- Societal expectations of masculinity
- Societal expectations to provide for women
- No long term reversible male birth control
- Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at
- Unfair treatment in child custody battles
- No support for male victims of domestic abuse
- Media portrayal of married men as weak morons
Not men’s issues
- The friend zone
- Women not dating you
- "Fucking femnazis"
Been writing at gaming sites for over a decade now. I do it as a hobby because it allows me to write about something I love while still keeping my job as a journalist because my hours are flexible as a game journalist, so I can pop a news article or game review in my off time at work.
Anyway, this whole Zoe Quinn thing has put lots of sites on high alert. I brought up the whole thing with coworkers at the site I work at, and they just dismissed the issue. when I pressed the issue the implication quickly turned from a dismissive handwave to a very threatening “talk about this any more and you will be fired.” I’ve been talking to some writers at other minor sites and this seems to be happening on all points. Every site is toeing the line because they are very afraid of what this might mean for the “industry” - and I use that term loosely because the game journalism industry is to the journalism industry where shitting in a kiddie pool is to Olympic Swimming. They feel that if the game industry were to suffer a schism of infighting due to this the integrity and credibility (which is funny, because they already had none) of game journalism would evaporate immediately. That’s why there’s this air of “we must remain united and hold the line. Anyone who breaks formation is a traitor who must be exterminated.”
Meanwhile, people don’t even want to hear that this Zoe Quinn whore isn’t worth defending. A lot of people (like myself) who are saying this only do game journalism as a hobby and have main jobs elsewhere (one of the editors at another site is an engineer IIRC), so our pull within our respective sites is not great. Thus, if we try listing off everything she’s done, the general reaction is “that’s a lie. There is no solid proof. There is no evidence. Slander her again and be destroyed,” despite the fact that, if this was a crime and the evidence was put forth in front of a jury, they would take all of a fucking half hour to convict her of being a sociopathic slut and sentence her.
I am tendering my resignation as we speak, as are some writers for other sites. This industry is beyond corrupt. It is beyond destructive. It’s become a cult, so bloated on its own self-righteousness and loathing of everyone who doesn’t conform to the hivemind that it is that it’s impossible to stay and not become either part of that hivemind or completely fucking insane.
this isn’t just an issue of “whore fucks around and drags down women/sets feminism back.” this is a critical problem with women across the board. once they get hired they cannot be fired unless they are caught doing something illegal.
just ask any man who has dealt with HR complaints what women in the office are really like. they can’t be dealt with on any level, because they are treated like rock stars with CEO clout. a lot of guys in STEM are being driven out of their jobs because the ladies in marketing think nerdy guys are “too unattractive” to even be in their presence.
Cool Mod: I feel like these people who write in are like foreign correspondents and industry analysts. Like we’re some kind of bigshot news organization all of a sudden.
Thank you for putting this out there.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS
"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing
Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.
I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking. So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?
^Andddddd there it is.
so yeah i stumbled on some cool screenshots from imgur last night and i figured it’d be good to post some info? assholes from 4chan are taking people’s information and making fake blogs and using them to harass feminists blogs (like misandry-mermaid) and then the person’s addresses and other info is being exposed online.
please be more aware and use your judgement on blogs that may be using fake information to hurt people who are 0% involved.
this is gross and sad and 4chan needs to go like right now
So the problem here isn’t Misandry Mermaid actively doxxing people and trying to destroy them for no good fucking reason based on their own warped sense of “justice”… the problem here is 4chan.
Go fuck yourself.
Why can’t we acknowledge both as a problem?
dude is a gender neutral term if you think differently you are wrong
what do we say to the god of death?
not today *sets difficulty to casual*