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rennyrensaur:

pixiepienix:

mediumtrip:

daigonite:

Can I just say its hella annoying that radfems tell women they’re powerful and all and then fucking turn around and act like they’re always victims and shit

Am I the only person persistently annoyed by this

Yes.

who is telling women that…

Well, I just want to fix and reiterate some thing things. While women aren’t necessarily oppressed now like say 50 years ago, it’s less on any obvious oppression and more on the subtle ones. 


Women get slack in a lot of things, but what about the load of other things men get away with, yet women still get criticized on? 

I actually learned in class where it may look like people “choose” the jobs they want, but it’s been already taught at an early age that girls do this, and boys do that. The gender differences is astonishing on how much is pressured on a child the moment they are born. Parents always want to know what the sex of the child is, so they can prepare the pink/blue clothes and the dolls/trucks for toys. Just because we may personally see a decrease of it, doesn’t mean it’s actually decreasing nation or worldwide. (This can be said for about anything else as well.)

Kids at a young age are very easily influenced by social cues. But it’s not just kids - teens too, and adults. When women choose to do those ‘women based’ jobs, it’s not so much they choose to, but it’s because they feel comfortable doing so. But they think it’s the job they want.



Am I saying we’re too dumb to realize what job we want? No. But how many kids are truly given the freedom of choice they want to think? Not many even to do this day. People like to follow norms. It’s not that we’re tools though, rather that we’re so early influenced to follow the norms and we make it a part of us. And we can’t quite say our childhood did not effect who we are. 



As far as feminism goes, I liked what this one Jezebel article said where feminism fights patriarchy. They were basically stating that patriarchy created a lot of the issues we have now. They aren’t blaming men, but the system that was created in the past by men and continues to thrive to this day.



Who thought women should stay at home and cook? Patriarchy did. Who said men need to act macho and independent? Patriarchy did. Who thought women are delicate flowers? Patriarchy. What made women want to fight so much in the past about men oppressing them? You get the idea.

And personally, it makes a lot of sense to me. If someone is going to say “Stop blaming patriarchy!1” …Well uhm, who exactly was in power for almost every era in time? :I Any nation ruled by a single sex is bad. 

It doesn’t help how we must label everything with gender terms.. but that’s another story..

I don’t like how feminists of today are acting, but lumping other feminists to the extremists is just as bad. This is like saying all Christians act like Westboro Church extremists, when we clearly know that isn’t the case. Feminism is a viewpoint at best, and people can have their own interpretations of it.

For example, I consider myself a feminist for the most part, although based on dictionary terms, my views equate to egalitarianism. *shrug* This just starts sounding like a terminology issue. If both male activists and feminists want equality, why don’t they all just join egalitarianism or something? :I 


PS: If anything, just adding my two cents. I am not very good with debates, but I do feel strongly for these things so I wanted to add my thoughts. 
And, this didn’t reblog to the specific post. Oh well.

Well honestly, my original issue was that people champion women to be strong and then turn around to say that they’re victims all the time, which I personally find offensive as hell.

I agree with your views on egalitarianism and I generally view myself as one.

It’s not like problems don’t exist at all, but people are definitely taking the extremist route these days.

No problem. I wanted to clarify some stuff, or at least, add something that can be used to think about since we often get stuck at the heat of the moment in arguments that we start lumping people together. I saw a lot of the reblogs the other day, and while I agreed with some of what people said, the overall tone and conclusive point of some posts was not the nicest things to read at 3am. lol

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nuuku:

turtle-ambulance:

fun fact: “nolo” is latin for “do not want” so if someone says yolo you can say nolo and they’ll think its just a stupid comeback but in all actuality you’re speaking latin which is classy as shit so haha the jokes on them

and it means “(you’re) embarrassing” in finnish so it’s double joke on them

image

dat fucking gif.

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pixiepienix:

mediumtrip:

daigonite:

Can I just say its hella annoying that radfems tell women they’re powerful and all and then fucking turn around and act like they’re always victims and shit

Am I the only person persistently annoyed by this

Yes.

who is telling women that…

Well, I just want to fix and reiterate some thing things. While women aren’t necessarily oppressed now like say 50 years ago, it’s less on any obvious oppression and more on the subtle ones. ….

(continue) http://pastebin.com/3jywVaqN 


I made a fucking pastebin just for this post because it was too long and it didn’t even space properly jfc. For those still interested in reading it all it’s tl;dr. I just c/ped what i wrote on that link. XD


PS: If anything, just adding my two cents. I am not very good with debates, but I do feel strongly for these things so I wanted to add my thoughts. And, this didn’t reblog to the specific post. Oh well.

