Read it and weep, snowflakes.
Oh my god, this is perfect.
For the dearies who didn’t want to, or didn’t have time to research, here’s a brief summary:
From a Q&A with one of the researchers, we learnt that activists (like feminists) “were perceived as militant, aggressive, forceful, argumentative and abrasive.”
By aggressively promoting change and advocating unconventional practices, activists become associated with hostile militancy and unconventionality or eccentricity.
In one study, 17 male and 45 female undergraduate students were randomly assigned to read a profile about a student who was a “typical” feminist (described as conforming to the stereotypes), an “atypical” feminist (described as not conforming to the stereotypes) or someone whose commitment to feminism was not described. All participants then rated the extent to which the stereotypical traits belonged to character they read about, as well as if they were interested in being associated with the character.
The most common traits for “typical feminists” included “man-hating”, “eccentric”, “militant” and “unhygienic”.
—-Aversion to Association—-
Another study, featuring 17 male and 45 female undergraduates, confirmed the pervasiveness of those stereotypes. It further found participants were less interested in befriending activists who participated in stereotypical behavior (such as staging protest rallies), but could easily envision hanging out with those who use “nonabrasive and mainstream methods” such as raising money or organizing social events.
“We found that participants were less motivated to adopt pro-gender equality behaviours when the article was ostensibly delivered by the ‘typical’ feminist rather than by one of the other message sources,” says Bashir.
The results of three additional studies suggested this aversion to perceived stereotypical behavior impacts people’s behavior. They don’t want other people to view them in the same negative view and consequently be attributed with commonly perceived negative stereotypes.
Due to these negative stereotypes, people are reluctant to adopt the behaviours that these movements (like feminism) promote.
“Furthermore, this tendency to associate activists with negative stereotypes and perceive them as people with whom it would be unpleasant to affiliate reduces individuals’ motivation to adopt the pro-change behaviors that activists advocate.”
In contrast, the studies also showed that people are more receptive of the message when it comes from an individual who does not conform to these negative stereotypes.
What does this mean? Are all activists this way?
“It’s important to keep in mind that this research is focused on how activists are perceived by others, rather than how they actually are,” Bashir says. “The militant and eccentric characteristics do not necessarily describe the actual personality traits possessed by activists.”
In conclusion, negative stereotypes are limiting the influence of what are supposed to be progressive and benign social movements.
So how do we deal with the problem of negative stereotypes?
The researchers suggest that the general public “may be more receptive to advocates who defy stereotypes by coming across as pleasant and approachable.”
But there is some value to activists in considering that people do perceive them negatively and maybe they do need to tweak their strategy a bit to take into consideration the way they’re coming across to people.
This is a feminist’s response to the research, in which she actively encourages the reader to completely disregard the stereotypes, ignoring the harm the stereotypes are inflicting to their own cause, and the advice given by the researchers (to be more considerate). Feminists should simply ‘fight back’ instead (thereby inadvertently reinforcing those negative stereotypes). Her reasoning being that it’s the privileged people who are censoring activists and smearing the name of feminism.
The solution to that, Mr. Jacobs, isn’t to turn around and waggle fingers at the feminists for being insufficiently smiley (and in doing so to reinforce the false assumption that feminists are… what was the word? “Overwhelmingly negative”?). The solution is to instead push back against the people trying to use their privilege to control the conversation; to push back against the many, many people who use their political, media, and social power to smear the name of feminism in order to intimidate people from claiming that term for themselves.
Not only is she promoting actions that would consequently reinforce the stereotypes she’s offended about, but she is blatantly refusing to acknowledge the militant feminists that exist in great numbers in her movement, and are considerably the most vocal group.
So I implore you, dear keyboard warrior feminists, to realize that saying this
and doing this
is not helping your cause at all.
All you’re doing is proving the negative stereotypes to be true.
Don’t blame The Patriarchy™ if ever your movement ends up in flames incited by your own reckless actions.
And special thanks to anti-feminism-pro-equality, from whom I stole a couple of screenshots. (Sorry! <3)
Not democratically, which makes one wonder if these raised standards of living suit us, make life better, and ought to continue.
how does capitalism conflict with democracy?
Its origins are in making work and craft something to be managed and overseen for the increased production of goods that people never truly voted on or decided was a good idea. Industrialism and capitalism has been a long history of banks and business owners deciding what work and income will mean for other people. Everyone from populists to feminists to communists have at one point had their complaints about it. Even now a small business is associated with capitalism when that’s clearly not what capitalism is. That is, people like capitalism when they’re not honest about what it is.
Yes, people do not vote for the ideas of a company at a polling center. Instead they vote with their wallets, and the election is brutal. Those who are not chosen fail, and go out of business, losing all the money they used to put forth their idea.
