sjwstupidity;
It might surprise you to learn that radical feminists actually exist in the upper echelons of feminism. It's the radicals in feminism who lobby for laws that affect women, It's the radicals who run all the domestic violence shelters and the rape crisis centers. It's the radicals who write advisory papers for the UN and who in Canada inform a $20 million charity which produces grotesquely misleading ad campaigns designed and guaranteed to acculturate hatred and fear of men in women.

malefica-anima:

That actually did surprise me. I didn’t know that at all. And that is absolutely absurd. Misandrists are terrifying to me. If I was a man, I would be as terrified of Misandrists as I am terrified of Misogynists, as a female! And of course I also hate Misandrists even more then I already did because of this new thing I just learned. I already hated them enough for being so absurdly loud with their opinions and labeling themselves as feminists when they’re weren’t, in the first place.

I can only hope you’re not being facetious but yeah, it’s true.  I couldn’t really go into detail to explain it all within the ask’s character limit but basically this.

I mean the fact that women’s studies courses in college teach that men cannot experience sexism because they’re erasing the definition that means “discrimination based on biological sex” and using the word to only mean “institutionalized discrimination based on biological sex”, even while there exists family court bias against fathers, men receive 60% longer sentences than women for all crimes, men who are forced to envelop by women can be accused of rape and persecuted when they were the ones who were raped…when women who are proven to have falsely accused men of rape rarely see any legal repercussions for wasting police resources…when women who commit statutory rape rarely get more than a slap on the wrist…when women can successfully file for child support from young boys they’ve molested and the teenage child will be forced to actually pay…when it’s actually legal to mutilate a young infant boy’s penis right after he’s born, which leads to 117 baby deaths per year in America, and the only excuse is “it prevents infection” which is an absolutely garbage excuse considering only 4% of men in the UK are circumcised and there’s no epidemic of infected dicks over there because they simply clean inside the foreskin…!

Well yeah, I’d say there’s some degree of institutionalized sexism against men.  But this is the message that feminists want to teach everyone.  Feminists in academia have a vested interest in glossing over any issues men face so that they can make womens’ supposed “oppression” seem an even bigger issue.  And it’s absolutely appalling.

sjwstupidity;
Large groups of feminists protesting talks about male suicide & male domestic violence & male rape victims turn people off feminism. Members of NOW fighting against bills that will allow men to ask for paternity tests if they believe they're not the father of the child they're paying child support for, and giving men a way to fight Paternity fraud is what makes people dislike feminism. Feminists in academia teaching that men cannot be discriminated against make ppl dislike feminism. (2/2)

here-i-come-broadway:

Coming from someone who has tried to attempt suicide, to someone who has witnessed male domestic violence, and have read articles and personally know male rape survivors, I want to raise awareness about that and have the violence end.  More Males have been assaulted and raped in the last few years than females have, but we don’t hear about those because men are too afraid to lose their masculinity.  Our society tells us that men have to hide their feelings and they can’t be seen as “weak”.  Men should be allowed to feel vulnerable, show their emotions, and not feel “less of a man” if they were to be attacked.

For the whole paternity test thing which really came from no where on the one post I commented on, we should not look to females as the default caretakers just because again society deems that females are the ones who must care for the children when in fact men CAN take care of children just as well as females.  I believe that the courts should play into both side of the parents backgrounds, financial status, etc, and of course biological confirmation to see who is secured and stable to take care of said child or children.

Feminism is about equality for men, women, and all other gender identities.  That is all feminism is.  The extremists who believe that women are superior and that men are shit, THEY are the ones who are making the feminist movement gear towards a poor light.  We (feminists) are not about shunning what happens to men in the background.  We want their voices to be heard, their stories to be known, and for the violence and this inequality to end.

There is a subset of men (mostly in Canada) that attempt to raise awareness for victims of rape and domestic violence.  The problem is that they have to set the record straight on certain lies that feminist organizations perpetuate, like the statistics of women who experience domestic violence vs men, or the statistics of female rapists to male.  The family court bias actually started when prominent feminist Caroline Norton petitioned parliament to create what became known as the Tender Years doctrine, which stated that young children in their tender years (thus the name) needed to be with their mothers.

