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So just to be clear, teaching a woman to value her vagina is a bad thing? Okay ive got you. And apparently im uneducated, guess we should just keep girls under the belief that they shouldnt be proud or value that which makes the world go round.
reply to post by SearchLightsInc
You called men useless, thoughtless and referred to being female as "winning the genetic lottery". This is hardly just being proud of who you are. This is straight up radical feminism in it's ugly form. If you hate men that much, please keep to yourself because you are a danger to society.
Can you imagine the implications if a man had said such things about his penis, was completely obsessed with his penis, talked as though women were the less intelligent, useful sex? Some would say he was dangerous, perverted and insane. Yet, you did this.
reply to post by NotAnAspie
Notwithstanding the switch&shift, from the OP question, to generalised denigrations on an embarrassing scale...it would be par for the course for individual profiles to pidgeon-hole...men call women who are obviously not 'empowered', dowdy...women call men who are obviously not 'empowered', cuckolded...
Of course, both are comments produced by the alpha element of each sex - they have that covered - and it's supposed to pass for intelligence, while the men grab their crotches and wolf whistle...and while women compensate ((new feminism-wise)) by defending commensurate behaviour by women...
There is no...redressing of balance in these scenarios...rather the revolution that overtakes the revolution...that, at least, should be obvious...
reply to post by NotAnAspie
I am very sorry to hear of your ignorant fellow students and professor, I really am. I have experienced sexism many a time in the course of my life, but I don't hold the entire male species accountable. I refuse to allow a few bad apples spoil the bunch.
There are a lot of ignorant douchy males out there, as well as females. I cannot count how many times I have heard "women" gripe about penis, bank account and vehicle size. It makes all of us look bad and has actually jaded a lot of good men. Women are just as guilty of sexism as men are IN SOME CASES. Not all. And this is my point, they are not all to be painted with the same brush.
My argument with your "few bad apples" statement is that it is an underestimation.
More so than females, they are pack animals... and this is why gang rapes are so common. How do you suppose it became so likely that an entire group of men, all at the same time, just decided that now is a good time to become a violent, sexually abusive predator and risk going to jail? What is the likelihood if they have no influence on each other?
The greatest war and the greatest enslavement of all time has been the onslaught of aggression and hatred of male against female. Even with those facts staring me in face all my life, did it ever stop me from being involved with any of my exes? No, it didn't... but experience sure did drive that nail straight into the coffin. It is not a few bad apples. The majority of men are abusive from my first hand experience.
Men need to realize they are a lethal, walking containers of testosterone
yeah...women have problems. Sure.
Men have problems even admitting men have problems.
reply to post by NotAnAspie
Im sure you've seen it, read about it or heard people talking about it – It got over 80 million views on youtube over its first 4-5 days. Miley cyrus, butt naked on a wrecking ball, licking a sledge hammer seductively with absolutely no thought what so ever to health and safety. Its outrageous this once child star now steps into the world of the adult music industry without bothering to get dressed first. How dare she, a woman, make such an explicit statement to the world that clearly says “I am not hannah montanna”
With what's been going on you'd think it was the first time that a woman has made a statement using her feminine qualities. Madonna's antic's instantly spring to mind. She pissed off a lot of people singing about getting pregnant and desiring sex with no strings. She was the anti-christ for some. And yet, she only aided the cause for women to feel empowered by their vagina's. “Justify my love” speaks volumes for a title of a song. When have you ever heard a man singing about having to justify his lust?
What's really had me thinking over the past couple of days is the WHY? Why is society shocked and angered when a woman displays total control of her body? Why does it respond with a backlash of disparaging comments designed to shame and intimidate? Why do we only celebrate female sexuality when the woman in question is following a certain set of rules that keep her “pure” from criticism?
If a woman embraces the body she was born into, understands the power it potentially posses, shows ownership and competency in decision making in regards to her well being – She takes away any control society/men/boys sought to exploit. This in itself is unacceptable in patriarchal societies. Probably even considered by some a direct attack on the male populous and their highly vocalised needs.
So how do we keep women playing the game of cat and mouse?
We teach them absolutely nothing about being sexually empowered. In doing so, many women don’t realise until their mid 20's just exactly what they've been gifted with. I honestly believe there comes a moment in every women's life when she realises she is desired and that feeling ultimately secures her own personal progression that cements her identity as a mature woman.
She knows she's got something far better than a penis. She has something that is desired by both men and women, something that can grow a human being, push it into the world and forever be connected with that being emotionally.
I think what really irks society and some men is the fact that, if she places value on herself, then you to have to share and respect that value in order to get a look in. If she's in control then she decides if you're good enough to be considered. Im sure, this being the case for some women, they've turned away the “nice guys” and ineffectively hurt them forever more. They may have left a man who was totally in love with them, because they wanted better for themselves. This results in the shaming and demonetization of women. The idea that they “cant be trusted” because they make decisions some men cant understand or benefit from.
There is a saying that rings very true to me as I make my way through life observing the people around me: Weak men desire weak women in order to prop up their sense of masculinity. It is often the weak men who down talk women, perceive them as less than human so that they are more manageable in their every day interactions. Boy's are taught in their teen's that calling girls name's is a great way to break down any confidence they have in their bodies and will result in those girls, seeking to restore that confidence lost by engaging in sexual acts to falsely win the respect of their peers. A sign of a boys's masculinity is his ability to manipulate a woman into submitting to his needs. Stop me if im wrong.
I really didn't understand what was all the hoopla about. Every other music video on MTV shows practically naked women, dancing, singing simulating sex (remember the early days of Britney)... She was just joining the band wagon...sex sells...I thought that was clear by now. I'm not saying we should like Milley because of it...but...there was nothing in that show that was..."earth shattering" and required the global reaction...nothing that wasn't already seen or done.