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Welcome to tinder the newest text based RPG: Today 19 AM Choose your own adventure: match on tinder, you choose to... A Ghost him, proving his fear of the paranormal to be well founded. B. Set up a date but never follow through and just kind of talik for 2: months C.Have a deep and meaningful conversation D. Do tinder things E. Explore the cave for clues Today 9.20 AM Ya know usually l'd pick B because that's how it tends to go most of time but I'm feelin GOOD and LUCKY today so i You explore the cave. You find a tarch and light it. It's raining outside. You then choose to A Leave the cave and walk outsi de. B. Delve deeper into the cave C Check to see what else is in the entrance I love to delve. B You delve deeper into the cave as the light dissapears behind you. You come across a fork in the cave an you A Go left towards the sound of water B. Go right towards a faint light Today 124 PM I'm feeling kinda perched, A You enter a cavem with a waterfall flowing into a crystal clear pool. You then.. A Get into the water B. Try to climb up the waterfall C Look around In the cavem D. Go beck Today 3 29 PM B Today 0 PM You go to the waterfall, grab a rock to climb but it's slippery and you fall into the weter.. A You swim to share B. Dive down and explore C Drown Teday 8.58 PM B! You talke a gulp of air and dive down You reach the bottom of the pool and see a lava tube that looks like it loads to a place to breath, a glittering sword and a treasure chest. You choose to.. A Go in the tube and explore some more B. Grab the sword C. Try to open the chest D. Ascend to the top of the pool Stitch It! You enter the tube and find a new cavern filed with air with a single sliver of moonlight cutting throigh the center of the cavern that connects to the outside. You . A Check out the discarded journal sitting besides the moonlight sliver B. Stand inside of the sliver C Attempt to figure aut if there is a code in the stalagtites on the ceiling Today 9:33 PM HAHAHA this is getting wild ummm A You open the joumal and can see nates scrawled all over but the darkest says beware the light. On the next page is a code number but you can't make it out in the low light A Throw somath ing into the maonlight and see what happens B. Grab the joumal and go back to the previous cavern C. Toss the joumal aside and look at those stalagtites D. Try to get your wet torch to light somehow C You study the stalagtites, they dont meen anything, what did you cxpect? You pick the journal back up and... See above A B. D Today 10 4 PM You grab a rock and throw it into the moonlight beam, it catches fire lighting up the carven before it disintegrates away. Having sean this you... A Throw all the rocks you can in the beam to watch the fireworkss B.Put the end of your torch in the maonlught beam C. Go back in the upper cavern B! You light the torch! You can now see cvarything cloarly. You now. A Take the journal back out and try) to read it again B. Look around the cavern to see if you missed anything C Stick your hand in the moon beam to see if it's hat Honestly...c You stick your hand in the moon beam... Surprise it's hot. Having learned that the fite setting thing is hot you then.. A Take the journal back out and try to read it again B. Look around the cavern to see if you missed anything C. Stick your hand in the moon beam again, and science Stitch It! НАНАН can I do C and then A Your hand burns more and you can't feel your fingers anymore considering the magic fire thing this makes sense and you record it for scientific rigor. You take the journal back out and read it under the Iight You read the code that was written in it and the code is. A Sabrina's number B. 1234567890 IM INTRUIGED NOW A!! You mamorize the number then dive back into the water and approch the chest at the bottom of the lake and put in a tencdigit code. That code is.. Welcome to tinder the newest text based RPG

