13th June 2013
Link reblogged from The Life Unheard Of with 20 notes
Friend: I hate feminists
Me: Wow you hate equality
Friend: Yeah I do *sarcasm*
(I do understand the point white feminist movement trampling on WoC to get where they are. I do understand if she means she does not identify with feminists because of that)
My friend she’s an awesome and…
“I need feminism because there are people in the bondage community who thinks it’s unnatural for a woman to be the Domme and the man to be submissive.”
I think this is the point that eventually lead me into learning more about modern feminist thought. As a male who is primarily attracted to the submissive role, I don’t exactly fit into the usual mold that is mandated of men.
A male submissive is seen as undesirable, weak, hen-pecked, castrated. A lot of the banter offered in “femdom porn” is humiliation based. ”You’re an idiot, you have a small dick, you are unworthy etc “. To be a submissive is to be a man who dares take on the role tradition dictates is reserved for women.
From this, I began to see just how fucked up society is in regards to gender roles and sexuality in general. From that (via maymay’s blog I believe) I became aware of the culture of rape apologism that infects society, both mainstream and otherwise.
Until the gross imbalance between the sexes is eliminated, I am proud to call myself a feminist.
8th January 2013
Photo reblogged from Male Feminists with 272 notes
Rape culture, in a graphic.
UPDATE: Important article by Amanda Marcotte, for context. The stats used for this graphic could use some tweaking. The headline of the article linked, though, is linkbait, so read the article but ignore the headline.
Too important not to reblog.
15th September 2011
Photo reblogged from Maybe Days with 17 notes
Man: Hello, I’d like to report a mugging.
Officer: A mugging, eh? Where did it take place?
Man: I was walking by 21st and Dundritch Street and a man pulled out a gun and said, “Give me all your money.”
Officer: And did you?
Man: Yes, I co-operated.
Officer: So you willingly gave the man your money without fighting back, calling for help or trying to escape?
Man: Well, yes, but I was terrified. I thought he was going to kill me!
Officer: Mmm. But you did co-operate with him. And I’ve been informed that you’re quite a philanthropist, too.
Man: I give to charity, yes.
Officer: So you like to give money away. You make a habit of giving money away.
Man: What does that have to do with this situation?
Officer: You knowingly walked down Dundritch Street in your suit when everyone knows you like to give away money, and then you didn’t fight back. It sounds like you gave money to someone, but now you’re having after-donation regret. Tell me, do you really want to ruin his life because of your mistake?
Man: This is ridiculous!
Officer: This is a rape analogy. This is what women face every single day when they try to bring their rapists to justice.