Ramblings of a Jersey Yogi

Women Against Feminism

  • Feminist: If you're not a feminist, you are ignorant.
  • Person: Feminism itself has turned into a very ignorant movement.
  • Feminist: Women in America are oppressed!
  • Person: How so? We have every right that men do.
  • Feminist: Girls have to follow dress codes at school.
  • Person: So do boys. Everyone has to dress decently for the learning environment.
  • Feminist: Women only make 77¢ for every $1 men do.
  • Person: That argument has been debunked countless times. It has far more to do with career choices than it does with sexism. You as well as I know that the wage gap is not real.
  • Feminist: Not enough women are majoring in math and science.
  • Person: What did you major in?
  • Feminist: Women's Studies.
  • Feminist: The Supreme Court didn't rule the way we wanted them to and that means women are being denied the right to access birth control.
  • Person: But that's not accurate. Just because someone isn't paying for your stuff doesn't mean they're denying you access to getting it.
  • Feminist: Rape culture.
  • Person: Even RAINN, one of the most trusted sources of sexual violence information in the nation, has dismissed that idea. Rape is treated as one of the most serious crimes a person can commit in our country. Just because it unfortunately happens sometimes doesn't mean our culture is one that promotes it.
  • Feminist: 1 in 4 women will be raped or sexually assaulted in her lifetime.
  • Person: No crime in the United States has an incidence rate that high. That statistic came from an extremely biased and flawed telephone survey in 1982. There's not an epidemic like you keep saying there is. Even according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, rape has actually decreased dramatically in the past few decades, despite an increase in the willingness of victims to report it.
  • Feminist: Elliot Rodger killed 7 women and that is an example of rampant misogyny in society. #YesAllWomen
  • Person: No, he killed 2 women and 4 men and himself. You erased the 4 male victims of that tragedy because it didn't fit your narrative. And you continue to dismiss the problem of mental illness in our society because it doesn't fit your narrative either.
  • Feminist: If you're a woman who doesn't accept feminism, you're an ungrateful fool harboring internalized misogyny. Look at all the rights feminism has given you in the past!
  • Person: But those were things in the past, not the present. The feminist movement has changed dramatically since the time of granting women equal rights. And just because a person doesn't agree with what the feminist movement is doing doesn't mean they hate women. Feminism doesn't speak on behalf of all women.
  • Feminist: If you're not a feminist, you are ignorant!

communismkills:

P.S. The real world isn’t going to accommodate you and your “comfort.” When you get off Tumblr, there aren’t any trigger warnings. Wearing a nametag with your “gender identity” on it would be absolutely laughable. You’ll have to learn to be an adult and deal with people without being psychotic and wishing death on them.

(via check-your-privilege-feminists)

garoulthewolf:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

lockserheart:

honeyteacake:

tumblr.
And in the words of the most appropriate tumblr trend
“I came out tonight to have a good time and I feel so attacked right now.”

this actually describes tumblr perfectly

God forbid people have different tastes.

<3 Eros

Could you imagine everone liking the same thing. Thinking the same thing. Being the same. Dressing the same. Eating the same. Sleeping the same. Living the same. Owning the same. Can ya? Because I could but i find it creepy. Really really kreepy.

(via check-your-privilege-feminists)

kaguramutsuki:

kaguramutsuki:

i really wish tumblr wasn’t so unforgiving because it’s resulted in this overly cautious environment where everyone is deathly afraid to be unintentionally offensive

there is no surefire way to avoid offending someone, offensive content varies from person to person and there is absolutely no way to satisfy everyone

and because of that you shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells. make mistakes, learn from them, have a good time.

this was a good post

(via disney-and-thedoctor)

First Wave VS Now

  • First Wave Feminists: We fought for the right for you to vote and you got it
  • Tumblr Feminists: Yeah but you know patriarchy
  • First Wave: Well you are the majority of voters now so why do you keep voting for men?
  • Tumblr Feminists: PATRIARCHY!
  • First Wave: Lets try something else, how about you run for congress yourself then, you also have equal opportunities to get an education.
  • Tumblr Feminists: I'm a gender studies major
  • First Wave: Yeah but you also complain about not enough female doctors/lawyers/engineers so....you have the equal opportunity to get educated why not?
  • Tumblr Feminists: MALE PRIVILEGE!
  • First Wave: Yes how are you being oppressed again? You can vote right?
  • Tumblr Feminists: Yes
  • First Wave: Go to school?
  • Tumblr Feminists: Yes
  • First wave: Hold a job in any occupation you want?
  • Tumblr Feminists: Wage gap! Plus women are actively oppressed out of pursuing any important careers...
  • First Wave: But you CHOSE gender studies, were you offered the chance to take something else...
  • Tumblr Feminists: Yes but men
  • First Wave: Did what?
  • Tumblr Feminists: Um....they said girls shouldn't do that
  • First Wave: And?
  • Tumblr Feminists: PATRIARCHY!
  • First Wave: Do you even know what feminism is? Or did you just redefine it as your right to whine about whining?

algrenion:

do you ever see a post so obnoxious you subconsciously whisper “fuck off" as you’re scrolling past it

(via levynearcherite)

Robin Williams didn’t die form suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.