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So fuck you, MRAs. Fuck you for showing up every time women speak, especially about rape and abuse, and trying to make it all about you. Fuck you for derailing threads about the victims of Marc Lépine, a man who screamed about his hatred for feminists as he murdered fourteen women and injured many others, because you also hate feminists and want a fucking cookie for not killing anyone. Fuck you for making rape and death threats against young women who dared to protest a speaking engagement by a man who thinks little girls would enjoy being raped by their fathers if it weren’t for society telling them it’s dirty. Fuck you for whining about how unfair it is that women might wonder if you’re a rapist when you approach them out of nowhere, while completely ignoring how unfair it is that women feel the need to be on guard all the time in public. Or that if we relax and behave normally — drinking, dancing, dressing however we want — you will be the first motherfuckers in line to blame us for getting ourselves raped.

- A+++ rant from Kate Harding on the MRA movement and how it’s not actually about the real issues men face, but about putting feminists in their place. (originally appeared on Jezebel)

(Source: sodisarmingdarling)

Words like air and lips like oxygen. He breathes life into my soul and all I want is to inhabit his.

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Submitted by: tiffanythill (author of quote)- Thanks!

I’m sure loads of you are great writers- feel free to share anything you wrote yourself! Love to see it!

(via quoted-books)

destispell:

men: rape jokes hahaha! beating women haha! lol make me a sandwich whore! put on makeup fugly! hahaha!

women: those aren’t funny.

men: lighten up, it’s a joke wow must be on her period women are so emotional lol

women: i drink the tears of men, haha!

men: hOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE THE SUFFERING OF US MEN? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU? YOU WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT US. THATS NOT FUNNY AT ALL

We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?

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Alicia Menendez - The View

I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.

The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.

(via glintglimmergleam)

so my sister works in STEM & if you talked to her for like 5 minutes she can tell you how true this is. it’s fucking poisonous

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fandomqueer:

Ugh too many of these guys at woo but at least im not at an ivy league

fandomqueer:

Ugh too many of these guys at woo but at least im not at an ivy league

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Not Sorry Feminism: Gaming Companies to Support

smitethepatriarchy:

I transcribed the text from that awesome whiny gamer dude image telling you all the gaming companies/developers/journalists you shouldn’t support because they’re being super mean to the white cishet men :(.

Feel free to use it when you reblog that image or wherever you want.

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rhydonmyhardon:

Being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest, yet incredibly uplifting things you can ever hear.

smitethepatriarchy:

lgbtlaughs:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.

go buy these games/support these devs and further the evil social justice warrior crusade against helpless straight cis white normal guy matyrs jontron et al

I don’t want to like EA but shit now I have to.

smitethepatriarchy:

lgbtlaughs:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.

go buy these games/support these devs and further the evil social justice warrior crusade against helpless straight cis white normal guy matyrs jontron et al

I don’t want to like EA but shit now I have to.

"Jury duty at a rape trial? Acquit!" says MRA Paul Elam

misandry-mermaid:

A Voice For Men (MRA website) founder Paul Elam would rather see a male rapist walk the street freely than charged for his crime.

He admits that he would never convict a rapist, even one who is unequivocally guilty.  He claims it’s because the “system is rigged” (ironically, it is, but not in favor of the victim), but it’s obvious that he would really do this because he doesn’t think rape should be a crime.

assholeofday:

Bill O’Reilly, Asshole of the Day for August 27, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Bill O’Reilly has fought hard for over a decade against the “War On Christmas”. To him it’s very real and very important. He believes in the War On Christmas.
But last night he announced that he doesn’t believe in white privilege:

O’REILLY: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.
[…]
American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, they will likely fail as adults. They will be poor. They will be angry, and they often will be looking to blame someone else. One caveat, the Asian-American experience historically has not been nearly as tough as the African-American experience. Slavery is unique and it has harmed black Americans to a degree that is still being felt today.
But, in order to succeed in our competitive society, every American has to overcome the obstacles they face. And here is where the African-American leadership in America is failing. Instead of preaching a cultural revolution, the leadership provide excuses for failure. The race hustlers blame white privilege, an unfair society, a terrible country. So the message is, it’s not your fault if you abandon your children, if you become a substance abuser, if you are a criminal. No, it’s not your fault, it’s society’s fault. That is the big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential. Until personal responsibility and a cultural change takes place, millions of African-Americans will struggle, and their anger, some of it justified, will seethe.

