Men’s rights groups, convinced that men are the biggest victims of modern society, have been busy attacking, defunding, and repealing laws that have been very effective at protecting women and lowering rates of domestic violence. They’re wrong and they’re dangerous and they need to be stopped.

stfuconservatives:

(trigger warning for generalized MRA bullshit)

abaldwin360:

(Boston Magazine) - If your last memory of men’s groups is Robert Bly and the boys banging on drums in the woods, you likely have no idea how the movement has mutated. Today, men’s rights groups tend to be organized around the belief that this country has launched a “war on fatherhood.” To them, the rise of feminism resulted in the fall of man, with males now being relegated to the periphery of society. In their eyes, the media portray men as feckless buffoons, legislative bodies unfairly target them, and biased courts blindly punish guiltless husbands. (Full disclosure: I was a producer of the 2011 documentary No Way Out But One, which examined the family court system.)

Nationally, groups like Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) and A Voice for Men have helped slow the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act—which would provide $660 million in funding for shelters, legal aid, and other programs to protect battered women—by convincing conservative House Republicans that the law shouldn’t include immigrants, Native Americans, and LGBT victims. SAVE claims the law is biased, noting in a fact sheet titled “Seven Key Facts About Domestic Violence” that “female initiation of partner violence is the leading reason for the woman becoming a victim of subsequent violence.” In other words: She was asking for it, officer.

read the full article

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Iowa Supreme Court: Bosses can fire employees they see as an ‘irresistible attraction’

face-down-asgard-up:

topsecretclownbusiness:

shonecakeyulelog:

glitchyclaus:

breakingnews:

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong.

The Associated Press reported that the all-male court ruled on Friday that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage.

More from the Associated Press here.

so I see no one is blogging about this

jesus waht

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WELP

BRB GONNA GO SCREAM ABOUT THIS INTO THE WIND

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ro-s-aspa-rks:

I love the dichotomy that straight, misogynistic men throw around; declaring how the only women to marry must be ‘virtuous’, but they literally pant day and night about fucking all the women.

So y’all want to fuck indiscriminately, but when you want a wifey, she best be a virgin?

Problem is, if you fuck all the women, there won’t be any virgins left.

And all of them will know how shitty you are at sex and won’t want to marry you anyway.

Fuck off, assholes.

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sanityscraps:

barbeauxbot:

eyeofmantorok:

ouyangdan:

I don’t get the point of this segment.

Morning sickness, no matter what you call it, is fucking unpleasant to the point of being intolerable in the best of situations.

It can reach incredibly dangerous levels. Hypermesis is the term when it reaches a point that you’ve started to lose weight (guess what! You NEED to gain weight during pregnancy, not LOSE it) and body fluids in an amount that endangers both mother and baby. You pretty much need hospitalisation for it in order to be replenished with fluids and to be monitored to make sure you don’t miscarry.

What really irks me is that this is being played up as if Kate is some fucking fragile flower for being hospitalised for this. You know what? If this shit happened to men, no one would be joking. But it’s a “women’s” problem. We should just buck up and take it and learn to suck it up.

I had so-called morning sickness (guess what, it doesn’t always come in the morning) for five full months. I lost more weight than was conducive to be pregnant. I was hospitalised twice, both for dehydration, and once because I was in danger of miscarriage.

So, I give a rounding ‘fuck you’ to Jon here, and anyone else who is making a mockery of this.

Everything OYD said.

This is a fucking serious condition. A person who has this begins to literally starve because they can’t get enough nutrients to survive. It’s not uncommon that the patient is forced to terminate to spare their own life. It’s not a joke, and it doesn’t make her fucking weak because it happened to her.

Blah, I don’t have enough energy to give a proper rant about this but a big FUCK YOU to anyone infantilizing her for this.

I get that the oversaturation of info about the royals is ridiculous but this is actually a serious condition and I hope she gets through it ok. Poor thing.

I hope he realizes he’s fueling the anti-choice fuckery that says a woman* should just suck up her health problems instead of aborting.

[TW: RAPE CULTURE DISCUSSION] Maybe I’m seeing things differently about that Date Rape Drug Detecting Cup

face-down-asgard-up:

darkjez:

fightandfawn:

sourcedumal:

But the act of exposing a rapist, right there in the open, with irrefutable proof?

That right there is 100% fighting against rape culture.

The rapist has no excuse to hide behind

He can’t say any bullshit about ‘he said, she said’

EVERYONE CAN SEE YOU WANTED TO RAPE.

That’s my thought about it too — i would totally use it to expose a shitbag, and i think it can be useful.

But i also understand the point about how it could enforce rape culture — “well, why didn’t you use one of those new cups?”

I think the problem ppl had with that post is not the cup detector itself, but how the op disingenuously said it can “fix that rape culture problem.” Tbh, it sounded kind of condescending.

It’s a tool that can be used for self-protection while living within rape culture, but a drug rape detector, by itself, won’t end it. What will end rape culture is when rapists stop raping and using date rape drugs. Until then, tools like this can help, but it can’t really deconstruct rape culture by itself.

