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Ex Libris Hieronyma

mad cackling and misandry

It is not possible to be truly balanced in one’s views of an abuser and an abused woman. As Dr. Judith Herman explains eloquently in her masterwork Trauma and Recovery, “neutrality” actually serves the interests of the perpetrator much more than those of the victim and so is not neutral. Although an abuser prefers to have you wholeheartedly on his side, he will settle contentedly for your decision to take a middle stance. To him, that means you see the couple’s problems as partly her fault and partly his fault, which means it isn’t abuse.

"Why Does He Do That: Inside The Minds of Angry and Controlling Men" by Lundy Bancroft

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I have never seen the Neutrality Fallacy explained so succinctly before.

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"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel

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"To him, that means you see the couple’s problems as partly her fault and partly his fault, which means it isn’t abuse"

I think this accurate sums up all the false equivalence arguments and “both sides are bad” deflections both on a personal interaction level and larger social violence level.  

The endless investment in finding “something” wrong about the victim is a deflection to rationalized why this abuse or harm or murder isn’t just that - but instead a form of “self defense”.

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missvoltairine:

A woman: men need to stop murdering women.

Some dude: um I think you mean PEOPLE need to stop murdering PEOPLE

A woman: no actually I was talking specifically about violence against women.

Some dude: OMG????!!!!!! YOU THINK MEN DESERVE TO DIE??????!!!!!?!?!?! EVERYONE THIS PERSON IS SAYING VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN IS OKAY????!!!?!?!?!! women are so ILLOGICAL thankfully I am here to REASON WITH YOU, hate breeds hate ok

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mortisia:

“Witchcraft was hung, in History,But History and IFind all the Witchcraft that we needAround us, every Day -” 
― Emily Dickinson

mortisia:

“Witchcraft was hung, in History,
But History and I
Find all the Witchcraft that we need
Around us, every Day -” 

Emily Dickinson

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exposingfakeclinics:

Must watch. At minute 7 we meet a woman tricked into an appointment at a crisis pregnancy center, and it’s heartbreaking. 

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the crook became so closely identified with sovereignty that it was adopted as the hieroglyphic sign for the word “ruler.” Together with the flail or goad—a stick with knotted cords or strings of beads attached to one end—it came to symbolize the office of kingship, more specifically the monarch’s duty to both restrain and encourage his flock. These two key items of royal regalia betray the prehistoric origins of Egyptian civilization. They recall a past where livelihoods were dominated by animal husbandry, where the man wielding the crook and flail—the man controlling the herds—was the leader of his community.

—The Rise and Fall of AE, Toby Wilkinson, p.idkwhat maybe 56 (via thetwistedrope)

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spookymoeghost:

kenmehlman:

Gamer girls have ruined my childhood

Those gaming girls ruined my harvest and cast a plague upon my family, gamer girls won’t stop diggin up the corpses of my fore bearers and leaving them propped up around my house as a hilarious joke.

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tehbewilderness:

bubonickitten:

missespeon:

supreme-thunder-dragon:

zevransbutt:

facebook really does have a tendency to make ppl show their true colours lmao
and no im not erasing the names they commented on a public page boohoo

How are they gettin so mad about this

"hey sexual assault is bad" "SJW FEMINIST PROPAGANDA THIS IS THE END, HASHTAG GAMERGATE"

what I don’t understand is why wanting to stop sexual assault is a bad thing —such a bad thing, apparently, that bros throw will indignant entitled tantrums about it, in a public forum, and attach their names to it as though it isn’t damning evidence of their callous disregard for others. like, how does someone make these kinds of comments and not step back and be like “wait, did I really just say that?” do they not notice or just not care how indefensible that shit is?

I mean, if you’re not for preventing rape, then what ARE you for?

of all the things to be angry about, you choose to be angry that a company pays lip service to sexual assault prevention? really? are your priorities really that fucked?

Talking about the problem is the first tiny baby step toward solving the problem. This is not a problem the d00dbros want talked about.

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