enattendantlesoleil:

saying “that’s how things are” is incredibly useless when talking about social issues because yes, we are aware that that’s how things are, and we don’t like it, that’s the whole point

congratulations on providing no useful input to the conversation

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nickfuckface:

parents: “u should be more active”
me: image

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geeses:

bunnies are so stupid i love them

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floral-floral-floral:

Getting Dot in Here Dress in RosesShop for more like this on Wantering!
cyberfricking:

​fiscally responsible teenagers

cyberfricking:

​fiscally responsible teenagers

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fandomsandfeminism:

rightwinged:

fandomsandfeminism:

Let’s use a metaphor.
You have a shot gun. 
When you shoot the gun, you can seriously wound of kill other people. But the gun will also kick back, and that can REALLY hurt. It can leave a big ass bruise. Hell, if you hold it wrong, and the gun is big enough, you could break your shoulder. Maybe you even shoot yourself in the foot every now and then. 
But you are still the one holding the gun. 

But anyone can buy a shotgun.Anyone can hold a gun.Your metaphor would be relevant and valid if only men could handle and purchase firearms, which is not the case.
Also, in saying that, you have not addressed the questions at all. How are males hurt by their own “privilege”? Better yet, how are men “privileged” for the sake of being born male? How are you not degrading women? You’re being sexist without even realizing it. Use all the metaphors you want, but what you’re really doing is avoiding the questions asked.

So men are privileged because of this concept called Patriarchy. Patriarchy is the idea that our culture is one built on the ideas of male supremacy. That comes along with a lot of expectations for maleness and masculinity. 
So men are privileged within this system because they are not impacted by systematic gender inequality. They are presumed to be superior and more valid compared to other genders.
But that system can also harm men because of toxic masculinity becoming increasingly hard to obtain. It also erases things like male victims of abuse and assault because the concept of masculinity precludes male victimhood. 
Acknowledging that this system exists and working to dismantle it is not degrading, it is an act of upmost optimism. 
Within the metaphor, men ARE the ones holding the gun because we live in a patriarchy. Our goal it to take the gun away so that no one has it. 

fandomsandfeminism:

rightwinged:

fandomsandfeminism:

Let’s use a metaphor.

You have a shot gun. 

When you shoot the gun, you can seriously wound of kill other people. But the gun will also kick back, and that can REALLY hurt. It can leave a big ass bruise. Hell, if you hold it wrong, and the gun is big enough, you could break your shoulder. Maybe you even shoot yourself in the foot every now and then. 

But you are still the one holding the gun. 

But anyone can buy a shotgun.
Anyone can hold a gun.
Your metaphor would be relevant and valid if only men could handle and purchase firearms, which is not the case.

Also, in saying that, you have not addressed the questions at all. How are males hurt by their own “privilege”? Better yet, how are men “privileged” for the sake of being born male? How are you not degrading women? You’re being sexist without even realizing it. Use all the metaphors you want, but what you’re really doing is avoiding the questions asked.

So men are privileged because of this concept called Patriarchy. Patriarchy is the idea that our culture is one built on the ideas of male supremacy. That comes along with a lot of expectations for maleness and masculinity. 

So men are privileged within this system because they are not impacted by systematic gender inequality. They are presumed to be superior and more valid compared to other genders.

But that system can also harm men because of toxic masculinity becoming increasingly hard to obtain. It also erases things like male victims of abuse and assault because the concept of masculinity precludes male victimhood. 

Acknowledging that this system exists and working to dismantle it is not degrading, it is an act of upmost optimism. 

Within the metaphor, men ARE the ones holding the gun because we live in a patriarchy. Our goal it to take the gun away so that no one has it. 

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glory-to-cobrastan:

come with me

and you’ll be

in a world

of image

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dw:

when someone gives you directions but you go the wrong way

image

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tharlk:

it’s me ur new classmate im here and ready 2 learn 

tharlk:

it’s me ur new classmate im here and ready 2 learn 

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