I just noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one, alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American Women Novelists” subcategory. So far, female authors whose last names begin with A or B have been most affected, although many others have, too.
The intention appears to be to create a list of “American Novelists” on Wikipedia that is made up almost entirely of men. The category lists 3,837 authors, and the first few hundred of them are mainly men. The explanation at the top of the page is that the list of “American Novelists” is too long, and therefore the novelists have to be put in subcategories whenever possible.
Too bad there isn’t a subcategory for “American Men Novelists.”"
bisexual guys are assumed to be secretly gay
bisexual girls are assumed to be secretly straight
both are assumed to secretly like men
see what i’m getting at?
do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS A MAN, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
And DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH DUDES ALWAYS THINKING THEY DESERVE THE FRONT SEAT. My legs are just as long as yours, if not longer. Don’t even try to use that excuse, fuck head.
Yeah, this is like, some science shit. It has to do with “claiming territory” and asserting dominance. It’s interesting, in a way, that this has remained part of the male’s mindset since there is actually no territory to be claimed because anything that’s yours, you pay for. You don’t hunt it or pee on it. Taking up the most space doesn’t make something yours.
Also, why have women been taught since like, forever to take up as little space as possible?
(Example: Women, in general, cross their legs completely while men rest their ankle on their knees, in general).
I know I just dropped some really eloquent science on you, don’t be too shocked.
Man, I wish I knew how to say things better and had the actual study to link to.
There’s a LOT of research on this, and even between people of the same gender, you an tell who is dominant in the situation, because their body language is less symmetrical and takes up more space. And this is always associated with masculinity, while the “submissive” body language is associated with femininity. My favorite was being crammed into tiny desks in large lecture halls during exams. I remember one specific time when this huge dude next to me was all up in my personal space during the exam, and the moment he moved his arm off of the armrest, I claimed it as mine and didn’t move my arm for the rest of the period. Ever since then I always try and take up as much space as possible when I notice men doing this around me, and may or may not be known to tell men to close their fucking legs when they sit like that in tight quarters. (Side note: This is also why I HATE, like CANNOT STAND posts about Tom Hiddleston “sitting like a whore,” I remember one where he was sitting next to Scar Jo, and she had zero space because of how he was sitting. If I were her I probably would have physically moved his leg if he refused to close them)
who gets to define who?
“Daddy issues” means that a young girl (and it’s always a girl, whether cis or trans) made the mistake of being born the daughter of an abusive or absent father, and then dared to choke her tears down and grow up, and finally had the nerve to not recover from that childhood lack in a way some insecure shitbird finds acceptable.
Meanwhile the insecurity of the shitbird in question gets to remain unchallenged, unsourced. And to dare give that insecurity a name is bitterness, or “misandry”.
Why do we need feminism, you ask?
Thanks google for blatantly pointing out how two-faced our society truly is
We have looked into Google and Google has looked into us, part 3.
"People wonder why women don’t “fight back,” but they don’t wonder about it when women back down in arguments, are interrupted, purposefully lower and modulate their voices to express less emotion, […] They don’t wonder about all those daily social interactions in which women are quieter, ignored, or invisible, because those social interactions seem normal."
Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”
If a young woman in middle school or high school hangs up a poster of Barack Obama in her room, this is seen as acceptable. It’s fine for women to admire men and want to be like them.
If a young man (the same age) hangs up a poster of Hillary Clinton in his room, this is seen as odd (maybe even troubling, is he gay? Oh no!).
Society tells us young men can’t think of women as role models, unless they’re a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.
If you’re a young man, and if you have a poster on your wall with a woman, she had better be half-naked in a bikini, even if the Ronald Reagan or Gen. Patton poster next to it obviously features the man fully-clothed.
Young men are not to taught to think of women as role models. They are taught to think of them as either family members or sexual objects. There is no other category presented."