aw rats guyz he figured us out :(
Damn, he makes feminism sound so badass.
…*hides her eye of newt and gets back into the closet*
Well I was only planning to destroy capitalism a little…
Yes, Pat. We, women, wanting not to be raped and to actually get paid according to our actual skills makes us all lesbians. * yes sarcasm * I’m suprised he didn’t come out and claim we hate america.
be kind to others, you don’t know what demons they’re trying to run away from.
Wisdom to remember
Shirtless Hugh Jackman sparring with a Wolverine toy. Your day is now improved.
This is why I love Hugh Jackman.
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 either 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?
Autostraddle (via notaprincessdestinedtobeawitch)
Guys. You need to read this.
There are tons of problems with the many branches of feminism, but being against “men’s rights” is not one of them. I always thought this was extremely obvious for anyone who can manage the smallest amount of critical thinking. But after listening to the things my guy friends think about feminism and knowing that MRAs exist… I guess not?
This needs to go around again, particularly with the flood of hate and violence aimed at a woman for daring to speak up at an MRA meeting.
I agree to alot of this, though I don’t see myself as a feminist. I like to sometimes buy the meal for my bf, when I have the money. There were times I did because he had no money. That rape to a man or woman is equally horrible.
Is it just me or the woman in the billboard looks like she turned into Michael Jackson? anyone?
Just a quick thought I had,without bitterness or anything.
But opening your post with “this is constructive criticism” doesn’t make it so.
It doesn’t protect you from someone saying “no it isn’t” or “you got it wrong there pal” and then raising your “Constructive” shield to deflect any answer.
That animal is a dog.
This comic accurately sums up my feelings towards those who complain about The Hawkeye Initiative.
look, I am a huge David Willis fan. He is funny, brilliant, and bang on the mark.
But this? This is the single best and most important comic he has ever done and I am going to keep reblogging it until people stop making the argument in the first panel.
This comic makes me mad because it misses the point so ridiculously bad. HEAR ME OUT! She implies that men in comics aren’t sexualized because they don’t look like what SHE likes a man to look like. Yet female characters ARE sexualized because “all men are pigs who just like tits and ass”. Thats hardly fair OR logical. There are men who don’t like huge breasts and skimpy outfits. Males CAN be and ARE sexualized too (many characters have some pretty tight tights (I mean they have big dicks)). And women CAN look like they do in comic books, even if its not as common. Would you say that a woman with large breasts in real life is “sexualized” just for HAVING large breasts? Yes their outfits in comics at times can be a little excessive, and obviously designed by a horny male, but isn’t a major feminist point that women shouldn’t be judged on how they dress but how they act? The problem isn’t how the characters look, its how they are represented. Some women in comics (Mary Jane, Lois Lane etc) are nothing but damsels in distress that don’t do anything but fuck up and get caught, but often don’t get much hate because they aren’t very sexual looking, aside from being pretty maybe. Sometimes they’re put in exceedingly sexual positions and situations that are obviously for “male arousal”. Women need to be treated more competently and with respect. And sometimes they are; characters like raven, Ramona Flowers (she fights quite a few of her own battles in Scott pilgrim), and especially wonder woman (who is from a civilization of strong women where men parent even allowed) prove women can be attractive and strong if writer well. So basically, yes, women AND men are pushed to extremes in comics in terms of looks. Its definitely true that women are sexualized. But for the most part, its not by their design. Men don’t know how to write a woman’s perspective very well, female artists and writers need to take responsibility for writing strong, intelligent, and interesting characters.
Rant over. It’s pretty late, I’m pretty tired. Hope this doesn’t sound stupid and bigoted. I highly support gender equality, I don’t want to sound like I think otherwise.
You’re admitting that women are poorly represented in comics but hey it’s not because they generally have sexually idealized figures and their tits hanging out, it’s because they’re not treated with respect?
And your defense against this is to say the men are sexualized too, darn it.
So basically your argument is the same as the guy in the comic.
The fact of the matter is that female characters in comics — in general, not across the board — are largely treated like pin-ups and propss, used to drive a plot along to further develop or serve the male characters. The men in comics are treated with more respect by far and by large.
Women in comics are sexualized to a predominantly male fantasy-level standard. Long legs, itty waist, soft shoulders, doe eyes, pouty lips, heaving perky bosoms and so-tight-it-might-as-well-be-latex-paint clothing.
Men in comics are generally sexualized, again, to a predominantly male fantasy-level standard. Every major superhero is barrel-chested, strong-jawed, huge-wanged and basically looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Conan the Barbarian prime.
Incidentally that’s not the same thing as what’s being done to women. It’s male power fantasy. Who didn’t want to be Rocky or Rambo or Conan or so on and so forth? (Well me, but that’s beside the point.)
DC and Marvel and many other comic houses have essentially staffed themselves with egoist guys who wish they were the Alphas in “Revenge of the Nerds”, rather than the Tri-Lambs. And that’s not entirely on the shoulders of the writers or the artists. Many push against the walls, only to be smacked back into place, told to write/draw “what sells”, or replaced by someone who will do as they’re told.
“Indie” comics are where the actual varieties in writing and art styles come out to play — and that even includes hyper-sexualized women and men, yes, because that’s frankly something that we can’t escape from. Even Mr. Willis draws his women to a standard he finds attractive — what with their curvy hips and glasses. He also draws more than that though, so characters aren’t so “cookie cutter” despite the inherit cartoonist’s style he’s developed.
You cannot sit there and say “women are poorly represented in comics and drawn in a sexual fashion” and then say “but so are men!” — No, I’m sorry, it’s not the same thing.
So stop pretending like it is.
I agree except for the assertion that comic book superheroes are “huge-wanged.” Comic book superheroes are NO-wanged. They have no crotchbulge, barely, like ever. Because most dudes don’t wanna see man-genitals, they wanna see big-muscled power fantasies they can see themselves as.
But if men were being sexualized the same way females were, you’d better fuckin’ believe they’d all be spillin’ dong out of their pants.
It is actually kind of funny when you think about it like that.
They want the big, muscle-bound power fantasies… but with no wangs.
So basically dudes wish they had no wangs.
That is now how I am going to imagine these kind of people from now on: people who wish they didn’t have penises.
If men in comics were sexualized, their would be No Ugly male characters. Ever. They would be handsome all the time. The fact is there aren’t ugly female super heroes but there are ugly male super heroes.
Then there is the women in fridges syndrome. How many times has a female super hero been giving an important role and that role be of a victum? Has it ever been the opposite, where the female had to save a victumized male super hero?
Should go without saying, but the non emergency number in the comic is only good in Seattle. Look up your area’s non emergency, it’s a good thing to always have on hand!
Deleted scene - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
WHY WAS THIS DELETED
THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
WHY THE FLYING FUCK WOULD YOU DELETE THIS
I was waiting for that scene
They deleted this because they want the aunt and uncle to be as hated as movie 1. His aunt has always been a complicated character. The movie didn’t do her justice.
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