brilla próxima a expirar,
y que no se sabe de ellos
cuál el último será.
Eso soy yo que al acaso
cruzo el mundo sin pensar
de dónde vengo ni a dónde
mis pasos me llevarán.
Karen Straughan Feminism and the Disposable Male
"Our society reduces men from human being to human doings. We measure a man’s worthiness to wear the title of "man", and therefor the title of human, by how useful he is."
The “patriarchy” didn’t create this. Human culture created this. The sexism goes both ways. The standard is different. As Karen beautifully put in her video Feminism and the Disposable Male, it is an expectation that men put themselves last every single time. A seat on a life boat, a guide out of a burning building, the one who has to go see what the noise was in the middle of the night. For every damsel in distress there is a man who is expected to save her, and that’s a stereotype on both parts. Is it particularly dehumanizing to either party? Yes, and that party is the man.(via ultruhviolet)
Feminists will insist society is rife with systemic misogyny that is tolerated and endorsed. Then, in order to shut someone up for disagreeing with that, they accuse him of being a misogynist. But if society was as misogynistic as feminists claim, calling someone a misogynist would not shame the person into silence or cause him to be attacked by other people, as it’d be seen as normal rather than horrible.
Society is not misogynistic. The utility of ‘misogynist!’ as an insult demonstrates this.