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Although I use a number of external sources here, most of this comes from my own observations.

Oh boy, it's been a while since I've written a political/social issues journal entry. But screw that, this needs to be said!


About a week or two ago, I saw a childish, obnoxious portrayal of feminism:
Feminism by zhuzhu

And then I was like "Eat this!": comments.deviantart.com/1/5679…
Deviantart on Feminism by scythemantis
(Note: Scythemantis is a fantastic artist with an amazing eye for horror; check him out!)

Also, :iconscythemantis: posts a myriad of facts and valid points in the comment thread link above the thumbnail. Too bad the people we argued with refused to catch on.

Two DA members :iconxebes: & :iconmatthew-lane: were angry that I posted, calling me a "bigot" against men and "men's rights"
. They insult Scythemantis in the same manner too.

Holy shit, one DA member I argued with compared the feminist movement in general to the KKK (because "there are starving white men and women out there in the world.")
comments.deviantart.com/1/5679…

...Apparently, this dirt bag thinks that people working for equal rights regardless of their sex deserve to be seen as similar to a violent, hate-fueled white supremacist gang (who were actually founded by a bunch of pissed off Confederates after the south lost the U.S. Civil War).


In case some folks forgot (like the two assholes I argued with in the links above), THIS is why feminism exists! :

gawker.com/5991003/cnn-reports…

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05…

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06…

www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-…

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsConte…

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05…

www.timesofisrael.com/sexual-a…

theweek.com/article/index/2603…

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/pri…

tooyoungtowed.org/

www.itsagirlmovie.com/

Frankly, I’m sick of the arrogant pissants who turn their noses up at feminism like it’s something nasty instead of activism for justice and equality.


“Oh? You’re a feminist? You must really hate men or something, huh? Or are you one of those hypocrites who want special treatment?”

There are still idiots out there who automatically think feminism is a form of misandry (the general hatred of men), or general hypocrisy.

Feminists do not hate men, nor do they think women are superior to men.

Misandrists hate men, and hypocrites hide behind feminism in a poor attempt to appear legitimate.


Make an effort to learn the differences before making an inaccurate generalization.

There are also different types of feminism, such as liberal feminism, Marxist feminism, radical feminism, social feminism, and third-wave feminism— all of which are valid to a degree. Heck, there are even more subtypes under those. Not to mention traits of the main types overlap, but each type approaches feminism from a different perspective. Some are more effective than others, however.

The saddest thing is when someone tries to point out the difference between regular types of feminism (i.e. liberal, third-wave, Marxist etc.) and extreme types/examples, they'll probably slap your points with a no true Scotsman fallacy or something. Meanwhile, people negatively generalize feminism all the time.

I am not using a "no-true Scotsman fallacy", because the genuine definition of feminism is: an ideology that works toward basic equality and fair/ethical treatment for both men AND women.

Stop the doublethink!

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yamiga.deviantart.com/art/Man-…

yamiga.deviantart.com/art/Pill…

comments.deviantart.com/1/4564… 

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And to the idiots who say "we don’t need feminism", look at how women and girls are treated in India, China, Africa, and the Middle East.

We still live in a world where there are child brides, dowries, "gender-cide", sexual slavery, female genital mutilation... what am I missing here?

In Uganda, nearly 300 teenaged girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram for the "crime" of receiving an education. And the leaders plan to sell them into slavery (sexual or otherwise).

