Remnants

A collection of very unorganized things.

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e-tank asked: There are plenty of legitimate criticisms of the MRM. The obvious strawman attack that is your post is not one of them. You also seem to be terribly, terribly misinformed about what the MRM actually does. I would suggest doing a little light reading instead of only getting your points of views from other feminists. Echo chambers don't help anyone.

jamietheignorantamerican:

Wait, wait, everyone.

"There are plenty of legitimate criticisms of the MRM. The obvious strawman attack that is your post is not one of them."

"I don’t want to admit my own short comings, so instead, I’ll just say that YOU’RE wrong."

Man, you all just love to shout out “Straw-Man” whenever you see something you don’t like, I’m not sure if you know the actual meaning of the phrase. Inclusion is a critic of Feminism, so it is should obviously go hand in hand with the Men’s Rights Movement. If you want to play hardball with me and claim that the MRM is really fighting for male issues, you should be focusing on all men, not just on vague, small issues that don’t affect everyone.

Would it have helped if I didn’t hurt your poor feelings? How about saying it like: "I argue that the men’s rights movement has misogynistic elements and does not adequately address the concerns and problems faced by men of color, queer men, and trans men.” Because that’s basically what I said.

"You also seem to be terribly, terribly misinformed about what the MRM actually does. I would suggest doing a little light reading instead of only getting your points of views from other feminists. Echo chambers don’t help anyone."

And I suggest you get your opinion from somewhere that isn’t Reddit. WOO- wait- Speaking of fallacies! Now is the time for a lesson! An ad hominem argument is made when instead of acknowledging the issue in question, one attacks the person presenting the issue. By claiming that I am terribly misinformed about what the MRM is, I therefore have no right to talk about it, and my opinions are invalidated.

Ignoratio elenchi, is when an argument may or may not be logically valid, however it fails to address the real issue. I say that Inclusion should be a goal of the MRM. You say, no, but there are valid criticisms of the MRM, just not the ones I introduced. However, you then go on to attack me, instead of coming clean about what these issues actually are. You are so bent on attacking me, that you forget what point you wanted to make.

You have also shifted the philosophical burden of proof."I don’t need to prove MY argument, you just need to disprove mine!" But since you presented no argument, just flung insults and fallacies my way, I’m going to end this.

Stop making feminism your enemy. I am not an army coming to kick down your door and steal your rights. I would like to be treated better as as a woman and as a lesbian. Instead of attacking me for critiquing the MRM, give me these mysterious “real critiques” that you claim the MRM has but refuse to show me. I feel like we could both deal with a little more education.

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Helping Rachel

jlgatsby:

For those who don’t know, positronicwoman is one of the kindest, most generous, and supportive women I have ever known. She has helped me through so much in the years I’ve known her, and has grown to become one of my closest friends even though I’ve never had the good fortune to meet her in-person.

She has helped me realise who I am, helped pull me out of the deepest pits of depression I’ve gone through, and has even sent gifts to show how much of a friend she is and how she’s always there for me no matter what. And I know for a fact that she has helped, supported, loved, and cared for many others, also introducing us all together and inadvertently creating an incredibly tight-knit community of close friends.

Right now she is suffering through incredibly tough times. She has had to run away across the United States, from Michigan to Seattle, to escape her father, but after a year of stable living she is now facing homelessness or moving in with a person known to be abusive, who was the only person able to offer her a room. What she needs right now is a place to stay, with other transgender/queer femme people in the area that she can feel safe with. That doesn’t mean money won’t help though.

I am asking all of my followers and any of your own who reblog this, please help. Please at least share this if you can’t contribute yourself. I’ve set up this page myself, with the goal only being a soft cap and more of a general idea of what might be able to support her for some time. So even five dollars will mean a lot. 

Please help a young trans woman survive in this day and age.

She means so much to so many people and the world wouldn’t be the same without her.

(via oldbore)

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ozziescribbler:

warrior-u-official:

oh yeah! i forgot i made this! finn’s survival guide. theres more but i have to change them to jpegs to post them so ull never see them again (joking joking i’ll get to it )

Required reading for my followers: Warrior U webcomic.

It may have abruptly ended, but what’s left of it are tons upon tons of hilarious stories. And the creator, Aisha Thani, is mad talented both as an artist and a writer, also one of the sweetest people I know on the Internet.

I need to re-read it whole one of these days…