The NotABlog

Slowly learning about tumblr. It really sucks as a blogging platform, but it's pretty good at being a shithole filled with internet arguments.

Standard bs tumblr intro: I take an Egalitarian approach for non-specific issues, but call myself an MRA when it's relevant. I remember being a pseudo-MRA before AVFM became a real website.

My real-world fundraising and activism focuses on raising money for disease research like Alzheimer's and Heart Disease.

I have reached the conclusion that the Feminist movement is rotten from the core outwards, and needs to either be burned to the ground and reconstructed, or abandoned. Problems for any group exist, and could stand to be addressed, but I think it needs to be done in a better framework.

What I'd like to see happen in my fantasy world is for Feminism to turn to dust and blow away, and for a Women's Rights Activism type of organization take it's place.

Equal risk plus equal expectations and obligations should lead to equal rewards.

This blog mostly consists of reblogs of MRA stuff, and anti-feminist stuff (when the two intersect), with a steady drip feed of fun tumblr chaff to help the information go down a bit easier.

Too much awful news and hatred is really exhausting. That's why I don't generally track tags.

sagansense:

You’re looking at a 20th century bronze bust of Charles Darwin, which is displayed in the Rotunda Gallery of Washington DC’s National Academy of Sciences Building.

On the walls beyond, however, you’ll notice something seemingly abstract, but very familiar. Darwin’s first “Tree of Life” as a foreground basis for the canvases displaying select pages from Darwin’s greatest literature, ‘On The Origin of Species’.

The exhibition - installed in 2009 - is explained more thoroughly by Jackie Grom of the AAAS (American Association For The Advancement Of Science):

The unusual concept was developed by Tim Rollins and his collaborators, “learning disabled” students of the South Bronx who call themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). Since the 1980s, Rollins has engaged his students’ minds, and hands, encouraging them to draw or paint pictures in books of classic literature that the students were reading. Several of the students who started with Rollins in the beginning of K.O.S, when they were 11 to 13 years old, are still taking part in the program today as adults.

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In 2007, Rollins and the K.O.S. were approached by J. D. Talasek, the director of cultural programs at the National Academy of Sciences, to create a piece based on Darwin’s seminal work. “We’ve been trying to tackle Darwin for years and years," says Rollins, but "[Talasek] really put a fire under us.

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The group, which consists primarily of eight artists ranging from ages 16 to 37, plus Rollins, 53, pulled together any information they could find on Darwin. “It was a big scavenger hunt in terms of information," Rollins says. They read through On the Origin of Species, pondered the "poetic passages," watched documentaries on Darwin, gathered magazine articles, and researched existing art that was inspired by the text.

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The group decided early on that they did not want a traditional image of Darwin and evolution; they wanted something intuitive, not literal. “We wanted to see what evolution looked like,” says Rollins. Visually capturing evolution proved a real “struggle,” the artist says. The group abandoned two concepts, before pursuing the one that went on display at the National Academy of Sciences on 2 February 2009.

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Their “eureka moment," Rollins says, was inspired by the original “Tree of Life” that Darwin sketched on a notebook page, and the statement that accompanies the image: "I think." They scanned Darwin’s rough diagram and decided to extend and expand it over the canvas—to "replicate the process of natural selection, the randomness, the excitement of life," Rollins says.

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Darwin’s words, faintly visible beneath a thin veneer of white matte acrylic, are covered by a branching network of black ink made from beetle shells and carbon. A key decision, Rollins says, was to have the origin of this network remain hidden, with just a line to it extending off canvas, from above. This tries to capture the “amazing mystery of creation," according to Rollins.

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The artist notes that people viewing the work often don’t see the connection of the branching pattern to Darwin, with some asking ‘Where’s the fish, the birds, the finches?’ But Rollins says he and the K.O.S. wanted to capture Darwin’s “intense free inquiry … the love of questioning where things come from, where things are, and where they are going." "I definitely think that you feel that flow in the painting," he says.

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I had the privilege of seeing this incredibly beautiful installation up close, and it absolutely captures the essence of Darwin’s creative flow. You can’t be anything but inspired when standing in the middle of that exhibit, accompanied by that bronze statue of a man to whom we still continue to learn so much…

Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of [our] minds which follows from the advance of science.

