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Hi there. My name is Simplescience, my real first name being Matt. I came to funnyjunk in the hopes of making it a little better than when I found it. Optimistic, cheerful, and a logical thinker, I do my best to make other people feel better if they are down.









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#156 - I wasn't trying to say that the problems in the U.S. education…  [+] (2 new replies) 04/22/2013 on womyns +2
User avatar #161 - organiclead (04/22/2013) [-]
I have a feeling that a lot of that has to do with the idea of "boys being boys" as a culture at large. We tend to let men get away with a lot when they're teenagers then suddenly pull the rug out from under their feet and expect them to act like reasonable adults.

Sorry if I got a bit aggressive, I've had a lot of men try to convince me that all of the world's ills are here because women are getting involved in men's hobbies and because we're actually starting to succeed in the world. I think the whole school system itself needs to be overhauled, including the way we handle scholarships and what we give them for.
User avatar #432 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I'm not going to insult your intelligence nor the accomplishments of your gender by saying something as idiotic as the worlds problems are the fault of women because they were given the chance to succeed. That doesn't even make logical sense.

Women are finally getting their say and their piece of the pie after far too long of being forced to eat at the kiddie table. That is fair, and would be more fair if they are given the same pay and same recognition that guys do for the work they do.

I too must apologize if i seemed a bit stubborn. Far too often do my comments above get met with the response "You have no right to complain because you're a guy" or "You must be a misogynistic woman-hater for bringing up the idea that males could actually face problems in today's society". It wears on the nerves after awhile.

I think that scholarships should either eliminate gender as a scholarship requirement altogether, or should allow for some male-only scholarships to come about. Letting only one side get money where their gender is a determining factor is not what I believe a strive to equality looks like.

That's just one of my thoughts on an overhaul.
#152 - If we're so dedicated to have equality in our society, why sho…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/22/2013 on womyns 0
User avatar #436 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
Because they don't. That's the point.
#149 - It doesn't seem to me that it's a smart idea to combat injusti… 04/22/2013 on womyns +1
#145 - The reason I did not allude to that in my original comment was…  [+] (4 new replies) 04/22/2013 on womyns +2
User avatar #155 - organiclead (04/22/2013) [-]
Most classrooms have been about visual learning and route memorization even before they let women in into schools as a whole. While there is a need for more diversity in teaching methods to accommodate different sorts of students, it's an issue that really has nothing to do with gender one way or the other.
User avatar #156 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I wasn't trying to say that the problems in the U.S. education system is focused entirely on gender, because that's ridiculous. By the same token, however, I do believe that excluding gender as a possible factor entirely would also be ridiculous. Part of the reason I say this is that statistics show that the gap between male and female attendees of higher-education institutions has been gradually growing over the years, with females becoming a larger and larger portion of a university's attendance. The gap continues to widen, so I think excluding gender as a possible reason is just as ridiculous as saying it's the entire reason.

What I was trying to say, and perhaps I was a bit long winded (I had a bad weekend and needed to vent), was that it seems a bit unfair to me that females get a better opportunity for education in the U.S., and anyone who speaks against it gets vehemently refuted, as I have been by a number of people.

User avatar #161 - organiclead (04/22/2013) [-]
I have a feeling that a lot of that has to do with the idea of "boys being boys" as a culture at large. We tend to let men get away with a lot when they're teenagers then suddenly pull the rug out from under their feet and expect them to act like reasonable adults.

Sorry if I got a bit aggressive, I've had a lot of men try to convince me that all of the world's ills are here because women are getting involved in men's hobbies and because we're actually starting to succeed in the world. I think the whole school system itself needs to be overhauled, including the way we handle scholarships and what we give them for.
User avatar #432 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I'm not going to insult your intelligence nor the accomplishments of your gender by saying something as idiotic as the worlds problems are the fault of women because they were given the chance to succeed. That doesn't even make logical sense.

Women are finally getting their say and their piece of the pie after far too long of being forced to eat at the kiddie table. That is fair, and would be more fair if they are given the same pay and same recognition that guys do for the work they do.

I too must apologize if i seemed a bit stubborn. Far too often do my comments above get met with the response "You have no right to complain because you're a guy" or "You must be a misogynistic woman-hater for bringing up the idea that males could actually face problems in today's society". It wears on the nerves after awhile.

I think that scholarships should either eliminate gender as a scholarship requirement altogether, or should allow for some male-only scholarships to come about. Letting only one side get money where their gender is a determining factor is not what I believe a strive to equality looks like.

That's just one of my thoughts on an overhaul.
#142 - I know women haven't been treated fairly for practically an un…  [+] (3 new replies) 04/22/2013 on womyns 0
#209 - starshroom (04/22/2013) [-]
failtolawl is so right that he deems your rant invalid.
I see your point,but with the history of female education we just cannot complain about it yet, it hasn't even been a few decades that women have been creeping up on the top of the most-educated ladder (only in first-world-countries,mind you.) So if you feel unfairly treated now,as you might and have a right to because you feel that girls get more leeway or get an easier time because there are programs and similar things encouraging them to excel: know that it is considered a small price to pay, that finally, right NOW it is like that, in light of all the bullshit women have had to deal with THROUGHOUT HISTORY, and as you say, are still denied education in parts of the world.
User avatar #426 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
But by tipping the scales again, except for the other side this time, that's not really solving the problem. That's only making it worse.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Implementing a system where girls are favored (albeit not to the point of outright sexism, and as of right now, not even close to that, but it has the potential to get to that), is no better than when men had advantage over women.

