“Hey sexy lemme talk to you”
“MAN FUCK YOU YOU UGLY ANYWAY HO I WAS JUST PRETENDING TO LIKE YOU 1 CAN GET 3 MORE BITCHES THAT LOOK BETTER THAN YOU”
there it is ^^^^^
this x 1000000000
For fucking serious. I was threatened by three dudebros because I didn’t respond to their catcalls.
Schrodinger’s Douchebag: One who makes douchebag statements, particularly sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted ones, then decides whether they were “just joking” or dead serious based on whether other people in the group approve or not.
Permission to use it?
OH MY GOD
I nearly spit water all over my keyboard. This is both hilarious and perfect.
|Society:||Were you wearing revealing clothing when you were raped?|
|In other words:||Men, it is ok to rape a woman if she is wearing revealing clothing.|
|In other words:||It is ok to ridicule a woman for wearing revealing clothing.|
|In other words:||The bodies of women are innately sexual and need to be covered up.|
|In other words:||Women wearing revealing clothing could not possibly be dressing for the weather, they are merely asking for sex.|
|In other words:||Women, you are not allowed to wear whatever you want.|
|Society:||Were you alone when you were raped?|
|In other words:||Men, it is ok to rape a woman if she is alone.|
|In other words:||Women, you are only safe from men if you are in a group.|
|Society:||Were you drunk when you were raped?|
|In other words:||Men, it is ok to rape a woman if she is drunk.|
|In other words:||Women, it is unsafe to be drunk. Ever.|
|Society:||Did you fight back when you were raped?|
|In other words:||Men, if a woman is too scared to fight back, it is ok to rape her.|
|In other words:||Women, fear is not an excuse for not fighting back.|
|In other words:||Women, only violence will show a man that you truly mean "no I do not want to have sex".|
|Society:||Bitch, Cunt, pussy, whore, and slut are all socially acceptable insults.|
|In other words:||It is an insult to be feminine, and/or have feminine genitalia.|
|In other words:||It is not ok for women to be promiscuous.|
|Society:||When a girl gets raped and there is a picture taken, it is perfectly natural to call her a slut.|
|In other words:||It is a girl's fault if she gets raped.|
|In other words:||Boys, you will gain notoriety if you rape a girl.|
|In other words:||Ridiculing a victim of sexual assault is a societal norm and you are stupid if you do not join in.|
|Society:||If a girl is raped, she must have provoked it somehow.|
|In other words:||Men cannot be held accountable for their own actions.|
|In other words:||Men are like wild animals that cannot stop themselves.|
|Society:||Nice ass, you look sexy, etc. are all acceptable compliments to a woman.|
|In other words:||There is no such thing as sexual harrassment.|
|In other words:||Women should be gratified that men want to have sex with them.|
|In other words:||A man being interested in a woman automatically means she is obliged to be interested back.|
|Society:||Beautiful, pretty, sexy, fuckable etc. are the best compliments a woman can get.|
|In other words:||Women have no value except in their physical appearance.|
|In other words:||Women should not be measured by their intelligence or actual skills.|
|In other words:||Women exist to be physically desirable to men.|
|Society:||It is natural for men to wolf-whistle and call "compliments" after a woman, slap her ass, etc.|
|In other words:||Women, all men are pigs and there is nothing you can do about it.|
|In other words:||Women, you must grin and bear sexual harrassment.|
|In other words:||Men, to be a true man you must sexually harrass women.|
|Society:||There is nothing wrong with the wage gap.|
|In other words:||Women are inherently worth less than men.|
|In other words:||It is wrong for a woman to want equal pay.|
|In other words:||Women are not as suitable for work as men are.|
|In other words:||Men, women are worth less than you and it is ok to ridicule them because they do not matter.|
|Society:||It is not ok to protest sexism.|
|In other words:||Sexism does not exist.|
|In other words:||Equality does not apply to women.|
|In other words:||Feminists must be kept in line by a backlash of hate.|
|In other words:||Feminists are automatically man-haters|
|In other words:||Feminists are threatening to men.|
|In other words:||Men, it is not ok to support equal rights for women.|
|Feminism:||This is not an ok society to live in.|
Lower income for all women, particularly those of color, means less money to support their families with necessities such as housing, food, education, and health care. Closing the pay gap is even more important for women of color who are more likely than their white counterparts to be breadwinners.
