Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
If you tell me I should be more open to having kids because “it’s natural,” I will release thousands of spiders in your room. How’s nature treating you now, asshole?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I never got to meet my abuelito because he died when I was only a few months old. I realize now his death had a lot to do with patriarchy.
My abuelito was diagnosed with colon cancer somewhere around 24 years ago. He refused to go to the doctor because his fellow farmers and field workers told him it would be weak of him to seek treatment. My abuelita was a fearsome feminist, starting fist fights with men who were harassing women on the street, encouraging housewives to work when they came to her bereaved by how poor they were — the whole nine. It was SHE who begged him to seek medical treatment. It was SHE who tried to negotiate and placate him, but he remained haunted with the idea that if he stopped working to seek treatment, he would be a failed husband, father and man.
I never met him. When my mom went to Mexico as he was dying, he knew me only through photographs. He spent his last days distraught that he would never watch me grow up. All because his compatriots attacked his masculinity.
That’s patriarchy, my friends. That is not women hating men. That is not female privilege. That is most assuredly NOT feminism. It is a collective of men dictating arbitrary standards of behavior for all sexes that insist all eschew traditionally feminine behavior in order to be viewed as worthy of a phony prize.
So don’t you DARE tell me patriarchy doesn’t exist. Don’t send me ignorant messages calling me stupid and jokingly saying that I could always blame patriarchy like it’s some delusion. Don’t you EVER look me in the face and tell me patriarchy isn’t part of the reason my abuelito suffered a horrible death, unable to move and without pain killers as the unforgivably painful disease known as cancer sucked the life out of him just so his male comrades could think he died a proud man.
If you really care about men, stand up with me a smash this ludicrous institution.
I got bored. Please just stop now. I’m not going to believe that you’re serious no matter what you say. Reblogging you some more and using my wit and sass on you (and honestly, I commend your dedication to this troll. But there’s limits, y’know?) to no end I can justify as productive or meaningful is just not something I picture myself doing tonight or ever. It was fun and everything, but get some sleep. It’s 1 a.m. on this side of the States, and I’d really just like to get into my nightly mindless-reblogging-of-pretty-pictures and reading routine before I hit the hay. Playing Internet troll chicken is not something I find relaxing before I sleep. You should consider doing the same and walking away for the night.
Now on the .1 percent chance you’re not a troll and you’ve been totally serious the whole time and you are legitimately baffled that I doubt your current existence and I am not comprehending your flawless arguments: I feel so sorry for you.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY YOU
MRA DIPSHITS REBLOGGING MY LAST POST. YOU ARE GODDAMB HILARIOUS.
“I’m so sick of whiny feminists! You’re only victims because you WANT to be!”
I will rip your eyes out of your fucking sockets. (⊙‿⊙✿)
Question! How is it that the same men who blame women for “being attracted to assholes” want us to feel sorry for men who were “falsely accused” of things for custody and the like? Why aren’t you verbally abusing them about affiliating with assholes? Why are women always the butt of your vitriol?
Hint: Because you’re fucking misogynists.
If we’re assuming that the pretense that MRAs and ~humanists/egalitarians~ pose that feminists “hate men” is true, maybe they should start telling men — whether they subscribe to any of the aforementioned theories or not — to stop assaulting women who identify as feminists.
And I don’t want to here “give me sources!!!11!” You want sources? Start messaging feminists. Message every feminist on Tumblr you can find and ask them, if they are ok with giving out that information, if they’ve been assaulted by men for their beliefs. THAT’S your source. THAT’S what matters. This isn’t about who can outdo each other in a so-called battle of academia. It’s about asking everyday women about their experiences and fucking LISTENING TO THEM. It isn’t just about amassing the most “facts” as possible and throwing numbers and names at each other. It’s about the disempowered who may not necessarily get the chance to speak on a higher platform.
You want real reasons why feminism is still fucking valid? LISTEN TO WOMEN. ALL WOMEN. NOT JUST THE ONES WHO YOU AGREE WITH OR ARE TRYING TO EMBARRASS.
How come when a woman gets pregnant, conservatives say that she has to take responsibility because it was her own fault for “not being able to control her sexual urges,” yet scores of these same conservatives maintain rape is not a man’s fault because he “can’t control his sexual urges?”
Why do MRAs suddenly stop caring about male rape victims when someone makes a rape joke? Literally anyone in the world who dares to question the joke is instantly deemed a “bitchy feminist” who is “brainwashed” and “hates men.”
Hmmm, could it be that they don’t actually give a fuck about rape?