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a-snarling-slytherin: satanstrousers: sweaterkittensahoy: leaper182: jenovaii: littlekiwi37-archive: nicole-coenen: Women Self Defense in 1947 I’m not sure what’s the best part of this video: the fact that she’s in heels, the fact that she does the whole thing looking like she don’t give a fuck, that chick in the back just exercising and enjoying the show, or the fact that both men and women are observing this and the girls are laughing and the guys look concerned/pensive as fuck as they watch all their tactics get shut down like nothing is even happening. … msties is it just me or is this familiar? Some of these are moves I haven’t seen before. Some of this looks similar to the self defense I learned in a course three or four years ago. It’s definitely got some judo in it (arm bars, throws, fighting to and from the ground). I love this lady. She is rad. I feel like she, much like the rad lady I had as my self defense teacher, would also warn the women that if they don’t think they can gouge out someone’s eyes, don’t start trying because you’ll attack better with something you can follow through on. crimelords I’m sorry I couldn’t not reblog this for you The cheerful music makes it even better : a-snarling-slytherin: satanstrousers: sweaterkittensahoy: leaper182: jenovaii: littlekiwi37-archive: nicole-coenen: Women Self Defense in 1947 I’m not sure what’s the best part of this video: the fact that she’s in heels, the fact that she does the whole thing looking like she don’t give a fuck, that chick in the back just exercising and enjoying the show, or the fact that both men and women are observing this and the girls are laughing and the guys look concerned/pensive as fuck as they watch all their tactics get shut down like nothing is even happening. … msties is it just me or is this familiar? Some of these are moves I haven’t seen before. Some of this looks similar to the self defense I learned in a course three or four years ago. It’s definitely got some judo in it (arm bars, throws, fighting to and from the ground). I love this lady. She is rad. I feel like she, much like the rad lady I had as my self defense teacher, would also warn the women that if they don’t think they can gouge out someone’s eyes, don’t start trying because you’ll attack better with something you can follow through on. crimelords I’m sorry I couldn’t not reblog this for you The cheerful music makes it even better
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Over the past year, I made about 50 of these profiles (for fun). These are 8 of my favorite. Hopefully you get a laugh out of them.: CUSTOMER SERVICE it is just plane wrong you have not swiped right yet Jake, 27 Jake, 27 less than a mile away less than a mile away We may fight, but please don't try and solve the argument with regular soda I would re-accommodate every last passenger just to be the guy that gets to sit next to you I prefer diet; we both know you are all the sugar I need Jake, 27 O less than a mile away Jake, 27 O less than a mile away One date, one opportunity...You are everything l ever wanted. In one moment, would you swipe right, or just let it slip? Want to be crazy in love? Well, to the left, to the left. Swipe every other guy to the left. My palms won't be sweaty. Flirt-game not weak, charm is heavy. I have a date planned already. let's get spaghetti If I like it, I might put a ring on it. It could be our destiny to have a child, but for now, let's just get pizza Still Jake, 27 O less than a mile away Jake, 27 I was feeling 22, but really I am 27 and should probably start taking dating seriously I am looking for a girl who is willing to break all ties with their ex. I don't care if you have to make up some lie like "there isn't enough space for the two of us" Swipe right to fill the blank space in my heart. If you aren't looking for a love story, baby just swipe left. eok a love story. Let go of the past; I promise our love won't hit any icebergs. Fake News N.К. missies can't reach the US. But I can reach your heart. Breaking News Trump pulls out of Paris chmate agreement Jake, 27 O less than a mile away Jake, 27 O less than a mile away Every guy eventually experiences issues with their rocket. Some rockets explode prematurely. Some never explode at all Just like our president, when I promise to pull out, I follow through But I promise that no matter what, we will have a blast. Over the past year, I made about 50 of these profiles (for fun). These are 8 of my favorite. Hopefully you get a laugh out of them.

Over the past year, I made about 50 of these profiles (for fun). These are 8 of my favorite. Hopefully you get a laugh out of them.

