Slytherin | Earthbender | Hecate's Cabin
- just because
- i disagree with you
- does not mean
- i am not your friend
This was actually said by a prominent member of the Men’s rights community on Reddit who then proceeded to get 24(!) upvotes:
Wearing a skirt has consequences. If we use state violence to protect women from the consequences of her choice to wear a skirt, we remove her agency. This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
How is that criminal to the point of deserving of state violence upon him?
This is saying that protecting women from the consequences of their choices in clothing is more important than men’s freedom.
Now that’s what I call a real men’s rights issue. Could you expect anything less from a hate group?
Screencap (and more info) over at the always excellent Man Boobz.
Mens Rights Activism: hard at work defending sexual harassment.
Lammily thinks she being ‘random’ by dropping the words ‘waffles’, ‘llammas’ and going ‘oh look, a squirrel! </3’ in ordinary conversation.
Wtf, who does that?!
It was the thing on Neopets for about three years in 05-08 ish.
I’m not particularly proud of the arguments my teenage self made to try and support what I firmly believe now was an erroneous belief….Four in particular stand out. Four arguments that I was guilty of using thanks largely to how frequently others around me said the same thing. The one thing all of these arguments have in common is that, on the surface, they seem generally positive and fair and in no way designed to personally offend or attack those asking for better representation and diversity in media.
I would learn in time that they were anything but fair and were incredibly offensive.
Brian at Tosche Station blogs about how he used to invalidate other fans’ arguments and advocacy for diversity, and what he’s learned since. Really interesting read. Here are some snippets but also check out the full article!
… I’d created an unconscious false equivalency in my head that if I wasn’t having a problem identifying with characters, other minorities shouldn’t have an issue either.“Well, I like reading about/watching characters that aren’t like me”… Here’s what you’re really saying with all of the unfortunate subtext thrown in: “Because I can tolerate characters that aren’t like me sometimes, you should do it almost all the time. And if these characters that have nothing in common with you don’t resonate with you, you’re the one with the problem.”It’s rather unfair when you look at it that way. Was that my intention when I would make this argument? No, it wasn’t. But that was the message I was relaying.
Argument Four: ”The only thing that matters are good characters and stories.”
What does this even mean? …Of all the arguments I made when I was younger to try and deflect whatever insecurities I had about underrepresented groups trying to be more represented in Star Wars or whatever fandom, this was the worst. This argument was the biggest load of bullshit, the most destructive, the most unfair, and most insidious one I used. It’s the one that I feel worst about ever using.
Look at how utterly loaded that argument is. It sets up God knows how many false equivalencies, straw men, appeals to [insert fallacy here]. Here’s some awful ways this argument can be interpreted:
- Good characters and diverse characters are mutually exclusive.
- If you want more diverse character representation, you’re not interested in good characters and stories.
- Diverse representation and your need for it are unimportant and counter productive to creating good stories.
"Hope for the Future (mako)"
I suddenly got the urge to draw Mako (and soon Bolin) when I watched that new LOK short. Why? Because I kept thinking if the triple threat triad had plans for them to take over the business…
This year, 14 million young girls will be married against their will and nearly 1 million girls will be sold into slavery. To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, the women’s rights organization Catapult demonstrates that these aren’t stats but human lives.
|one side of tumblr:||That's disappointing to hear, but I'm sure if someone explained to them why it was wrong, they'd apologize and know better.|
|the other side of tumblr:||BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!|