― Charles Darwin

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…stay curious.

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

(via khaotik-one)

vaultt-tec:

Tell me a joke.

(via khaotik-one)

jeysiec:

feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

"Don’t tell your son not to go out, tell your daughter to behave properly." (since I can’t speak for New Delhi, but in the US 40% of hetero rapists are female, and it’s estimated 1 in 3 lesbians are raped by another woman).

Or “Don’t tell people to lock their doors/cars; tell your child not to steal.”

"Don’t tell people to be cautious at night; tell your child not to murder/mug people."

"Don’t tell people to secure their computers; tell your child not to create viruses/hack people."

"Don’t tell people to defend themselves/try to avoid confrontations, tell your child not to bully."

Etc. Etc.

To me the true misogyny and pro-rape culture attitude is telling women it’s wrong to defend themselves; that they should just be helpless children who leave their safety entirely in the hands of men to protect them, or in the hands of criminals not to do anything wrong. That’s not the empowering feminism of my youth. That’s DEpowering and infantilizing and putting women in danger.

And only is it hateful and harmful to women, but it’s just ridiculous. If someone had told me as a child being regularly bullied that I should rely on everyone else to protect me or rely on the bullies to not bully, I would have laughed in their face because I’d have known how massively fucking unrealistic and stupid that advice would have been. Nobody lifted a finger to protect me even when I begged them to, and obviously the bullies not bullying was completely laughable a notion. I don’t see how rape is magically different a situation.

I learned the hard way in living my life that if you’re not gorgeous, popular, and/or rich, the world generally doesn’t give a shit about you and isn’t going to help you as a rule. So you have to assume in every situation that you’re only going to be able to rely on yourself. If someone else actually pitches in, that’s awesome, but it’s not smart to act as if it’ll definitely happen unless you have absolutely no other options (in which case, may whatever power you believe in take mercy on you).

This isn’t victim-blaming. I will never ever go out and tell anyone who took no steps to defend themselves that they deserved what happened, because nobody deserves to be hurt, and because I’ve experienced plenty of real victim-blaming myself and it sucks.

But telling people how to defend themselves isn’t fucking victim-blaming. It’s victim-saving. It’s actually solving a problem, namely, that of people becoming victims. Because actually solving the problem with real solutions is more important than uselessly promoting ideologies and narratives.

internetgf:

i feel like i got a virus from reblogging this

My only problems were mistitled songs.

internetgf:

i feel like i got a virus from reblogging this

My only problems were mistitled songs.

takashi0:

horsenews:

strikeon4chan:

"The Fuss"

My sister helped me make this, she’s been a graphics designer for 11 years.

The image explains everything you need to know. I will be reposting this regularly to get it in the trending tags. Please reblog!

Oh no. Please. Whatever you do. Don’t raid /mlp/ with porn, we beg you. Anything but that. 

>These people are actually serious

This again?

A note on /pol/, though, based on the one or two times I’ve popped in there to see what’s going on there: I doubt that they’re literal Nazis. I think that they’re just fools trying to be edgy, like an 8-year old trying way too hard to be mature.

As for being anti-feminist? They’re anti-EVERYTHING. That’s part of the reason the anonymous mascot is represented as a green person: because all specific characteristics would have been bitched about.

I bet this is another 4chan prank. But regardless, there are going to be morons from tumblr who try to go on a self-righteous crusade.

Asker hazeyvaldez Asks:
Uh there was empathy everywhere!! When Calum Hood's nudes got leaked all his fans were like "that person is so horrible for leaking that snapchat!" And "he's taking it soo well god bless him" like you have no idea what it talking about
jalopyrustbucket jalopyrustbucket Said:

ughsocialjustice:

hahahahahah no. Maybe you missed the part where his tag EXPLODED with people posting and reblogging them with comments like “YUMMY” and “HURRAY!”. Maybe you were blissfully ignorant of the people who were praising the person who leaked them and commenting about his “HUGE dick”. Maybe you missed the part where people were like “LOL small dick. it’s so cute”. Or maybe you just ignored all the reblogs and “Fapping to this right now” posts. Just go look at the tag. And don’t even get me started on twitter….

