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Linguist, language enthusiast, feminist, laughs uncontrollably at seinfeld bird

Anonymous asked: こんにちは, 私はまたある日本の人, そして私思うあなたのブログです人種差別主義者. ただなぜなら白人持っている終わった悪い物事しない意味するあなたべき憎むそれら. あなたです一部のその問題. どうぞ愛すべて人.

thisisnotjapan:

I think my eyes just rolled out of my head from mayostains completely failing at using Japanese.  Like google translate probably could have done a better job than you did.

kaninchenzero:

punwitch:

punwitch:

Men dressing up as women to make a joke is always transmisogynist.

Robin Williams in Ms. Doubtfire: transmisogynist

The Wayans Brothers in White Chicks: transmisogynist

Any comedy show where a cis man plays a trans woman (like Transparent with Jeffery Tambour): double fucking transmisogynist

Shane Dawson: racist and transmisogynist (because he did blackface too)

A significant number of drag performances: FUCKING TRANSMISOGYNIST

Eat a dick I do not care what your excuse is you’re a fucking transmisogynist eat a goddamn dick

women animated characters voiced by cis men are transmisogynist

doctor girlfriend in venture brothers: transmisogynist

linda, tina, and gene belcher in bob’s burgers: transmisogynist

(via elfyourmother)

Not Sorry Feminism: Men Don't Understand Rape

smitethepatriarchy:

It’s not just my own observations. The author of the young adult novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, can back me up. Speak is a novel about a 9th grade girl who is raped by a senior, and, as many women and girls do, decides not to tell anyone. She becomes isolated from her friends, her grades decline over the following year, and she deals with a deepening depression as she navigates the symptoms of PTSD and feelings of despair. I read this book when I was in middle school, and the rape scene, though quick and not super explicit, disturbed me horribly.

According to the author, many boys who read it did not have the same reaction.

Well before Steubenville, “I was shocked when I realized how ignorant boys are about this,” she told me. “It became clear in 2002, after five years of pretty heavy school visits, and people putting the book into the curriculum. In every single demographic—country, city, suburban, various economic classes, ethnic backgrounds—I’d go into a class and talk about the book. And usually by the end, a junior boy would say, ‘I love the book, but I really didn’t get why she was so upset.’ I heard that so many times.

Anderson goes on to talk about the myth of violent stranger rape, but it’s more than that. The protagonist of Speak was clearly raped, and she actually recognizes it as such, which is actually kind of unusual. She explicitly calls it rape, and even as a young, uneducated teen, I recognized it for what it was immediately. There was no doubt in my mind that she was raped. I’d never been taught about consent or how being drunk isn’t consent (and in fact makes consent impossible). I’d never heard of rape culture. But I knew.

I don’t believe that the boys who read it thought that it wasn’t rape. I think that boys and men in our society don’t experience anything close to the same emotional reaction to the idea of rape than women do.

earthdaughter:

worclip:

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angerinyourbones:

Study after study after study shows that spanking children causes anger, aggression, decreased impulse control, anxiety, lower thresholds for frustration etc etc

You didn’t “turn out just fine” because you were smacked, you turned out “just fine” IN SPITE of it.

I also wouldn’t call someone who thinks violence against children is okay “just fine” but.. Y’know.

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smitethepatriarchy:

catracism:

pyrositshere:

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

I realized today that this happened with anthropology, psychology, and other social sciences in academia now — I think most people consider those “girly” fields now but only thirty or fifty years ago for many fields they were male-dominated and more prestigious. these “soft sciences” are seen as easier than other fields now and that frustrates me to no end

People are seriously acting like biology isn’t real science??? It’s like, one of the most science-y of sciences that I can think of. God fucking damnit.