This creates a vicious and unending cycle. Females will have laws that work in their favor and will make all the rules. Then males will note how unfair it is, and ask that the rules be changed. When the rules get changed, females will note how the rules are unfair to them, and ask them to be changed. This will only make the genders dislike each other more, and make our lawmakers more indecisive.

Saying that this course of action leads to equality is like owing money on a loan, and then to pay off that loan, you take out a second loan to pay off the first one. Then you take out another loan to pay off the second one. Yet the problem could have been solved if you worked to pay off the original loan with your own money instead of borrowing from somewhere else.

The same with education in the U.S. Equality won't be obtained by favoring one gender and saying it's fair, and bouncing back and forth between either gender. It will be obtained by giving both sides equal opportunity to education and higher learning.

Lastly, it seems ironic and counter-productive to ceaselessly berate one group for being unfair and then turn around and show signs of starting to do what the ostracized group was doing. As I said before, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This type of thing didn't work before when it was the males in charge, and it has no higher chance for success if women are in charge.

We should be making things equal for both sides, instead of making it easier for one side and saying "Because of the past, this is fair."


User avatar #316 - roflsaucer (04/22/2013) [-]
You're essentially saying that "Oh, they had to deal with x things for x years, now we should too."

What simplescience is saying isn't "WHAT?! WOMEN GETTING OPPORTUNITIES? PREPOSTEROUS! ", what he is saying is that if we're going to advocate for equality, then that's what we should do, instead of just tipping the scales in the other direction to make up the previous inequality
#65 - I honestly wish the U.S. Educational System would get this mes…  [+] (42 new replies) 04/22/2013 on womyns +121
User avatar #379 - mcrut (04/22/2013) [-]
I am an engineer, i do not have to worry about women.
#354 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
I agree with this sort of in the same way I agree that its not fair that there can be black scolorships and black colleges even though it would never be allowed to have a white college. This does lead me to me next point. Although women can be all the things stated in the post and everything you say is true, there are more than a few reasons for this. On the womens side, they are constantly sexualized and treated poorly and with less respect than men. While that may be the case, the real problem is that women make 70 cents to the dollar for men. Furthermore with black people, they, for the most part, are all stuck in a cycle of poverty that forces them to live in an environment where gangs seem more reasonable than college because they don't know anyone that has even been. The things you are talking about how men are mistreated socially and academically are definitely problems but you really do have more opportunity just because you are white.
#343 - theajmaster (04/22/2013) [-]
just for reference could you cite any sources?
User avatar #423 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
What part of my long ramble would you like sources on? Ask, and I shall provide. :)
#433 - theajmaster (04/22/2013) [-]
the part about how classroom learning is more geared towards women rather than men.
User avatar #457 - simplescience (04/24/2013) [-]
I had forgotten how to get to this one, and I apologize for it's lateness. You'll recognize plenty of stuff here is stuff that I said. This wasn't my primary article as it is 10 years old, but it is one of the many I have encountered.

Source 6: tinyurl.com/cedwkg4
User avatar #434 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
The request has been met.

Source 1: tinyurl.com/97bh3km
Source 2: tinyurl.com/aeyr7tj
Source 3: tinyurl.com/ctrf9tm
Source 4: tinyurl.com/dy3594c (Warning: Long read)
Source 5: tinyurl.com/bsssk7l (References Source #4)
#438 - theajmaster (04/22/2013) [-]
you are a gentleman and a scholar
#447 - simplescience (04/23/2013) [-]
User avatar #190 - babyanalraper (04/22/2013) [-]
I agree, but I think that this changes in the boys' favour in the higher forms of education, especially university.
User avatar #425 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
According to a number of recent articles I have been reading (which can be provided at your request) (and remember that I am talking about solely University in the U.S.), Females have made up a larger portion of higher-education institution attendees for quite some time now, and the gap does continue to grow. The last article I read stated that 60% of college-goers now are females, with females earning a significant portion of the higher degrees. This trend has not been showing any decline in recent years and continues to grow.
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User avatar #427 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
Which is pretty much the point I was trying to make.

Society should be more tolerant and understanding towards both sides, and not just one. I am not saying you did this, but it seems that the kind of response I normally get to a comment such as the one above is "You must be woman-hater who only wants to see men get ahead". That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that unfairness towards guys does exist (which is seemingly becoming more prevalent in U.S. education), and I think something should be done about it before history repeats itself.

What do I want? I'll tell you. I want women get paid the same amount for the same work, and be recognized for their work and for wanting to take part in something previously only seen as something "only a guy does" such as construction work, aggressive sports, etc.

Laugh at me if you want, but I know plenty of women would could kick my ass and could do leagues better than me at traditional "male" jobs. Why should I get special treatment for that just because I have a penis? I shouldn't.

If a woman can do a job better than me, then give her the job. However, if I genuinely do a job better than a female coworker, I would like to not be passed up just because lots of other guys do good at my job too.

I want scholarships to either: 1) Exclude gender as a requirement or 2) Allow some male-only scholarships to surface so that guys can have their burden eased a bit too. I want boys to not be told they have a mental disorder just for being a boy, and have some curriculum changed a bit to help boys learn a bit easier.

