DON'T FUCKING SEND ANON HATE OR DEATH THREATS ON MY BEHALF, DIPSHITS.
“IF the one-in-four statistic is correct—it is sometimes modified to “one-in-five to one-in-four”—campus rape represents a crime wave of unprecedented proportions. No crime, much less one as serious as rape, has a victimization rate remotely approaching 20 or 25 percent, even over many years. The 2006 violent crime rate in Detroit, one of the most violent cities in America, was 2,400 murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 inhabitants—a rate of 2.4 percent. The one-in-four statistic would mean that every year, millions of young women graduate who have suffered the most terrifying assault, short of murder, that a woman can experience. Such a crime wave would require nothing less than a state of emergency—Take Back the Night rallies and 24-hour hotlines would hardly be adequate to counter this tsunami of sexual violence. Admissions policies letting in tens of thousands of vicious criminals would require a complete revision, perhaps banning boys entirely.”
— Heather Mac Donald, "The Campus Rape Myth".
This alleged “statistic” was culled from a survey of 3,000 college women in 1982, conducted by Ms. Magazine. These women were asked only three questions:
- Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man gave you alcohol or drugs?
- Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man threatened or used some degree of physical force to make you?
- Have you had sexual acts when you didn’t want to because a man threatened to use some degree of physical force to make you?
The trouble is, many of the women the survey counted as “victims” did not actually feel that they had been raped, especially not the entire third of the alleged “victims” that continued to have a consensual sexual relationship with their supposed attacker. Others that had consensual one-night-stands that they later regretted were also counted as “victims”.
Feminism is supposed to be empowering, not to send us cowering.
Rape is not the “epidemic” that people are trying to claim it is. It has actually decreased dramatically in the past few decades - up to 80% since 1979, despite an increase in the willingness of victims to report them. This is even further supported by data directly from the U.S. Bureau of Justice.
Third wave feminism is operating under far too many logical fallacies. The Big Lie Technique is readily apparent in the use of the very “statistic” above which has time and again been proven to be false. Overgeneralization continually tries to paint all men as monsters, when science has shown us that there are many psychological and biological factors that come into play to create someone with the potential to commit violence.
If you have to spread lies to support your cause, how much of a cause could you possibly have to begin with? And what are you saying about femininity itself when you want so badly for us to live in constant fear?
How is this supposed to be encouraging women to be strong if all you let us aspire to is to be victims?
How is this encouraging women to be independent if you try to make us believe that we can’t take care of ourselves?
How are you helping women at all if you have to lie to us?
If only feminists were capable of using their brains — they wouldn’t necessitate any research to determine that the “1 in 4 women” statistic is bullshit. Good job with this post!
Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???
dont assume im thinking this is real or not. I would like some argument points on why or not you agree? alright, let me share my point!
everyone knows misandry is a load of bullshit and isn’t even real. Cis men really have nothing to fear day to day.
Men are the overwhelming majority victims of violence in nearly every category worldwide. According to the United Nations they make up nearly 80% of homicide victims worldwide, are the majority homicide victims in 193 out of 203 countries, and in at least one developed country represent 80% of people who have suffered a violent attack by a stranger.
Men suffer both rape and domestic abuse at equal rates to women, yet are completely erased in most campaigns and policies relating to those subjects. Indeed, men have far more to fear day-to-day than women, yet receive virtually no gendered support to alleviate what represents a truly massive inequality in violent victimhood.
Furthermore, judicial bias against men is so commonplace as to often go unremarked, and as a result men make up a vast majority of prisoners in nearly every nation on earth.
How, then, is misandry a “load of bullshit”?
The other day, I asked about “is transMISANDRY a thing?” I think it can sound pretty ridiculous but listen wait.
Transmisogyny is still something I am trying to 100% understand, but I do understand it is the hatred of trans girls and trans women?
Of course, I brought this up a couple times and was told transmisandry cannot be a thing because I am not getting hate for being a BOY! Well, I can argue with that. I get constant hate for being a boy? Because, one, cis people and truscums do not believe I am a real boy. I cannot be a trans boy to those people?
I honestly think that transmisogyny is worse than transmisandry, but I still think transmisandry is something that happens? pls gimme ur viewpoints and why you see that way! I rly wanna hear people’s opinions on this
Here, we actually agree with you. While trans men generally face significantly less discrimination than trans women, they’re still discriminated against in unique ways.
what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her. and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people.
what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies — runnereight
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When it comes to the Brony fandom and everything in it, tumblr has got to be pretty hypocritical about it. All the problems they say make the fandom the worse fandom ever are near ubiquitous in all other fandoms, yet they’ve got a damnable fem-boner for beating any instance of “spaghetti” and the steretype to the forefront and going “ewwww, look at how gross this fandom is”
Idiotic fans- Everywhere, they come in all different shapes and sizes and are impossible to tell how big of a proportion of the fandom they take up. Tumblr likes to rail on Bronies far more than they do for any other fans, not even the inevitable shrieking fangirls hailing from the halls of Superwholock and Homestuck. Shit happens in each fandom and they will get called out for it. However this leads on into a later point.
