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Yes, I Have A Penis

Do not assume (if I hold the door for you),
that I am making a statement
about your inabilities
to open the door for yourself.
If you hold it for me,
I'll say 'thankyou'.

Do not assume (if I pay for the meal),
that I am underestimating
your earning capacity
as a woman.
If you invite me out for a meal,
you're paying.

Do not assume (if I defend your rights),
that I am belittling
the attempts that you have made
to defend your rights yourself.
If you defend my rights,
I'll consider you human.
Inspired by my female tutor, who told me that, as a male, I had no place arguing in favour of women's rights.
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Given 2009-03-08
~Superiorflowerpower -- Yes, I Have a Penis.

So what? ( Featured by fllnthblnk )
Palmlock Featured By Owner 2 hours ago   Digital Artist
Awesome! Also, thank you for not being an arse and doing what some other people do. I held doors for a whole lot of people, and it really feels belittling when they reach their hand over you and allow you to go in. I'll go in not to be rude, but it really ticks me off a bit. I know their being nice, but they'd be even nicer by just going through the door.
Onyxoasis Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully put!
Sornek Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
i agree with you.
ClaudiaLewis Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feminism, however nice it may sound, is really stupid and outdated. Feminists claim that feminism is supposed to be about rights, but it's only one sided rights. Egalitarianism (one of many words for it) is a way better choice of beliefs if you really believe that all people are equal. 
shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student General Artist
As a woman, it makes me very angry when self-proclaimed female "feminists" tell men they can't be feminists as well. I mean good grief, we need all the help we can get, who has the time (and who decided to it was their job) to evaluate who gets to be a "real" feminist, as if this were some sort of VIP club? Don't we have bigger issues? As you clearly state, just because you're a man doesn't mean you don't empathize and recognize a problem even if you yourself are not one of the victims.

Sheesh, women like that are what give feminism a bad name. 
slurp50 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
you are awesome. I always wondered how girls were not offended by feminist, but i see now that there are women that are offended. you are cool.
Harejules Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I can't stop laughing
PiecesofBird Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Poor muffin, how dare an actual woman tell you that she doesn't want you talking about her womanhood, that you don't experience, in a certain way? That must be so hard for you.

And clearly based on your spectacularly mature and specific reaction based exactly on what (you said) she said and not on a strawman that is not even remotely referenced in what you say she said, it's not like she could have been, I dunno, responding to you missing the entire point of what she was trying to have a conversation about... or you displaying a complete inability to not make things about you and your feelings when someone else more qualified and who actually is affected is trying to talk about the subject of their own life... or maybe you not listening when she asked you to stop saying things that made her feel unsafe or belittled regardless how you meant it... That would be ridiculous!

You know what, next time you see your tutor, you should actually mention your genitals, and tell her you refuse to consider her human or to defend her rights anymore until she stops making you feel vaguely sad and defends rights for you that don't need defending. Tell her how much you deserve to dictate what women can or should feel about how you treat them - that she's not the one who gets to decide when she feels belittled, underestimated, or violated and ask you to stop doing that thing - so that you don't have to feel sad when people point out that, actually, you may not be the right person for this job and you're kinda making it hard for actual women to speak. That'll show her how much you care!
Dr-Killswitch Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member Student General Artist
your missing the god damned point. even rights that are already secured require defending. 
that's what being human is all about. he dosent even want his rights to be defended he just wants to offer the same generosity to a fellow human being that he would show to anyone else.
geez sometimes it feels like feminists actually WANT their rights to be violated. would it be better if he just fucking slammed the door on her face? just so they have something else to complain about one way or the other? 
PiecesofBird Featured By Owner 22 hours ago   General Artist
No, I was being sincere! I'm totally convinced he actually gives a fuck about women! You too!

Seriously, keep it up! I totes believe in your ability to respect other people, it shows in the way you blame us for our rights being violated by male "allies" when we ask for respect of a certain kind, and call treating a woman as a human "generous" rather than simply defaulting to it. When we suggest we might like to be in control of how other people behave in our spaces and what bothers us, and we get angry that you're not listening, just keep telling us it's about men's intent, not individual women's safety and comfort requirements. After all, intent is magic, and makes all previous action benign! That's the way of feminism!
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