Christ in the Desert
Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, 1872
I love this painting, it speaks to me.
It’s liberal logic. Arm actual terrorists
Falsely accuse law abiding americans of terrorism and try to disarm them
Super important video about the US prison system.
This is absolutely insane.
PLEASE STOP SCROLLING
This video will only take a couple minutes of your time, and the only thing I’d like to add is that you consider the American judicial system itself. I don’t mean the usual “follow the money” (but do that, too); Look at who is arrested. Look how many are convicted. Look at how they are convicted, and for what. Ever checked out what can count as a felony? Google that shit.
In addition to doing nothing towards the rehabilitation of criminals, we send a ton of innocent people into what becomes a vicious cycle of injustice, inefficiency, and inhumane cruelty. The system as it stands now helps no one and hurts society as a whole. If you don’t already know about the business of the prison industry, I urge you to educate yourself.
This video is a terrific starting point.
I work in a Prison.
I will take my actual experience as my information
We have the same food traps on the doors where I work!
When young women say no to feminism, feminists don’t accept that no means no.
Christina H. Sommers (via equalityoverfeminism)
chroniclingmontax said: Okay, I'm going to leave this here so I can go to bed. The homosexual who knows God is in the same position as the heterosexual who knows God--they are loved, they are washed, they are sanctified, they are justified. Their sexuality is also redeemed, and undergoes that same process of being washed and justified and sanctified. But even heterosexuals who know Christ are just as guilty as homosexuals who know Christ. I feel like you are simply exempting those who know Christ from having this
the unrepentant fornicator is in just as much danger as the unrepentant homosexual. the fornicator needs to repent, as well as the homosexual. a straight Christian is not in sin simply because they are straight. but if a person is pursuing homosexuality unrepentantly, he surely is in sin and must repent, as well as the unrepentant fornicator.
for example, a pornography habit is JUST AS BAD as if I were to go sleep with a woman. but that doesn’t make sleeping with a woman okay. it means, I need to repent of both. and I have, and I will continue to by the grace of God.
I know you’re struggling with this inside brother, but please repent… it is a very serious issue and if you continue to pursue men, it eventually leads to death. just like fornication. just like the other things in the list. we must repent… but God helps us. I’m not trying to be mean or harsh brother I just want so badly for you to be free and safe.
nah, they portray her as white because she was white.
Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.
Wait, I think they’re already doing that.
Cleopatra was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty, who were Macedonian Greeks who served Alexander the Great before his death. Because they followed the Egyptian custom of marrying siblings they had little to no actual Egyptian blood in them. Thus having an actual Egyptian woman portray Cleopatra would be historically incorrect.
I laugh at people who don’t know Cleopatra technically wasn’t even Egyptian.
People believe what coincides with their opinions.
I knew she was white but I didn’t know she wasn’t actually Egyptian. Hmmph. The more ya know
WHITE PEOPLE FOREVER PRETENDING THAT EVERYONE WHO IS CONSIDERED “WHITE” NOW WAS “WHITE” FOREVER AGO
Cleopatra’s mom probably was African—black sub-Saharan African on her mother’s side if she and her sister Arsinoe had the same mothers. They shared the same Greek/Macedonian father. Check out the article, BBC NEWS | Also in the news | Cleopatra’s mother ‘was African’. See the uTube video, Cleopatra’s sister Arsinoe had African ancestry - YouTube. Egyptians and Nubians in ancient times had been marrying one another, say most archaeologists.
The only problem is scientists found Cleopatra’s sister having African features, but don’t know whether the two sisters had the same mother. Cleopatra also had two brothers. And the scientists conclusion is based on African skull shape from drawings of a skeleton found in a tomb in Ephesus, Turkey assumed to hold the bones of Cleopatra’s teenage sister, Arsinoe.
I mean it’s not like the damn Egyptians painted her as being a brown-skinned woman or anything
Until Cleo herself comes to me herself and tells me she’s white I’m always going to imagine she was a sickening nubian sister with a built like Buffy the Body.
I’m sorry to break it to any and all of you who think the lengthy list of images posted above are of Cleopatra, but NONE of them are. The first is a poster of Nefertari, an actual Egyptian queen, and none of the rest of the images are contemporary to Ancient Egypt. In fact, most of them are modern paintings made for a tourist market.
contemporary to her time.
The last of which is thought to have actually been sculpted while she was visiting Rome. Take in information that is given to you with a critical eye, and find your own research.
I am not saying that she was or was not at least partially of African descent.
But the images above that attest she was are completely inaccurate.
Greek women were black now or something
The assumption that all Egyptians were Saharan is wrong also
Many were of Canaanite lineages.
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