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#Feminism

#egalitarianism

#Sociology

lalondes:

tv show idea: “breaking good”

a murderous drug lord is miraculously cured of cancer and decides to turn his life around. he uses his extensive knowledge of meth cookery to become a chemistry teacher and help young people discover the wonder of science

But what starts with Go? 

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captainarlert:

therealbarbielifts:

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marchqueen:

tastefullyoffensive:

Portals to Hell by hrmphfft

IT’S BACK

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS AGAIN FOR MONTHS

I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW

ITS BACK 

This is one of those posts that you need to save and tag or you’ll never see it again for 84 years.

Whoever drew this is an amazing person and I love them.

What in hell

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#LOL

#Portals to Hell

ekarusryndren:

anotherfirebender:

m1ssred:

chemical reaction

*how to spawn demons: a beginner’s guide to chemistry

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#Science

adventure-hat:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

If you live in the arctic circle then you simply have no skin

adventure-hat:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

If you live in the arctic circle then you simply have no skin

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#Real Life

#Reality

#Race

#LOL

How media clearly reflects the sexism and the racism we cannot see in ourselves. ›

bana05:

I wanted my first-year film students to understand what happens to a story when actual human beings inhabit your characters, and the way they can inspire storytelling. And I wanted to teach them how to look at headshots and what you might be able to tell from a headshot. So for the past few years I’ve done a small experiment with them.

Some troubling shit always occurs.

It works like this: I bring in my giant file of head shots, which include actors of all races, sizes, shapes, ages, and experience levels. Each student picks a head shot from the stack and gets a few minutes to sit with the person’s face and then make up a little story about them. 

Namely, for white men, they have no trouble coming up with an entire history, job, role, genre, time, place, and costume. They will often identify him without prompting as “the main character.” The only exception? “He would play the gay guy.” For white women, they mostly do not come up with a job (even though it was specifically asked for), and they will identify her by her relationships. “She would play the mom/wife/love interest/best friend.” I’ve heard “She would play the slut” or “She would play the hot girl.” A lot more than once.

For nonwhite men, it can be equally depressing. “He’s in a buddy cop movie, but he’s not the main guy, he’s the partner.” “He’d play a terrorist.” “He’d play a drug dealer.” “A thug.” “A hustler.” “Homeless guy.” One Asian actor was promoted to “villain.”

For nonwhite women (grab onto something sturdy, like a big glass of strong liquor), sometimes they are “lucky” enough to be classified as the girlfriend/love interest/mom, but I have also heard things like “Well, she’d be in a romantic comedy, but as the friend, you know?” “Maid.” “Prostitute.” “Drug addict.”

I should point out that the responses are similar whether the group is all or mostly-white or extremely racially mixed, and all the groups I’ve tried this with have been about equally balanced between men and women, though individual responses vary. Women do a little better with women, and people of color do a little better with people of color, but female students sometimes forget to come up with a job for female actors and black male students sometimes tell the class that their black male actor wouldn’t be the main guy.

Once the students have made their pitches, we interrogate their opinions. “You seem really sure that he’s not the main character – why? What made you automatically say that?” “You said she was a mom. Was she born a mom, or did she maybe do something else with her life before her magic womb opened up and gave her an identity? Who is she as a person?” In the case of the “thug“, it turns out that the student was just reading off his film resume. This brilliant African American actor who regularly brings houses down doing Shakespeare on the stage and more than once made me weep at the beauty and subtlety of his performances, had a list of film credits that just said “Thug #4.” “Gang member.” “Muscle.” Because that’s the film work he can get. Because it puts food on his table.

So, the first time I did this exercise, I didn’t know that it would turn into a lesson on racism, sexism, and every other kind of -ism. I thought it was just about casting. But now I know that casting is never just about casting, and this day is a real teachable opportunity. Because if we do this right, we get to the really awkward silence, where the (now mortified) students try to sink into their chairs. Because, hey, most of them are proud Obama voters! They have been raised by feminist moms! They don’t want to be or see themselves as being racist or sexist. But their own racism and sexism is running amok in the room, and it’s awkward.

This for every time someone criticizes how characters of color and female characters of color especially are treated in text and by subsequent fandoms.  It’s never “just a television/movie/book”. It’s never been ”just”.

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#Sociology

#Racism

#Equality

#real life

#Reality

funnycutegifs:

umbrella skydiving

Did they just go full mary poppins. 

funnycutegifs:

umbrella skydiving

Did they just go full mary poppins. 

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#Umbrella Skydiving

#What

#whoa

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