We are now in the “aftermath” stage of Britain’s first mass shooting in over a decade. Lots of saddening photographs of the victims staring out at you from the newspaper front pages, and headlines about gun control, and stuff like this.
They found the social media accounts of the shooter and it was… well, it was what I think most people expected, he was an incel who harboured a hatred of women. You’ll note the ratio on that tweet, but 91 likes is still too many. Ohhh, it’ll be stuck in my head for a while, that one.
Interestingly, not long after clicking away from Twitter in horror I stumbled across this old comic strip in a history subreddit. “Are Girls to Blame for Men’s Bad Manners?”
Based on what info is out there regarding the artist, that comic would’ve been published sometime around the 20s or 30s it seems. Some things never change I guess.
I mean nothing says “not cruel and cowardly” like beating someone until they die, and nothing says “understands the spirit of Doctor Who” like “I want to see 60 minutes of a woman getting violently murdered.”
one more thing, i can’t help but notice that a lot of tumblr’s popular ideas about what 30+-year-old women — and it’s almost always women — should be doing instead of having fun online seem to line up pretty closely with very conservative beliefs about what women’s options should be. especially that women should have children and that once they have children their lives should revolve around those children completely, with no time for breaks or hobbies or internet discussion or other selfish, frivolous, unmotherly activities. to be a mother or a woman old enough to be expected to be a mother is to be a specially regulated class of person, judged by her performance as a self-sacrificing caregiver and exemplar of chaste maturity.
it’s hard to escape the influence of these ideas. but if you don’t hold yourself to this standard at age 22 or whatever, if you want more than what patriarchy has planned for you, then it’s worth it to try to let go of this standard when it comes to older women too. and not only because you will one day be one of them. but also because it’s the right thing to do.
That’s not a strange question; it’s an embarrassingly dumb question.
No, I do not have any difficulties with reading books written by female historians. I imagine that this might surprise someone like you, but women have brains that understand history just as strongly and sometimes even better than men. Female historians don’t have a credibility handicap just because they have different sexual organs than men. Not only are women capable of understanding history, but they also possess critical thinking abilities that allow them to tell stories or pass along their knowledge just like any man. Amazing, isn’t it?
I just worked for a start up company as a support agent, supporting the company’s native software and as a woman I just lived this for almost four years. One customer always wanted to do something that just wasn’t possible in the software. When I explained that, he told me I was stupid and that I was in the wrong line of work. He later called back and spoke to my male colleague. My male colleague told this customer all the same stuff I had said, using the same verbiage. The customer accepted it and thanked him
There aren’t jokes that can help, they all turn to bitterness in my brain. At some point the idea of crashing the Canadian immigration page might have been amusing. Now it’s a symptom of panic.
People aren’t just dissatisfied or bitter, they aren’t sore losers. People are genuinely scared for their lives.
There is nothing funny about that.
I disagree, filthy degenerates like sandniggers or trannies running for their lives is hilarious. It’s something me and my people from 8chan’s /cow/ have been waiting ages for. It’s time to make some nooses.
Protip, if you want to survive the New Reich, it’s very simple:
If you are an Allah worshipping sandpig, get out.
If you are a lazy uneducated and illegal mexican, get out and come back with a green card.
If you’re feminist, stop being fragile and lose some weight, you porker.
If you’re black, stop looting and raping people.
If you’re a tranny, check into a mental institution.
It’s time you had a reality check.
Trump supporters keeping it classy.
I want every Trump supporter to see who you threw in with.
“Omg every girl is gonna be Harley Quinn for Halloween” every guy has been batman for like 94 years shut the fuck up you insufferable toe
Yes but everyone knows batman most of the people going as Harley only know her from suicide squad they didn’t read the comics and grow to love her as a character like we did with batman. When we decided to be batman for Halloween it’s because he inspired us to be The Batman not because he became a pop culture icon like Harley fucking Quinn
IT 👏🏼 DOESNT 👏🏼 MATTER 👏🏼 She is a fictional character You and anyone else are not entitled to tell people they don’t like her enough to dress like her It doesn’t matter if they’ve read all the comics or just saw the movie they are literally hurting no one by dressing as her It’s a FUCKING night y’all need to chill your roll like holy fuck
Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]
I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.
My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).
There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.
It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.
Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening. So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.