WHY IS THIS NOT ACCEPTABLE (only typical “white” British people in a show based in Britain where the majority of people are fair-skinned Brits)
IF THIS IS ACCEPTABLE? (only Indian people in a show based in India where the vast majority of people are Indian)
AND THIS IS ACCEPTABLE? (Only korean people in a show based in Korea where the vast majority of people are Korean)
…Why is multiculturalism only required in predominantly “white” countries?
"We need feminism because… you didn’t just get RAPED by your midterm"
We use words with extreme and terrible meanings to exaggerate certain situations. That is how language works, we use words to emphasise. If you want to play the trivialisation game here are a few extra words to cry about:
Did you MURDER that hamburger at McDonalds?
- You are trivialising the experience of murder victims.
Did someone BEAT you in that game of Mario Kart?
- You are trivialising the experiences of bashed and beaten victims.
Did you STALK that guy on Facebook?
- You are trivialising the experiences of stalkers victims.
Was sitting through your lectures pure TORTURE?
- You are trivialising the experiences of torture victims.
Was that perfume an ASSAULT on your senses?
- You are trivialising the experiences of assault victims.
I guarantee most people would’ve never thought to consider that saying the word ‘beat’ or ‘stalk’ to emphasise a situation to be a concept of trivialisation. So why is getting ‘raped’ by your midterm inappropriate, but getting ‘tortured' or 'killed' by your midterm, or anything else for that matter, perfectly acceptable? Is it because everyone is at risk of getting beaten, murdered, assaulted, stalked or tortured so it's okay to use those words?
Newsflash: Men and women are at risk of rape, by both men and women. Rape is rape regardless of the gender of the victim or the rapist. It is a horrible experience for anyone to have to go through, yet when you shove gendered statistics or arguments into it you are trivialising the experiences of a large percentage of victims. You are victimising one gender more and demonising the other. You hear reports of men getting raped, and scrolling through the comments section there is an alarmingly large number of people saying: “Now he knows what it feels like” or “what if it was a woman?” or even worse “he probably enjoyed it”
Feminism claims to be about equality, but how fair is it to constantly treat an entire gender like the bad guys? When you say that you need feminism, a movement for females, to protest the usage of words such as “raped” in common conversation… You are essentially implying that you believe rape is a female only issue. You are essentially trivialising the experiences of male rape victims… which is the very thing you are trying to fight against, but for females only.
"I need feminism because… no one debates whether men can "have it all""
No one debates whether men can have it all because it is overwhelmingly presumed that a man has one role in life and that is to spend the rest of his life working to the bone to support the family. What use is a man unless he goes to work? That is what our society teaches. Men don’t have it all because from the moment they are born they are reared to be put to work. Society views their worth on how much money they bring in at the end of the day. That’s it. Their suitability as a potential partner is heavily based on what job they have and how able they are to support a future family…
… And when it comes to family, more often than not, a man will give up his precious time, that could’ve otherwise been spent with his wife and children, to work long hours to provide an income. Meanwhile, the wife is on maternity leave, or staying home with the kids, or working flexible hours to suit daycare, or working full time with a nanny for the kids. There is so much support for women with children out there. It is socially acceptable for them to stay at home and rear the children since it is an age old stereotype, and our culture has shifted (for the better) to make it more acceptable and respectable for a woman to go back to work after having kids.
Men have been left out of this change in acceptability regarding family roles, yet they are still being blamed and accused of ‘having it all’ when the only option they really have is to get back to work? (Unless they want to face ridicule, of course). No, men don’t have it all because they are pressured into the only thing society thinks they are good for, earning money.
God, as a woman I cannot imagine the pressure they must grow up with and deal with. I mean, I face daily pressures set by expectations of how women should behave, or what women should do. But I don’t live under a rock, I know for a fact that men struggle with other issues that don’t affect me. Just because they don’t affect me, doesn’t mean they don’t exist, and I am not going to spend my life supporting a movement that is hell bent on removing any sort male support system because it believes women have it worse.