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slumberinggirl: morg-ana: ohmymckirk: so-um-yeah: aloistrancyhive: breathe-squeeze-follow-through: 26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a This needs more notes. no one seems to care if they are guys  reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 100,000+ notes alone Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault/abuse. If you even fucking try implying otherwise, I’ll verbally smack you into next week. If you try to even fucking insinuate that men cannot experience abuse/assault, then you are a garbage human being. All victims deserve support and justice, regardless if they’re male or female : I'm just checkimon you My Stepfether my in Day Litte De I oow they were tol almost the samo thin Cmon... Nobody has to knew... Well guess shet? Now the Uiesaty Inows to IF You TELL YOUR PARENTS WE WILL BEAT you up" FRLENDS TF YOU TELL AWONE LL KILL ou slumberinggirl: morg-ana: ohmymckirk: so-um-yeah: aloistrancyhive: breathe-squeeze-follow-through: 26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a This needs more notes. no one seems to care if they are guys  reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 100,000+ notes alone Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault/abuse. If you even fucking try implying otherwise, I’ll verbally smack you into next week. If you try to even fucking insinuate that men cannot experience abuse/assault, then you are a garbage human being. All victims deserve support and justice, regardless if they’re male or female
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://peanutbutterpidge-remade.tumblr.com/post/153071692617">peanutbutterpidge-remade</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blanc-but-with-boobs.tumblr.com/post/153070262376">blanc-but-with-boobs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boss-hoody.tumblr.com/post/153070188546">boss-hoody</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill.tumblr.com/post/153069553502">oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://toytowns.tumblr.com/post/153068197336">toytowns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://effigyofubiquity.tumblr.com/post/153066213484">effigyofubiquity</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thechanelmuse.tumblr.com/post/153052108674">thechanelmuse</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote><figure><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f770ceb17c2e53c2c915b8dc4a5df0b8/tumblr_inline_oghxc7fzTt1qfa8wb_500.gif" class=""/></figure></blockquote> <p>The biggest catfish of all time. </p> </blockquote> <div class="media-holder media-holder-draggable media-holder-figure" draggable="true" style="display: block;" contenteditable="false"> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/16f9eb30729fd01e963d37a005611aa6/tumblr_inline_ogijd8GGHg1sgd6oj_540.jpg" data-img-key="657" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><div class="media-button icon_close media-killer"></div> </div> <p class="fake"><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not sure If this is true. I should check to see if it is…</p> </blockquote> <p>He should still get rid of NAFTA and TPP thos are garbage</p> </blockquote> <h2><i>I fucking called this you guys</i></h2> </blockquote> <p>HE PLAYED THEM ALL</p> </blockquote> <p>This just in: person doesn&rsquo;t follow through with the stuff he said on the campaign trail. </p><p>Shocking, I know.</p><p>Let&rsquo;s get real here, even if Trump wholeheartedly wants to carry through every single one of his plans he&rsquo;s not going to be able to. Just because the house and senate are majority Republican doesn&rsquo;t mean they all agree or want the same things. Trump is going to get stuck in the same gridlock every other president has and the Trumpkins and other supporters are in for a rude awakening.</p>: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow ObamaCare is a total disaster. Hillary Clinton wants to save it by making it even more expensive. Doesn't work, I will REPEAL AND REPLACE! RETWEETS LIKES 15,84846,520 図 10圈骛些翩 8:34 AM-3 Nov 2016 erica orden @eorden Follow Trump tells the WSJ that, after conferring with Obama, he is considering leaving in place certain parts of Obamacare Donald Trump Willing to Keep Parts of Health Law President-elect Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview, said that after meeting with President Obama he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Afforda... wsj.com RETWEETSLIKES 84 35 3:22 PM-11 Nov 2016 + Follow CAN @CNN