We struggle with it every day: the conflict between our belief that women should celebrate their bodies and the constant public criticism of women’s appearances that communicates the exact opposite message.
A Michigan mother decided to give students at her son’s high school a Mother’s Day gift of sorts.
Amanda Keown’s son says school officials took his lunch away because he owed less than $5 on his school account.
Dominic Gant said, “It was really embarrassing, especially in front of the whole lunch room.”
She says the school told her that students who owe don’t get lunch, no matter how much they are behind.
That’s when she decided to pay the accounts of every student in the school.
Keown said, “I realize I didn’t have to do that but I don’t want another kid going through what my son went through.”
The total to pay off all of the students’ outstanding balances ended up being just under $100.
A short time later, the principal of Dowagiac Union High School said Dominic should not have been sent home hungry.
"The total ended up being just under $100"
That’s important. For a lot of people it ain’t much holdin em back but it’s holdin em back all the same.
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Autonomous social movements involved with the campaign for Scottish independence have a chance of permanently changing Scotland’s political landscape.
For the last few weeks, the UK has been consumed with one single question: will Scotland become an independent country? While those outside the UK might not have been as unavoidably aware of this — and while those in England, the political class in particular, seem only now to be waking up to the prospect — for everyone in Scotland it has been a long and eventful two years since the Scottish National Party (SNP), the ruling party in the semi-autonomous Scottish Parliament, announced the date of the referendum. On September 18, Scotland will go to the polls and vote on whether to leave the UK.
While the independence issue has always been closely linked to left-wing politics in Scotland (the Green Party and the Scottish Socialist Party, along with others, have always been pro-independence, and the SNP could be called a center-left social democratic party), it may seem odd to those on the outside that radicals would be passionately involved in this debate. But as is the case in Catalonia and the Basque Country, nationalism has taken a different form in Scotland than it has in other European countries in the last century, and has indeed been likened more to a national liberation struggle than a form of right-wing conservatism.
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What if this had been reverse? What if the girl dumped him and then he smashed all of her CDS or her cellphone and laptop? How would society react? By calling him abusive and controlling.
See, female on male abuse is seen as funny or comical. you see those commercials with the wife throwing the boyfriends stuff out the window. IF the genders were reversed, everyone would see it and call it out for what it really is…abuse.
Abuse is not funny in any way shape or form.
This is why we don’t need feminism.
This mother fucker also owes him a fuckton of money.
thats more than 600$ worth of games!
that’s a fucking felony, theft and destruction of property. call the law on the psycho bitch!
"This is why we don’t need feminism."
Actually, it’s why we DO need feminism. Because feminism isn’t about making women superior and putting men on the bottom. Feminism IS about making everyone equal. The “comedy” behind male abuse is a result of the patriarchy, which is exactly what feminism is trying to destroy. The patriarchy mocks weakness in men, so when men get abused, it’s not taken seriously. It’s a joke, it’s funny, it’s no big deal. “You’re a man, suck it up.”
That’s not what feminists want. If you think that’s what we want, then you’re not talking to the right feminists. It’s about equality, NOT just reversing the roles, understand?
It’s not okay to abuse women, it’s not okay to abuse men, it’s not okay to abuse ANYONE. That’s the fucking point. The point isn’t “whaa it’s time for women to get to be mean you need to lean your place”. The point is gender inequality is stupid and unhelpful to everyone.
So if you don’t like the way men are treated, don’t hate on feminists. Join them. We don’t like it either.
I wish the feminists on this site would all think this way.
all the feminists on this site do think this way. the people who don’t think this way are not feminists