peach--queen: I just feel like I'm drowning in the "all-inclusive" idea of feminism being spread on tumblr and I feel very deeply that men do not belong in this subject. There's this post going around basically about boys being bullied for being 'girly' and how sexism hurts men too and I just wanted to set myself on fire. it gets me legit upset that ppl on here really think men experience equally valid problems with sexism. I'm so sick of ALWAYS being made to include them in fucking everything!!!
It’s sad and awful that boys are bullied for being perceived as effeminate. And feminism does address that by, ya know, wanting to break down gender roles and change gender-conformity expectations to not be strict or defined. But for the men complaining about boys being bullied (mainly by other boys and men, btw) for “acting like girls”, do they realize that girls experience the same breed of bullying simply for existing as girls??
Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties. For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said, “You must have had your boyfriend solve it.”) When he became Ben, however, he immediately noticed a difference in his everyday experience: “People who don’t know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect,” he says. He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, “Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s.” (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) “This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,” he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. “Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,” he says. “I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.”
Ok so basically
4chan hacked tons of female celeb iCloud accounts and have already released tons and tons of nudes and like 30 of Jennifer Lawrence’s alone and there are videos too but they haven’t posted them yet but this is very bad :/
If you defend a guy for his nudes getting leaked (“aw it’s okay we still love you1!1!1!!!”) but then shame a girl for her nudes getting leaked (“what a slut she shouldn’t have taken them in the first place!!1!1!!!”) I hope you step on many lego pieces at once.
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualizes women, when school and the government sexualizes women. But the second a woman is in control and sexualizes herself willingly it’s wrong and disgusting.
Taking naked pictures of yourself does not make you a bad person. People who share them without your permission are bad people.
If I see Jennifer Lawrence’s nudes on my dash, your ass WILL be unfollowed. You cannot be a decent human being and have empathy for her situation while simultaneously contributing to it.