its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit
because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say
literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies
And women too. Anybody who fancies themselves a feminist should call out anybody who says sexist shit. This isn’t a gendered thing and people should stop pretending that it’s only men who are sexist or that it’s only up to men to confront them. Anybody should confront any and all sexist bullshit no matter who it comes from.
ESPECIALLY if it comes from either lawmakers or people who call themselves feminists but clearly aren’t. We need to clean up laws and the movement itself.
Clearly the ”murky, sinister drinks” are tastier than they seemed.
Who are you and what have you done with me?
I snapped this because of a Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin tells his dad about an experiment he did to see if north and south were really up and down like on maps and said his research was indeterminate because his dad’s compass didn’t survive the trip south from the top of the tree.
Agree that its “bad” but for a different reason. Like instead of “its sexualizing women!!” Say “I don’t think there should be scantily clad women in video games because it will inspire women to dress slutty in real life” and watch how fast…
I was writing up a HUGE reply to this based mostly on the women of Street Fighter but my keyboard stopped working (why they call it a keyboard when it’s just a damn touch screen mocks the lack of physical keyboards, which were way better for so many reasons) and backing out of it took it with.
ANYWAY I’m surprised to see this posted by an antifem blog claiming that feminists are saying it, because the erasure of a woman’s personality and individuality to condemn her for her looks is one of the most UNfeminist things I can think of.
Why do people do that, anyway? Why are people so willing to act as though a pretty or sexy woman (men too, the idea of the brainless stud, but far more with the oddly proportioned video game women) is only ever pretty or sexy and can’t possibly be anything else? It happens in real life too, a place where we KNOW everyone has a personality and a story and a self, but in video games, where not every character has those things (for whatever reason, depending on the game), why are people willing to throw out full characters because one might shake her tits or butt at the camera a few times?
Sure it’s sexist and wrong if that’s all there is to her (and her behavior isn’t part of a larger narrative that may explain it), but when a fully developed, personified, and complex character does it, reducing her to some fanservice and throwing all that away is what’s sexist and wrong.
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without Tim Burton
(From top to bottom: Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie)
Now, let’s get him back to making GOOD movies (admittedly, Alice wasn’t bad, but his perpetual hard on for Johnny Depp needs to take a back seat to the story) and we’ll be all set.
this is how false information on tumblr works
Meanwhile Phoebe is on the phone while driving.
I am a strong believer in feminism but then I get embarrassed by calling myself that on Tumblr because Tumblrs form of feminism is revolting and pathetic. I believe in equality for all, all around the world, equal everything (including punishments and such). Tumblr feminists believe only some women that meet a certain criteria should basically rule the entire world.
anon that sounds more like egalitarianism to me :) We strive for equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender
Does it matter though? It’s really just a word. As long as they want equality they’re cool. People take the feminist and egalitarian labels too seriously
That is true
Yeah it’s true to a point, but why cling to a label that is so completely tarnished at this point? The women who cling to that label but are actually egalitarian are only enabling the radical feminists to keep behaving that way. The good ones will always enable the bad ones allowing feminism to be taken seriously, when the feminists that aren’t like that need to just fucking leave.
Still though, it’s just a word. Words are as relevant as what kind of socks someone is wearing. I don’t care if someone’s a feminist, an MRA, or an egalitarian as long as they’re not a shitty person. Opinions are far more important than meaningless titles. People on both sides of the equation get to hopped up about what the other side labels themselves and that’s when all the pointless arguing starts. It’s kind of a major issue I have with both feminists and anti feminists.
It’s also a matter of reclaiming it, of throwing radfems the fuck away from a movement they’ve only been parasites of.
And the idea that we should all call ourselves egalitarians instead is stupid. Feminism is PART of egalitarianism—the idea of wide-set equality literally cannot exist without including feminism (or men’s rights, or racial equality, or class equality, or LGBT+ equality, or whatever else). Otherwise it’s not truly egalitarian.