physics-and-fiction:

I went to put my phone in the pocket of my news jeans today and it only went in halfway and I may have said something loudly about how unfair women’s clothing is. My brother stuck his head round my door and went wide eyed at my pocket, proceeding to put his whole forearm into the pocket of his trousers. There was a quiet moment before he quietly said “the patriarchy has gone too far.”
My 15 year old brother everyone.

(via derinthemadscientist)

upworthy:


Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.
Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.

upworthy:

Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.

Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.

(via sugaredvenom)

fromonesurvivortoanother:

today i realized that the “socialized as men” excuse used to exclude trans women from women’s spaces….is kind of racist and classist

there are many, many poor cisgender women of color who grow up socialized with “male” expectations. to be strong and tough and work hard, not show feelings, etc etc (example: my mom)

some poor cisgender white women also

the difference between these cis women and their male counterparts is usually institutionalized stuff, such as breaking the glass ceiling at their jobs, getting maternity leave, or finding education.

MANY of these cis women are socialized in almost the same way as cis men, with a few exceptions based around sexuality and bodily functions.

so why are we not considering:

  1. that “manhood” is hugely variable as well, especially outside of the West
  2. that many many trans women have rejected stereotypical ideas and attitudes of masculinity ages ago, even as children.
  3. like who are you to tell me what my childhood was like? you don’t fucking know me. and Asian boys are emasculated all the fucking time in the United States so whoops you’re being sort of racist by applying this blanket vision of how masculinity is taught/socialized (i.e., a WHITE concept of masculinity)

what i’m asking here is:

  • whose manhood? (racially, socio-economically, culturally)
  • whose womanhood? (racially, socio-economically, culturally)
  • and who gets to decide these things? says who? (clearly poor black cis women have all of the political power in the West, right???)

(via nolackofloquaciousness)

"Within patriarchal culture, the girl who does not feel loved in her family of origin is given another chance to prove her worth when she is encouraged to seek love from males. Schoolgirl crushes, mad obsessions, compulsive longings for male attention and approval indicate that she is rightly pursuing her gendered destiny, on the road to becoming the female who can be nothing without a man. Whether she is heterosexual or homosexual, the extent to which she yearns for patriarchal approval will determine whether she is worthy to be loved. This is the emotional uncertainty that haunts the lives of all females in patriarchal culture. From the start, then, females are confused about the nature of love. Socialized in the false assumption that we will find love in the place where femaleness is deemed unworthy and consistently devalued, we learn early to pretend that love matters more than anything, when in actuality we know that what matters most, even in the wake of feminist movement, is patriarchal approval"

— Communion by bell hooks (via mossgem)

(Source: maga-capturandomariposas, via schrodingershipster)

stfusexists:

bapgeek:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

mmapunks-oblivion:

moogy:

regularsizedmeech:

vandallsavage:

The game has been changed.

the game has not been changed that is probably why he got a no with his insensitive unreasonable self

'I spent money on you now you are mine, since you said no I want a refund'….yeahhhhh good thing she said no!

Fuck you cunts! She will never be able to give him back the shattered pieces of his heart that she stole from him or repair the damage she caused, if she won’t return the love he had for her, she may as well return all the money he worked hard for just to shower her with it and express his love and desire for her that she had just thrown back in his face. This is the exact reason I laugh at my friend for buying girls expensive ass gifts haha. Oh and before you go saying that that is obviously why he probably gets more girls than me, every one of those girls left him within the first few months lol Heart-breaking, gold digging cunts.

why won’t the cunts love you tho

Everything that is wrong with the dating game, summed up in one headline.

From the article:

A woman who turned down a marriage proposal from a wealthy suitor was shocked when he handed her a bill for roughly $185,000 that he claims amounts to all the money he spent on her.
Single mother Marie Lacombe(42), from Melbourne, Australia, says she was never actually romantically involved with 65-year-old Bruce Dusting, Scallywag reports.

So delusional guy twenty years her senior turns what she believes to be a friendship during a hard time to basically be indentured servitude. And SHE’S the bad person.


This is the photo from the article. 
Same, Marie. Same.

stfusexists:

bapgeek:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

mmapunks-oblivion:

moogy:

regularsizedmeech:

vandallsavage:

The game has been changed.

the game has not been changed that is probably why he got a no with his insensitive unreasonable self

'I spent money on you now you are mine, since you said no I want a refund'….yeahhhhh good thing she said no!

Fuck you cunts! She will never be able to give him back the shattered pieces of his heart that she stole from him or repair the damage she caused, if she won’t return the love he had for her, she may as well return all the money he worked hard for just to shower her with it and express his love and desire for her that she had just thrown back in his face. This is the exact reason I laugh at my friend for buying girls expensive ass gifts haha. Oh and before you go saying that that is obviously why he probably gets more girls than me, every one of those girls left him within the first few months lol Heart-breaking, gold digging cunts.

why won’t the cunts love you tho

Everything that is wrong with the dating game, summed up in one headline.

From the article:

A woman who turned down a marriage proposal from a wealthy suitor was shocked when he handed her a bill for roughly $185,000 that he claims amounts to all the money he spent on her.