But please, continue to tell me how I “have no idea what I’m talking about”. 

-the Polish one

colorsofsocialjustice:

I highly disapprove of leaking personal photos. But I can’t take Tumblr seriously about the Jennifer Lawrence incident because of a few things: 

  1. You guys made memes out of Dylan Sprouse’s nudes and you praised his ex-girlfriend for leaking them. 
  2. You’re still spreading Calum Hood’s nudes 
  3. Some of you leak people’s address and threaten their lives because they have an opinion that counters yours. 

-Indigo 

comickit:

winkout:

i have a fever and i can’t draw serious stuff

Tumblr SJWs aren’t very reliable sources of information.

Like literally any fandom ever, nsfw content is a small minority of the things it produces. It just seems big because of the initial shock of the fandom existing at all, and the fact that the fandom itself is pretty enormous.

tenaflyviper:

karomez:

skeetbucket:

fitness-fits-me:

mr-cappadocia:

The State Legislature has passed, in its glorious wisdom a bill that mandates that colleges must observe a “Yes means Yes” standard on college campuses.

Or you can be convicted of rape.

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Keep in mind, the wording concerning body language was intentionally left out. This means if a girl doesn’t explicitly say “Yes” you’re a fucking rapist as far as the State of California is concerned.

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If a girl sucks your dick without first saying she wants to… you’ve raped her. Because let’s be honest, this standard will only be applied in one direction.

Keep in mind, you’re not just required to ask your partner if she’s consenting as you engage in sex.. you have to fucking REPEATEDLY ASK DURING THE SEX ACT because if you don’t she can say “I tensed up and he didn’t stop therefore he raped me”.

I’m not fucking making that up. That the actual example they use.

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So… in closing. If you’re a male and you attend a college in California FUCKING RUN because your college has a vested financial interest in fucking destroying you.

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Fuck Feminists.

Watch out guys in Cali, this could ruin your life! :c be careful ❤️

Wtf

…..? If a girl doesn’t say yes to you it means no….. Is this a foreign concept to men or some shit? Is consent not a thing? What?

Sweetie, I think you’re missing the point.

You see, false accusations of rape are already at an all-time high, and do a lot more damage to a person’s life than you may want to believe.  We are now at a point where men are literally being made to be suspicious of every woman.  Was this suddenly the goal now?  Rather than being unreasonably afraid of every man over the actions of a few (completely disregarding, of course, the fact that the brains of those that commit acts of assault are functionally different from those of the average individual, showing a lack of function mainly in the pre-frontal cortex, which is responsible for inhibiting anti-social impulses, thus rendering the idea that “all” of ANY group can or will react the same way to any given amount of cultural input, which is an absolute, inarguable scientific FACT), we should have men be paranoid about ever even talking to women?  Especially when I’m pretty sure the majority of this “rape culture” bullshit is coming from bitter women who can’t seem to get over the idea that maybe it’s their own personality that’s repelling men, I have my doubts that this is going to foster positive relations between men and women.  I don’t know about you, hon, but if a guy is repeatedly asking for my previously-given consent after he’s already sunk the Titanic in me, that’s kind of a mood-killer.

For all the so-called “oppression” that women allegedly face (and mind you, I AM a woman, and have been so for 31 years now), the people abusing the term of “feminist” have made it so men legitimately have to fear for their futures if they so much as have a crush on someone, and give them a compliment on how nice they look.  Even if you really like a guy, and even if he likes you back, he is now probably going to treat you like a fucking leper, because he has no way of knowing whether you’re going to abuse your privileges as a woman, and ruin his life.

This new law creates an even more fertile ground for false rape accusations to flourish.  If anyone bothered to look at the actual facts regarding rape, they’d know that it is nowhere near the epidemic that people are claiming it is.

