September 26, 2014

(Source: truthgraphs)

September 19, 2014
nothing is more fun than chopping up anonymous asks from straight white men’s rights activists

nothing is more fun than chopping up anonymous asks from straight white men’s rights activists

September 18, 2014

Anonymous said: " (and that straight white men’s rights activists have no interest in actually addressing)" Actually, aside from this part I completely agree with all those points. The problem isn't really men, the same way that it's not women or white vs black, straight, gay, bi or trans. The problem is human nature. Greed, avarice, ego and self-important thinking which we are all susceptible to. Not us vs them, "our problems are worse than yours" etc. We all have to work together against it everywhere.

This is a nice sentiment but it ignores how power is concentrated in society (and how history affects this concentration).

As Mitt Romney and the American conservative establishment found out the hard way, you can never make your goals a reality if you don’t have an accurate picture of what reality currently is.

September 18, 2014

natenhagen said: Thanks for calling a lie a lie. People should be held accountable for what they are saying and the messages they are putting out into the world. Just curious, do you reject the premise that men need rights? If not, have you come across any sources that do qualify as legitimate? I think it would be a show of humility to not just call out injustice - but to encourage what path is responsible and mature. Cheers, Nate

mr-cappadocia:

mensrightsactivism:

That’s a great point! Here is a list of things that would immeasurably help men everywhere (and that straight white men’s rights activists have no interest in actually addressing):

  • Ending the war on drugs
  • Abolishing private prisons
  • Police reform
  • Immigration reform
  • Universal basic income
  • Reducing socioeconomic inequality
  • Repairing broken education systems
  • Improving support for men who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Improving healthcare infrastructure to seriously address suicide and mental illness
  • Confronting the toxic masculinity that drives men to harm themselves and others
  • Ending neoliberal economic and anti-labor policies
  • Ending neoconservative military policies
  • Reparations for white supremacy

Reparations? Really?

While I agree with some things on this list (and have fought for them extensively) it mostly just reads like a social justice backdoor to Co opt valid men’s issues.

"Reparations" not being one of them.

Please read “The Case For Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates to understand why I placed it on my list.

Unless black men’s issues aren’t “valid men’s issues”???

September 18, 2014

natenhagen said: Thanks for calling a lie a lie. People should be held accountable for what they are saying and the messages they are putting out into the world. Just curious, do you reject the premise that men need rights? If not, have you come across any sources that do qualify as legitimate? I think it would be a show of humility to not just call out injustice - but to encourage what path is responsible and mature. Cheers, Nate

justherefordaart:

mr-cappadocia:

mensrightsactivism:

That’s a great point! Here is a list of things that would immeasurably help men everywhere (and that straight white men’s rights activists have no interest in actually addressing):

  • Ending the war on drugs
  • Abolishing private prisons
  • Police reform
  • Immigration reform
  • Universal basic income
  • Reducing socioeconomic inequality
  • Repairing broken education systems
  • Improving support for men who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Improving healthcare infrastructure to seriously address suicide and mental illness
  • Confronting the toxic masculinity that drives men to harm themselves and others
  • Ending neoliberal economic and anti-labor policies
  • Ending neoconservative military policies
  • Reparations for white supremacy

Reparations? Really?

While I agree with some things on this list (and have fought for them extensively) it mostly just reads like a social justice backdoor to Co opt valid men’s issues.

"Reparations" not being one of them.

Universal Basic Income
AKA Give people money for doing nothing
Yeah, I’m not THAT liberal.

Oh no, I think opposing policies that reduce human suffering and increase opportunity and equality simply because it contradicts the neoliberal worldview is a remarkably liberal quality.

But hey! Trickle down will eventually help the middle class and working class. We just need a few more decades!

September 17, 2014

Anonymous said: I assume u mean ending private prisons, the war on drugs, etc. The way u wrote your list makes it seem like you support them tho I doubt u do. You need to add some verbs man.

Haha, good point!

September 17, 2014

natenhagen said: Thanks for calling a lie a lie. People should be held accountable for what they are saying and the messages they are putting out into the world. Just curious, do you reject the premise that men need rights? If not, have you come across any sources that do qualify as legitimate? I think it would be a show of humility to not just call out injustice - but to encourage what path is responsible and mature. Cheers, Nate

That’s a great point! Here is a list of things that would immeasurably help men everywhere (and that straight white men’s rights activists have no interest in actually addressing):

  • Ending the war on drugs
  • Abolishing private prisons
  • Police reform
  • Immigration reform
  • Universal basic income
  • Reducing socioeconomic inequality
  • Repairing broken education systems
  • Improving support for men who are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Improving healthcare infrastructure to seriously address suicide and mental illness
  • Confronting the toxic masculinity that drives men to harm themselves and others
  • Ending neoliberal economic and anti-labor policies
  • Ending neoconservative military policies
  • Reparations for white supremacy

September 17, 2014
The best and brightest of the straight white men’s rights movement right here, folks.

The best and brightest of the straight white men’s rights movement right here, folks.

September 17, 2014
[Pictured above, everyone who sends me anonymous asks defending the straight white men’s rights movement]
I want to express my sincere apologies if I implied that the straight white men’s rights movement doesn’t care about women’s rights or anyone else who isn’t a straight white man.
I want to be very clear that just like American conservatives and their working class white voting base, straight white men’s rights activists don’t care about straight white men either.
Men of all circumstances and identities face horrifying issues everywhere and they absolutely deserve help and support. They deserve actual advocacy and activism, not a hate group that is obsessed with harassing women.

[Pictured above, everyone who sends me anonymous asks defending the straight white men’s rights movement]

I want to express my sincere apologies if I implied that the straight white men’s rights movement doesn’t care about women’s rights or anyone else who isn’t a straight white man.

I want to be very clear that just like American conservatives and their working class white voting base, straight white men’s rights activists don’t care about straight white men either.

Men of all circumstances and identities face horrifying issues everywhere and they absolutely deserve help and support. They deserve actual advocacy and activism, not a hate group that is obsessed with harassing women.

September 17, 2014

Vox has a depressing list outlining the reality of violence that women face in the United States every day:

1. Most women experience physical abuse in their lifetime

2. Nearly one-quarter of women experience a physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner

3. Seven in ten assaults against women are perpetrated by an intimate partner

4. One in five women are raped in their lifetime

5. One in thirteen murder victims are killed by their husband or boyfriend

6. One in ten women has a head or spinal cord injury as a result of physical assault

7. But most assault victims don’t receive medical care

8. Eighteen percent of mass shooters have a domestic violence charge

9. Rates of sexual assault are declining

Why are straight white men’s rights activists are so insistent that women don’t need feminism? Why are online reactionaries so upset with “social justice warriors” for pointing these issues out?

Is the above reality the one they expect women to be satisfied with?

I suppose that’s why “the abuser’s lobby” is such an apt name for the men’s rights movement.

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