Q:I thought this blog was supposed to be about male privilege. Not trans women.
Out of everything I’ve reblogged you pick on that post?
It was about male privilege.
Jesus Christ on a stick in church on tuesday.
If you think discussions about male privilege are going to completely leave out transwomen (or trans* people at all) you are sorely mistaken and you are part of the problem. Get the fuck off this blog.
Q:Fuck you, you sexist swine.
Sorry. Misogynists aren’t my type. Have you tried over on Reddit?
Q:So, the Trans Exclusionary Folks are appearing even here? Kudos for the administration for keeping them out, I'm really grateful for this <3
TERFs seem to pop up everywhere. And I apologize to everyone who was hurt just by me mentioning it happened. I’m sorry. I felt like it had to be addressed.
(PS: You’re welcome <3)
Q:when you say transphobic submissions, what do you mean?
That was a result of several alarmingly transphobic submissions about trans* women.
Examples under the cut for those that want them:
Q:What I don't get is that despite feminists NEVER saying that it is OK for a woman to hit a man, but not vice verse, people are using this against the movement. Why?
The argument I see (from misogynists) a lot is: “If there is to be equality then I should be able to hit women!!” Not phrased like that, but that’s what the meaning ultimately is. It’s telling that the first thing they think equals equality is the ability to beat up women. Because that already happens. All the time. If they’re going on the “you shouldn’t hit a girl” thing. That’s the patriarchy (holding up the ‘women are fragile and should be protected’ bits) and plenty of people don’t listen.
They seem to think that feminists are running around smacking men just because and that gives them the “right” to hit back because feminists want equality. Or some weird sexist bullshit like that. That because women want to be on equal footing with men, that women should be able to take a punch like one.
See, my feminism states that nobody should hit anybody else. Because violence against someone is poopy and gross. Unless they’re into that. Then it’s okay as long as it’s consensual.
Sorry if this doesn’t answer your question. It’s a bit all over the place. I was attempting not to rant and rave because I have a lot of feelings about this subject.
Q:So, what exactly is the point of this blog? If you are a feminist-- which I think I can safely assume you are-- how is this helping your movement? Or are you just here to point out all the aspects of life that women are slightly disadvantages in?
The point of this blog is to get people to critically look at “the aspects of life that women are slightly disadvantaged in”. It’s a place where people can share their experiences in that regard. If that rocks a few boats and gets people’s britches in a knot then that’s fine.
Now, unknot your britches please, because male privilege doesn’t create just “slight disadvantages”.
-Mod M, britches clean and pressed
Note: Published for FAQ purposes because this question is getting old.
Q:I just got in a fight with my closest friend, who is a boy. He called me a cunt a whole bunch, and he knows I hate that. Even though he was mad was he totally wrong to do that?? Only asking on anon bc I recently deleted my account.
Let’s look at it this way.
Anger is not an excuse. If I say, got angry and hit people. Just punched them in the face or kicked them in their inbetweens, then I would be wrong to do that even if I was angry. My anger does not excuse my violence. I do not have a “get out of jail free” card because I was angry.
There is no “even though he was…”. He was mad. He did something wrong and abusive and violent. And there is nothing okay about that.
If he says, “well I was angry” run fifty miles in the opposite direction because he’s not taking responsibility for what he did and is using anger as an excuse.
Q:sup, so you use the term "rape culture" a lot, what do you define as "rape"? to you is it only someone forcing someone else to have sex with them or is there something else too?
Rape is non-consensual sex. Period. Doesn’t matter “what kind” of sex it is.
Q:Hello there. I'm a white straight non-handicapped CIS male from a first world country, however, I believe I still haven't fully exploited my privilege potential. Is there any way I could increase my privilege, and if so, how?
I dunno what to tell you honey buns, it appears you have asshole privilege too.
Q:This happened a couple months ago but I'm still pissed about it. My friend was having a bad day at school so when we were on the bus she was venting to me and started crying. This guy sitting behind us said something about my friend being on her period so I called him a douche. He proceeded to call me a "cum-guzzling slut" and made several other slurs along those lines. My question is this: how am I a slut for calling him out when he was being rude? [Okay to post.]
You’re not. Simple as that. This boy you’re talking about is a professional fuck wagon.