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epitaphfortheraceofman:

magpieandcompany:

My big problem with a lot of tumblr is the thought police. They swoop down on anyone who doesn’t use the currently accepted terms of PC-ness and attack them.

It’s creepy. It’s an attempt to homogenize thought in order to create a safe space for people, which eventually just seems to make people more aware, not less, of their differences.

It’s no coincidence that coming up with special terms and definitions, and using words differently from the rest of the world, is one of the Eight Conditions of Thought Reform (“Loading The Language”), used by countless cults and repressive governments.

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genderspatial:

i noticed on a post you reblogged that stated ‘Truscum views are not harmful to trans women’ you responded with “well if they are, please tell me how” and i don’t know if you meant that sardonically but i was hoping i could help? the belief that being trans is a medical condition is extremely harmful to trans women as it can lead “professionals” to believe a trans women isn’t really a women; she just “gets off to dressing as a women” or is just a crossdresser; etc. in addition, a lot of it is policing - if someone claims to be trans but someone else decides they aren’t because they don’t experience x thing, that’s policing and transphobic. if someone says they’re x gender but a truscum person decides they aren’t for whatever reason and instead says that person is cis, that’s misgendering and that’s transphobic.

i hope this helped; there are a whole bunch of posts that also help explain why truscum beliefs are harmful as well if you’re interested. have a lovely night!

Fiver is rarely ever sardonic or sarcastic when he asks questions like that. He asks because he genuinely wants them to explain.

Unfortunately, your entire submission has a fundamental misunderstanding of what truscum views actually are. And no, theyre not harmful to trans women.

Truscum views are thus: transsexualism is a medical condition, and the symptom is dysphoria.

That’s it, that’s literally all there is to it. Professionals have to know if you experience dysphoria before they prescribe hormones or perform surgery, because it’s medical care for a medical condition.

Don’t even attempt to say that we police people unfairly. You cannot have the condition if you do not have the symptom. This is true for all medical conditions, you cannot receive medical care unless you have the specific symptom or set of symptoms of the medical condition.

Attempting to say that being trans is not a medical condition:

  • turns it as a conscious choice
  • turns it into a fashion trend
  • denies medical treatment for people who would otherwise die
  • bases “transness” on gender roles and style of dress or acting, which is sexist
  • enforces gender roles and expectations. I.E. because I am a cis girl but dress in clothing typically targeted towards men, I am now suddenly trans.
  • enforces transphobia.

Anyone who believes truscum views are harmful/transphobic is actually transphobic themselves. One does not choose to be trans. If one does not have dysphoria, they are cis. 

—Esu

jeysiec:

onemv:

siryouarebeingmocked:

onemv:

siryouarebeingmocked:

mr-cappadocia:


Cool, so how about only people that pay taxes get to decide what we do with those taxes?
I bet you wouldn’t be quite so interested in signing onto THAT little proposal…


What about vagina-penis interactions? Should we have a co-ed committee? Or does that fall under “about vaginas”?

Actually my favorite part about this attitude is that it literally silences millions of women whose duly elected representative is male.


Good point.

Took me a minute to find this. It addressed an identical argument in relation to the Texas Senate Bill.
"But lets go with your argument that men need to stfu on abortion.  Hell, we’ll even focus on the Texas bill.  If we restricted it to just women, forcing the men to abstain(coincidentally censoring the voice of every woman he represents)would it have even existed? Yes, it was authored by Jodie Laubenberg.  So it officially exists now, so lets look at female senator votes in Texas. 
In favor:
Jodie Laubenberg (R)
Donna Campbell (R)
Joan Huffman (R)
Jane Nelson (R)
Opposed:
Wendy Davis(D)
Leticia Van de Putte(D)
Judith Zaffirini(D) 
(source of vote tally)
     That’s it. Only women in the Texas senate being allowed to vote. Even without the help of men, even in the face of protestors, the bill would have passed.  We restricted the debate to your rules, in the process denied the voices of thousands of women who’s opinion is represented by those men, and the bill still passed.  The problem isn’t men.”

