Lately I’ve heard the No True Scotsman fallacy thrown at pretty much any defence of feminism.
It’s a bull argument to throw out so often. It’s like screaming “NOPE THAT KIND OF ACTION IS UNIVERSALLY FEMINIST APPROVED” and ignoring everything else. It also seems to often be used to say that things like “man-hating-women”, women who rape men, etc must be more common than let on.
I think the biggest way to pick apart NTS accusations is the fact that feminism is a massive, non-organized, self-identified movement. It’s not like a political party where you can throw someone out. If you throw someone out of your corner of feminism for Doing Wrong, someone else is going to take them in, either enthusiastically or with deliberately averted gaze. And it’s a pretty big false equivalency, to compare shitty feminists being able to find space, to their shittiness being welcome or ignored in general.
In a self-identified movement, unchallenged self-identification is membership. Allowing someone to parade around with your mantle without actively disavowing them is tantamount to support in a grassroots movement. If the KKK started identifying as ‘Feminist’ the movement would go apeshit. But instead these misandrists are written off as the ‘funny crazy aunts’ of the movement, even when they send men to the hospital for no reason, they recieve a screaming ovation. If someone identifies as part of a grassroots movement, and is tolerated by that grassroots movement, it just means they’re an unpopular part of it. Expel the morons like Anita Sarkeesian and Chanty Binx that love to monologue about the movement, uncriticized by other feminists even for sexist or self-contradictory remarks. Or at least stop idolizing them.
This is my issue with the movement. Feminism is about equal rights? I love it, all for it, equal rights all the way. But it should also be about equal responsibility, and about equal treatment under the law. This is why I think the name ‘Feminist’ is toxic. The movement has been hijacked, and while its original intent was good, in developed countries 3rd and 4th Wave feminism does more harm than good - leading to things like the sharp rise in male suicide, the 80% success rate of mothers in custody battles, or even just the mockery and ignoring of male rape or domestic abuse.
You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor
I’m going to reblog this until it’s a cultural norm.
Lets do it
plus less chance of drugs being slipped into your book
unless you’re into that kind of thing.
HE THOUGHT HIS LIL FRIEND GOT BAKED INTO A COOKIE I AM 100% DONE AWHH
jesus christ this is so sad why would you do this
this is from my favorite cartoon of all time. Marc Anthony and the little tiny kitten.
>The exceptions, of course, were Jews and other persecuted classes
No shit, if you’re disarmed, you can’t fight back, which is what we’re worried about. Of course, you can only not fight back in theory, remember the 1943 and 1944 Warsaw Uprisings, which turned the city of Warsaw into Stalingrad 2 with submachine guns made in garages.
Like how many times do we have to point out every single instance of people fighting back before people get it through their thick heads? How do you just blatantly ignore history over and over again?
Elle Korea: The Bag On The Men
Models: Kim Won joong, Shon Min ho, Park Hyeong seop, Jang Ki yong, Jang Ui soo
except when we eat your cats. Then we’re your really good friends. Cats suck.
sexismontwitter asked: I'm slightly confused: why did you like the post about rape (post/69529171423/this-makes-me-so-angry-i-cant-even-grrrrrrrrr)?
I ‘liked’ a funny joke. Nobody got raped. Nobody got hurt. Calm your nappy down.
Feminists say we live in a rape culture, but of course we don’t, we live in a culture of rape hysteria: If rape was normalized in our society, you’d be able to go home to your family tonight and say ‘hey mom, hey dad, tonight I’m going to go out and fuck a girl at knifepoint against her will, holding her down and forcing myself on her while punching her in the face’. And have them all laugh and slap you on the back. Celebrities, politicians and religious leaders would openly brag of raping women while high-fiving each other on TV. Movies would regularly show women being raped as an inconsequential part of life, with them being happy with it, no big deal, and the men doing it in need of no punishment whatsoever.
But of course we live in a climate which is the polar opposite of that, where - after paedophilia - rape is perpetually depicted in pop culture as the worst crime imaginable, bizarrely and inexplicably worse than even murder. And there is a far, far stronger case to be made that America in particular is a ‘murder culture’, where murder is so accepted and destigmatized by society and culture that violently ending someone’s life can every day be depicted in movies and television as an acceptable way of solving a problem, of tidily wrapping up the loose ends of a story. Where ‘offing’ someone can be graphically played out for laughs. But the only time you will ever see rape depicted as something to be laughed at in any Hollywood movie is when it happens to a man.
To repeat myself, we live in a climate of rape hysteria, so thank heavens we still have jokes that deflate some of that irrational hysteria from time to time. Without them crazed fanatics would find it much easier to reign, and hateful ideologies that cynically inflate and exploit real-life rape for political gain would face no opposition at all.