goddessstorm

A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

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 any 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.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

(via you-idiot-kid)

this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

(via middleschooltrackstar)

I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

(via manicscribble)

Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read. 

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ely-siumm

ely-siumm:

it’s finally time! ely-siumm’s (and wicked-fae’s) 500 follower giveaway!

Considering how sporadically I’m online I’m surprised I made it at all, but I did and I’m super excited and grateful to every last one of you. I’ve had a lot of this stuff lying around, not being used for ages. I recently got a new rune set so I decided to throw in my old one so someone can get some good use out of it. So, let the games begin!

RULES:

  • MBF ely-siumm and/or wicked-fae (see prize details for more info)
  • All followers of ely-siumm and wicked-fae automatically receive one entry
  • Likes and reblogs count as one entry each, but please limit yourself to 10 reblogs per day. I don’t want anyone spamming their followers
  • Must live in the continental US, as unfortunately I don’t have enough money to ship internationally.
  • Must be 18 or have a parents permission to enter and receive items in the mail from strange internet people
  • Ask box must be open so I can message you if you win.
  • DON’T tag this post as a giveaway, otherwise it’s easier for tumblr staff to find and take down.
  • GIVEAWAY ENDS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 2014 @ 11:59PM EST. The winners will be announced on the 31st (Halloween) and messaged privately. If anyone does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be selected.

PRIZE DETAILS

1st place (1st & 2nd photos), mbf ely-siumm and wicked-fae. Winner gets:

  • One wood burned set of runes in a green velvet pouch
  • One matching wood burned box featuring Yggdrasil
  • Four spell candles in red, pink, purple, and black
  • One orange and black batik pouch filled with a mix of colorful tumbled stones
  • One The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey leather journal, un-used
  • One incense holder
  • One package of 20 frankincense incense sticks
  • One miniature statue of the Buddha, approximately 1 inch tall

2nd place (3rd photo), mbf ely-siumm. Winner gets:

  • One small statue of Hotei, approximately 1.75 inches tall
  • One set of lotus earrings handmade from an Arizona green tea can
  • One set of tigers eye/Hamsa earrings
  • One glass vial, approx. 2 inches tall, filled with gemstone chips
  • One wire-wrapped quartz point pendant

3rd place (last photo), mbf wicked-fae. Winner gets:

  • One Sherlock season 2 poster
  • One The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey poster
  • One Doctor Who poster (The Pandorica opens)
  • One copy of Tolkien Trivia: A Middle-Earth Miscellany

Good luck!

dearnonacepeople

the-goddamazon:

dilfgod:

I hate when people say money doesn’t buy you happiness. it does. it buys you financial stability, a nice house, nice cars, nice vacations and trips, healthier food, a better education, etc. like wearing burberry while driving around in an audi would probably make me pretty happy too. but it’s just that rich people often take their comfortable lives for granted and end up being spoiled and ungrateful for what they have 

Exactly.

glitter-sam
leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 
African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.

In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 

African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

theheroineoflegend

wannabeanimator:

Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet. Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.

imafuckingfaerybitch

iamaslumberbatch:

a-lot-like-diana:

so basically when you have your period and your lower back hurts it is because your hips are contracting and spreading apart, only slightly, to make room for the release of the blood and linings of your uterus. so basically your body is going through a small and mild labor to push out the dead insides of your uterus. so basically I have gone through labor and basically I don’t want children. 

why aren’t we taught this shit

because girls are dirty and gross and need to be shamed for their natural body functions, obv