double why

Questions I want to ask men

  1. Why are you all so violent?
  2. Why do you get aggressive after getting rejected?
  3. You hate being generalized when women say “All men” but like to generalize while also objectifying them. Tell me, what is the logic behind that? And don’t tell me you do this because women do it. Because women don’t do that ENOUGH for you to say “All women”.
  4. Why do you objectify women?
  5. Why do you catcall?
  6. Why do you think being shouted at and degraded by strangers is a compliment?
  7. Why do you praise yourselves for getting laid but slut shame women who sleep with two men in one month after you claim to have 6 three ways in a month with different women each time?
  8. Why you gotta bullshit your friends like that?
  9. Why all these double standards?
  10. Why don’t you shave your arm pits. Have you ever wondered why women say your pits smell all the time? Probably because you don’t shave and that probably makes your deodorant ineffective… You say it’s different because you’re a man, but just because it’s not expected of you doesn’t make it less disgusting.
  11. Why is it whenever a woman asks about these double standards, your response is “No one is forcing you to do it.” but then shame and make fun of women who practice what you preach?
  12. Why do peepees look like that?
  13. Do you wipe your tip after you pee? Because someone told me y'all just shake and leave. If this is true to the majority of y'all, don’t get mad when women call your dick nasty.
  14. Why don’t you want gay men to hit on you the way you hit on women?
  15. Is it because it makes you uncomfortable to have someone you have no interest in and being harassed even though you’ve made the message clear?
  16. Why don’t you protect transwomen? Many of you say how wrong it is to hit women, but will beat a transwoman to death because….she wasn’t born with a vagina?
  17. Why is facial hair so…prickly?
  18. You like to blame male oppression on women but…men created social standards and you set the bar for what is feminine and what is masculine and now women are simply living by the standards their fathers taught them…so…what’s up with that?
  19. There are some standards that women created (granted I really can’t think of any but…) so how does it make you feel?
  20. A lot of men are prepared to go to war and a lot of men are forced to. How do you feel about this unfair draft?
  21. How do you feel about the draft in general?
  22. Why do you feel the need to blame a woman’s anger towards you on her period?
  23. Why do you think your opinion on birth control matters?
  24. How would you feel if you applied for a job and were asked if wore condoms and your answer could literally be the ONLY factor on whether or not you get the job?
  25. You don’t want her to get pregnant, but…you don’t want her to get an abortion either?
  26. This isn’t a question but a suggestion. You should shave your legs, grab your silkiest and softest blankets or pants and just…just let the incredible feeling overwhelm you. It’s amazing. I promise.
  27. How do you feel about the way men are portrayed in movies? Do you think it’s accurate? Do you thinks it’s an exaggeration? Do you feel uncomfortable?
  28. How do you feel about the way women are portrayed in movies? Do you think it’s too objectifying? Do you think it’s accurate? Do you think it’s an exaggeration?
  29. Why do you think it’s okay to take your four year old sons to Hooters? The women there are paid to deal with men. Not your drooling four year old.
  30. Are you aware that by doing this you are teaching your son how to objectify women?
  31. You encourage your daughters to play sports if that’s what they want to do, why don’t you encourage your sons to wear make up if that’s what they want to do?
  32. Why make fun of abused men so much?
  33. Why do you consider emotions to be feminine and not human?

These questions aren’t all controversial and this whole thing may come off as offensive, or sarcastic or even sexist. Its not intended that way. I would just like to see what answers I get and how you generally feel about these things. Some of these things don’t apply to you personally. That’s fine. I’d still like to hear your opinion on why you think men do this.

  • me: they hurt me!! I'm gonna be distant! that'll show them!
  • them: hey
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How can fans be all for skinship, shipping and members being ‘gay’ with their other group mates . But as soon as they’d come out as gay. A decent amount of you all would be the first to act homophobic, reject them and not support them. Someone explain to me the logic behind this?

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I could see all the stuff that was special to me. All the stuff that matters. I love you, Shelly. And I wanna spend my time with that. I mean, you know, if that’s okay with you.

Walking Through a Memory

You know that prank where you move everything in the house two inches to the left and it’s so subtle no one notices but they keep bumping into stuff?

This is a peculiar consequence of kinesthetic awareness trumphing spacial awareness, I think. We don’t need to look at where we are going because our bodies know how to move there and don’t need to double-check. Hence why we don’t look at our feet to walk.

So imagine that aliens don’t have this to the same degree humans do. The furniture moves and they move around it and are confused as to why the human crewmates keep bumping into things.

Then one day, after all the humans ajusted to the prank, the lights go off and the aliens can’t move around.

But the humans are just navigating the spaceship by muscle memory. And that is amazing, that it is possible for them to *walk through a memory* to compensate for being temporarily blinded.

Thought of the day (while reading a “gender marketing” translation with painfully outdated views): I am really, really sick of us only talking about “gender” when women are involved.

A surprising number of important realizations could be made if we develop the habit of talking about gender dynamics even – perhaps especially – in the context of all-male or mostly-male groups.

How does it affect productivity, public image, collaboration, negotiating, client acquisition, etc. to have any group of people involved be entirely men? What effects does this drastic gender imbalance cause in its environment?

