where did this website’s sudden obsession with skeletons come from
From inside ourselves.
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“Brendan Rex, a 28-year-old who flew down from Manitoba, Canada, to attend the event, confided that he lost his virginity at the age of 14 when a woman climbed on top of him and had sex with him while he was drunk and unconscious. “It kind of took me a few years to come to terms with the concept that I had nowhere to go,” Rex said. “Then about six years ago I kind of realized that there were a lot of other people like me; it’s not uncommon for men to be sexually abused, it’s not uncommon for men to be sexually abused by women. But because there’s this lack of knowledge, there’s this lack of community — you’re completely isolated. You have no one to talk to who understands this.””
“What I Learned as a Woman at a Men’s-Rights Conference,” Jessica Roy
And Rex, I have great empathy for you as a human being and as someone who has been assaulted.
Good to hear!
But no one is filming the rape of teenage boys and sharing it on public channels with the full knowledge that nothing will be done about it.
The very clear implication here is that this kind of thing is happening to women. The problem, of course (for you, anyways) is that it isn’t: we dare you to name one instance of this happening in which the public didn’t immediately respond in outrage and the perpetrators weren’t punished in the court of law.
You speak of a lack of knowledge, and a lack of community. Consider that almost everyone in America witnessed the Steubenville rape through national coverage - and yet for us? For female victims? There is STILL no community. We are no more credible as victims than you are - and as Steubenville proved, even proof means nothing.
Right, because the boys involved weren’t promptly arrested, charged, and eventually convicted. Oh, wait, that’s exactly what happened.
There are literally dozens of organizations set up specifically to help female victims, and that’s without getting into the government services and funding. Rape victims face a pretty shitty situation, yes, but in terms of getting acknowledgement, help and eventual justice, women remain vastly ahead of men.
Mainstream culture does not take rape seriously, period. But show me a dude who believes in protecting little boys from Catholic priests and I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that you’re also showing me someone who thought the young women in Steubenville got “what was coming to her.”
So, to turn that around, what you’re saying is that anyone who thinks the young woman in Steubenville didn’t deserve what happened to her probably feels it’s perfectly fine to throw young boys under the bus. Damn, that’s cold.
It’s about power. And it’s about who has credibility.
You need to build on these statements. (And by “build,” we mean “say anything useful whatsoever.”) Are you implying that men have dominance in all situations and levels? By relating these two statements, are you implying that power leads to credibility? If so, instances were men don’t have power would be problematic for your argument and oh, wait, look at the thing you’re quoting which presents a perfect example of exactly that.
This is not the Oppression Olympics but this is why I have a problem with the men’s rights movement as a whole. Our situation’s are not comparable. The ways the systems disadvantages us are not comparable. There is no global concept of misandry - it does not exist. As I type my spell-check here on Tumblr isn’t even acknowledging it as a fucking word.
Not the Oppression Olympics? It normally isn’t, but that’s exactly what you’ve just tried to make it: you’re so focused on female victimhood that you completely dismiss the problem of rape as experienced by men.
Tumblr not recognizing a word doesn’t mean that the concept doesn’t exist, and frankly the dictionary argument is so common it deserves a fancy Latin name. We’d also suggest some caution: remember, spellcheckers don’t recognize “intersectionality” or “transmisogyny” either.
The problems men face are not due to hatred of men - they are due to the burdens placed on them by a womanhating society that believes women incapable of heavy lifting. The toxic attitudes (espoused by both men and women) produce a hatred of woman and a hatred of the men who fail at masculinity.
We call this rhetorical technique reframing the issue. It is worthwhile to note that Western society is relatively flexible in its gender roles, at least compared to many other societies and cultures. In the grand scheme of things, it’s maybe somewhere in the middle, and while we still have quite a distance to go but….”womanhating”? Really? You can stop with the loaded language; it’s not even accurate even in most of the more extreme cases.
Setting that aside, though, even the extent to which Western society is restrictive in terms of gender roles still doesn’t support your argument. See, Western society is actually pretty supportive of both men and women who stay within their assigned roles: it likesmasculine men and feminine women. This is often sucks for the individual because people of all genders pretty well hit the spectrum of masculinity and femininity, but it’s nonetheless consistent. How does society treat men and women who step out of these roles? It depends on how far out of line they are…but even you must agree that society is more lenient on women displaying masculine traits than it is on men displaying feminine ones.
One small thing in particular bothers me about andi-sz’s reply, though—feminists are outraged, and rightfully so, when feminist / women’s rights discussions are interrupted by the likes of MRAs and Egalitarians who use males only as statistics to interrupt female discourse.
However, this is the exact attitude I’m seeing, in reverse; MRAs have created a space for themselves, for victims of male rape, but what I’m seeing in reply is that “this situation is not comparable to female rape” when absolutely no one I’m aware of in this situation is talking about female statistics.
Regardless of your views on feminism or MRAs, this bothers me.
Interrupting a space created for male victims, with issues of women’s rights, is bothering me.
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Lost a follower because someone called me a word that has almost gotten me killed and I responded by referring to the name caller as an “it”.
What a fucking world. Calling someone the n word is no biggie, BUT OH NOES WHEN THE BLACK CHICK CAN’T LOOK AT THE PERSON THROWING SLURS AROUND AS A HUMAN LET’S ALL COLLECTIVELY HAVE A SHIT FIT.
Someone who uses racial slurs doesn’t get the privilege of respect. If someone is more offended by the word “It” they are part of the problem.
I am of the same mindset. Thank you
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