ladies, your standards for men should be steve rogers. if a dude says something to you or does something that steve rogers would never say or do, drop him. drop him so hard he freezes into an ice cube underwater only to be found nearly 70 years later. let steve rogers be ur standard for guys.
A collection of feminists demonstrating why I won’t break a sweat to defend their movement anymore.
(two of those are by a freakin DUDE, idk about the first one)
Some people on here who I love and respect have asked me lately why I can’t just keep defending feminism as a “dissident” or whatever. To be clear: I am not an “anti-feminist” either. I am just a modern woman with a brain who is able to evaluate claims and evidence and reach my own conclusions about issues. I don’t need a movement for that anymore—to the extent that I ever did, the work has already been done ages ago.
But I thought about it because I was asked and as I thought about it, I kept encountering…examples like this. I could fill a whole series of image posts with this kind of crap, not to mention quotes and text posts. The attitude of contemporary, “3rd wave” feminism (which is NOT the feminism that got us the vote, etc—that was the FIRST wave, and it was almost 100 years ago now) regards us with CONTEMPT. This is especially true for women who are:
-married to a man without moral or emotional conflict about it
-conservative (politically or otherwise)
-moderate (yes, actually—there is an attitude of “with us or against us” so seeing both sides won’t do)
-blue collar, working class
-“hicks” or “hayseeds” or “rednecks”
-independent, in the “cat” sense of not liking to be given marching orders
-skeptical, someone who has to analyze everything and question every ideology, usually taking ideas from a mix of sources rather than being die-hard involved in one party or group
…you get the idea.
A few of those apply to me, and I have felt the contempt, hatred, disdain, etc, with increasing intensity. For many years, as most of you know, I was intimately involved in feminist activism, writing, and so forth. Not as a professional—oh no, I am just a peon, in everything, always have been. Just as a very devoted foot soldier. They hated me as much then as they hate me now that I have broken rank. Pure contempt. I got sick and tired of running errands I felt morally conflicted about—fighting for sexual libertinism, abortion “on demand,” deconstruction of the family, work as primary identity—for people who had no plans to ever look out for my well-being.
But I have said too much. Just look at these. The first is a response to women using independent thought to make a choice about whether or not to affiliate with an activist movement, that is, feminism. The second is a male feminist’s view of how little girls are viewed by “society” at birth. The third is his view of a woman who believes in traditional Christianity and a traditional reading of the Bible.
It’s sick. Simply sick. This sickness has, unfortunately, taken over the mainstream of feminism. Jezebel, Slate, Valenti, Marcotte, etc. That’s the mainstream. I respect and appreciate all the earnest Leslie Knopes out there. The mainstream of feminism spits in the faces of those hard-working women—not all of whom are leftist or liberal, btw. The sleaze, the “slut walks,” the anti-Christian rants, the child-hating screeds—that’s now part of the mainstream. The Vagina Monologue creepy narcissism, the fixation on abortion—sorry folks, that’s mainstream. If I was going to talk about FRINGE feminism, we’d be looking at radfems calling me a “dick rider” and “breeder” because I am a married woman with kids. But we ain’t even talking about that. We’re talking about NYT, Time Magazine, prime time…mainstream.
And I just won’t have anything to do with a group that so clearly and blatantly despises me as a person.
I’d like to add that any old idiot can take Bible verses way out of context by ignoring the rest of the text around them. If you don’t know what the author was talking about when that verse showed up, kindly keep your mouth shut.
my heart melted
Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.
Found this ad in a Nickelodeon magazine from 2004.
LOOK AT THIS LITTLE MUPPET