rainfelt:

egalitarians-do-it-better:

rainfelt:

rainfelt:

"I’m so confused. Some feminists say feminism is beneficial to both men and women and is about equality, other feminists say it’s not for men. How can both be true?!"

It must be nice, living in a world where you are so used to being catered to that it’s literally impossible to…

Missing the point so hilariously

Do elaborate, I’d love to hear what I apparently didn’t understand from your post.

Edited the original post, but I guess not quickly enough.


No: I don’t mean “not centered around men”. I mean, not for men. As in not made for men, not catering to men, not for the use of men, etc.

“Not centered around men” sounds like men are still an important facet of feminism, still have an important place in it, and are still a high priority — like they’re secondary, instead of tertiary.

The fact is that feminism would still be important even if it did nothing for men. Because something that benefits half the population is hugely important. And the insistent laser focus on “well what can feminism do for ME, a man?” is gross and derailing and a huge waste of time.

Feminism is not actually confused on this subject. You just find it confusing because the idea is so far beyond your grasp.

We aren’t arguing about what you really meant. It’s contradictory to use the phrases “beneficial to both men and women” and “not for men” to explain the same movement. If you said “cats are a great pet for all types of households” yet turned around and claimed “cats are not for children”, people would think you’re a hypocrite. Why is this any different?

A lot of arguments against feminism are made by women who don’t align themselves with the movement. Is it still derailing and a waste of time if a woman is bringing up the argument, or do you just use that as an easy cop-out to shut up any man who dares to question your ideology? A movement which is supposed to be about gender equality will never be taken seriously if you insist on focusing 100% of your attention on women.

I don’t find the matter confusing. I’m well aware that modern-day feminism is a load of bullshit, which is proven when half of you are saying men are unnecessary to the movement while the other half encourage men to support it and imply that anyone who doesn’t identify as a feminist is misogynistic.

rainfelt:

rainfelt:

"I’m so confused. Some feminists say feminism is beneficial to both men and women and is about equality, other feminists say it’s not for men. How can both be true?!"

It must be nice, living in a world where you are so used to being catered to that it’s literally impossible to…

Missing the point so hilariously

Do elaborate, I’d love to hear what I apparently didn’t understand from your post.

vii-dominiquee:

Why can’t my wonderful art skills and “a/b” average get me into a normal college, before a guy with a “c”average who plays football?

This has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with money and sports, the two things good ol’ America (I’m assuming you’re talking about America since our education system sucks) is obsessed with.

rainfelt:

"I’m so confused. Some feminists say feminism is beneficial to both men and women and is about equality, other feminists say it’s not for men. How can both be true?!"

It must be nice, living in a world where you are so used to being catered to that it’s literally impossible to even conceive of a social movement that could benefit you without being focused on you.

A movement that is both “beneficial to both men and women” yet “not for men” can’t exist. If you were to say that it’s beneficial to both sexes but not centered around men, that could be true. The former is a contradictory statement. 

But hey, you go ahead and stay mad at people because they’re genuinely confused about feminism when feminists themselves can’t make up their minds as to what their own movement is about.

arakiel2277:

buttercakesandteacafe:

Fuck misandry

Men are beautiful creatures who should be appreciated just as equally as us awesome ladies

Female white knight.

She’s just being a decent person who pointed out something obvious.

nobodyschaos:

I got my period nine years ago and sometimes I still think Oh god I’m going to die.

That’s 108 weeks of blood.

540 days of blood.

I am only 20 years old, which means that I probably have another 25-30 years to go.

That’s another 300-360 weeks of blood.

1500-1800 more days of blood.

This is a low estimate.

Please try telling me that women are weak. Just try.

Periods are not the end of the world. It doesn’t make sense to praise women for being strong whilst simultaneously acting as if periods are the most terrible thing that can happen to us. Our bodies are made to release that blood on a monthly basis.

bitterbelongings:

egalitarians-do-it-better:

bitterbelongings:

I’m so fucking tired of the blatant sexism.

I have no reason to be ”loyal” to you.

I am not a dog and you’re not my master.

What kind of loyal are we talking about here?

Because yeah, if a significant other is trying to keep you from merely talking to people of the…

I don’t really know where you got the notion that I was talking about a relationship or a situation in which two people clearly outlined the parameters for exclusivity in said relationship but just to clear it up, that’s not what I was talking about. I was talking about a certain man’s (whom I’ve met a month ago and have been chatting with) expectation for girls, specifically me, to remain “faithful” or “loyal” to him. This includes but is not limited to: not hanging out with other guys if he’s not there, not having sex with anyone but him, not talking to other men in an interest to date or have sex with them. 

So now that that is cleared up, I wonder if you’re one of those anti-feminist that just prowl the feminist tag hoping to start an argument. If so, I have no time whatsoever for you. If you were sincerely curious, which I have no idea why you would be- you don’t know me at all, I am genuinely happy to answer your question and clear up any confusion about sexism, feminism, and misogynist behavior. 

Have a good night

I’ve seen arguments similar to yours in which feminists have actually defended cheating by saying it’s empowering to women, which is why I brought up that type of situation. Your post was vague and I never accused you of defending cheating, I simply said IF you were referring to that then I disagreed and gave my reasoning as to why.

I don’t want to start arguments, I like to discuss my opinion with people on here who feel differently than I do. I don’t solely debate about feminism, which you’d notice if you actually looked a bit through my blog. I thought you may have been excusing cheating. Forgive me for coming to an assumption when I’ve seen that exact kind of argument before.

sephirajo:

billybatsonandjameshowlettsbro:

egalitarians-do-it-better:

sephirajo:

Honestly, I don’t care what anyone else thinks but Wonder Woman should NOT be a book written by a man.

If you’re unhappy with men writing fantastic female characters, perhaps you should pursue a career in a similar field and contribute to comic books.

A chick wrote fullmetal alchemist. A white man writes the Alex Cross series which is about a black man

LOL.  ”If you don’t like it DO MORE”.  Well, Egal. Despite the fact that it is really hard to get into an industry like this, especially as a writer, not every one has the energy or luxury to be able to drop everything and contribute.  There are women authors out there they could have called on for a new Wonder Woman series and you can bet your ass I’d be over any open writing calls in comics.  And let’s refrain from the word chick, billy, a WOMAN wrote FMA, not a baby chicken or small bird, just saying.

I love attracting morons.  And a man isn’t writing a fantastic female character if he takes a feminist one and decides that she can’t be feminist because that is BAD somehow.  Also, let’s be honest very few men write women well.  And those that do are almost never hired to write them.

> I love attracting morons

You’re really offended, aren’t you? All I said was that if you want something to change in an industry, you need to set a goal and try your best to get in and make that change. Sitting around and whining on Tumblr about how a man wrote Wonder Woman isn’t going to accomplish anything. You, as a mere fan, do not deserve to be catered to. Your opinion as to whether a man should be writing Wonder Woman or not literally doesn’t matter to anybody in that profession. People write for fame and money and because they have a passion for writing, they don’t do it to appease online activists.

sephirajo:

Honestly, I don’t care what anyone else thinks but Wonder Woman should NOT be a book written by a man.

If you’re unhappy with men writing fantastic female characters, perhaps you should pursue a career in a similar field and contribute to comic books.