Donald Trump's supporters expect him to deliver on The wall Lock her up' Muslim ban Obamacare NAFTA & TPP cnn.it/2ff4RN8 TRUMP PE N CE New York, New York MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAINI LIKES 8:05 AM -9 Nov 2016 Noah Rothman @NoahCRothman 2: Follow In the last 72 hours, Trump & co. have walked back his position on: The Wall Trade Punishing China Mideast policy Repealing Obamacare RETWEETS LIKES 18430462 3:33 PM -11 Nov 2016 Clev Blew A 3-1 Lead @ChiTown_Eazy 2: Follow Trump just lied and finessed these racist white folks into things he can't even do and it worked Ain't Finna be no wall or Muslim ban LMAOO RETWEETS LIKES 274 256 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://peanutbutterpidge-remade.tumblr.com/post/153071692617">peanutbutterpidge-remade</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blanc-but-with-boobs.tumblr.com/post/153070262376">blanc-but-with-boobs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boss-hoody.tumblr.com/post/153070188546">boss-hoody</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill.tumblr.com/post/153069553502">oraoraoraoraoraoraoraorandchill</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://toytowns.tumblr.com/post/153068197336">toytowns</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://effigyofubiquity.tumblr.com/post/153066213484">effigyofubiquity</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thechanelmuse.tumblr.com/post/153052108674">thechanelmuse</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote><figure><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f770ceb17c2e53c2c915b8dc4a5df0b8/tumblr_inline_oghxc7fzTt1qfa8wb_500.gif" class=""/></figure></blockquote> <p>The biggest catfish of all time. </p> </blockquote> <div class="media-holder media-holder-draggable media-holder-figure" draggable="true" style="display: block;" contenteditable="false"> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/16f9eb30729fd01e963d37a005611aa6/tumblr_inline_ogijd8GGHg1sgd6oj_540.jpg" data-img-key="657" data-orig-height="491" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><div class="media-button icon_close media-killer"></div> </div> <p class="fake"><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not sure If this is true. I should check to see if it is…</p> </blockquote> <p>He should still get rid of NAFTA and TPP thos are garbage</p> </blockquote> <h2><i>I fucking called this you guys</i></h2> </blockquote> <p>HE PLAYED THEM ALL</p> </blockquote> <p>This just in: person doesn&rsquo;t follow through with the stuff he said on the campaign trail. </p><p>Shocking, I know.</p><p>Let&rsquo;s get real here, even if Trump wholeheartedly wants to carry through every single one of his plans he&rsquo;s not going to be able to. Just because the house and senate are majority Republican doesn&rsquo;t mean they all agree or want the same things. Trump is going to get stuck in the same gridlock every other president has and the Trumpkins and other supporters are in for a rude awakening.</p>
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<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/118655406648/poppypicklesticks-samaelcarver-fishmostly" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/102341127774/samaelcarver-fishmostly-poppypicklesticks">poppypicklesticks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://samaelcarver.tumblr.com/post/102341047579/fishmostly-poppypicklesticks-feminists-but">samaelcarver</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fishmostly.tumblr.com/post/102315209628/poppypicklesticks-feminists-but-we-fight-for">fishmostly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/102298084634/feminists-but-we-fight-for-men-too">poppypicklesticks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Feminists: “But we fight for men too!!!!”</p> </blockquote> This person is the CEO of a (female-only) domestic violence shelter and winner of the 2014 National Diversity Awards for being a “positive role model”. ( <a href="http://kareningalasmith.com/about/">http://kareningalasmith.com/about/</a> ) </blockquote> <p>That’s both disturbing and fucking terrifying. </p> </blockquote> <p>it got worse </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://archive.is/YsgPy">No kidding</a>. In fact, <a href="https://archive.is/W6SKv">she has a little essay</a> directed at people who think she doesn’t care about men or are sexist. Allow me to excerpt;<br/></p><blockquote><p>I want to see an end to <b>men’s violence against women</b>.  