A blog about the life and times of a male feminist, equalist and Christian. I do run another comic books blog, which is my main focus, however, I feel that I have opinions that transcend just comics and what they mean. This is where I hope to generate a discourse about anything that seems relevant/important to my ever day life, so please sit back, relax and enjoy what I have to offer.
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.
Teacher: The problem with today's literature is that it serves only as entertainment and prevents people from knowing what really is out there. You could ask a girl in middle school to tell you about the Hunger Games and she'd tell you the entire story, but if you ask her about the situation in Afghanistan she won't know a thing about it.
Me: Have you read the Hunger Games?
Teacher: No, but I saw the movie.
Me: Then you can't say anything about that because the purpose of the book is to raise teenagers' attention, teach them what war is and mock the society we live in and the things we value as important.
Teacher: *looks around nervously and changes topic*
Now I won't deny that a lot of the books publish nowadays serve only for entertainment. However, I believe that it recent years author's have tried to capture our reality, criticize it and they aim to make readers aware of this. It is as if they want to inspire us to make a change.
I hate it when people criticize something they know nothing about. Particularly when it comes to YA literature. I know there are some very bad YA books out there, heck I've read some. But, there are also plenty of bad adult books out there and no one says anything about that. Adults believe that because we are teenagers we just want to read cookie-cutter stuff that obliterates reality. However, I disagree; the books I enjoy the most are those that make me aware of social issues I had not know before. I will say this again, stop underestimating teenagers and what we like to read. Buy a YA book once in a while and you might be pleasantly surprised.
See, if I was the teacher, I would have turned it around and been like, "That's great, is there any other examples of modern literature (or media for that matter) that refute my premise and actually serves more than entertainment purposes and act as a commentary on our society, delves deeply into the human condition, or something more than entertainment?" This would be an amazing way to engage the class and have the start analyzing their favorite shows in an amazing way and bring students into the fold and teach them interactively.
Screw you, yes I can. Matter of fact, I do. I ship Mean (Meg and Dean), Crowlean (Crowley and Dean), Raphstiel (Raphael and Dean), Samcifier (Sam and Lucifer), Wolverclops (Wolverine and Cyclops), Sherliarty (Sherlock and Moriarty), and everyone the world says are wrong for one another.
So apparently the NFL commissioner believes the name Redskins honors Native Americans…