R34- It wouldn’t be a rule if it wasn’t universal now wouldn’t it? It’s porn of stuff intended for kids; that’s terrible right? Then why is there porn of every other cartoon out there? Including the porn coming from active fandoms right here on tumblr? Is MLP somehow inexplicably sacrosanct from the internet? No, if it exists there will be porn of it, just tag it away to your own blogs, filter it out, don’t flip your shit like some kinda of 13 year old if you do see it, and quit pretending that the same doesn’t happen in your little fandom.
Men- Here’s the stickler, there are some plain stupid arguments that the periphery demographic somehow “stole” the original show. That’s just bollocks, firstly, there’s a near quarter of the current fandom who are straight up women, so bangs go the idea that the fandom is just full of men; Then there’s the non-binary/transgender contingent, so pop goes the idea that the fandom as a whole rejects anyone off the cis-radar. And yet, tumblr is fixated on this idea that it’s weird that grown men and boys are liking a show that’s typically built for little girls and that by watching this show we are STEALING the show from them. We aren’t, we’re contributing to the viewership numbers, surely isn’t that a good thing? A show that’s well done and has well executed morals getting recognition? And breaks the gender divide and draws in the male demographic without compromising the creators properly feminist ideals WHO MADE IT CLEAR; THIS SHOW WAS MEANT FOR EVERYONE, GENDER ROLES BE DAMNED.
But ohhhh nooooo, it’s all these eeeeeevil men watching something they’re not supposed to. Women can like whatever they want you sexist pig but not menno they need to be less valued because muh patriarchy. How dare they corrupt it even though half the staff are only men and the fandom has no say which way the show goes. Yeees, the fandom is toxic and sick unlike any otherbecause I saw this post from this popular person why do I need to see the show and fandom for myself when I can just stay here in my little dashboard because I don’t need to prove my points of the behaviour of all these men fedoras fedoras neckbeards evil reddit evil reddit MRA spaghetti they’re all the same.
Tumblr is full of hypocrites who suckle at the veritable thumbs of their own fandoms and then cry out in manufactured nausea and outrage at the possibility of something harmless but goes against their new definition of the “norm”.
There is no difference whatsoever between the “Brony” fandom and any other fandom that has, is, or will exist out there. Be it in behaviour, intention, demographic or fan created output.
You may hate the fandom, how the hell am I to stop you, entire sites do so on an ingrained basis; 4chan, facepunch, forums from here to Korea, but tumblr is the worst of them all. Even worse then 4chan.
At least 4chan doesn’t PRETEND TO BE RIGHTEOUS.
It’s disheartening that posts that shed light on deplorable behavior get lost and buried under exactly the kind of behavior that’s being dissected.
More people need to stand up and point out these discrepancies.
We can’t halt the spread of disease if no one’s willing to share the vaccine.
All this, but especially that 4Chan line. I honestly sometimes feel safer lurking 4Chan than posting here because I know 4Chan at least has an understanding that everyone is assumed to be there as an asshole and no one is better than anyone else.
I refuse to let this die with the obscurity of only 872 notes while that same HURR DURR FAT FEDORA NECKBEARD crap breaks into the thousands.
LA, FINALS: BELISSA ESCOBEDO+RHIANNON MCGAVIN, “KNOCK KNOCK”
Listen to this.
We need this.
This is so important. This is so important. This is so important.
omg thanks morgan ok i’m gonna use this as an excuse to talk about the poem a little
1) me and belissa had been discussing the idea of this poem for two months and then one day at practice we wrote it out in like, 20 minutes (grumpy girls are a renewable resource!)
2) the original poem was six minutes long, good god (we also talked about lolita, homophobia and transphobia towards survivors, and i think we had 8 slogans total at the breakdown (renewable resource!!), also the opening was way more disgusting whoops
3) i would get belissa angry before we performed by whispering “MEXICO LOST”
4) or, similarly, “HARRY STYLES LOOKS LIKE A GOBLIN”
5) this is definitely the most fucked up poem team la brought to bnv, double whoops
6) my mom keeps sharing this video on facebook so i hope the pta enjoys it
7) i’m still kinda waiting for us to get jumped by slutwalk la organizers
8) when you do the fake vomiting 10 times in a row for practice, your abs get SUCH A WORKOUT!!
isnt this the person who made and sold a shirt that said “sad shota” or some shit on it with a drawing of a little boy
Also has made shirts/art with a caption like “did u know im crazy”
so when are y’all going to do shit that actually helps ppl other than inflate y’all egos