I tried pointing this out to a feminist a while back, and she still tried arguing with me that it was somehow all men’s fault.
Like, feminists cannot accept that sometimes women are their own worst enemies, or that not all women agree on feminist causes, and it’s going to bite all us ladies in the ass sooner or later when we realize that women are not immune to voting or acting against their best interests. (Probably sooner.)
P.S. This is why I prefer “getting shit done” to following any sort of ideology. It’s a whole lot easier to properly solve women’s issues when you’re not wedded to the ideological notion that women’s issues are solely caused by men.

jeysiec:

onemv:

siryouarebeingmocked:

onemv:

siryouarebeingmocked:

mr-cappadocia:

Cool, so how about only people that pay taxes get to decide what we do with those taxes?

I bet you wouldn’t be quite so interested in signing onto THAT little proposal…

What about vagina-penis interactions? Should we have a co-ed committee? Or does that fall under “about vaginas”?

Actually my favorite part about this attitude is that it literally silences millions of women whose duly elected representative is male.

Good point.

Took me a minute to find this. It addressed an identical argument in relation to the Texas Senate Bill.

"But lets go with your argument that men need to stfu on abortion.  Hell, we’ll even focus on the Texas bill.  If we restricted it to just women, forcing the men to abstain(coincidentally censoring the voice of every woman he represents)would it have even existed? Yes, it was authored by Jodie Laubenberg.  So it officially exists now, so lets look at female senator votes in Texas.

In favor:

Opposed:

(source of vote tally)

     That’s it. Only women in the Texas senate being allowed to vote. Even without the help of men, even in the face of protestors, the bill would have passed.  We restricted the debate to your rules, in the process denied the voices of thousands of women who’s opinion is represented by those men, and the bill still passed.  The problem isn’t men.”

I tried pointing this out to a feminist a while back, and she still tried arguing with me that it was somehow all men’s fault.

Like, feminists cannot accept that sometimes women are their own worst enemies, or that not all women agree on feminist causes, and it’s going to bite all us ladies in the ass sooner or later when we realize that women are not immune to voting or acting against their best interests. (Probably sooner.)

P.S. This is why I prefer “getting shit done” to following any sort of ideology. It’s a whole lot easier to properly solve women’s issues when you’re not wedded to the ideological notion that women’s issues are solely caused by men.

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awkwaardwallflower:

k3nj1litt:

the beauty we learn behind this aweful tragedy from the young pure souls

  1. a boy give his life jacket and give all his life to help his classmate… he die as a hero on his birthday
  2. a young selfless ship attendant help distribute life jackets to passenger and stay behind until her last breath
  3. a 6 years old brother who give his life jacket to his 5 years old sister and wispher comfort even his fate is still unknown
  4. a student who yell for rescuer to take a small child from his arms even the ferry is sinking and he still on it

either u’re gone or safe or still missing my thought and pray goes for you…may your soul rest in peace and hope miracles exist so u can be with your love again and be safe…

I’m crying.. These people are heroes..

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Captain Of South Korean Ferry Arrested After Leaving More Than 300 Missing Or Dead

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Updated — April 19, 12:06 a.m. ET:

The search continues for those still missing after a 6,325-ton vessel carrying 475 people, including hundreds of high school students on a field trip, sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday.

The search continues for those still missing after a 6,325-ton vessel carrying 475 people, including hundreds of high school students on a field trip, sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday.
South Korea Coast Guard / AFP

Rescuers are now using high-pressure hoses to pump oxygen inside the ship. There is hope that some of the 271 people still missing might have survived in air pockets inside the overturned ferry.

The captain of the ferry was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people, along with two other crew members.

The captain of the ferry was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people, along with two other crew members.
AP / Yonhap

Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea on April 19.

The number of confirmed deaths rose to 29 by Saturday morning, as three more bodies were seen lifeless in the drowned ship by a diver.

The number of confirmed deaths rose to 29 by Saturday morning, as three more bodies were seen lifeless in the drowned ship by a diver.
AP Photo/South Korean Navy via Yonhap

“Despite shortage of time for scientific analysis, it seems like that bodies have begun to spill out of the sunken ship due to current shifts,” a coast guard official said.

"Despite shortage of time for scientific analysis, it seems like that bodies have begun to spill out of the sunken ship due to current shifts," a coast guard official said.
AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap

The vice principal of Danwon high school, which had many students aboard the ferry, was found dead on Friday.

The vice principal of Danwon high school, which had many students aboard the ferry, was found dead on Friday.
Lee Jin-man/Associated Press

Reports said Kang Min-gyu, 52, who had been rescued from the ferry accident, died in an apparent suicide near a gymnasium on Jindo, an island near the accident site.

