Basicallyyyy. Glad to see at this point they haven’t posted anything in at least a month. Hoping maybe they’ve finally run out of steam.
Wait, why is that? I thought they were a feminist blog… I don’t think that anyone else would joke about misandry… Did they get hacked?
Umm? I’m not sure if you’re thinking of a different blog, but the one I’m talking about is here and I highly doubt it’s a feminist running that blog. I mean even if it’s someone making fun of the people that complain about misandry (which is possible, giving how ridiculous some of their posts are) the blog is still super gross and accomplishes absolutely nothing besides pissing people off and encouraging gross douchebags.
Uh. I’m not gonna lie. I don’t know the history of the blog to make a full judgement(maybe the mods have done bad things that aren’t evident at a quick look) but at a quick glance I see some good points being made on that blog.
Everything that blog says is extremely misogynistic and an attempt to put women in the their ‘place’. The very phrase misandry refers to the hatred of men, and they’re trying to claim all of these things that make MLP a feminist show are, inherently, oppressive and hateful to men. The blog takes issues with the fact that “the rulers of Equestria are all female”, and the fact that there are more female characters in the show than male characters.
Misandry is real in the most extreme sects of feminism. But the ideals put forth by MLP, that girls are capable of being smart, kind, generous, to love themselves and their friends unabashedly, to lead and to rule and make changes in the world do not promote any sort of idea that men are lesser, or that men are to be hated. Men have plenty of shows that play to their egos and interests, and that someone feels the needs to try an attack MLP for being one of the only positive and intelligent shows for little girls is really deplorable. :(
Please note my later post, When i first glanced at it I only saw the one or two good posts and didn’t notice what an incoherence mess everything else was.
Sorry sweetie, I don’t always check everyone’s blogs or edits! :) Glad to see you looked a little deeper!
I don’t know if I even find the blog offensive, truthfully. It’s more like a incoherent mess of “What?” than anything else for me. Keep in mind when i said “good points” I was referring to a couple of the meta posts and not the ones detailing stuff within the show.
At the risk of feeling like a jerk, I’m gonna go ahead and say that, as a dude, probably nothing there would be offensive to you - because it’s not meant to be offensive to you.
A lot of what they’ve posted, about the show and on a ‘meta’ level is extremely offensive to women and propagates damaging stereotypes like the ‘fake gamer girl’. It’s also highly judgmental of perfect strangers, and involves a form of ‘slut shaming’, making judgments on these people based on their level of comfort with their body (and, in the case of models as this post is referring to, what they’re paid to do, adding another layer of stupidity to this argument given the fact these people are paid and told what to model with, and how to model it, for the pleasure of other men (and sometimes women))-
If this does not smack of ‘males are inherently better than females’, then I don’t know what does.
Adding in this one because it annoys me, and is just a stupid misunderstanding, Snips and Snails are a throwback to ‘Snips and Snails and Puppy dog tails’ from PPG
I’m really not in the mindset or mood (sinus infection) to educate someone on why saying degrading things to ladies or about women is offensive. Perhaps feminismismagic wants to take this one?
I didn’t say doing so wasn’t offensive. The thing is just so damn stupid and asinine it’s not worth getting offending over. It’s a horrific trainwreck no-one that’s not already a massive dumbass is to going listen to.
It still promotes offensive ideals, which some people agree with :P Which is why feminismismagic created their blog to combat it with positive messages, rather than hateful rhetoric. It totally is a trainwreck that doesn’t mean people don’t listen, or don’t let it influence them. You can call them stupid, but allowing those ideals to go around unchallenged will only serve to make it impossible to change those people’s minds.
With the Snips and Snails one, the thing is the issue with Derpy is actually a case of misogyny, not misandry. They aren’t saying all boys are stupid, clearly there is Spike, but rather that girls cannot be mentally disabled or whatever as apparently it’s not feminine or something. Anyway, while they’re analysis of the dragon episode is BS, completely misinterpreting it, that episode still had some serious problems with execution (though the BGM was awesome), and I think it would have been a much better episode if they included female dragons aside from maybe Crackle.