Gender stereotypes are limiting our sons and our daughters
Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.
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gay students need sex education specific to their lifestyles just as much as straight people, saying that straight sex should be the main focus of sex ed “because they are the majority” is like saying you only care about kids’ safety if they act the way you think they should and it is discrediting the lives of 9 million people (and thats just america) because it “makes you feel uncomfortable”
I can’t tell you how many college aged queer guys I know who don’t realize anal sex is dangerous if you don’t use protection, how many queer women I know who don’t realize dental dams and finger cots are even a thing, how many trans* people don’t understand that hormones change the way sex works and change the need for protection, how many ace people think they’re broken because not wanting sex isn’t seen as an option.
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.
whats your opinion on tampons
they're little fuzzy sticks on strings
then you are ultimately more mature than most boys
for some reason tampons are gross and taboo just cuz they go in a vagina
well so does a penis and boys never stop talking about those
that is a fantastic point
and like also the excuse that you don’t want a character to have to be representative of and defined solely by their race is not actually an excuse?
like oh dear you don’t want a character to be known as The Muslim Superhero or The Black Superhero or The Gay Superhero or whatever then um
you could just introduce other muslim, black, gay, etc. characters
because like the reason no fucking hero is known as The Blond Superhero is because we have a lot of blond superheroes?
sooooo maybe having a lot of characters that aren’t cis het white dudes would help you to prevent tokenism and from having any single character from being defined by their race or religion or sexuality
just you know
things to think about that also prove you are wrong if this is your argument against diversity
There’s a difference between a female character who exists in a story and has a romantic relationship with a male character versus a female character who exists in a story to have a romantic relationship with a male character
I’m not obligated to respect Moffat just because I like Doctor Who! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I am allowed to say I think his writing is repetitive and full of plotholes with poor development of characters and relationships! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I am allowed to say I think his writing is terribly sexist! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
It’s because I am a fan of Doctor Who that I am so upset about Moffat’s lazy, sexist writing! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
you use singular they all the time
someone’s knocking on the door, i wonder what they want
there’s a person waving their hands at me from over there but i can’t hear them
does mysterycop follow you? i love their username
can you tell whichever person was in the bathroom last to please close the door behind them on their way out?
they IS properly, officially used to refer to a single individual person, quite a lot, in a plethora of different scenarios
all the opposition comes when it’s suggested that you can still use they once you’ve seen the person or heard their name, because you know someone’s gender once you’ve seen them or heard their name, of course
the opposition is not grammatical
it takes ten seconds to tag something and forty five minutes to hours to calm down from a panic attack. think about that for a second
and totally feel comfortable enough to ask me to tag something that bothers you bc there are so many things that trigger people that i wouldn’t even think about and i’m sorry if i do that but let me know!
Please tell me if you need something tagged. Please please please. I will without any hesitation.
challypete asked: So what is a woman that has had numerous sex partners within a week? Just a sexual woman?
what is a woman who likes to read mystery novels? what is a woman whose favorite color is purple? what is a woman who likes carrot cake? what is a woman who likes to travel?
we don’t ask those questions because they seem frivolous and irrelevant. but for some reason we collectively as a society are obsessed with labeling and demeaning women on the basis of their sexuality.
i personally find labeling a woman on the basis of her sexuality as silly as labeling a woman on the basis of whether or not she likes scarves would be.
does it truly matter?
This is what happens when we hold dick up to be some transformatory thing
Because apparently a woman who likes sex needs her own special fucking category of subhumanity or some shit.
She’s a woman. That’s IT.