The long-term wage gap hurts families of color tremendously, forcing families to choose between putting food on the table or saving for a college education and retirement. On average, an African American woman working full time loses the equivalent of 118 weeks of food each year due to the wage gap. A Latina loses 154 weeks’ worth of food. The stubbornly persistent gender-based wage gap adds up substantially over the lifetime of a woman’s career. For women of color the loss of savings over a 30-hour-a-week to a 40-hour-a-week work lifespan is significant. A woman of color will have to live on one-third to 45 percent less than a white man based on the average benefits that are afforded through Social Security and pension plans. Research shows that a woman’s average lifetime earnings are more than $434,000 less than a comparable male counterpart over a 35-year working life.
Analysis done in 2012 by the Center for American Progress illustrates that the money lost over the course of a working woman’s lifetime could do one of the following:
—Feed a family of four for 37 years
—Pay for seven four-year degrees at a public university
—Buy two homes
—Purchase 14 new cars
Simply be saved for retirement and used to boost her quality of life when she leaves the workforce
Lifetime earnings are even lower for women of color because they face higher levels of unemployment and poverty rates. In March 2013 unemployment rates of black [women] and Latinas were significantly higher than their white counterparts at 12.2 percent and 9.3 percent respectively compared to white women at 6.1 percent. According to the National Women’s Law Center, poverty rates among women, particularly women of color, remain historically high and unchanged in the last year. The poverty rate among women was 14.6 percent in 2011—the highest in the last 18 years. For black women and Latinas that same year, the poverty rate was 25.9 percent and 23.9 percent, respectively.
|Media:||Look at all of these unachievable, impossible beauty standards that girls and women should be expected to meet!|
|Magazines:||This week - a dozen articles about why your appearance is flawed and inadequate and what you need to do to fix it!|
|Advertising industry:||You need to buy this new, expensive product to fix physical imperfections you didn't even know you had!|
|Society:||Girls need to be thin but curvy, innocent but also good in bed, assertive but not bitchy, good cooks, and don't even think about expressing a dissenting opinion. But if you just agree with everything a man says you're a doormat.|
|Peers:||Ugh, she's so fat. Did you hear about that girl who slept with the entire basketball team? What a whore.|
|Guys:||Why don't girls know how to take compliments?|
|Everyone:||Just be yourself and everything will be fine!|
I’m so done with this planet
she saved two lives and all they care about is her nipple.
this is sexism, my friends.
THIS MAKES ME SO FUCKING ANGRY
ARE YOU ACTUALLY EVEN KIDDING ME
THE FACT THAT SOMEONE ALLOWED WHOEVER THE FUCK WROTE THIS TO BE PUBLISHED LET ALONE THE FACT THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY!!!! PUBLISHED!!!! REALLY!!! PISSES ME OFF
THIS WOMAN SAVED NOT ONE
BUT TWO PEOPLE’S LIVES
BY HER OWN COURSE OF ACTIONS
NOT BECAUSE SHE WAS TOLD TO OR BECAUSE IT WAS HER DUTY
BECAUSE SHE FUCKING WANTED TO
SOMETHING THAT WHEN YOU LOSE
YOU DO NOT GET BACK
AND THE FUCKING PRICKS AND EVERYONE WHO BOTH ALLOWED THIS TO EXIST / HAVE READ IT AND CARED ABOUT IT AND THOUGHT IT WAS ACTUALLY A WORTHWHILE IMPORTANT STORY!!!!!
THAT PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO AND CARE ABOUT!!!!!!!
