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nerdydyke:

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thegirlwhoownstheworld:

These started popping up on campus late this week.
I understand that men of colour experience way more discrimination than the average white woman. However, I don’t think that is their frame of reference here.
I actually thought it was a joke at first.
Guys, what about teh mens?

Women demanding special treatment = feminism
Men demanding equal treatment = STOP COMPLAINING YOU OPPRESSORS
Makes perfect sense.

Never mind the objective empirical facts I don’t feel like these inequalities exist therefore they don’t. Feminist Logic strikes again.

I am laughing so hard. I love this. Empirical facts. 

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(See above for depiction of my maniacal evil feminist laugh)
EMPIRICAL FACTS GUISE.
Yup no actual numbers or even source or critical evaluation of WHY these things aren’t actually GENDER VIOLENCE. (but in the case of that drop out stat are probably due to RACE, or nearly outright lies)
ALSO these are the posters I took down yesterday. Got 21 of ‘em and hardly feel like I made a dent. Someone paid a lot of money to produce these posters…
And I would like to present a quote that illustrates how I feel about that picture:
“Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them” Margaret Atwood
And I enjoy how “Sperm Bank” is somehow a terrible name to be called?

Ah, nothing says equality like making sure that only one gender is entitled to it. It’s not like they’re, you know, human or anything.
That quote is classic rationalisation hamster. Would you tolerate your attitude used against all women as dismissively? And you want empirical facts? How about this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this or this.

Wait…. you felt SO intimidated by this that you (onceuponanotsolongago) felt the need to remove the posters?
Male rape victims are often erased. 
Forced envelopment is not considered rape, and thus a good portion of the way that men are raped isn’t considered rape. 
300,000 men are raped (repeatedly and sometimes daily) within our prison system each year. 
Men are far more likely to die on the job.
Men run the risk of having to pay child support to his rapist if she decides to keep the child.
Men deal with just about as much domestic abuse as women do. Yet there’s very few shelters for men, and nearly every anti-domestic violence PSA targets men as the aggressors. 
Oh, and sexual assault toward men by women? Totally seen as funny.
Here’s a list of people who have been falsely accused of rape. Many of them were in jail for YEARS. Some of them have been waiting for 15+ YEARS for compensation. Even AFTER the real rapist was caught.  
Men are vastly more likely to be given the death penalty than women. Even for the same crime.
Men are vastly more likely to receive longer and harsher sentencing than women regarding the same crime.
Men are far more likely to be charged for a crime that they did not commit.
50% of homeless youth reported being sexually abused by a female. From: It’s Not What You Think: Sexually Exploited Youth in British Columbia. http://www.nursing.ubc.ca/PDFs/ItsNotWhatYouThink.pdf
94% of sexually abused youth in correctional facilities reported being abused by female staff. From: Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2008-09. http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/svjfry09.pdf
Among inmates reporting staff sexual misconduct, ~ 65% reported a female aggressor. From: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09. http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/svpjri0809.pdf
There is something rather messed up about the fact that you feel SO THREATENED by the idea of these issues coming to light that you feel the need to run around campus and tear down the posters. Way to go. You’re contributing to the problem.

Reblogging again for it-goes-both-ways and nerdydyke’s rebuttals. 
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mashkwi:

nerdydyke:

it-goes-both-ways:

onceuponanotsolongago:

thegirlwhoownstheworld:

savetheskunkapes:

2timothy316:

thegirlwhoownstheworld:

These started popping up on campus late this week.

I understand that men of colour experience way more discrimination than the average white woman. However, I don’t think that is their frame of reference here.

I actually thought it was a joke at first.

Guys, what about teh mens?

Women demanding special treatment = feminism

Men demanding equal treatment = STOP COMPLAINING YOU OPPRESSORS

Makes perfect sense.

Never mind the objective empirical facts I don’t feel like these inequalities exist therefore they don’t. Feminist Logic strikes again.

I am laughing so hard. I love this. Empirical facts. 

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(See above for depiction of my maniacal evil feminist laugh)

EMPIRICAL FACTS GUISE.

Yup no actual numbers or even source or critical evaluation of WHY these things aren’t actually GENDER VIOLENCE. (but in the case of that drop out stat are probably due to RACE, or nearly outright lies)

ALSO these are the posters I took down yesterday. Got 21 of ‘em and hardly feel like I made a dent. Someone paid a lot of money to produce these posters…

And I would like to present a quote that illustrates how I feel about that picture:

“Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them” Margaret Atwood

And I enjoy how “Sperm Bank” is somehow a terrible name to be called?

Ah, nothing says equality like making sure that only one gender is entitled to it. It’s not like they’re, you know, human or anything.

That quote is classic rationalisation hamster. Would you tolerate your attitude used against all women as dismissively? And you want empirical facts? How about this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this or this.

Wait…. you felt SO intimidated by this that you (onceuponanotsolongago) felt the need to remove the posters?

There is something rather messed up about the fact that you feel SO THREATENED by the idea of these issues coming to light that you feel the need to run around campus and tear down the posters. Way to go. You’re contributing to the problem.

Reblogging again for it-goes-both-ways and nerdydyke’s rebuttals. 

psydoctor8:

Not so secretly fascinated by robots these days, I found this golden nugget that was presented this week at the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in Birmingham, UK, about robots, theory of mind and empathy.
MORAL COGNITION & THEORY OF MIND

The dangers inherent in autonomous systems initiating kill orders are a central concern for critics of military robots. They commonly point out the fact that present day robots lack situational awareness and are unable to distinguish combatants from non-combatants.  Nor will robots be likely to have the necessary capabilities to perform these tasks in the near future. Distinguishing friend from foe, for example, is also a difficult challenge for humans, but we bring cognitive resources to bear on the problem that are unavailable to robots. [via]

img of Nico who exhibits “primitive self awareness” as he is able to recognize himself in a mirror -from MIT’s Kevin Gold, collaborator with Yale’s Brian Scassellati.
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psydoctor8:

Not so secretly fascinated by robots these days, I found this golden nugget that was presented this week at the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in Birmingham, UK, about robots, theory of mind and empathy.

MORAL COGNITION & THEORY OF MIND

The dangers inherent in autonomous systems initiating kill orders are a central concern for critics of military robots. They commonly point out the fact that present day robots lack situational awareness and are unable to distinguish combatants from non-combatants.  Nor will robots be likely to have the necessary capabilities to perform these tasks in the near future. Distinguishing friend from foe, for example, is also a difficult challenge for humans, but we bring cognitive resources to bear on the problem that are unavailable to robots. [via]

img of Nico who exhibits “primitive self awareness” as he is able to recognize himself in a mirror -from MIT’s Kevin Gold, collaborator with Yale’s Brian Scassellati.

Vincent Van Gogh: Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is, in fact deep blue. And over there, lighter blue and blowing through the blues and blackness the winds swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through… the stars! And you see how they roar their light. Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.
The Doctor: I’ve seen many things, my friend. But you’re right. Nothing quite as wonderful as the things you see.

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