queer authors: make all your characters queer. every single one of them. leave no room for alternate cishet interpretations. make straight people uncomfortable. let them cry about how unrealistic it is that no one is cishet. bottle their tears and pour them over your morning pancakes. savor the taste of their discomfort.
Okay let’s get one thing straight here.
The patriarchy does not hurt men.
It does not.
THE PATRIARCHY BENEFITS MEN.
It’s not just that women are hurt by the patriarchy, that’s not all. Men are also benefited. Men, your life is easier than it could be without the patriarchy. You get more shit, and you’re taught to believe subconsciously that this is the definition of “equal”. This my friends is the concept of “entitlement”.
You hear that women get less jobs, money, representation, chances, all of that. Where do you think it’s all going if it’s not with women??? It doesn’t magically fall into a void.
No, it goes to men.
You get MORE jobs, you get MORE money, you get MORE representation, and you get MORE chances than you would if the patriarchy didn’t exist.
And then, every once in a while, when one thing about the patriarchy backfires, suddenly THAT’S when the patriarchy is bad. That’s when we set off the alarm and suddenly we need a movement. And what movement do we see? Oh, a movement trying to help WOMEN? But… Why!!?? Men are hurting!!
Think of it like two bowls with equal amounts candy. Each piece of candy represents privileges.
Add patriarchy, what happens?
The bowl for females has to pour a lot of its candy into the bowl for males.
The bowl for males has way more candy now, right? More than it had before and wayyy more than the bowl for females, because the bowl for females now has less than it had before.
Now, the patriarchy backfires. The bowl for males has to put a couple of its candies into the bowl for females.
Does this mean, on the whole, the patriarchy is bad for everyone and hurts men just like it hurts women?
So when people say feminism is great because it benefits both men and women, I disagree.
If feminism believes in pursuing equality for the sexes, then it kinda HAS to benefit women by helping women take back what’s rightfully theirs in the first place.
Honestly, I don’t give a single solitary fuck if feminism even kind of benefits men. I don’t. That’s not my priority.
And that’s okay, because no man is fucking entitled to me caring about him every single fucking second of my life.
So this is where we weed out the real male allies from the others, the ones I almost always see.
Men, are you still willing to support this movement while knowing full well that you don’t benefit? ONLY others benefit?
By supporting this movement, you have to let go. Give up some privileges. Lose a little.
Can you fucking handle that?
I tripped over a person using a wheelchair today
Good job self