A colleague of Kang’s told The Guardian that the vice principal was overcome with guilt. “As the teacher responsible for the students’ safety, he was suffering with serious feelings of guilt,” the Korea Herald quoted the teacher as saying. “The families of the victims vented their anger towards him — he was brokenhearted.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that Kang left a note behind: “Please hold me responsible for all of this. I pushed for the school excursion. Cremate my body and spread my ashes over the ship sinking site. I may become a teacher again in the afterlife for the students whose bodies have yet to be found.”

The reason for the sinking of the ferry still remains a mystery, but investigators are looking into the possibility that a turn was made too sharply or the cargo suddenly shifted.

The reason for the sinking of the ferry still remains a mystery, but investigators are looking into the possibility that a turn was made too sharply or the cargo suddenly shifted.
AP Photo/Yonhap

The captain was not on the bridge when the ferry started sinking, but instead the third officer was at the helm, who may have ordered too sharp of a turn, causing the ship to tilt.

In addition, the evacuation was delayed for over 30 minutes after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, the Associated Press.

In addition, the evacuation was delayed for over 30 minutes after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, the Associated Press .
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

The crew reportedly gathered on the bridge and sent a distress call, when the ship was already listing at the critical angle at which a vessel can be brought back to even keel. The ship’s captain, Lee Joon-seok, first instructed passengers to put on their life jackets and stay put. Then he ordered the boat be righted twice, failing both times.

After more than half an hour of passengers being told to stay put, the captain ordered the evacuation. Although it is not clear in the chaos of the event that the direction was ever relayed to the passengers.

After more than half an hour of passengers being told to stay put, the captain ordered the evacuation. Although it is not clear in the chaos of the event that the direction was ever relayed to the passengers.
AP Photo/Yonhap, Hyung Min-woo

The captain may have been among the first to leave the vessel, which officials said they are also investigating.

The captain may have been among the first to leave the vessel, which officials said they are also investigating.

This would violate seafarers’ law, which says a captain must help his passengers in danger. Out of 29 crewmembers, 20 people, including the captain survived.

On Friday, hundreds of divers continued the search underwater, although they have had difficulty approaching the submerged hull.

On Friday, hundreds of divers continued the search underwater, although they have had difficulty approaching the submerged hull.

All the bodies recovered so far were found floating in the ocean, but most of the missing passengers are thought to be trapped in the hull.

The divers are fighting against low visibility, cold temperatures, and fast currents.

The divers are fighting against low visibility, cold temperatures, and fast currents.

As the ferry was going down, South Korean coast guard helicopters rescued passengers from the balconies of the capsized ferry, as seen in these images from a video released by News Y via Yonhap.

As the ferry was going down, South Korean coast guard helicopters rescued passengers from the balconies of the capsized ferry, as seen in these images from a video released by News Y via Yonhap.

Here a passenger of the sinking ferry is rescued and hoisted onto a coast guard helicopter.

Here a passenger of the sinking ferry is rescued and hoisted onto a coast guard helicopter.
AP Photo/South Korean Coast Guard via AP Video

The 475 passengers and crew aboard the sinking South Korean ferry was some 20 kilometers off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo.

The 475 passengers and crew aboard the sinking South Korean ferry was some 20 kilometers off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo.

“We heard a big thumping sound and the boat stopped. The boat is tilting and we have to hold on to something to stay seated,” a passenger told YTN.

"We heard a big thumping sound and the boat stopped. The boat is tilting and we have to hold on to something to stay seated," a passenger told YTN.

The ferry was traveling from the port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju when it sent a distress call and began leaning to one side.

The ferry was traveling from the port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju when it sent a distress call and began leaning to one side.

This footage from YTN News 24 shows the capsized ferry as rescue efforts began.

Coast guard officials put the number of survivors Thursday at 179.

Coast guard officials put the number of survivors Thursday at 179.

Some of the 325 students on board the ferry jumped into the sea as the ship went down.

One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN: “As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another.”

One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN: "As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another."

He added that some of the passengers were injured and bleeding and that, once in the water, the ocean was “so cold” and that he was “hurrying, thinking that I wanted to live.”

