“men and women, legally, are considered equal”
What? Get out. White heterosexual man, get out of my women’s studies class if youre just wrong.
What? You feel ganged up on when the whole class of women say NO? Get your white man tears out of my face
“I (and, I suspect, pretty much any woman) can access that feeling really quickly and vividly—when you find yourself in conversation with a circle of men and, against your better judgment and all your feminist impulses, you just turtle up. You retire. You forfeit, because their lungs are bigger, they’re groomed for assertiveness since birth, and you’re groomed to assume that nobody will take you seriously anyway. You wait for a pause in a room of interruptors. Sigh. I do it like crazy, and I am a fucking loudmouth feminist yelling machine.”
Or it means I think youre stupid and I’m making fun of you. Or that I consider talking to you a waste of time, so I’m being mean so you leave me alone. Or that youre generally annoying me. Or that I just dont feel like talking and youre not taking the hint. THIS is why guys and girls are so fucked up - because even when a girl is trying to clearly say “no” to your company, it just means she liiiiiikes you.
I completely agree with this entire article. Period sex should not be judged or be made infamous. Period sex, like all sex, should be able connecting with someone, sharing, experiencing together and climaxing, together.
More misandrist lies.
As usual, it’s only a problem if it’s a problem for a women.
Women are born with worth and protected by society their entire lives.
Men are born worthless and must earn everything that will ever be attributed to them by combating each other and nature.
So, I just noticed this comment on my “fixed” version of the above picture (original on the left, mine on the right.)
“As usual, it’s only a problem if it’s a problem for a women.” - heh, really? Almost all of the problems acknowledged by our societies are ones that directly affect men, who are controlled by men for the benefit of men. That is, straight, white, able-bodied men. Do you have any idea how many women have been raped, beaten, forced into motherhood and pregnancy and tortured for men who fit the above description? How many women continue to suffer? While we, as a people, still call them weak for complaining, ungrateful for complaining, unfeminine and invaluable for complaining? Women’s* issues are not valued in this society, like most societies. I think the person who wrote this post is confusing a rising amount of feminists to a general societal stand point. A FEW women* are beginning to stand up and demand our problems be recognized, because for CENTURIES we were ignored, beaten, raped, and killed merely because we were women.
Next, “Women are born with worth and protected by society their entire lives.” Wrong again. Women are not born with worth, they are born just like the men are: screaming crying and covered with afterbirth. It is us, our society, that raises them to have “worth.” But only white, heterosexual, able-bodied men (preferably between 18-35) that have worth…not our women. Our women are subjected to forced pregnancies, domestic violence, shame, sex policing, rape, and general non-existent self-esteem. I again think you are confusing women who are found “worthy” for bearing lots of children, after marrying a man of the above qualifications. Also, women are NEVER truly protected in our society because it is one who shames rape survivors and excuses rapists, who blame domestic violence survivors and excuses abusers..the list goes on and on.
Next, “Men are born worthless and must earn everything that will ever be attributed to them by combating each other and nature.” - you’ve got to be kidding. Men are not born worthless, they never have been in history, it has always been an honor to have a son and a burden to have a daughter and although that mindset is no longer politically correct to speak about, do not doubt for a second it is not thought every time a child is born. Also, “men have to earn everything that will ever be attributed to them” - false. A lot of positive things are assumed about men, until proven otherwise, and in most cases even when they have proved to be anything but admirable they are excused for their behavior and again given a halo and a sword. You make a point that men are forced to be fighters, against nature and each other, this is true. This is a crime and most definitely something a man should be upset about and work against…but you’re not alone. Women fight every day, all day, just against a different enemy. And even speaking literally, it is insulting that women are not allowed to be soldiers like their male counterparts because it speaks to women being seen as weak, unreliable and in need of protecting.
And of course, the image. Without repeating myself, men are without a doubt assumed to be soldiers and are supposed to enjoy and honor this. I agree men are raised to be disposable, but so are women and to ignore that fact would be to ignore all of women kind and our problems (aren’t you supposed to pay attention to the problem if it’s a woman’s problems…oops, now we’re in a pickle.) And the slogan at the bottom “men to the dyin’ and women do the cryin’” Honestly, do you live in a bubble? Yes, men do die and are put in the line of fire more often than women, but “women do the cryin’” really? As if women are just sitting around sniffling all the time, being completely annoying and useless?
This is repugnant, inaccurate and socially offensive. Please leave Tumblr.
“As one academic theorist put it, women are viewed as ‘reaction heroes.’ They are supposed to be constantly on guard. Sort of victims-in-waiting.”
I feel a rant coming on!
You know who reads this shit? Young, dumb, and inexperienced girls read this. It fills their head with the idea that they are entitled to something that must be earned. Sure, you’re gonna’ have a harder time earning it because you’re a woman, but that doesn’t mean…
Posts like this are what remind me how important the feminist fight for equality is. A post like this just shows a clear misunderstanding of basic psycho/social structure of gender, sexism, and our modern world as a whole.
You think if you raise girls that their opinion doesn’t matter, that they are not important or smart or valued they will have any opinion when they’re “old ladies?” Once they are “old ladies” their backs will be bent from the burden of womanhood in a society that hates women - not osteoporosis. If you raise girls to undervalue themselves, you will have a generation of “old ladies” who see no value in their own daughters. If you raise girls to undervalue themselves, you raise boys to overvalue themselves and to push down their fellow sisters - you raise a generation of hate and misogyny.
Empowerment makes you want to puke? Your ignorance makes me want to puke as well.
I forgot running around naked meant being in love….and not just being a racing nudist.
Of course it’s about a boy >=[
I don’t know if he’s coming or going. As soon as I think he likes me, he does something that convinces me he doesn’t like me. As soon as I’m convinced he doesn’t like me, he does something to make me think he likes me.
I don’t think he’s being so confusing on purpose, actually I wouldn’t be surprised if he had no idea how confused I am. Goddamnit. This is far too complicated.