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.
I think it’s imperative to clarify these sorts of photos, so they are not misinterpreted. The “Discover your Clitoris” slogan is aimed at women, to take back their sexuality. Now, what do you mean take back, the clitoris is on a woman so she obviously always owned it. False. For millennium the first thing taken from a woman was the ownership of her body, and her sexuality. This is still on the forefront of feminism - woman’s sexuality. As women, we are told to be shameful of our sexuality, to ignore it and “fake it.” To this day, female genital mutilation happens all over the globe - (which if you don’t know) thereby entirely disallows women to ever enjoy sex. Our sex is the first thing stolen from us, and the last thing we try to take back. These images and slogans, to me, mean discovering and taking ownership for our clitoris (the very part of our body entirely designed for sexual pleasure) because sexuality is natural and normal and something to be proud of. Women, find your clitoris, and next time someone tries to take ownership of it…remember it is yours, and you are strong and remember me and the woman in this photo - we know you are strong enough to own your own clitoris.
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.
Doublespeak has the power to warp conceptual thinking and it provides a woman with the wiggle-room she needs to serve her own power. Maneuverings of this type are how a woman can grab the portfolio of entitlements that is most attractive to her on any given day- and resist scrutiny as she does so. The list of doublespeak goes on and on and on. Whereby ‘misogynist’ means ‘male who criticizes any woman’. ‘Blaming the victim’ means ‘women aren’t responsible for what they do’. ‘No means no’ means ‘I want the man to take the heat if I have second thoughts after we have sex’. ‘Male-dominated world’ or ‘patriarchy’ or ‘oppression of women’ all mean ‘multi-purpose scapegoat’. ‘I like you as a friend’ means ‘I think you’re a chump’. ‘You can trust me’ means ‘I’ll tell your secrets to everyone at the nail-salon the first chance I get’.
Doublespeak is meant to confuse us so that when the time comes, we will solemnly decide to act against our own interests for something ‘greater’ than ourselves: benefitting women. Doublespeak will trick a man into abusing himself and other men- for the sole purpose of proving to a woman how ‘masculine’ he is. And since a woman believes her own doublespeak propaganda is truth, she can scream and point fingers when things don’t turn-out the way she wanted. She’ll claim the man is to blame because he refuses to ‘listen’ and ‘communicate’(!)"
This makes me feel physically ill.
Internalized misogyny masked with impressive syntax and understandable diction does not make it any more than what it is: hate. Hate for women. Hate for people who love and respect women. Hate of self. Hate of fairness. Hate of respect. Hate of all. You can self-victimize all you want, until the day you die, but your hate will not be legitimatized. Your hate will not be followed. Your hate will not be loved. All you have done, is empower yet another feminist to continue the fight for fairness, justice, love, and respect for all. Congratulations, you have added to our fight, not extinguished it.
My vegan boss was telling me today about this feminist theory: eating meat is misogynistic because we only eat the female’s of the breed and we mainly eat the parts most associated with womanhood (chicken breast, cows milk, chicken eggs etc….)
I can’t tell if this is legitimate and insightful, or over-thought and reading into things too much…
Also…he was explaining this to me while I was eating my chicken and rice lunch I made for myself. I went from being very proud that I cooked my own lunch (in the dorm no less) to be disgusted with myself for being a misogynist.