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I was trying to make a pun about escaping quicksand but I’m stuck
So i’ve just seen someone on facebook share this and this has got to be the most bullshit misogynistic article ever written. and I didnt really know how to process this information right now so I thought I would report it to the tattoo police (AKA yourselves) hope you seethe like I did.
Tattoo police! That’s great.
SYRY isn’t a social justice blog, but it IS run by girls, and something needs to be said about this.
At first I was hoping this was a joke, because surely no individual with a functioning brain could decide to publish this…? But the website describes itself as a “safe space” for men that are, for the lack of better words, misogynistic “alpha” dudebros.
This article is just another example of how they desperately try to denounce the choices that girls and women make by claiming that body modifications equal craziness. All of the points try to “shame” the decision to get piercings/tattoos.
The author backs up his assertions (“They’re sluts!”) with anecdotal evidence, which sounds exaggerated at worst and made-up at best.
There’s some top notch psychological analysis skills in here.
"A girl who willfully disfigures herself like this will never attempt to please you or do anything nice for you. She won’t care for you when you’re sick".
Somebody with a nose piercing is incapable of making emotional bonds or caring for other people because of their piercing. Got it.
There’s worse stuff than that, some of which is incredibly, incredibly sexist, but I don’t think I need to explain why this article is insulting, wrong and 100% sexist. But that’s not the worst part…
I researched a bit and apparently, the article received a lot of criticism - deservedly! The website made a post about it here. In this article, they defend the author and state that he “received a bonus” for his work, saying that his article might improve the lives of “millions of men who come across it” and that all men can testify to the craziness of modified girls.
Good to know.
The only clear thoughts that are calming me down here are:
a) Most women are smart enough to stay away from misogynistic assholes. Women with body mods rarely care what people like this say.
b) I hope that with more and more women getting tattoos, these men will realise that they will have to accept this disgusting degeneration of the human race and society, or they will die alone.
On a more serious note: tragically, it’s not just intense blogs like that one that express those kinds of opinions, but there’s still large areas of our society that feels like women’s bodies are THEIR business. “Traditional” concepts of gender roles and beauty are (unfortunately) not as timeless as traditional tattoos, if you forgive my pun.
It is unfathomable to me how men that describe themselves as educated and intelligent can support ideas like this. Women can do what they want without anyone’s consent.
Thanks for the submission, I hope all the women reading this are able to remain calm.
When parents come in and try to set up an appointment for their 14- 16 year old daughter to get a dream catcher/infinity symbol/feather/bird silhouette/meaningful quote/anchor tattoo and I tell them its illegal to tattoo minors in Massachusetts, and the only…
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So my school is putting on a production of Macbeth and not enough guys tried out so instead of having a girl play male Macbeth, our direction said, “Fuck it, we’re doing Lesbian Macbeth”
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