He added that some of the passengers were injured and bleeding and that, once in the water, the ocean was "so cold" and that he was "hurrying, thinking that I wanted to live."
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Distraught parents at Danwon high school search for their children’s names among a list of the survivors rescued from the wreck.

Distraught parents at Danwon high school search for their children's names among a list of the survivors rescued from the wreck.
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

The parents have had to wait for a bus to meet their children who have been rescued.

The parents have had to wait for a bus to meet their children who have been rescued.
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Parents attend a candle light vigil to hope for their children’s safe return at Danwon high school in Ansan, South Korea, on April 16.

Parents attend a candle light vigil to hope for their children's safe return at Danwon high school in Ansan, South Korea, on April 16.
AP Photo/Yonhap

Reuters reported people had survived in an air pocket onboard the capsized ferry,but it was later withdrawn. The story quoted a father of a student who had been traveling on the South Korean ship, who had supposedly said he received a text from inside the boat, but then later said the text was not from his child and only here say.

Source: Michael Rusch, Michelle Broder Van Dyke, & Cate Sevilla for Buzzfeed

archmasterjazzy:

sictransitgloriia:

monsters-of-purgatory:

parallelheart:

yungfeminist:

boyoatmeal:

holy shit

HOLY SHIT

HOLY SHIT

HOLY SHIT

Christ I hate this

Yeah. Let’s ignore how girls bullying me for believing I was a lesbian, girls didn’t want to come near me because they thought I was gay, girls accessorizing gay men, fetishizing gay men, taking pictures of two men (even underage boys) without permission, female teachers outing their gay students to their parents, and someone I deeply care about is nowdealing with her homophobic mother and threatening to keep her away from her girlfriend along with the numerous parents kicking and disowning their children or abusing them just for being gay. But go on saying only straight men are homophobic, while cherry picking and being disrespectful to the LGBT+ community just to further your anti male agenda. 

FUCK. THIS. MEANING. 

I unfollowed so many people because of this garbage. If you honestly believe this, you’re selfish as hell. 

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ughsocialjustice:

Myth: people of European descent are a majority worldwide.

Status: FALSE

To the surprise of everybody that has never googled race demographics, the largest ethnic group in the world is Han Chinese, as they represent almost 20% of the world population. That’s one fifth of the world. Still not impressed? Do the math. 

Europeans are less than 15% of the world population, while they are almost 80% in the United States.

So yeah, the world doesn’t work like America. Mindblowing, isn’t it?

FEMINIST NEWS: While righteously defending herself Camia Gamet savagely beat her boyfriend and stabbed him 11 times, using a Filet Knife to gut him like a Fish.

sprintingbackwards:

the-strong-silent-typist:

mr-cappadocia:

Like the Warrior Women of Olde (Whom We Will Provide Historical Evidence for Once We Find It), Camia Gamet struck down her penis wielding cishetmale boyfriend.

He had it coming, of course.

You know what, fuck it. I can’t even keep this up. She had a history of beating the shit out of her boyfriend until she finally killed him, at one point repeatedly assaulting him with a fucking hammer. Nobody intervened. Nobody helped. There was no shelter he could go to. He cried for help while she repeatedly stabbed him to death.

***And if we had gender-neutral laws and equal-access shelters, this would not have happened.*** This is one of thousands, tens of thousands of deaths that could be prevented. This blood is on the hands of feminist lobbyists and feminist policymakers. Tens of thousands of names like this, stories like this. There is a reason that this is important, there is a price of human lives until we get real equality, actual equality, and not the sham that feminism has been peddling.

(Asterisks and bold emphasis in the first sentence of the last paragraph added by me.)

YES.

I volunteer at a “family shelter” that until recently was exclusively reserved for women and children. The men’s shelter in our area received less than half of the public funding that ours does and eventually it was closed all together, leaving men with children no local options.

I saw men, literally battered and bloody, turned away. Sure, the center offered to keep their kids though… 'No, it's cool man. We'll take your kids and put them into the CPS system. You can figure out how to jump through all those hoops to get them back later. Go on back to that home where your wife poured scalding grease down your back and wait, ok? Everything will seem different in the morning.'

Sure, there are “men’s shelters” but those places are primarily used by addicted or mentally ill indigents and the services provided there are poorly suited to men suffering abuse or to children. Those places simply weren’t designed to meet those needs. They’re overcrowded, poorly funded and poorly managed, and often, the men we saw who went to those places were robbed, beaten and abused just badly as they were in the homes they were trying to escape.

