No but I also didn’t move away to college and I didn’t even have sex until I was 20 so I didn’t buy condoms either. What is even the point of this question? Even if I had moved away to a college town and bought mountains of condoms and laughed at the concept of owning pepper spray, I am one person who is hardly representative of every man. I may have fit into your nice little stereotype that you or whomever came up with to prove a point, but it would nonetheless be meaningless. One person does not define a group of people. In my experience, the women who have been kind enough to let me sleep with them have actually provided the condoms the large majority of the time. What does this prove? Literally nothing.
But I don’t fit into your assumptions at all anyway so it doesn’t even matter.
this is my FAVORITE one so far
Men also buy pepper spray and women also buy condoms.
On the topic of straw feminism and the people who erect it.
For the purpose of this essay, I will use the word “feminist” to describe the straw-feminist movement and other loose forms of “social justice” to which I am referring.
I believe in equality. To me, not one single person is even slightly worth more than another. To the credit of my upbringing, I did not even comprehend racism, misogyny/misandry, homophobia, or bigotry of any kind until well into my teenage years. Yet I, as a straight white male who has literally done absolutely nothing to the deterrence of any group of people, am demonized for happenstance beyond my control; the fact that I identify as the gender and race I was born with is my only crime. I personally am told on a consistent basis, despite my yearnings for peace and my utter disgust at prejudice, that I am the enemy; I am personally held responsible for all of history’s injustice. It has reached the point that I am afraid to even discuss misandry or related topics outside of my close friends for fear of being labeled a “sexist.”
At this point, you might be thinking to yourself “this is what women experience everyday.” I know; I am fully aware of the prejudices faced by women and non male-identifying peoples at all times. That is the very point on which I’m waxing poetic. This extremist ideology has ostracized even some of the most outspoken proponents of equality. This movement of “feminism” (and I use that term lightly as I believe it has popularly reached a point of dissonance with itself) has begun to exhibit fascist tendencies: as soon as someone (male/female/etc,) begins to disagree with thoughts put forward by those held in regard with the movement, they are branded; men are called sexists and women are referred to as having internalized misogyny or some other form of sensationalism. I have seen feminists call for the eradication of men; I have seen them claim that because a person is white, they should be without rights or even an opinion. How is this different from bigotry? How is this social justice in any sense of the term?
Some extremists have even responded to the recent #YesAllWomen with #KillAllMen. While obviously satirical to a degree, it reflects a callousness in regard to the life of a human in contrast with the life of another. Were I to initiate a #KillAllWomen or something similar, I should be rightfully ashamed. These “feminists” feel entitled to joke with the lives of those with whom they have felt persecuted against for one reason or another.
The fact is people do horrible things to each other. Not just men and not just women. Statistically, Europeans have persecuted other Europeans more than any other group. It is easy to hold a grudge. It is far more difficult to consider that one’s own predispositions may be unjust. I am aware that historically, in much of the western world, women and other non-males have been treated as second class citizens not dissimilar to minorities and people of color. But we are living in what should be a glorious age of equality amongst all people on Earth. We are connected beyond the imagination of those that came before us. To what purpose does fighting fire with fire serve? Should we not seek to eradicate prejudice instead of simply mirroring it?
The recent tragedy in Santa Barbara has lit a fire underneath those who claim to be fighting for equality. The fact of the matter is these heinous crimes were committed by a person who was mentally unstable and who hated his male classmates that were attractive to women just as much, if not more, than the women for whom he pined. This is not an example of rape culture. This is not an example of the patriarchy. This is an example of a human being who was lonely and refused to take their medication.
I am not fighting for men’s rights. I am fighting for a human being’s rights. We all have value and we all should be blessed to be alive. Let us not fight but rejoice in the peace that is now more within our grasp than ever before.
I write to you soaked in heavenly tears and I’m thinking that love is like water. Together we drink; together we drown. Rivers flow from unfathomable mouths and I pray that my sins are not too great to reward dehydration.
But if love is water then I am a dam whose mere existence is a perversion of a divine plan. And you are a crack with promise of freedom for whom I would gladly crumble. Yet I remain stone, inanimate stone. My vices curl around my fingers, through black lungs as they mock my pine, my yearn for their capricious endeavor.
But even the River does not run forever. In denouement it is carried by its own eagerness to that inevitable ocean from which we all sprang and becomes poisonous. But in that final moment, before that which bears life ultimately takes it away, I am reminded of the Delta; the fecund and perennial sign of hope.
I can feel the cracks growing larger. I can feel your bonny fingers guiding me into the spring. I can feel your laughter penetrating all and I’m thinking that love is like water.
May we never be thirsty again.
I swear this is how the scene went
Charlie Brown is a blockhead, but he did get a nice tree.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (dir. Bill Melendez), 1965.
"you’re afraid you don’t fit in. you’re afraid you’ll be alone. great news! you share that with all of us, so you’ll never be alone and you’ll always fit in."
ACTUAL SUMMARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
- Zeus: im gonna put my dick in it
- Everyone: dont put ur dick in it
- Zeus: toO LaTE