being a feminist means changing your behaviour to better support women, not re-labelling everything you do already as ~an empowering statement~

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Buttercup: Susan B. Anthony didn’t want any special treatment.

Bubbles: she demanded that she be sent to jail like any other man.

Blossom: And that’s exactly what we’re going to do to you!

The Powerpuff Girls give you an idea of what feminism is really about.




Feminism isn’t about female superiority or special treatment, it’s about female EQUALITY.
The fact that many men, and even many women who claim to be feminists can’t get this through their head blows me away.

This is the wikipedia description of this episode:

"A female villain and radical feminist named Femme Fatale teaches the girls to hate men, so she can get away with crimes and steal all of the Susan B. Anthonydollars in the city. Miss Bellum and Ms. Keane encourage the girls to protect everyone (including the men) after other women reveal that Fatale doesn’t follow her preaches. The girls soon teach Femme Fatale a harsh lesson for both her misandry and defamation of Susan B. Anthony for what she stood up for. "

Yeah guys real feminism right there good job.

The creators of the show made a straw feminist and then set up “I want to go to jail just like men do” as the sole means of achieving equal rights as a means to defeat her and ya’ll ate that shit up really proud of you tumblr.

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I’m so angry that the sex-pos movement is encouraging women - who already experience internalised misogyny and learned submission - to celebrate sexualised inequality and to embrace their internalisation of female sexual masochism as “empowerment.” It’s so manipulative and scary and disgusting. And men are fucking loving it.

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capitalists are not feminists 

can we stop with the “you have to be socialist/communist in order to further the liberation of women all over the world” thanks


We can’t even agree on what a ‘Feminist’ is, never mind what she would believe in and how she defines the principles that constitute honour among us. In key with the American capitalist obsession for individualism and anything goes as long as it gets you what you want, feminism in America has come to mean anything you like, honey. There are as many definitions of Feminism as there are feminists, some of my sisters say with a chuckle. I don’t think it’s funny. —  bell hooks, 1984 (via mangoestho)

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The above are two screenshots taken from the non-profit NGO Women for Women International, which claims to support women in war-torn regions.

The first image shows a picture of a Israeli woman soldier with the caption, “Congratulations to Maj. Oshrat Bachar, the first female battalion commander appointed to the Israeli Defense Force [sic].”

The second image shows the WfWI’s response to criticism of this post in the comments section: “Thanks to everyone for the great discussion. WfWI does not take any position on the activities of the IDF but we do wish to recognize Maj. Oshrat Bachar for her part in breaking down barriers for women.”

It is astounding to me that an organization that, once again, claims to support women in war-torn regions takes “no position on the activities of the IDF.” The same IDF that has forced Palestinian women to give birth at checkpoints in the middle of the road, that shackles Palestinian women prisoners during childbirth, that persecutes women protesters based on trumped up charges, that beats and pepper sprays them for daring to raise a flag, that blindfolds and then films their humiliation.

These crimes against women perpetrated by an army apparently mean nothing to an organization supposedly dedicated to exposing such violence and providing support to the victims. I’d like to say I’m surprised that a Western organization is more concerned with “breaking down [gender] barriers” than the human rights of women of color, but unfortunately this is entirely expected behavior from mainstream organizations.

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"Feminists fuck better." Please stop. Men still hate you. "Watch me smash patriarchy while reverse cow-girlin’ you." He still thinks you’re a bitch. "I only fuck feminists." Thanks for letting me know nothing’s really changed. "Feminists can be sexy and cute!" I don’t care for mollifying feminism; you’re only trying to make it palpable for men. "Some porn stars are empowered by porn!" Individual empowerment doesn’t speak for macro-social repercussions of the very same industry; the majority of actresses in pornography go through shootings with the help of alcohol and drugs in order to numb the physical and mental abuse they suffer. Much of your individualistic understanding of empowerment and agency is very much complicit with patriarchal violence. So. 

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man remember when i threw up on a magazine rack


Ugh how far has this fun-feminism shit set us back?





man remember when i threw up on a magazine rack


Ugh how far has this fun-feminism shit set us back?


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Hey ya’ll, I got a request to make this reblobbable but I didn’t get it until just now because I’ve been out like all day. So here it is!

Hey ya’ll, I got a request to make this reblobbable but I didn’t get it until just now because I’ve been out like all day. So here it is!

Sometimes I rant about things.

So I’m procrastinating by reading an article some dude wrote about attending a porn lecture by Robert Jensen on The Good Men Project (NEVER ENOUGH SIDE-EYE FOR THIS ENTIRE WEBSITE). After complaining about the lecturer’s personal anecdote of men walking out of his lectures when he declares he won’t actually be showing any pornography while the women in the audience seem relieved, the author actually says “After a brief disclaimer about why a man is talking about feminism, explaining that he’s using a feminist critique rather than a religious critique (an especially useful distinction to make at a Catholic university), and situating himself in the lineage of Dworkin and Dines, Jensen further built cohesion among the women at the cost of the men’s safety.”

The men’s safety. 

The men’s safety. 

What the fucking fuck is it with men? Why do words hurt them so much? Women, who are subjected to acts of violence and hatred within pornography on the regular aren’t going to be forced to look at images of those acts and that somehow make men less safe

What is going to happen to them?

Is someone going to harm them? Jiz on their face? Disembody them? Shove a dick in their ass? Rape them? Objectify them? Punch them? Slap them? Spit on them? Hit them with their genitals? Call them a bitch, a slut, a whore, a cunt? Call them any gender-based epithet? 

Oh wait. Don’t worry. The fear is described later. The lecturer asked men to stand up and explain what the last pornography that they masturbated to was like. When there were no volunteers, the lecturer stated that was the point. The author of the article took issue with that. Here’s why:

As an educator, I can see how an exercise like this might be really useful, if enough safety has been built into a class. But this was a lecture, without any ground rules, expectations of confidentiality, or anything else that skilled teachers often do when exploring challenging topics. There also wasn’t any information given to the women about how to respond—were they going to tut tut us? Shame us? Laugh at us?”

There’s a Margaret Atwood quote for this. It has to do with men’s greatest fear being that women will laugh at them while women’s greatest fear is men committing physical violence against us. 

Sound familiar, douchecanoe article author? 

I would really hate it if women laughed at or shamed men for watching and wanking off to what often amounts to sexualized misogyny. 

Men have a right to feel safe and secure in their pornography use, tho, right? It’s part of the code of society that men get to use women and images of them in any way they see fit, so why would you make that an unsafe space for men? Mean old feminism, taking away all of men’s entitlements and shit.

Also, apparently pointing out that men masturbate to porn is “demonizing” them. 

Oh. my. god.

Really. What is this. Why is this one a website called “The Good Men Project” there is nothing good about this. This is why women don’t want dudes calling themselves feminists. Because they call themselves feminists and then they think they have carte blanche to start policing the movement and the women, lecturers, and ideas within it and feminism is not a men’s movement even if it benefits them in the end.

They start claiming women’s space as space that they need to feel safe in. Sorry dude, but you have the rest of society for that. You have your pornography for that.

Come into one of the plastic pussies they sell in porn shops if you need to feel safe. Don’t fucking come into my feminism. 

Note: No, I sure didn’t read the rest of the article. I just fucking couldn’t. I just had to write out this rant and post it on here, especially since I’ve been getting so many asshole anons in my askbox asking about why women don’t want men to be included in feminism or to call themselves feminists. Here’s your fucking answer.