motivation behind misogyny:
- men maintaining power over women
results of misogyny:
- rape, abuse, murder, lower pay, less opportunities, general discrimination and loss of power, restrictive gender roles, and much, much more.
motivation behind misandry:
- men as a group sure do a lot of bad things as a result of their gendered power and male privilege, i’m not sure that i trust them or even like them.
results of misandry:
- hurt feelings
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free. We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances in the last week and a half, I am going to be $150 short on my rent that is owed on the 1st. I was able to get an extension from my landlord to pay by the 3rd without late fee penalty which is $5 a day.
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But statistically, males are the perpetrators of all crimes against women.
Rape, for example.
In 2011, the US Centers for Disease Control found that “nearly 20% of all women” in the United States suffered rape or attempted rape sometime in their life. More than a third of the victims were raped before the age of 18.
Many rapes by males against females are unreported because of “fear of reprisal from the assailant” and because of “shame…and deep-seated cultural notions that the woman is somehow to blame”. Researchers from the University of Surrey estimate that approximately 1 in 7 rapes by males against females are reported
So I think men need to stop worrying about how much sex, love and affection they’re going to get out of women and start thinking about the epidemic of rape and violence against women. Stop thinking ‘wow how hard have we got it as males being portrayed like this’ and start thinking about the countless women that ARE hurt by males. We all are in some way. Don’t do these things to GET THINGS from women, just be a fucking good person and believe in justice. The (uncomfortable for you) truth is that your sex DOES oppress women, and physical/sexual violence is only one part of misogyny. Every time a male denies this and victimises themselves, the more apparent it is that men care way more about their sex’s reputation than they do about the misogynistic acts against women and you all need to wake the fuck up from your supremacy bull shit.
Anon, are you seriously prioritizing your feelings as a male feeling, “uneasy,” above those that have been victimized by men?
When you try to legitimise the use of stupid, contradictory terms like “heteroromantic homosexual” you are erasing romantic & emotional attraction from homosexuality, you are reinforcing the idea that homosexuality is purely about having sex & has nothing to do with love. This is so hurtful for gay & lesbian young people whose families & peers believe their sexual orientations are based in sexual deviance & perversion. I know so many homophobic people who can’t even comprehend the idea of someone falling in love with a person of the same sex. I can’t even convince them that lesbian women & gay men in happy, loving relationships exist because as soon as they hear words like gay or homosexual they think of predators grooming children into their “disgusting lifestyle” & that is the full extent of the image they want to have about homosexual people.
I abhor that people take words & concepts that are useful for specific contexts & apply them to contexts they are most definitely not meant for. Hint: romantic labels are for asexuals only. Romance is a component of sexuality so if you’re not asexual there is no point in calling yourself “homoromantic” this or “heteroromantic” that, & you are not a lesbian if you are romantically interested in men. Lesbians are women who are romantically & sexually attracted to women. Stop trying to change the meaning of words & stop taking words that aren’t meant for you so you can create your very own special snowflake identity. I don’t care if you only fall in love with men & only have sex with women or vice versa. Find another word.