I can’t stand it when we praise men for doing the bare minimum to take care of their fucking kids. We shouldn’t feel like we’re inconveniencing them or asking them for “favors” everytime we need them to do something. Especially if it’s as simple as picking your kids up from a summer program, when you know he’s free anyway. He’s got your ass jumping through hoops trying to find other family members to help you out about something that shouldn’t even be an issue. Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit.
Could the dark secrets of insane asylums be brought to light we should be shocked to know the great number of rebellious wives, sisters, and daughters who are thus sacrificed to false customs and barbarous laws made by men for women.
“Fusion’s Kelsey McKinney noticed something important about today’s newspapers that heralded the historic moment of a woman winning a presidential nomination. A lot of them used a picture not of Hillary — but her husband.
Hillary Clinton, first woman to win the presidency! Let’s put a big pic of her husband on the front page!
Of course it’s true that Hillary Clinton only addressed the DNC briefly through a video Tuesday night. And, having worked in a number of newsrooms, my guess is the editors at these papers wanted to grab a newsy photo from something that happened at the Democratic National Convention last night. That newsy photo ended up, in a lot of cases, to be of Bill Clinton.
But it didn’t have to be.
The Chicago Sun-Times featured a historical photo of the nominee.
And other papers decided to use a photo of Clinton from a few days ago. This is the front page of the Los Angeles Daily News.”
“During the final night of the Republican National Convention, MSNBC host Chris Matthews managed to rope the Trump campaign into admitting a manifestly absurd position that offends a significant swath of the voting base.
Matthews asked Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort how the campaign “deal[s] with the problem” that “whenever a man, you’re a man, or Trump, who is a man, criticizes Hillary Clinton, they hear a male criticizing woman,” during an interview Thursday.
“It depends which women you are talking about,” Manafort said. “Many women feel they can’t afford their lives, their husbands can’t afford to be paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. They will hear the message. As they hear the message, that’s how we will appeal to them.”
Manafort’s response was apparently so startling to Matthews that he tossed him a mulligan.
“You heard what you just said didn’t you? You said women are concerned about their husband’s income?”
“I can speak personally to that,” Manafort earnestly offered.”
My feminist awakening was not a conscious thing, I guess you’d say. It came from watching my dad.
Dad and my brothers would be painting the house. “I want to help” “Give her a cup of water and a brush. She’s a girl; she’ll mess it up.” Dad would be working on a car. “I want to help.” “here’s a screwdriver, go play in the dirt or something.” Brother would be moving the lawn. “Can I try?” “You’re a girl; you’ll just cut your foot off.”
When it was time to decide on college, “I want to be a musician.” “Yeah? And you’ll end up like your mother, flipping burgers.” She was a chef, but he, like a lot of men, doesn’t take female chefs seriously. “Okay, what about psychology?” “You’re too stupid for that.” I went for an accounting degree, because he felt I should, even though it wasn’t what I wanted. When I got on the Dean’s list every single time all through college, “You couldn’t have done that. You faked the letters.”
My brothers, on the other hand, were never too stupid for anything (even though I did better than they did in school; a lot of my problem was that I was bored). It was never a problem that they were working crap jobs. It was never a problem that one of them went for his dream.
No matter how hard I tried, it was never enough; no matter how little my brothers did, it was always more than enough.
I can’t even with this. Congratulations on turning out to be a well-adjusted human being despite having the worst father ever.
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“As disappointing as it was to see Rey left out of the Target six-pack of The Force Awakens figures, it came as an even bigger shock when fans discovered Hasbro’s popular Star Wars: The Force Awakens Battle Action Millennium Falcon set comes with a light-up Millennium Falcon, a BB-8, a Finn, a Chewbacca…and no Rey. [Hey, she’s only the PILOT - PF]
“Command the Millennium Falcon and strike against the formidable power of the First Order,” reads the Hasbro product description, accompanied by the image of a young boy playing with the set. “Imagine its amazing stealth as it dodges asteroids and blasts enemies. Its movie-accurate decoration helps capture the excitement of the latest saga.”
The omission of Rey from the Millennium Falcon—the ship that she flies in several key Force Awakens scenes—drew sharp criticism from fans. It reminded them too well of how Star Wars studio Disney similarly treated Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow this year in its male-centric rollout of Avengers toys. Despite playing a crucial role in the Avengers team of superheroes, Black Widow was included in only a fraction of Disney and Marvel’s official merchandising.
More problematically, like Rey, Black Widow was rewritten out of her out of her own scene in Age of Ultron products depicting her motorcycle-flying sequence, replaced by Captain America and Iron Man. Toy partner Hasbro did the same to Gamora, the lone female hero of Guardians of the Galaxy, who could only be found on a handful of officially licensed items despite the fact that 44 percent of the Marvel ensemble’s opening weekend audience were female.
“It’s frustrating and stuff, and it bums me out,” added Guardians director James Gunn of the Gamora toy snafu. “I had a big conversation about this yesterday with one of my producers at Marvel about trying to make sure, especially, that Gamora is represented more in [merchandise] and all the Guardians toys.”
But the difference between Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Force Awakens is that in the Star Wars sequel Rey isn’t just one member of an ensemble of heroes: She’s literally the lead character.”
For years feminism has been deemed a legitimate and needed movement – for centuries women have been less advantaged and discriminated against in many (but not all) areas – but some male issues, including the rise in suicide, do get overlooked.
Today, for the first time, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is being called on to officially recognise that men and boys do experience inequality and systemic disadvantage in some areas of British life.
According to the Telegraph, the EHRC has been taking submissions for proposals to be included in a strategic plan for 2016-2019 to analyse, crack down on and try to help rid sexism against men.
While some extreme feminists may claim men can’t be on the receiving end of sexism because of current patriarchy, it would be counter-productive to ignore areas men are discriminated against as a result of their gender.
The amount of blatant, disgusting and violent sexism Hillary Clinton has faced over the years from the media is truly stunning. There is *no excuse* for this to continue as she prepares to enter the general election.
“Because when I was five, my kindergarten classmate told me I couldn’t be the princess in the game we were playing because black girls couldn’t be princesses. Because I was in third grade the first time a teacher seemed shocked at how “well-spoken” I was. Because in fourth grade I was told my crush didn’t like black girls.
Because I am not seen as a woman. Because I am not allowed to be fragile. Because the nurse that checked me in at the hospital to deliver wouldn’t look my husband in the eye. Because the vast majority of people won’t look my husband in the eye. Because when the doctors put my son in my arms and I saw that he was as dark as his father, I knew life would be even harder for him.
Because I am trapped here. Because the playing field isn’t leveled. Because I love my skin. Because I love being a woman. Because not hating myself is considered radical. Because I’ve been called racist for defending myself. Because all the major protests are for cis black men. Because I’ve been told that talking about the women who’ve died is taking away from the real issue.
Because I get no break from fighting. Because everything is a struggle. Because my anger isn’t validated. Because they don’t care about my pain. Because they don’t believe in my pain. Because they forgive themselves without atoning. Because I’m not free. Because the awareness of it permeates everything. Because it’s not ending. Because they teach the children that it’s already ended. Because someone will assert their supremacy over me today. Because they’ll do it tomorrow.