to work when other oppressive groups are substituted. The way it was intended to be understood.

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This statement is full of subjectivity and bias. You say the analogy “still seems to work,” but you don’t say why you consider it to work under certain circumstances and not under others. Moreover, you clarify that this is the way the analogy was “intended to be understood,” but intention and effects are different things entirely. I can cover my yard in rat poison with the intention of clearing my home of vermin, but if my neighbor’s dog dies as a result, then all the good intentions in the world will not bring it back to life. Your intentions may be honorable, but that does not mean you cannot be wrong.

Men are saying that women have no reason to fear them and are bad people if they do. Yet every woman has experienced harassment.

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Citation needed, Mr. Frogman. Please do not presume to know what I have or have not experienced. I cannot stand having words put in my mouth.

Worst of all, 1 in 6 have been sexually assaulted. That is an astounding statistic.

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Yes, it is astounding. Fortunately, that statistic is borne from a study conducted in 1998. Considering the extent to which the violent crime rate has decreased in the past several years, I would be willing to bet my favorite whip that the same has happened to rape specifically.

Talk to pretty much any woman and you will find that they have not just one story of men scaring the bejesus out of them… they have many.

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Again, you do not speak for me.

thefrogman:

My original quote was…

You say not all men are monsters?
Imagine a bowl of M&Ms. 10% of them are poisoned.
Go ahead. Eat a handful.
Not all M&Ms are poison.

This was merely an explanation of why women and female presenting folks are cautious of men. Especially after recent events.

But you want to take an analogy about an oppressive group and try substituting marginalized groups in their stead? I don’t see how that is the same.

I feel like you think you have a super clever “gotcha” point there, but honestly you are just being racist and using false equivalencies. 

Try replacing men with other oppressive groups and suddenly the analogy works again.

Not all CEOs are corrupt? 
Not all police use brutal force?
Not all of the conservative leadership are racist, sexist bags of crap? 
Not all of the congressional committees for reproductive rights are chaired by a bunch of old white dudes?
Imagine a bowl of M&Ms. 98% of them are poison. 
Throw them up in the air and move to the moon. 

The analogy seems to still work when other oppressive groups are substituted. The way it was intended to be understood. 

Men are saying that women have no reason to fear them and are bad people if they do. Yet every woman has experienced harassment. Catcalled in the street. Many have been groped. Many face constant sexism in the workplace. And have you seen what happens when a woman opens an OKCupid account? Worst of all, 1 in 6 have been sexually assaulted. That is an astounding statistic.

Talk to pretty much any woman and you will find that they have not just one story of men scaring the bejesus out of them… they have many. This is not an insignificant problem where they can throw caution to the wind and start trusting all the menfolk. 

And when these shootings happened and it was revealed that a huge component of this person’s anger was that women rejected him, the prospect of merely rejecting the advances of men has become an even more frightening matter than it already was. 

Fear is not something easily controlled and you want to tell women to turn it off like a light switch? 

We are not properly educating our youth about consent. We are not properly teaching men that they have no entitlement to a woman’s body. We still have common phrases like, “Wearing her down” and “playing hard to get.” That Blurred Lines song was an anthem for dudebros across the nation.

Until we take major steps to destroy this attitude of entitlement, teach people that rejection is a normal part of life that should not be seen as some grave insult or a challenge to be conquered—woman and female presenting folks are going to have a cautious fear of men. 

If you want to stop being seen as a danger, the onus is on us as men. We need to start teaching each other how to stop seeing women as prizes to be won. We need to eliminate this culture of entitlement.

Fear is not something easily controlled and you want to tell women to turn it off like a light switch?

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Of course not. Fear is a controlling and insidious mistress. Anyone who has tried to cope with a phobia can tell you this. They can also tell you that their irrational fear is a great burden on their life, that they feel it clamping down upon them like an iron maiden every time they find themselves confronting the object of their phobia. Forgive me if I would rather no woman find themselves unnecessarily burdened with a fear of half of the Earth’s human population.

Fear cannot be turned off like a light switch, but it can be trained to heel and stay out of the say like an unruly hound. The first step to accomplishing this is acknowledging the irrationality of one’s fear. Telling people that they are justified in their fear of men is only hurting them and slowing their recovery.

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If you want to stop being seen as a fool, the onus is on you as the one who made your mistake. Your foolishly foolish metaphor has accomplished nothing and has only promoted unhealthy and damaging world-views. Take responsibility for your mistakes.

Aaaand once again, Ace Attorneys for social justice nails it. I’m beginning to love you all a bit.

- Panacea 

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