A Bit Fairy Tale

Still trying to avoid adulthood

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The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
 
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.

Emma Watson threatened with nude photo leak over UN speech on gender equality

Because of course she was.

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File under: someone explain to me again why we don’t need gender equality…

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Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to be one of those people who isn’t aware of the signals other people put out when they’re in pain. To be someone who doesn’t notice someone else’s suffering and just go along with your life  not wondering what’s making someone else sad. I wonder what it’s like to be someone other people don’t confide in fully when few, if any, other people have been told what’s wrong. I wonder what it’s like to not carry around the weight of other people’s secrets.

I wonder… and yet I don’t regret being the person who sees and notes and speaks up and welcomes confidences and holds secrets.

Sometimes, though, you get one of those secrets and it shuts down your own emotions because you now share that other person’s pain and it kind of makes all your own issues seem insignificant for a while. And when people ask you what’s wrong, you kind of just have to shrug and say, “nothing,” and try to mean it. Because it’s not just your world inside your head now, it’s someone else’s and you owe it to them to hide their pain away like you’d try to hide your own.

And it’s just… draining and fulfilling at the same time and I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore.

Ya dig?

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