a transgender person has a child
they are now transparent
I almost thought there was gonna be something mean at the end of that. Nope. Just a pun
Anonymous said: I thought Feminists were fighting for the equality of all genders? It makes no sense for them to be against a movement fighting for rights for men (outlawing genital mutilation, safer prison conditions to limit sexual assaults, etc.) Please actually look at the group before you jump on the tumblr bandwagon of hating it.
The only men systemically disenfranchised in America are men of color and gay men. Even then, they still have male privilege. Everything an MRA (which is typically a 20-something, straight, white male) complains about is bullshit.
Safer prison conditions isnt a men’s issue. It’s a human rights issue. And I am not jumping on a “tumblr” bandwagon. I will not support any movement that creates people like Elliot Roger and other manipulative and abusive people. Circumcision is a fault of religious practices becoming common. But male circumcision, as bad as it is, is nowhere near the same as female circumcision and “mens rights” activists will deny this.
Also my feminism is not designed to make men feel better. Fuck men. It’s about getting women the space, respect and treatment they deserve.
Hi! Literally every one of those debunkings has itself been debunked! PermutationofNinjas and Eudaimonastic can help you out if you need more information.
I have a question for you: Why is it up to YOU to decide which men are and are not disenfranchised? If I decided to tell you that your disenfranchisement wasn’t real because you were white, how would you react? You would be justifiably appalled, because I can’t speak for you, and neither can you speak for men.
Safer prisons is a human rights issue; the fact that men are raped in prison at frankly astonishing rates is a men’s issue.
Elliott Rodger was, in fact, not an MRA. I’m not even saying that as a way of distancing the movement from his actions, he literally has no connection to anything to do with Men’s Rights at all. What he WAS was a Pick-Up Artist. It’s funny how quickly, in the aftermath of his shootings, Pick-Up Artists and Men’s Rights Activists became exactly the same thing at the discretion of people like Amanda Marcotte. The two groups don’t actually have anything to do with each other. And for the record, I saw people on Twitter saying that MRAs were the worst of human scum. I saw feminists starting a YesAllWomen hashtag in the misguided belief that every woman was a victim of people like Elliott Rodger (did you know he actually killed twice as many men as women?). I saw bad feminists burning bridges with good ones just to sustain their own self-involved hatred.
But what I didn’t see was feminists offering any condolences to the families of the deceased. No, that only came from the MRAs, who were honestly wondering what all the fuss was about.
Furthermore, you will never find an MRA telling you that female circumcision is not bad. What they will tell you is that male circumcision is a heck of a lot more common, and moreover it’s still LEGAL in practically every country, and maybe we should think about fixing that at some point?
My Men’s Rights Activism isn’t designed to make women feel better eithe… no wait, it totally is. There is no point to me being an MRA if I can’t be a nice person, and you are a disappointment to the whole of feminism if you can’t see beyond your own self-interest and at least TRY to be a decent human being.LOL. One of the links anonlytwin posted actually links to a blog that DEBUNKS THE DEBUNKING. You didn’t even READ it. Listen, here’s an idea - how about you actually read it? You never know, you might learn something. (For reference, the “debunking” that actually sides with MRAs is the eyeofwoden one.)
Anonymous said: In relation to the other ask you answered, where the anon said "bitch" shouldn't be used as it offends people.. Stephen Fry said something rather relevant to that, which I thought I'd pass along, even though you made a well-rounded and great response in my opinion; "It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that," as if it gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase."
One more reason I love Stephen Fry.