This affected custody hearings for over a hundred years since, and even after it was no longer in effect, people are conditioned to view mothers as primary caretakers because of feminists…but feminists will (and have often in the past) say that it’s the Patriarchy that insists women are the primary caregivers.  That’s literally passing the blame like a child would do.

Your personal brand of feminism may care about men, but those victims of rape and domestic violence who have nowhere to go, and no one to turn to don’t benefit from your personal brand of feminism…they’re effected by everyone else’s brand which turns them away, as their services are not intended for men.  The extremists control the movement.

The Duluth model for domestic violence demands that an arrest be made in every call about domestic violence.  So if a man calls the police on his wife, he will frequently be the one arrested.  The theory behind creating the law? domestic violence is the result of patriarchal ideology in which men are encouraged and expected to control their partners”.  Notice how it completely erases homosexual couples?

So you can go on about your own personal brand of feminism all day long but it has no effect on real world feminism, and how completely damn toxic it is.  Maybe you should lecture misandrists who identify as feminists and thus have just as much claim to the title as you…maybe you should lecture them on what feminism is.  It’s not people not liking feminism that gives feminism a bad name…it’s misandrists using feminism to excuse their bigotry who give it a bad name.

hippy-freak:

icyarguments:

here-i-come-broadway:

sjwstupidity:

For all those feminists who think that people only hate feminism because they’re threatened that their male dominance is being taken away, wake up!

For all those feminists who think women who are anti feminist have internalized misogyny or are only seeking male approval, listen up!

For all those feminists who think women deserve to be heard and their opinions listened to, practice what you preach!

There are plenty of women on youtube speaking out against your hateful behavior, and what they have to say makes sense if you’d open your mind!!!

If you’re a woman and you’re against the current feminist movement in the West, then reblog this and show your support!  If you’re a man, reblog it anyway, because equality!  And if you’re a feminist, well shit, tell us why you think feminism is still relevant and isn’t just a cult of hateful bigots!

THE DEFINITION OF FEMINISM: THE BELIEF IN THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY OF ALL SEXES.  KEY WORDS- EQUALITY OF ALL SEXES.  We are not man haters, hateful people, or a fucking cult that is here to demonstrate that feminists believe women are the “better sex”.  FEMINISM believes that females and males are EQUAL.  If you want to be educated on the issues WOMEN AND MEN experience with violence, inequality, work place, etc fill up my ask and we will discuss this in more detail.  Feminism receives a bad name because no one feels like looking up what it actually means.

If modern Femnism is supposed to help men too, then why is it called “Feminism”?

If modern Feminists aren’t man haters, then how come the only thing I see them do is make jokes about how useless they think men are?

If modern Femisism is not a cult full of women overcompensating for something, then why do they have to shout at the top of their lungs how “hardcore” women are and how “weak” men are?

If modern Feminism is about equal rights, why are they throwing men and their own problems under the bus?

Feminism does not recieve a bad name because nobody looks up what ti means, it recieves a bad name because of the people representing it. You people are big on representation right? These crazy Feminists are your representation. Because of them they have painted the movement in a bad light. You need to face facts that Feminists ruined Feminism And instead of trying to put diamonds on the proverbial pile of shit that is modern feminism, try and fix the problem and help represent what you want feminism to truly be.

You are not helping fix the problem that is modern feminism, you are only covering it up.

1. because it is primarily concerned with women, the oppressed group, achieving equality with the oppressing group, men.

2. because you’re only looking for jokes about women hating men? there’s lots of scholarly research and intelligent thought on the subject if you look for it.

3. i’m not really quite sure what you mean by overcompensating, but women are allowed to express their awesomeness as well. Also I’ve never heard any feminist scream at the top of their lungs how hardcore they were.

4. Feminists are concerned with not only equality, but gender stereotypes of men and women as well. Including harmful ideas about masculinity.

5. There are extremists in every group and some of them are fucking crazy. But it’s not exactly like one side is completely to blame here. There are extremists in the feminist movement, but there are are also some woman haters as well.

