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Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

This is what drives me mad. Feminists, allies, men who are actually, honestly, sincerely interested in equality understand the simple concept that ‘patriarchy hurts men too’. Getting some Men’s Rights Activists to admit that patriarchy even exists is so bloody difficult, and yet they come along and bleat that feminists don’t understand that men have it hard too. We get it. We even understand the root cause of the issue. 

MRAs constantly talk about how statistically, men are more likely to be victims of violent crime. But who is statistically more likely to be inflicting this violence? OTHER MEN.

Boys are often told not to ‘cry like a little girl’, the implication of course being that crying and being like a little girl is weak and shameful. This is a product of patriarchy and usually, it’s enforced on men by other men. Being like a girl? Bad. Crying? Bad. Expressing your emotions? Bad. It’s ridiculously problematic, as Josh Thomas points out, and the quicker we all realise it, the better. 

awesomelifechoices:

spiderkiss:

poppypicklesticks:

maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

This is what drives me mad. Feminists, allies, men who are actually, honestly, sincerely interested in equality understand the simple concept that ‘patriarchy hurts men too’. Getting some Men’s Rights Activists to admit that patriarchy even exists is so bloody difficult, and yet they come along and bleat that feminists don’t understand that men have it hard too. We get it. We even understand the root cause of the issue. 

MRAs constantly talk about how statistically, men are more likely to be victims of violent crime. But who is statistically more likely to be inflicting this violence? OTHER MEN.

Boys are often told not to ‘cry like a little girl’, the implication of course being that crying and being like a little girl is weak and shameful. This is a product of patriarchy and usually, it’s enforced on men by other men. Being like a girl? Bad. Crying? Bad. Expressing your emotions? Bad. It’s ridiculously problematic, as Josh Thomas points out, and the quicker we all realise it, the better. 

fastcompany:

In the 1960s women made up about 50 of all computer programmers, so what happened?

Since her 20-year-old daughter told her she was dropping her computer science major in college, Robin Hauser Reynolds has made it her mission to understand why the coding industry can be so unwelcoming to women.

Why is it that while 37% of U.S. college computer science grads in 1985 were women, today only 17% are?

Reynolds has talked to women coders, historians, neuroscientists, psychologists, and people working inside some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley, looking for answers. The result is a documentary film, CODE, that recently raised more than $86,000 through an Indiegogo campaign.

Reynolds and the films coproducer, Staci Hartman, who also has a daughter in her 20s working in the tech industry, were driven by more than just personal connections. As they started investigating, the data they came across suggested this was more than just a women’s issue.

The figure to convince them: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projection that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs and only 400,000 computer scientists to fill them. “That’s a million unfilled jobs,” says Reynolds.

Why aren’t women getting more involved in an industry where the need and growth potential is so great?

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thekhooll:

Хогвартса Chernivtsi National University Ukraine Gauss

"If you think that "Hogwarts" does not exist, then you are mistaken. It exists, of course is not the same as in the Harry Potter films and magic was not taught. This unique architectural ensemble came into being through the efforts of Bishop Yevhen Hakman. In 1863 he obtained a permit from the tsisar for the construction of a new spacious residence worthy of the capital of Bukovina.  The design is by one of the best architects of its time Joseph HlavkaComposition of the ensemble is quite complicated, but it’s planning is celebrated . It consists of three monumental buildings: the main, the seminary (together with the Church of Three Saints) and presbytery. Currently, the University is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.”

(Source: archatlas)

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