A party of male IBM execs are seated near a woman at a restaurant. The execs begin discussing why they don’t like or want to hire women. She begins live tweeting their conversation. And even in the face of this woman actually hearing this conversation, specifically about women, between the IBM executives, there are still people writing her saying “but men” statements and the fan favorite “not all men” has been swapped for “not all companies”…yet somehow it comes off as meaning the same thing.
Women have an unfair advantage in business because they can get to the top in much fewer steps. An MRA cartoon.
- credit to Poopy Palpy
Wow. Who would have thought that writing about how my husband searched around for some video games with female protagonists in them for me (which, btw, he actually enjoys playing too) would elicit such a hateful response all because I said he was a feminist. People are calling him names, someone did a photo reply with a gore photo of a dead body with a piece of their hip missing. God, how you guys must feel inside. I’m glad I’ll never be in that headspace.
I just wanted to let you know that you haven’t taken any of the joy of that post away. You haven’t taken any of the joy of that moment away. I woke up to someone who loves me (just like I have for over the past 20 years) and found him doing something thoughtful for me. He knew that even though I enjoy playing games with male leads, they are plentiful. He knew I had trouble finding games with female protagonists and he understood why it was important to me to be able to play them. You don’t have any power over that moment or the way I feel or the way he feels about me. You have no power at all. Maybe that’s why you’re so angry? *shrugs* So go ahead and stew in your anger. You’re only drinking your own poison and expecting us to die.
It pisses me off when I’m reading articles about the SCOTUS decisions and find that all the commenters are men. I know, I know. Don’t read the comments.
A guy on a friend’s Facebook page using the definition of male privilege as a defense for why an article about male privilege and entitlement is wrong.
The Period Poem - Dominique Christina
For all the young girls that are mocked in school for being on their periods. Yes, fellas, period shaming is a thing, but of course some of you already know that, don’t you? And to all you mothers of daughters or mothers to be, this is how you empower your child.
The hashtags #EndFathersDay and #WhitesCantBeRaped trended worldwide Friday, apparently the work of angry feminists on Twitter.
4chan are the one’s behind these hashtags. Typical smear campaign that arises when women and allies voices gain media attention for things like #yesallwomen. They figure if they can smear us they can make people dismiss our experiences and write us off as radicals. You can see a screencap of thread where they’re discussing their plan in the story at this link although the actual thread has been deleted now. Don’t let these hashtags become a story about feminism told on news outlets over and over again until the public believes it. Please spread the word.
If women were more inclined to go into math/engineering/sciences then their average pay would be closer to that of men.
If math/engineering/sciences were not socially gendered occupational fields that create… […]
Circular logic has come full circle.
Proof in point, the reason companies and schools spend so much time trying to entice women into fields and departments they don’t currently saturate is because traditionally, they weren’t welcome.
Women don’t major in computer science. School recognizes women aren’t signing up so they try to recruit women. Radical feminist uses this as proof that women were pushed away.
> Pulling women in = pushing women away.
> Not pulling women in = pushing women away.
> Not doing anything = pushing women away.
The victim complex is strong in this one.
As I said, class dismissed.
Don’t assume that you know me, my life, or my career choices because I am a women, or assume that my knowledge of workplace and gender history somehow pales to yours because I’m a feminist and therefore, I must not know any better. If you’re not prepared to consider that there are people other than yourself who are in fact highly educated about topics that you can Google, step down off your soapbox and try learning something before forming a blanket opinion based on your limited understanding of the issues at hand.
Now, with that out of the way, while I am thrilled that organizations are taking the time to push for women in the workplace, change is not instant and stigma doesn’t just “go away”. You are suggesting that women aren’t interested in male-dominated fields just because, and I am stating that no, after years of gendering the workplace women don’t feel welcome in these fields- yet, and yet being the operative word. The fact that they [large organizations/ corporations] are working towards changing that sense of non-belonging is progress, but the fact that the underlying social system itself has not yet changed means A+ for effort, but we still haven’t seen marketable results.
Consider first and foremost that all major leaps forward in the women’s rights movement have happened (more or less) in the last century. Now, consider that we have about nine more centuries of patriarchal social history queuing up behind that which is responsible for the creation of every single male/female stereotype, archetype and generalization still perpetuated today.
To use a more understandable example:
In 1865, slavery in the USA was abolished. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her “white seat” on an Alabama bus line. Up until 1970, schools in the USA were still segregated, despite the winning of the Brown vs. Education board civil suit of 1954. Racism continued on into the 80s, 90s and finally… Despite still being a fundamentally racist society, President Obama was sworn into office January 20, 2009 and the first thing we did? Threatened him with political assassination and demanded to see his birth certificate. But of course, you’re not personally a racist, so you don’t need to worry about that, right?
But, since we’re on the topic of fun historical facts, let’s talk women’s rights. Women were given the vote in 1920 (55 years after we thought hey, slavery isn’t a super-duper idea) and around 1939 to 1945, women were allowed to work, but only because there weren’t enough men to do the job (nothing like a good ol’ war, huh?). Now, keep in mind these were not educated jobs, these were factory jobs. In fact, the University of Cambridge (and many others) did not formerly recognize women’s degrees until 1947, and only after a lengthy civil dispute. So, while exceptions to these historical norms do exist (thank god Elizabeth Blackwell) the fundamental truth is, women’s rights are historically “new” to our society, our culture, and our concept of gender and ignoring that fact is both blatantly and electively ignorant.
Basically, history is the foundation of our future, of our modern existence, and in the same way white folk are still fucking bitter over any scrap of privilege given to people of color as an I’m-sorry-card for the last few centuries, men are bitter about women getting “handouts”. So, before you get lippy with someone who clearly knows more about the social order than you, take a deep breath and consider your that opinion might not be as valuable as you think it is.
Not to mention the fact that women have written about their experiences in the math/engineering/science/tech industries and expressly stated that it’s often a hostile work environment. People like Greg Rucka, comic book author, have spoken about how this hostility starts before girls are even out of middle school. Gave you a couple of examples of this environment, but I basically put that there for others and I’m not going to link any more of them because I’m sure you don’t really care.
many of the things wrong with the world can be summed up in this comment
It’s really a slap in the face when you’re reading these huge achievements of such young girls. You’re marveling at the fact that they’re just starting out and you start thinking if they can do this at such a young age then think of all the possible contributions that they could make to society as they grow into adulthood. Then you get to the comment and feel the emotional rug being pulled out from underneath you. I hope someone asked him, “So, what world-beneficial invention did you come up with by age 15?
I am angry.
The following article is a discussion about violence, violence against women, and the oppression women face every day. Have a care if these topics disturb you. Note too: I am a cisgender male, and the hashtags I discuss below deal with the issues in binary men/women terms, so I do…