ONLY GIVE A SHIT ABOUT A SMALL PIECE OF HER SKIN THAT IS FOR SOME REASON “TABOO” AND “LEWD” BECAUSE THIS FUCKING COUNTRY HAS DESENSITIZED US TO VIOLENCE AND HATE SO GODDAMN MUCH THAT WE ARE OBSESSED WITH SEXUALITY AND FERTILITY T THE POINT WHERE THIS WOMAN’S NIPPLE
IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FACT THAT SHE SAVED
I AM FUCKINGDONE
As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.
As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.
As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.
As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.
As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.
As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.
As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.
As long as dressing like a women is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.
As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.
As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.
As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re on the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.
As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.
As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.
As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men then women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.
As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with him whenever he wants, I am a feminist.
As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.
As long as misogynist people exist, I am a feminist.
“Yet, what’s striking about instances of sexism against men is how often the perpetrators are not women but other men. The gendercides in Serbia and Rwanda were committed against men, not by feminists, but by other men.”
(H/T Esther Armah)
From the article:
Many of these examples—particularly the points about custody inequities and conscription—are popular with men’s rights activists. MRAs tend to deploy the arguments as evidence that men are oppressed by women and, especially, by feminists. Yet, what’s striking about instances of sexism against men is how often the perpetrators are not women but other men. The gendercides in Serbia and Rwanda were committed against men, not by feminists, but by other men. Prison rape is, again, overwhelmingly committed by men against other men—with (often male) prison officials sitting by and shrugging. Conscription in the U.S. was implemented overwhelmingly by male civilian politicians and military authorities, not by women.
Even in cases where women clearly benefit from sexism, it’s generally not the case that women, as a class, are the ones doing the discriminating. Neither alimony nor custody discussions are central to current feminist theory or current feminist pop cultural discussions. Thereis no ideological feminist commitment to either of these discussions in the way there is to, say, abortion rights, or workplace equity. On the contrary, the alimony and custody inequities we have at the moment seem mostly based, not on progressive feminism, but rather on the reactionary image of female domesticity that feminism has spent most of the last 60-odd years fighting against.
When men suffer from sexism, then, they do so in much the same way women do. That is, they suffer not because women rule the world and are targeting men, nor because feminism has somehow triumphed and brainwashed all of our elected officials (most of them still men) into ideological misandry. Rather, men suffer because of the same gender role stereotypes that hurt and restrict women—though men, being of a different gender, fall afoul of those stereotypes in different ways. Women are supposed to be passive and domestic and sexual—so their employment options and autonomy are restricted and they are fetishized and targeted for sexual assault and exploitation. Men are supposed to be active and violent—so their claims to domestic rights are denigrated and violence directed against them is shrugged off as natural or non-notable.
Society has allowed rapists to define what resistance is: screaming, crying, scratching, pushing, kicking, biting, punching. I didn’t resist like that. My resistance was to wriggle a bit, turn my head away when he tried to kiss me, try to stop his hand going into my bra and knickers, push him ineffectually, talk about wanting to get my cab; all things which normal men recognise as not being enthusiastic participation when they are engaging with women but pretend it’s a grey area when they talk about rape. Rapists have managed to get society to believe, that what I did, was consent.
Because I didn’t resist in the way rapists - and society - say that women should resist, they define our non-participation as consent.
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly:
“Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of it.”
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening.
Angelina Jolie announces a double mastectomy to save her life, people get fucking pissed and act like she’s lost everything that’s made her worthwhile in the first place, AND YOU WONDER WHY I FUCKING HATE THE “SAVE THE BOOBIES” TROPE.
BECAUSE NO ONE ACTUALLY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE WOMAN’S LIFE. WOMEN JUST HAPPEN TO BE ATTACHED TO A PAIR OF BREASTS. WOMEN AREN’T WORTH SAVING—BUT YOU BET YOUR ASS THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN A RIOT IF A GOOD PAIR OF TITS IS IN DANGER.