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criticalfeminismisbest:

fortyninerwizard:

cawwmeow:

#antifeminists have yet to give a coherent argument against feminism.

Okay, I’ll bite. 

There’s a lot of misinformation spread by feminism, such as why a wage gap exists, rape culture, and rape statistics.

The wage gap has been explained numerous times, and it’s not due to gender discrimination (x, x, x, x, x, x, x).

It boils down to a few reasons: men often take more demanding and hazardous jobs (e.g. construction) than women, women have maternity leave, often work less hours, leave the workforce earlier and are more likely to work part-time.

Rape culture doesn’t exist in the way we’ve been told it does. Society doesn’t condone rape; if it did rape prevention tools and posters and awareness campaigns solely aimed at women wouldn’t exist. Rape that happens to men is more likely to be excuse or sweeped under the rug though, and that’s something feminism isn’t helping with (x, x).

The “1 in 4/5 women will be raped” statistic is untrue, and shouldn’t be told to women to spread fear and paranoia (x, x, x). 

Any good movement should pride themselves on their honesty and factual accuracy. Clinging on to false information and spreading it around isn’t a good thing to do, especially if it tells women we’re disadvantaged in areas we really aren’t.

Other than the dishonesty, there’s a stunning lack of compassion and empathy shown to boys and men who suffer from discrimination. Feminist groups have shut down forums for battered husbands, protested at a meeting about male suicide, opposed joint custody, and fought against gender-neutral rape laws. The actions of the members of your movement clearly show feminism isn’t about equality. Not to mention the casual “male tears”, “kill all men”, “boys are disposable” downplaying and mocking of men that many feminists do. 

Speaking up for men’s rights doesn’t take any attention away from women’s rights. Circumcision, suicide rates, violence, rape, these are all issues faced by men that need serious addressing, yet many feminists are unwilling to. Either feminism is truly an equality movement for all, or it’s a movement for women, in which case it shouldn’t interrupt men’s rights movements. 

There are serious flaws in feminism that need to be addressed, because they’re affecting both men and women. Perpetuating victim complexes, fear and hate mongering, speaking over women, discriminating against men, encouraging censorship…it all kinda needs to stop.

It should also be said that people are allowed to have their own opinions, whether they align with yours or not. If women don’t want to be feminists, let them. Don’t silence or censor them, don’t tell them they don’t know any better or don’t know what feminism is. Most likely they’re seeing the side of it you don’t want to acknowledge.

A little disappointed that OP was deleted. But this is a good response.

commanderabutt:

eltigrechico:

whakahekeheke:

thotstothinkabout:

thefitrasta:

Justin Lynch beating Michael Phelps record at just 16

SPREAD THIS LIKE FIRE

Lynch beat the record for 15-16 year olds that Phelps set when Phelps was himself 16, not any of Phelps’ current records or any world record at all for that matter.

Quite an accomplishment for a promising young swimmer but op is misleading.

As usual, tumblr takes a real accomplishment and then has to lie about it because I guess it’s not good enough as is

what a bunch of jackasses and bullshitters on this site

thank god the second comment was honest about it or there’d be a version of this post that erased his accomplishment completely

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It terrifies me how Emma Watson gave a speech on feminism that was so carefully geared not to offend the sensibilities of men, and they still threatened her with violence and exposure in a horrifying way. These men don't hate feminism, they hate women plain and simple

hatey-mchaterson:

nextyearsgirlisaghostnow:

I think it’s a defining moment in the radicalization of young women when they realize men, as a class, absolutely and violently hate them.

It was a false flag operation by a marketing company. Most likely they targeted Watson for daring to make a speech about feminism that was so inclusive of men.

Screaming at me does not make an appointment for the doctor magically appear. The clinic is booked. Go to the ER, take the authorization number to go to an urgent care clinic, go to our partnered after hours clinic, or let me put a message in to the nurse to call you back tomorrow.

And saying “I know there’s nothing you can do, honey” doesn’t make the fact that you just spent the last five minutes screaming at me go away. Scream at someone who can do something. Please.

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