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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?

Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

(via you-idiot-kid)

this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

(via middleschooltrackstar)

spoopying:

"man this essay is taking forever"

spoopying:

"man this essay is taking forever"

scarred-and-silent:

everywordinexistence:

i miss getting party bags at the end of parties why dont we still do that party bags were the best part of the party

It was like a reward for being sociable

Reblog if you’ve been offended by the words of your own parents.

roythomasmusic:

mo-livan:

hecatesdaughters:

shadowc44:

sammithehoboacrossthestreet:

viara:

I want to know if I’m the only one.

fucking shit

Definitely. 

sooooo many times.

The amount of notes makes me sad

Wow the number makes me sad.

towritelesbiansonherarms:

gigawattz:

madman-in-a-blue-box-at-221b:

oH MY GOD A FAMILY CAME INTO THE BOOKSTORE I WORK AT TODAY AND THE DAD WAS THE 10th DOCTOR AND THE MOM WAS FEMALE CAS AND THE 7 YEAR OLD SON WAS SHERLOCK AND THE 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS HERMIONE AND THE 3 YEAR OLD SON WAS IRON MAN. GUYS I THINK I FOUND THE TUMBLR FAMILY.

Do people even try to be believable on this site anymore?

This is true

because i was there

i am tom hiddleston

piscula:

Basically America’s answer to sexism in a public space is “well you shouldn’t have gone in the public space!!!” and it’s answer to sexism in a private space is “Well it was in the privacy of your own home so how do we even know it’s happening?” 

and if you manage to circumvent that by getting it on camera they claim that it is out of context or that she liked it or that they men just “didn’t know better”

lovelylovelyruthie:

This is officially the best thing ever to have been giffed.

lovelylovelyruthie:

This is officially the best thing ever to have been giffed.

britcomedyconfessions:

"Nick Helm deserves more recognition. He’s one of the best new british comedians."

britcomedyconfessions:

"Nick Helm deserves more recognition. He’s one of the best new british comedians."



things I found while trying to find the perfect justin bieber hair flip

itsvondell:

itsvondell:

justin bieber instinctively trying to flip his hair and forgetting that he no longer has long hair

image

image

i forgot about this post entirely and someone just reblogged it and i still love it

that-weirdo-over-there-me:

His pointer finger circled my puckered love cave. “Are you ready for this?” he mewled, smirking at me like a mother hamster about to eat her three-legged young.”

-50 Shades of Grey

thegestianpoet:

mikau:

otherplone:

i’m going to vomit on whoever wrote this

i’m so angry

where do i go to punch someone 

thegestianpoet:

mikau:

otherplone:

i’m going to vomit on whoever wrote this

i’m so angry

where do i go to punch someone 

tainted-petals:

living-in-water:

moonleigh86:

whatmyfuturelookslike:

poprocksandkate:

living-life-on-the-misha:

samdeancastieeeeeel:

just-exhale-love:

yesimbeyonce:

but wait there’s more..

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i think the whole world is getting tired of him..

it makes you feel kinda bad for him, he likes his music but people are bullying him about it, what else has he done wrong?

ummm maybe that

a) he said rape happens for a reason

b) he wrote in the guest book at Anne Frank’s house that he ‘wishes she was a belieber’

c) When asked to try being a vegan, he gagged and spit out a vegan steak that had been specially ordered for him

d) he makes his fans pay tons of money to see him live even though he could afford having all the tickets be 50 bucks instead of 100 for mezzanine seats.

is that enough? because to be honest i think his music is ok. i dont hate him for his music or because ‘he sounds girly’. i dislike him because i think he has horrible morals and is able to affect tons of teenage girls and make them think whatever he wants them to, instead of letting them have their own opinion. 

In addition to this, my friend went to a children’s hospital in England and was talking to a nurse who was working there when Justing Bieber visited the hospital. He made them clear an area for him so he didn’t have to wait around near the sick children, he then spent about 5 minutes with them whilst the cameras were on and left without so much as a thank you. Not to mention the fact that he attacked a photographer. This guy shouldn’t be allowed to be an ‘idol’ for young kids

he also peed in a restaurant kitchen

My coworker did security for him once. He faked a really bad asthma attack and made them call the paramedics and then laughed his ass off when they came through the door. His people talked the paramedics into not saying anything bc you can go to jail for that apparently. He also called for a car to take him to the mall and didn’t like the color so he sent it back. And then he went to the mall and stayed 5 minutes before saying it was the shittiest mall he’d ever been in. Also apparently he’s banned from wdw for punching out Goofy.

Cocky little prick

Not only did he me make them pay tons of money for a concert, on a school night, he didn’t even show up until half way through the scheduled time.

He’s also quoted as screaming Fuck Bill Clinton to camera’s and attacked a paparazzo, who is suing. An article I read from last night quoted his mother as hoping he’ll soon ‘mature’.