Just as a precaution, I want to make this known once more:
By listing these things, I am NOT saying I want all assistance for females to succeed to be revoked. What I am saying is that if we're striving for equality, then lets start giving some more attention to the other main gender too.
#395 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
The wage gap is sort of an interesting problem. While I personally believe it exists in some form, there are some feminists in academia who don't even believe it exists. Regardless, many studies do indicate that when other factors, predominantly experience, are accounted for the gap lowers or even disappears entirely. Now as why women generally have less experience in their chosen field is another discussion entirely. One that I'm rapidly running out of characters for. Some evidence: [url deleted]

TL:DR
Scholars disagree if the wage gap exists, and most agree it's smaller than commonly reported.
User avatar #396 - aaliass (04/22/2013) [-]
User avatar #292 - rainbowrush (04/22/2013) [-]
You have to recognize a lot of the mistakes in the educating system, not the gender problem in particular, if it's ever gonna change. Not just simply disagree.

Now on the matter of after graduating, we do have a problem. Equal rights when it comes to work and other places is important. However, in more developed countries, much of what you said is rarely true.
#398 - panacea has deleted their comment.
User avatar #401 - rainbowrush (04/22/2013) [-]
USA is not that developed. You also misunderstood me several other times.

1. My first line is because I want people to actively know that there is a lot of improvement to be done, and not just be shrugged off. It's because of that they get away with it.
2. These matters are more discussed in the more developed countries. When this is discussed in on-their-way countries, we have to take a lot of other things into account.
3. My last point was to show how much and how fast things improve. I should have used 'most' instead of more, that was my mistake.
4. There's not a lot for me to disagree with, and I just wanted to widen your viewpoint.
#126 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
what is a female based teaching style... haha are you implying that all girls learn the same way and that's completely different from how all boys learn?
#120 - jakatackka (04/22/2013) [-]
It's primarily reverse discrimination in action. There is a society-wide stigma against women, that they should be a housewife instead of getting a career. There are two outcomes of this. One, women are paid significantly less than men. In many fields, they are employed equally, but men get higher-paying managerial jobs. Two, if a man said that he wanted to marry a woman and have her work while he stays at home would be called a lazy parasite. That's largely what the actual feminist movement is about - equality for both genders, giving men and women the same opportunities. Just like religion and politics, though, we only hear the crazies, not the rational arguments behind the other 90% of believers.

This kind of preferential treatment is meant to combat this stigma. It's not the best solution by any means, but it is a solution, and it's one that even an idiot can follow, which is probably why they're using it.
User avatar #149 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
It doesn't seem to me that it's a smart idea to combat injustice with injustice. That's like trying to put out a fire by throwing gasoline at it.

It doesn't seem like a solution to me, either. It seems like a way of justifying inequality. "This group was being unfair, and they should be shamed for being unfair. To fight the imbalance in our society, we will stoop to the level of those that were being unfair and replicate their actions. That will definitely make things equal".

I would think that if Feminism were as for equality as I hear its supporters say it is, would they not be more in favor of legislation that was fair towards both genders instead of just one?

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. What I mean by that statement is that there may be good intentions behind favoring young girls now, but who's to say that somewhere along the line, more drastic preferential treatment won't be made under the disguise of "It's for equality"?

I think equal laws and measures should be implemented now instead of bias towards another gender. If bias continues to be implemented, we'll end up with a society where the genders are at each others throats and our lawmakers won't know what to do.

Feminism has overstepped its bounds in my opinion, but by the same token, I don't want guys getting preferential treatment. Both genders should get equal opportunity, and that's not going to be accomplished in such a backwards manner as I outlined in my first comment. It will just create a stronger divide.
#121 - jakatackka (04/22/2013) [-]
*he would be called

Whether the end justifies the means, though, is a different question.
#116 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
How exactly is it oriented towards female learning patterns. Learning patterns are different and unique to the individual, though certain patterns may be more prevalent to a gender, doesn't mean it holds any actual significance within practice.

All you're saying is that the education system favours girls, without touching on HOW it does this, or even how it favours one specific learning pattern over another (which is a much more valid point.)

The issue you're bringing up has much more to do with the school systems flaws than any male/female issue.
User avatar #145 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
The reason I did not allude to that in my original comment was only because I had run out of the character space to explain it.

Girls tend to be more visual learners, whereas boys are prone to be more kinesthetic learners. This is due to the fact that much of the media aimed at young children in the U.S. show girls being more attentive, proper, and refined than boys. What I mean by this is that boys are more likely to be depicted as wild and running around and playing in the mud and such, whereas girls are shown to be more refined, and more focused on their studies.

To put it simply, girls are taught to focus on the future and prepare for it, whereas boys are taught to focus on the moment, and plan as they go along. With this thinking in mind, girls can find it much easier to do their work and know they can have fun later, whereas boys would rather be playing or expending energy.

Since sitting still and learning via textbook and repetition is preferred in schools, girls have an easier time learning. Not as many classes have the class getting up and, say, act out what they are learning, using objects to symbolize material, etc.
User avatar #155 - organiclead (04/22/2013) [-]
Most classrooms have been about visual learning and route memorization even before they let women in into schools as a whole. While there is a need for more diversity in teaching methods to accommodate different sorts of students, it's an issue that really has nothing to do with gender one way or the other.
User avatar #156 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I wasn't trying to say that the problems in the U.S. education system is focused entirely on gender, because that's ridiculous. By the same token, however, I do believe that excluding gender as a possible factor entirely would also be ridiculous. Part of the reason I say this is that statistics show that the gap between male and female attendees of higher-education institutions has been gradually growing over the years, with females becoming a larger and larger portion of a university's attendance. The gap continues to widen, so I think excluding gender as a possible reason is just as ridiculous as saying it's the entire reason.

