- “Jac”, commenter on misogyny article ‘Own Up or Change’ (via sorenhateseverything)
F: men are the bad guys in games because men are /everyone/ in games. For serious, there’s like 5 women per game and when one of them isn’t the main villain you think it’s because everyone hates men?
It’s a social taboo to see women hurt because guys think girls are weak and should be protected whereas guys are hurrr manlyy. The sexism guys receive is brought on almost entirely by themselves. (via checkdatprivilege)
^ This kind of argument is not productive. There are some points in there that are indeed valid, but they won’t get through to anyone under the guise of “guys bring this on themselves.” No one on either side of the debate is TRYING to be evil.
I am not discounting misogyny, but you must realize men are expected to know how to do everything and be everything just because they are men. Being “neutral” has its price to pay as well — which often means being invisible, being expected to naturally know how to do “masculine” tasks, and being the family caretaker, even if one is not interested or cut out for the job.
Men are often portrayed as a disposable entity that exists to protect the female, and much of society functions this way. This dynamic is unhealthy for both genders involved — not just for women.
And here’s this just in case anyone thinks I’m the only male that hates that fucking argument.