The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.
All of this. The only men they care about are themselves, and the only thing they don’t like is that they might be treated the same way as everyone else.
I’m not kidding about this, and I’m not being hyperbolic. If I had to name the worst thing about my industry, it would absolutely be this. It’s a cancer within, and it’s worse than all the other problems we have, and it makes me angry and ashamed. I don’t want to look at it anymore. We need to stop pretending that it’s nothing, that it’s just some kids letting of steam, or whatever nice little comforting story we tell ourselves that lets us gloss it over time after time. It needs to stop. It really needs to stop. These assholes aren’t making games, they aren’t contributing anything. They are dependent on us for their fix, and I think we should tell them in no uncertain terms that our respect, friendship, and loyalty is for the customers and fans who make a basic, rudimentary effort to behave themselves like people worthy of those things. That it matters to us.
Because you better fucking believe it matters to me.
"If makeup is deceit, then I wield lies like a sword, and remember, o man, that you forged me."
"To many male gamers, feminist just means “someone who will not tolerate the only jokes I know how to make.”"
cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
This is amazing
I love the “I’d rather be a knight in shining armor than a damsel in distress” one!
GOD BLESS EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT DID THIS
"I’m sexist and I know it" is my favorite because that is a dude ACKNOWLEDGING that he has been raised in a sexist society and it has affected him, and this implies that he is actively trying to change that
that, or it was an lmao reference, and i am severely disappointed
"Feminists mustn’t put down women that aren’t phycially ‘strong’. Because if we do so, we are praising the women with stereotypically ‘masculine’ traits, and actually putting down women as a whole."
What's not to like from that positive self-identity poster?
A lot. It basically marginalizes actual problems women have by saying “Oh, men and women are EQUAL because they BOTH have these problems aww”, when in actuality, pretty much every “boy problem” is bullshit. Even if men have problems, they have privilege that all but negates them. It shouldn’t aim for equality by saying both genders are oppressed, because they aren’t. Basically, that poster needs to be burned.
(for the morning crowd, I’m talking about this poster and how it’s horrendous bullshit)
okay a friend of mine sent me this like “lol thought u would like it” and u just
it seems to frame it around boys wanting to not have all these ~EXPECTATIONS~ and i’m like
nonono no no
i’m too tired to articulate properly does anyone want to tear this apart for me
[TW Racism, Fat Shaming] I present to you: white-brite
Reminding us how awesome and inclusive the feminist community can be.
For those of you who don’t know, white-brite is an individual who recently ‘renounced her race’ and created a (grossly false) privilege hierarchy, as seen below:
Additionally, her blog is filled with page after page of her denying her own privilege, and then demanding that people ‘educate themselves’.
So let’s go through this again.
- You cannot renounce your race. You and I, as white (passing) people have white privilege, and that privilege is enduring. Every time you deny or ‘renounce’ that privilege, you are contributing to white supremacy, and the oppression of people of color.
- As an admittedly white, cis, heterosexual woman, you have (aside from white cis men and possibly white trans* men) the most privilege. You are not ‘low on the totem pole’ (which, congrats on the appropriative use of that term).
- You are the reason feminism is flawed. You are the reason that so many people cannot identify with the movement. By refusing to see how intersectionality actually works, you are actively enabling oppressive structures. You are excluding people, especially WoC, from your movement. You are doing more harm than good (and, quite frankly, I haven’t seen you contribute positively to anything).
I suppose that all of your faux-feminism must be exhausting, especially if you are resorting to the dismissal of valid arguments with (laughably ineffective) insults.
You are not helping anyone. You are actively contributing to the oppression of marginalized groups (among them, PoC and trans* individuals). You are actively making feminism less inclusive.