I Want to Have the Real Men BackWhere have all the real men gone?More Like This
The ones who used to walk us home?
The ones to whom we used to say,
‘I will love, honour, and obey’?
Curse you, feminists and whores!
You’ve knocked our culture right off course!
Stop your virulent attack.
I want to have the real men back.
I don’t like these “new men” who sit,
Half-castrate and half-hypocrite,
Discussing women’s rights with me,
And saying that I should be free.
Curse the fight for liberty!
No man will dare to ravish me
Now that he knows the government
Will ask him if I gave consent.
Wish I could be a secretary.
My boss would quietly grope my knee,
Appreciate my sense of style,
And give scope for my woman’s guile.
Curse the woman-libbers’ mob!
I’ve got to get a proper job!
No staying home and making tea
For someone who’ll come back to me.
I want to have the real men back.
Society is right off-track.
Remember when the men were men,
And women could be f
Male Empowerment?Whenever I enter the world of feminist debate, I inevitably end up talking about men. Strange. I think a lot of people see it as a sign of the male-centric viewpoint that we are trying to overcome, but I think it is something more... something that shouldn't be ignored. Feminism is not all about women. Feminism is also about helping men.More Like This
However, I want to make it clear that this is the very antithesis of the male-empowerment fad which basically states, "men have problems too, so why don't we get a rights movement?" Not only is this sort of argument incredibly self-centered, it is completely backwards. Society's idolization of the masculine is, in fact, the root of most of these problems! Consider some of the most common complaints about inequality against men.
-Men are expected to support a family.
-Men are expected to treat women with chivalry and pay for their drinks/meals/etc.
-Men are placed under much more restrictive gender-role ex
GayI am gay.More Like This
I'm not a disease, I'm not a problem
I'm not an affliction
I don't need treatment.
I don't need help
I'm not sick
I'm not confused
I'm not a sin.
I am gay.
I'm your daughter
Your co worker
A complete stranger
I am gay.
I need love, just like you
I need smiles
I need support
I need a hug
I need a friend
I need a family
I need acceptance
I need understanding
I need you
I am gay.
I know what love is
I know what pain is
I know what hate is
I know what life is
I am gay.
And I need you to love me
The same way you loved me before you knew
I am gay.
And I have experienced hate
From more people than just you
I am gay.
And I wont change.
I wont give up.
I wont back down.
I wont pretend.
I wont lie.
I wont deny.
I wont hide.
I wont hurt.
I am gay.
And that's okay.
The 8th Grade FeministBy Alice Markham-CantorMore Like This
My 12-year-old neighbor grinned down at me from the tree house. “Girls aren’t allowed up here. They can’t get up here,” he boasted.
I glared at him with all the force my 10-year-old face could muster. He was standing on the trapdoor over the ladder, and there was no way I’d be able to budge his weight. So I went around the back of the tree house, climbed a fence, wedged my foot into a knothole in the tree trunk, and hoisted myself up so that I was clinging to the railing of the tree house. I swung my legs over and drew myself up to my full, very short height.
"Who says girls can’t get up here?”
The occasion was one of many when I was reminded—usually by a boy—that I was “just” a girl, and used it as motivation to show what girls can do. I wasn’t about to accept limitations placed on me because of my gender.
‘There’s No Sexism Anymore’
My older brot
On EmasculationIntroduction: It has been brought to my attention time and time again (understatement) that there is a prominent group of people who are openly rejecting feminism and being sexist against women online and elsewhere, saying that women are responsible for "emasculating men" and that these people are being justly despised. A good portion of this group are parading around saying they are MRA's (men's rights activists). Having an interest in men's rights myself (hold your pitchforks till the end please) I think it is time I address this issue, and these people. I do so in the hopes that some of these people are simply mislead, and maybe with some help can contribute more constructively to the men's right movement as opposed to destructively.More Like This
Issue: If you are reading this and you are against feminism and detest women because they "emasculate men" then there is one thing you need to understand first: YOU ARE WRONG because the truth is, with all due respect, that they don't. YOU DO
In Defense Of A SnakeEvery day, it seems, I lose a little more of what little faith I ever may have had in the intelligence of humankind, to the point where my boyfriend coined the phrase, "Everyone is stupid until proven intelligent." You may be wondering what I am on about now, and well you may. For today I was going to write about sharks and all the myths and misconceptions surrounding them, and I may still do that, but my plans were changed by a little event that occurred this morning.More Like This
As I stepped out of residence at approximately 10:45, looking forward to the walk outside while the weather's fair, I noticed a small group of people staring at something on the ground and poking whatever it was with object and their shoes.
This isn't exactly a rare occurrence. I fairly regularly find myself following the screams in order to save some unfortunate creature that just happened to be discovered by some spineless individuals who will, inevitably, crush it if I don't step in in time, thus disproving any fear t
The Truth About...More Like This
Sharks! You know, those terrifying beasts of the sea who lurk just beneath the surface just waiting for some unwary swimmer, diver, or surfer to enter so that it can make a meal of tasty human flesh, right? Wrong. In so many ways. Let's look at the facts, shall we?
