Saw this little ditty, not too long ago:
I just had to laugh at this. I mean I can go through this and rip it apart, with how mindless this list is.
In fact, I think I will:
“Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.”
Sorry, sweetheart, but a key is a weapon for men, too. We use it, when we get mugged, assaulted, or any other violent crime happen to us, if possible. Might want to check out crime statistics, considering men have the majority of violent crime happen to them, not women.
“Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.”
Really? That’s supposed to be an insult? I believe there is a meme out there saying something about how a vagina can take a pounding, said by Betty White.
“Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.”
Sure, if there are enough female judges, let women have equal representation on the Supreme Court. But you are forgetting something: Women make up what percentage of judges in this country? And while we are at it, might want to get rid of some of those judges that favor women, down in the normal courts. However, if no women apply for the positions (and most likely, they don’t), why the hell should we force someone into that position, if they didn’t want to be there?
“Because rape jokes are still a thing.”
Hmmm… Did you hear the ones about the guys getting falsely accused of raping someone? (Neither is funny, but there are stupid people in this world. At the same time, why don’t you just tell the people who tell those jokes to go Frak themselves?)
“Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.”
Word for that: Narcissism. And lots of women are perpetuating this, as are their white knights.
“Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a college organization.”
Actually, I can argue that Adam was dumb for accepting the fruit. But let’s boil that down to our ancestors didn’t listen to God, and caused the loss of paradise. Now onto the important part: Did you ever consider it might be because you haven’t shown the ability to lead, without whining about things? “I’m a woman, and I deserve this!” Go back to what I was saying about Narcissistic women, you might want to get yourself tested for that.
“Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.”
No argument there, beyond: are you expecting guys to be nice to you, even if you aren’t going to give them what they want? Remember, college is a hormone driven time. It’s at that point that human beings are the biggest slaves to their libidos (and this includes women), due to a natural desire to propagate the species. If you are willing to take their being nice, but not give anything in return, is that fair? Again, sounds narcissistic to me.
“Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time of the survey?””
What’s your point? Do women have to identify as feminists, to believe in those things? Do men have to identify as a feminist, to believe in those things? Also, if they don’t, does that automatically mean they are against those things? Sure sounds like it, from what you wrote.
“Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking expensive.”
Wow! You need to teach me how to read minds, like you do! I totally want to learn how to do that!
On a more realistic note: Go back to what I said about your last point. I honestly think of Dworkin, Solanas, (Hillary) Clinton, and most of the radical (female) feminists, when someone says they are a feminist. And if you start NAFALTing, remember that most of the feminist policy makers tend to be those exact hardcore feminists that are attempting to strip rights away from others, to increase their own privilege. Might want to get rid of them, so people actually have decent role models for feminism.
“Because Rush Limbaugh.” What about Rush Limbaugh? I don’t listen to him, as I can’t stand most of what he says. If you’re going to make a statement, back it up with some sort of reason.
“Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.”
Did you ever consider that is because only 20 women actually ran for Senate seats? Or that some of the previous ones actually did some really shady shit, and people didn’t want some of those women back in office, due to that shady shit?
“Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist. Could. Not. Fathom.”
And yet, if they were to walk up to her and try and start a conversation, would that also be considered creepy, crazy, sick, rapey, etc? Also you might want to consider something: It takes confidence to walk up to a woman, for most men at that time of their life. In fact, a good majority of men have been so scared off of women (due to the exact same feminism you love so much), that they don’t have a clue what to do, in order to get a date, much less sex.
“Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.”
Some questions I can’t seem to answer, based upon searches: Do the tenured female professors make as much as a male professor with the same credentials, time on staff, and time tenured? Have the tenured female professors been there as long as most of the male ones?
If you look at those two questions, I will bet the reason the average is lower, isn’t due to sexism, but due to the factor of not having been there, as long as most of the tenured male professors. Also, considering that just under 1/3 of the professors there are female, and the school has a pay scale, and most likely not a raise percentage that can be negotiated, your point doesn’t have enough proof to back it up.
“Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.”
Okay, on this I agree. People should have better priorities. Of course, your saying this is the pot calling the kettle black.
Also, complaining about something does nothing to fix it.
“Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings. Weird, right?”
Think about this: You’re painting all the people that voted against VAWA under the same light. I know a couple congressmen that voted against VAWA, because it did nothing to help men. In other words, it was written in a sexist bias, in favor of women. So, women are more important than men? You want to stop violence against women? Also have to stop violence against men. Remember, we are two halves of the whole of the human race.
“Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?”
No, not guarding her drink is her fault. Not being with friends that are looking out for her, is her fault. Hanging around scumbags that would roofie a woman, so they can take advantage of her, is her fault. The fact that some one did that, makes them a scumbag. But she still could have taken some actions to prevent that type of thing from happening. It’s called responsibility for one’s self, and one’s own actions.
“Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.”
And yet, domestic violence is usually bi-directional. I wonder how much abuse she put him through. Also, when the violence gets to hospitalization, it is an escalation from previous times. So why didn’t she leave, before it got to that point? (Pssst… She didn’t take responsibility for her own actions)
“Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.”
Ah yes. 1 in 3 women will be raped. Might want to check your facts, that’s been debunked many times (Oh, and it’s now 1 in 3 women are victims of rape or DV, which has also been debunked). Also, men have the same thing happen to them. Acts of war tend to be atrocious. Thus why there is UN sanctions against them. (Psssst… by the way, criminals don’t follow laws. Neither do war criminals. These are horrible people who want to watch the world burn) One other thing, FGM was banned (pretty much) the day people heard about it. However, it’s only recently come to light (through several scientific studies) that circumcising males is detrimental to their sexual health. And yet, Oprah still endorses a face cream that uses the male foreskin. Trade you!
“Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.”
Hmmm… Actually raped, or raped based upon the duluth model of domestic violence? Also, did she say she was raped, or was that a conclusion based upon how she got drunk, hooked up with some guy, and then regretted it?
“Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation.”
Actually, we live in a world that doesn’t value anyone, unless they have money. As for your weird connotations of Feminism, you have your radical feminists to blame for that.
“Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to protect herself.”
Men have emotions. We just get shamed for showing them (Are you dating a guy who shows his emotions?). It really would be nice to live in a world where people don’t have to protect themselves. However, we don’t. There are, and will most likely always be, criminals in the world.
“Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.”
Last time I accepted the invitation, I realized that most feminists have their head shoved up their vagina. And most male feminists have their head shoved up a female’s vagina (most likely a female who’s vagina they want to be putting their dick into).
Look, lady, feminism isn’t about equality. It’s about perpetuating the victim status of women, and increasing it. It’s just showing women how to be children, their whole lives, instead of becoming adults.
This world would be a better place, if it were populated by more adults.