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I’m tired of talking about feminism to men.

I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles. I’m tired of smiling through a thousand thoughtless microaggressions, tired of providing countless pieces of evidence, tired of being questioned on every. single. damn. thing. I’m tired of proving that microaggressions exist, tired of proving that I’m unfairly questioned and asked for proof. For a movement that’s centered around the advancement and empowerment of women, why do I feel like I’m supposed to spend so damn much of my time carefully considering how what I say and do will be taken by men?

I’m tired of men who insert themselves into feminist spaces with claims of hurt feelings. I’m tired of men who somehow manage to make every issue about them. I’m tired of men like the one who recently stopped by a friend’s Facebook thread in order to call feminism “cunty,” then lecture the women involved for being too “hostile” in their responses to him. I’m tired of men telling me that my understanding of feminism and rape culture are wrong, as if these aren’t things that I have studied intensely. I’m tired of men who claim to be feminist allies, then abuse that position to their own advantage. I’m so fucking exhausted by the fact that I know that I will have to, at some point in this piece, mention that I understand that not all men are like that. I will have to note that some men are good allies. And all of those things are true! And all of you good allies get cookies! But honestly, I’m tired of handing out cookies to people just because they’re decent fucking human beings.
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Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed
There’s a question that many Feminists are sick of being asked:
“If feminism is about equal rights for everyone, why don’t you call it equality-ism or humanism?”
Here’s the short answer…

This is amazing and important! File this information in your mental filing cabinet labeled “I can prove this idiot doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

maisymayhem:

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Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

There’s a question that many Feminists are sick of being asked:

“If feminism is about equal rights for everyone, why don’t you call it equality-ism or humanism?”

Here’s the short answer…

This is amazing and important! File this information in your mental filing cabinet labeled “I can prove this idiot doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

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Male rape victim talks about why he finds male rape funny at the Atomic Vaudeville Cabaret in June of 2012.

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This always makes me cry.

God damn it makes me sad

This makes me so sad every time it crosses my dash. Forever reblog.

i legitimately almost teared up because nobody should go through that

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Was This Summer’s “Body Confidence Song” Actually Body Shaming Us?

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I know this is a harsh assessment, but please don’t think that I don’t appreciate what Meghan Trainor and various other women are trying to do. I think it’s wonderful that people are beginning to find all body types beautiful, but we’ve got a long way to do before we have a song that doesn’t shame one body type over another.

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