Feminism for Dudes: Misandry is Real (ly funny) - SuperHelpfulAdvice
Dude, you rock.
This guy gets it. Another example of that “feminist boys = cuter” science.
For the love of the Gods, nobody look at the comment section on YouTube. I mean, that always goes with any video/article/post on feminism, but seriously. Enjoy this wonderful, it-getter in all his glory right here.
Prochoice counter presence at “march for life,” ottawa ontario 2013
“Lack of access to abortion equals torture against women.”
“Not popes, not judges, not doctors, not spouses, only the woman can decide.”
(If someone wants to translate that less literally, but more accurately, go ahead!!)
I believe that there are a small group of women who hate men just for being men. I believe that the textbook definition of the word misandry fits that description. I believe there are bad things that happen to men. I believe those issues should be addressed. I do not believe that a fringe group of women who hate men can be blamed for those issues.
Misandry was a dead word until recently. A group of men who feared the progress of feminism revived the word and used it to undercut the movement. They like having the power being a man provides and they don’t want to lose that. So they created a movement, found a bunch of legitimate issues that affect men, and tried to blame women for those issues. They called this misandry. It’s like conservatives using buzzwords like “death panels” to make people fear health care. They let people assume it meant Obama wanted to kill your grandma. They let their cute little phrase infect the minds of good people and convince them of falsehoods.
People are telling me that men cannot report rape without getting laughed at. They say this is misandry. It is the fault of women who hate men. But that just doesn’t make any sense to me. When I seek a logical explanation, it seems more likely that this is because men are supposed to be strong and women are supposed to be weak. And rape has been viewed as something that happens mostly to women. So if it does happen to a man, they must be weak. How did this idea of men=strong and women=weak start? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t because of misandry. It is an ancient patriarchy collapsing in on itself.
Feminism is about fighting inequality. It’s about erasing the strong/weak perception ingrained into our society. Misandry, as the term is often used today, is about trying to blame women for anything bad that happens to men.
If you want to fight to fix issues that affect men, go for it. But I would really consider distancing yourself from this term. It is used to evangelize folks into a movement that is very problematic. A group that can’t handle scrutiny of their comic books and video games, so they send death and rape threats. A group that calls women sluts and think they ask for rape if they show too much cleavage. Those are the people who coined this term, and you should want nothing to do with them or their language.
If you somehow aren’t following thefrogman, you are seriously missing the fuck out.
I need feminism because I should NOT have to justify defending my female friends.
I need feminism because my female friends should NOT be being objectified by society on a daily basis.
I need feminism because without it, my single mother would not be the woman she is today.
If somebody of the opposite sex can understand it, then why can’t you?
It is not equal if it’s ‘sometimes’.
“Instead of pointing the finger at each other you have to look at yourself and it’s really important for men to start by saying sorry,”
delhi men against rape culture.
فواد و امیر می نویسند:
این عکس را اول تقدیم میکنیم به مادرانمان و بعدا به تمام زنان سرزمینمان کوردستان.
پوشیدن لباس زنانهی کوردی نه تنها تحقیر نیست بلکه یک افتخار بزگ است برای ما.
از دیرباز زنان سرزمینمان پا به پای مردان در همهی جایگاه جامعه حضور داشتهاند،
در آن زمانی که به خاطر زن بودن آنهارا زنده به گور میکردند، زنان ملتمان کوردستان در جنگها فرمانده و در جامعه از ارزش والایی برخوردار بودند،
هیچ کس و هیچ دولت و قانونی نمیتواند به زنان ما بی احترامی کند .
“Being a woman is not a means to humiliate and punish anyone”
After a policeman in the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan paraded an accused criminal in traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in the streets in order to humiliate him, women marched in the city condemning the use of women’s attire as a kind of humiliation.
In support, an internet campaign of Kurdish and other Iranian men has sprung up showing men wearing Kurdish women’s clothes and messages and support. For example, this message says,”wearing Kurdish women’s clothes is not only not an insult, it is instead a great honor for us,” and goes on to describe how women stand side by side with men in every part of society and during wartime.
Support the campaign by liking the page!
زن بودن ابزار تحقیر و تنبیه هیچ کس نیست
(via Ajam Media Collective)
Why I Am a Male Feminist
The word turns off a lot of men (insert snarky comment about man-hating feminazis here) — and women. But here’s why black men should …be embracing the “f” word.
Like most guys, I had bought into the stereotype that all feminists were white, lesbian, unattractive male bashers who hated all men. But after reading the work of these black feminists, I realized that this was far from the truth. After digging into their work, I came to really respect the intelligence, courage and honesty of these women.
Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men. But just as my father had silenced my mother during their arguments to avoid hearing her gripes, men silenced feminists by belittling them in order to dodge hearing the truth about who we are.
I learned that feminists offered an important critique about a male-dominated society that routinely, and globally, treated women like second-class citizens. They spoke the truth, and even though I was a man, their truth spoke to me. Through feminism, I developed a language that helped me better articulate things that I had experienced growing up as a male.
Feminist writings about patriarchy, racism, capitalism and structural sexism resonated with me because I had witnessed firsthand the kind of male dominance they challenged. I saw it as a child in my home and perpetuated it as an adult. Their analysis of male culture and male behavior helped me put my father’s patriarchy into a much larger social context, and also helped me understand myself better.
I decided that I loved feminists and embraced feminism. Not only does feminism give woman a voice, but it also clears the way for men to free themselves from the stranglehold of traditional masculinity. When we hurt the women in our lives, we hurt ourselves, and we hurt our community, too.
~ Byron Hurt
Read his entire post: http://www.theroot.com/views/why-i-am-male-feminist?page=0%2C0
Photo by Ellis Binks
At the STWTS opening, I asked people to write their own captions to street harassers.
From Stop Telling Women to Smile Opening at Fresthetic on April 12, 2013. Brooklyn, NY.
Photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh