total loser: *whistles at me from their car*
me: COME OVER HERE AND SAY THAT TO MY FACE, FUCKER!!!
Things I hate: Insensitive poly-vangelists. Oh it works for you and your Massssssster? That’s nice. It’s not for everyone. Stop showboating and SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Yes, but it’s literally impossible for them to stop telling every single person they encounter about their sex lives.
to do so would be to deprive us tbh. We’re ungrateful now but once we’ve seen the light we’ll be thanking them
Socially the clock had a more radical influence than any other machine, in that it was the means by which the regularisation and regimentation of life necessary for an exploiting system of industry could best be attained. The clock provided the means by which time — a category so elusive that no philosophy has yet determined its nature — could be measured concretely in more tangible forms of space provided by the circumference of a clock dial. Time as duration became disregarded, and men began to talk and think always of ‘lengths’ of time, just as if they were talking of lengths of calico. And time, being now measurable in mathematical symbols, became regarded as a commodity that could be bought and sold in the same way as any other commodity.
The new capitalists, in particular, became rabidly time-conscious. Time, here symbolising the labour of workers, was regarded by them almost as if it were the chief raw material of industry. ‘Time is money’ became on of the key slogans of capitalist ideology, and the timekeeper was the most significant of the new types of official introduced by the capitalist dispensation.
In the early factories the employers went so far as to manipulate their clocks or sound their factory whistles at the wrong times in order to defraud their workers a little of this valuable new commodity. Later such practices became less frequent, but the influence of the clock imposed a regularity on the lives of the majority of men which had previously been known only in the monastery. Men actually became like clocks, acting with a repetitive regularity which had no resemblance to the rhythmic life of a natural being. They became, as the Victorian phrase put it, ‘as regular as clockwork’. Only in the country districts where the natural lives of animals and plants and the elements still dominated life, did any large proportion of the population fail to succumb to the deadly tick of monotony.
At first this new attitude to time, this new regularity of life, was imposed by the clock-owning masters on the unwilling poor. The factory slave reacted in his spare time by living with a chaotic irregularity which characterised the gin-sodden slums of early nineteenth century industrialism. Men fled to the timeless world of drink or Methodist inspiration. But gradually the idea of regularity spread downwards among the workers. Nineteenth century religion and morality played their part by proclaiming the sin of ‘wasting time’. The introduction of mass-produced watches and clocks in the 1850’s spread time-consciousness among those who had previously merely reacted to the stimulus of the knocker-up or the factory whistle. In the church and in the school, in the office and the workshop, punctuality was held up as the greatest of the virtues."
If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.
Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.
no. It really isn’t. Feminism isn’t about personal choice, especially when those choices that do NOT align with the patriarchal values in our society are demonized and result in women being villified and treated like pariahs in society. You doing EXACTLY what men want you to do is YOUR choice, but it is not a FEMINIST choice. Feminism is a political movement not a “hey, everyone do what they want~~~!” party.
If you’re finding feminism easy because you don’t have to change anything about the way that you think or act, if you aren’t questioning WHY you’re subscribing to gender roles that have been forced upon women for centuries (and some not EVEN for a century, like shaving!!) you are not participating in feminist politics, you’re participating in individualism that says ‘i can do whatever i want and not question it or be questioned for it because it’s my choice!!!~~’
It is not feminist to ascribe to a system based on the OWNERSHIP of women.
Stop spreading misinformation about feminism, stop claiming to be feminist when all you’re doing is protecting your choices and not protecting the women who refuse to subscribe to patriarchal norms, or women who have no choice because they live in societies where women are in an even worse position than us.
Feminism is NOT about YOU. Feminism is about women as a COLLECTIVE.
YES! This “everything is feminist” movement isn’t going to change a fucking thing about this world. Stop thinking of yourself for once and consider the bigger picture!
I am married, I took my husband’s last name, but I don’t delude myself into thinking it was a feminist choice and neither should you!
God, no wonder the third wave is so weak— too busy trying to defend our choices instead of practicing critical thought.
For real though.
If you’re at a pool, and there’s some kids running, and the life guard shouts “No running!” do you interject with “EXCUSE ME, NOT ALL OF US WERE RUNNING.”
If you’re in class, and a classmate is eating, and your professor addresses his students, “There’s no eating in the classroom,” do you scream out “EXCUSE ME, BUT WE’RE NOT ALL EATING.”
The lifeguard and your professor are well aware who is doing what. There is no reason for them to modify their sentences because they realize you’re aware of who is doing what, too. They have enough faith in your intelligence that if they say, no running, or, no eating, you will recognize that if you are not already doing these things, you are in the clear.
When someone begins a post, “why do men do x,” they are not saying that every single man in this world wakes up and makes it a point to do x for the day, every day of his life. Nobody ever, ever thinks that. They exist around men and observe men on a regular enough basis to know that obviously not all men do x.
No. They are saying that they have witnessed men doing x enough that they would like to point it out. They are saying that in the whole group of men, there are men who do x, and they think it’s worth noting.
So there’s no reason to go “NOT ALL MEN” because everyone already knows not all men, and that’s why nobody said “all men.” They just said men. If you’re not the man it applies to, move the fuck on, just like you’d keep walking at a swimming pool or keep not eating in class.
If the words “some men” are keeping you from recognizing a post with very valid points, you’re the problem.