mycatsneezeslikealot said: if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...
im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.
if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.
instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.
so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.
finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.
This. Equality, not the right to talk over women. Friendship, not “if you don’t date me just because I want you to then you’re putting me in this fakey space where you use me.” Rape, not “there are plenty of false accusations of rape and I know a guy who was falsely accused.” If men are abused, instead of talking about it, care for the abused. Build shelters and job centers for GT youth and the boys who are discarded by certain religious movements. Do things for men, don’t whine about wanting women to do things for you.
benedictlikebeckham said: Do you like male feminists? Because you reblog stuff about them and I want to know if you believe that they have good motives? I'm not talking about the ones that ask for nudes and aren't really feminist, but I'm talking about the ones who genuinely think that women really do deserve equal treatment and the same things that men receive. Idk, I haven't seen many of them in my life and I want to know what your outlook on them would be? I think it's nice when guys support the cause too, you?
I think a man who is really, truly feminist wouldn’t call himself a feminist if a woman expresses to him that she feels uncomfortable with men co-opting that title for themselves. My cis male friends who have similar ideals and beliefs as men call themselves “feminist allies” because they know that feminism is ultimately by and for women and they want to do everything to support us without steamrolling us or the movement. But yes, men who support feminism, ESPECIALLY when they do so by using their privileged voice to call out sexism, street harassment, people making rape jokes, discrimination, etc are fabulous.
I like the term ‘feminist ally’, my only trouble here is some respected feminist voices say cismen allies are not feminist by definition, while others say its minimum level decency as a human being to call myself a feminist. I owe the subject more research.
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