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Ladies! What are your favorite Unchecked Feeemale Privileges?

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So a fella on the Men’s Rights subreddit made this poster, which he’s planning to post in the vicinity of the Women’s Studies Department at his school, assuming he can find it.

Since I know that a lot of females read this blog, I thought I’d ask you all just which of these Unchecked Female Privileges (There’s Nothing “Benevolent” About Them) are your favorites. You can pick more than one! (I know how inherently greedy you feemales are.)

Has he missed any important ones?

Non-women are allowed to post in this thread as well, but only if they preface their comments with “If it may please the feemales, might I humbly suggest that … .”

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mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

Foxes. Mrmagnificent’s parents used to live in an old, well-established suburb near one of our beaches. There he is, mindlessly washing dishes at the sink, looks out the window and voila! A fox in the backyard.

It turns out that beachside suburbs are great for foxes. Lots of visitors for most of the year, lots of discarded food scraps lead to lots of healthy, well-fed scavengers. (Of course, they probably got well established originally back in the days when absolutely everybody had chooks in the backyard.)

kittehserf
6 years ago

My sister’s dog Laddie must fancy himself as a fox (pointy ears, red fur, bushy tail – fair enough) as he’s the Great Rabbit Hunter. Fortunately the local rabbits have figured out that going into the yard there is a bad idea.

Alex Reynard
Alex Reynard
6 years ago

If it may please the feemales, might I humbly suggest that you point out which of these you believe are factually inaccurate, instead of just calling the writer stupid?

Unquiet
6 years ago

I just posted about this on my blog. In summary, though, I find MRAs so frustrating because there are some important issues on that list:

More likely to have a teacher of your gender
Women’s shelters
Assumed primary parental figure /divorce& family court bias
More, better contraceptive options
Lower chance of committing suicide
Circumcision is illegal
Emotional encouragment/feelings given more inherent value

All of those are hugely important, and at least three are also feminist campaign issues. And yet. They just chuck “not avoided by strangers of the other gender” in there. It doesn’t invalidate how awesome those ideas are, but it’s a shame that the potential of men’s rights activism comes with so much wrong and creepiness.

hellkell
hellkell
6 years ago

Try almost all of them, Alex.

Anonymous Contributor
Anonymous Contributor
6 years ago

What the fuck is with MRAs and male circumcision? I mean I’m a circumcised dude and I honestly don’t give two shits about not having a turtle neck nor do I really think having one would make my life any better or worse.

Anonymous Contributor
Anonymous Contributor
6 years ago

And after some quick fact-checking the claims about men being more likely to be depressed and/or suffering from mental illness are complete bullshit: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/08/mental-illness.aspx http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/SMI_AASR.shtml http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-statistics/men-women/

The claims about men being more likely to suffer from substance abuse problems does appear to hold water at least…

Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

Anonymous Contributor — yeah, they are right some of the time, problem is that it’s buried in so much shit no one takes them seriously, and they aren’t doing anything about those problems.

Also, you new? Have you gotten a welcome package?

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

I don’t know; I think people have a right to make cosmetic alterations to their bodies once they reach an age where they can meaningfully consent.

Infant/minor circumcision is a pretty gross violation of a minor’s rights, imo, since there is scant medical evidence in favor of it and the usual reason is “Because his dad is!” or “ew, foreskin!”

Different story if there is some medical reason for it, but usually there is not.

I also feel this way about ear-piercing, though circumcision is much, much more painful and invasive. That’s another thing– babies don’t really get adequate pain relief and have no way of communicating they need more pain relief, aside from crying… which babies do all the time anyway for no obvious reason sometimes.

That said, last I heard circumcision rates were dropping. But again, this is an issue feminists have talked about for some time– it was a bunch of self-described leftwing feminist hippies who convinced me to leave my first son intact, and (by default) the two following him, as well. My male OB was completely neutral about the topic, and my husband might have been slightly in favor, considering it “just what everyone is used to.”

as far as the teacher issue goes, have they ever thought about, y’know, PAYING teachers enough to attract guys to the field?! I live in North Carolina, which pays its teachers bottom of the barrel wages, and one of the ongoing apparent justifications for this is that “most of them are just earning a secondary paycheck.”

If you don’t think that’s a self-perpetuating gendered assumption, well…. !

Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

Regarding ear piercing, if you’re going to did, age regardless, go to a proper piercing place and get it done with a needle. The guns are less sanitary and don’t pierce the tissue so much as crush it. /PSA

Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

Going to get it done*

I have no idea what happened there. We’ll blame the fresh brownies I’m eating, k?

thenatfantastic
6 years ago

^ What Argenti said. BoyFantastic’s sister just took his niece to get hers done and, despite our recommendations, took her to a hair accessories shop that does it with a gun because she didn’t want to take her to a piercing studio. Yeah, that makes sense. I mean, what would we know about piercings? BFs only had 10 and I’ve only had 60.

