"a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women." -------------------------------

neptunain:

heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”

    dudes: "all men watch porn just get used to it"
    dudes: "men just have stronger sex drives than women, its just biology"
    dudes: "we can't help objectifying women, its in our dna"
    feminists: "rape happens a lot in our society and most are perpetrated by men, towards women, and i can't tell the difference between safe men and dangerous men just by looking so i tend to be wary of men sometimes"
    dudes: "NOW WAIT JUST A FUCKIN SECOND HOW CAN YOU GENERALIZE ALL MEN THATS SO UNFAIR"

clarkethesharkmacarthur:

i think this one is my favourite

clarkethesharkmacarthur:

i think this one is my favourite

"Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?"
Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

"Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?"
Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

siddharthasmama:

superqueerartsyblog:

Comic about slurs, published in the Galago magazine last summer. 

And this is really how it is. Instead of placing the blame on us and asking why we don’t say anything, ask yourselves instead why you don’t think it’s a problem that it goes unchecked.

"Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence."

Raina Lipsitz

Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

(via marxisforbros)

I'm not an MRA myself (campaigning for one gender alone is not equality) but your point does raise the question as to why feminism is okay and MRA is not? By all means continue to laugh like a child at me pointing out the holes in your flawed logic but I had hoped for a better debate than that.

pjcalamity:

hazelgracelancaster:

marinashutup:

I’m just gonna direct you to my most recent video where I discuss this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ_vUkkWfsA&feature=youtu.be

"campaigning for one gender alone is not equality" 

Right. But this statement judges equality by the process, not by the result. The aim of feminism, by campaigning for women’s rights, is to achieve equality between all genders because currently there is inequality. 

Imagine this. 

There are two kids. Let’s name them Bobby and Sally. 

Bobby and Sally’s mom gives them each a bowl of ice cream. Bobby gets two scoops but Sally only gets one. 

Sally’s confused - why does she get less ice cream?? So she asks for another scoop. 

Bobby is outraged. “We both have ice cream! What’s your problem? If you get another scoop, then I should get another scoop too!”

Sally tries to explain that if they both got another scoop, the imbalance would still exist. If they both got another scoop, Bobby would always have one extra scoop over Sally. 

Bobby is even more furious. “Why do you only care about yourself?! This isn’t equality! Why should mom give you more ice cream but not me? I like ice cream too!”

See where I’m going with this?

Also, I’m gonna park this down right here, you said in a reblog:

You’re saying that the Patriarchy, a system designed for all men to be the superior both opportunistically and idealistically, will shit on it’s own people if they are victims of some injustice?”

Yes. That’s exactly what the Patriarchy does. The Patriarchy doesn’t even view all men as equal, and will turn on men as quick as anything if they fall victim to ANYTHING. When young men are raped by older women and it’s reported on the news you will almost ALWAYS see some dude in the comments saying “what the hell, why is he complaining he should have enjoyed it!” 

Patriarchy is quick to shut down anything non-white, non-dominating, and non-straight. Feminism gets a bad rep because people think that it deals solely with women gaining power. Arguments people construct against it are head-scratching to actual feminists because feminists are one of the few groups of people who understand that oppressive power structures do not have to exist in society at all. Whereas counter-cultures of these movements usually consist of white straight men thinking that someone always has to be oppressed and they fear that they’re overdue to be on the other end of it. 

quiet-desperati0n:

I am a feminist because
I don’t think this video could be much more relevant.

eartheld:

helicine:

how do i get this picture of myself tumblr famous

i want this tattooed on my back

eartheld:

helicine:

how do i get this picture of myself tumblr famous

i want this tattooed on my back

dragonsateyourtoast:

charlesoberonn:

Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”

Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.

And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.

THANK YOU

ooooooooberyn:

musewhipped:

gleek4snix:

gutterdyke:

dr-cormier:

lightspeedsound:

divergentshadowhunting:

thedadruiner:

o shit

setting the record straight

Oh look, the media casually blaming underaged girls for their unwilling involvement with adult men

 

you go girl

I don’t watch the show but I don’t care, this is AWESOME

I’m pretty sure they had this video deleted from youtube, because it used to be there, and then one day I was looking for it to show to someone, and it was nowhere to be found. It will however live on in gifs forever.

The blond chick is just leaning back grinning and the other girl is getting excited and then there’s just the dude in the middle going

image

"I fucked up."

alexandragracewinchester:

niallimlegal:

the white house released this video on sexual assault that actually targets men, telling them not to rape, rather than telling women not to be raped. please watch this.

I saw this at my movie theater during the commercials reel before the film! I was very impressed

micdotcom:

19 sobering confessions from college rape survivors

An estimated 17.7 million American women and 2.78 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Victims of a sexual assault are three times as likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to use drugs, and four times as likely to contemplate suicide. Adolescent female rape victims may be over three times as likely to attempt suicide.

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