What I was trying to say, and perhaps I was a bit long winded (I had a bad weekend and needed to vent), was that it seems a bit unfair to me that females get a better opportunity for education in the U.S., and anyone who speaks against it gets vehemently refuted, as I have been by a number of people.

User avatar #161 - organiclead (04/22/2013) [-]
I have a feeling that a lot of that has to do with the idea of "boys being boys" as a culture at large. We tend to let men get away with a lot when they're teenagers then suddenly pull the rug out from under their feet and expect them to act like reasonable adults.

Sorry if I got a bit aggressive, I've had a lot of men try to convince me that all of the world's ills are here because women are getting involved in men's hobbies and because we're actually starting to succeed in the world. I think the whole school system itself needs to be overhauled, including the way we handle scholarships and what we give them for.
User avatar #432 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I'm not going to insult your intelligence nor the accomplishments of your gender by saying something as idiotic as the worlds problems are the fault of women because they were given the chance to succeed. That doesn't even make logical sense.

Women are finally getting their say and their piece of the pie after far too long of being forced to eat at the kiddie table. That is fair, and would be more fair if they are given the same pay and same recognition that guys do for the work they do.

I too must apologize if i seemed a bit stubborn. Far too often do my comments above get met with the response "You have no right to complain because you're a guy" or "You must be a misogynistic woman-hater for bringing up the idea that males could actually face problems in today's society". It wears on the nerves after awhile.

I think that scholarships should either eliminate gender as a scholarship requirement altogether, or should allow for some male-only scholarships to come about. Letting only one side get money where their gender is a determining factor is not what I believe a strive to equality looks like.

That's just one of my thoughts on an overhaul.
#127 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
I don't see how "the classroom model follows how best a girl would learn" either. I'm a girl, but school was definitely not how I wanted it to be. I prefer working on my own and participating in class discussions, answering questions, and doing group projects were not exactly my favorite things to do.

If anything, the classroom model follows how best an extrovert would learn. I am an extreme introvert, and I've simply had to learn to go along with what society says is normal and acceptable.
User avatar #290 - rainbowrush (04/22/2013) [-]
Girls like to replicate information, whilst boys like to break things down. This is of course also individual, but out of both experience and numbers, this is a clear fact. The school system now, is that the only important thing is to score on tests. Understanding isn't important at all.

Most teachers I've had was against so many pointless tests, and that people who had no understanding of it could score higher than those who did. I've come across teachers who clearly favorite girls, and never punish them for anything. However, I've never had anyone like that myself. I assume most doesn't.

Middle school was where most of the bullshit was. Take math for example: We were divided into three groups. The high scoring group had 1 girl and 2 boys who were good at math, and a lot of girls who didn't understand any of it, just followed the manual. In the normal group, there were a lot of both girls, but mostly boys, who where fairly good at math, but didn't score high enough for various reasons.

Just from the stereotypical mental viewpoint, girls have it easier. There's a lot of other things, of course. The good thing is that the older you get, more of this injustice vanishes.
#416 - Womens Study Major (04/22/2013) [-]
I really don't think what you're saying applies to that many girls or school systems. My math and science classes have always been about learning to apply information, not just memorizing it. Even so, sometimes memorization is the only way to learn certain things, such as vocabulary. You either know what it means or you don't.

Besides, it doesn't really matter how well anyone does in middle school or high school. What matters is what one can do in college and beyond - if you're truly intelligent and capable, it will show in your life.
User avatar #417 - rainbowrush (04/22/2013) [-]
Many people drop out cause of this, and it much of what I said applies to most if not all western schools
User avatar #113 - failtolawl (04/22/2013) [-]
I get what you mean but women have been treated like shit for the past 3000 years, and in many countries are still treated like shit. Women are behind in nearly everything that matters, and you have to have these scholarships and benefits to have them catch up, of course we are nearing the point where they are becoming equal, but not yet.
User avatar #142 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
I know women haven't been treated fairly for practically an unfathomable amount of time, and I also know that in many countries, women are still treated like garbage. I'm the former Co-President (now Researcher) of a Human Trafficking organization on my campus. That's why I specifically said the U.S. educational system, and not the world, because in many countries, education needs to be more forgiving towards women and girls.
#209 - starshroom (04/22/2013) [-]
failtolawl is so right that he deems your rant invalid.
I see your point,but with the history of female education we just cannot complain about it yet, it hasn't even been a few decades that women have been creeping up on the top of the most-educated ladder (only in first-world-countries,mind you.) So if you feel unfairly treated now,as you might and have a right to because you feel that girls get more leeway or get an easier time because there are programs and similar things encouraging them to excel: know that it is considered a small price to pay, that finally, right NOW it is like that, in light of all the bullshit women have had to deal with THROUGHOUT HISTORY, and as you say, are still denied education in parts of the world.
User avatar #426 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
But by tipping the scales again, except for the other side this time, that's not really solving the problem. That's only making it worse.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Implementing a system where girls are favored (albeit not to the point of outright sexism, and as of right now, not even close to that, but it has the potential to get to that), is no better than when men had advantage over women.

This creates a vicious and unending cycle. Females will have laws that work in their favor and will make all the rules. Then males will note how unfair it is, and ask that the rules be changed. When the rules get changed, females will note how the rules are unfair to them, and ask them to be changed. This will only make the genders dislike each other more, and make our lawmakers more indecisive.

