"Sexism = prejudice + power" Why, because you said so? That's not how words work. If you think that that's what it should be, it doesn't mean that's what sexism is, it means you think you think that 'sexism' is not a useful concept. When people who aren't feminists use the word sexism, 99% of the time they mean the dictionary definition. So when you say 'prejudice + power' you're talking about something else.

littlemissmisandrist:

misandry-mermaid:

LOL wait, do you think I’m the first person to come up with the prejudice + power formula for systemic oppression?  Do you not think it could be… oh, I dunno, a STANDARD concept used for decades in academic studies and analyses of kyriarchy and oligarchical culture?

Someone give this ignorant child a book, for the love of jingus.

But—but he already has a book. The dictionary. Which 99% of the population apparently agrees with. So its definition of sexism must be correct.

Even though, you know, the definitions are based on a societal consensus and that “societal consensus” is mostly based on the opinions of privileged white males, sooo.

A group of guys I usually hang out with got into a whole conversation the other day about how feminists are nothing but man-hating, overweight, inferior virgin bitches. They said to stop complaining because "It's as equal as its gonna get." When I explained to them that I'm a feminist and I defined the term, they tried to replace feminism with some other bullshit term, because "feminists are bitches, but you're not a man hating bitch. You're not a feminist." What should I do?

gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

People come into your inbox as though words don't have different or more specific meanings in different contexts. Pretty damn sure that a biology textbook is going to have a different definition for "flower" than any old dictionary. Why? Because layman's definitions are for layman's conversations, not specialized ones in specific contexts. The sociological definition of an -ism is not the same as "the dictionary" (like there's only one dictionary anyways, amirite?)

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The irony that is men who claim that centuries systemic oppression against women (in the form of sexualized and other violences, workplace and judicial discrimination, media objectification and misrepresentation, sexualization of children, the glorification of non-consent, etc) isn’t a big deal and doesn’t really effect most women too strongly, but a few women legitimately and personally hating or being distrustful of men IS THE WORST KIND OF OPPRESSION POSSIBLE AND EFFECTS ALL MEN ON A DAILY BASIS WAHHH

Today at work a customer was in the lobby eating with his wife and kid. He was wearing that shirt that says COOL STORY BABE Now go make me a sandwich I can't

STOP SLEEPING WITH DUDES WHO MAKE SEXIST SANDWICH JOKES 2K14

First of all, I love your blog. Secondly, I wanted to be sure to thank you for being so awesome about tagging everything for any potential triggers or content. You seem like such a wonderful person!

I do my best, thank you!

xoxoxox

"Sexism = prejudice + power" Why, because you said so? That's not how words work. If you think that that's what it should be, it doesn't mean that's what sexism is, it means you think you think that 'sexism' is not a useful concept. When people who aren't feminists use the word sexism, 99% of the time they mean the dictionary definition. So when you say 'prejudice + power' you're talking about something else.

LOL wait, do you think I’m the first person to come up with the prejudice + power formula for systemic oppression?  Do you not think it could be… oh, I dunno, a STANDARD concept used for decades in academic studies and analyses of kyriarchy and oligarchical culture?

Someone give this ignorant child a book, for the love of jingus.

thefeministme:

VIA: Upworthy

lovelightlucid:

spideysass:

i’m tired of people saying lesbians hate men. that’s such bullshit. you don’t have to be a lesbian to hate men. everyone hates men

I hate men 💁

person: but what if your parents had aborted YOU
me: well okay for starters i wouldn't have been forced to hear that stupid ass comment you just made

ask-an-mra-anything:

the conservative movement in the us is based on these two principles:

1) being self-serving, self-involved, dismissive assholes

2) valuing money above people

that’s it. tell your friends.

kinopia:

"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".
I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

kinopia:

"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".

I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

FYI

So my computer crapped out again, and I had to leave it at the repair shop for them to look at. I hate mobile blogging so I’m gonna let the queue run out and just wait to use tumblr when I get my computer back. I won’t be checking my inbox or any of that til then. Thanks buddies.