Stop abusing your boyfriends and yes what you are doing is abuse.
Yelling at him in front of his friends
Hitting or slapping him when he does or says something you don’t like
Telling him he doesn’t have a choice when it comes to decisions that involve both of you
Telling him he can’t hang out with friends because you don’t like him
Telling him to not talk to other girls even if they are his friend
Forcing him to spend every moment with you
Belittling him and pointing out all his flaws
Calling him stupid or making fun of him for making a mistake
Threatening to break up with him if he doesn’t do what you want
Being emotionally manipulative and crying until he does what you want
Accusing him of cheating every time he’s not with you
Blow up is phone if he doesn’t text you every five minutes
Telling him you are the best
thing that has ever happened to him and no one else will love
Physically attacking him when ever you are mad
Forcing him to have sex despite that fact that he said he didn’t want to
Invading his privacy by going through his phone
Getting mad at him for changing his password and demanding he tell you what it is
If a guy did any of these things to a girl it would be considered abuse but since its the other way around its considered normal. Throughout High school I saw many girl treating their boyfriends like shit. Sometime even physically abusing them in the hallways and no one trying to stop it because its a girl attacking a boy.
Boys: If your girlfriend does anything on this list leave her. It is abuse and you deserve better.
Girls: if you find your self doing anything on this list to your boyfriend you need to knock it off because you are being abusive.
And you need to stop feeling ashamed of:
• being hairy
• having boobs that don’t look like perfect round porn boobs
• having no boobs!
• stretch marks
• curves in the “wrong place”
• wobbly bits
• dark circles under your eyes
• “big pores”
• “uneven skin tone”
• anything your body does naturally that isn’t an indicator of a health problem and that society wants you to change for the male gaze
• there are only two genders
• black people can be racist
• women can be sexist
• not wanting to date someone because they are trans is not transphobic
• gender is not a social construct
• gender is not a spectrum
• biological sex is indeed a thing
• transage is disturbing
• otherkin is insane and not real
• women can rape and abuse
• you have to have dysphoria to be trans
• there are only four sexualities.
• micro aggressions are ridiculous
• fat acceptance is harmful
• women in the west are not oppressed
• there is no rape culture
• it is not sexual harassment or objectification to compliment a woman’s appearance
• men are not scary or aggressive
• women aren’t angels
• men and women aren’t the same
• dysphoria is a mental illness
• trans people should go to the bathroom of the gender they pass as.
-from a bisexual transman who is sick of your bullshit.
#Protip: If you only tag your posts “women astronauts,” “women artists,” etc., search engines will continue to only show men when people search for “astronauts” and “artists.”
I use both generic and gendered tags: gendered tags so my posts can be found by people who are specifically looking for “women artists” for example, but also the generic ones so Google and AI can understand that women aren’t the “plus one” of every profession.
A house built by women, all the things in it were made or bought by women, women pay the gas and electricity bills, they stock the fridge, they do the cooking and the cleaning and the washing. If the roof leaks or a tap drips it is fixed by a woman and the people who live there are all women.
As a man and a Feminist or Feminist Ally, you are a guest.
It is not your house, you did not build it or buy it, nothing in it was bought or made by you or for you. You do not pay the bills and you do not run the household.
Sure being there has lots of good things for you, you are enjoying it’s hospitality, using it’s towels and shower, getting fed.
But it isn’t yours.
And as a guest you should behave with respect towards the house and its owners. You don’t critique the decor or complain about the food.
And as a guest, you are there out of the kindness and generosity of your hosts, and you can be asked to leave at any time, even for a reason which you don’t agree with, because it is their house, and you are a guest.
What men in Feminism so often do is treat it like it is their house. You walk in the door and start complaining that none of the post is addressed to you and that none of the shoes left by the door fit you. You insist that everyone watches your TV shows and demand that the owners make space on the shelves for you books and DVD’s. You tell the owners that the kitchen should be painted white instead of yellow, and then get out the paint and brushes and start re-decorating without asking permission. And then you ring up the utilities supplier and try to get them to change the name on the account to yours.
And then women stop you and say “This is our house, treat it and us with respect”.
And then you tell us that we should be grateful that you are here in our house, sleeping in our guest bed, eating our food and sitting on our sofa.
And sometimes you storm off and out of the house, slamming the door on the way, and then stand outside throwing mud at the windows, because how dare we decide what goes on in our own house and who inhabits it?
You are a guest in a house built by and for women. Remember that.
Treat us and our movement with respect, do not demand entry to it, any more than you would demand entry to someone else’s home.
This house that we have built is the only place that we can be safe.
Why is it that men treating women even half decently or at least not downright horribly is all we can hope for? And then when a man does show proper respect, that’s praise worthy to us? Don’t get me wrong, thank god for male feminists, but I feel like men respecting women should be basic and required and anyone who doesn’t respect women is a shitty person.