Okay so I just read through the digital copy of the OP Retrospective, and the thing I was most interested in was the interview
and there was this one question/answer that broke my heart
he’s litterally depriving himself of food and sleep for our sake and I feel so guilty and sad and I just want him to get some rest damnit
women are literally raised to be subordinate and malnourished and live in fear of murder and rape so no i am not going to feel bad for men having to live up to masculinity which were set in place by men to, again, keep women subordinate
you are literally complaining about having the better end of the stick and it makes me sick to my stomach you can choke on your spoon
Are you shitting me, this is literally the “don’t you dare complain because other people have it worse than you” line, are you shitting me. You are literally invalidating the suffering of others just to make your position seem worse and therefore gain more special treatment. And quite frankly, I am sick and tired of this approach to feminism.
Do you want pity, is that the fucking point? Do you want to be seen as the victims, as the “oh boo hoo poor me everyone pay attention to me, everyone else has it so much better than I do” kind of person, as someone that needs saving? Because you’re basically coming off as someone that thinks their suffering is so much more important than anyone else’s, which is, frankly, pathetic.
Let’s make a list of what exactly it is that men undergo that’s so undeserving of attention and complaining about it deserves a wish for their death.
Women fear rape and men don’t, is that it? Let’s see what the US Department of Justice has to say on that, they seem credible, right?
The NVAW survey also found that 0.3 percent of women surveyed and 0.1 percent of men surveyed said they were raped in the previous 12 months. These findings equate to an estimated 302,091 women and 92,748 men who are forcibly raped each year in the United states.
*italics added for emphasis
Wow go choke on a spoon because who gives a fuck about almost 93,000 men, right?
Lol, men are expendable, considering they make up 84.5% of the US army, that they suffer 92% of fatal work injuries every year, that they make up 93% of US prisoners despite women making up at least 14% of violent offenders alone. See, disposable, not even worthy of having their few cries for help noted.
Yeah, fuck men, they’re not good for anything but their bodies, right? Who the fuck cares about their emotional and mental well being because it’s not like 30.6% of men and 33.3% of women fit the criteria for depression in equal measure, right? Oh no, that’s just hurt feelings, boo hoo male tears, their suicide rate of 19.9% compared to the 5.2% in women, making male suicides four times that of women, that’s just them complaining about the better end of the stick.
And gosh, men have it so much better off with their 77% victim rate when it comes to homicides in the US, or their making up 76% of the homeless population. Or what about the violence and discrimination trans men face, like hate crimes, police brutality, and harassment, yeah no one cares about that!
And how do they have the nerve to complain about living up to societal standards, how fucking dare they when they’re held up to equally stringent standards of sexualization, when there is no difference in the self esteem of men and women in their youth?
How dare men complain about very important and pertinent issues plaguing them mentally, emotionally, socially and physically, how dare they try to bring these things to light, how fucking dare they show a sliver of weakness? Why don’t they just man the fuck up and deal with it like the rest of us? It’s women that need help, isn’t it, it’s always women that are the ones that need savings, fuck whatever problems men have because we’re so fragile that their issues are nothing compared to ours. They should be ashamed to say anything has happened to them, they should be ashamed to even think they’re allowed to maybe say that things aren’t so good for them either.
After all, it’s the men of today, your father, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend, boyfriend, teacher, mailman, etc that have decided to impose this entire centuries old kind of thinking on you. It’s their fault and so is anything that happens to them, entirely. They created this system, after all, and not a single one of them would change a thing.
The “patriarchy” you complain about isn’t a dichotomy of “men get all the good and women get all the bad” and believe it or not, everyone undergoes some suffering. The system isn’t bad for everyone, but it’s far from entirely good, and I really don’t know what it takes to get that through your fucking thick ass skulls.
Before you start saying that an entire half of the population has no problems, go fucking educate your ignorant ass.