Introduction: This is part one of a series of posts I will be making while I try to sort out my thoughts on issues of female agency and the unfortunate implications that can be drawn from those issues. Expect a large helping of opinion with very little sourced citations of fact at first. Later on I will go back and try to link what I can source and remove what I cannot defend. You can also expect some controversy here as I will not be pulling any punches or playing games. I will be asking questions and trying to answer them as best I can, but some of these questions are big ones, which I am asking because the answer beats the hell out of me…
I expect to offend a lot of people with this series….
EDIT: Nevermind, I answered my own questions. SO THANKS BUT NOT THANKS JERKS.
- How do I get to my queued/saved draft posts? (Answer: Click on your Tumblr title name at the top of the page)
- How come I can’t see how many followers I have any more? (Answer: Same answer as above.)
- What’s the deal? (Answer: You have to click on one more link to get to your drafts. Lame.)
- How are you? Good? (Answer: Not bad.)
Thank you so much for this…I simply could not find it no matter what I did…
These started popping up on campus late this week.
I understand that men of colour experience way more discrimination than the average white woman. However, I don’t think that is their frame of reference here.
I actually thought it was a joke at first.
Guys, what about teh mens?
Ahh yes the standard tumblr user
ignoring statistics just for the case of mockery
I am *thrilled* to see this poster.
I am less thrilled to see the OP’s response.
I visited their site, and the title “Canadian Association for Equality” confuses me -if they are for equality, how come there aren’t any posts about people of colour, people with disabilities, trans people, queer people? I’m confused.
I’m not sure what they’re comparing the suicide rates for men aged 20-24 to though? It just says higher?
Higher than female suicides. Men, specifically young men (that 20-24 range) and old men (80+) are the highest risk group for suicides in the developed world.
And you can’t advocate for every single cause all at once, that’s both impossible and ineffectual. You’d spend so much time trying to touch on every little thing that you would get nothing done. Even then, if feminism is for ~equality~ then why don’t they help people of colour, people with disabilities, trans people, and the rest? You know, instead of their programmes only actually helping white women. instead of their complete ignoring of people with disabilities. Instead of running blogs like Twanzphobic where they say batshit things like “trans women just want to go to female-only prisons so they can rape the real women” and call trans men patriarchy sympathizers with internalized misogyny.
And yes. What about the men.
It’s called the progressive stack and it is one more example of misandry. Men can have their issues taken seriously only after everyone else gets their issues addressed.
Misandry - The hatred of men: The "misandry" tag is extremely offensive. →
Not because “misandry doesn’t exist” or any ridiculous notion like that, but because a lot of the people on here have to twist everything into “ZOMG I AM A WOMYN AND I AM OPPRESSED SO FUCK YOU MENZ” sort of statement.
And there is a wonderful post by a wonderful blogger…
I keep using the Misandry tag to prevent these types of grammar hijackings, intended to twist and dilute the word’s meaning and alter it into a mockery of the very phenomena it describes. If everyone would just keep doing that, eventually this attack on the meaning of the will fail and fall flat on its face. Everyone needs to step up though or they’ll steal this word from us.