Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry. —

Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)


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How Fox News covered women’s issues this morning. 

And Fox News wonders why they’re accused of contributing to the Republican Party’s war against women.

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Christiane, go to the corner of shame. right now.

for fuck’s sake. good response hillary.

I can’t believe she asked this question. Boo, hiss.

You people are ridiculously ignorant. If you actually took the time to watch the interview instead of just pressing the ‘reblog’ button, you would understand the context in which Amanpour asked that question.

The original question came from someone on Tumblr who asked: “Why would you run for such a dangerous and very stressful job when you have a precious grandbaby on the way? Retire! Relax! Enjoy life!” This was part of a lighting round on hard choices to take.

AMANPOUR: The ultimate hard choice? Grandmother or the possibility of being the first female president of the United States of America?
CLINTON: There have been a lot of grandfathers who have done it. 
AMANPOUR: Precisely. 
CLINTON: Yes, exactly.
AMANPOUR: So, maybe it’s not choice, maybe it’s not a hard choice. (APPLAUSE)
CLINTON: It’s a personal hard choice. 

It’s called sarcasm. Can everyone stop throwing Christiane Amanpour under the bus now? 

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This ^

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All but one of the mass murders in the U.S. over the last 30 years has been committed by men. The fact that gender is often omitted from the story speaks to how we still see the masculine as the irreproachable and invisible standard. As Michael Kimmel notes in his extensive research on school shootings, if the genders were reversed and most school shootings were committed by women, you’d bet gender would be part of the analysis.

We often instead shift the conversation to “mental illness” and describe shooters as madmen, while the characteristics they exhibit are often an extension of toxic masculinity ideals that are institutionally reinforced.

What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny  (via twesg)
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We don’t know if Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. We don’t know if he was a “madman.” We do know that he was desperately lonely and unhappy, and that the Men’s Rights Movement convinced him that his loneliness and unhappiness was intentionally caused by women.
Because this is what the Men’s Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies.
Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day. We can’t just write this one off – we need to talk about all of the fucked up parts of our culture, especially the movements that teach men that they have the right to dominate and intimidate and violate women, that lead to this, and we need to change things. Because if we don’t, I guarantee that this will happen again. And again. And again. —

Elliot Rodger And Men Who Hate Women (via feminizt)

Excellent response.

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"but not all men" are you sure


Tf is this? This is infuriating.

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I think this speaks for itself without commentary. There are many more incredibly nasty responses. 

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i hate this fucking country

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I discovered that activism was tiring. Did Gloria Steinem, I wondered, ever wake up feeling that she wasn’t in the mood that day to carry the banner of gender equality? There was something reductive and tedious in the endless conversations that I found myself having. —Curtis Sittenfeld’s confessions of a prep-school feminist: (via newyorker)


Truth be told …

If you thought everything would be okay once Obama came into office, you don’t understand the problem either.



Do you want to know what I find beyond offensive? People supporting the rights of a fetus but once that fetus is born, they couldn’t give a single fuck about it. You have the people who claim to be “pro-life” when in all actuality, they’re just “pro-birth.” They don’t…

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Young women today have been brought up under the false pretext that equality has been achieved, and asking for anything more is somehow taking away from men. Today’s young women even more than 25 or 30 years ago are subject to harassment and sexualization from an earlier age. Women are still making less than men, and women still struggle in male dominated industries. These are young women who are feminists but do not understand that what they are saying is feminist. —Shailene Woodley Doesn’t Realize that she is a Feminist and Why We Should be Worried (x)
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