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humanslothking:

mizumanta:

cheshireinthemiddle:

mizumanta:

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Someone has never grown up as a boy

Oh look, someone who has never grown up as a male, assuming how males grow up. That we don’t get told the same thing. you’ll fit right into to tumblr.

"man up"

"men don’t cry"

"be a man"

"that’s not manly"

"get muscles"

"eat meat"

"play with action figures instead"

"be loud"

"No hitting girls "(but not boys)

"be tough"

"men protect girls even at the cost of their lives" (check like…any action children’s movie or…adult movie)

"It isn’t manly to do that."

"boys are dirty"

"snips, snails, and puppy dog tails"

"boys are stupid"

And it is even worse if you are gay growing up and your parents don’t approve (like most gay people growing up over the past 20 years in the US)

"no cooking, that isn’t manly"

"you need guy friends"

"go to the gym"

"be sure to work hard enough to support two people. you might get married someday"

"go hit on girls"

"pay for meals for girls"

"that’s what boys are supposed to do"

Maybe shut your biased one-sided mouth and stop spreading misinformation. This kind of thing is why the struggles of men are joked about and not taken seriously. Men must lead perfect lives and thus have nothing to worry about. We don’t worry about men who are overweight because they must not have any struggles from that. We don’t need to help the majority of depression victims because they’re men. We don’t need to help the majority of violence victims because they’re men. We can just laugh a man getting his penis cut off and put into a garbage disposal. It’s only a man.

I grew up being told what it is to be a man every step through my life. I was told that men have muscles, eat a lot, and get dirty. In most of the books I read and kids movies I watched, I was told that I need to risk my life for women. “women and children first”, “never hit a woman” (even if she was the one attacking), “protect women” (instead of protect people). I was told that their lives are held more value than mine.

I was told to grow up and find a good job, not for me, but so that I would be found attractive by a girl and so that I could spend money on her to make her happy, but not expecting the same treatment. I was told to date women by picking them up, driving them to a restaurant, paying tons of money on them, buy them a gift, and drop them off. Of course none of the girls that I went to school with were told to do the same thing.  ”Because that’s what being a man is.”

I was told that I wasn’t aloud to cook because “it wasn’t manly enough”, even though it’s what I liked to do. Even though I didn’t have any friends and didn’t like going outside, I was forced out because “boys like to run around and get dirty”. I was told that women don’t like flabby men and that I should get thinner (more manly) to attract a woman.

How dare you assume that I as a boy was not constantly told what it is to be a man. How dare you spread that only women get told that.

It’s a horrible thing when influential people spread misinformation like this because more often than not, people will believe you, whether you know what you’re talking about or not.

Exactly! It’s okay to address female issues (especially one’s that are unique to them) but don’t turn a blind eye towards all the shitty expectations that are thrown into men and wave that bullshit, “male privilege” card around.

The only correct answer to that (to me) should be “I don’t know I was raised as X so my knowledge of what it is like to be Y is non-existent or at least missing large parts” .

As a girl, growing up I was constantly told that I could do anything that I put my mind to. No one ever put restrictions on that, never qualified it with *but you’re a girl*. When it came time to go to college, I was told that I should study what I was passionate about. However, I also have male relatives who instead of studying what they were passionate about, jumped into majors that have high $$$ tied to them after graduation.

Also here’s a thought - why don’t we just dispense with these generalizations and treat everyone as human beings? People have thoughts and feelings and hopes and dreams and it doesn’t matter if they’re male or female.

Furthermore, growing up I remember crying on several occasions at school - either out of frustration or sadness or because I was in pain. However, I also know quite a few boys who were almost held back because they cried once or twice in class. Interesting how the fact that everyone rushes to a girl’s aid when she cries but people assume that a boy is emotionally underdeveloped (even if they cry for the exact same reason) is something constantly ignored by feminists when discussing early childhood years, etc.