Saying that this course of action leads to equality is like owing money on a loan, and then to pay off that loan, you take out a second loan to pay off the first one. Then you take out another loan to pay off the second one. Yet the problem could have been solved if you worked to pay off the original loan with your own money instead of borrowing from somewhere else.

The same with education in the U.S. Equality won't be obtained by favoring one gender and saying it's fair, and bouncing back and forth between either gender. It will be obtained by giving both sides equal opportunity to education and higher learning.

Lastly, it seems ironic and counter-productive to ceaselessly berate one group for being unfair and then turn around and show signs of starting to do what the ostracized group was doing. As I said before, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This type of thing didn't work before when it was the males in charge, and it has no higher chance for success if women are in charge.

We should be making things equal for both sides, instead of making it easier for one side and saying "Because of the past, this is fair."


User avatar #316 - roflsaucer (04/22/2013) [-]
You're essentially saying that "Oh, they had to deal with x things for x years, now we should too."

What simplescience is saying isn't "WHAT?! WOMEN GETTING OPPORTUNITIES? PREPOSTEROUS! ", what he is saying is that if we're going to advocate for equality, then that's what we should do, instead of just tipping the scales in the other direction to make up the previous inequality
User avatar #110 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
"Let's stop treating women like they are some special fragile being that needs their hand held through every step of life"

All of human civilization has led us to the point that they are in fact, special fragile being that needs their hand held through every step of life, and you want to throw that away?
User avatar #152 - simplescience (04/22/2013) [-]
If we're so dedicated to have equality in our society, why should one gender get that kind of treatment, while the other gender is basically told "You can take it. You have no problems"?

Why should the gender in question basically be told "You don't have as much capability to make it on your own in this country, and to prove it, here's all this assistance for you"?
User avatar #436 - awesomenessdefined (04/22/2013) [-]
Because they don't. That's the point.
#100 - foaly (04/22/2013) [-]
Yes, You're absolutely right.
#90 - isausernameiswear (04/22/2013) [-]
Also, can you be my governor or mayor or somthing?
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User avatar #723 - XxElJuegoxX (03/27/2013) [-]
I know how you feel. I once asked a teacher about this out of curiosity. While us guys are being taught to not hit girls, The girls are also supposed to be told not to hit boys as well. Back then, I didnt understand it either and dismissed it. But now that im older, I think i could make a better guess at it.

My grandfather once said "If a girl hits a guy, that means she wants to get hit". It makes sense if you think about it. So both gender groups are told not to hit the opposite gender but each side had different reasons. Boys are told not to hit girls because Girls are anatomically weaker than boys and the boys can harm the girls more than they intend to. Girls are told not to hit Boys so to not provoke them to injuring the girl badly.
User avatar #724 - XxElJuegoxX (03/27/2013) [-]
I also agree that its wrong to believe that you should "Never" hit a woman. But hitting a woman for anything less than physical harm is bad
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#102 - Womens Study Major (03/21/2013) [-]
You're mistaken. Respect is a human right. Privilege is earned.
User avatar #118 - simplescience (03/21/2013) [-]
If you're going to make the claim that respect is a human right, then this post is just as bad as I am, as it is clearly not respecting the choices of those that go against it. So really, in this circumstance, the post should also face criticism for not being respectful.

In what way is respect a human right? It's not like I am forcibly making someone choose (which this content is trying to do, btw). It's not like I am making them any less human by saying they have to earn respect. I am not harming them in any way or treating them any less than human by saying "Hey, I don't know who you are. I'm going to have to get to know you some more before I fully respect you. You are someone who is foreign to me, and I am unsure of your intentions. I would like you to prove to me that you are someone I can respect, and in return, I will prove to you I can do the same.

You're mistaken. Respect is a privilege.
User avatar #114 - mjjrussell (03/21/2013) [-]
Respect is a human right? That doesn't make sense at all
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#421 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
if it were made by a woman, lets just say its the proper sandwich.
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#418 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
will this do?
User avatar #419 - simplescience (03/20/2013) [-]
What kind of sandwiches are those? They do look quite good, actually.
#421 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
if it were made by a woman, lets just say its the proper sandwich.
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#415 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
that or go make sandwiches.
User avatar #417 - simplescience (03/20/2013) [-]
Wait, I got it. You could go make a sandwich, take a picture of it, then make a tumblr blog about how men have oppressed you into doing that. You'll be famous in no time.
#418 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
will this do?
User avatar #419 - simplescience (03/20/2013) [-]
What kind of sandwiches are those? They do look quite good, actually.
#421 - daftpunkisme (03/20/2013) [-]
if it were made by a woman, lets just say its the proper sandwich.
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User avatar #140 - fatspartan (03/19/2013) [-]
Yet just as good as those more expensive drinks

My fav is their Green Tea
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User avatar #59 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
all the reasons you posted still pale in comparison to what happens to women in third world countries. my point is that men and women in OUR society have equal problems, but outside of privileged first world countries, women are literally trash.

lets just say, inside the USA i am a human rights activist, but outside the USA i am a human rights activists focused mainly on feminism.

yes its terrible about all those thing that happen to men and honestly sometimes i feel like women get a slightly better deal because if we have an issue we arent taught to suppress it and bury it like men are. i have multiple male friends who have been raped, and they have not been able to talk to people or have their problems sorted out or have the rapist brought to justice. but even that, doesnt not compare to how the gang raping of women is literally used as a mode of warfare in sudan.
User avatar #60 to #59 - simplescience (09/07/2013) [-]
I think some clarification is in order here (and before you think I'm saying this in a "you're wrong and let me to tell you why" manner, I implore you to read on and wait until the end).

