ami-angelwings:

gunpowder-tea:

quietly-creeping:

pandorasprings:

a whole study asking the important questions

(transcription of the abstract)
Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The present study examined self-identified feminists’ and nonfeminists’ attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N = 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999). Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth of the man-hating feminist is explored.
*places hands on chin* Hmm, would you look at that.

i find it really sad that there has to be an empirical study “proving” that feminists do not, in fact, hate men
wonder how long it’ll like for mras and anti-feminists to start nitpicking at methodology or rant about how social sciences are a joke anyway

Why would this surprise people?
I mean, I get why people THINK it, but it’s not really thinking through what’s going on very clearly.  Like, they assume that feminists invented all the stuff men do to women or something, and non-feminists either don’t notice it, or like it, or it doesn’t happen to them.  But it still does, and I don’t think they like it any more than we do.  But if you don’t deconstruct it, it ends up festering as this resentment that men are giant jerks to you but you don’t know why and you can’t do anything about it and you can’t say anything about it.  It’s not like street harassment or assault or threats of rape only happen to feminists.  It’s not like sexist jokes or judgement of bodies only happen to feminists.  But I think talking about it and analyzing it helps a lot in seeing it as being a societal problem and a problem with how men are taught and raised and how society privileges them, rather than just feeling like your feelings are invalid and have no place and just building up this frustration at men.  Also, that you realize you can have spaces without this, that this is not the default way people HAVE to function, and you can have safe spaces, and spaces with men who are aware of their male privilege, and make friends with those men, rather than the “that’s just the way men are and we have to live with it *sigh*” attitude that a lot of the rest of society teaches us.

Empirical data, folks.

ami-angelwings:

gunpowder-tea:

quietly-creeping:

pandorasprings:

a whole study asking the important questions

(transcription of the abstract)

Despite the popular belief that feminists dislike men, few studies have actually examined the empirical accuracy of this stereotype. The present study examined self-identified feminists’ and nonfeminists’ attitudes toward men. An ethnically diverse sample (N = 488) of college students responded to statements from the Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999). Contrary to popular beliefs, feminists reported lower levels of hostility toward men than did nonfeminists. The persistence of the myth of the man-hating feminist is explored.

*places hands on chin* Hmm, would you look at that.

i find it really sad that there has to be an empirical study “proving” that feminists do not, in fact, hate men

wonder how long it’ll like for mras and anti-feminists to start nitpicking at methodology or rant about how social sciences are a joke anyway

Why would this surprise people?

I mean, I get why people THINK it, but it’s not really thinking through what’s going on very clearly.  Like, they assume that feminists invented all the stuff men do to women or something, and non-feminists either don’t notice it, or like it, or it doesn’t happen to them.  But it still does, and I don’t think they like it any more than we do.  But if you don’t deconstruct it, it ends up festering as this resentment that men are giant jerks to you but you don’t know why and you can’t do anything about it and you can’t say anything about it.  It’s not like street harassment or assault or threats of rape only happen to feminists.  It’s not like sexist jokes or judgement of bodies only happen to feminists.  But I think talking about it and analyzing it helps a lot in seeing it as being a societal problem and a problem with how men are taught and raised and how society privileges them, rather than just feeling like your feelings are invalid and have no place and just building up this frustration at men.  Also, that you realize you can have spaces without this, that this is not the default way people HAVE to function, and you can have safe spaces, and spaces with men who are aware of their male privilege, and make friends with those men, rather than the “that’s just the way men are and we have to live with it *sigh*” attitude that a lot of the rest of society teaches us.

Empirical data, folks.

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Lions of the Louvre!

Some of the lovely lions I spotted during my trip to Paris. We spent hours in the Musée du Louvre (exhaustion all around! Dear heavens it was hot in there, so if you’re planning a summer visit, take a bottle of water with you!); probably a cliché but very much worth an afternoon (or two, or three) of your time!

And yes, I snuck a picture of the magnificent specimen at the entrance of the Musée d’Orsay, and yes, I know they do not allow photographs, for some mystical reason.

Did I say mystical? I meant financial, obviously. Taking some pictures with my phone does not equal not buying your gorgeous catalogue, lovely museum people!

Lions of the Louvre!

Some of the lovely lions I spotted during my trip to Paris. We spent hours in the Musée du Louvre (exhaustion all around! Dear heavens it was hot in there, so if you’re planning a summer visit, take a bottle of water with you!); probably a cliché but very much worth an afternoon (or two, or three) of your time!

And yes, I snuck a picture of the magnificent specimen at the entrance of the Musée d’Orsay, and yes, I know they do not allow photographs, for some mystical reason.

Did I say mystical? I meant financial, obviously. Taking some pictures with my phone does not equal not buying your gorgeous catalogue, lovely museum people!