The shorter version of this rant came from Vox under the headline "White privilege, in one Fox News screen grab":



This is so ridiculous. “Every American has to overcome the obstacles they face,” he says, but somehow ignores the ongoing systemic racism in the form of racial profiling, housing discrimination, and unequal enforcement of the law. Those things are real. In order to deny that white privilege exists, you don’t get to claim that “everyone has obstacles”, because if the obstacles are much larger for African Americans then that is white privilege.
If black men are harassed and shot by police, subjected to stops and searches when they are just trying to drive to and from work, but white men of the same age and income are not stopped, then that is white privilege.
In the current context of Ferguson, if Michael Brown was shot because the cop didn’t like how Brown responded to a jaywalking stop, but a white man is never confronted by a hostile policeman for jaywalking, then that’s white privilege.
Changing their behavior won’t exempt them from traffic stops without any cause other than “driving while black”. Better manners won’t save them from suspicion. If a black teen smokes a joint and gets a year in prison but a white teen does not, then how is that not white privilege? Laws are enforced differently for them, and that adds up. And it’s out of their control. When you talk about “civil behavior”, the civil behavior for a black man is a different standard. Why can’t he have one joint and not be a convicted felon, having his right to vote and get good jobs taken from him for the rest of his life, when a white man doesn’t face the same consequences for the same action? Why is an African American teenage boy not allowed a few youthful mistakes but a white one is allowed them?
But Bill O’Reilly isn’t stupid. He could figure all this out, or he could at least try to listen when even Megyn Kelly —yes, the same Megyn Kelly who claimed Santa has to be white— tries to explain white privilege to him. But he just prefers not to. He prefers his state of ignorance. It’s good for his self-esteem. It’s good for his ratings. It’s good for his paycheck. And it’s also clear that he enjoys moralizing about the failings of African Americans and blaming Beyonce. And for that, he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Bill O’Reilly’s fourth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
saying “Jesus wouldn’t be down with welfare”
saying “Jesus died to protest taxes”
saying there’s no point in discussing the gender pay gap
Full story: Media Matters.
And here’s a good parting thought from Rex Huppke:

Bill O’Reilly denying the existence of white privilege is like a light bulb denying the existence of electricity.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke)
August 27, 2014

assholeofday:

Bill O’Reilly, Asshole of the Day for August 27, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Bill O’Reilly has fought hard for over a decade against the “War On Christmas”. To him it’s very real and very important. He believes in the War On Christmas.

But last night he announced that he doesn’t believe in white privilege:

O’REILLY: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.

[…]

American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, they will likely fail as adults. They will be poor. They will be angry, and they often will be looking to blame someone else. One caveat, the Asian-American experience historically has not been nearly as tough as the African-American experience. Slavery is unique and it has harmed black Americans to a degree that is still being felt today.

But, in order to succeed in our competitive society, every American has to overcome the obstacles they face. And here is where the African-American leadership in America is failing. Instead of preaching a cultural revolution, the leadership provide excuses for failure. The race hustlers blame white privilege, an unfair society, a terrible country. So the message is, it’s not your fault if you abandon your children, if you become a substance abuser, if you are a criminal. No, it’s not your fault, it’s society’s fault. That is the big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential. Until personal responsibility and a cultural change takes place, millions of African-Americans will struggle, and their anger, some of it justified, will seethe.

The shorter version of this rant came from Vox under the headline "White privilege, in one Fox News screen grab":

This is so ridiculous. “Every American has to overcome the obstacles they face,” he says, but somehow ignores the ongoing systemic racism in the form of racial profiling, housing discrimination, and unequal enforcement of the law. Those things are real. In order to deny that white privilege exists, you don’t get to claim that “everyone has obstacles”, because if the obstacles are much larger for African Americans then that is white privilege.

If black men are harassed and shot by police, subjected to stops and searches when they are just trying to drive to and from work, but white men of the same age and income are not stopped, then that is white privilege.

In the current context of Ferguson, if Michael Brown was shot because the cop didn’t like how Brown responded to a jaywalking stop, but a white man is never confronted by a hostile policeman for jaywalking, then that’s white privilege.

Changing their behavior won’t exempt them from traffic stops without any cause other than “driving while black”. Better manners won’t save them from suspicion. If a black teen smokes a joint and gets a year in prison but a white teen does not, then how is that not white privilege? Laws are enforced differently for them, and that adds up. And it’s out of their control. When you talk about “civil behavior”, the civil behavior for a black man is a different standard. Why can’t he have one joint and not be a convicted felon, having his right to vote and get good jobs taken from him for the rest of his life, when a white man doesn’t face the same consequences for the same action? Why is an African American teenage boy not allowed a few youthful mistakes but a white one is allowed them?

But Bill O’Reilly isn’t stupid. He could figure all this out, or he could at least try to listen when even Megyn Kelly —yes, the same Megyn Kelly who claimed Santa has to be white— tries to explain white privilege to him. But he just prefers not to. He prefers his state of ignorance. It’s good for his self-esteem. It’s good for his ratings. It’s good for his paycheck. And it’s also clear that he enjoys moralizing about the failings of African Americans and blaming Beyonce. And for that, he is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Bill O’Reilly’s fourth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Media Matters.

And here’s a good parting thought from Rex Huppke:

A man who is certain he is right is almost sure to be wrong.

- Michael Faraday, renown 19th century scientist (via whats-out-there)

skeptikhaleesi:

  • Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
  • Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
  • Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
  • It does not mean they’re not fucking abusers.
dreadqueer:

Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.

dreadqueer:

Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.

In response to the make up/nail polish that detects date rape drugs: there's a UK company called Love Your Lips that makes lip gloss and every item you buy comes with free testing kits. They might do more stuff though.