Archive for December, 2014

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

Crazy Cat Keeper Christmas

Posted: December 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
As the night draws near to Christmas, I will open up about one of my odd traditions (as I am a crazy cat keeper as well as a demented gatekeeper.) 
I enjoy opening up Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and reading it aloud to well…my cats…

The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey–
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

The only difference between the misogyny in the western world vs. the misogyny in the eastern world is that it is illegal for men to lynch a rape victim in the western world. Furthermore, it’s evident that they lament the fact that they cannot lynch rape victim. When it comes to topic of rape, the discussion becomes a montage of seething hatred toward the woman who spoke up and when a man speaks up about being raped, he’s thrown under the rug as if he doesn’t exist to them. When one speaks of “rape culture”, one isn’t discussing the Schrodinger’s Rapist, one is discussing the culture’s necessity to use rape apologia. But overall, one must remind oneself that this spawns from a culture full of entitlement.

There is probably one big problem when one feels entitled. Possibilities are construed as expectation instead. Just because something is possible, does not mean somebody should go into situations expecting certain things to happen. This is common sense when interacting with others. But somehow in the entitled mind, these expectations should take place or else there will be consequences for their grievances. The entitled also view those who aren’t in their realm of entitlement as subhuman, so why wouldn’t these subhuman creatures submit to their entitled whims?

It just warms the cackles of my demented little heart to know that all abuse and anger from these entitled individuals is somehow justified because the victims were at fault somehow.*

*You know what time it is it’s time for

Rotten.com

Posted: December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

“The soft underbelly of the internet eviscerated for all the world to see.”

Rotten.com is a shock site with the slogan “An archive of disturbing illustration”. It is devoted to morbid curiosities, primarily pictures of violent acts, deformities, autopsy or forensic photographs, depictions of perverse sex acts, and historical curios that are disturbing or misanthropic in nature. This was actually my first taste of “that side of the internet.” Back in the days of AOL dial-up, I was 12 and just beginning to wean off Goosebumps books. The creepypasta genre used to consist of R.L. Stine and Are You Afraid of the Dark on Nickelodeon. Morbid curiosity brought me to this altar of horrific imagery. It was a dedicated freak show of a picture collage for my young eyes to scroll through. Nowadays all you have to do is type in the image search to find anything of this nature to your heart’s content. But in those days, you had to specifically go to Rotten.com to fulfill the dark monstrosity that was the mind. It will be missed, as it hasn’t been updated since February 2012. So, I guess R.I.P. Rotten.com