I’m campaigning to raise awareness of <b>men’s fatal violence against women</b> and for action to increase our understanding of the reasons behind the differences in men and women’s use of violence and their victimisation, so that we can reduce <b>men’s violence against women</b>.</p><p>Women who are murdered are most likely to have been murdered by a man.  <b>Men who are murdered are most likely to have been murdered by a man</b>.  Men are more likely to be violent than women.  Not all men are murderers, not all men are violent. Some women are murderers, some women are violent.</p></blockquote><p>And yet, men are more likely to be murdered by other men than women, a fact which you have almost certainly come across while getting the statistics above. Or would acknowledging that hurt your threat narrative?</p><blockquote><p>Gender and gender differences – the ways that many of us behave in ways that are seen as being like a ‘typical man’ or a ‘typical woman’ – are socially constructed.  They are not biological, they are not inevitable.</p></blockquote><p>You heard it here first, everyone. <b>Gender is not influenced by biology in any way whatsoever</b>.</p><blockquote><p><b>All men benefit from inequality between women and men</b>.  This doesn’t mean that <b>some women are</b> not <b>in more advantageous positions than some men</b>. It doesn’t mean all men are the same.  It doesn’t mean that all women are the same.   It doesn’t mean that sex is the only important basis for inequality.  It doesn’t mean that everyone wants it to be that way.</p></blockquote><p>You may be waiting for the “but it does mean-”. It never comes.</p><blockquote><p>When men – and it usually is men, but not always – attack me for caring about women killed though men’s violence, by suggesting that this means <b>I don’t care about men who are victims of violence</b> (whether from women, or as more likely, other men), they’re using a straw man argument.   They saying that because I care about men killing women, I can’t care about men who are killed, to attack the fact that I care about women who are killed. <b>This may or may not be</b>, as suggested by a friend of mine, <a href="http://louisepennington.org/">Louise Pennington</a>, <b>because they do not care when men kill women</b>. </p></blockquote><p><i>&gt;says people who criticize her are using a straw man</i></p><p><i>&gt;tries to poison the well based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever</i></p><p><i>&gt;uses the exact same illogic she claims her critics are using.</i></p><p>Of course, the fact that <b>she has expressed not the slightest bit of actual concern for men who are killed through violence</b> in this entire article might be why people think she doesn’t care about men killed though violence.</p><p>Not to mention <a href="https://archive.is/Z2Q2L">her website’s actual section on men</a>, which comes across as callous, at best. In fact, s<a href="https://archive.is/4lxvF#selection-325.0-325.69">he claims that there’s no taboo against men reporting when they’re DV victims</a>, and, I quote;</p><ul></ul><blockquote><p>men are more – not less – likely to call the police</p><p>men are more likely – not less – to support a prosecution</p><p>men are less likely – not more – to drop charges.<sup>1</sup></p></blockquote><ul></ul><p>She also uses a 2002 study by <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/51596361233/i-think-the-biggest-telling-point-is-this">known</a> <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/51106877685/michael-kimmels-guyland-is-a-masterpiece-of">misandrist</a> <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/tagged/michael-kimmel">Michael Kimmel</a> to support the claims. I want to point out that the title of what seems to be the paper is <a href="http://www.xyonline.net/sites/default/files/Kimmel,%20Gender%20symmetry%20in%20dom.pdf">““Gender Symmetry” in Domestic Violence”<br/></a></p><p>This is the first time in my memory I’ve seen a paper with <b>air-quotes in the title</b>. Scanning through the paper, he claims that MRAs aren’t motivated by a desire to actually improve things for male victims, but to derail and “disrupt” initiatives for female victims. Oddly enough, he neglects to provide any evidence or support for this claim. <b>Listen and Believe</b>, I guess.<br/></p><p>Leaving all that aside, on the PDF’s page 14, last paragraph, Kimmel claims that other studies support the claims he makes with Smith quoted, and that it’s the intuitive conclusion, because women are taught to just accept being abused. Which is weird, because last time I checked, in Western society, <b>men are still generally told not to hit women, even in self-defense</b>. Women are allowed to slap men around in public without people batting an eye. In fact, <a href="http://web.