As I was getting off my bus, there were two guys who began to follow me, asking for my name, telling me that I had to stop and talk to them, saying things like “hey sexy”, and so on. I refused to talk to them or acknowledge their presence, but it didn’t discourage them at all; it almost seemed as if my unwillingness made them even more enthusiastic. They eventually stopped following me, but you can imagine how unnerving it was, especially seeing as I was in a neighborhood that is fairly unknown to me.
Occurences like this one get me thinking: why do men do this? Women do not appreciate advances of this kind, so it’s got to be for their own selfish enjoyment? A form of power display. “I’m going to force you to acknowledge me”.
Later on, as I was walking the same streets with my date, no one approached me - because then I’m suddenly considered another man’s property. They respect that more than they respect my privacy.
This angers me to no end.
One of my acquaintances (marked with red) shared this stupid photo on Facebook - probably in an attempt to feel better about her full figure - while proceeding to bash skinnier, “anorexic” girls. My response (I’m the uncensored one, obviously):
What enrages me even more is that comment “… and she thought she was hot”. What the hell? You, sir, have totally and utterly missed the point of an eating disorder, because when you’re an ED sufferer, you most likely HATE YOURSELF and your body. If that girl you met was truly an anorexic, there is no chance in hell she “thought she was hot”. Why the fuck should her potential hotness be any of your business, by the way?
Not so much because of the articles themselves, but due to the comments made by so many ignorant people (mostly young white males who have never heard of the word “privilege”), completely unwilling to see past their own personal experiences. "Oh, but I just flipped through my collection of video games, and I didn’t find any sexism in any of them! Are you sure you’re not just overreacting, honey? I think you’re just not that knowledgeable about games.”
Stop. fucking. invalidating. us.
I’m so enraged right now. I need to watch some baby animals… Or perhaps a really gory horror flick.
“I need feminism because being honest and straightforward doesn’t make me ballsy. I don’t have balls.”
People are picking fights with common phrases now? What would you prefer it to be? Boobsy?
The point is that phrases like "man up" and "having balls" indicate that male characteristics are superior to female. Compare to phrases like "you throw like a girl" and "stop being such a pussy". It promotes the idea that being male is always positive, while being female is inherently negative.
The worst thing you can call a man? Pussy, faggot, girl, “not a real man”, etc.
The worst thing you can call a woman? Bitch, slut, whore, and so on.
All of those slurs are related to femininity (in the case of “faggot”, attraction to other men is seen as a typical feminine trait).
"Picking fights" with common words may seem like nitpicking, but it’s all part of an unfair and oppressive system that hurts women and men alike. This needs to stop.
Utterly stupid use of this meme. “Self-respect” is not based upon how many people you have sex with, your sex life is nobody’s business but your own.
I’ve seen many videos that address the issue of gender stereotypes, but they’ve mainly been focused on women, just briefly mentioning the harmful stereotyping of men (for obvious reasons, but still). I’d like something that I can discuss with some male acquaintances, to prove that feminism is not just about “victimizing women” or “feeling sorry for women”. Feminists aren’t the ones demonizing men, the media is.
All suggestions will be greatly appreciated! ♥
I’m fucking fed up with the accepting attitude towards sexism and discrimination that I face every single day.
I don’t want to hear another rape joke.
I don’t need your comments on how “gay” you think something/someone is.
No, I will NOT “chill out” when confronting you on your disgusting behaviour.
You’re making me miserable, because in all other aspects you’re such good and kind people. If you don’t really mean what you’re saying, why do you keep saying it?