IF the one-in-four statistic is correct—it is sometimes modified to “one-in-five to one-in-four”—campus rape represents a crime wave of unprecedented proportions. No crime, much less one as serious as rape, has a victimization rate remotely approaching 20 or 25 percent, even over many years. The 2006 violent crime rate in Detroit, one of the most violent cities in America, was 2,400 murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 inhabitants—a rate of 2.4 percent. The one-in-four statistic would mean that every year, millions of young women graduate who have suffered the most terrifying assault, short of murder, that a woman can experience. Such a crime wave would require nothing less than a state of emergency—Take Back the Night rallies and 24-hour hotlines would hardly be adequate to counter this tsunami of sexual violence. Admissions policies letting in tens of thousands of vicious criminals would require a complete revision, perhaps banning boys entirely.

— Heather Mac Donald, "The Campus Rape Myth".

It is a disaster waiting to happen, and all for the sake of pandering to an unsubstantiated mass hysteria.  It’s like if the government took Bigfoot sightings as dead serious, and allowed people the right to shoot anything that moves on their property.  It is providing an even easier avenue for women to take their own personal resentment out on others.  Have you ever heard of the movie Disclosure (1994)?  You may want to give it a watch.  

For all the complaints about the weaponization of sexuality, “feminists” have turned around and DONE THE EXACT SAME FUCKING THING.

mr-cappadocia:

There’s allegedly been a major SJW coup at 4chan… with a massive number of mods being banned if they didn’t tow the SJW line.

Whether this is true or not I cannot say… but considering the HUGE output of pro-sjw supporters on board across the net even in the face of all reason or past behavior… I have to wonder.

Do you have a source for the first two screencaps? Even knowing which chan and which board it’s from would help. I’m trying to find them in the archives.

socialjusticeprincesses:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

imminentdeathsyndrome:

Game Developers Video / Anita’s Kickstarter / Stolen Footage / Stolen Artwork / Anita Sarkeesian “I’m not a fan of video games”

EDIT: It should be noted that the 3 “Damsel in Distress” videos are actually split into parts and are actually only 1 video. “The Ms. Male Character” video is the 4th to be released but is the 8th part in the series. Technically, she has only released 2 parts of the 12 part series.

Since I made this post, Anita Sarkeesian has made death threats against herself in an obvious and desperate attempt to stay relevant. 

this is just sad

just let this woman crash and burn already

~Vanellope

I can’t wait for the day where she’s remembered the same as Jack Thompson.

First with a “Wait, who is that again?”, followed by a “Oh wow, yeah. They made a complete ass of themselves, didn’t they? I can’t believe anyone took them seriously.”

(via kemy-claptrap)

mr-cappadocia:

On behalf of myself and any members of the MRM or Antifeminist community in agreement I would like to speak out against the privacy violation endured by a number of female celebrities over the past several days.

What has happened to these women is wrong.

This is not a question of “Information Wishing to be Free”. All persons should have a reasonable expectation of privacy when it comes to their persons, their belongings, their information and their homes.

There is no moral argument that supports the actions taken against these women, especially when it was done by a group of persons over such an extended period of time. At any point one person could’ve spoken up and said “This is wrong. What we are doing is wrong.” They all chose a different path.

I am not anti pornography, I wholly support the freedom of information, and I do not believe persons in public have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Yet article after article makes it plainly clear these were private moments, behind closed doors, by consenting adults. Their personal property, in the form of these images, were taken and distributed without their consent.

I can turn a blind eye to some forms of media when it comes to sharing on the internet, I’m not saint either. But this is an entirely separate beast.

This is misogyny.

These women were targeted uniformly and exclusively because they are women, because they are powerful, because they are well known.

To view their personal privacy with such abject contempt speaks much more of the group of persons who engaged in the theft of these images than the women who were victimized by them.

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This is a twenty four year old woman. She is a person. She has been hurt by these actions. Quite likely deeply. Strangers took great pains to violate her in one of the most personal ways they could.

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This is a twenty one year old woman who has been violated by a group of people that felt her private person and property were worthy of no respect.

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This is a twenty six year old wife and mother who has been violated by strangers for perhaps no reason but the sick thrill of it.

I categorically rebuke anyone that states that these women should not have had such images if they didn’t want them shared.

I categorically rebuke anyone that justifies this theft on the basis of a desire to see information be free.