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm">there are <b>hundreds of studies</b> indicating men and women are <b>equally as likely</b> to be <b>abusers</b></a>. Thing is, if abuse is severe enough to get the police to believe the man the victim, he’s more likely to follow through. A lot of <b>male</b> abuse <b>victims call the cops</b> and get booked for <b>forcing the woman</b> to <b>“defend herself”</b>. At which point they probably stop calling the cops.<br/></p><p> Among other things, Karen Ingala Smith repeatedly brings up the fact that women are more likely to be killed by a partner or ex-partner as evidence that they’re less likely to be abusers. <br/></p><p>Of course, the obvious flaw in this logic is that <b>sampling (ex-)partner murders isn’t going to be representative of DV</b>. Or even an example of DV; what if some dude comes home and finds his GF having sex with the <strike>mailman</strike> postman and just <b>goes nuts</b>, like that one dude in the first act of Minority Report? He was a loving husband right up until that moment. What if someone kills their partner for insurance money?</p><p>She <a href="https://archive.is/4lxvF#selection-367.0-367.129">claims elsewhere that there’s no systemic bias in women’s favor</a>. Why? Because women are, allegedly, more likely to be arrested on DV calls when identified as the perpetrator (1/10 for men vs 1/3 for women). Note that Smith switches between studies about the UK (like this one) and US at the drop of a hat, despite her main area of concern being the UK. Note also that <a href="http://www.nr-foundation.org.uk/downloads/Who-Does-What-to-Whom.pdf">the study in question</a> relies, again, <a href="https://archive.is/9PG9i">on who the <i>police</i> think are perps</a>. You know, <b>the very people whose bias is under question</b>. I apologize for what seems like <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gamedropping&amp;defid=8261028">gamedropping</a>, but this is really the first thing I think of;<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="600"><img data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="600" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/525551372cd1ee61930440f3be7afcfa/tumblr_inline_nnzwawMAUs1sps4wz_540.png"/></figure><p>As <a href="https://archive.is/9VIn7#selection-4817.0-4817.5">Ally Fogg points out</a> (<a href="https://archive.is/9VIn7#selection-5255.15-5267.10">and someone who claims to have worked at a shelter backs him up about this being the party line</a>) the study Smith is referencing also repeatedly downplays male victimization, describing mutual abuse in terms of male aggression and female self-defense, and generally goes “well, it’s worse for women”. And did I mention that the study was apparently done in the name of the Violence Against Women Studies Group at U of Bristol? No bias here, no sir.<br/></p><p>Oh, and <b>she’s the type of feminist who says men shouldn’t be feminists</b>, and that feminism isn’t about men, and that <a href="https://archive.is/9f4I1#selection-197.0-197.574">men just mess up feminism with their pesky concerns about men’s issues as well as women</a>, but can’t quite seem to grasp why people think she doesn’t care about men.<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="351" data-orig-width="629"><img data-orig-height="351" data-orig-width="629" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9ea6e9a69d6e7f1d18bed02a1be2a6d4/tumblr_inline_nnymn1OyTI1sps4wz_540.jpg"/></figure><p>For some reason.<br/></p></blockquote>: Karen Ingala Smith OK_IngalaSmith Follow Anybody pushing a gender neutral approach to domestic - or sexual violence is just a male violence enabler. RETWEETS FAVORITES 12 翩承滯叟 SA EU 24 1:39 AM-15 Jan 2014 <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/118655406648/poppypicklesticks-samaelcarver-fishmostly" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/102341127774/samaelcarver-fishmostly-poppypicklesticks">poppypicklesticks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://samaelcarver.tumblr.com/post/102341047579/fishmostly-poppypicklesticks-feminists-but">samaelcarver</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fishmostly.tumblr.com/post/102315209628/poppypicklesticks-feminists-but-we-fight-for">fishmostly</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/102298084634/feminists-but-we-fight-for-men-too">poppypicklesticks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Feminists: “But we fight for men too!!!!”