I never said Feminism is not needed. Feminism is indeed very much needed in third world countries. I happen to know that exceptionally well since I am the Research Officer of an anti-human trafficking group on my campus. Those countries need to give women the tools they need to succeed where they clearly are not apparent in any form.

What I have a problem with is not that women need to be empowered in countries where they are treated more as property than people, it's how Feminism aims to go about this. I implore you to provide evidence if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that Feminism aims to empower women in a way that could also be a long-term detriment to men. Before you say that they need to have some of their power curbed (which is true), let me explain myself.

Take America for example, Feminism has gained many rights for women, but look at the cost to men. Boys are never really encouraged to be proud of themselves as boys; they are rarely given the kind of support that girls get for being proud of their gender. This is just one example. I could go on.

My problem with Feminism is that in its mission to push for equality, it seems like it doesn't even let boys sit at the discussion table and often dismiss males input.

Then, the movement justifies this unfair exclusion by basically saying "Females in other countries are treated ****** , so your problems of how men are treated in this country don't matter and won't be addressed "(I have talked with a handful of Feminists who have said or implied that my opinion of Feminism is invalid because I'm a male).

To be blunt, what happens to women in other nations is completely irrelevant as to why Feminism rarely if ever addresses the problems men face in America. Yes, women being gang-raped in Sudan is terrible, and action should be taken to stop that. However, that does not give Feminism a free pass to push young boys and men to the side.

Feminism wants to have its cake and eat it too in America. It wants to make the bold declaration of seeking equality for both genders, and then wants to justify the unfair treatment of males by saying that horrible things happen to women in other nations, effectively saying that because of other countries problems, Feminism is allowed to push boys to the side.

By doing that, Feminism thus acts in the same behavior as the patriarchy they condemn, I.E. "Sit down, shut up, you're not allowed to speak".

To sum it all up, yes, the problems I listed do pale in comparison to problems face in other countries, but that does not justify the blatant disregard for concerns of mens rights in America. That would be like me going to a college professor and saying "Due to homework I had in another class, I did not remember to do the 3 week project you assigned 2 1/2 weeks ago". That excuse wouldn't fly in that situation, and it should not (and in my mind, does not) fly when Feminism uses it.
User avatar #61 to #60 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
first of all, you seriously need to learn how to not say so much because i really really do not care enough about this situation to read all that.

and yes american feminism implies that it is for the rights of women and only women, i agree with you. which is why i focus more on equal rights than womens rights.

but dude for reals chill it with the blah blah
User avatar #62 to #61 - simplescience (09/07/2013) [-]
You're the one that opened the door for this kind of response by calling male rights activists trivial and then implying mens rights concerns aren't important because of gang-raping in Sudan.

Besides, would you prefer that I give you a lengthy response that shows I actually know what I'm talking about and gives insight into my point, or would you prefer a short response where I pretty much just say you're wrong and call you names?
User avatar #63 to #62 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
i was saying male rights activists are as trivial as first world feminism, which is, sometimes but not always. because some male activists whine about dumb trash like friendzoning, much like some first world feminists whine about dumb trash like girls getting killed in videogames being supposedly rape. other mens rights activists strive for equality like male custody rights or help for male rape victims, much like other first world feminists strive for equality such as trans womens oversexualization in the porn industry or sexism in the workplace. i wasnt saying mens rights were trvial, i said they were only as trvial as the problems women have in a first world society. basically what im saying is we should stop worrying about equality in our own country because most of the problems we have with equality are social issues that for the most part can only be worked out with awareness campaigns instead of legal action, and instead worry about the equality in other countries
User avatar #56 - bulbakip (05/05/2013) [-]
Yay friends! I'm going into the US Navy to learn Applied Sciences. Advanced Electronics specifically.
User avatar #57 to #56 - simplescience (05/05/2013) [-]
That sounds very intriguing. May I ask why?
User avatar #58 to #57 - bulbakip (05/05/2013) [-]
To study advanced electronics! :D and get a career in science going, for free. getting paid to workout and learn and travel, sounds good to me.
User avatar #28 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Hi.
User avatar #55 to #28 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
It seems I cannot reply to your reply to my comment on the part of you that is unattractive, so I am bringing this back up here. I have this to say about whatever it is you have done to your arm: If a man is going to turn you away because he doesn't understand the torment you went through earlier in your life, then that asswipe is not worth your time, but there will be someone that will be willing to help with that pain and will assure you, much better than I can, that you are not an ugly or terrible person.
User avatar #29 to #28 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Hello there.
User avatar #30 to #29 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
What's up?
User avatar #31 to #30 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Nothing much. I'm just browsing the web until I feel tired enough to go to bed. What's up with you?
User avatar #32 to #31 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I just got dumped. :)
So I'm feeling preeeeeeeeetttttttty ****** .
..Yup...
User avatar #33 to #32 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm sorry you had to deal with such a painful experience. Is there something I can do to help?
User avatar #34 to #33 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Just chatting I suppose.
I think I saw your comment yesterday, about never having a girlfriend and whatever else. All I'm going to say is, Don't bother. You honestly aren't missing out on much...
User avatar #35 to #34 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Why do you say that, may I ask?
User avatar #36 to #35 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm young, I've attempted to be in relationships. Now, because of my physical appearance, I can only seem to woo the attention of guys on the internet. Now, not only that, I have only ever gotten into one relationship in which I'd call it serious. That's the one I was just in, of course, he just decided to **** me over, like everyone else has. From what I've experienced, getting into a relationship seems to only harm, and rarely does any real good.

