patriarchy in action
I don’t know if you know this but
men can lose their virginity too
I don’t know if you know this, but society doesn’t place any fucking value on men’s virginity…nor has it ever systemically trained men to think of themselves as only being worthy of marriage if they’re still a virgin.
Society doesn’t tell men they’re tainted or dirty when they lose their virginity it praises them.
Society’s never PAID men’s families for their virginity…NOR HAS IT EVER PROMISED WOMEN who do good that they’ll get to “have sex with a 1000 virgin men” when they go to heaven.
GET THE FUCK OUT MY REBLOGS WITH YOUR BASIC ASS SHENANIGANS.
Fucking incredible. What an ass… ROFL
Reblogging for the awesome comments. ^
“I don’t know if you know this, but society doesn’t place any fucking value on men’s virginity…nor has it ever systemically trained men to think of themselves as only being worthy of marriage if they’re still a virgin.”
I’ll take your bet and raise you every single movie about male teens since ever. Why? Because men have the opposite problem. As boys, we’re told we’re pathetic, or worthless, or “gay” by our peers if we’re virgins. The system’s broken on both sides. Is it worse on women? Almost certainly. But let’s not pretend men don’t have to deal with too.
(And I’m sorry, but if anyone’s expecting the groom and/or bride to be virgins on their wedding day, they need to be reminded what year it is.)
It could be argued that young men are being ostracized for being virgins cause being a virgin is for women.
From what I understand of it, patriarchy isn’t harmful to just women, it’s harmful to people.
For the 2000th some time, I’ve made this argument multiple times….and none of you random people reblogging this seem to understand this:
Men being mocked for being virginal is incomprabable to the violence women face for any of their sexual practices [inactivity or otherwise].
The original caption of this photo was all encompassing “patriarchy in action” [including the damage patriarchy does to men] but alas people like you who don’t follow me reblogged this mindlessessly and flew off the handle either individualizing the post, ignoring previously mentioned information, deleting information, or adding previously mentioned information.
Have a good day.
a muslim woman protesting the burka. in some countries, muslim women are raped and beaten for showing even their noses and mouths. in some places, they get their hands chopped off for showing their wrists, or looking at a man.
This is amazing, this is beyond amazing.
This is likely the only time my blog will have nudity on it but I feel this is too important not to have on my blog. The female body is something beautiful. Harming a woman for the reasons listed above is beyond cruel and oppressive. It should never happen and I’m glad people are taking a stand against it.
Gods guard over her and her message.
These were for my final project for my Feminist Thought class last semester. Not my best work, as they’re all hand stitched and I don’t currently own an iron, but I’m still pretty proud of these bad ass bitches.
I would buy these!
how things have changed
why cant life still be like this
Where have the times gone?
This is the most beautiful fucked up thing …
“Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance”
woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects
I love this. I’ve seen a lot of “thin bashing” in defense of women’s right to look however their lifestyle and metabolism leads them to look - and I know I reblog it from time to time, it’s mainly because I don’t feel it’s to offend the people it’s offensive to. And i’m a curvier girl myself so I’m glad to see pictures of bigger women being proud of who they are.
But because you’re speaking out against people discriminating against the way you look doesn’t mean that you need to bash the way someone else looks - even if your more frequent aggressors happen to be “thin” or “fat” or whatever.
It’s sad and ironic that most of the “I’m fat and I don’t give a damn what you think about it” photo campaigns are so anti-thin. We all probably know someone who’s tiny - eats like an elephant but in the end they’re just a smaller person with a slighter build. And that’s how they were born. Maybe they run everyday - people get endorphins from exercise and eating cupcakes, maybe their way of life just leads them in a different direction - resulting in a different shape.
None of us fit inside of a box, and you would be hard pressed to find two human beings on this planet of the exact same dimensions. Be who you are and be proud of it - but don’t put people down to get to self-acceptance.
Also as a side note - I’d really love to see what this photo-journalist or author or whatever you’d classify her as would do with the male beauty myth. I love feminism, and I recognize that it should benefit men too. But we never really see much activism for the male side of the coin - they’re the barely mentioned side note to feminism.
p.s. got this link through Bitch Media - LOVE THEM
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