Some people are still going apeship over that twitter post
It’s more of the same, with ‘MISANDRY’ PATRIARCHY/RAPE CULTURE IS FEMINIST MYTHS 2 MAKE MEN LOOK BAD’ and “U HATE MEN’ and all that typical jazz that I really can’t be bothered entertaining.
I haven’t bothered to respond to those, mainly because I know trying to argue with people like that would be like trying to convince this dude to become a feminist;
Yeeeaaah, not gonna happen. It just winds up with me wanting to pull a Chuck Norris and punch them through the computer screen.
However I noticed some people are accusing me of being an ‘anti-feminist’ because I disagree with what the women are saying on the WomenAgainstFeminsim tag on twitter.
News Flash- Calling a someone out on their harmful, shitty opinion isn’t sexist. If I said “Your opinions are wrong because you’re a woman” then yes, I would be acting ‘sexist’.
Just like calling someone out who’s black or gay for their shitty opinions isn’t racist or homophobic unless you are purely saying their opinions are shit simply because they’re black or gay.
However I’m saying “Your opinion’s are harmful because they are arrogant and ignorant.” which WomenAgainstFeminsm are doing.
Also for people whining that I’m being ‘misogynist’ for those tweets that say a lot of women are posting in that tag simply for male approval- Have you even fucking read some of those tweets? Some are blatant “I’m against feminism so my boyfriend won’t think I hate him” and “I’m not a feminist because I don’t hate men!” Some women literally fucking wrote they are against feminism simply for approval from men.
That likewise feeds into the patriarchal society we live in- i.e you’re only worth something if a cis white man approves of it.
From what I gather most of the women on that tag are straight cis white women, mostly from America; if they think they’ve achieved equality well good for them.
However by being “WomenAgainstFeminism” they are essentially saying “I haven’t been harassed/abused for my gender, therefore we don’t need feminism anymore because I’ve never been a target for sexism” which is what I have a serious fucking issue with and what I’m calling bullshit on.
97 percent of rapists never see jail time. (Source)
In a survey found that out of the group 1 in 15 men admitted to rape- however these were ‘rapists who don’t think they’re rapists.’ (Source)
1 in 4 men in parts of Asia admit to rape. (Source)
In the US 91% of rape victims are women, with 9% being male while 99% of the rapists were male. (Source) (Source)
Rape culture thrives on lessening the severity of the crime; 15 out of 16 rapists will walk free. (Source)
44% of rape victims are under the age of 18. (Source)
Rape aplogism is still rampant and thrives on blaming victims and excusing rapists (Source)
Many people in power view rape as an acceptable punishment for women. (Source)
Rape is still met with disbelief and rampant victim blaming, even in high schools. (Source)
Men who kill their female partners is only 2 - 7 years in jail, usually they kill their partners out of possessiveness (82%). Women who kill their male partners, usually from self-defense (86%) are sentenced to 17 years. (Source)
Over 90% of domestic abusers are men and most of their victims are their female partners. (Source)
Women typically make around $17k in terms of salary; men typically make $30k. (Source)
Domestic violence rose 38% when England got knocked out of the World Cup. (Source)
Women make up 75-80% of the victims in acids attacks. (Source)
Acid attacks are most commonly used by men on women who have rejected their advances. (Source)
Women, especially young girls, make up two thirds of human traffic victims. (Source)
Most men admit they do not care about rape/assault/domestic violence unless they witness it first hand or it happens to a woman they personally know. (Source)
Women attempt suicide twice as much as men- men succeed more often because they typically use guns. (Source)
Men also commit 90% of murder-suicides- with most of their victims being women. (Source)
Men account for 92% of workplace fatalities; however all of these are accidental/industrial deaths in male dominated areas, whereas the most common way for a woman to die in a workplace is from being murdered. (Source)
Iraqi women can be court-ordered to go through tests to prove they are virgins and are at risk or being killed if they fail it. (Source)
Men are killed at almost a 5 times higher rate than women- by other men, whom the most of murders are done by a man they do not know. In contrast women in the US are murdered 35% of the time by their boyfriends/husbands. (Source)
Teens are typically conditioned into viewing sexual abusive behavior as normal, and most victims are teenaged girls. (Source)
Male police officers are twice as likely to beat and abuse their wives and girlfriends. (Source)
Men living with other men are twice more likely to be victims of domestic violence.(Source)
Women only hold 10% of board seats and executive power and only 13 out of 400 companies have a female CEO. (Source)
The average net-worth of a man is $26, 850 in contrast with the average net-worth of a woman $12,900 (Source)
Violence against women in India is reaching an all-time high, along with rampant rape culture, victim blaming and misogyny to the point women are constantly being blamed for being raped. (Source)
Despite being over half of the worlds population women only hold 20% of the world’s political power. (Source) (Source)
The history of domestic violence was centered around the abuse of women; at the beginning it was legal and even expected of a husband to abuse their spouse. Even today many consider it a ‘third world problem’ which is blatantly untrue. (Source)
Sexual entitlement and socially-taught male superiority attribute to such high rates of rapes towards women in many countries. (Source)
The recent rape of 16-year-old Jada proved rape culture was very much alive and still infecting our society; she is currently combating the horrid victim blaming and rape apologists. (Source)
THAT is why I am so fucking angry at the utter horseshit that is the WomenAgainstFeminism tag.
I am angry at those women and their utter ignorance towards all the horrific shit women world-wide still have to go through.
I am angry that those women can blithely say “welp I got all the rights I want! So who needs feminism any more because I’m the only one who matters :D”
I am angry that these women are completely ignoring or even minimizing the horrid suffering women still globally suffer from.
I am angry at these women for legitimately not caring about the horrific things other women worldwide are still being subjected to.
They are self-centered ignorant assholes and I sure as SHIT am not going to apologise for calling out their selfish douchebag behaviour which is leading them to shit all over women worldwide who are still victims of misogyny, patriarchy and rape culture.
So I have been wondering about what I should Cosplay as for NYC ComiCon and I have thought about Sollux or Karkat. Yet, I'm not sure if I should cosplay as either. With Sollux I have to wear re and blue contacts but I haven't mastered putting contacts in yet, and my astigmatism might make it hard to see. With Karkat I would really have to worry about contacts that much but in order for me to see I would have to wear my glasses which Karkat doesn't wear. I'm basically asking for advice.
Well I’ve never cosplayed before- largely because we don’t have a con in the island that I live ( >:( )
Well, cosplay doesn’t have to be ‘SUPER ACCURATE, NEVER DEVIATE’ and your comfort, especially your eyesight, should come first. I personally would vote for Karkat and with you leaving your glasses on.
Mainly because I find glasses cute <3
But hey, cosplaying doesn’t mean you have to stick to the design always and if you need to wear glasses because you don’t want to worry about contacts, then you go right ahead and cosplay a cute little glasses-wearing Karkat.
Can we PLEASE stop idealizing and overly-romanticizing having a baby? Babies and reproduction are more complicated than little blessings from heaven. Taking care of a baby isn’t only joy and fantasy and love. That shit is the real deal. It requires money, time, patience, commitment — some things some people just aren’t in the place to give to someone else. You are alive right now, so you have a great perception of life. And if you happen to be someone who is trying for a baby, you’re probably in a good place to have one, so your views on living are better than most people. I literally do not understand folks who think ~life~ is the only requisite for a baby to be born. “At least it would have a life” is so bogus. Babies aren’t pets. They are humans with feelings and needs. When you can’t feed or be there for your toddler, what are you going to say? “At least you’re alive lol.” Yeah, no. Doesn’t work that way.