antifeminist women

When “women, you may not know this now, but you will come to learn, you are second class citizens.” becomes a phrase that is not met with disapproval in a college class, one knows feminism has gone too far. 

Reducing women to a status of “lesser” and forcing them to accept that status for a grade is nothing but disgusting. 

And accepting it? Women, really? You’re more than that. Nothing is actually stopping you, take charge of your own life. 

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On shooting her commanding sex scene with Daario (Michiel Huisman) in the fourth season of GOT: It’s brilliant. I actually went up to [GOT cocreators David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them. I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of crap for having done nudes scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem. That’s upsetting, so it’s kind of wonderful to have a scene where I was like, 'There you go!’

I can’t reblog the post because op blocked me but there’s a post going around to the tune of “this women’s march was organised by black, latina and palestinian women activists but white women just wanna be cissexist and talk about their pussies” and I’m actually furious.

1) Do you honestly think woc don’t have vulvas? That we are somehow unaffected by anti abortion laws and laws making it harder to access birth control? Do you think that our activist struggles are somehow unrelated to the exploitation of our bodies and reproductive labour? Do you honestly not think that a single woc has ever held a “get your rosaries off my ovaries” sign? lmao

2) Sentiments like these show a clear lack of knowledge (or maybe simply a lack of care) about our histories with regards to slavery and colonialism. There is a very long and painful history of black women’s bodies being used as a means of economic production during slavery, of native women being raped to further colonialist expansions in the americas, of poor immigrant latinas being sterilised in prisons. Our oppression differs from that of our men because of the exploitation of our reproductive capabilities so to act like any discussions of this is a “white thing” is so incredibly insulting especially considering the pain of our foremothers.

3) This is just neoracism. Racialized misogyny with an approved progressive stamp. It’s clear that our experiences, our histories and our realities mean nothing to these people as we are merely a prop in their antifeminist attempts to silence women and obscure the realities of our oppression.

Why Do We Want Women To Be Afraid?

This is a serious question that I, as a woman, would love to get an answer to. You might be wondering what in the world I’m talking about so let me give a few examples that I have seen or experienced myself. 

The first one, of course, is the sentiment that women walking alone, especially at night, are more likely to be in serious danger than men, when men are 70% (U.SA & Canada stats) of the victims of violent crimes (excluding sexual assault,  although male victims rarely report it as much as women, but that’s a topic for another time). Men are overwhelmingly the victims of random crime yet women are the ones who are frequently warned about being in danger.

Even when someone brings up rape statistics regarding female victims, where I’ve seen it said that ¼, 1/5, 1/6 of all women will be raped in their lifetime, usually fail to bring up that most assaults were carried out by someone the victim knew, as opposed to a stranger knocking you out and dragging you into a darkened alley. This can further perpetrate the idea that it is not safe to be out an d about as a woman and to be scared of the idea of a creep lurking in the shadows waiting to assault you.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with having a healthy fear and to be vigilant for your own safety, but the mentality of fear-mongering women to be scared of everyone and everything is not something that should be continued.

So we tell women to be careful on the streets, to watch out for suspicious characters, to not walk alone without self defense tools while men are rarely told the same when they’re the ones most likely to be victimized. Maybe the question I should be asking is Why Do We Not Worry About Men’s Safety? Is it that we view women as being weaker and more likely to be victims of crime or that men are strong and should be able to brush off crime attempts? Nevermind that everyone is equaly weak when facing the barrel of a gun/point of a knife.

(All cases of “we” refers to society as a whole and not you, the reader, or I, the writer, specifically)

you cannot possibly act superior by posting things like “all men are babies and i am stronger than them all” or “male tears lmao” or anything along those lines and then fucking whine about how men are ‘oppressing’ you because you’re weak

kinda funny how you can play the antagonizing bully and also the helpless victim all in one

I’m so sick and tired of the idea that female characters must be portrayed as “strong” in media or else they’re irrelevant and antifeministic. What’s damaging to women is the unrealistic portrayals of them in media. Having a female character with no emotional baggage whatsoever can be just as damaging as the token sex symbol since when people say “strong female character, ” they tend to mean a character who makes no mistakes, kicks ass, and does not allow their emotions get the better of them. Literally a flawless character under pressure. Ridding a female character of her emotions and hailing her as the writing ideal because she’s “strong” is literally so damaging to women when we live in a society where women are considered “too emotional” to do some of the same jobs men do. Stop this idea that every woman must be “strong” to be relevant. Real women can be weak, emotional, and sometimes make mistakes. Stop shitting on female characters who react realistically to dangerous situations. Women don’t want to be portrayed as mindless sex symbols but they don’t want to be put on a god tier either. Literally just write women as the real people they are and stop picking female characters to bits simply because they’re women?

i get that you’re tentative to use the word ‘feminist’ because some people who claim the title of ‘feminist’ are misandrists or faking it (for whatever reason). so this is a reminder that anyone who thinks men are trash, pigs, or otherwise unequal to women ARE NOT FEMINISTS. and that them claiming the name ‘feminist’ does not change the definition of the word.

similarly, if you are pro-equality, you already are a feminist. and rejecting the name doesn’t change this. this is how words work. truths are true whether you accept them or not.

please do not let the common misrepresentation (and resulting misinterpretation) of feminism spoil your view of what really is a good thing.

ps. you dont have to be pro choice to be a feminist. the only requirement is wanting equality of the genders.

anonymous asked:

God, you antifeminist women are all the same. Rub up against a man and as soon as you do, become their sex slave while they abuse you and say shit like "oh im the only one that will ever lo- haha just kidding but that sounds like something someone on this website would say huh

YOU GOT ME SO GOOD OMFG

I Can Decide For Myself

I’m not an anti-feminist because a few sandy cunts are pro-censorship and so psycho I’m pretty sure they would stab a man’s dick if he looked at them wrong.

I’m anti-feminist because I see it as sexist and as useless to the world, especially a first world country, as Kanye West. I’m an anti-feminist because here in the US women are not oppressed. We are not victims. We are not under the thumb of rape culture. We most certainly do not have less rights than men.

Then again, this is where feminism will be brought up for third world countries. I used to see value in that, and then I realized that’s also not justified. Are men still unequal there? Is the trans and gay community also unequal? Then they don’t need feminism. They need humanism. Egalitarianism.

If there is even one person of the opposite sex or gender being mistreated for who they are, there is no room for a belief that’s primary focus is one or the other.

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