self-identified “libertarians” should stop eating any food with labeling that is regulated by the FDA because otherwise what do they even stand for?
violence is the nucleus of every genre of men’s culture
If their brain function is indeed localised on the left hemisphere, which is known to represent the rational side of the brain, and doesn’t connect easily to the right hemisphere (senses, emotion, intuition) because of less corpus callosum, then it makes sense that they can disconnect violent acts so easily from sensory experience and cognitive, emotional understanding of it, and from understanding the wider consequences of that violence which would normally prevent them from doing it or give them second thoughts about it. It may explain why men need external enforcement in order NOT to be violent or to refrain their violence because they wouldn’t otherwise stop it themselves, they wouldn’t see the need to themselves.
—more science and essentialism by radical wind
but no men’s sexuality has nothing inherently violent about it
A [Russian] custom of marriage in the 1800s was for a bride’s father to pass a whip to her new husband. Myths continue to contribute to violence against women in Russia. Myths such as, “if he beats you, he loves you,” remain prevalent. “A common joke in which her wife is asking her husband why he is beating her and he replies: If I could think of a reason, I would kill you” (Horne, 1999, p. 58)
Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 27)
And yet mainstream feminists would have us believe that the institution of [hetero] marriage can be “feminist” and the “choice” made by a woman [to marry a man] is immune to any feminist criticism. Idiots…marriage was an institution created by- and for men to exploit and control women and children, hence why women are still expected— and many do— take their husband’s name. Property exchange. Women “don’t own” their surnames in a heteropatriarchal society. Her surname denotes whether her father or husband “owns” her. (via the-uncensored-she)
yea and that whole thing with “Mary John Smith” like it’s like a bookplate but for human beings
You know, I think the way our society tends to be structured — and by “our society” I mean sort of American, you know, kind of middle class/upper middle class existence (and probably the lower classes as well, economically) — is that our environment is structured to be extremely limited, so we tend to interact with people who are like us, who have been raised like us, in similar environments, to think more or less fundamentally the same as we do. And it’s a very limiting experience because all it does is bolster the assumptions that have been indoctrinated into your head, and it’s designed to just strengthen those over and over because they’re constantly being reinforced and they’re very rarely being challenged.
So one of the things the Internet does is it lets you transcend those physical and socioeconomic and cultural limitations so that it’s just as easy to speak with somebody on the opposite side of the world who has been raised in a radically different environment as it is to speak on the telephone to the person down the street. For people my age or even younger — you know, not that long ago when we were growing up it was very difficult to speak with people far away: domestic long-distance calls were expensive, let alone international calls. And the Internet has wildly expanded the range of our experiences as human beings — the ideas to which we’re subjected, the kinds of assumptions of ours that get challenged, the type of information to which we’re introduced.
But I think what it does even more than that is it just expands your sense of possibility as a human being, so that you realize just how many options you have in terms of the kind of person you want to create yourself as, the kind of thought systems you think are valid or to which you ultimately even subscribe. And this freedom that the Internet affords is, I think, unprecedentedly valuable.
I think when people criticize tumblr they’re to some extent defending the pre-Internet white male ideological echo chamber that Greenwald refers to
- Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
- Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
- Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
- Barbara Daigneault (born 1967) mechanical engineering student.
- Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student.
- Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student.
- Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department.
- Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student.
- Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student.
- Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student.
- Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student.
- Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
- Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student.
- Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student.
I think white people should be allowed to say “nigga” because it’s embarrassing when they do it and that’s funny