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Anonymous asked:

Oh ok. Can I ask why you disagree with the feminist movement? Just curious as you usually have pretty good and logical reasons for your beliefs and opinions.

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edcynic:

To make it clear — the movement on Tumblr. Do I believe men and women should be as equal as possible? Yes. Do I believe that women in the US are oppressed? No. I find a lot of people on Tumblr mask man-hate with “feminism,” and the way men are treated by women on this site is despicable.

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Just confused, why do you say women aren’t oppressed in the US?

Government feels the need to regulate our bodies, the media objectifies us, there have been numerous cases where men felt entitled to women and have violently responded when rejected by them, etc. (mind you, I’m not talking about all men here, simply SOME). These examples are a reflection of the culture in US society (in my opinion, the culture/society/media is the problem—not men themselves).

Relatively speaking, we have it great, I’m not denying that. But men and women still aren’t equal in this country. Just like racism in the US, there’s still A LOT of progress to be made before we reach equality.

I’d just like to hear your reasoning and thoughts. Thank you!

I have all the basic human rights as a man. I hardly call that being “oppressed.” Is sexism still a thing? Of course. But that isn’t going to stop me from getting married, not getting married, buying my own land, voting, owning my own property, getting a job, getting as much education as I want, etc.

Adding on, the government is only responsible for protecting our basic rights. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Happiness.
Both men and women have these rights.

Culture/society does not equal government

At the end of the day I will continue my stance. I sure as hell don’t support tumblr feminism- I think it takes tings way too far and out of context. I also don’t really support most aspects of modern feminism. The west is so spoiled we forget about how many women are being oppressed in other countries. 

I literally addressed that in my original response. And the West isn’t “spoiled.” Being treated like a human being isn’t being “spoiled,” it should be a given.

Attacking (pretty much global) cultural/societal views on women may seem small and petty, but they’re the reason as to why women are being oppressed around the world. If we counteract that, and that notion spreads on a global scale, that’ll definitely help women get treated better.

What are we supposed to do instead? Send some white people over to foreign countries and tell them to change their ways or else? How will bossing other people around solve anything???

Make people realize that the way we all think now isn’t right and let people make up decisions for and come up with conclusions themselves. If the message is put out there, then people may eventually learn for themselves…

And misandry is awful. Not all tumblr feminists are misandrists. A lot of it is sarcasm/satire/hyperbole.

Still don’t support it. Still not a feminist. Still don’t think we are oppressed what so ever. Never seen a woman not get human rights. So even though “addressed that” in your original response, it has no affect on my viewpoint because I have never seen this in action.

The patriarchy is what causes homophobia, transphobia, gender roles and very unhealthy expectations of what girls and guys should be and act like. Speaking as a gender variant person I think feminism is important because it’s not just about women’s rights. It’s about human rights. 

Because women are so innocent in all things. All men. All of ‘em. 

newsflash to 95wonder, the patriarchy doesnt exist. Women in first world countries have just the same rights as men, if not more. Feminism has turned into just women’s rights, and female supremacy, and putting all men into a category and labeling them as the “patriarchy” and shaming and putting them down for things they didn’t even do. Men are not the source of homophobia, transphobia, gender roles, or expectations. People are. Not just men. There are women who enforce those things as well. 

I agree that people are the case of homophobia, etc., but women don’t have equal pay, access to jobs, etc. People all over the world deal with different types of problems, and I don’t think it’s right to minimize someone else’s struggles just because you (generally, not talking to a specific person) think that it doesn’t compare to another’s problems.

I think of the patriarchy as the equivalent of cis for females, or white privilege. Just because you cannot choose what you are, doesn’t mean you don’t continue to benefit from it.

Where you getting this information from? Your asshole? The wage gap is a myth — women and men pretty much make the same amount of money, at least in the US. We also have access to any job we fucking want in the United States, it just so happens that women aren’t choosing many jobs that are highly done by men. 

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I’m hiding naked in my closet because there are mattress delivery men in my bedroom and no one thought to tell me so I was just doing my naked thing after my shower and then I was very unceremoniously shoved into my closet and I don’t know how long I have to be here I don’t have snacks or anything

update: I found a chocolate bar on my shelf but also my phone battery is at 20% I feel like bear grylls

don’t you have clothes in your closet

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Anonymous asked:

Oh my god do you actually have to pay just to /apply/ for college in America??? What the frick that's horrible

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yep lmao my application for a public college cost 50 bucks and my application for a more prestigious ~~~private school cost 65 and i have to pay $12 to send my test reports to them lmao lmao lmao

where the fuck did you apply? 

i don’t think any of the schools i applied to cost more than $3

UC of Denver (public) and Denver U (private)

Dude all the UCs and cal states costs like $65 per school. Like to send the same fucking application to a different school will cost you $65.

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