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The Stories Of Male Sexual Assault Survivors Need To Be Heard
Contributing to this devastating reality is that for men, almost everything is considered a weakness — inexperience, asking for help, feeling sad, feeling too happy, not expressing anger physically enough, knowing too little, knowing too much, and, especially, not having sex. In this system, women and other non-masculine people are defined as objects and men/masculine people are collectors of these objects; sex is the proof of this collection, which, society dictates, men should strive to make as large as possible. Sex is the goal, a proof of virility.
toxicMasculinity  rape  rapeCulture  sexism 
2 days ago by campylobacter
We Are Pretty Confident There is No Longer a Threat
Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation against civilians for political aims. I suppose this is where people are going to disagree. We relegate these men’s issues, or whatever they are, into the private sphere. But toxic masculinity is a political issue, and the violence it sparks certainly has the effect of terrorizing large groups of people, especially women, queer/trans people, and people of color.

When white men go on shooting sprees, many of us feel like hostages. Whatever it is these men want–sex, love, respect, attention, a demographic majority–we’re being held at gunpoint until they get it.
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The common thread here isn’t mental illness, or illegally obtained firearms (many of them were legally purchased), or poverty. It’s white men who are angry, think the world owes them something, and have access to guns.

And even if all of these mass shooters were mentally ill, and even if their mental illness contributed to their actions, that’s still not a good explanation. A quarter of American adults experience mental illness at some point. Most don’t shoot anyone. Something else has to make the difference.
by:Miri  from:BruteReason  ToxicMasculinity  feminism  guns  terrorism  geo:UnitedStates  violence 
16 days ago by owenblacker
Predatory Romance in Harrison Ford Movies - YouTube
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Blade Runner

Pop Culture Detective Jonathan McIntosh
cinema  toxicMasculinity  maleprivilege  rapeCulture 
6 weeks ago by campylobacter
laureljupiter: I’m looking at screenshots of this...
I’m looking at screenshots of this horde of furious girls and women destroying Joss Whedon on twitter and it’s so great

Motherfucker you knew you were a misogynist and a fraud in 2002 when you wrote the autobiographical Buffy episode about Andrew the filmmaker fetishizing the pain and hero stories of the house full of women who despise him, and now it’s finally coming crashing down on you and happening in real life.

Viewers were supposed to be disgusted by the sight of three dorky boys nerding out over Star Wars figurines. Buffy and the house full of potential slayers call Andrew vile names for being a nerd, not in response to his behavior; by the end of his run, I felt the urge to protect Andrew, not from the girls, but from Joss, who was clearly using him as a punching bag onto which he was projecting his own self-loathing. (Eventually Joss was quoted saying that Andrew was, as had been hinted, gay, but would remain in the closet indefinitely “because it’s funny,” something that horrified and enraged fans, but which Joss seemed to view, appallingly, as as an ultimate emasculation.)
meta  BuffyTheVampireSlayer  misogyny  homophobia  toxicMasculinity 
june 2017 by campylobacter
"The Hatpin Peril" Terrorized Men Who Couldn't Handle the 20th-Century Woman | History | Smithsonian
To protect themselves from unwanted advances, city women protected themselves with some sharp accessories
history  gender  feminism  repression  oppression  toxicmasculinity 
may 2017 by jxpx777
Manchester Terrorist Attack Was Not About Islam
My piece on & .
Women say it's spot on.
Men say I'm a stupid, ignorant, wtf feminist.
Manchester  toxicmasculinity  from twitter_favs
may 2017 by andriak

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