LET’S TALK ABOUT GENDER AND MEN, PEOPLE. Gender is not an exclusively female domain.


Me, interviewing the director of basically any film ever: “So let’s talk about the extreme gender imbalance in the casting of this film. What was the thinking behind that? Was there a particular statement you were trying to make, a satirical observation on the politics of society, perhaps? That kind of came out of left field, when we watched the film and all the parts but one were men. Can you tell us a little about the background of that?”


Director: “Um… I didn’t actually consciously think that much abou–”

Me, interrupting: “Come now, don’t be modest! That was a fascinating artistic decision! The drastic disparity between the number of men and the number of women in the film makes it clear to even the most casual viewer that gender is a central theme in this story. Can we delve into that a little bit further?”

Director: “…”


This would be a fun tack to take in regard to race, too.

“I noticed something very interesting about your film, which is that every single one of the leading roles is played by a white actor. Clearly there’s some conceptual message you want to communicate with this creative choice. Could you talk about that?”

Director: *sweats nervously*

This is Shigeru Mizuki

He was born March 8 1922 and passed away November 30 2015 at age 93.

Mizuki-san was a manga-ka and historian, most famous for his Kitaro manga, Which he started publishing in 1960.

I could give a textbook account of him and everything he’s done and his influence on Japanese culture and revival of the interest in Yokai in Japan as a whole, but I just want to point out some very small things about him;

The first is, unlike a lot of Manga-ka of the 60s, Mizuki did not learn to draw Manga from Tezuka’s school…. or any school at all. He was one of those weird ‘natural talents’ you always hear about but actual examples of are hard to find. Mizuki was one such person. He just inately knew how to draw. And as a result, despite influences from other manga at the time, his characters generally don’t resemble what we think of when we think of ‘60s manga’

Not to mention that, despite his preferred art style, he was diverse in what he could do with how he drew, easily going from his more cartoony drawings to a more realistic style, sometimes doing both at once.

Mizuki-san was drafted into the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII, and during the war contracted malaria and lost his left arm during an explosion.

He was left-handed.

However, despite disease, losing his drawing-hand, being the only surviving member of his unit and literally being ‘ordered to die’ by his superiors, Mizuki survived the war and taught himself to draw with his right hand and just kept going.

His manga that he’s famous for were all done after he lost his dominant arm.

All his manga have a personal autobiographical touch to them. Whether it’s “Showa” which is literally a historical account of what Japan was like from the 20s to the 80s, to Kitaro, which is about the stories of Yokai told to him by his elderly neighbour, all his manga have something personal about them.

He is a cultural icon in Japan for keeping traditional ghost stories and creatures alive in the modern consciousness, as well as his contributions to Japanese history regarding WWII. He traveled the world, gathering ghost stories and traditional folklore from other countries as well.

He’s been awarded a string of awards I’m not even gonna attempt to list, although personally I feel most noteworthy is the ‘Personal of Cultural Merit’ award in 2010 and the ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award.

But again, that is his importance historically and culturally, whereas I find his personal struggles regarding the loss of his arm and just relearning how to draw something more personal to know as an artist.

With this in mind, He is also noteworthy for never really following the idea that most manga-ka of the time had that ‘you only need 3 hours sleep a night’ or to keep working without rest. Mizuki never really followed that belief. He got a full night’s sleep every night, and fully believed in actually LIVING life, and not just spending your entire life behind a desk, drawing.

He later joked offhandedly that at age 90 he was still around whereas everyone else of the same time period making manga had long since died.

I feel this is incredibly important to remember. Tezuka believed in working non-stop and barely sleeping. And he is undoubtedly the most important contributor to what we think of as manga today. But Mizuki-san, who is just as important to Japanese culture, believed in sleeping well, living life, and being happy. And he was ALSO important, created amazing work, and is recognized as a master.

You don’t need to work yourself to death to be an artist.

Mizuki-san had a list of ‘7 rules to happiness’, which I honestly feel is worth remembering. It may be things we’ve heard before, but this coming from a man, who went through active war, lost limbs, nearly died,retaught himself how to draw because he wasn’t able to give up, made an impact on Japanese culture, believed in living life, refused to overwork himself and lived to the age of 93, it feels like you can trust his advice. because he’s someone who’s seen some serious shit, but he was happy, and he’d learned how to be happy. And from what I’ve heard remained happy and content until he died of natural causes.

Number 1

‘Don’t try to win – Success is not the measure of life. Just do what you enjoy. Be happy.’

Number 2

‘Follow your curiosity – Do what you feel drawn towards, almost like a compulsion. What you would do without money or reward.’

Number 3

‘Pursue what you enjoy – Don’t worry if other people find you foolish. Look at all the people in the world who are eccentric—they are so happy! Follow your own path.’

Number 4

‘Believe in the power of love – Doing what you love, being with people you love. Nothing is more important.’

Number 5

‘Talent and income are unrelated – Money is not the reward of talent and hard work. Self-satisfaction is the goal. Your efforts are worthy if you do what you love.’

Number 6

‘Take it easy – Of course you need to work, but don’t overdo it! Without rest, you’ll burn yourself out.’

Number 7

‘Believe in what you cannot see – The things that mean the most are things you cannot hold in your hand.’