Sorry this makes me ranty apparently.

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

mm brownies!

yeah, I’m pretty sure I got the gun. Mom took me to the counter at JCPenney’s or somewhere like that when I was five. Luckily no problems. Maybe it’s because I was so young, but the holes NEVER close, not even if I go years without wearing earrings. (I am allergic to cheap ones and too po’ to buy gold. Plus I’m not much of an accessorizer, anyway.)

I think piercing studios seem too “edgy” for a lot of people to consider taking their kids. Which is a shame, ’cause I am sure they do a better, cleaner job than Claire’s.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: Anon

Enh, I’m an uncut guy and the idea of anyone trying to perform cosmetic surgery on me without my consent makes me D: Some guys may be less okay with it than you are.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Anonymous Contributor – all I can say is, thank Ceiling Cat I wasn’t drinking anything when I read “turtle neck”.

😀

kittehserf
6 years ago

LBT, welcome back, glad the trip’s going well!

Ah yes, ear-piercing guns. I got my ears pierced in the 80s. Would have been okay except 1) being studs, it was too easy for the holes to get infected (which they did), and 2) the person doing it put the wrong stud in the gun for one; it wasn’t long enough to connect and she couldn’t get the flamin’ gun off my ear. That would have made an impressive earring, but way to heavy for my liking. Elbow-length lobes aren’t my thing at all.

MordsithJ
MordsithJ
6 years ago

I’ve had my ears done twice in the past, and both times I had to stop wearing earrings and let the holes close because I kept getting infections. I figured it was because I was young and irresponsible and didn’t keep them clean enough. I was well into adulthood when I had my navel done, and despite following the care instructions meticulously, I still got an infection. Turns out I’m mildly allergic to metals. I can wear them on the outside, but not under the skin.

The piercing guy said if I wanted it done again, to get a titanium or niobium stud instead of surgical steel. I might get my ears done again that way, but have to wait until I get a job.

kittehserf
6 years ago

That’s interesting, MordisthJ – my first ear-piercings were fine, once the initial infection healed (an antibiotic ointment on sleepers fixed it) but when I had a second pair done higher on the ear, years later, they just would not heal. Not an infection as such, just raw all the time.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

We got our ears pierced at Claire’s by gun at the age of seven or so, and had no ill effects. Have let them heal up since, since nobody really cares about them anymore.

Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

My first set was as a kid, infected, let them close. Come teenage years I was allowed to get them done again — with the gun, no issues besides discovering I’m the one freak on the planet allergic to gold. My cartilage was a needle and healing hurt way more than the piercing itself, but again, no issues.

I wasn’t trying to shame anyone who had them done with the gun, just a little PSA that the needle is much better.

I think I’m getting a second set next month when I have money, I have 2g holes and want ~8g above them, and it’s like $20 at the place I had my cartilage done at. Gotta see if I still have my smaller tapers, and if I can get a larger gauge needle in the first place so I don’t have to fight with that first gauge (though I guess I could do that one with a yarn needle, maybe…I doubt I have the earrings I used the first time, and I did it stupidly, cuz 15~)

kittehserf
6 years ago

My initial piercings would still open if I tried; they’ve never closed over. I don’t bother, though, ‘cos I’d need very long earrings to show under my hair, and I don’t see any I like, or that are light enough not to hurt, around at present.

Gah. I just remembered the stomach-turning sensation when a hook goes into the ear instead of through the hole. Not painful but full of squick!

thenatfantastic
6 years ago

I tried to stretch my lobes really sensibly but found that I could only get to 5mm (google sez that’s 4g), and with both lobes if I tried to get them to six they split. I kept them open to heal at 2mm (12g) but keep forgetting to start again. I want to go to 8mm (0g) because there’s some really awesome Rosie The Riveter plugs that I MUST HAVE. I’m hoping it was a problem with the 6mm taper I used instead of my ears :/

thenatfantastic
6 years ago

By the way, the gauge system is ridiculous. I know the metric system is for pinkos but seriously, it just makes sense.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

Yeah, it’s weird, our ears have closed over, but the old sites will still spurt goo or something when picked at. Euuurgh.

kittehserf
6 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAGH cringes and clutches earlobes at talk of stretching

SittieKitty
6 years ago

Yeah, no, regardless of whether you care or not, it’s still immoral to do invasive procedures on anyone without their consent. Since circumcision is purely cosmetic as it has no prophylactic effects medically, it’s not necessary to get it done unless it’s a) necessary, or b) the person is old enough to consent to the procedure.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I’m terribly sorry to necro, but I thought of a female privilege. One that is only bestowed upon the female ranks of our cat overlords.

