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When you look at what constitutes ‘female privilege’ in the eyes of MRAs and MRAs-in-training, you see exactly how ignorant most of them are to real discrimination and fear. In the MRA handbook, female privilege is being able to speak to men without being considered predatory; it’s being able to decide whether or not to continue with a pregnancy (as opposed to having a child forced on you so that a scheming bitch can rob you blind for the next 18 years); it’s being able to have sex with a man and then later change your mind while accusing him of rape; it’s having the right to leave a marriage because the courts will favour you in a custody dispute; it’s receiving the ‘coveted status’ of being a rape survivor on a college campus and all the advantages that come with that.

With the exception of that last one, which is so despicably offensive that it’s almost impossible to believe it was not only printed in the Washington Post but that it was written by a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, all of these examples of ‘female privilege’ seem less indicative of a rising gynarchy poised to crush whimpering men with a gigantic, comfortably shod foot than they do just basic rights that women are entitled to have even though they prevent men from being able to behave exactly as they like.

Women don’t come to life the moment men approach us, and asking that men respect our space and not assume their presence is always or even ever welcome isn’t the equivalent of Stonewall. Similarly, until science can figure out how to make Ivan Reitman’s terrifying vision of the dystopian universe presented in seminal 90s movie ‘Junior’ a reality, it is not ‘female privilege’ for a woman to have the final say over whether or not she grows a fetus inside her for nine months before birthing it and then raising it. And while we’re at it, can we all agree that it’s a curious bit of cognitive dissonance to argue about paying for children you don’t want in one breath while ranting about how the legal system won’t give them to you in the other?

The idea that the fight for gender equality has swung ‘too far’ to the other side is simply ludicrous. One woman is still killed every week in Australia by her partner or ex-partner. The WHO estimates that 30 per cent of women worldwide who have been in a sexual relationship have experienced some form of violence within that partnership. The two issues most integral to that of women’s equality - that of reproductive autonomy and financial independence - are still not considered legally sacrosanct for the overwhelming majority of women in the world today.

And we’ve got men (and some women) complaining that feminism is subjugating men?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The Feminist Mafia is trying to erode men’s rights, and we’ve had some success over the years. Like the right for a man to legally rape his wife. Destroyed that. Or the right of men to determine who rises to political leadership. We nailed that one too. Or how about the right that said women became the physical property of their husbands, husbands who then had the right to commit these women to mental asylums (and frequently did) as a means of securing a divorce, leaving him free to marry another (often younger) woman? Yep, got rid of that.

Peggy Orenstein’s 1994 text ‘Schoolgirls’ included an anecdote which observed that, for many men and boys, equality is perceived as a loss. And it technically is, because any time a disparate system of power is equalised, one side must surrender some privileges. Referring to ‘female privilege’ (particularly in a world where, in some places, it is considered a privilege that girls even be allowed to live) as some kind of nefarious threat to the psychic wellbeing of men isn’t just offensive, it’s also dangerous. It provides a focal point of blame for the frustrations of men who feel they’ve somehow been denied all that was promised to them, and it can have terrifying and often violent ramifications for the women in their lives.

Queen of the Frightbats, Clementine Ford, ‘A Lesson for Men’s Rights Activists on Real Oppression.’ 

I implore you to go and read the whole article.

(via wsswatson)

(Source: suddenonsetkafka, via all-about-male-privilege)

We officially live in a country where corporations have more rights than women.

pouty-brat:

maarnayeri:

American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LIKE YOURE THE FUCKING REASON I LEFT MY HOME YOU RAGING SELF RIGHTEOUS PRICKS!!!

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

crookednose:

minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise

(via whoneedsahug)

zoearcher:

feministepiphanies:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

THIS!

Feminism.

zoearcher:

feministepiphanies:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

THIS!

Feminism.

(via whoneedsahug)

mothernaturenetwork:

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debateDespite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll. TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem. During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence. "You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’" To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

YAAAASSSS

mothernaturenetwork:

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debate

Despite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll.
 
TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem.
 
During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence.
 