Very recently though, our shelter opened a men’s wing. Since then every bed has been full, every single night. EVERY BED. EVERY NIGHT. We’ve already doubled legal and psychological support staff and there’s still more help needed. And more and more men keep coming. 

To be clear, ours is a crisis center. In order to qualify for residence there, one must be a guardian to at least one child, and there has to be physical abuse that has been documented by doctors AND police. These aren’t lazy or drama queening dudes who just want someplace to crash because they’ve been fighting with their partners. These are men who are being battered and their children harmed and who have absolutely no place left to run.

If you think that women are incapable of abusing men as profoundly as men abuse women…I can introduce you to some people who will change your mind. Like the guy who came in with glass in his scalp and cheek from where his wife ground a broken drinking glass into his face - for the second time. Or the one who was drugged to sleep and then raped with a zucchini by his girlfriend, who filmed the entire thing and shared it with her friends. Or the one who had his knee broken by a baseball bat when he came home and told his girlfriend he’d been fired. Or the one who set on fire because his wife thought he was cheating on him. Yeeahh, these guys should just man up and fight back right? Or maybe they deserved it somehow? (Pardon me while I puke.)

Regardless of what you think about the patriarchy, the domestic abuse suffered by men is real, and there is a very real deficit in social support resources for men who suffer that abuse.  

So, you don't want to make a difference. All you want to do is attack people and act like you are racially better than them? I apologise, I'm not trying to be rude, but all I see is you purposely being offensive and closed-minded to say the least. I'm trying to understand where you are coming from.

blackgirlwithatruthblog:

aboutsocialjustice:

blackgirlwithatruthblog:

  1. What is close-minded about my beliefs? Don’t talk to me about reverse racism, because that doesn’t exist. Well, unless the whites have been enslaved, slaughtered, dehumanized, and all the other goodies by another race, then yes, reverse racism CAN exist. But… since the earliest stages of the civilized world, there has been no such thing! And don’t bring in Jewish people with that argument, either.
  2. Attacking is not what I’m doing. I’m just being brutally honest. People who are acting in helping racism stay alive look disgusting when doing so. They don’t look pretty or unique or alternative. They look terrible stealing from my culture while they benefit from the enslavement of my people.
  3. If you want to understand, I suggest taking a class, reading books, or watching some videos like I posted about cultural appropriation and racism!

-tells anon to go read a book
-claims whites were never enslaved (by poc)

Try much harder, darling.
-Blossom

All right, then when have whites been enslaved by a POC?

North African Barbary Slave Trade, the Ottoman Slave trade, and the Arabic Slave Trade, of which had existed from 600 A.D. to early 1900s and who within just the 18th century had a slavery count going up to 25 million. 

Nearly every culture has had a hand in one form of slavery or another, whether they are white or otherwise, and even to this day, slavery, indentured servitude, and human trafficking still continues throughout the world.

~Jester

truegalitarianism4lyf:

real-justice-waluigi:

selfpsychiatrist:

real-justice-waluigi:

until rape laws are changed to include being forced to penetrate, until routine infant male genital mutilation isn’t socially acceptable, until men aren’t required to sign up for the draft when they turn 18, Waluigi isn’t going to believe that feminism stands for equality.  Sorry.  

It’s feminism because these things do not happen because of WOMEN. They happen because of men in power. It is not an oppressive female force enforcing male infant mutilation. It is who is in power. And feminism DOES include shit like this. Just because we have not gotten all bad shit outlawed doesn’t mean it isn’t part of feminist agenda. The focus on FEM is because women are the oppressed group here, but oppressing women based on gender INHERENTLY creates problems for men as well. It is not a controlling female societal power that tells men they cannot be raped, should not be emotional, must be strong and dislike all things feminine when it comes to themselves. These are symptoms of female oppression.

Waluigi rolled his eyes so far back into his head that he gave himself a headache.

Wow it almost like we’re not living in a society where women own land, have legal rights, and make equal wages along with a lot of other rights and privileges they share with men. It’s almost like none of the oppression that men face (either straight, queer, trans etc) matter just because women still face some vestiges of oppression of the past and that no woman can ever be held accountable for engaging in the stereotypes that force men into restrictive gender roles because some men are misogynistic.

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