Does the humour of this derive from the contrast with a fat woman of colour being sexual? Is the humour mean? I think so.
Birds in order:
- Allen’s Hummingbird, f
- Arctic Tern, m
- Atlantic Puffin, m
- Bald Eagle, m
- Bank Swallow, f
- Barn Owl, f
- Common Raven, m
- Great Blue Heron, m
- Tundra Swan, m
It’s awesome that a movement of women supposedly hating men is complete and irrefutable proof that [women are] wrong, but all the woman-hating men are Great Men and great artists and cool, admired role models, like rappers or rock stars or all of those philosophers who thought women were inferior. Imaginary man-hating is condemned and yet real woman-hating is celebrated. Why shouldn’t I hate men? Clearly they hate me and that impacts my life daily.
Blamer Fictional Queen via I Blame the Patriarchy
I want this remembered every time feminists feel the need to apologize for the movement because some members of it have been accused of man-hating. I will not consider it a legitimate criticism until this culture has been purged of its need to glorify men who hate women - indeed, until they’re no longer elected to legislative positions.
Concurred 1,000 times over
I don’t see any reason not to do this on an individual basis. I personally do not glorify or idolize rappers or any other abusive shitheads. In fact, I think they’re a huge problem. So why then shouldn’t I criticize an equally-hateful movement of violent feminists?
With my conscious clear, I suspect I’m well within my rights to cast a few stones if I ever choose to do so.
So I’ve gotten quite a few responses to this post and I haven’t really responded to any of them, but this one just really got me.
You don’t glorify any hateful or misogynistic people? Really? No one? Or is it just rappers that you have a problem with (I mean, they aren’t white so that makes it easier, amirite)? Because rappers aren’t the only men who are openly misogynistic that get praise from huge portions of the population every day. I don’t know what country you reside in, but in the U.S. we currently have an entire “movement” of white folks basically cumming all over themselves whenever someone mentions the “Founding Fathers” - all of whom were racist slave-owners who had every opportunity to write equality into the Constitution, who were urged to do so by numerous sources, and who didn’t. Not a fan of the Founding Fathers? Hm, let’s see…let’s go back to music. Do you listen to any rock music? There’s plenty of misogyny there. From shitty bands like Limp Bizkit to supposed “classic rock” like AC/DC, Van Halen, etc. Or “oldies” like music created in the oft-referenced heyday of gendered and racial oppression that’s still revered and listened to today - in fact what’s most often considered “appropriate” for children to listen to! Oh, and philosophers are mentioned! How about good ol’ Freud? You know, the guy who decided he could determine the importance of various female sexual experiences and stimulation? Or all of the philosophers that are taught in Philosophy 101 courses in college while the women philosophers are skipped over? You know, the ones that argued in a pretty unified manner that women suck at everything but being something that a dick goes in and a baby comes out of? I’m sure you’ve boycotted all of their works. Oh, and artists! Yeah, let’s talk about them. Do you like art? Salvador Dali, you heard of him? There’s a whole museum devoted to just his work in the city I used to live in. Did you know that he once did a re-imagining of a painting called “L’Angelus” in which a woman and man are on the same footing praying over a basket (usually assumed to hold their baby which had passed away) - but in his painting the woman is re-created to look like a praying mantis about to eat the head off of the man? No misogyny in that!
Oh, that painting’s hanging up in that museum i mentioned earlier. The one entirely devoted to Dali’s work? I think it’s in the same room as the dresser Dali made in the form of the Venus de’Milo. Pretty
misogynistic cool, huh?
So, you, Mr. Special Snowflake who is totally devoid of any misogyny despite living in a cesspool of it but still being wary of “violent feminists” (har fucking har)…I would absolutely love it if you would demonstrate how the feminist movement in any way comes close to wielding the power and pervasiveness that patriarchy-approved misogyny does, or how a few women who claim feminism (or don’t!) expressing hateful views about men in anyway compares to the total glorification - but also erasure - of the foundation of woman-hating that so much of our society is based on. No one has built a museum to Valerie Solanas yet, and no one ever will. No one teaches the S.C.U.M. Manifesto in basic philosophy courses while simultaneously ignoring the works that men put out.
So please, before tagging something like this with “flexible definition of equality you ladies are using” get a handle on the word yourself. There’s no equality in expecting women to never be bitter or hateful toward a group that has historically dominated and marginalized them.
Now go ahead and cast some stones. You know, because you have the right to.
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Why is everybody so much better at explaining themselves than me?
reblogging for AWESOME commentary.
Psychedelics are not illegal because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out the first story window, Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve phonic structures and culturally laid down novels of behavior and information processing, they open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.
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