Anyway...I think that maybe we should stay on a topic which is much lighter than the terms of my past relationships. How are you this evening, dear sir? And what are you planning on doing for the rest of the evening? :D
User avatar #37 to #36 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
On the note of relationships, I would just like to share a bit of my own personal experiences. Now, I've never had a relationship, but I've had several friends tell me about their breakups and they tell me how they will never get into another one. I know we've just began conversing, but I would like to tell you what I tell my other friends. I will not deny the pain behind a breakup, but I ask that you not condemn an entire gender or shut out a potential relationship due to the actions of a few slime-balls.

I am actually doing quite well this evening. I am doing quite well. I've talked to a few friends and played some pokemon as well. As for the rest of the evening, I plan on listening to music and playing some more Pokemon Black 2. How about you?
User avatar #38 to #37 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Well, it's sunday, 5:21 pm here...Planning on just doing some homework, before messing around with my ears, and their piercings. Maybe even playing some xbox. I'm looking for some new friends for skype though...
User avatar #41 to #38 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I haven't used Skype in forever, mostly because I'm usually bogged down by schoolwork (due to being a Chemistry major in college).

By the way, you mentioned you said you can only woo men over the internet due to your physical appearance? What does that entail exactly? I ask since you don't sound like that bad of a person, and I don't exactly think looks alone determine how attractive someone is.
User avatar #42 to #41 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
My skype is amissingmouse if you wanna add me.

I'm just ugly. That's it.
User avatar #43 to #42 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
This may sound cliche and corny, but physical appearance alone does not determine how attractive you are. You shouldn't put yourself down so harshly. Even if you're not what most define as physically attractive, that does not mean you're doomed to no relationship like I am. Quite the opposite actually. In my experience, personality can make one forego the looks of a potential dating partner, and on that note:

I may have been without a relationship my entire life, I did fall in love with a woman in New York that one would probably not be considered attractive by societal norms, but she was sweet and intelligent. When I would talk to her, I didn't care for one moment what she looked like. I was just happy talk to her. I know you will find someone that will love you for who you are.

A favored quote that I tell my friends who are down is that life is like a jump rope. Things may be down now, but they will get better.
User avatar #44 to #43 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I wish they would get better.
You're talking to someone who just doesn't give a **** , and has already given up.
User avatar #45 to #44 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I apologize in advance if anything I say in this reply offends you.

I ask you that not unfairly condemn and dismiss guys. I ask that you not give up and surrender. You are not a bad person, and you're not the ugly or unattractive person you tell me you are. How could I say this after only talking to you for a few replies? I'll tell you.

Talking to you, I've found that you have a genuinely friendly personality. You, to some extent, enjoy conversation and making friends. Speaking from my own wants, I know I like someone who is willing to converse with me, and I'm betting several other people do as well. When it comes to making friends, while I can't speak for the entirety of the male gender, I know that I (and probably other guys out there) would much rather have a friendly and pleasant woman that enjoys conversation who might not have what might be considered physically beautiful over some gorgeous woman who has an ego the size of the Hindenburg and talks down to people.

To quote one of my favorite songs by Blue October: "Don't lose yourself, or your hope. Life's like a jump rope....it (life) will get hard, but remember life's like a jump rope". There might come a person who will just find you to be the most amazing woman on the planet, and you definitely deserve someone like that. Should someone like that come along, don't let that person escape because of the douchebag actions of people in your past. Those assholes from the past may not be worth your time, but someone out there will think you're amazing, and if you're willing to be a little patient and not let some slime-balls keep you down, then I believe that person will come along.

Don't dismiss yourself, or any part thereof. Don't give up on love and happiness just because of some player asshole that wouldn't wouldn't know how to be a good man even if someone came up and gave him detailed instructions.

I know from talking to my other friends, and from rejections that I face, that hearing what I'm saying can be hard to believe, hard to listen to, or hard to accept. I'm not saying immediately take in what I say and throw away your pain and sadness because I know the sting of a breakup can last, and sometimes (like with the woman in New York I mentioned earlier), that sting can last for years.

What I am saying is that if the pain ever subsides, that you don't close yourself off forever, because you are worth more than you seem to be giving yourself credit for, and you deserve more than being alone for the rest of your life.
#46 to #45 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I honestly would never just say that all guys are douche bags, but, I seem to have met too many of them to be able to justify my views so that it goes any other way. It's kinda sad to be honest, because the more I think about it, the more I realise, that all of the guys I've met are pretty much douche bags, and i think I'm beginning to think of the rest of the male kind to be douche bags.

Until I find someone who really cares, like this guy pretended to do, I don't know what I'll do. Possibly just friendzone everyone who comes within a foot of me. That seems like a plausible answer. Not only that, I could also just stay single for the rest of my life and have a dog. Dogs are better than people from what I've experienced. They don't judge looks, or appearance, and they'll always be there for you when you need them the most. :3

As well as that, unless you can introduce me to some non-douchey guys, I honestly don't think I'm going to meet any.

Thanks for trying to be kind. Pic related, it's me. :) I look terrible, I know...
User avatar #49 to #46 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I also noticed a split-second too late after I pressed "reply" that I did not address your picture. I would like to actually comment on it if I may.

