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For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, written 20 years ago by Carol Diehl.
She wrote a post about the history of this poem that is worth reading.
all women were bigger and stronger than you
and thought they were smarter
women were the ones who started wars
too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos
and no K-Y Jelly
the state trooper
who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike
was a woman
and carried a gun
the ability to menstruate
was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs
your attractiveness to women depended
on the size of your penis
every time women saw you
they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands
women were always making jokes
about how ugly penises are
and how bad sperm tastes
you had to explain what’s wrong with your car
to big sweaty women with greasy hands
who stared at your crotch
in a garage where you are surrounded
by posters of naked men with hard-ons
men’s magazines featured cover photos
of 14-year-old boys
tucked into the front of their jeans
and articles like:
“How to tell if your wife is unfaithful”
“What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate”
“The truth about impotence”
the doctor who examined your prostate
was a woman
and called you “Honey”
you had to inhale your boss’s stale cigar breath
as she insisted that sleeping with her
was part of the job
you couldn’t get away because
the company dress code required
you wear shoes
designed to keep you from running
And what if
after all that
women still wanted you
to love them.
I love that at first she thinks it’s misogynistic, and isn’t afraid to call him on it, but then we see him do what we almost never see a male superhero do : He admits he’s scared.
He’s not trying to belittle her, he’s not trying to tell her or even the kids that they’re not strong,
He’s trying to protect what he loves most because he’s terrified of losing them. The big, giant robot ripping apart BUILDINGS doesn’t scare him at all compared to losing what he loves.
I love this movie for so many reasons, but this scene is one of the bigger ones. A hero movie where the males are allowed to be emotional without appearing weak? A hero movie where females are allowed to be strong without being callous or woefully 2D? A hero movie where children are allowed to explore their potential instead of being shitty sidekicks?
That’s called ‘husbands, wives, and parents done right’ people.
And the female superheroes had costumes(/amor) as equal and strong as their male counterparts. None of that exposed skin bullshit. Nothing wrong with exposed skin, dont get me wrong, but its a major handicap when taking down villains.
This is great. Wish I could see an interaction like this happen in The Walking Dead.
I will wear what I want.
I will get tattoos if I want.
I will wear makeup if I want.
I will dye my hair if I want.
I will pierce whatever I want.
I will shave what I want.
I will lose weight if I want.
I will gain weight if I want.
I will have sex if I want.
friendly reminder that
- not all christians are homophobic
- not everyone agrees with you
- not all white people are racist
- rape jokes arent funny
- suicide jokes arent funny
- self harm jokes arent funny
- eating disorder jokes arent funny
-not all men are trying to oppress women.
-not all feminists are actually fair.
-men aren’t the only people who commit rape
-abuse happens to boys too
-boys can also struggle with self harm, depression and eating disorders
omg the notes I can’t even :’)
It’s about time I realised,
that what I put in my mouth
won’t change the words that come out of it
that the appearance of rib bones
will not make me laugh any louder
or any more,
and thigh gaps
and cheek bones
and empty stomachs
will not bring me any closer to
or even love,
that a piece of cake
should not have the power
to make me despise myself,
should give more pride,
than starving myself ever should,
That there is no secret key to finding joy,
other than realising
that time is not worth wasting,
on living a half life.