- no wings
- in the sea
- p chill
- no wings
- legs often but not always
- impressive beard
- 9 is a big deal
- breathing fire
- often actually a wyvern
- compulsive hoarding
- three fucking heads bro
- can you believe it
- wings and like
- 3 whole heads
- honestly probably just a whale and you should all chill
- jake long
everybody fucking cut it out ok
Except the view of the average misogynist is accurate.
…How do you know this?Is it just because it’s ‘common knowledge’ that “the average misogynist is a disgusting neckbeard”?
Look, this idea is actually pretty dangerous to women as a class. People already brush off rapist men because “oh but he’s such a nice boy,” “but he’s such a funny guy,” spreading the meme that the “average misogynist” is fat and ill-groomed and is embarrassing in public
(and therefore will illicit disgust, hahahaha visceral disgust correlates with evil, this is totally not encouraging forms of bigotry that use disgust at “ugliness” to self-propagate, this is totally enlightened and progressive and not a horrifyingly medieval take on “how to tell someone is evil”)only HELPS TO HIDE the majority of misogynists, most of whom are already very good at using manipulative and abusive tactics to hide their worst qualities from society at large.
This kind of idea makes it harder to recognize that yes, that hilarious director, that actor or musician with the winning smile, really did do those horrible things.
And before anyone says it, yes I am a fucking girl. I’ve even had a guy who was, in fact, a literal brony-slash-anime-fanboy creep on me in college, getting weirdly personal-friendly with me and showing me his “waifus” when I only wanted to express a mutual interest in pastel horse worldbuilding. (Though, for accuracy’s sake, he looked more like this guy than like this guy.) But I think it’s scarier is I could have a conversation with a totally “normal” guy right afterwards, and have absolutely no idea if they saw me as a person, a vaguely sentient subhuman, or a piece of fucking meat. The socially-awkward nerd-subculture types are easy targets, but they’re not the root of misogyny, nor the most common or insidious vectors of it.
[This is in addition to, not as a replacement of, Roachpatrol’s original point, which is that it’s pretty shitty to say your idealogical enemies are ugly and loathesome-looking in order to make them them more hatable, especially whenever you rely on fatphobia to do so. You are basically saying “there is a positive correlation between being fat/ugly and being a horrible person” and that’s…messed up? I thought more people recognized this was messed up?]
Thanks, dude, this is a great take-down. Cruelty is insidious and utterly self-defeating to an equality movement—you go after the wrong targets, you start doing the easy thing instead of the right one. It’s fucked up. It’ll fuck you up. You have to keep in mind that even your enemies are people.
Well stated, I wouldn’t be reblogging this post on its own without this commentary, and if anything this is a good post that explains a few of my ideas about just a couple key components that I don’t like about /some/ people on tumblr. This is where I think people need to be more introspective on their own movement, because sometimes doing the opposite in return can be more damaging to yourself, not only by offering a reason for the opposition to dislike you (even though I feel like a misogynist is less justified to be mad back than a feminist is, but you get what I mean) but by creating images like this, you create an image that is “reliable” when in reality it’s far from it. Like, you have to know that a misogynist is not some kind of stereotypical monster than you can point to in a crowd. I’m not saying “don’t fight back” but like, there are so many more productive and less damaging ways to fight back, that I feel like we should be trying to find the BEST way, and not the easiest way, or the way that just makes us feel passive aggressively better about ourselves.
Teachers who put both all of the above and none of the above as choices on exams are the worst type of teachers.