The Kickstarter Needs You
I don’t think you’re gonna get any funds for this but good luck
this is the wrong website, I’m sorry OP I know you’re probably gonna get hate mail for this.
Sad but true.
I’m a bit more optimistic. I hope it gets the funding, this is definitely something that needs research.
What these comments tell me is that Tumblr is full of people who think that these facts are second rate because they are about men. Let that sink in.
Hell don’t send hate to the OP, send it to me because if you’re the type of person that totally disregards these statements then I highly doubt you have a very good argument outside of OH WELL PEOPLE THAT REPRESENT ME HAVE IT WORSE.
It is very worth mentioning that the person who started this project is a woman and, before this film, created a film called “Miss Representation” about how media contributes to the under-representation of women.
i’m just glad someone is willing to talk about this being an issue at all.
because honestly, i can tell you i had a hell of a fucking time growing up under the constant pressure and strain living up to the image of what a man should be, and really it was a pressure put upon me by other men almost exclusively.
if people of your own gender telling you that you’re wrong and that they’re willing and ready to invalidate you because of that isn’t considered fucked up, then i don’t know what is.
It saddens and annoys me that most of Tumblr is going to be so quick to shrug this off because of its idiotic obsession with demonizing men
This, too, is feminism. This is feminism, because what we’re talking about here is how the unrealistic image of men that’s part of that same system that oppresses women is hurting men, too.
This is about how boys aren’t supposed to go into the arts because that’s ~girly~. This is about how boys flunk out of school because being smart isn’t ~masculine~. This is about how men aren’t allowed to like pink, or princesses, because feminine things are “wrong.” Because being like a woman is “wrong.”
This is an issue that also severely affects both transwomen and transmen, because neither can fit that unrealistic expectation of masculinity. This affects us genderqueer folk too, because we’re expected to fit in one box or the other.
So… yes, this IS a good project, and any fuckwitted SJW who gets hissy because ~oh noez men~ is doin it wrong.
What I think is telling is that, after going through almost 2000 of the notes on this post so far, less than 1% of the comments are unsupportive to men.
I find it telling that people have made generalizations “Sorry, but Tumblr is Full of Women who Hate Men and Won’t Support You” and yet… I’m not seeing any proof of that here.
Just seeing a lot of people, gender unknown, writing off women before they’ve even said a word.
And in fact, most of the commentary on this post (aside from statements like the above ‘this won’t work because tumblr hates men’ generalizations) has been: “Yes, this is important, the patriarchy hurts everyone, feminism is for everyone, this is also what we (feminists) are fighting for.”
And oh, in 6 days this project is already at half it’s goal, $40 000 of the $80 000 needed.
This is the right website. Feminists have been speaking about this subject for years. The woman making this film is a feminist.
Just going to bold all of the last comment for all the shitty dudes up top obsessed with the idea of feminism being some form of man hate.