1) I really like your hair, but then again, I really like long hair.

2) Also, none of your facial features are anywhere near as bad as you've been making them out to be. I'm betting that if you smiled, your face would light up and look even more gorgeous.

3) You don't look terrible. I know how cliche that must sound, and I realize how much of a "standard" response that sounds like, so I'm going to go a bit more in-depth. Based on the picture you have provided, you are nowhere near as ugly and terrible looking as you keep telling me. When I heard you talk about yourself like that, I had a mental image far worse than what I'm seeing, yet at the same time, I thought that there was no way someone who is as friendly as you have shown yourself to be. To sum it up, I could tell just from talking to you, that there was no way you look as bad as you say, and this picture confirms my thoughts.
User avatar #50 to #49 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
T-thank you I suppose. I've never really had people really compliment me, and it's only been recently that I've been able to accept any compliments (after the bullying..I just...no..) So thank you, I appreciate your compliment. :3
However, there is a certain part of me, which is not attractive at all, it's ugly, hideous, and something I'm going to have to live with for the rest of my life.
User avatar #51 to #50 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Then to that, I say that, at some time, there will come a guy that will love you enough that will be able to look past this part of you that you deem unattractive, and will love you regardless.
User avatar #52 to #51 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I don't think so..It's on my arm, no one can ever look at me the same, after seeing what damage I've caused to my arm. :c
User avatar #47 to #46 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
You say "introduce some non-douchey guys". Let me ask you something. Do you honestly believe that in the time you've talked to me that I am some douchebag guy that is judging you and thinking you're some ugly woman who will be alone forever? Do you honestly get the impression that I am some dickhead that just wants to use you? If you do believe that, then I follow up with asking how I've managed to do that?

As to your thoughts on friendzoning people, let me ask you: What if some really sweet nice guy comes along and wants to make you happy, and you let him slip away because he's been friendzoned? That's not entirely fair to guys at all. Why should all men be tarred with the same brush just because a few have wronged you? That's like saying "I had a bad plate of french fries when I went to that restaurant a few times, therefore all restaurants are going to serve me bad fries."

As I've said, I'm not saying completely turn yourself around due to my words, but at the same time, don't hold a long-standing grudge against all men and think they are all ********* . Give us guys a chance, eh? We're not all douchebags, just like any guy who dismisses all women is being unfair by thinking women are all mind-game playing bitches (forgive my language).
User avatar #48 to #47 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I suppose that is true...I don't know...
You seem kind, and not douchey. I'm a bit tired, so my responses are a bit shorter.
I honestly just wanna meet someone nice :c I put so much time and effort in, only to get hurt. :c
User avatar #53 to #48 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
If you're tired, then maybe lie down and take a rest, eh? I apologize for keeping you up this late with my walls of text, and I'll let you get some sleep.
User avatar #54 to #53 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm not tired, just, my eyes hurt a bit. I want to talk to someone on skype because of this .But, eh, no one is willing to talk to me on it.
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#25 - mangioluingi ONLINE (09/20/2011) [-]
guess why I'm here?

hint: I love you bro
User avatar #26 to #26 - simplescience (09/20/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. This really helped me out. I hadn't been feeling 100% lately. :)
#21 - omegasoul (09/19/2011) [-]
I LIKE YOU,BUT YOU REPOSTED YOU OWN CONTENT TRY TO NOT DO THAT IN THE FUTURE
User avatar #22 to #22 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
It was only reposted because I wanted people to know to get the game that I was talking about in my content. I didn't want people who like portal to go without. I knew it would vanish after 24 hours, so I reposted it so people would know even after it expired the first time.
User avatar #23 to #23 - omegasoul (09/19/2011) [-]
...HMMM,OK
#18 - theapocalipz (09/19/2011) [-]
You're an awesome person!
User avatar #20 to #19 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. So are you and so is the b.rony community. :)
#8 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much for this. I definitely was not expecting this. xD

It's inspired me to maybe upload some more stuff. Thanks a bunch. :)
#16 to #8 - kesolukt (09/19/2011) [-]
Always a pleasure to make others smile.
User avatar #17 to #17 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Well you have succeeded. Admirably. :) Thank you very much. ^_^
#7 - kesolukt (09/19/2011) [-]
Love ya
User avatar #15 to #7 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. For everything. :)
#5 - SuperSixONE (09/19/2011) [-]
CONGRATS!
User avatar #19 to #5 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much, whether you're referring to being chosen by the b.rony community or on my getting to the front page. I'm grateful for both. :)
User avatar #12 to #4 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
This was very nice of all you guys. Thank you very much. :)
User avatar #3 - leed (09/19/2011) [-]
You!
Yes you!
You are awesome and you should feel awesome!
User avatar #11 to #3 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you. This whole thing has made my day. :)
User avatar #2 - Bluecoolman (09/19/2011) [-]
I love you! You're FJer of the day
User avatar #9 to #2 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. :)
#1 - mazzyrazzy (09/19/2011) [-]
Hey :) You've been choosen randomly to receive the benefit of a new b.rony program, Helping Hooves, a program where a few of us pick a user at random and thumb up all their content and comments.
User avatar #10 to #1 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you for this. I know my name just came up as a random roll, but still, this was very kind. :)
User avatar #13 to #10 - mazzyrazzy (09/19/2011) [-]
Our pleasure :P

We like to do nice stuff every once in a while.
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