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’"
 
To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

YAAAASSSS

missjraffe:

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

because none of you ever leave the house nor are you old enough to drink

THIS IS A THING. The Black Cat in DC does it Fridays for Doctor Who. They have Tardis themed drinks. I went with a friend once and we were rushed after by lonely, lonely men. This is why these bars don’t exist

(via run-cause-hitler)

thisfeliciaday:

bookoisseur:

Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can  be viewed here

Yes I like it.

Couldn’t love this more.

(Source: hvfflepvff)

blackinasia:

feministdonut:

icykynite:

blackinasia:

nativeamericannews:

Chef Bitsoie Launches Travel and Cooking TV Show, Asks for Support
Chef Freddie Bitsoie needs your help!The Navajo chef is launching a travel, cooking and culture show called Rezervations Not Required and needs to raise $40,000 to fund its production. Bitsoie has raised $200 since December 8. The campaign runs until January 17, 2014.

link to the campaign?

I think it’s this one? Hope it is…
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rezervations-not-required
BOOST FOR HIM!

I’m disappointed that this project has only raised $10 since last night. QQ capitalism

UGH yep, can we ALL PLEASE AT THE BARE MINIMUM BOOST THIS AND GET THE WORD OUT.

blackinasia:

feministdonut:

icykynite:

blackinasia:

nativeamericannews:

Chef Bitsoie Launches Travel and Cooking TV Show, Asks for Support

Chef Freddie Bitsoie needs your help!
The Navajo chef is launching a travel, cooking and culture show called Rezervations Not Required and needs to raise $40,000 to fund its production. Bitsoie has raised $200 since December 8. The campaign runs until January 17, 2014.

link to the campaign?

I think it’s this one? Hope it is…

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rezervations-not-required

BOOST FOR HIM!

I’m disappointed that this project has only raised $10 since last night. QQ capitalism

UGH yep, can we ALL PLEASE AT THE BARE MINIMUM BOOST THIS AND GET THE WORD OUT.

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

safe-behind-bars:

IM SHARING THIS FUCKING TWICE IN A ROW BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW PERFECT THIS IS.

safe-behind-bars:

IM SHARING THIS FUCKING TWICE IN A ROW BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW PERFECT THIS IS.

(via sarahinpearls)

stomblerteaching:

HBO Should Show Dongs (by CollegeHumor)

Response to overabundance of naked women on HBO.

(via sarahinpearls)

thank you! it needed to be said

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is never becoming physically uncomfortable and wondering if what you just saw on the television was racist as fuck towards people who look like you.

— watching the Game of Thrones season finale and cringing when Dany was being called “Mother” by all the colored slaves she set free. Just the idea that they didnt even consider freedom until their ivory savior was upon them, bugged me the fuck out. 

When you look at what constitutes ‘female privilege’ in the eyes of MRAs and MRAs-in-training, you see exactly how ignorant most of them are to real discrimination and fear. In the MRA handbook, female privilege is being able to speak to men without being considered predatory; it’s being able to decide whether or not to continue with a pregnancy (as opposed to having a child forced on you so that a scheming bitch can rob you blind for the next 18 years); it’s being able to have sex with a man and then later change your mind while accusing him of rape; it’s having the right to leave a marriage because the courts will favour you in a custody dispute; it’s receiving the ‘coveted status’ of being a rape survivor on a college campus and all the advantages that come with that.

With the exception of that last one, which is so despicably offensive that it’s almost impossible to believe it was not only printed in the Washington Post but that it was written by a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, all of these examples of ‘female privilege’ seem less indicative of a rising gynarchy poised to crush whimpering men with a gigantic, comfortably shod foot than they do just basic rights that women are entitled to have even though they prevent men from being able to behave exactly as they like.

Women don’t come to life the moment men approach us, and asking that men respect our space and not assume their presence is always or even ever welcome isn’t the equivalent of Stonewall. Similarly, until science can figure out how to make Ivan Reitman’s terrifying vision of the dystopian universe presented in seminal 90s movie ‘Junior’ a reality, it is not ‘female privilege’ for a woman to have the final say over whether or not she grows a fetus inside her for nine months before birthing it and then raising it. And while we’re at it, can we all agree that it’s a curious bit of cognitive dissonance to argue about paying for children you don’t want in one breath while ranting about how the legal system won’t give them to you in the other?

