when ur friend reblogs a shitty opinion but they’re ur friend
i have seen feminists arguing for circumcision on the basis that it makes the penises of infant boys easier to clean for them
when you chop off bits of someone’s body
of course there’s less to clean
what a terrible argument
You also have to, like, clean an open wound that’s stored in a diaper for a while.
Anyone who uses that argument shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce, period.
If you attempt to justify cutting off part of someone’s body by saying that it’s less work for you, for the love of god, don’t become a parent. Raising a child is something you shouldn’t cut corners with.
You know when you see a post where people are raising awareness of a problem and it starts out well enough but they inevitably end with a women only helpline or service, or a “and X women die from it” or “we can help women” even though they implied with their wording that they know damned well it’s not a gendered issue. Just that men will put up with it more, seek help less and be refused always.
Today (or yesterday as of an hour ago) I saw a man walking with his kid, I glanced up as I do whenever I’m trying to make sure not to walk into people and noticed a chunk of his face missing, massive lines all over his head and what looked like acid scars on the right half of his face, the skin drooping over his eye. In England almost twice as many men are victims of acid attacks as women. This on it’s own may not have inspired me to write this but for a post I saw at about 5:00AM the same morning I saw a post about acid attacks in the western world, gender neutral language, suggestions that it was not a gendered issue and a charity that deals with the victims but at the end it said they were glad to be helping women. Sure enough, they only help women.
So I found myself saying “what about the men”. That oft used phrase by feminists to signify “butthurt”. I actually find myself saying it a lot, because why is it so bad to want to help them? But it’s not just them, whenever there is a problem that is not specific to the group they are talking about but implied to be unique to them I find myself asking the same thing. When I see people screaming “why?!” when they see posts showing children starving or homeless after a disaster I think “what about the adults?”. I don’t like to see any issue made to be about one particular group, I know why they do it, emotional blackmail, but it’s just dishonest. As a result it reinforces the idea that other groups just don’t suffer the way they do. Now with children it makes more sense since they are less capable of dealing with it but then there are the posts heaping scorn on the parents of those children for “letting this happen”. As if it just escapes their notice that natural disasters or poverty are issues faced by entire populations, not inflicted deliberately on the young.
Then you have places like the Congo or Uganda, where everyone is a target for sexual violence and murder, where even female staff at treatment facilities say that all of the men they get are victims of it, many times more than women, yet they are told to restrict the number of male patients allowed. Because the group ignored by charities, ad campaigns and feminists like Eve Ensler don’t provoke worldwide outrage and also have the threat of abandonment or execution if they report it. As a result they have an almost inexhaustible supply of targets that no one cares about. As with women’s prisons having higher rates of rape and sexual abuse, if people ignore it because it’s easier than admitting it’s not quite as simple as they thought, they can do it with impunity.
No matter how you slice it, no good can come of ignoring entire groups in favour of others, the problem will only grow in those other areas and nothing will be solved.
Committing suicide is a crime in the US not so that we can punish the depressed, but because, if it weren’t, it would be illegal for the police to enter a home to save someone they suspected was about to kill themselves.
There has to be reasonable belief that a crime is currently being committed or is about to be committed for the police to enter private property.
Isaac ‘I’m not witty but I’m still gonna punch you in the face’ Lahey
if I ever get my hands on a time machine
i’m gonna go back and find an astronomer in the past while they’re looking at the moon
I’m gonna point at it
and I’m gonna say
"We landed on that by the way."
actually fuck that
Imma go forward
interstellar space travel
Idris Elba by Norman Jean Roy for British GQ style
Something for heather