How to suppress women's writing in the age of social media

A take, of course, on  How To Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.

She never tweets and tumblrs so she must she think she is too good for her fans.

Her books don’t sell so she must be a failure.

Her books do sell so she must write for the money.

She writes too much of one series. A good writer would write books set in lots of different universes. 

She should write more of the same series because that is what I like. Hope she doesn’t think I will buy her new stuff.

She talks about and answers questions about her books, why won’t she leave her fandom alone? Why is she trying to impose her views on them?

She doesn’t answer questions from her fans or listen to what they say. She must not care about them.

She sells her work for money so she must just want money.

She posted her work for free so it doesn’t really belong to her.

I like her main female character so she must be a Mary Sue that the author based on herself.

I hate her main female character so she needs to learn how to write women.

I wrote her a nasty message and she didn’t answer so she is a coward.

I wrote her a nasty message and she did answer so she is a bully.

She contradicted me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she wouldn’t be so defensive.

She didn’t contradict me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she would have defended herself.

She wrote it but she tried too hard to be literary so I couldn’t get into it.

She wrote it and I really enjoyed it but because of the subject matter I know it’s trash, really.

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I need feminism because: when I reported a male teacher for sexual assault…

  • I was told by students who were not there at the time it happened that “You shouldn’t have reported him.”
  • I had to miss my classes whilst the investigation was going on. He continued to teach as usual.
  • He suffered little to no consequences, whilst I was seen as a lying bitch.
  • The panel who dealt with it were all males aged 40-60.
  • This teacher is known by almost all students to be a pervert.
  • AND I STILL HAVE HIM AS A TEACHER, ONE YEAR ON, DESPITE THERE BEIN MANY OTHER TEACHERS IN HIS SUBJECT. MY TIMETABLE “CANNOT” BE CHANGED.

"While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused man faces a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles, especially when it comes to gaining custody of his children from an abusive mother. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.

Abused men can also reach out to the following organizations for help:

Read more here: [X]

Oh and may it also be noted that Men are now the majority of domestic violence victims, according to the CDC. [x]

More info on Male Domestic Abuse Hotlines are here [x]

Learn about the signs of domestic abuse here [x]

Men Specific Domestic Abuse, not always physical [x]

I couldnt find any fundraisers for male victims of domestic abuse but I found plenty telling men they can stop it. If you know of anything people can donate to to help men, please put a link so others can help. Thank you.

  • Me:I want equality between genders, races and people of different sexualities, but I'm not a feminist.
  • Feminist:HA! What you just described is feminism!
  • Me:No, considering feminists closed down all male abuse shelters causing an owner of one to end his life, they sent death threats and doxxed Erin Pizzey for trying to open a men's abuse shelter, they actively made the laws of rape to always affect male perpetuators and female victims but never female perpetuators, they tried closing down female prisons, they constantly take advantage of double standarts that favour them such as less jail-time for women and a higher chance to win parental custody over their kids even if they are the abusers, all while constantly complaining over double standarts that don't favour them.
  • Feminist:
  • Me:Also they tend to throw trans women under the bus, they always prioritize female LGBT+ members even though the male ones are just as important, they constantly complain about sexualisation when a woman in a fictional work is simply feminine or slightly more voluptuous, they ignore women who disagree with their movement, AND GOD FORBID if you are a woman against feminism who also happens to be transgender because they will try to trigger your dysphoria.
  • Feminist:
  • Me:They speak their minds on circumcision all while chanting "no uterus no opinion" when talking about abortion. Not to mention that abortion is something done consensually that doesn't result in your genitals being mutilated forever, while circumcision is something done to a baby that cannot consent and it's basically male genital mutilation..
  • Feminist:
  • Me:They dismiss guys' opinions with "male tears" even though raped boys are told to like it, abused boys are told to "man up", and the suicide rate in boys is much higher than in girls. Not to mention that all male abuse shelters are closed BECAUSE OF FEMINISTS.
  • Feminist:
  • Me:Not to mention when the Elliot roger incident happened they claimed it was because of misoginy that he killed them, when it was because he had mental issues. When someone brings up his mental illness they would dismiss it with "you're just perpetuating the stereotype that all mental people are violent!!" even though stereotypes can sometimes be true and he was indeed violent because of his mental illness and over-inflated ego. then feminists started grouping completely innocent men with rapists and murderers and when people called them out they said they were "derailing" and "focusing more on themselves rather than the issue" even though they were just trying to establish that NO NOT 51% OF THE POPULATION ARE RAPISTS AND MURDERERS AND MISOGYNISTS. And when someone says that feminists hate men there will always be a feminist who will scream "but NOT ALL FEMINISTS HATE MEN??? ONLY THE RADICAL ONES!!!". Kind of hypocritical isn't it?
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:Oh well you're just an uneducated brat who only believes in the "feminists hate all men" stereotype!!!!!!! GO TO HELL!?!?!?! LMAO UWU
  • Me:You're an absolute fucking moron.

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somebody asked me what i thought of r/theredpill. these screenshots took me about ten whole minutes to get, so you can just see the absolute wonderful people you can meet on this subreddit.

please note what has been up voted and what has been down voted . just a lovely bunch of human beings. can’t wait to be besties with these obvious bros

Why isn’t tumblr all over Helen Clark? She was not only the first elected female prime minister of New Zealand but she’s also the first female administrator of the UNDP, the third highest position in the United Nations. She was against the Iraq War, saying that a war in Iraq would make the world LESS safe from terrorism instead of more safe. She is also a proponent for gender equality, saying that “any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality” AND doesn’t shy away from acknowledging society’s problems - including the country that she was the Prime Minister of, admitting to Sir Ian McKellen that "New Zealand was really a very racist country, and she was determined to do everything she could as prime minister to change that”.

She is seriously one of my heroes and I wish more people knew about her.

Look, I know lipstick is a product of patriarchal companies, but honestly wearing red lipstick makes me feel like I could kill a man and change the world. I don’t give a damn if I’m fattening the wallet of a corporate pig, I care that red lipstick is a battle cry and I’m coming to rip the throats out of anybody who tries to stop me from fighting.

shotguntactic said:

Why is it that feminists never really seem to consider the fact that men can be forced to pay 18 years for a child they never wanted a problem? I mean we never hear about this from feminists! I'm genuinely curious.

Why is it that the same men complaining about paying never really seem to consider what it’s like for a woman having to spend 18 years of her life dedicated to caring for the “unwanted” child?

Obviously it’s a two-way street. The bottom line is that it takes two to tango— biologically, a man and a woman form the baby together. And unless they are willing to have an abortion or put the baby up for adoption, it is both of their duties to raise the kid.

Societal (read: patriarchal) gender roles dictate that the mother should provide primary care, and that the father should help financially. Feminist critiques would argue against these binary roles, but they certainly wouldn’t give a free-escape card to men who just don’t want to help with the child that’s half theirs.

In fact, many feminists disagree on the topic of alimony payments. Some argue that they are a sexist construction that maintains the notion of women’s inability to support themselves and resulting reliance on men. Others argue that they are “retroactive pay for years of free labor” (x) that make up for career sacrifices made by women who conform to traditional familial constructs.

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