The idea that the fight for gender equality has swung ‘too far’ to the other side is simply ludicrous. One woman is still killed every week in Australia by her partner or ex-partner. The WHO estimates that 30 per cent of women worldwide who have been in a sexual relationship have experienced some form of violence within that partnership. The two issues most integral to that of women’s equality - that of reproductive autonomy and financial independence - are still not considered legally sacrosanct for the overwhelming majority of women in the world today.

And we’ve got men (and some women) complaining that feminism is subjugating men?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The Feminist Mafia is trying to erode men’s rights, and we’ve had some success over the years. Like the right for a man to legally rape his wife. Destroyed that. Or the right of men to determine who rises to political leadership. We nailed that one too. Or how about the right that said women became the physical property of their husbands, husbands who then had the right to commit these women to mental asylums (and frequently did) as a means of securing a divorce, leaving him free to marry another (often younger) woman? Yep, got rid of that.

Peggy Orenstein’s 1994 text ‘Schoolgirls’ included an anecdote which observed that, for many men and boys, equality is perceived as a loss. And it technically is, because any time a disparate system of power is equalised, one side must surrender some privileges. Referring to ‘female privilege’ (particularly in a world where, in some places, it is considered a privilege that girls even be allowed to live) as some kind of nefarious threat to the psychic wellbeing of men isn’t just offensive, it’s also dangerous. It provides a focal point of blame for the frustrations of men who feel they’ve somehow been denied all that was promised to them, and it can have terrifying and often violent ramifications for the women in their lives.

Queen of the Frightbats, Clementine Ford, ‘A Lesson for Men’s Rights Activists on Real Oppression.’ 

I implore you to go and read the whole article.

(via wsswatson)

(Source: suddenonsetkafka, via all-about-male-privilege)

We officially live in a country where corporations have more rights than women.

pouty-brat:

maarnayeri:

American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LIKE YOURE THE FUCKING REASON I LEFT MY HOME YOU RAGING SELF RIGHTEOUS PRICKS!!!

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

crookednose:

minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise

(via whoneedsahug)

zoearcher:

feministepiphanies:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

THIS!

Feminism.

zoearcher:

feministepiphanies:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

THIS!

Feminism.

(via whoneedsahug)

mothernaturenetwork:

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debateDespite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll. TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem. During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence. "You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’" To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

YAAAASSSS

mothernaturenetwork:

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debate

Despite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll.
 
TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem.
 
During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence.
 
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’"
 
To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

YAAAASSSS

missjraffe:

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

because none of you ever leave the house nor are you old enough to drink

THIS IS A THING. The Black Cat in DC does it Fridays for Doctor Who. They have Tardis themed drinks. I went with a friend once and we were rushed after by lonely, lonely men. This is why these bars don’t exist

(via run-cause-hitler)

thisfeliciaday:

bookoisseur:

Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can  be viewed here

Yes I like it.

Couldn’t love this more.

(Source: hvfflepvff)

blackinasia:

feministdonut:

icykynite:

blackinasia:

nativeamericannews:

Chef Bitsoie Launches Travel and Cooking TV Show, Asks for Support
Chef Freddie Bitsoie needs your help!The Navajo chef is launching a travel, cooking and culture show called Rezervations Not Required and needs to raise $40,000 to fund its production. Bitsoie has raised $200 since December 8. The campaign runs until January 17, 2014.

link to the campaign?

I think it’s this one? Hope it is…
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rezervations-not-required
BOOST FOR HIM!

I’m disappointed that this project has only raised $10 since last night. QQ capitalism

UGH yep, can we ALL PLEASE AT THE BARE MINIMUM BOOST THIS AND GET THE WORD OUT.

blackinasia:

feministdonut:

icykynite:

blackinasia:

nativeamericannews:

Chef Bitsoie Launches Travel and Cooking TV Show, Asks for Support

Chef Freddie Bitsoie needs your help!
The Navajo chef is launching a travel, cooking and culture show called Rezervations Not Required and needs to raise $40,000 to fund its production. Bitsoie has raised $200 since December 8. The campaign runs until January 17, 2014.

link to the campaign?

I think it’s this one? Hope it is…

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rezervations-not-required

BOOST FOR HIM!

