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Anonymous said: Is it just me, or is it fucking insane that people are saying that viewing Jennifer Lawrence's stolen and leaked pics is tantamount to sexual assault. I mean, It's incredibly shitty that it happened. It's a major violation of privacy. It is in NO way rape though, and I can't understand how people who claim that it is can justify diluting the meaning of the word.

Yeah, I’m getting tired of the dilution of the word as well.

It’s only rape if someone has sex (or a direct equivalent like fingering) with you against your will. That’s it.

Catcalling is not rape.
Sexual harassment is not rape.
Being peeping tom’d is not rape.
Being stared at in general is not rape.
Having your boob or butt groped is not rape.
Etc.

Those things can fall under categories such as assault and battery, harassment, and/or rude behavior, but they’re not rape.

Meanwhile, perversely, even as feminists merrily call all sorts of things as rape that actually aren’t, they fight against “made to envelop” being legally/scientifically considered as rape even though that actually IS rape.

This sort of thing is why I consider feminists to be actually pro-rape and using the matter as only a vehicle for anti-male rhetoric. Viewed under that lens, this seemingly contradictory behavior actually all makes a sick sort of perfect sense.

Speaking of more things I’ve seen recently, I think I’m actually going to side with feminists on being really annoyed with the “I prefer girls with no makeup” or “makeup is false advertising” attitudes, albeit not for the dumbass “you thought gold eyelids are natural” reason usually given.

No, instead for the logical reason of: Guys, I hate to break this to you, but maybe 1% of the female population, tops, has naturally clear skin. Scrubs and medicines can keep things down to a dull roar, but the only way you get to have naturally flawless skin is if you’re born with it.

So this means you guys have three choices:

1. You all compete for that tiny 1% of women.
2. You learn to consider the sight of blotchy skin sexy.
3. You accept that if you want to get to stare at flawless skin, it’s going to have to be done artificially for 99% of women.

P.S. Also please stop with the whining that covering acne with foundation doesn’t remove the bumpiness. Yes, we know that. But which would you rather stare at: a flesh-colored bump that blends in much less noticably, or a bright red or white neon beacon of acneness?

Sexism and Men's Issues - TV Tropes Forum

This current page of replies on TV Tropes is an absolutely excellent example of a feminist, on a thread that’s supposed to be about Men’s Issues, constantly trying to drag the discussion over to be solely about women’s problems and how women have it worse and how men’s actions are solely about hurting women even after multiple people have told him to knock it off.

To the point where when someone actually discusses a men’s issue based solely on how it affects men, the desperate feminist whines that the person is “slanting the argument”. (When of course he’s slanting the damn argument to be about men, it’s the damn Men’s Issues thread!)

This sort of behavior is why the feminist whining about how supposedly men are the ones who want the spotlight on them 24/7 is such laughable BS to anyone who actually pays attention to what really happens.

kidspast:

i’m actually a really nice person… until you annoy me

(Source: kidspast)

Anonymous said: Don't tell people to back-up their hard drive! Tell hard drives not to fail! :P

(in reference to this post)

I know, man, this nasty victim-blaming Computer Failure Culture we live in, where it’s just assumed that hard drives will be unreliable and failure is inevitable. No, no more! We must stand against the transistorarchy!

feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

"Don’t tell your son not to go out, tell your daughter to behave properly." (since I can’t speak for New Delhi, but in the US 40% of hetero rapists are female, and it’s estimated 1 in 3 lesbians are raped by another woman).
Or “Don’t tell people to lock their doors/cars; tell your child not to steal.”
"Don’t tell people to be cautious at night; tell your child not to murder/mug people."
"Don’t tell people to secure their computers; tell your child not to create viruses/hack people."
"Don’t tell people to defend themselves/try to avoid confrontations, tell your child not to bully."
Etc. Etc.
To me the true misogyny and pro-rape culture attitude is telling women it’s wrong to defend themselves; that they should just be helpless children who leave their safety entirely in the hands of men to protect them, or in the hands of criminals not to do anything wrong. That’s not the empowering feminism of my youth. That’s DEpowering and infantilizing and putting women in danger.
And only is it hateful and harmful to women, but it’s just ridiculous. If someone had told me as a child being regularly bullied that I should rely on everyone else to protect me or rely on the bullies to not bully, I would have laughed in their face because I’d have known how massively fucking unrealistic and stupid that advice would have been. Nobody lifted a finger to protect me even when I begged them to, and obviously the bullies not bullying was completely laughable a notion. I don’t see how rape is magically different a situation.
I learned the hard way in living my life that if you’re not gorgeous, popular, and/or rich, the world generally doesn’t give a shit about you and isn’t going to help you as a rule. So you have to assume in every situation that you’re only going to be able to rely on yourself. If someone else actually pitches in, that’s awesome, but it’s not smart to act as if it’ll definitely happen unless you have absolutely no other options (in which case, may whatever power you believe in take mercy on you).
This isn’t victim-blaming. I will never ever go out and tell anyone who took no steps to defend themselves that they deserved what happened, because nobody deserves to be hurt, and because I’ve experienced plenty of real victim-blaming myself and it sucks.
But telling people how to defend themselves isn’t fucking victim-blaming. It’s victim-saving. It’s actually solving a problem, namely, that of people becoming victims. Because actually solving the problem with real solutions is more important than uselessly promoting ideologies and narratives.

feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

"Don’t tell your son not to go out, tell your daughter to behave properly." (since I can’t speak for New Delhi, but in the US 40% of hetero rapists are female, and it’s estimated 1 in 3 lesbians are raped by another woman).

