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Brendan. 19/M/USA. Capricorn.

I still have no idea why I have this Tumblr. If not being in one of the major Tumblr fandoms makes me a hipster, so be it.

Apparently I'm a Mage of Void. Check my FAQ before you ask me something in my Ask Box please, otherwise hit me up; I don't bite [usually ;)].

fluthermucken-the-fluffasaurus:

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draumbouy:

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

lets all snap back to reality here and look at FACTS.

let’s look at what real feminism has done in the real world.

Now, theres no question that feminists did some great things for womens rights. but they’ve also done a whole lot of bad for both genders as well, especially in recent years.

many of the first feminists where white supremacists.

feminist have campaigned and fought against equality for both genders on many occasions

many feminist leaders were borderline genercidal. In fact Valerie Solanas, who helped to shape modern patriarchy theory, and who’s writing is still taught today in womens studies classes, not only attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol, but also wrote a book called the S.C.U.M. Manifesto (or feminist Mein Kompf), which was about gendercide, and she is still hailed as a feminist hero to this day. this book is still used in womens studies classes despite the fact that it proposes reducing the male population to 10% and using them for breeding purposes.

Now i know what you’re gonna say, NOT ALL FEMINISTS. 

Feminism is a political movement. It has leaders. The rest of the people who join it, like the bloggers on tumblr, inherently support them by supporting feminism. Its not a big enough party to have multiple sects. Political parties motives are determined not by the supporters, but by the people who lead them, the people who do fundraisers, and organize protests, and slutwalks. The people who create the propaganda. The ones who write the literature, and who teach the women’s studies courses and plan their curriculums. Those people are far more influential than a sixteen year old with a blog and a few hundred followers.

The thing is, even your definition of feminism is wrong. The name itself should tell you that this is a gendered movement. Im assuming you’re going by the Websters definition.

Now im gonna do a breakdown on why even by its very definition feminism isnt for equality.

  1. That link will take you to the ACTUAL definition of Feminism. now Websters did in fact say sexes but its secondary definition said
      “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests" which even by Websters is still in favor of women. The oxford english dictionary also says that feminism is indeed about women.
    You are probably asking yourself why this is even a problem. Aren’t women the ones who still need rights? Well see that may have been true twenty years ago but now it really isn’t. The main problem with the definition of feminism is that it enforces this idea that men live in some ideal world that women should want to live in. Idealizes our situation has the negative effect of erasing our problems. So even by its very definition feminism is already fucking up the idea of equal treatment and consideration.

men actually have less rights than women. men are also demonized as rapists due to unequal rape laws that favor women. when you analyze the situation you’ll find that women rape almost as often as men (about 40% of rapists are women) and men are raped just as often if not more than women.

Men want protection against false rape allegations. They feel that a man’s life should not be ruined simply on the allegation of a woman who may be a vindictive liar. Currently, a woman can accuse a man of rape for no reason, and the man’s name is splashed in the paper and his life is ruined. So, they fought for laws granting men anonymity until charged with the crime of rape—not convicted, just charged.

Feminists fought against this, causing it to fail. Also see here, the London Feminist Network campaigning to defeat the proposal.

Men want an end to the justice system favoring women simply because they are women, and giving men harsher sentences simply because they are men.

Feminists fought against this, arguing that no woman should be sent to jail, even women who had murdered multiple people.

Men want equal treatment when victims of domestic violence, and to not be arrested for the crime of “being male” under primary aggressor policies.

Feminists fought against this by trying to suppress evidence showing that half of domestic violence is done by women, by threatening the researchers with bomb threats, death threats, etc. Modern, younger feminists are doing it as well.

The feminist definition of domestic violence has skewed arrest and prosecution philosophies, resulting primarily in having only male batterers criminally pursued.

Men want female rapists to be arrested, charged, and convicted with rape. In Western countries, women are rarely punished when raping men, due to the biased legal system. In some countries, women cannot be punished when raping men, since rape is defined as a male-perpetrated crime.

Feminists fought against this in India, arguing that “there is a physicality [in] rape” and that it would make things “more complicated for judges.”

Feminists fought against this in Israel, claiming that changing the law would result in men filing false rape claims.

Men don’t want to be thrown in jail because they lost their jobs and temporarily cannot pay child support.

Feminists fought against this, trying to lower the amount to $5000 before a man is guilty of a felony for not paying child support. If a man loses a decent-paying job, he will now be a felon, go to jail, lose his right to vote, AND be unable to find future jobs—if he cannot regain an equal-paying job within a few months.

Men want equal economic support and help from the government. When the recession hit, male-dominated fields like construction lost millions of jobs, while female-fields like education and healthcare gained jobs. So the government proposed an economic stimulus for those fields.

Feminists successfully fought against this, arguing that it was discrimination to support men, and caused the government to give money to women who didn’t deserve it. Hundreds of professional feminists complained against the “sexism” of helping men (who had lost jobs) and not women (who had gained jobs).

A representative of the Michigan National Organization for Women testified in opposition to the Revocation of Paternity Act, which stopped the old law which stated that if a woman was married and cheated on her husband, the resulting child is considered to be legally the husband’s and the biological father had no legal rights to fight for custody or parenting time with his biological child.

In 2008, a law was passed in England and Wales that allowed long-term domestic violence victims who killed their abuser to be charged with the lesser charge of manslaughter, but this only applies to women

In California and Montana, a woman can name any man she likes as the father, he gets a letter in the mail, if he does not prove he isn’t the father within 30 days he is now the father and must payHe cannot contest it. And DNA tests to prove paternity are not considered proof by the courts.