Look at Saudi Arabia. Women are not allowed to go out in public without their husband, or their brother, and several quack clerics tried to make an excuse that their religion does not allow them to drive. When Saudi women stood up for themselves, they were threatened by cowards
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/25…
 

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10…

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10…

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middl…

america.aljazeera.com/articles…

edition.cnn.com/2013/10/26/wor…

edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0…

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10…


Remember, folks!
This is Feminism by Artbymoga You might be a feminist...Over the past few months, I have seen some scathing attacks by both men and women on feminism become highly popular deviations with thousands of “faves” here on :devart:.
The one thing they all had in common appears to be a significant lack of understanding about what feminism is, and many of the comments supported these misconceptions. In many cases, they were a response to a perceived injustice by a so-called feminist (who probably did not have have a clue about feminism either) hiding behind the term to support said injustice.
"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it." - Andre Maurois
I recently tried to explain this to another deviant, as a reply to one of these popular rants, that this is akin to saying that Christianity is all about eradicating Islam, or Islam is based on eradicating Christianity; anyone who makes such a statement is obviously misguided, and does not


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Victoria
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Favorite genre of music: Industrial, Gothic Rock, Aggrotech, EBM, Electronic, Darkwave, Rock, Metal
Favorite gaming platforms: PS2, PS3, PC, GameCube, Wii, Nintendo 64, Gameboy Advance
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Shell of choice: Bowser spiky!
Wallpaper of choice: Anything spooky or sci-fi
Favorite cartoon character: Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dr. Franken Stein, Light Yagami, Ryuk, Invader Zim, Dib, Miss Bitters, The Simpsons cast, Futurama cast, Gin, Kyoushiro, the SWAT Kats, Road Rovers, Thundercats, Hetalia cast, Eren Jager, Hanji Zoe

Personal Quote: "I'm not afraid of crime; I just hate it."

TRAITS: Intelligent, reclusive, creative, studious, geeky, painfully honest, obsessive, uptight, reliable, high strung, cynical, impulsive, stubborn, rigid, quick tempered, audacious

LIKES: Reading, drawing, writing stories, video games, creativity, freedom, honesty, debating, psychology, mythology, history, philosophy, astronomy & cosmology, biology, space and ocean exploration, the paranormal/ supernatural, ghost hunting, Goth stuff, anthros, cyberpunk, steampunk, animals, cartoons, anime & manga, computers, comics, food, basketball, creepy paintings, capital punishment, when I'm allowed to drive, charitable and hardworking people that succeed honestly and help others with their success, open minded people, coming up with a great idea at 2 or 3 AM when I can’t sleep, huge snowstorms, awesome fan fiction, bizarre unnatural looking creatures, beating the odds, getting mail

HATES: Crime, greed, exploitation, lies, authoritarianism, communism, anarchism, extremism, hypocrisy, corruption, nihilism, sadists, bullies, pollution, oppression, censorship, propaganda/ Genocide, eugenics, racism, discrimination- they’re all on the same scale of evil/ Social Darwinism, Slash, Yaoi & Yuri, "Guro", writer's block, failure, boredom, math, humidity, lazy people, smoking, imperfection, sleep, sunburn, teen "drama" shows, mannequins, loud people, pop music/ Whoever thinks that (awful) ends justify the violent, often exploitative, clandestine, and underhanded means/ People who get rich dishonestly, by committing crimes, and/or exploiting others/ Whoever hunts for sport, and when they don’t use any other parts of the dead animal for ethical means/ People who have a delusion that they’re above it all, and think that people who have different views are stupid.

...OK, enough about that.

FAVORITE WRITERS: H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, Fyodor Dostoevsky, S. Anski, Dante Alighieri, Virgil, John Milton, Voltaire, George Orwell, Erich Fromm, Arthur Koestler, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, Clive Barker, H. G. Wells, August Derleth, Frank Belknap Long, Frank Herbert, Joseph Conrad, Jules Verne, Jim Kjelgaard, Joseph Heller, Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Andrey Platonov, Leo Tolstoi, Vaclav Havel, Karel Čapek, Hermann Hesse, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Kenneth Oppel, Bill Watterson, Robert A. Heinlein, John Shirley, Ambrose Bierce, C.S. Lewis, Anne Rice, James Frazer, Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, William Gibson, John Shirley, Michael Crichton, Jacques Derrida, T. S. Eliot, Ambrose Bierce, A. Lee Martinez, Roald Dahl, Bill Willingham, and all the writers of my favorite manga series (mentioned below).