Feminist quotes like the ones above destroy what little credibility feminism has left. It shows just how one sided all their concerns are. They only ever think about how a particular issue affects women, but they could care less if that same issue affected men in an alternative way. Feminists caring about men? I don’t think so.
"I need feminism because… People still act like being accused of rape is worse than being raped"
Firstly, rape is possibly one of the most violent and traumatizing acts of assault, second only to murder. Please do not think that I am undermining the true extent of how terrifying and violating it is. However, I honestly believe that being accused and convicted of committing a crime so heinous, while being innocent, comes with repercussions that are far more devastating then being a victim of rape.
Being raped can traumatize someone for the rest of their life. Some people can move on but most will never recover. People life in fear, they get anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies, and some even develop anorexia as a means of coping. Rape doesn’t affect you for a moment; it affects you for the rest of your life. However, there is hope out there. There are countless support groups that help you deal with the trauma, and to ease the pain. There is the chance of closure for what happened to you, through prosecution. Your family and friends will support and love you through your ordeal and road to recovery. You may not recover completely, but you can move forward with your life.
However, when you are accused and prosecuted for being a rapist you also live with lifelong trauma. Firstly, spending time in prison, in isolation, for years on end. Missing out on your dreams, your ambitions, and your goals. Not to mention your inmates are likely to have their own justice system… Have you ever heard of the term “don’t drop the soap”? Once you survive your time in prison, and the trauma that comes with it, you get out to find that your partner and kids have left you and have filed a restraining order against you. If you were single at the time, you will be single and alone for the rest of your life. Your family and friends and everyone you care about will reject you. They will be ashamed and embarrassed by you. Wherever you go parents will be holding their kids close because they have a rapist alert app on their phone, and you have a permanent record. Finding a job to support yourself will be 1000x harder because employers do background checks, and no one is going to want to hire you. Society will look down on you and spit on your face as you spend the rest of your life waiting for the nightmare to end… All for something you didn’t do.
I know I exaggerated both scenarios, but please, tell me how being unapologetic to those who are falsely accused is a positive attribute of “feminism”?
"I need feminism because… My choice of attire is not invitation for you to stare."
C’mon, really? Don’t act like you aren’t guilty of the very same thing.
When you see those dapper looking gentlemen sitting in backstreet cafés, with their cold pressed coffee in one hand while simultaneously writing poetry with the other. Everything about them is perfect. From their antique leather case to the tiny infinity tattoo on their finger. Don’t pretend like you don’t swoon as they periodically fix their Ray Ban glasses into place every time it slides to the tip of their nose, causing their tweed plaited bracelets to fall back down to their pale forearms. Don’t act like you aren’t currently imagining what it would be like to have this fine specimen of a man start a conversation with you, and all of a sudden that very same evening he is making slow, sweet love to you in his wood cabin on the edge of the woods. Before you know it, your lady parts are getting a little wet before your coffee even arrives. You can’t help your bodies natural response to stimulants. But of course, you couldn’t stop staring because this guy was clearly dressing to impress, right?
Again, don’t act like you don’t get turned on by men with hot bodies while they are simply trying to enjoy their day at the beach without being the target of your lustful stare. Their chiselled chests, all smooth and golden brown. Don’t pretend that you’ve never looked at a man like that and fantasised about him literally sweeping you off your feet with his strong muscular arms, and suddenly you are in a private, secluded beach where he is slowly kissing every inch of your body as you lie in the soft sand. Before you know it, your lady parts are getting a little wet and you aren’t even in the ocean yet. But of course, he should have worn a swim vest because his bare chest was basically an invitation to stare, right?
Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Misha Collins. Don’t act like you don’t google image these guys obsessively and memorise every single detail of their bodies. Don’t pretend like you haven’t used their public images to help yourself get off when you need a little private lady-time. But of course, they shouldn’t have been actors who are constantly in the spotlight if they didn’t want people to notice them and lust over them, right?
Unfortunately, everyone has the right to stare. At anything. You cannot police somebodies right to look at whatever is in their field of vision. Especially when you abuse this very same right, for the exact same reasons. Don’t be a hypocrite.
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