Rosies of Color. Happy International Women’s Day.
- Had my tank top ripped down by a stranger leaving visible scratch marks on my chest while he screamed “puerto rican day parade”
- Had a friend’s husband drunkenly stick his hand down the back of my pants under my underwear and almost inside me using the excuse that…
This post could also be called “I have shitty friends and use that as an excuse to make generalized statements about men.”
Because while I have had my fair share of creepy, shitty, and scary experiences with the dudelier half of this world, I do not for a second think most men are like this.
Assholes do shit like this and gender is irrelevent. Sexuality is irrelevent. Race is irrelevent. Assholes are assholes and will always be assholes and THEIR GENDER IS IRRELEVENT.
While I am aware that this will probably get me some sort of “You are supporting rape culture!” from some twat on this website, I am going to say it anyway: maybe you should STOP GOING TO BARS THAT PERPETUATE THIS SORT OF IDEA. Stop setting yourself up for asshole encounters by NOT GOING TO PLACES WHERE ASSHOLES CONGREGATE.
Jesus fucking Christ, Tumblr. I am so fucking tired of this bullshit.
Wow. I’m not going to accuse you of “supporting rape culture” but maybe just reactionary reading.
Considering that these things were done to her by men, I think its safe to suggest that gender may be extremely relevant.
Considering that most of these experiences were sexual in nature (propositions, groping, sexual assault), I think its more than safe to say that sexuality is wicked fucking relevant.
Are you suggesting that bars in general are places where assholes congregate? Because if so, you’re so wrong it makes my head hurt. Certain bars certainly attract assholes with an agenda, but if you notice, some of her experiences weren’t even in those places.
Maybe she does have poor choice in friends, but then it follows that all the women she knows have poor judgement. Is that very likely? Not really. The point here isn’t that ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS.
The point is that (MOST) if not ALL WOMEN HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS SHIT.
THAT’S THE PROBLEM.
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National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was founded in memory of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion provider killed in the U.S. Today we’re saying thank you.
Someone tried to tell me today that “stupid guy” tropes are damaging to men.
And I just. couldn’t.
My go to “stupid guy” trope is cleaning commercials where inept dads suck at cleaning and the powerful woman has to come in and save the day. You might have a case that its misandry if it wasn’t so completely bullshit in every aspect and actually doing more to reenforce misogynistic “women’s work” stereotypes than an attack on men’s abilities.
In that case, are “weak girl” tropes misandric because they actually do more to reinforce misandric “men’s work” stereotypes?
That’s still misogynistic because its reenforcing the same traditional gender roles. Traditional gender roles ALWAYS reenforce male power structures.
What do you mean by “male power structures”? Do you really think it’s just men who have created/enforced gender roles? What, they had a private “no girls allowed” meeting a few millennia back, steepled their fingers ominously and in their best evil voices said “you know what, we should oppress women for a significant chunk of human history just because”?
Please tell us you acknowledge how ridiculous that idea is, and how ridiculous it makes you sound.
Women enforce gender roles, just as men do, and neither gender is solely responsible for them. Not only is the idea completely ridiculous, it’s also demonstrably not the case.
I don’t think metricconversion was insinuating that men are some super villain from a sci-fi movie, and I don’t see how they suggested that women CAN’T enforce gender roles. That’s besides the point here.
Lets unpack the given commercial. The dude is lovably clueless about household chores. Why do you think that is? Probably because he has a job outside of the home and therefore has no reason to be adept at such things, like his lady-friend.
So, the point is that it bolsters the norm that women are natural homemakers, and men are natural breadwinners. This further supports a cultural setting (or “power structure”) where women don’t have as much professional and economic agency as men. And unfortunately, in our current society, such agency is much more valued than homemaking.
I love this commercial for really obvious reasons.
WHY HAVE I NEVER THOUGHT OF DOING THIS?!
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE WOMEN.
¡¡que viva la mujer para siempre!!
I would like it if you could take a moment of your time to hear this information. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and I would like to help spread awareness.
I began having symptoms at age 11, had my first surgery and diagnosis at 15. I am now soon to be 25 and have had 3 more surgeries, numerous hormonal treatments, epidurals, radio-frequency nerve ablation, physical therapy, mindfulness training, acceptance and commitment therapy, and countless other treatments. I’ve tried dietary changes and exercise and everything from there to prescription narcotics.
I love school and graduated high school at age 16. I still don’t have a bachelor’s degree because of issues I’ve encountered with pain preventing me from attending school, and three years ago I had to leave school indefinitely. Some days I can’t get out of bed and either have to be helped to the bathroom or crawl. Other days I can manage to get errands done if I have medication. Every day is a struggle.
This is not ‘just cramps’ I am not imagining it. I am not exaggerating my level of pain. This is real. This disease has caused damage to my heart because of constant intractable pain, medications have damaged my stomach, I grind my teeth in my sleep when I’m in pain to the point I’ve damaged my hearing. I won’t even begin to go into the psychological damage.
Right now Endometriosis is not considered a disabling condition, and anyone who files for disability with only Endometriosis will be denied with no consideration. Even once it reaches the point of ravaging the rest of the body and destroying the mind it is still hardly looked at, and dismissed. Some women have minimal symptoms, that is not the norm. Something else I want you all to realize is that there is no cure for this.
There is no cure.
I ask that you take a few moments to sign this petition before April 4, 2014 and try to help gain some recognition for women in tremendous need. To each person who signs this I thank you.
goddamn, every time
Only Tumblr SJW’s can be this stupid…
"Female Rapists can be Victims themselves"
what the flying fuck
Why isn’t this sourced to the original tumblr? No matter how you look at it, that’s pretty suspicious.
Either way, though, this is most likely satire.
And is there anything wrong with the statement “female rapists can be victims themselves”? While they’re obviously bad for perpetrating rape, like everyone else, they’re often victims in other ways.
Considering it was a conservative politician who launched the concept of “legitimate rape” into mainstream talking points, its pretty clear that not “only SJW’s can be this stupid.”
- The lack of source (why not call out this bullshit through reblogs?),
- the weird intro (how do you have a hospital stay due to harassment? What the hell does veganism have to do with it?),
- and batshit logic (what the actual fuck is consensual rape???),
I’m gonna go ahead and agree that this is most likely satire.