Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
don’t read the youtube comments on this.
No, read the comments. See just what frightened people sound like when their power is challenged in the mildest way.
Not only are they incapable of hearing a pretty basic and non-confrontational message (using particular words to describe little girls inhibits the likelihood that they will pursue leadership, so let’s try not to do that), they instantly attack in the most vitriolic ways.
It’s a lovely video, and B at the end!! “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” This.
i hate that “LOL SO IF WOMEN ARE EQUAL CAN I PUNCH YOU” shit bc 1 in 3 women are abused
y’all are already punching us
the issue is that we’d like you to stop
Also if the first thing your mind goes to is “now I can punch women with no repercussions fucking sweet!” MAYBE YOU HAVE ISSUES
This, but also I’d like to see you fucking TRY
on the day before valentine’s day this year, my two friends (one male and one female) decided to do a social experiment. they posted the exact same status on facebook and left it up for five minutes, before taking a screenshot to see what reaction they got. I think the pictures speak for themselves.
and what’s dangerous about it is men don’t KNOW that they hate women. it’s so deeply ingrained that they don’t see anything wrong with it. idk if you saw the thing i reblogged a little while ago but it’s a p good example of it so i’ll summarize
they did this study where they asked women what they would do if they woke up in the morning and had turned into “men” (i.e., in the language of the study, cis men). a lot of the women expressed mild disappointment but most listed things like “i would become a baseball player, i would become a politician,” etc., after a little while thinking about it.
when they asked men what they would do if they woke up in the morning to find that they had transformed into women, one of the most common answers was “i would kill myself.”
think about that for a second.
if you asked any of the men who participated in that study “do you hate women?” i seriously doubt a single one of them would answer yes.
but if you have such an aversion to the concept of womanhood or femininity that you would literally rather DIE than live as we do, what would you call that other than hatred?
and what’s funny is that what most dudes will hold up as proof that they don’t hate us is the fact that they want to fuck us when it is there that their hatred of us is often the most apparent
men hate women and it’s a million times more dangerous and disturbing bc their hatred has been normalized to the point where they can’t even see it.
rebloggable by request, and here’s the source for the study i mentioned
the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up
i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings
It’s not a stereotype it’s a proven fact you femanazi piece of shit.
lmao there it is
You wanna talk proven facts? This shit’s been done, son: researcher Dale Spencer in Australia used audio and video tape to independently evaluate who talked the most in mixed-gender university classroom discussions. Regardless of the gender ratio of the students, whether the instructor was deliberately trying to encourage female participation or not, men always talked more—whether the metric was minutes of talking or number of words spoken.
Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spencer asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.
Spencer’s conclusion, if I may parahprase: you only think we talk too much because you’d rather we were silent.
Don’t fuck with me, asshole, I’m a scientist.
no but seriously there are some real problems with feminism (namely a lack of intersectionality and trans-exclusionary practices) but i have never in my life actually encountered any feminist who seriously:
- hated all men
- advocated for a matriarchy
- pushed for women to be higher in status than men
- wanted to take away rights from men
- supported gender-biased divorce court laws
- invalidated male rape
i spend a lot of time researching feminism, and on feminist blogs and forums and sites, and talking to real-life feminists, and i have never actually encountered anyone who held any of these beliefs
and yet, i see anti-sj’ers everywhere claiming that these are a large and active part of the feminist community
you know where i have seen feminists like this? on tv. in fictional shows. written by men.
1. Your place is in the kitchen. If you somehow manage to find work outside of the home, it is because you fucked the interviewer.
2. You cannot participate in sports because no one will want to watch you play. Unless your uniform is a sports bra and spandex.
3. ‘You are not like other girls’ is the best compliment you can receive. Other girls are your enemies because they are your competition. Not in landing a job, but in landing a husband.
4. Homosexuality is okay in pornography. Love and marriage with someone that is of the same sex as you is not.
5. You were asking for it. Despite the fact that he was your friend, despite the fact that you were too inebriated to say ‘yes’, despite the fact that you were passed out. You were asking for it.
6. Wearing revealing clothes makes you a slut.
7. Don’t have sex because everyone will think you’re a slut.
8. The worst thing you can possibly be is a slut.
9. But you still need to be sexually alluring and available. Just not a slut.
10. It is your responsibility not to get pregnant and your responsibility alone. However, if you do get pregnant, you cannot get an abortion because that’s just being selfish.
11. You don’t want to have children? That’s not how things are done. You’re not living up to your role as a woman.
12. Being upset and cognizant of your feelings is a sign of emotional and mental instability.
13. Lose weight.
14. But keep your curves. You’re not a real woman without them.
15. You don’t own the rights to your body.
16. If you notice any discrimination based on your sex or gender, it’s better to keep quiet because you don’t want to upset anyone. Silence is better than making someone uncomfortable.
