"Er, yes…well…I’ll just be taking this and…"
Just gonna leave this here…
dont forget in the states :
100% of men can be drafted
0% of women can be drafted.
just gonna leave these here for you guys who are getting pissy over my ‘white privilege’ post
Now, I’m not all anti-social justice, but you certainly can’t ignore these facts.
But let’s take a guess as to why women generally are prohibited from serving on the front lines in warzones, and why they are discouraged from working in the industrial sector? Patriarchal expectations of appropriate roles for men and women based on gender.
Who commits the majority of homicides? Men.
Why are men more likely to commit suicide instead of seeking help for their problems? It’s those pesky patriarchal gender roles again, equating emotions with femininity and therefore weakness, which discourages men from talking about their problems.
As for the custody thing, the majority of custody decisions are agreements made between both parents, which again, are probably overdetermined by patriarchal assumptions about gender that paint women as being more nurturing and therefore better parents than men.
So, although the person who made this clearly wanted to argue that male privilege doesn’t exist, what they actually did was make a pretty good graphic illustrating the ways in which patriarchal expectations and structures within a society hurt men as well as women, which, since feminism is actually aimed at dismantling the patriarchy is why men also need feminism.
Reblogging for that comment
Yup. ALL of these can be fixed with feminism with the goal of true equality (which IS EQUAL, no one is “trying to make women better than men”… it’s pretty telling that so many men think equality would limit and oppress them). That’s the problem with sexism/oppression and the like… it hurts EVERYONE. Yes women are clearly hurt MORE, but men are not going to get out of this without getting fucked over in quite a few ways.
Nobody is allowed to bring up male suicide rates unless they want gun control. Men successfully commit suicide more often than women even though women attempt suicide more often because men use guns and women use poisons and overdoses. Unless you want to limit access to guns (and the nature of suicide is such that even imposing a 24-hour waiting period could greatly reduce suicides so suicide reduction is absolutely a gun control issue) and reduce suicides, you’re using suicides to score points, and that makes you a terrible person.
Good job pet store. That is what’s up.
I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet.
I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end.
This goes for any animal, holy hell big underscores and exclamation marks. Huge props to this pet store for trying to put their pets before sales instead of shelling them out like candy.
THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD IS SEEING PEOPLE SMILING BECAUSE OF YOU
emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this
Just invest in some masking tape or post it notes or something.
You get the same ‘Aha! A stranger will see this and be inspired!’ possibility, and it will take a cleaning person approximately .005 seconds to peel it off when it’s their job to do so.
Also, maybe someone who really needs it will take the note with them and put in in their pocket to look at again and again.
How is that not a million times better than ruining a cleaning person’s day with difficult-to-remove graffiti?
*steals ur credit card*
hasta la visa
I don’t care why I’m queer.
I don’t care why you’re queer (or not).
I don’t care how (if?) our brains cause us to be this way.
I don’t want anyone to research why I’m queer.
If they research it, they’ll find a cause. If they find a cause, they’ll look for a cure.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’d give up my wifi,
To spend time with you
its kinda scary when you waste an entire day doing nothing and time just passes
people who exercise in order to get rid of period cramps are the ones surviving the apocalypse.
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek
American newspapers just seizing the opportunity to have a little fun with slavery. Totally accidental and/or harmless.
In other news: microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. (via Donovon X Ramsey)
What do you think? Catchy headlines or microaggressions?
this is some Grade A racist bullshit