The gene that determines whether a cat will inherit coloring from the black color or the red color group is on the X chromosome. Feemale cats can greedily take from each color palette and form such privileged fur patterns as calico, tortie, or torbie.

Sadly, for poor oppressed male kitties, they only get on X chromosome and can only one color group. Feminazikitteh stole my ice cream!

It’s no wonder misters hate cats and those who humbly serve them. Cats are clearly a plot of the gynocracy.

kittehserf
6 years ago

FEEEEMALE KITTEHS RULE

When is the Toms’ Rights Movement going to appear?

emilygoddess
6 years ago

And male cats have a much higher risk of urethral obstructions, which are extremely painful and are fatal if not treated. Biological predisposition is misandry!

Chloe X
Chloe X
5 years ago

A lot of these are genuine issues, that need to be addressed in terms of promoting gender equality for everyone.

The idea that only men are capable of being “strong enough to ______”, and the idea that women are “too weak and feeble to do ______” are both equally sexist ideas that need to be eliminated.

(This also ties into the false belief that “men are only what they earn, and women are only how they look”. Once again, both of those ideas are equally disgusting.)

HOWEVER: You have things like the red pill, presenting that false dichotomy as absolute, instead of challenging it – along with the idea that men are owed sex for some reason.

And this is what makes people view the MRA as a joke.

(Even there are real issues in there.)

Of course, the MRA is currently as equally contempt able as the srawman feminists that once said “abuse only counts if someone with a penis does it”, and that too, in its own disgusting philosophy is apart of the problem.

(Also see: why terfs hate trans women – because “male body parts = evil.”.)

Challenging gender roles for everyone is important, so that everyone can be free to be who they truly are.

Also: maybe if we lived in a world where boys were allowed to express their emotions and affection towards one another, a lot of this hateful shit would go away.

If Men were allowed to be pretty and vulnerable, think of what a better world it could be (if they weren’t so obssed with appearing strong all the time).

The world should be able to equally grasp that women are capible of strength (to the point of ALSO being capable of abusive behavior), and men are capible of being victimized and hurt.

Why are these difficult concepts?

Why is it that every group that seeks to promote gender equality, also promotes negative gender stereotypes in the same breath?

Feminism might be our best chance for true gender equality, but it too is riddled with hypocracy and hate speech, the same way the MRA is.

(Mostly by selling the lie that only women are capable of being victimized.)

All of it a lie meant to controlled you. Selling gender stereotypes as absolute, while pretending that’s some form of “empowerment”, dooms us all.

So what is the solution? Any movement you cling to is a distortion, and broken in some way.

Do any of us really even have a chance?

happy cat
happy cat
5 years ago

“Positive sexual encouragement!” Yeah! If I have sex, I’m a slut and if I don’t, I’m an ugly prude! That’s a privilege!

Anarchonist
Anarchonist
5 years ago

@Chloe X

No. Just… no. Feminism and the MRM are not the same in any way. Hang around David’s blog and read the shit the MRAs say in real life all the time, then recognize that the straw feminists that you referred to are just that – made-up, hateful stereotypes promoted by men who want to stop the march of equality. You know, like the MRAs.

Pretty much all the problems that men face in the scenarios you presented are not promoted by women, certainly not by feminists, but by *drumroll* other men. You know, the kind who see weakness as a female quality, and since they hate everything feminine with the fury of a million rotting eggs, they hate men who are sensitive and non-aggressive, men who are being victimized (especially by a lowly feeeemale), and so on. You know, like the MRAs do. The solution: More feminism, as it teaches that women and traditionally feminine qualities are not inferior to men and traditionally masculine qualities.

MRAs are trying to uphold traditional gender roles. Feminists are trying to dismantle them. They are nowhere near the same. I’m trying really hard not to mansplain here, but you don’t seem to understand the first thing about feminism. It is not promoting a gender dichotomy, far from it. It is not “selling the lie that only women are capable of being victimized”, far from it. I suggest that you read up on feminism, it’s really awesome.

SomeRandomGuy
SomeRandomGuy
4 years ago

@Anarchonist

Wow, you’re so deep in echo chamber, I bet you hear only carbon copy of your thoughts!

“MRAs are trying to uphold traditional gender roles.” Traditional gender roles like acnowledging that males can be raped and domestically abused too?

“Teach men and boys not to rape”, how many times you heard it from mouth of feminists? Personaly, I lost count! Nice way to trivialize whole rape issue with biggoted idea that only boys rape.

BTW, not so long ago in most countries men couldn’t be legaly raped or domestically abused. So who is promoting traditional gender roles?

Original message was about serious gender equality problems that men face and feminists ignore. “Suprisingly” it was mocked and ignored again! Yeah, gender equality can only be achieved by ignoring male problems.

VioletBeauregarde
VioletBeauregarde
4 years ago

Let’s not forget: Villains are called the bad *guys* not bad *girls*

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