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user-inactivated  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' draws the ire of men's rights activists

    Being a MRA basically means recognising that men are human beings and their rights are systematically being violated in Western countries.

This is probably the fourth most insulting thing I've read on the internet. I mean, I know you didn't mean it, but still. Damn.

    As a matter of fact, the biggest MRA community in the world

The Internet, FTFY

    I haven't even watched this film, and I'm a little mad about it.

This is dumb. You're being dumb. Stop being dumb.

The most that "feminism" - and those air quotes could have their own airport, they're so large - touches this movie is that it says "sex slave is bad, and freeing sex slaves is good."


Like, that's it. You'd know if you watched the fucking movie.

I mean I guess you could say that part of it is Charlize Theron being a badass, but she was already in Aeon Flux so that's a moot point.

    I remember reading that the director, George Miller, had invited the author of The vagina monologues on the set to indoctrinate the actors on the issue of violence against women - and I remember thinking "what the fuck?"

First of all, indoctrinate holy shit I'm dying. Second of all, they brought her on as a consultant for scenes where the actors would play sex slaves and rape victims.

Because she did work on that sort of thing.

In the Congo.

3 days.

Out of a six month shoot.

This is not the first time a director has ever done this.

Not only is your lack of self-reflection in regards to "Men's Rights" disturbing, but if you're going to shit on something, at LEAST do your research first.

Oh, but wait, if you did that you'd probably realize that being part of the MRA "movement" is fucking stupid neeeever mind~

user-inactivated  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: In which galen gets into high school drama for no reason


The way I see it there are four scenarios that could occur now:

1. He tells ex you like her, she still likes you, you end up back together (before breaking up later because don't date your ex twice, man)

2. He tells ex you like her, she doesn't like you, you both avoid talking about this because it's awkward, so whatever.

3. He tells ex you like her, you completely disregard anything that happens next because you're going to college in like three months and will be SURROUNDED by 9s and 10s everywhere all the time

AND FOUR: He tells ex you like her, you make it a WAY bigger deal than it needs to be, try to explain to her the whole deal, get super awkward, probably stumble over your words, wish you were never born, crawl back into bed and never get out of it because the G-forces of cringe will keep you pined there.

user-inactivated  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 8, 2015

easy don't be friends with him

damn galen give me something difficult

It's weird to me because you're saying "we" and "us" and "people" but you can't get specific to save your life. It's everybody's job, but to you it's also nobody's job.

    Yeah, reddit also has a sub about pics of dead kids, beating women, and so on. They are universally shunned, and nowhere in the regular part of the nation are such ideals common. Nobody considers them as good.

Don't give me that shit, they all have large numbers of subscribers and it's the "front page of the internet." Please tell me who "nobody" is, again, because you're speaking in swaths. If they were universally shunned, they'd get shut down, and they wouldn't have subscribers to begin with. Can't have one when the other exists.

    When I hear about someone gunned down on the street, I think of things like the steriotypes that drive people to actions, I think of the complex interactions between police and the people they are over. I think of how and why these things happen

THEY HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY THINK WE'RE LESS THEN HUMAN, HOLY SHIT. Do I really have to pull out the numerous, NUMEROUS texts and emails found amongst police that LITERALLY call Black people animals? The Telemundo guy that compared Michelle Obama to an ape from Planet of the Apes? That's not Reddit, Bio, you can't really cover that shit up!

    "You aren't black, you don't know" is not a valid argument, and never will be.

BUT YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW AND YOU NEVER WILL. It's easy to play the "reasonable man with facts and knowledge!", it happened on Hubski before and I fucking left for a while because of it. You will. literally. Never. Know. I understand this is upsetting: it's the same reason #blackgirlsrock got coopted with #whitegirlsrock, or why #blacklivesmatter got coopted with #alllivesmatter. It's like telling me all about riding a rollercoaster when you've never been on one in your life.

    See: holocaust, slavery, and other situations. When people have all freedom taken from them and are treated as if nothing about them matters, as if every part of them is scum and nobody should give them any moral consideration. That is what an animal is. What a non-human is. Cases such as how race is in modern society are not cases of treating anyone like an animal.

Okay, so you are being purposefully facetious and pedantic. At least we got that out of the way.

    People don't change without information, people don't change without someone pushing the right button that inspires it. People aren't going to change if you simply expect them to, or think they will out of human decency.

Every person that's stepped up to make change got shot, lol. I've done my part.

    It's not up to society to change to their whims, it's up to them to show and prove their morality is the right one.

Oh my God. Acceptance is not "proving that my gayness is the right morality." It's "fucking accept my gayness and stop being a bigoted piece of shit." It''s not "I need to prove that you should treat me better as a Black person", it's "you better fucking treat me better as a Black person".

    However, when you are taking time out of your day to correct someone, and scold them for something like considering a rapper flawed, do so in a constructive and progressive way, not in a demeaning and regressive one.

Ah, the Common perspective. The rapper, since I'm ABSOLUTELY SURE you've never heard of him. All "hug the white people so they feel better about themselves, that'll fix things." Maaaaybe in hell.

    I would be willing to bet money that not a single person in furgeson considers black people as less than human.

You'd probably lose that bet.

REAAAALY think you would.

    My point isn't that such things do not exist, but instead that ranting and raving about how society treats black people as inhuman and how wrong society is will fix nothing, accomplish nothing, and lead to a society that is stuck in a ditch while yelling at each other.

Alright, well you've bitched enough. What's your idea of fixing and accomplishing things, Bio? The riots aren't enough? The protests aren't enough? Asking to be treated like an equal, to not get stopped for walking, or eating, or breathing while Black, that's too much for you? It doesn't accomplish anything? Then what does? Because you need to stop putting the onus of discrimination on the people that have been systematically oppressed.