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you don't have to be so negative just because a post doesn't have a person of colour in it.

medievalpoc:

I have absolutely no clue what this message is about… apparently, it’s about “a post”. Well, I have several thousand of those. So I guess get back to me on that and we can discuss my negative attitude.

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D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes

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mindchildofmadness submits:

Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.

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If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead

nbcnews:

Reality Bites: Why you can’t always blame sharks for attacking
(Photo: Kike Calvo / AP file)
Researchers are finding out that some of the common conceptions about the interactions between sharks and humans are just plain wrong.
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nbcnews:

Reality Bites: Why you can’t always blame sharks for attacking

(Photo: Kike Calvo / AP file)

Researchers are finding out that some of the common conceptions about the interactions between sharks and humans are just plain wrong.

Continue reading

We’ve been us for seven years, my comrade lover and I. Here’s to another seven hundred more (if we get all the cool post-human stuff that would allow us to enjoy more than our current expected lifespan barring catastrophe of micro or macro scale.

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Standing at the top of the Burj Khalifa during the supermoon.

fencehopping:

Standing at the top of the Burj Khalifa during the supermoon.

awraqalzaytoun:

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heartlessmatters:

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You all better reblog this.
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awraqalzaytoun:

ravishingsmiles:

heartlessmatters:

:O

You all better reblog this.

m7madsmiry

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vanesa:

Institutional Discrimination

Violence Against Men

Domestic Violence

  • 50 Domestic Violence Myths 
    A cited list of debunking myths about domestic violence, generally shattering the stereotype that domestic violence is mainly with a male perpetrator and a female victim.

  • What Happens When Abused Men Call Domestic Hotlines and Shelters? 
    Answer: “Of the abused men who called domestic violence hotlines, 64% were told that they “only helped women.” In 32% of the cases, the abused men were referred to batterers’ programs. Another 25% were given a phone number to call that turned out to be a batterers’ program. A little over a quarter of them were given a reference to a local program that helped. Overall, only 8% of the men who called hotlines classified them as “very helpful,” whereas 69% found them to be “not at all helpful.” Sixteen percent said the people at the hot line “dismissed or made fun of them.”“

  • Man who ran Canada’s only shelter dedicated solely to male victims of domestic abuse dies in apparent suicide 
    Earl Silverman, a man who had been abused by his wife and refused help when he turned to support, had converted his house into a shelter dedicated to abused men and their children. When he lacked government funding, he could no longer support the shelter and was forced to shut it down. This article describes his struggles, and how he had been found dead in an apparent suicide. It bears repeating that his shelter was the only one of its kind in Canada.

  • Erin Pizzey: Founder of Battered Women’s Shelters and Victim of Feminism
    About Erin Pizzey, a prominent feminist who now speaks for A Voice for Men.

  • The Problem with Predominant Aggressor Polices
    Evidence of a case where a man can be painted as the abuser, when he is the true victim of abuse. This policy, along with negative stereotypes about men, make it difficult for male victims to be even seen as victims, yet alone receive support.

Rape

Circumcision

  • NOHARMM 
    An organization dedicated to stop routine infant male circumcision. 

  • Why is Circumcision (MGM) Okay? 
    An article that addresses the common misconceptions and attitudes toward infant male genital mutilation, or infant circumcision. As he is an infant, he lacks any say in whether or not he wants the foreskin removed. There is a double standard that female genital mutilation is strictly forbidden, but circumcision is regularly practiced, and for no good reason.

  • Circumcision deaths 
    Discusses statistics of the number of male infants who die in the USA due to routine infant male circumcision. 

  • Foreskin restoration
    A good resource on how circumcised males can restore their foreskin if they wish to.

The Draft

  • The Draft 
    A prominent example of institutional discrimination against men is conscription or being drafted into a war without the man’s explicit consent. The fact that men were (and still are) expected to die in a war they may not necessarily believe in re-enforces the idea of the disposability of men. This also examines the draft in other countries.

  • Selective Service System in the USMilitary Draft in the US 
    Sources that essentially discuss how men aged 18 - 25 are legally required to signed up for selective service in the US, in case one were to argue that the draft was something of the US past.

Violence

Misconceptions

The Wage Gap

  • On the Wage Gap 
    The beginning bit is more speculation, but cites sources later on discussing how the earnings gap is due to different lifestyle choices by men and women, not women being paid less for the same work.

  • Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation [PDF]
    A study done by the American Association of University Women disproving the common factoid that “for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 70 cents” (and its various re-iterations). Rather, lifestyle factors (such as men’s social obligations to be successful, women taking more maternity leaves and being less ambitious) affect how much money is overall earned by men and women. Thus, the problem is not discrimination against women, but rather women not taking higher-paying jobs.

  • No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men 
    Debunking the statement, “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment” made by President Obama.

  • The Almighty Wage Gap™ - A Comprehensive Analysis

Men’s Rights vs Women’s Rights

  • Men’s rights? But Men Have All the Rights! What Rights do Women Have that Men Don’t? 
    Another summary of the rights that men lack, compared to women. Discusses the draft, infant circumcision, criminal profiling against men, rape laws, and child support laws.

  • What about the men? 
    A response to the common feminist mockery of, “What about the men?”. Sources facts about laws that have been passed against men, and courtroom bias against men.

  • Internalised Misandry 
    Debunking the common idea that because the patriarchy was created by men to benefit men at the expense of women, men can never suffer under a patriarchy.

  • Double Standards 
    Examples of people acting hateful toward men, in real life and on the Internet.

  • Existence of Misandry 
    Examples of misandry found in violent crimes, news articles, Tumblr posts, and Tweets.

On the MRM

  • MRAs on Reddit 
    A search in /r/MensRights of domestic violence, custody, and the friend zone. /r/MensRights may not be perfect, perhaps not even good, but the stereotype that all they do is whine about the friend zone is false.

  • MRA =/= brony =/= misogynist =/= Fedora-wearing Redditor neckbeard 
    The idea that those who advocate for men’s rights are adult men who are creepily obsessed with My Little Pony, a misogynist, a Redditor, and fedora-wearing neckbeard is a fabricated stereotype that Tumblr loves to make fun of, which is ridiculous considering its nonexistence.
    This discusses how My Little Pony is welcoming of older fans, male or female, radical feminism and third-wave feminism, and the history of the use of a fedora.

Misc

  • Objectifixation 
    Many people, particularly feminists, are concerned with the issue of objectification of women, but fail to mention that men are also objectified and misrepresented in the media.

  • Toxic Masculinity 
    The idea of “toxic masculinity” by feminists is unfair toward men, because it blames men for their problems when many of their problems are not at the fault of masculinity.

  • Elliot Rodger Master Post
    Clearing up the misconceptions surround the Santa Barbara shooting and how the killer did not kill because he was an MRA.

  • Viagra covered by health insurance?
    Clearing up a misconception that viagra is covered by health insurance but birth control is not.

  • Facts About Divorce
    Addressing and debunking “facts” about divorce and child custody laws.
  • She smacked my butt.
    Someone recalls an instance of sexual harassment that was played off as a joke because it was a female perpetrator and male victim.
The whole point of Buddha-dharma is that liberation comes not by believing in the right set of tenets or of dogmatic assertions, or even necessarily by behaving in the right way. It’s insight, it’s wisdom, it’s knowing the nature of reality. It is only truth that will make us free.
B. Alan Wallace, “What is True Happiness?"  (via tricycle-tumbles)
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Hans Krell. Detail form Portrait of Princess Emilia of Saxon, 1530.

jaded-mandarin:

Hans Krell. Detail form Portrait of Princess Emilia of Saxon, 1530.