“Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.”"
Curse fangirls of boybands… why do you have to be so numerous?
If you have a heart, please upvote Miss A on Eat Your Kimchi’s Kpop charts. Their song has a strong message about being an independent woman. Woo feminism!
Ten Rape Prevention Tips
1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.
2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.
3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.
4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.
5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.
6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.
7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.
9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.
10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.
You know what I just realized? Like, something I always knew but never put it into one cleaned-up thought?
I’ve always loved female villains because they not only had power (which is strange for women in stories), but because they were driven. They had ambition and weren’t weakened by flighty desires like other women were.
For instance, I love Ursula because she doesn’t give a crap about anything, she just wants to rule and be powerful because she knows she’s amazing. And technically, she never really did anyone wrong because they all willingly entered into their contracts though they knew she had a sinister reputation. Then later in the movie she becomes actually freaky and evil, but whatever. In the beginning she was the boss.
Basic gist of the feedback I’m getting;
“IF YOU DON’T LIKE RAPE DON’T READ ABOUT IT THEN”
Wooooow. I’m getting anon hate for daring to criticize a rape of a minor in a book.
Thoughts on the first 100 pages of Game of Thrones
Not Good Things:
- Rape is not cool. I don’t enjoy reading about it. And it’s just brushed off in the story as “these are the bad people, this is what bad people do.” The gravity of the situation was lessened by the box these people were put in, which brings me to my next point,
- Why are all these brutish people brown?
- Oh, and INCEST WTF. IN MULTIPLE PLACES.
- And finally, why am I reading about a grown man raping a 13 year old? Yeah, she’s his wife, but SHE’S THIRT-FRICKIN-TEEN. There was even this little blurb about her guiding him to having sex with her (which I think is there to help us readers feel better about it), but little girls can’t consent. I don’t want to read too much into this, but from the way it is written, it sounds like the author is okay with this.. ew.
- Wolves, Arya, and Tyrion. Yep.
I’m gonna keep reading, because it’s an interesting story and very gripping, but I might end up quitting at some point. God, that sex scene was uncomfortable to read. It still makes me cringe.
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