I actually think it makes sense to categorize made-to-penetrate as a form of sexual violence other than rape, and to use the term rape for sexual acts in which the victim is penetrated. In any case, it is sexual violence and needs to be taken seriously.
But not as seriously as legitimate rapes, of course.
So, the next time someone cites Manboobz as a source, please point them to this post. The best part is that it was recently cited as a credible source by an ABC 20/20 article, with Futrelle personally being interviewed. Which means that the main authority on MRAs cited by the article is now on record (and archived) endorsing male rape erasure.
2) Republicans wouldn’t allow free abortions anyway because it goes against their political platform (like they won’t allow free breast augmentations, free plastic surgery, free crackers, free cars, free ebay gift cards, free shoes). For you to think that they would set aside their principal belief SIMPLY because men are the ones getting pregnant makes you very very very ignorant.
Don’t be silly. You know how Republicans are always opposing war, which mostly kills men? You know how they support gun control, because men are the primary victims of gun crime? You know all these initiatives they have that benefit men?
Well, clearly, the Democrats don’t have any bias in favor of women. Obama didn’t say girls beating boys in school was a “great accomplishment”, Hilary didn’t say women are the primary victims of war because their feelings are hurt when their male loved ones die, and the Democrats aren’t using a “war on women” platform to aggrandize initiatives which benefit women.
Well, it’s not like US politics have prioritized benefit to women for, oh, most of the past century.
Do I even need to say it?
The really galling part is that none of the people who reblogged this SNL quote seem to have noticed that men have basically no reproductive rights whatsoever.
Feminists PLEASE stop making the fact that Chris Brown was raped all about misogyny
Like I understand that it’s sort of in your rhetorical DNA to deny that men have problems but can we please, please not twist the erasure of male rape victims into “This is actually a…
Smoked Gouda Club.
Trim it, Cut it, or Keep it?
Notice that pointing that boys are lagging in education and helping boys with education is seen as helping the patriarchy.
I wonder how many people who respond the Sommers’ focus on boys by shifting the focus to girls (and the four hosts in that video clip do just that) is not only unproductive for boys but is also proving the very points she is trying to make.
Think about it.
How exactly does the fact that the majority of CEOs are male prove that “everything is fine” and boys are doing okay? You’re comparing TODAY’S men to TOMORROW’S men. Are we really saying that Warren Buffet, Tim Cook, and Bill Gates are proof that the boys in your average elementary school are doing okay?
How exactly does the wage gap between TODAY’S men and women (which seems to fluctuate between 77 cents and 81 cents on a regular basis) mean that there is nothing going on with TOMORROW’S men and women? Because Dad makes more than Mom today that means that Son will inherently be okay tomorrow in comparison to Daughter?
All these attempts at disproving Sommers only makes her point that boys are lagging in education and efforts to bring attention to it (much less address them) are seen as supporting a system that oppresses women.
Seriously folks since when did trying to help boys in education become an act of support for that precious Patriarchy that’s apparently so prevalent? I thought that that would help them “smash” it.