17. It is your fault for being born a woman. And you should be ashamed.
Want to listen to something that will piss you off?
First off, if you’re not a listener of Fatman on Batman you should be.
Now, download this episode. (Released this week; it was recorded in early November.)
Take it up to the 21:00 mark to hear Kevin Smith to gush on Beware the Batman for almost twenty minutes. If you want to skip that, it’s OK. Start at 39:00 and listen to Paul Dini kill his dreams at 39:30.
Of course, you already know that Beware the Batman was pulled from the schedule, so why should this enrage you all over again?
You must listen to the following ten-ish minutes.
Dini describes the thinking of Cartoon Network execs … and it goes beyond the $imple $elling of toy$. It almost sounds like misogyny.
Listen to it.
Seriously, check this out. Dini drops some pretty distressing info-bombs
This is… disturbing. SO much misogyny.
Jeez and crackers, this is disturbing news. He brings up what happened to Tower Prep (the only decent live action show they ever ran), GLTAS, Young Justice. And then he says:
"But then, there’s been this weird—there’s been a, a sudden trend in animation, with super-heroes. Like, ‘it’s too old. It’s too old for our audience, and it has to be younger. It has to be funnier.' And that's when I watch the first couple of episodes of Teen Titans Go!, it's like those are the wacky moments in the Teen Titans cartoon, without any of the more serious moments. 'Let’s just do them all fighting over pizza, or running around crazy and everything, ’cause our audience—the audience we wanna go after, is not the Young Justice audience any more. We wanna go after little kids, who are into—boys who are into goofy humor, goofy random humor, like on Adventure Time or Regular Show. We wanna do that goofy, that sense of humor, that’s where we’re going for.’”
Which, to me, shows that CN is missing the reasons why Adventure Time and Regular Show are so successful. Then, a bit later:
DINI: “They’re all for boys ’we do not want the girls’, I mean, I’ve heard executives say this, you know, not Ryan(?) but at other places, saying like, ‘We do not want girls watching this show.”
SMITH: “WHY? That’s 51% of the population.”
DINI: “They. Do. Not. Buy. Toys. The girls buy different toys. The girls may watch the show—”
SMITH: “So you can sell them T-shirts if they don’t—A: I disagree, I think girls buy toys as well, I mean not as many as f***ing boys do, but, B: sell them something else, man! Don’t be lazy and be like, ‘well I can’t sell a girl a toy.’ Sell ‘em a T-shirt, man, sell them f***ing umbrella with the f***ing character on it, something like that. But if it’s not a toy, there’s something else you could sell ‘em! Like, just because you can’t figure out your job, don’t kill chances of, like, something that’s gonna reach an audi—that’s just so self-defeating, when people go, like… these are the same fuckers who go, like, ‘Oh, girls don’t read comics, girls aren’t into comics.’ It’s all self-fulfilling prophecies. They just make it that way, by going like, ‘I can’t sell ‘em a toy, what’s the point?’
DINI: “That’s the thing, you know I hate being Mr. Sour Grapes here, but I’ll just lay it on the line: that’s the thing that got us cancelled on Tower Prep, honest-to-God was, like, ‘we need boys, but we need girls right there, right one step behind the boys’—this is the network talking—’one step behind the boys, not as smart as the boys, not as interesting as the boys, but right there.’ And then we began writing stories that got into the two girls’ back stories, and they were really interesting. And suddenly we had families and girls watching, and girls really became a big part of our audience, in sort of like they picked up that Harry Potter type of serialized way, which is what The Batman and [indistinct]’s really gonna kill. But, the Cartoon Network was saying, ‘F***, no, we want the boys’ action, it’s boys’ action, this goofy boy humor we’ve gotta get that in there. And we can’t—’ and I’d say, but look at the numbers, we’ve got parents watching, with the families, and then when you break it down—’Yeah, but the—so many—we’ve got too many girls. We need more boys.’”
SMITH: “That’s heart-breaking.”
DINI: “And then that’s why they cancelled us, and they put on a show called Level Up, which is, you know, goofy nerds fighting CG monsters. It’s like, ‘We don’t want the girls because the girls won’t buy toys.’ We had a whole… we had a whole, a merchandise line for Tower Prep that they s***canned before it ever got off the launching pad, because it’s like, ‘Boys, boys, boys. Boys buy the little spinny tops, they but the action figures, girls buy princesses, we’re not selling princesses.’”
Why writing and creating Batgirl Inc is so important to us.
I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.