Men’s Rights Activists: Sore Winners

While working on this blog, I ran into many articles by supposed “men’s rights activists”. If any of you are self-acclaimed “men’s rights activists” you are the sorest winner’s out there. Men have almost every right known to humankind. I know, it’s a little frustrating that you lose some privilege when women get more rights but really?

If you’re not familiar with the work of these lovely individuals, here’s a few of their top achievements:

1. They inform us women what the word bitch really means. Women really can’t understand what this insult really encapsulates when it’s spewed at us, so we need these awesome individuals to spell it out. Apparently being a “bitch” is a condition innate in many women today; it includes: “anger towards men, use of insulting language, a stubborn will, a tendency to make demands, a narcissistic attitude, an argumentative disposition”. Being any of these things leads to a dysfunctional women who questions male authority, which obviously is problematic because men know best and we should blindly follow them.

2. They let us know really how men are just better than women naturally. According to Principles 101: Feminism, Manhood, and You, “Men too possess their own natural advantages in the form of superior physical strength and superior mental prowess. However, when men seek to benefit from their own natural advantages, Feminists cries foul.” Also apparently since women stereo-typically like to go to the bathroom in groups, we shouldn’t be allowed to determine our own future because we incapable of independently going potty.

Now, besides you know, these beliefs just being completely out of rational logic, men’s rights activists make life difficult for both men and women. Men’s rights movements “biggest qualms” are men’s higher death rate in wars and from crime, men’s higher death rate on the job, sexual violence against men, and men’s higher suicide rate are all issues that are important. But really they don’t care so much about these things; there real goal is to deflect and derail discussions about feminist issues. This is problematic because there are issues that men and boys face, but Men’s rights activist don’t have two shits to give about them, they just want to make sure that feminism doesn’t achieve any of its goals. I don’t know about you, but it think it’s a problem when a movement doesn’t even care about helping the few in it’s group who need help, we should just screw over a disenfranchised group because we don’t want to give up any of our privilege.

Let me know what you think.

Sam

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Don’t drink! Or you’ll get raped

Ugh, this article is some of the worst journalism I’ve seen in a while. I just have a problem with people blaming women for getting raped. Whether or not you drink, a women is NEVER to blame for getting raped. Why don’t be blame the men who decide that they should take advantage of women when their drunk? Why don’t we blame the culture that condones degrading women and treating them like dirt so it makes rape seem ok? Why don’t we blame the women who would rather blame their fellow female colleagues for their decisions instead of banning together to change the anti-women culture we live in? Why don’t we blame the fact that our court system give men a lesser punishment for raping when they’re drunk but shames women for getting drunk in the first place and letting it happen?

Seriously. This is ridiculous. Violence against women isn’t ever her fault, whether she had a drink or asked the guy who date-raped her out. The blame lies in our culture, that tells men you’re only a real man if you dominate women and treat them like trash.

New battlefront in the War on Women

An interesting take on the new battlefront the internet provides for the war on women. Online harassment allows a new frontier that expands the amount of victims for those who wish to target and terrorize women and allowing the rape culture to flourish without recourse.

Let me know what you think!

 

Christmas Time: Male or Female Toy

Here’s an interesting diagram. We make a big deal over which toys a little boy or girl should play with (most recently, Nerf created a line of nerf guns specifically for girls obviously because girls can only play with pink toys). This diagrams describes how we should look at what toys our children should play with:

retrieved from Equality for Women facebook page

retrieved from Equality for Women facebook page

Let me know what you think!

Sam

Hunger Games: Gender Role Analysis

This article is pretty interesting. If you already didn’t have enough reasons to love the Hunger Games, here’s another. It’s pretty amazing how the two main characters challenge the typical gender roles (also know as a strong male and a helpless female). It’s very obvious that Katniss is not the stereotypical female in movies– she’s a kick ass female lead who can do everything a man can do but probably does it better. She doesn’t do typical female things, instead she’s really know how to hunt and kill with a bow and arrow.

Peeta however isn’t the traditional male, he really takes on the role as the “girlfriend”. I won’t repeat the article but check it out, it’s fantastic.

Sam

Congratulations, you now have to buy rape insurance

This article highlights how based on a new proposition voted on by the public of Michigan, women now have to buy rape insurance. That’s cool though because obviously rape is women’s fault, and if she wants to prevent it, the burden is on her, not the society that has produced a culture condoning rape and teaching men how to rape.

Good grief this country makes me ashamed and sad to be apart of its citizens.