“men’s right activist redditors create a “Feminist Victims Fund” to raise Bitcoins to help men who have been oppressed by feminists” sounds like the setup to a text post joke but it is apparently real
I feel like we accidentally willed this into existence
But are we really that surprised that these two young men didn’t think their actions were wrong?
Videos of men running up to women they don’t know just to grab their ass or stomach and run away are played for laughs on shows like Tosh.0. (The show is run by a comedian who garnered tremendous support after he “joked” about a woman in his audience being gang raped.) A “funny” montage of women’s breasts shown at the Oscars included rape scenes. We have handfuls of qualifiers—date, legitimate, forcible, gray—that we throw in front of “rape” because we want to know if an assault was a “real” rape or one of those non-rapes Republican politicians keep talking about.
And it’s not just rape that’s the joke—it’s women. Our very existence is presented to young men as fodder for sex and laughs, our humiliation and pain as goalposts for their masculinity. While mainstream culture fools itself into thinking that Americans take rape seriously, most women know better. We get the joke. We’re just tired of being the punchline.
Just so we’re all clear on what we just read. Black people make up 22% of the poor but only 14% of the government benefits. Meaning, 8% of poor Black people are not taking government benefits when they need them.
While, white people make up 42% of the poor but receive 69% of the government benefits. Meaning, there are white people who are classified as middle class who are receiving government benefits.
…but welfare queens and stuff.
I used to think that the only people who spent any significant amount of time watching and commenting on Youtube videos were high school kids without jobs. But ever since I focused my efforts on making more and better Youtube videos, I’ve found that the audience I’m reaching are… grown-ass adults. Highly-engaged grown-ass adults.
I kind of love the idea that most of my viewers are middle-aged people. It reaffirms that I’m making content on issues that really matter to people, and not spinning my wheels cranking out whatever sugary pop viral hits the kids are into. Knowing that there is another way to build an audience that doesn’t rely on paper-thin gimmicks is incredibly gratifying.
Who knew adults watched Youtube?