1. yes, I get why feminism is more interested in helping women, but I must disagree that women are “oppressed.”  You use that word too liberally.  Men aren’t an “oppressive” class, because a lot of the shit they do and perpetuate is also done and perpetuated by women.  I’m going to anticipate some reasons you suggest women are “oppressed” in the west and refute them.  The wage gap:
Debunked several times. [Here] [Here] and [Here]

90% of rape victims?  Debunked several times also: [Here] and [Here]

Lack bodily autonomy/men in office are making choices regarding their bodies:  Currently abortions are legal in all 50 states in the US.  And when it comes to politicians’ stances on the abortion issue, it’s been found that women are more likely to be of the position that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances no matter what, than men.  So it’s not just men trying to decide what you can and can’t do with your own bodies, it’s other women. [Source Here]

As for the idea that the abortion debate is oppressing women, it actually has nothing to do with attempting to control women’s bodies or restrict their freedoms and everything to do with their perceptions on when life begins and if abortion constitutes murder. But it’s easier to bolster support for feminism by claiming to be oppressed, right?  And it’s easier to claim you’re oppressed if you take any and all issues that affect primarily women (or that society believes primarily effects women) and try to paint them as deliberate attempts to harm, control, or oppress women, right?

2. Intelligent thought?  Do you mean like the Ms. Magazine editor, Robin Morgan, who said, “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”?  Or is that not scholarly enough?  How about this

“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” 
~Valerie Solanas, S.C.U.M. Manifesto

That book, btw, is used in academic settings.  There’s more!

"The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it"
~Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Rage, p.67

And more!

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience."
~Catherine Comins, Vassar College,

Assistant Dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52 

Why stop there?

“All men are rapists and that’s all they are”
~Marilyn French

Prominent feminist author, sold many many books.  Not just some obscure misandrist on the internet.  Let’s keep going!

“Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.”
~Germaine Greer

"Sex is the cross on which women are crucified … Sex can only be adequately defined as universal rape."
~Hodee Edwards

But you would persist in this delusion that the only reason people have a perception of feminism being about misandry is because they actively seek it out?  You don’t have to seek this shit out, it’s shoved in your face if you simply make a tumblr account or a livejournal account or if you have more than a few dozen people you follow on twitter.  If you go to college you see shit on public bulletin boards like “dudetip: to prevent rape, don’t rape people” which offends me as greatly as if I were to see “blacktip: to prevent theft, don’t rob people.”

But it’s too much to ask for you to accept responsibility for the inordinate amount of misandry that’s rampant and unchecked in your movement,right?  Instead of chastising your fellow feminists when they say bigoted things about men, you’d rather chastise the people that hear or see it for getting turned off your movement due to it.  That’s a bit similar to “victim blaming,” if you know what I mean.

3. Just a few examples I could find real quick:

just everything I could find that I’d seen casually browsing tumblr…couldn’t find all the things I was looking for but you get the idea.  Don’t tell me you haven’t seen those posts going “men have such fragile egos hahahaha!”  *scoffs, rolls eyes*

4. Yes, which is why I’ve seen oh so many self-identifying feminist women calling out feminists who use the “male tears” line.  Which is why those real life feminists who disrupted Equality Canada’s planned event and were talking over men’s rights advocates there explaining why they were assembling and the issues they were talking about got mocked with “boohoo” and “cry me a river.”  Because breaking gender roles is accusing men of crying if they dare state their dissatisfaction with their lot in life.  You know that old gender role where men are supposed to be stoic and silent and never complain?  Yeah, feminists don’t enforce that by calling men crybabies or anything.

5. Okay but the difference between feminism and Islam is Islam has clearly stated tenets and they denounce their radicals.  Feminism’s radicals are in control of the movement, and the most denouncing I or anyone else has seen has been the radicals who literally run the moderates out of their local communities.

Saying “there’s radicals in every movement” is just brushing off a serious issue that you should actually be addressing.  It’s an issue that’s a hell of a lot more important than people not wanting to affiliate themselves with your toxic movement.  It’s an issue where the radicals are actually in control of your movement and are influencing public policy under their own extremist ideals that all men are rapists and women can’t rape men.  That domestic violence is a patriarchal tradition in which men control their wives, and that’s why feminists haven’t started any domestic violence shelters for men…even though men make up about half of all abuse victims but cannot call the cops on their abusers for fear of themselves being incarcerated (this happens under the Duluth model…a policy enacted due to the lobbying of a radical feminist).  Do you think that’s right?

Stop making excuses for feminists.  Instead of saying “Not all ___ are like that” how about calling out those in the group who are like that?  As your fellow feminists so often say about the “not all men” argument, so too applies to your not all feminists argument.

