ETA on feminist backlash?
[Note from B]
If this was a heterosexual relationship with an older male, he would be facing the same persecution, but would anyone be petitioning for him? I, personally, think it’s a harsh penalty regardless of the genders involved, but it takes a female perpetrator being held accountable to the full extent of the law to get people to challenge it?
No one gave a shit when it was the 18 guy who would have to live with the paedophile label for the rest of his life, but suddenly the justice system is being challenged because it involves a lesbian couple?
I hope this family succeeds, I really do, because it genuinely seems like there was no ill intent here, but I hope in succeeding they will afford the same grace to young men being labelled as sex offenders way too hastily.
The world’s top health problems are more common in men than women. But recent global funding has been skewed toward women’s issues. Some health economists say more effort should go toward stopping men’s risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.
female privilege is having less health concerns yet more health funding.
What is the solution to rape?
There is no solution to rape, just as there is no solution to murder, assault or music piracy.
However, the most effective means of preventing such crimes is almost the same in every case:
Education and support.
Education of good morals, safety, responsibility and citizenship. If people thoroughly understand right and wrong, know how to conduct themselves in the world and know how to take care of themselves, there is less risk.
Support for all demographics so we can all feel a sense of belonging. If people are in en environment that supports these values, and makes them feel comfortable, there is less risk.
Basically, common sense.
One of the most blatant examples of shaming male sexuality is when a man’s talking to a woman with the hope of escalating towards sex in the short- or medium-term, we talk about him having “ulterior motives” or “just trying to get into her pants” as if just wanting to have sex with a woman is some shady, unwholesome interest.
Hardly anyone would see a woman who wants to have sex with a guy and talk in the same way about her “just wanting to get in his pants”, as if that were wrong.
There is a lot of terminology out there to describe a distaste for women engaging in casual sexual encounters, ‘slut’ being the most famous at the moment. However, it is interesting to note that these terms only refer the behaviour on a personal level, with no regard for the third party.
Basically, male sexual deviancy is viewed as bad for women (the third party)
While female sexual deviancy is also viewed as bad for women (personal)
Yet only one of these issues are regarded as important? Even though in both cases, society is telling women what they should and shouldn’t have the choice of doing?
Men’s Rights Activism is possibly one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard of. Like while we’re at it, why don’t I go and work for more Caucasian rights.
You know what’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard?
People comparing racial issues to gender issues, like they’re actually comparable and that this comparison somehow justifies their opinion.
(but srsly there’s nothing ‘ridiculous’ about advocating for men’s rights. There are certain ridiculous things about MRActivism as a movement, but if you seriously think men’s issues aren’t worth caring about then I question your ethics)
Women are still denied roles in works of fiction
Whether in books, comic books, tv shows, movies or games, certain types of female characters are still lacking. In works of fiction that contain violence and action, women have managed to break into kick-ass roles, playing both major protagonists and major antagonists. What we don’t see are women in-betweeners.
We don’t see women as D-list henchmen, women guarding the entrance to the bad guy’s office or women being only slight nuisances that characters more crucial to the plot must dispose of.
I’m talking about bad-guy #4 and stuntman #7. I’m talking about the guy who has a total of 15 seconds on screen — just enough time to be snuck up on by the hero and have his neck snapped in half. I’m talking about the boat load of bad guys that appear in a single scene only to shoot their guns, miss the target, and be shot themselves.
Although people are slowly starting to accept women as strong, physical and dangerous individuals who could cause physical harm if they wished to do so, society still does not allow women to be cannon fodder. When an unnamed, background-less individual is required, such that when killed does not cause the audience to experience any sympathy, a man is perfect for the job — a phenomenon that acts as a perfect example of male disposability and misandry manifested in fictional media.
I can’t help but feel if women made up the same number of casualties in action movies, someone would protest saying that the media was promoting violence against women……..
This guy exists. And thinks he’s edgy and clever. Goddamnit. I hope he just gets approached by gay men a lot while wearing this and then their eyes glaze over as he rants about how privileged women are and they’re oppressing the menz, and then slowly back away.
Good news! This guy’s at least letting us no that NO ONE SHOULD EVER HAVE SEX WITH HIM.
Why do you assume that a man interested in equity issues that impact men would “rant about how privileged women are” and that “they’re oppressing the menz”? Nothing about this shirt says that.
Why would you assume that gay men wouldn’t be interested in male equity issues, especially seeing how gay rights and homophobia are a large part of these issues? All for you know that person wearing this shirt could be gay. It’s really insensitive for you to use sexuality to try and validate your ‘argument’.
Why would you equate a person’s political beliefs with their sexual activity? You’re reinforcing the idea that men should be defined by such activity and are thus reinforcing patriarchy.
Good job on all fronts. Really. You’ve done something for gender equality.
Female privilege is being able to prosecute a man for having sex with you while drunk.
[Note from B] No one should take advantage of someone who is under the influence, regardless of gender. It’s a huge double standard that women can take action but men cannot.
Female privilege is people helping you out when guys attack you, even if they acted in self defense or retaliation.
[Note from B] I don’t think it’s ever ok to physically retaliate to someone in an excessive manner. But people are much more likely to jump to a woman’s aide.