FAVORITE ARTISTS: M. C. Escher, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Sidney Sime, Edward Gorey, Stephen Gammell, Jhonen Vasquez, Tim Burton, H. R. Giger, Otto Dix, Todd McFarlane, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Takeshi Obata, Bill Watterson, Salvador Dali, Hieronymus Bosch, Al Hirschfeld, Francis Bacon, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Giorgio de Chirico, Bill Willingham

FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES: Mario series, Crash Bandicoot series, Star Fox series, Donkey Kong series, Ratchet & Clank series, Silent Hill series, Half-Life series, American McGee’s Alice, Alice: Madness Returns, Bioshock series, System Shock (1 & 2), Portal (1 & 2), Left 4 Dead (1 & 2), Dead Space series, Oddworld series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Resident Evil series, Haunting Ground, Dishonored, Devil May Cry series, inFamous series, The Wolf Among Us

FAVORITE BANDS: Disturbed, Metallica, Grendel, Funker Vogt, Evanescence, Voltaire, The Misfits, Device, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Feindflug, Depeche Mode, Lacuna Coil, The Sisters of Mercy, London After Midnight, The Cruxshadows, Anders Manga, Nine Inch Nails, Tactical Sekt, Aesthetic Perfection, Suicide Commando, VNV Nation, God Module, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, :wumpscut:, The Cure, Gorillaz, Joy Division, My Chemical Romance, Hawthorne Heights, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Black Sabbath, KISS, Theatre of Hate, I Am Ghost, Die Sektor, Skinny Puppy, 45 Grave

Favorite Movies: 9, Akira, Felidae, Black Swan, In the Mouth of Madness, Freaks, Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, Sweeney Todd, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, The Crow, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Cube, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Pacific Rim, BeetleJuice, Death Becomes Her, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Little Shop of Horrors, Event Horizon, Alien series, Blade Runner, Megamind, Dark City, Chinatown, Videodrome, eXistenZ, Shivers, District 9, Alice in Wonderland (any version), Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Fritz the Cat, 8 Mile, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dog Soldiers, Hellraiser, Friday the 13th (first 3), The Shining, The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Matrix Trilogy, Eraserhead, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Lion King trilogy, Balto, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Anastasia, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Edward Scissorhands, Orphan, The Godfather trilogy, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Pirates of the Caribbean series, Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, Rocky series, The Terminator series, nearly every other 2D animated movie, lots of classic black-and-white horror flicks, and anything with zombies.

Favorite TV shows: Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Simpsons, Futurama, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Rocko’s Modern Life, SWAT Kats, Road Rovers, Talespin, Thundercats, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Family Guy, South Park, American Dad, The Addams Family, Reaper, The X-Files, Supernatural, The Twilight Zone, Hannibal (2013), River Monsters, Cosmos

Favorite Film-makers: Tim Burton, Roger Corman, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Roman Polanski, David Lynch, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Ridley Scott, Hayao Miyazaki, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Akira Kurosawa, Shinya Tsukomoto, Takashi Miike

Favorite Anime/ Manga: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Death Note, Soul Eater, Wolf’s Rain, Hellsing, Franken Fran, Hetalia, Wolf Guy: Wolfen Crest, Bio-Meat: Nectar, Bokurano, Attack on Titan/Shinkgeki no Kyojin,

Favorite Comics: Nil: A Land Beyond Belief, Blacksad, Fables, The Crow, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, Spawn, Doktor Sleepless, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Bone, Fritz the Cat, The Astounding Wolf-Man, The Walking Dead, From Hell, V For Vendetta, Girl Genius, Lackadaisy,

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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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happy birthday :D
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Happy birthday.
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Happy Birthday!  Have your cake and eat it too Airborne 
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Happy Birthday, want to draw something for me please? :D
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the early birthday greeting.

...But what is it that you want me to draw? :?
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Kunoichi1111 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Victoria, thank you for the fav and watch~ Panda Emoji-27 (Good night) [V2]   Heart 
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and thank you for adding me to your watch list as well :)
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