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sglatinoboi:

sjwstupidity:

I’m sure I’ll get called a transphobe for this or something but it weirds me out when someone says they’re non-binary or agender and then they say “I’m gay” or “I’m straight.” Okay you don’t have a gender or you don’t fall into the male/female set, but you’re still able to define yourself by a…

What I want to know is why “non-binary” is even a thing. What happened to “androgynous?”

Androgynous just means you look like you could be either sex.  Non-binary just means you don’t feel like you belong to either sex.  I think it’s like being trans except you don’t feel like a woman trapped in a man’s body, or vice versa…you just feel the dysphoria towards your sexual parts with no preference to another or something?

I asked someone about it once and that’s as far as I got, I asked for more detail and they got all butthurt and offended it was silly.

I’m sure I’ll get called a transphobe for this or something but it weirds me out when someone says they’re non-binary or agender and then they say “I’m gay” or “I’m straight.”  Okay you don’t have a gender or you don’t fall into the male/female set, but you’re still able to define yourself by a sexuality designation created for a gender binary?

A MtF who likes women doesn’t consider themselves “straight.”

I realize there’s a lack of terms for agender/non-binaries to use for monosexuality, but it’s still weird to me that we’re coming up with shit like “demisexual” but we can’t come up with a word to describe agender monosexuality.

zuchiini;
sooo, why is it called feminism if its for equality? why not equalism or some shit like that? putting the fem in it makes it inherently more female-centric and that is why i have a hard time believing anyone who says feminists are for equality... does that kinda make sense?

Aye and that’s an oft used argument so I’ve seen feminists’ responses to it.  It usually goes “Because the movement was started to lift women up in particular, because there was a time when women had absolutely no rights and they needed advocacy.”  And “feminists fight first and foremost for women because our issues are greater.  We’ll help men by helping women first—” some abstract domino-effect logic that isn’t very well thought out but they insist is true.

Frankly I have no issue with feminism existing if they can just admit they’re only interested in helping women, and don’t try to co-opt other movements like veganism or LGBT or black empowerment/civil rights.  And if they’d stop trying to silence people fighting on behalf of men’s rights, that’d be nice too.  And if they’d stop spreading rape hysteria and blatant lies about statistics regarding rape, domestic violence and the mythical wage gap.

here-i-come-broadway:

sjwstupidity:

For all those feminists who think that people only hate feminism because they’re threatened that their male dominance is being taken away, wake up!

For all those feminists who think women who are anti feminist have internalized misogyny or are only seeking male approval, listen up!

For all those feminists who think women deserve to be heard and their opinions listened to, practice what you preach!

There are plenty of women on youtube speaking out against your hateful behavior, and what they have to say makes sense if you’d open your mind!!!

If you’re a woman and you’re against the current feminist movement in the West, then reblog this and show your support!  If you’re a man, reblog it anyway, because equality!  And if you’re a feminist, well shit, tell us why you think feminism is still relevant and isn’t just a cult of hateful bigots!

THE DEFINITION OF FEMINISM: THE BELIEF IN THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY OF ALL SEXES.  KEY WORDS- EQUALITY OF ALL SEXES.  We are not man haters, hateful people, or a fucking cult that is here to demonstrate that feminists believe women are the “better sex”.  FEMINISM believes that females and males are EQUAL.  If you want to be educated on the issues WOMEN AND MEN experience with violence, inequality, work place, etc fill up my ask and we will discuss this in more detail.  Feminism receives a bad name because no one feels like looking up what it actually means.

Found the “the definition of feminism” feminist.  Sure enough, you knew they’d spring out of the woodwork sooner or later.

brianimagines:

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brianimagines:

http://www.bisexualweek.com/about/

ABOUT BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held every September 23rd, GLAAD, BiNet USA and other bisexual organizations are launching Bisexual Awareness Week.

Bisexual Awareness Week (#biweek) exists to help draw attention to the public policy concerns of bisexual people while also celebrating the great resiliency of bisexual culture and community.

Bisexual Awareness Week will utilize a social media campaign that provides daily themes to keep changing hearts and minds about bisexual people, and bi lives. Themes will focus on the history, culture, community and current policy priorities of bisexual communities.

#bisexual #bisexuality #bisexualawarenessweek #lgbt #lgbtqia #sexualidentity #bifacts
#biweek #bierasure