Conservatism and Misogyny: Same?

WARNING: I used a lot of bad language in this.  Forgive me.

So, I shared this picture on Facebook:


And the first comment I receive is from a friend going “Fucking really? Spare me.”

Now, I don’t take crap like that lying down, so my first response (done via mobile at work) was:

I love you, but you’re not female.

I have been told before that my stranger rape was my fault because I didn’t do enough to prevent it.

I have been told that I’m a slut for using birth control, by random people in line at the pharmacy who don’t know me or my situation.  Pharmacists right now in this country deny women birth control based on false stereotypes, “religion” and “values.”  Women get vilified for going into women’s clinics by people who have no knowledge of the situation or reason, nor do they know what women’s clinics are even for, besides abortion.

And our lawmakers are mostly old white MEN.  Do I even need to remind you about the ACA panel on birth control that contained NOT ONE SINGLE WOMAN on it?

There is a huge problem with this in our country.  But you’re a man, so unless you decide to really educate yourself, you’ll never experience or even see it happen.

The response from him went as such:

I have educated myself.  Please don’t confuse misogyny with conservatism.  There are quite a lot of variants within that mindset.  Gender biases are a polarizing thing in this country, being too aggressive one way or the other won’t help the situation.  Unfortunately, these old fuckers on capitol hill won’t change, but they’ll be dead soon.  That’s the only thing to look forward too.

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I recently read a blog post from my friend that made me think of a few things.

Whenever I hear somebody go “Well, how does what I do matter anyway?”  I always think of this:

“You can’t change the world, but you can make a dent.”

(Bonus points for whoever can nail where that quote came from.)

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Just a couple of random thoughts.

1) NBC is picking up Wonder Woman for the TV.  Her new costume?  This:

I’m less than thrilled.  Okay so the original costume can be a little NSFW.  But please, give her a skirt or something.  It’s not like the spandex pants are any better than the leotard.  Screw catering to the “concerned parents” and uber-feminist minority.  This is, in a lot of ways, worse.

2) Apparently the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (The people who give out IP addresses and domain names to corporations.)) has decided to approve the use of the .xxx domain name. No more confusion over names, no more stumbling onto porn sites by accident.  Go porn.

PS:  Just found this again.  Click to cry.