I’m disappointed that this project has only raised $10 since last night. QQ capitalism

UGH yep, can we ALL PLEASE AT THE BARE MINIMUM BOOST THIS AND GET THE WORD OUT.

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

safe-behind-bars:

IM SHARING THIS FUCKING TWICE IN A ROW BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW PERFECT THIS IS.

safe-behind-bars:

IM SHARING THIS FUCKING TWICE IN A ROW BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW PERFECT THIS IS.

(via sarahinpearls)

stomblerteaching:

HBO Should Show Dongs (by CollegeHumor)

Response to overabundance of naked women on HBO.

(via sarahinpearls)

thank you! it needed to be said

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is never becoming physically uncomfortable and wondering if what you just saw on the television was racist as fuck towards people who look like you.

— watching the Game of Thrones season finale and cringing when Dany was being called “Mother” by all the colored slaves she set free. Just the idea that they didnt even consider freedom until their ivory savior was upon them, bugged me the fuck out. 

"

When you look at what constitutes ‘female privilege’ in the eyes of MRAs and MRAs-in-training, you see exactly how ignorant most of them are to real discrimination and fear. In the MRA handbook, female privilege is being able to speak to men without being considered predatory; it’s being able to decide whether or not to continue with a pregnancy (as opposed to having a child forced on you so that a scheming bitch can rob you blind for the next 18 years); it’s being able to have sex with a man and then later change your mind while accusing him of rape; it’s having the right to leave a marriage because the courts will favour you in a custody dispute; it’s receiving the ‘coveted status’ of being a rape survivor on a college campus and all the advantages that come with that.

With the exception of that last one, which is so despicably offensive that it’s almost impossible to believe it was not only printed in the Washington Post but that it was written by a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, all of these examples of ‘female privilege’ seem less indicative of a rising gynarchy poised to crush whimpering men with a gigantic, comfortably shod foot than they do just basic rights that women are entitled to have even though they prevent men from being able to behave exactly as they like.

Women don’t come to life the moment men approach us, and asking that men respect our space and not assume their presence is always or even ever welcome isn’t the equivalent of Stonewall. Similarly, until science can figure out how to make Ivan Reitman’s terrifying vision of the dystopian universe presented in seminal 90s movie ‘Junior’ a reality, it is not ‘female privilege’ for a woman to have the final say over whether or not she grows a fetus inside her for nine months before birthing it and then raising it. And while we’re at it, can we all agree that it’s a curious bit of cognitive dissonance to argue about paying for children you don’t want in one breath while ranting about how the legal system won’t give them to you in the other?

The idea that the fight for gender equality has swung ‘too far’ to the other side is simply ludicrous. One woman is still killed every week in Australia by her partner or ex-partner. The WHO estimates that 30 per cent of women worldwide who have been in a sexual relationship have experienced some form of violence within that partnership. The two issues most integral to that of women’s equality - that of reproductive autonomy and financial independence - are still not considered legally sacrosanct for the overwhelming majority of women in the world today.

And we’ve got men (and some women) complaining that feminism is subjugating men?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The Feminist Mafia is trying to erode men’s rights, and we’ve had some success over the years. Like the right for a man to legally rape his wife. Destroyed that. Or the right of men to determine who rises to political leadership. We nailed that one too. Or how about the right that said women became the physical property of their husbands, husbands who then had the right to commit these women to mental asylums (and frequently did) as a means of securing a divorce, leaving him free to marry another (often younger) woman? Yep, got rid of that.

Peggy Orenstein’s 1994 text ‘Schoolgirls’ included an anecdote which observed that, for many men and boys, equality is perceived as a loss. And it technically is, because any time a disparate system of power is equalised, one side must surrender some privileges. Referring to ‘female privilege’ (particularly in a world where, in some places, it is considered a privilege that girls even be allowed to live) as some kind of nefarious threat to the psychic wellbeing of men isn’t just offensive, it’s also dangerous. It provides a focal point of blame for the frustrations of men who feel they’ve somehow been denied all that was promised to them, and it can have terrifying and often violent ramifications for the women in their lives.

"
"We officially live in a country where corporations have more rights than women."
thank you! it needed to be said

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