</p> </blockquote> This person is the CEO of a (female-only) domestic violence shelter and winner of the 2014 National Diversity Awards for being a “positive role model”. ( <a href="http://kareningalasmith.com/about/">http://kareningalasmith.com/about/</a> ) </blockquote> <p>That’s both disturbing and fucking terrifying. </p> </blockquote> <p>it got worse </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://archive.is/YsgPy">No kidding</a>. In fact, <a href="https://archive.is/W6SKv">she has a little essay</a> directed at people who think she doesn’t care about men or are sexist. Allow me to excerpt;<br/></p><blockquote><p>I want to see an end to <b>men’s violence against women</b>.  I’m campaigning to raise awareness of <b>men’s fatal violence against women</b> and for action to increase our understanding of the reasons behind the differences in men and women’s use of violence and their victimisation, so that we can reduce <b>men’s violence against women</b>.</p><p>Women who are murdered are most likely to have been murdered by a man.  <b>Men who are murdered are most likely to have been murdered by a man</b>.  Men are more likely to be violent than women.  Not all men are murderers, not all men are violent. Some women are murderers, some women are violent.</p></blockquote><p>And yet, men are more likely to be murdered by other men than women, a fact which you have almost certainly come across while getting the statistics above. Or would acknowledging that hurt your threat narrative?</p><blockquote><p>Gender and gender differences – the ways that many of us behave in ways that are seen as being like a ‘typical man’ or a ‘typical woman’ – are socially constructed.  They are not biological, they are not inevitable.</p></blockquote><p>You heard it here first, everyone. <b>Gender is not influenced by biology in any way whatsoever</b>.</p><blockquote><p><b>All men benefit from inequality between women and men</b>.  This doesn’t mean that <b>some women are</b> not <b>in more advantageous positions than some men</b>. It doesn’t mean all men are the same.  It doesn’t mean that all women are the same.   It doesn’t mean that sex is the only important basis for inequality.  It doesn’t mean that everyone wants it to be that way.</p></blockquote><p>You may be waiting for the “but it does mean-”. It never comes.</p><blockquote><p>When men – and it usually is men, but not always – attack me for caring about women killed though men’s violence, by suggesting that this means <b>I don’t care about men who are victims of violence</b> (whether from women, or as more likely, other men), they’re using a straw man argument.   They saying that because I care about men killing women, I can’t care about men who are killed, to attack the fact that I care about women who are killed. <b>This may or may not be</b>, as suggested by a friend of mine, <a href="http://louisepennington.org/">Louise Pennington</a>, <b>because they do not care when men kill women</b>. </p></blockquote><p><i>&gt;says people who criticize her are using a straw man</i></p><p><i>&gt;tries to poison the well based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever</i></p><p><i>&gt;uses the exact same illogic she claims her critics are using.</i></p><p>Of course, the fact that <b>she has expressed not the slightest bit of actual concern for men who are killed through violence</b> in this entire article might be why people think she doesn’t care about men killed though violence.</p><p>Not to mention <a href="https://archive.is/Z2Q2L">her website’s actual section on men</a>, which comes across as callous, at best. In fact, s<a href="https://archive.is/4lxvF#selection-325.0-325.69">he claims that there’s no taboo against men reporting when they’re DV victims</a>, and, I quote;</p><ul></ul><blockquote><p>men are more – not less – likely to call the police</p><p>men are more likely – not less – to support a prosecution</p><p>men are less likely – not more – to drop charges.<sup>1</sup></p></blockquote><ul></ul><p>She also uses a 2002 study by <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/51596361233/i-think-the-biggest-telling-point-is-this">known</a> <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/51106877685/michael-kimmels-guyland-is-a-masterpiece-of">misandrist</a> <a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/tagged/michael-kimmel">Michael Kimmel</a> to support the claims. I want to point out that the title of what seems to be the paper is <a href="http://www.xyonline.net/sites/default/files/Kimmel,%20Gender%20symmetry%20in%20dom.pdf">““Gender Symmetry” in Domestic Violence”<br/></a></p><p>This is the first time in my memory I’ve seen a paper with <b>air-quotes in the title</b>. Scanning through the paper, he claims that MRAs aren’t motivated by a desire to actually improve things for male victims, but to derail and “disrupt” initiatives for female victims. Oddly enough, he neglects to provide any evidence or support for this claim. <b>Listen and Believe</b>, I guess.