There are 440 known species of sharks, from the 17 centimetre (7 inch) long dwarf lantern shark to the 12 metre (39 foot) long whale shark. Last I read, only fifty of these species have been known to attack humans. When I say "attack," I mean even just one bite from a small one. So if we're looking at how many species of sharks have seriously injured or killed humans, that number of species is probably cut in half. In fact, there are only four species of sharks that have been known to attack unprovoked and resulting in a human's death in a significant number. And even these sharks have been successfully filmed out in the sea by unprotected divers; one such filming was done for BBC's Planet Earth.
The three largest sharks ali
Coffeehouse Bluespeople like to drown in their miseryMore Like This
because it somehow reminds them
that they're alive.
take the lady sitting by the fog-kissed window, for example.
see how delicately her lower lip quivers
as she downs pints of coffee like a drug addiction
when in reality, each sip creates fissures on her tongue
and fills her stomach with caffeinated liquid
she secretly wishes was cyanide.
or watch how the curious boy with suns as eyes
turns to face you and aligns his line of sight with yours;
watch how his juvenile soul becomes
a map of bones so easy for you to read.
suddenly, you realize a gaze could have never held
that much despair
i used to be like this.
except i drank ten times more coffee with a mild dash of ecstasy
and pretended to be the Atlas who shrugged
simply because he could no longer
carry the weight of the sky
on his shoulders.
this was until i understood i wasn't the only one who felt this way,
that adults who constantly relied on caffeine
and kids who were born with celes
So long Summer! Also, Planetless Lore is coming!Well, here we go again. Another year, another... ... err... year.More Like This
Got all set up, got myself into a new apartment, this time sharing it with three mates, tomorrow (well, technically, today...) the fun will start. Yeeeeayyyy... - he said sarcastically.
Let's just hope it doesn't go sour like last year...
And Planetless Lore is coming real soon: (This time for real...)
Some of you may know (most of you won't) that I have a sci-fy universe in the works along with the fantasy-ish cornucopia of stuff I have been dishing out lately. It is called Planetless, and soon, I will be dishing it out into literature. these deviations will consist of documentary text preceded by some banners that indicate what kind of info is being given and possibly will be accompanied by pictures to illustrate certain stuff..
I trust you will find (if you would care to read, but, let's face it, you won't...) most stuff to be quite entertaining...
Bonanza And Old Time Goodyness VS Gold WrappingWarning: Rant ahead...More Like This
My dad bought an initial DVD for a magazine published collection of the old 1960s to -70s "Bonanza" series (If you don't know Bonanza, at least in name, you may want to throw yourself in front of a large vehicle moving at high speeds on the highway. Everyone knows Bonanza, even if only in name!)
Anyway, he sat yesterday watching the four episodes in the DVD and I decided to catch a bit of it. I was actually surprised by the quality of the plot (not the video quality which, unfortunately, is reduced). Now, sure, it doesn't benefit from modern cinematic techniques and is a slow-paced production, but it has a very lively plot and credible characters. I had never seen the series before, only heard of it, but I was not bored and didn't find many "clichés" (but, then again, they weren't clichés back then...) And I actually liked the whole theme and storytelling the series offered, and I'm not a cowboy or western fan, so that's saying something!
I'm one of tho
Ten Reasons Why I Love YouTen Reasons Why I Love You:More Like This
You've always been there for me, through the good and the bad times,
I can talk to you about anything and you will not judge me based off of what we discuss,
You have a way of making me feel like I am the most important person in the world when we are together,
Whenever you would run on ahead, you would eventually wait for me to catch up,
You let me cry on your shoulder when something bad has happened,
You have never asked me for anything that I couldn't give,
You've always been considerate of who I am and when I want to spend my days with others around me,
You have been the only person to see my crazy antics and laugh saying that I was "cute,"
I love you, because when I look into your eyes, I can see that you love me as well.
Would it?would it be wrong if I told you I missed you?More Like This
would it be wrong if I told you I wanted you?
would it be wrong if I wanted to hold you?
would it be wrong if I told you I wish you were hear right now?
would it be wrong if I wanted to wait for you forever?
I Dream of a Forbidden DanceHer blond hair glistening upon her headMore Like This
The tiara resting between those perfect curls
Her flawless smile, never fades
With one petite gloved hand, she waves
A long flowing blue dress, and heels to match
She slowly walks down the steps
Hand in hand with the prince
And the music begins
But where am I?
I am in the crowd
Wishing I could make a move
Wishing I could make a sound
Trying to loosen the knots in my throat
I try to scream out
But I'm still in my head, weeping
I take one last glance
As I dream of a forbidden dance