like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless.
not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.
friend: i’m getting mcdonalds you want anything?
me: i don’t have money
friend: it’s all good, i’ll pay
there’s literally no point in teaching girls to be body positive if you only use men’s opinions for validation like “boys like girls with curves” nah get that the fuck out of here
I keep laughing.
HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE
EAT THE FUKCING CHIP YOU PIECE OF SHIT
My mom will never let me live down the score I made on my 6th grade Bible studies mastery test.
Your URL just makes this 10,000x better
A male activist gets angry at a woman for disagreeing with him, so he kicked her out of the group page and later made a post that he would kick anyone, male or female, out of the group for “defending violence against women”, when this girl wasn’t actually defending violence against women, she was talking about her experience with watching her brother endure an abusive relationship for years. The above argument was due to a post on the page about Whoopi Goldberg’s recent spoken opinion that a woman cannot expect to not get hit by a man when she provokes him. While I think I understand what she was really trying to say, that chivalry cannot be expected of men in a modern age where women are equal to men, I disagree because I don’t think ANYONE has the right to hit ANYONE just because they are provoked. Not because women are sensitive little snowflakes deserving of special treatment even when SHE is the one that is being abusive.
Anyway. This is just an example of something that irritates me sometimes when it comes to male feminists. Sometimes you don’t know EVERYTHING about feminism and as a man and an ally to female victims of abuse and sexual assault (which is what the page is about), to a certain extent, you should respect a woman’s opinion on the subject and not resort to kicking her out of a group page just because you’ve decided your opinion is more valid. Listen. And be willing to admit when you’re overstepping. Don’t speak OVER women. Don’t speak on BEHALF of women. And vice versa with any activist for an oppressed group or community. If I was a white person, and I created a page against systematic injustice for PoC, and a PoC gave an opinion that I found I disagreed with, my response would not be to automatically label that person as suffering from internal racism and brainwashing and invalidate them and their experience.
All in all, however, I think he listened to me and he did not make the choice to kick me off the page. So I hope he learned something.
Remember. Admitting that domestic violence occurs for men too does not negate or erase women’s issues. If anything, it is a feminist issue too, because the main reason behind the belief that men are not victims of abuse is often due to the socialized idea that women are incapable of being strong, incapable of over-powering men, basically society thinks women are too weak to be able to hurt a man. And that’s shitty, dude. And it’s super shitty that men often suffer in silence much like women do, all because the idea that he is being abused is laughable to people. Seen as a joke. This IS a feminist issue.
Nm. He didn’t learn anything.
shoutout to the Heforshe campaign and Emma Watson: this is why we dont “invite” men into feminism
….Um…no. This REALLY really was not the purpose of this post and I want to make that very clear… We DO need to invite men in to feminism. Patriarchy harms men too, so they need feminism as well, why wouldn’t we invite them? Stop hindering the spread and improvements feminism can make to humanity by excluding men from it and thereby perpetuating the annoying stereotype that feminism is equal to hating and blaming men for everything…. This is the opposite of the message I was trying to give lol. No offense. I understand your point of view, men can be awful as activists but you and more feminists need to understand that men need to be a part of feminism more. The need to become passionate about it, about the issues of living in a patriarchal world and society, about the humanity of women. They don’t need to be LEADERS of the movement, but YES they need to join in and understand that it is beneficial to them as well, and that though they are not the forefront or focus of the movement, it is still a movement they should feel proud to participate in! What would be great is if we could fight for women’s history and women cultural studies, as well as multicultural studies becoming a must take class all across this nation. The only reason men are ever bad feminists is because of their ignorance and shitty upbringing or socialization, and their lack of knowledge when it comes to women’s issues and the purpose of feminism. A lot of people don’t even know what patriarchy is, let alone the misdeeds and social issues that are a direct cause of it. Feminism IS about equality, it IS about dismantling patriarchal society, and it IS about uplifting and empowering women. But it hinders the movement and its progression when you talk about how men aren’t ALLOWED to be feminists or cannot become part of the movement!
the catholic church gives wine to 7 year olds but gay marriage is wrongI mean this is totally out of context but is technically true. It is believed to be the blood of god and they are only given 1 tiny sip once a week but otherwise this is totally correct.
the catholic church encourages 7 year olds to drink blood every week but gay marriage is wrong
How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well enough on your own.