You can all stop with the 2edgy “kill all men” “misandry for life” and “lol men’s rights” bullshit now.
Every time you dismiss men’s rights as a bunch of “dudebros” getting mad about the friendzone, you ignore the struggles that men face in our society, such as: scarce resources for male victims of abuse and sexual assault, the immorality of infant circumcision, and the harmful gender roles that shape a good portion of the behaviors that you so abhor.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your mythical patriarchy backfiring. It doesn’t matter if you think that men supposedly deserve it because of the actions of a few. What matters is that people out there are suffering, and if you had an ounce of humanity or compassion, you’d care about that.
Men are not weak. Men are not monsters. They’re not rapists by nature, and they’re not some obstacle to be conquered. Men are fucking people, and it’s time that the immature brats on this site started treating them like it.
Cry me a river.
Come back when you’ve actually been oppressed and your struggles are more than someone disagreeing with you on the internet.
Men have less bodily autonomy than women in the fact that circumcision is legal everywhere, despite the proof of no health benefits.
Men have no crisis centers, compared to the hundreds of crisis centers made for women. Hell, the only centers for men that have been made were shut down by feminist groups. Men’s Rights groups that want to help change laws so that men and women are treated equally have been constantly harassed and shut down by feminist groups.
Men are forced to sign up for selective service after turning 18 if they want to be able to vote and be a general citizen.
”Failure to register is a violation of the Military Selective Service Act. Conviction for such a violation may result in imprisonment for up to five years and/or a fine of not more than $250,000.”
In other words, men are actually discriminated against by the legal system, unlike women. So women aren’t nearly as oppressed as men are.
Fuck you and your misandrist bullshit.
Well women are discriminated against by the legal system as well, it’s just typically in a way that’s in their benefit. As to whether males or females are discriminated against more…I’m not a sociologist and I am not qualified to make a concrete statement on that based on my opinions without first doing a multitude of research that I do not have the resources or the skills to perform. My opinion is that we’re all equally fucked and treat each other like shit in case you were curious though.
If you honestly signed that “destroy all cishets” petition, I have no respect for you.
You are why the amount of signatures had to be raised; because people were abusing the petition system for stupid shit like this. You are why petitions for legitimate causes have failed to reach their goal, because the limit had to be raised because assholes like you abused the system.
I hope you’re fucking proud of yourself.
I’ve seen this from both sides. I don’t care if you’re a feminist, anti feminist, SJW, Anti SJW, vegan, or meat eater.
DO. NOT. STEAL. ARTWORK.
If you have a problem, make you own artwork. Don’t steal or destroy someone’s hard work just because you don’t agree with someone’s point of views.
The German term Fremdscham describes a type of proxy-embarrassment; it’s the feeling of shame you have on behalf of others, often those who don’t realize they should be embarrassed for themselves. I can’t think of a term that better applies to the scene that unfolded at the University of Ottawa two weeks ago.
Professor Janice Fiamengo had planned to speak on men’s issues and rape culture as part of a talk organized by the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE). The lecture, called “What’s Equality Got To Do With It? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards,” was intended to dispel the notion of rape culture, according to Fiamengo, as well as discuss issues such as suicide by young men and custody rights after divorce. But some student activists decided Fiamengo’s lecture was not appropriate, so they took it upon themselves to shut it down.
The entire display is chronicled in a 50-minute YouTube video that shows protesters booing, yelling and blowing a vuvuzela throughout Fiamengo’s attempted address. The lecture organizer tried to reason with protesters, but it didn’t work. Campus security tried to intervene, with little success. Finally, the event moved to another room, but shortly after, the fire alarm went off.
According to the student newspaper the Fulcrum, a group that calls itself the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) was behind the protest.
“We feel that these ideas have no place on our campus and refuse to legitimize them by allowing them space to organize,” a representative for the RSM wrote in an email to the paper. “As was demonstrated, campus security will not protect our community from events that are harmful to men, women, and trans people in the community, so we decided to stand up for what we feel is right.”
Hold on — ideas have no place on campus? Surely, they can’t be serious.
Alas, the irony of unilaterally deciding “what is right” is apparently lost on this vocal group of freedom fighters. Indeed, they haul out the notion of “safe space,” which is commonly used as a defence for quieting speakers that the loudest few on campus don’t want to hear. And they take it upon themselves to “protect” the apparently feeble campus community from the perils of intellectually challenging ideas.
The same shoddy rationale was employed by protesters at Massachusetts’ Brandeis University, which was recently pressured into forgoing plans to award an honourary degree to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ali’s personal history is a remarkable testament to resilience — she was genitally mutilated at age five and became a refugee to flee an arranged marriage, yet still rose to become a distinguished member of Parliament, public speaker and author. But her ongoing criticism of Islam, which she has called “imbued with violence,” was deemed “hateful” by a self-appointed group of safe-space-keepers at Brandeis University, and the administration shamefully caved to their demands and revoked their invitation. Rex Murphy summed up the miserable picture in his weekend column, asking, “Is this what Western thought and philosophy at the university has come to — setting up intellectual quarantines lest the immature and frightened be made uncomfortable or to feel unwelcome? Is this university or daycare?”
At the University of Ottawa, where protesters resorted to clapping, yelling and blowing a horn to drown out professor Fiamengo’s speech on rape culture and men’s issues, the answer is self-evident. The case could be made that Fiamengo’s rejection of rape culture, for example, is unhelpful to efforts to help victims of campus violence come forward, but just because protesters attempt to drown out her ideas doesn’t mean they’re not still there. They are — and they have been left unchallenged — because the Revolutionary Student Movement would rather bang on their desks in a futile, overgrown temper tantrum than actually refute her argument with contrary views.
Much ink has been spilled on the notion that contemporary young girls are reluctant to call themselves feminists, a term that they associate with angry, bra-less man-haters of their mother’s or grandmother’s generation. The foolish antics by protesters at the University of Ottawa don’t help to dispel that characterization. If the new women’s movement is about shutting down critical discussion about both men and women, it can count out a whole slew of supporters right now. The protesters at the University of Ottawa buried their message in their behaviour, which was juvenile, counterproductive and thoroughly embarrassing. And if they’re not embarrassed, I am on their behalf.
I WANTED THOSE REPORTS ON MY DESK AN HOUR AGO
SUSAN HAVE YOU SEEN BRIAN HE HAS MY STAPLER.
SUSAN stop dancing. This is serious.
HEY SUSAN I’M GOING TO GET SOME LUNCH YOU WANT ANYTHING?
SUSAN STOP SCREAMING PLEASE
SUSAN MY COMPUTER CRASHED. I COULD REALLY USE YOUR HELP.