A Voice For Men, one of the most prominent men’s rights websites out there, advocates for women who are being sexually harassed to “envision the person talking to [them] as human” and to thank them.
The new civil rights movement has truly arrived.
Ladies, even though you’ve just been dehumanized in public, you should “envision the person [sexually harassing] you as human” and afford them the human respect that they’ve just denied you.
I’m honestly terrified at the mental trickery it takes to actually believe stuff like this: that a man’s “new civil rights” entails the sexual harassment of women; that men are simultaneously uncontrollable sexual animals and the only real human beings in this scenario.
It’s beyond mere irony. The blog avoiceformen dot com has base levels of internalized sexism that border on psychotic self-delusion. And, ladies, these men are walking the streets with you.All potential predators and all misogynists.
Damn. Only the deluded could ever think that saying thank you to harassment is the correct response. I can’t even take MRAs seriously anymore. Like I just have to assume that anyone spouting MRA nonsense is a performance artist that is choosing a bad topic for their creative impulses. That is the only way I can explain these people’s existence anymore, it’s that far from sanity. Either that or they are modern day ironic clowns that don’t want to go the extra mile and don a clown outfit.
The estimated nightly homeless population in NYC rose from 13,000 to 52,000 in the last 20 years. … When I lived in NYC I tutored homeless folks: smart, motivated, cruelly unlucky, often abandoned by both family and society. More than I can count were left homeless by healthcare bills or kicked out of their houses for being queer.
We need systemic change, but in the meantime compassion will do. The homeless are human; when you see them, see them. I mean: be human too.
as much as i dislike Liberal Feminism™ and the way it promotes engagement with mainstream sexuality and gender roles as a method of “empowerment” and “subverting” patriarchal relations
i feel compelled to defend expressions of “traditional” femininity and the individuals who partake in it to the…
I am hesitant to say this, but even though I consider myself feminist and love to discuss it sometimes, it is not uncommon for contemporary discussions of feminism to focus in great detail on how to be a ‘good’ feminist, if that makes any sense… That has begun to seem hilarious to me though, because prescribing a correct approach to being empowered is in direct conflict to the idea of being empowered to begin with.
So yes, I love to bake, and yes I like heels and makeup, but my identity and worth isn’t based solely on these meaningless factors. The same goes for whether I choose to have kids, work an 80 hour a week job, or shave my head. These preferences don’t make me more feminist, or more feminine, or less, than anyone else… if that makes any sense… It just makes me a person who happens to like these things, or at least, I would hope that would be how most people see it. After all pink was a baby boy color, and high heels were worn by men about a hundred years ago. What is considered manly or feminine today will probably shift in the future as well. It isn’t a static phenomenon.
Thinking about this stuff is conflicting for me too sometimes. Like it shouldn’t be such a difficult topic, but it ends up being one anyways.
Anyway sorry for all the words. I ended up typing way more than I meant to. Happy new year too!
- "2014 be good to me"
- be good to yourself!!! 2014 is yours, all of these years are yours!
- live unapologetically in 2014, or try to. apologize when its necessary and when you are at fault but don’t apologize when somebody steps on your feet. you are not in the way
- Own 2014!!…