<br/></p><p>Leaving all that aside, on the PDF’s page 14, last paragraph, Kimmel claims that other studies support the claims he makes with Smith quoted, and that it’s the intuitive conclusion, because women are taught to just accept being abused. Which is weird, because last time I checked, in Western society, <b>men are still generally told not to hit women, even in self-defense</b>. Women are allowed to slap men around in public without people batting an eye. In fact, <a href="http://web.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm">there are <b>hundreds of studies</b> indicating men and women are <b>equally as likely</b> to be <b>abusers</b></a>. Thing is, if abuse is severe enough to get the police to believe the man the victim, he’s more likely to follow through. A lot of <b>male</b> abuse <b>victims call the cops</b> and get booked for <b>forcing the woman</b> to <b>“defend herself”</b>. At which point they probably stop calling the cops.<br/></p><p> Among other things, Karen Ingala Smith repeatedly brings up the fact that women are more likely to be killed by a partner or ex-partner as evidence that they’re less likely to be abusers. <br/></p><p>Of course, the obvious flaw in this logic is that <b>sampling (ex-)partner murders isn’t going to be representative of DV</b>. Or even an example of DV; what if some dude comes home and finds his GF having sex with the <strike>mailman</strike> postman and just <b>goes nuts</b>, like that one dude in the first act of Minority Report? He was a loving husband right up until that moment. What if someone kills their partner for insurance money?</p><p>She <a href="https://archive.is/4lxvF#selection-367.0-367.129">claims elsewhere that there’s no systemic bias in women’s favor</a>. Why? Because women are, allegedly, more likely to be arrested on DV calls when identified as the perpetrator (1/10 for men vs 1/3 for women). Note that Smith switches between studies about the UK (like this one) and US at the drop of a hat, despite her main area of concern being the UK. Note also that <a href="http://www.nr-foundation.org.uk/downloads/Who-Does-What-to-Whom.pdf">the study in question</a> relies, again, <a href="https://archive.is/9PG9i">on who the <i>police</i> think are perps</a>. You know, <b>the very people whose bias is under question</b>. I apologize for what seems like <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gamedropping&amp;defid=8261028">gamedropping</a>, but this is really the first thing I think of;<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="600"><img data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="600" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/525551372cd1ee61930440f3be7afcfa/tumblr_inline_nnzwawMAUs1sps4wz_540.png"/></figure><p>As <a href="https://archive.is/9VIn7#selection-4817.0-4817.5">Ally Fogg points out</a> (<a href="https://archive.is/9VIn7#selection-5255.15-5267.10">and someone who claims to have worked at a shelter backs him up about this being the party line</a>) the study Smith is referencing also repeatedly downplays male victimization, describing mutual abuse in terms of male aggression and female self-defense, and generally goes “well, it’s worse for women”. And did I mention that the study was apparently done in the name of the Violence Against Women Studies Group at U of Bristol? No bias here, no sir.<br/></p><p>Oh, and <b>she’s the type of feminist who says men shouldn’t be feminists</b>, and that feminism isn’t about men, and that <a href="https://archive.is/9f4I1#selection-197.0-197.574">men just mess up feminism with their pesky concerns about men’s issues as well as women</a>, but can’t quite seem to grasp why people think she doesn’t care about men.<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="351" data-orig-width="629"><img data-orig-height="351" data-orig-width="629" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9ea6e9a69d6e7f1d18bed02a1be2a6d4/tumblr_inline_nnymn1OyTI1sps4wz_540.jpg"/></figure><p>For some reason.<br/></p></blockquote>
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