And just a thought — rapists will do anything to get their targets. They might find other means to violate others. If date rape drugs can’t be used, then they might use more coercion or manipulation tactics. Drug food. Find ways around it. So i’m cautious of calling this date rape drug detector THE answer to rape culture.

2 reasons why I don’t feel like that cup actually attacks rape culture

1- rape culture doesn’t hinge on an absence of proof. proof isn’t the issue. people try to make it about that, but it’s really about a tacit agreement among most of society that people who’re are raped (mainly women and girls) are gonna be held to an incredibly high burden of proof… because patriarchy/misogyny/transmisogyny.

2- it literally accommodates (& somewhat reinforces) one of the key tenants on which rape culture hinges—the notion that rape is inevitable or is “just a thing that happens” that women must work to avoid… as opposed to the much more radical notion of teaching men/(people) not to rape

*Idk if this makes any sense… pretty drunk

^^ A+

The cup in question once again puts the onus on someone else ( the potential victim, a bartender, etc. ) to prevent a rape. It’s not about making rape unacceptable, it’s about finding a way to avoid rape as if it’s a natural hazard.

So, let’s say a person does not have access to this cup or goes to an establishment or party where these cups are not present. What happens when they’re raped? “Well, why didn’t you have that cup?! Why did you have a drink if it wasn’t in that cup?!”

Someone else mentioned putting all that money towards something else like a PSA campaign to teach men not to rape, classes for men teaching them about rape culture and what rape is and how to not do it. Those things tackle rape culture.

Finding ways to adapt to rape culture doesn’t help current victims and doesn’t stop more people from becoming victims.

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dyke-recovery:

stfusexists:

syllogi:

buzzfeed:

gofwd:

Zoo Weekly asked its readers to pick which half of this woman they preferred, and why. It was, of course, promptly pulled from their page.

Ugh.

I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY FEMINISTS JOKE ABOUT KILLING ALL MEN WHY ARE THEY SO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN

So for anyone who asks why I keep doing Facebook Friday - THIS is why. Dismembering women into literally two objects and deciding which half you would screw and subjugate is considered appropriate conversation. 

To all future employers of Matti Parker, Luke Osgood, Werner Hartweger, Andrew Clark, Paul Pettigrove, and John A Sloan (as well as the other two who were at least smart enough to not use their real names) - this is what they think of women. This is what they think is acceptable behavior in public for all to see. 

Noticed none of the men commenting referred to the woman as a woman or even human, they all called her “it”.

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Director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”: UGH

dcwomenkickingass:

You can go over to the Mary Sue and read more but here’s the short version. Over the last 24 hours a post the James Gunn, the director helming the next Marvel movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” created about “The 50 Superheroes You want to have sex with” was dug up.

And what a post it is! Filled with the kind of language I am sure the management of Disney who own Marvel will be thrilled to see!

Beware this is pretty awful slut shaming language with a extra dose of disgusting homophobia.

It goes on. 

And on.

And like many of these polls (such as one run by a “humor” site whose name I will not repeat as to not have their followers come back and harass me after I called them out and ended their fun.) it’s not funny. 

Of course, when the word starting spreading and the shit hit the fan the writer, director James Gunn, did what many people do when caught doing something that perhaps they regret - he deleted it.

Sadly, as smart a dude as he may be, he wasn’t aware of Google Cache.

So what to do? 

Well you could plan on boycotting the movie. But that won’t be out until 2014.

So in the short term perhaps a note to Disney and let them know your concerns. I would think this gentleman might be a good person to send a polite letter:

http://waltdisneystudios.com/corp/unit/6/bio/1015

c/o The Walt Disney Studios500 South Buena Vista St.Burbank, CA 91521-7376

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Gender: Here's a Devastating Account of the Crap Women in the Games Business Have to Deal With. In 2012.(via @Kotaku)

face-down-asgard-up:

Over the past 24 hours or so, a number of women working in the game industry (and some male colleagues) have taken to Twitter to share their stories via the hashtag #1reasonwhy. They’re not motivational tales.

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"[TW: rape] If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion."

Sam Harris

Jesus christ.

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holy shit

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Welp.

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Without religion, there would be a lot less rape, murder, and cruelty. Destroy religion any day.

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let us get rid of one possible cause of rape rather than the actual action of rape itself

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wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Let us not overlook that many rapes are caused due to the vast religious influence in previous centuries where women were seen as less than men. You also are conveniently forgetting the huge, huge, amounts of lives lost due to religion. Be it through wars, medicine being held back or whatever else. Yes, rape is a terrible thing but we can remove it without a magic wand - it’s just not an overnight thing.

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Oh my fucking god, except that rape happens OUTSIDE OF RELIGION and sexist “women are less than men” themes happen OUTSIDE OF RELIGION and the fucking POINT is that fuckheads like you see ANY sense or goodness in what Sam Douchebag Harris is saying here.

so basically remove religion and then just work on rape because hey we can get rid of it all ~eventually~

god people like you are fucking sick.

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I’m just going to leave this here…

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