Women who falsely accuse a man of rape, who would be sent to prison for 10+ years if convicted, only gets fined or a slap on the wrist.

There is also the gender bias in the Probation Departments:

A higher score on the Probation Assessment Tool (PAT) means a recommendation that could lead to eventual dismissal of charges. A lower score means probation or lockup, not to mention the juvenile delinquent tag. [Judge] Hunt claims PAT routinely rewards girls with 14 extra points for gender alone, while boys get 0. 

Then there are studies that show women who fail to pay child support are incarcerated only 1/8th as often as men with similar violations.

The feminist definition of domestic violence has skewed arrest and prosecution philosophies, resulting in having mostly male batterers criminally pursued, and female batterers left alone.

Men who are falsely accused of rape can have their names published and their lives ruined even if they are not convicted or charged - their accuser is protected and is likely to face no punishment, or a light one.

 you’re right about one thing though. this WAS carefully executed.

this was a strategic move executed due to the recent hatred katy perry received when she declared that she was not a feminist.

Beyonce said in an interview she didn’t like labels. She called herself a modern feminist because of all the hate Katy and other female celebrities not declaring themselves as feminists.

Beyonce was scared her fans will hate her and turn against her if she didn’t become a feminist!

So congratulations Bey fans, even your precious “queen” knows you’re disloyal, immature, and insane. 

Adding the majority of this to my “Dear Feminists” thingy.
Thanks for the links.

(via dontneedfeminism)

I have found within feminism a bunch of people, most of whom haven’t suffered nearly the levels of gender-related life-destruction that I have, who nevertheless argue that

1. I enjoy gender privilege,
2. they, not I, get to define how gender affects me and that I should shut up and listen.
3. 1 justifies 2.
4. 2 justifies 1.
5. They’re on my side, and that they also want to free me from the man-box which crushed me…
6 …as they define it…
7 …while reinforcing the very gender-norms and stereotypes that did crush me.

8. And if I don’t like any of this, its because I want to preserve my privilege.

Daily Reminder to NOT LIVE.

It triggers the dead. (︶▽︶ ✿)

browningtons:

Things I want to feel

  • boob

Thing I don’t want to feel

  • when no gf

(via captaindonkeys)

What in the bloody fucking haberdashery is a “microagression”?

PUT YOUR BIG BOY/GIRL PANTIES ON AND STOP BEING A LITTLE FUCKING BITCH.

You don’t get PTSD from a post or image on the internet.

If you think otherwise, please disconnect from the internet and never reconnect.

Thank you. :)

shutdown4chan:

It’s time to shutdown 4chan.org

Join us on July 4th to celebrate our freedom and independence from racists by shutting down 4chan.

We will go to their site and as a form of protest we will overwhelm them with corrections to their awful lies and let them really know what the world thinks of them.

TW: I don’t think it’s really safe to go alone. The misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, anti-semitism, rape jokes and blatant racism will often be too much for any sane person.

Please spread the message and don’t be afraid to get involved!

Comics, stories, poetry, essays or pictures are all welcome! Every little helps!

See you on July 4th

#ShutDown4chan

:3c

mankindglobalmedia:

thisgingerischronic:

allthingswittyandneko:

JUST BECAUSE I’M WEARING THESE PANTS DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LOOK. I’M WEARING THIS FOR MEEEEEEEEEE.

breasts aren’t the same thing as your nasty fucking nuts bro. breasts aren’t sexual and they’re a whole hell of a lot different from your nasty fucking cheese-encrusted balls.

Dream on chickie-babe. Come back and tell me that when you’re 65 ;-)

In the meantime, take a look at this:

Sexual Wiring of Women’s Breasts

Neuroscientists establish breasts as sexual organs

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201305/sexual-wiring-womens-breasts

(via aboutwhitewomen)

daniphantomgone:

aboutwhitewomen:

reactionaryhater:

my-achilles—heel:

Seriously though.

Seriously.

I’m 20 and a virgin in college.

And I’m not pissed at men and going off and shooting men for revenge because a lot of men don’t pay attention to me.

Good. You’re a normal…

Am I an MRA? Of course not. I have zero interest in associating myself with those whining losers. They are beneath me.

Elliot Rodger

Well, I guess that settles it.

(via aboutwhitewomen)

"Four years ago, I was raped.

I didn’t ask for it. I didn’t want it. I didn’t deserve it.

I also, however, didn’t blame society. I blamed the man who raped me.

The “patriarchy” did not assault me. “Rape culture” did not slip sleeping pills into my drink.

One man did.

And he did it not because he was taught to. Not because society told him he should.
He raped me because he is a bad person, and we should not be holding everyone accountable for the actions of bad people.

Don’t let rapists go free of responsibility by saying their
choices are made for them by society. Bad people do bad things.
Don’t let them trick you into thinking that we are all to blame.

-anonymous

jeriatrics:

Would love to see how the feminists respond..

heathergraves:

Kat posted a link onto Facebook just a little while ago that was demonstrating the differences between how the public reacts to a woman getting abused, and then a man. And it got me thinking..

For some time now, society has been working towards making gender equality a thing. How have they been…

Asker Anonymous Asks:
You said you were a former feminist so does that mean you don't believe in equal rights?
brendanbeckmann brendanbeckmann Said:

tenaflyviper:

I think you’re mistaken, hon.

I DON’T want anything to do with the term of “feminist” anymore, because unlike any of the people currently abusing that term on this website, I actually DO believe in equal rights.

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