Single mother Marie Lacombe(42), from Melbourne, Australia, says she was never actually romantically involved with 65-year-old Bruce DustingScallywag reports.

So delusional guy twenty years her senior turns what she believes to be a friendship during a hard time to basically be indentured servitude. And SHE’S the bad person.

Marie Lacombe receives itemized expense account of $185 000 after rejecting marriage proposal.

This is the photo from the article.

Same, Marie. Same.

(Source: vandal--savage, via pinkhairedlesbianadventures)

emsfitjourney:

sparkle-sweets:

coffee-and-yoga:

enroutewithyou:

WTF

Um.

For all those bad body image days- “you will never look like the girl in the magazine, the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine!”

Just so you know how photoshop works its miracles and you should never fall for their tricks. In the end, it’s all about making money, but their strategies make you unhappy. you’re fine and perfect just the way you are and as the comment above says: the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine… 

emsfitjourney:

sparkle-sweets:

coffee-and-yoga:

enroutewithyou:

WTF

Um.

For all those bad body image days- “you will never look like the girl in the magazine, the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine!”

Just so you know how photoshop works its miracles and you should never fall for their tricks. In the end, it’s all about making money, but their strategies make you unhappy. you’re fine and perfect just the way you are and as the comment above says: the girl in the magazine doesn’t look like the girl in the magazine… 

(via acciomjollnir)

angry-comics:

still illustrating tweets on occasion. this one’s by scribblymouse

angry-comics:

still illustrating tweets on occasion. this one’s by scribblymouse

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Tags: patriarchy

That’s Really Not True And If You Act Like That You Will Come Off As A Creepy Dick: “Smile, beautifOW MY GONADS”

beefranck:

yhf:

Hello, class. Good to see that a lot of you were kind enough to return for this session. We’re not serving refreshments. You should have brought your own; that was on the flier.

Without preamble: Many years ago, I was told by a friend, “If you see a pretty girl while you’re walking past, you should tell her she’s pretty.” This was around the time of glasnost and the zenith of parachute pants as fashionwear in the Midwest, if that provides any context. In the years that have passed since then, I can only be grateful for my crippling social anxiety circumventing any adherence to this advice on my part, because it’s a dumb thing to say to an utter stranger. Same goes for any variety of same: “HAY BOOFUL,” “what up hawtness,” “it’s like an angel just fell from heaven into my jeans during my zodiac sign.”

(That latter choice only applies if you are really bad at remembering shitty “pickup” lines.)

Guideline for men: If you see a woman that you think is pretty, that’s fantastic. Just keep it to yourself. Let me put it this way: you’re walking around your town at night, around 0300. (That’s 3AM, you in the back row with deer-in-the-headlight eyes.) Streetlights are on but there are still areas of shadow, impenetrable and oozing malevolence. Out of one of these pockets of the unknown comes a clear, strident voice, with a leering purr: “Hey. You’re a really fine-looking guy.”

There is a lot of threat you can read into that, and a lot of ways you can finish the sentence. “You’re a really fine-looking guy… And I’ll bet your liver is pretty tasty”? “…now come and give me some sugar”? What? Oh, good point, young Rivers Cuomo in the west end of the hall. (Good acoustics in here, pal.) Sure, you wouldn’t walk around at 3AM unless you have to. But you should be able to, right? It’s a free country. And you should be able to do it without getting harassed.

Is this picture getting clearer?

Okay - now, the “Smile” thing. Some of you may think this is a good idea, but it isn’t. What is it? Similar in concept to the previous topic, but this contains an additional, insulting element of command: “Smile, beautiful.” Variations of same also qualify.

Lets deconstruct this statement. “I think you’re beautiful, stranger” — icky thing number one — “but I think you should smile, because I am a man and I know what I like to see.” Douche chills. “Change your expression for me because I am the final arbiter of your most important quality: physical attractiveness.” Oh god, the barfing.

With two words, you communicate your belief in your own dominance and a relative level of worth for others. You have a remarkable belief in your opinion and its relevance to other people. You also have a lot of Ed Hardy gear, I’d wager.

Bottom line: That face is not your face. Your opinion is your opinion. Keep your opinion out of other people’s faces. Doing otherwise gives the other party a free pass to send your testes to torsion town, as far as I’m concerned. If I see any of you guys limp in here with your wingnuts in a wheelbarrow next time, you’re not getting any college credit for this series.

image

(Source: biscuit-tornado)

afterthecurtain:

stfuconservatives:

downlo:

When the Feminists came for the Rapists,
I remained silent;
I was not a Rapist.

When they locked up the stalkers,
I remained silent;
I was not a stalker.

When they came for the Players,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Player.

When they came for the men who they got bored of,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t some one they were bored of yet.

When they came for me, the nice guy,
there was no one left to speak out.

—From a Tumblr I won’t link here because it is so damned stupid.

This is adapted from a piece about Nazis, right? Sorry, Nice Guys (TM): you are not as persecuted as the Jews in Europe under Hitler. I know. Shocker. Someone had to tell you.

(via afterthecurtain-deactivated2012)