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Sep 22 '14

chvrchingtons:

rootsoforigin:

chvrchingtons:

feministroosterteeth:

The other day, I thought of the best analogy to explain why “not all men” is a terrible argument.

I volunteer at a charity shop, and I do a lot of transactions on the till. We have a special pen behind the counter to check that the cash notes we’re given aren’t fake, and we have to check every single one before we accept it, regardless of the denomination. If someone tries to give us a £20 for a low-priced item, we have to ask if they have a smaller denomination before even checking the note.

Now, most of the people buying from a charity shop aren’t going to give us a bad note. In fact, I’d say most people wouldn’t give any business, for profit or not, a bad note. But we have to check every single one, because if we miss even one bad note, we get in huge trouble. The police have to be notified about bad notes, the higher-ups in our area of the charity have to be informed (and they won’t be happy), and someone missing bad notes consistently can get asked to leave.

It’s the same principle with “not all men”. We have to be wary of every man (or every member of X oppressor group), because if we let our guard down even once, it can be disastrous. 

Most people won’t use bad notes. Most men won’t rape or abuse women. But we have to be sure.

The problem is that you can apply this logic to anyone or anything.

Some black men are murderers. Some feminists are extremely violent. Some men are rapists. Some women are rapists. Some white people are thieves. 

Like, I understand the idea behind this post, but it’s a bad idea. If I said I was terrified of black people because one person may have hurt me before or hell, even just heard of people getting assaulted, I would be called racist and a huge asshole. 

But apparently, irrationally fearing all men is a good idea? No???

I get where this is coming from, I do. But how about instead of saying “well, a few men are violent, so I need to be a total bitch to every man ever and call them names because of it”, you say “I understand that you are not responsible for other people’s actions and you would never do that, but other bad people can feel validated when you make a rape joke (or something)”.

I mean, apply this shit to feminists and I’d get a sock shoved down my throat and screamed at that “not all feminists are like that!!” so

FRT didn’t mention anything about being aggressive towards men, their point was basically “be wary of them”. 

#i’m not a feminist #used to be but i can’t stan the movement anymore- tumblr ruined it for me with all the petty whining #that goes on

This itself is petty

My reference to aggression wasn’t necessarily due to FRT’s post. It mostly comes from the ”feminists” that like to say “kill all men”/”misandry”/”male tears”.

Even still, living in fear isn’t a way to live. Sure, caution where caution is due, but things like Schrodinger’s Rapists is just going to cause you undue stress and lead to aggression. 

I’m not saying that FRT is wrong, but approaching this issue from that angle isn’t a great idea.

(And not choosing to be a part of a movement is not petty. I’m still a feminist in the sense that I believe in the equality of all genders, but I choose not to align myself with the movement because there are some really really shitty people under the feminist label [or even just the people that like to say “lol male tears” because you’re not helping anything].)

I don’t entirely agree with the use of analogies, because you can’t completely compare two different scenarios. I don’t know if FRT was trying to say that both situations are the same, but regardless, the main lesson to take away from this is precaution.

Taking precautions doesn’t mean someone lives in fear or is paranoid. You don’t have to do this sort of thing if you don’t want to, but there’s nothing wrong with it, and there’s nothing wrong with you, if you choose to do so.

I didn’t mean that you’re decision to not support feminism was petty, but allowing the trivial remarks of bad feminists and people who pose as feminists (there are blogs dedicated to that unfortunately) to speak for feminism; that is petty.

#you can’t win lol

Can we not take this kind of attitude about it? I’m not trying to attack you.

Sep 22 '14

ooh-bite-me:

when your mom walks up behind you while you’re blogging

image

(Source: andallthesinners-saints)

Sep 22 '14
hellstarfantasy:

just let him have the pizza

hellstarfantasy:

just let him have the pizza

(Source: chosen-undead)

Sep 21 '14
pepperandpals:

Pls helb poof birb obtain millet seeb.

pepperandpals:

Pls helb poof birb obtain millet seeb.

Sep 21 '14

categoryfourkaiju:

tokenduelist:

throwing-lego:

officialunitedstates:

FACT OF THE DAY:  zebras’ stripes are not always black and white.  sometimes they are black and orange

image

this is a giraffe

Are all of you on this site idiots? That thing is clearly canine. It’s a goddamn wolf. Get your facts straight.

canine’s don’t have fins, dumbass.

Sep 20 '14

chvrchingtons:

feministroosterteeth:

The other day, I thought of the best analogy to explain why “not all men” is a terrible argument.

I volunteer at a charity shop, and I do a lot of transactions on the till. We have a special pen behind the counter to check that the cash notes we’re given aren’t fake, and we have to check every single one before we accept it, regardless of the denomination. If someone tries to give us a £20 for a low-priced item, we have to ask if they have a smaller denomination before even checking the note.

Now, most of the people buying from a charity shop aren’t going to give us a bad note. In fact, I’d say most people wouldn’t give any business, for profit or not, a bad note. But we have to check every single one, because if we miss even one bad note, we get in huge trouble. The police have to be notified about bad notes, the higher-ups in our area of the charity have to be informed (and they won’t be happy), and someone missing bad notes consistently can get asked to leave.

It’s the same principle with “not all men”. We have to be wary of every man (or every member of X oppressor group), because if we let our guard down even once, it can be disastrous. 

Most people won’t use bad notes. Most men won’t rape or abuse women. But we have to be sure.

The problem is that you can apply this logic to anyone or anything.

Some black men are murderers. Some feminists are extremely violent. Some men are rapists. Some women are rapists. Some white people are thieves. 

Like, I understand the idea behind this post, but it’s a bad idea. If I said I was terrified of black people because one person may have hurt me before or hell, even just heard of people getting assaulted, I would be called racist and a huge asshole. 

But apparently, irrationally fearing all men is a good idea? No???

I get where this is coming from, I do. But how about instead of saying “well, a few men are violent, so I need to be a total bitch to every man ever and call them names because of it”, you say “I understand that you are not responsible for other people’s actions and you would never do that, but other bad people can feel validated when you make a rape joke (or something)”.

I mean, apply this shit to feminists and I’d get a sock shoved down my throat and screamed at that “not all feminists are like that!!” so

FRT didn’t mention anything about being aggressive towards men, their point was basically “be wary of them”. 

#i’m not a feminist #used to be but i can’t stan the movement anymore- tumblr ruined it for me with all the petty whining #that goes on

This itself is petty

Sep 20 '14

markdoesstuff:

kaishabackwards:

I paused my music for this. Worth it.

you have no idea how worth it this video is

(Source: banderboucher)

Sep 20 '14
thyhoboking:

The one time I go outside, I find this.

thyhoboking:

The one time I go outside, I find this.

Sep 19 '14

Yeah, this Quest Log could probably use some… anything. For starters, a way to separate what you’re actively doing from what you’re vaguely considering.

Katia: Make a snow weapon!
September 18th Update

Yeah, this Quest Log could probably use some… anything. For starters, a way to separate what you’re actively doing from what you’re vaguely considering.

Katia: Make a snow weapon!

September 18th Update

Sep 19 '14

Pearl knows how to operate a motorized vehicle but she doesn’t even know the word school. What the fuck Pearl?