this is female privilege

sapient-wartortle:

thisisfemaleprivilege:

Female privilege (in most cases) is not having to shave your face.  Female privilege is not being called a neckbeard.

I just gotta say that these are dumb privileges. Idk if they even count as such.

I knew someone would bring this up and I was going to make a note of it but decided against it. But I guess I’ll note it now. There’s a little thing on it in our FAQ, about ‘dumb’ or trivial privileges. What might seem insignificant for you, might actually be a huge deal to someone else, and what may seem small on the surface, is the product of a larger issue. To me, this person feeling that women are privileged for generally not having/having less facial hair is a product of male body image. Facial hair is often a symbol of masculinity and men are expected to ‘get it right’, even though they have very little control over how their hair grows. Women absolutely have similar concerns in which they fear ridicule for bodily attributes they cannot control, but facial hair has a unique significance to men. So yes, while this ‘privilege’ may seem small and may only apply to a niche, to that niche it may be the very fibre of their gender identity. 

Female privilege (in most cases) is not having to shave your face.  Female privilege is not being called a neckbeard.

ifoundjesuson:

Men’s rights more like “I lack the ability to consider life outside of my experiences of wanting my dick wet 24/7”

This self-centred, sex-crazed straight cis male stereotype is actually the exact reason why we need to be talking about men’s issues. 

Our image of ‘men’ has been reduced to hyper-masculinity, and that has serious implications for all genders. Don’t dismiss it.  

Further proof that men can’t be raped

workersunited101:

No matter how many times I repeat it people will always tell me I’m wrong, according to the FBI (here) they exclude men from their definition of rape, why? BECAUSE MEN CANNOT BE RAPED, NOW FUCK OFF FEDORA WEARING MRA DUDEBROS.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this is a troll blog. Sort of an IgnitionPoint copycat, if you will.

So this is just another platform for me to say that troll blogs are dangerous, in that they intentionally provide distorted information with the intention of lols, but really, they end up being a safe-haven for people who are hurt, angry and bitter. 

Please stop whatever ‘social experiment’ you’re doing. This sort of internet research is the lowest form of data collection possible. Your experiment means nothing and hurts people. Just quit it.  

izomo:

thisisfemaleprivilege:

egalitarianism-is-equality:

This is what we need the MRM for, because feminism isn’t going to do a thing about it.

I’m sketchy about this information. ‘Education’ is such a broad term - What sort of education? Where? Why? How?
I legit cannot read the sources because they’re so small, but from what I can make out, it just lists some big name organisations without actually sourcing the information (if you can read the sources, please check em out and add to this post!)
However, based on what I know about gender and education, my prediction is that this graphic is based on educational attainment. In westernised societies, women are more likely to obtain high school and tertiary qualifications than men. As to how this translates into the workforce is a complex affair, but if we’re going to stick to simplicity, I would agree that women in most of those blue nations are more educated than men. 

source.

Thank you :)

izomo:

thisisfemaleprivilege:

egalitarianism-is-equality:

This is what we need the MRM for, because feminism isn’t going to do a thing about it.

I’m sketchy about this information. ‘Education’ is such a broad term - What sort of education? Where? Why? How?

I legit cannot read the sources because they’re so small, but from what I can make out, it just lists some big name organisations without actually sourcing the information (if you can read the sources, please check em out and add to this post!)

However, based on what I know about gender and education, my prediction is that this graphic is based on educational attainment. In westernised societies, women are more likely to obtain high school and tertiary qualifications than men. As to how this translates into the workforce is a complex affair, but if we’re going to stick to simplicity, I would agree that women in most of those blue nations are more educated than men. 

source.

Thank you :)

ninalovesrammstein:

lol MRA’s.

I think this is an unfair comparison.
'No littering' is a general message. To everyone. Any time. Any where. If you don't litter, this message wouldn't make you think twice.
Where as, you cannot deny that 90% of the time the ‘Don’t rape’ message comes heavily loaded, targeted at men with the implication that rape is something done by men, to women, and that all men have an equal hand in the matter.
Now, I make a point of not littering. So if someone decided to give me a lecture about littering, well yeah, I’d probably get a little pissed because you know, either you tell everyone the same message or you talk to people who actually litter. You might even see me say things like ‘What about that guy who’s littering?’ ‘How about YOU don’t litter?’, and ‘You enviro-freaks are taking this too far’. Sound familiar?
You can’t blame people for getting defensive when the message is being used to target the wrong people and minimize how the issue impacts them. 

ninalovesrammstein:

lol MRA’s.