Or “Don’t tell people to lock their doors/cars; tell your child not to steal.”

"Don’t tell people to be cautious at night; tell your child not to murder/mug people."

"Don’t tell people to secure their computers; tell your child not to create viruses/hack people."

"Don’t tell people to defend themselves/try to avoid confrontations, tell your child not to bully."

Etc. Etc.

To me the true misogyny and pro-rape culture attitude is telling women it’s wrong to defend themselves; that they should just be helpless children who leave their safety entirely in the hands of men to protect them, or in the hands of criminals not to do anything wrong. That’s not the empowering feminism of my youth. That’s DEpowering and infantilizing and putting women in danger.

And only is it hateful and harmful to women, but it’s just ridiculous. If someone had told me as a child being regularly bullied that I should rely on everyone else to protect me or rely on the bullies to not bully, I would have laughed in their face because I’d have known how massively fucking unrealistic and stupid that advice would have been. Nobody lifted a finger to protect me even when I begged them to, and obviously the bullies not bullying was completely laughable a notion. I don’t see how rape is magically different a situation.

I learned the hard way in living my life that if you’re not gorgeous, popular, and/or rich, the world generally doesn’t give a shit about you and isn’t going to help you as a rule. So you have to assume in every situation that you’re only going to be able to rely on yourself. If someone else actually pitches in, that’s awesome, but it’s not smart to act as if it’ll definitely happen unless you have absolutely no other options (in which case, may whatever power you believe in take mercy on you).

This isn’t victim-blaming. I will never ever go out and tell anyone who took no steps to defend themselves that they deserved what happened, because nobody deserves to be hurt, and because I’ve experienced plenty of real victim-blaming myself and it sucks.

But telling people how to defend themselves isn’t fucking victim-blaming. It’s victim-saving. It’s actually solving a problem, namely, that of people becoming victims. Because actually solving the problem with real solutions is more important than uselessly promoting ideologies and narratives.

A friend’s predicament on Facebook today reminded me that whenever someone suffers from a hard drive failure or a virus and loses their files as a result, almost always the first things out of everyone’s mouths are “You should have backed your stuff up with <whatever>” or “You should have been running an antivirus!” followed with a flood of suggested methods for said backing up or antivirus.

Hmm, I wonder what that sounds like, a certain thing a certain movement claims never happens outside of a certain context…

You know, I think that one thing that’s been confusing me about a lot of the wars lately is that many of them seem to involve as a factor the notion that your ethnicity and your nationality can be two mutually contradictory or exclusive things, and as an American, this attitude just does not compute.

Like, everyone mocks us for our “<whatever>-American” self-identification that exists even when we’re basing it on distant ancestors, and I do find it kind of silly sometimes, but it also means that we have no issues considering ourselves ethnic <whatevers> AND American. I mean, what happened to Ukraine, for instance, is like if Rhode Island decided to take its ball and go home to Italy, or Massachusetts to Ireland, or Pennsylvania to Germany, or such. It just is a complete non-starter thought.

Sure, plenty of people here still feel an attachment to another country whether direct or indirect, but they’re all still proud to be Americans as well. In fact, most of our immigrant and racism issues revolve precisely around people who consider themselves full Americans not being accorded the respect and treatment due a full American.

So… yeah. I think maybe I’ll take our hyphens after all. Since even though I still agree they’re kinda silly in some ways, it seems to actually turn out to be a much healthier way to view things.

lopsidedown:

dichotomized:

The Devil’s Chair in Cassadaga, Cemetery, Florida is a graveside bench. Local legend depicts the devil as a good-ol’-boy. If you sit in the chair, you run the chance of having a heart-to-heart with the Lord of Darkness, who is rumored to show up to anyone who dares to wait for him there.

I’d do it

And now I am immensely disappointed that this isn&#8217;t in Georgia.

lopsidedown:

dichotomized:

The Devil’s Chair in Cassadaga, Cemetery, Florida is a graveside bench. Local legend depicts the devil as a good-ol’-boy. If you sit in the chair, you run the chance of having a heart-to-heart with the Lord of Darkness, who is rumored to show up to anyone who dares to wait for him there.

I’d do it

And now I am immensely disappointed that this isn’t in Georgia.

(via meauxhawk)

zennistrad:

Correcting this is not “special treatment”, it’s rectifying an inequality of opportunity because women have fewer opportunities to be as productive as men.

Uh, women have just as many opportunities to be productive as men, since feminine jobs are just as productive and useful to society as masculine ones, thanks.

I get really annoyed at how feminists and their allies seem to consider everything feminine as inferior to masculine things. They act like masculine work is the only work that matters.

(Source: feminismforart)