All of this. Even though I was raised in a supportive family where I wasn’t told all this stuff, that doesn’t matter much when literally everything else in life tells you this. Moms and dads can tell you to be who you want, but it doesn’t help stacked against tv, books, movies, and society in general. I’m pretty good about being true to myself but I still have plenty of insecurities and definitely don’t see myself as “manly,” or anything like that. And forget about the dating scene, I’m useless there, all societal odds are stacked against me there. I’m not the kind of guy you see in the movies. I’m not perfect or muscular or attractive, I look like a skinny hippie freak. I don’t make a lot of money, I’m shy and socially awkward. Maybe if we taught society to accept everyone rather than punish those who don’t fit traditional views, we’d all have an equal chance at happiness.

TLDR: Gender roles are fucked up no matter who they are directed at.

Reblogging to add your tag xD

#btw all these problems come from the patriarchy

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brenanf999:

dontwantyourmoneysir:

anndruyan:

This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

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(Source: hal-ya)

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dirtylittlechemist:

poyzn:

Animals that are patiently awesome.

Oh the last one!!

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okashido:

so-fucking-broke:

admiralobvious:

Possibly the saddest thing I’ve ever seen

this made me cry

Reblog this. We owe this person at least this much

okashido:

so-fucking-broke:

admiralobvious:

Possibly the saddest thing I’ve ever seen

this made me cry

Reblog this. We owe this person at least this much

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I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

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elysedc:

The ultimate dad joke compilation

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spookystrid:

thebobblehat:

ivorytowermind:

roachpatrol:

quintobatchh:

strawberrypatty:

itseasytoremember:

bludgertothehead:

marauderdream:

this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along 

and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man

Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books

Also pointing out: Snape was an asshole to Neville because of his obsession with Lilly. He was pissed off Voldemort chose Harry rather than Neville.
Snape tortured two young boys because of an obsession with a dead, married woman.

Also: a dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive

A dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive because he went from being a supportive friend to a vicious asshole who joined a terrorist organization dedicated to eradicating her and she got fed the fuck up with his shit

#later he redeemed himselfy by#um#well#uh#hmm

it’s back and I’m happy

albus severus you were named after two shitheads, i dont really know what i was thinking

spookystrid:

thebobblehat:

ivorytowermind:

roachpatrol:

quintobatchh:

strawberrypatty:

itseasytoremember:

bludgertothehead:

marauderdream:

this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along 

and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man

Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books

Also pointing out: Snape was an asshole to Neville because of his obsession with Lilly. He was pissed off Voldemort chose Harry rather than Neville.

Snape tortured two young boys because of an obsession with a dead, married woman.

Also: a dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive

A dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive because he went from being a supportive friend to a vicious asshole who joined a terrorist organization dedicated to eradicating her and she got fed the fuck up with his shit

#later he redeemed himselfy by#um#well#uh#hmm

it’s back and I’m happy

albus severus you were named after two shitheads, i dont really know what i was thinking

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teapotprincess:

thecutestofthecute:

crowley-for-king:

flatsound:

i wanna feel how dogs feel when you let them go in a big field 

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Majestic creatures.

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annabellioncourt:

There’s a lovely old English myth that if someone who truely loved and trusted the werewolf called it by name that it would turn back to human.
Others include throwing their human clothes at it and it’d turn back but that’s a bit less romantic

annabellioncourt:

There’s a lovely old English myth that if someone who truely loved and trusted the werewolf called it by name that it would turn back to human.

Others include throwing their human clothes at it and it’d turn back but that’s a bit less romantic

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ev4n-perks:

NOW I KNOW WHY OUR GENERATION IS SO SARCASTIC AND CYNICAL

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fluffyfit:

surimistick:

i was making a lot of mistakes and then my archery instructor said:

“you make mistakes because you’re focusing on the target and not on your actions”

and i was like woah

thanks for giving me the best life advice i’ve ever gotten

guys just think about how applicable this is to EVERYFUCKINGTHING

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moridash:

britishstarr:

kkristoff:

cold-never-bothered-me-anyways:

Arabian Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab

A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair

Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers

Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur

Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics

GIVE ME THESE I M M E D I A T E L Y

I AM SO TEMPTED TO DRAW THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA

DRAW THIS

Gogogogogogogogo

(Source: spookymoonwitch)

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mintmeow:

i’ve got 99 problems and being a decaying organism that’s born to die in a society run by money that i can’t escape is one of them 

Actually, most of them

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - parallels

No I’m not crying, you’re crying…

(Source: gifharrypotter)

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