A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?
Turns out there is a price to pay for protecting your rainforests.
This is fucking important! Sign and reblog.
wow this is outrageous, why isn’t this going around? from the link:
Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, just slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit simply because the country decided its rainforests were more important than an open-pit gold mine.
Lauded as one of the countries with the most beautiful rainforests, it’s no wonder Costa Rica rejected Infinito’s mine. Costa Rica’s rainforest is home to many endangered species such the green macaw. Gold mining also uses toxic chemicals such as cyanide, which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers.
A subsidiary of Infinito Gold has announced that a massive lawsuit is “imminent”, so we need to act now. If thousands of us stand together, we can show Infinito that countries such as Costa Rica should have the right to protect their rainforests without being persecuted by corporations.
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Oh sorry, Infinito, please excuse for trying to prolong the survival of the human race and protect animals that could go extinct with your interference. Shiny things are obviously more important.
What the actual fuck.
canadian mining company are one of the most evil things I ever seen (E.G. barrick gold)
The L2 line was absolutely, perfectly priceless. It makes the whole thing plausible. Well done. I’m still crying, though.
You and me both, haha. I still have more prompts, but man after writing that one I was just like, NOPE NOT GONNA DO IT WHY DID I THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA.
I’m gonna fill them still and tag them as bioticbooty shenko angst weekend.
But yeah, in rationalizing how it could have happened, that line popped into my head. And it’s tragic because I think it’s something he wouldn’t want to talk about because of the stigma of the L2 implants. But then when he finds out what it really is and good golly damn it’s simultaneously a relief while at the same time a death sentence.
- Receptionist: Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
- Me: Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
- Receptionist: Isn't it the same?
- Me: No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.
you ever think about how different things would be if shepard was in charge of kirkwall while purple hawke had to save the galaxy from the reapers
kirkwall’s shit would be together in about five days. meredith and orsino would bond over the confusion they experience at being called big stupid jellyfishes. and there’d be a renegade interrupt when anders asks for more deposits. so basically problems: solved
meanwhile hawke would be out there in deep space like, ‘what rhymes with reaper? keeper!’ and having sandwich eating competitions with kaidan and quietly whispering to anderson ‘what happens when you fart in your suit? just curious’
when people beta-read but don’t iron out grammatical errors and typos.
when people beta-read but don’t say anything other than “it looks good”
"For Kaidan’s reappearance in the series, we let his hair down and gave him sex appeal, while keeping him in a uniform that introduced the new Alliance colors."
haha yeah right but if only
I’m sure you’ll get a new protagonist you can pretend is a more badass version of yourself and a new gang to romance and obsess over and you’ll love them all just as much. jfc
Like, don’t get me wrong, I love the shit of my Shepards, but honestly, their story is done.
I don’t know, I get way into roleplaying and create different Shepards and sure I think they’re all great and I love writing drabbles about them but all my post war stuff is domestic shit because, putting aside that story-telling thing for a bit, they deserve a break.
In actuality, I think another Shepard saga would kind of ruin it for me. And not because I don’t think Shepard is capable of doing more great and epic things but there are so many other interesting people and ideas and stories and character arcs in the ME ‘verse that sticking to one person is like hiding in one corner of the galaxy and pretending the rest doesn’t exist.
Hell yeah I want another Mass Effect story with different characters and a different ‘hero’ to play. My Shepards are stuck in the mud. They have their set ways and I know what they’re gonna do. Let’s explore some new characters.
I mean, sure, if ME4 is a post ME trilogy game, include some lore stuff, maybe some cameos but let’s get real here. New heroes are more realistic than Shepard doing everything.
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I cry about fictional characters and write excessively long headcanons about my OTPs. Lots of text posts, lots of fic, lots of fangirling over fictional people. I also write smut.
I make edits and mod the hell out of my games.
currently accepting prompts for bioticbooty shenko angst weekend which goes from 12/06 - 12/09 'cause I'm a jackass and forgot about Saturday's existence
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