I think this is an unfair comparison.

'No littering' is a general message. To everyone. Any time. Any where. If you don't litter, this message wouldn't make you think twice.

Where as, you cannot deny that 90% of the time the ‘Don’t rape’ message comes heavily loaded, targeted at men with the implication that rape is something done by men, to women, and that all men have an equal hand in the matter.

Now, I make a point of not littering. So if someone decided to give me a lecture about littering, well yeah, I’d probably get a little pissed because you know, either you tell everyone the same message or you talk to people who actually litter. You might even see me say things like ‘What about that guy who’s littering?’ ‘How about YOU don’t litter?’, and ‘You enviro-freaks are taking this too far’. Sound familiar?

You can’t blame people for getting defensive when the message is being used to target the wrong people and minimize how the issue impacts them. 

egalitarianism-is-equality:

This is what we need the MRM for, because feminism isn’t going to do a thing about it.

I’m sketchy about this information. ‘Education’ is such a broad term - What sort of education? Where? Why? How?
I legit cannot read the sources because they’re so small, but from what I can make out, it just lists some big name organisations without actually sourcing the information (if you can read the sources, please check em out and add to this post!)
However, based on what I know about gender and education, my prediction is that this graphic is based on educational attainment. In westernised societies, women are more likely to obtain high school and tertiary qualifications than men. As to how this translates into the workforce is a complex affair, but if we’re going to stick to simplicity, I would agree that women in most of those blue nations are more educated than men. 

egalitarianism-is-equality:

This is what we need the MRM for, because feminism isn’t going to do a thing about it.

I’m sketchy about this information. ‘Education’ is such a broad term - What sort of education? Where? Why? How?

I legit cannot read the sources because they’re so small, but from what I can make out, it just lists some big name organisations without actually sourcing the information (if you can read the sources, please check em out and add to this post!)

However, based on what I know about gender and education, my prediction is that this graphic is based on educational attainment. In westernised societies, women are more likely to obtain high school and tertiary qualifications than men. As to how this translates into the workforce is a complex affair, but if we’re going to stick to simplicity, I would agree that women in most of those blue nations are more educated than men. 

I've always tried to educate myself as much as possible about social issues but when it comes to the internet it's often like being attacked by a million angry people shouting about different things. This blog is very refreshing and helpful in the way that it talks about gender issues intelligently, without the rage incited blind attacking that most people venture into. So thank you for that

Thank you for your feedback :)

I try my best to talk about these issues sensibly, but this is the internet and this blog is not without it’s guilts! I give readers enough credit to make their own judgements about these issues and I’m glad that we could provide you with some helpful information. Keep reading into it, and be sure to submit if you find anything you think is important.

- B

Just saw a bit on TV about the rise in single mothers undergoing IVF.

Within this they had a statement from the 90’s that expressed outrage about how the role of fathers was being minimised (an understandable concern, in my opinion)
There was also a statement that addressed that criminals are more likely to come from single parent homes (a somewhat de-contextualised fact, but a fact none the less)

The bit on TV then went on to paint these statements as complete bigotry…… Oh? So concerns for the future of children is bigotry?

I don’t care if women want to be single mothers - some women are just born mothers and never really find someone to raise a  child with, I get that, fine, but don’t then turn around and make out that men and fathers are unnecessary aspects of a child’s life while denying the facts about single parent households.

Debunk Feminism

lady-of-anti-feminism:

I got alot of this from the amazing oratorasaurus   as well as other amazing anti fems. I will add as I go along.

"The Wage Gap"

Domestic Violence

Rape Culture

Mens Issues

Female Priveilge

Feminists being horrible

While I do not believe in anti-feminism and don’t feel that addressing these issues in any way ‘debunks’ feminism, I do believe the above links and information are really important!

Please browse at your leisure :)