A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?
Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West (via lilac-time)
fucking THANK YOU
this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy.
I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating
Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read.
that dog is more photogenic than most teenager girls like it makes me so happy but at the same time so anGRY WHY IS IT SO PRETTY
because its happy
Sonic deoderant The Engineer “Yup”
The Lingerie Saleswoman
"I look like crap, but I’m on my way~~"]]
"I’m taking this home. I can’t leave it here.]]
"You are missed, dear, always."
"Pretty much. Read the slides if you care."))
"I’m on my way."
"I’m ready to be picked up"
"We’ll just do it tomorrow"
"Where are you?"
"Alex forgot the name for ankles and called them ‘feet wrists’"
Will you be the John to my Sherlock?
Will you be the Cas to my Dean?
I’ll be Kirk and you can be Spock
And we’ll beat all the other tag teams
You’re the Ginny to my Harry
The Hermione to my Ron
John Winchester to Mary
Carry on my Wayward Son
You’re the Katniss to my Peta
And the Hazel to my Gus
The Derek to my Stiles
And the Rachel to my Ross
You’re the Scott to my Isaac
And Kim Possible to Ron
You’ll be the Spike to my Buffy
By the end of this song
The Cecil to my Carlos
And the Sam to my Gabe
You’re the Doctor to my TARDIS
Cause you are sexy, babe
You’re the Harkness to my Ianto
The Tony to my Steve
the 10 to my Rose
Which I would never leave
The Thor to my Loki
The Crowley to my Hell
The Will to my Hannibal
The Beast to my Bell
You’re the John to my Sherlock
And the Cas to my Dean
I’m Kirk and you are Spock
And We’re the best OTP
if someone sang this to me there is a 310% chance i wiould marry them
Oh my god, get up and use a fucking tissue. - A novel by me
I think we should talk about puberty…
yo imma let you finish but
I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time
Two more students to graduate How to Succeed in Puberty without really trying.
is that a kingdom hearts necklace?
Hey everyone. I’m about to tell you all a really personal story, and then, I could use your help.
The blonde in the pictures above is my little sister, Rachel. She’s 14, a freshman in high school. She’s one of the smartest kids you’ll ever meet, to be honest. Smarter than me. She’s got an amazing sense of humor and the most gorgeous smile, the sort of person who just lights up a room with laughter after being in it for five minutes. Even though I’m 19 and I should be the tough one, she’s held me when I cried, and she cooks me dinner when I’m too lazy to do it, and she gives me confidence when I don’t believe in myself. We cosplay together, we fangirl together, and we talk Tumblr-speak at the dinner table. It’s not an exaggeration when I tell you this girl is my entire world. I’d do anything for her, and I love her more than words could fully describe.
On Friday, she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a year of battling severe depression and anxiety.
She thinks she’s ugly. She thinks her future doesn’t matter. She often hates herself, and can’t see all the amazing things everyone else knows is obvious just from their first glance at her.
The red tie on my wrist you see in the third picture was from her. Behavioral hospitals don’t allow anything with strings on them, so after she pulled out the tie for her sweatshirt, she wrapped it around my wrist for me to wear until she gets back. It might only be for a weekend, or it might be for longer. I don’t know yet.
Here’s where I’m asking for your help. At the earliest, Rachel is coming home on Sunday, but it’ll probably be longer. Still, that means I might only have two days to get the message out. I want to show her when she comes home that there are people out there who believe in her. Who think she’s beautiful and worth fighting for, worth recovery.
So please, reblog this and prove to her that she has more support than she ever realized. I’m hoping it’ll give her some confidence than she can get better.Dear followers, please spread the love! The girl who posted this is incredibly sweet and super cool. Please help her and her sister out
Spread the love people!
My sister was there for me, and she dealt with / is dealing with some issues as well, so I will definitely reblog this for sisters who rock. <3 <3
Panic! At The Disco - Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off (Accoustic)
This version is sex.
Kern Country Animal Control in Bakersfield, California is shutting down on September 30th, 2013 and over 700 animalsarebeingputdown.
DOGSARE $15 AND CATSARE $5. ALL animals are fixed and have shots.
ADDRESS: 201 S Mt Vernon Ave.
CITY: Bakersfield, California 93307
NUMBER: (661) 321-3000
PLEASE SPREAD THIS AROUND AND SAVE A LIFE (If you live near this area). I would hate to know all these animals died and I did nothing to help.
You never know if someone needs this. Reblog this, even if its not your ‘blog type’. Just do it.
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