I categorically rebuke anyone that justifies this violated based on the argument that some of these women have consented to being filmed nude in the past.

I categorically rebuke any and all attempts at presenting what happened as anything other than a gross violation that will result in very real people enduring very real trauma.

What happened to these women is wrong, and the persons who did this should be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.

It’s an inarguably wrong violation of privacy, but I don’t think I’d go and say that this was hatred of women.

Some of the other posts talking about this mentioned that other, male actors, had their nudes leaked, and they’re apparently still being passed around tumblr.

The one responsible for these private photographs has some bad karma coming their way.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How is asking people to go and harrass some guy just because he disagrees with you even remotely ok?
jalopyrustbucket jalopyrustbucket Said:

mr-cappadocia:

mr-cappadocia:

gabydunn:

I know. I’m evil.

So you’re like… no one would abuse incredibly fucked up laws that make it impossible for the accused to prove their innocence.

And I’m like “Have you ever been on this fucking website called tumblr”? Yes, I know you’re on tumblr. But if you’re asking me the above you must be so god damn’d motherfucking oblivious that should I take it upon myself to nail a dick to your forehead you’d be curiously asking me about the ball shaped clouds obscuring your vision.

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Exhibit Motherfucking A. Why do horrible mean spirited shit eating things to someone that could have dire real world consequences?

Because they can.

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Read that carefully. Very carefully. And pay attention as that tiny thread of ice cold sweat slides down your back as you recognize the very real implications of the degree of hate within the very community most likely to abuse the shit out of these laws.

How many times have you seen this sort of thing? I’m not even talking specifically about this fucked up little girl.

Here’s what I mean..

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN FEMINISTS JUST ON THIS WEBSITE DO INCREDIBLY CRUEL AND FUCKED UP THINGS AS A MEANS TO PUNISH THOSE THEY DISAGREE WITH/DON’T LIKE?

There’s an entire subreddit devoted exclusively to finding the warped and twisted opinions of Social Justice Warriors and the horrible shit they do.

I mean for fuck’s sake… they published my mother’s home address. One of them actually purchased my father’s criminal record thinking it was mine in the hopes of exposing me for… god knows what the fuck ever.

People roll their eyes when I say Supremacist movement but see for yourself. In the above instance it was just some guy that *disagreed with her* so she doxxed him.

We’ve all heard about how Zoe Quinn doxxed a game developer that was *trying to help women* for FREE because she felt he wasn’t doing *enough*.

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That’s the degree of fucked up insanity we’re dealing with. On and on and on and on. Fucking constantly. With the lies, and the misdirection and the hate. Endless fucking hate.

So when you talk about putting a political gun into the hands of some fucking feminist sociopath remember all your “But I…. I WAS A REAL FEMINIST! Feminism REALLY means equ…. *kick to the fucking head from the feminist you supported last week because you didn’t support her enough*

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And all your plaintive cries won’t mean shit when they come knocking on YOUR door.

Everyone involved recognizes the insanity of this law except Feminists. To them? To them it makes perfect sense.

To them? Suspicion of Rape merits this..

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The degree of fanaticism… the extremism they exhibit is nothing new. We see it all over the world today and we’ve seen this in others god knows how many times before. The question is, how much will you let is spread here. How much more power are you going to give them? How long it will take before you open your fucking eyes.

And I can tell people aren’t taking me seriously… because why would they?

What people SHOULD take seriously, I hope, maybe, is that the fucking person that was the origin of this here post… she writes children’s programming for Nickelodeon.

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Wait… what?
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Directly off her about me (I don’t doxx)… the wonderful young woman that felt doxxing someone and instigating social harassment against them because they disagreed with her.

This is what a Feminist Looks Like.

strigand:

destispell:

men: rape jokes hahaha! beating women haha! lol make me a sandwich whore! put on makeup fugly! hahaha!

women: those aren’t funny.

men: lighten up, it’s a joke wow must be on her period women are so emotional lol

women: i drink the tears of men, haha!

men: hOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE THE SUFFERING OF US MEN? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU? YOU WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT US. THATS NOT FUNNY AT ALL

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