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Since Freud, people think you either want to be a man or hate men. You only exist in relationship to men. — Sarah Schulman, A Different Sort of Sell For Gay Authors; The New Lesbian Literati Can Take or Leave Crossover Appeal (Washington Post 1993)
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The reason none of the families and friends can detect anything “wrong” with these men who become killers is because these men are not exhibiting any behaviors that our culture VIEWS as “wrong”. Their verbal violence against women online is normal in our culture. Cat-calling and invading women’s space in public is normal. “Boys will be boys”. “Friendzoning”. Rape culture that blames women for their own rapes. Even people defending this man’s actions, saying that if just one woman had slept with him, he wouldn’t have killed seven others.
No one knows these men are “wrong” because OUR CULTURE ACCEPTS THE THINGS THESE MEN SAY AND DO. OUR CULTURE DOES NOT THINK THEIR WAY OF THINKING IS WRONG. That is why no one can detect these men before they kill and rape. Because they see the signs and ignore them.
This is why rape jokes are not funny. This is why street harassment is not okay. Why jokes about women getting back in the kitchen are NOT OKAY. Every single joke and microaggresion tells men that violence against women is okay. It tells them that women owe them sex. And it convinces men that they have the right to sex from women.
Rape culture and patriarchy led [the UCSB shooter] to believe that he was a victim because he had not had sex by age 22. He was not insane. He was not a mad man. He was a man who had been told lies since birth, and acted on those beliefs. He knew exactly what he was doing. He was killing women because they would not have sex with him, and he firmly believed he deserved sex. His behavior is sane in context to our culture.
People simply refuse to see it.
Look at it, and see it. See the harm caused. Look at the arguments made by MRA’s and see how harmful it is. Stop ascribing to these beliefs. Stop believing in “friendzoning” and “nice guys” who “deserve sex”. Stop it! I’m not asking you to challenge the men around you because I know how dangerous that can be. I’m asking YOU to stop believing these things. Whether you’re a man or a woman. Just stop.
It’s the worst human rights abuse in the world: 160 Million girls have disappeared from the face of the earth because they were murdered at birth by their parents, when they found out that their fetus is a girl. …
In our own country… one of the worst places for sexual abuse is on college campuses. The finest universities in America are a place where girls are regularly abused. Quite often their rapist is a serial rapist who know if they go to a college campus they will not be revealed, charged, or prosecuted…
The same thing is happening in the US Military….
If this is happening in two of America’s most revered institutions - can you imagine how much worst it is in other countries? — Jimmy Carter on David Letterman
Man Hates Being Put In Position Where He Has To Think, Feel, Or Act
Having a PoC friend does not absolve you of racism. How is this a hard concept to grasp?
I think it’s funny that people who treat you like shit get offended when you finally do the same to them
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Our king has fallen
i found my first day of school outfit
its all fun to change ur url to something festive but SOME of us have Brands to maintain
Two scientists walk into a bar:
"I’ll have an H2O."
"I’ll have an H2O, too."
The bartender gives them both water because he is able to distinguish the boundary tones that dictate the grammatical function of homonyms in coda position as well as pragmatic context.