Anonymous asked: Ezra, I just want to say something to that anon. Since when was it so horrible to be a woman? The creator is getting the body that they want and one that will make them happy. What is the harm in that?
The previous anon may still be reading, so I’ve deigned to post this.
nekogakawaku asked: Re: Personal view on masculism. I completely disagree. Masculism originated primarily as a response to wide-spread institutional discrimination, with an emphasis on father's rights, judicial bias, reproductive rights, and a whole laundry list of other concerns such as male disposability. Many of these concerns do in fact represent historical marginalization, male disposability (see Girlwriteswhat if unfamiliar) being one of the biggest examples (though there are plenty of others.)
I think I erred if I implied that no such issues exist. I was trying to describe how I perceived masculism, in that I see it being most effective as a critical lens. I should have indicated that it’s not solely the product of institutional forces insofar as I believe it is also a “waking-up” of sorts, in which critically-minded men bring their perspective and their analysis to societal issues.
thatspookycuntbitch-deactivated asked: I love this blog in fact. It's real issues. Unlike who needs feminism, it rocks hard. Whoneedsfeminism kind of works like this: Womyn breaks nail. "THE PATRIARCHY!!@!!!!!111!!.
I appreciate your support. This blog will rock for a while yet.
Initially, I was kind of reluctant to address this, but I will for the sake of avoiding repetition. The previous moderator’s choice to undergo procedures to ensure that they have the body they’d like to has nothing to do with a fundamental distaste for men; neither is it related to men being mistreated or unfairly characterized or any other poisonous effects of misandry. It is a personal issue, and while it is important, the previous moderator’s personal life is not the concern of this blog.
Anonymous asked: Can you explain to me masculism? What's your personal view on it? Do you think it's as necessary as feminism? Why? Just curious. I don't see a faq. If you have one that'd be great.
Masculism is the controversial idea that just because one half of society has substantial problems one doesn’t have to ignore the problems of the other half. Unlike first-wave feminism, masculism doesn’t arise as a response to wide-spread institutionalized mistreatment. Instead, like the secondary and tertiary waves of feminism, it is a lens through which we can observe and hopefully rectify societal problems from the perspective of average men of no great faculty or status.
I’d argue that it’s as necessary as contemporary feminism in that, in the interest of egalitarianism, hearing the perspectives of all groups - whether they’ve been traditionally marginalized or not - is inherently valuable in the development of a freer, more open society.
Hi everyone, I’m the new moderator of this blog. I’ve always thought it was rude to talk too much about oneself, but here goes : I’ve been a lurker of this tumblr for a while now, and while I didn’t agree with everything, I thought it raised questions that were worth exploring. I hope to maintain the spirit of the previous moderator’s activity while making a contribution from my own perspective. I am honored and privileged (it was obligatory) to be running this show.
You have a new admin, who will be continuing this blog in my absence. I know him personally, and have an immense amount of respect for him. I am sure that I am leaving you all in good (possibly even better) hands. He will formally introduce himself on Monday, when he officially takes over, and the blog resumes normal functioning. Until then, please resume submitting.
Thank you all for your continued help and support, and I hope you will greet your new admin with a warm welcome.
Regretfully I write this, because I feel like I’m really letting some people down.
As you may know, I am transgendered (MtF). After much consideration, I am now moving towards embracing who I truly am, and no longer pretending to be what I am not. In other words, I am starting the very long process of living life as the gender that I always was, despite the fact that this differed from the sex that I was assigned to be at birth.
I am already starting to make lifestyle changes, and am currently discussing available physical treatment options with my psychiatrist (who will refer me to the appropriate physicians).
I am already slipping in my moderating of this blog, and it’s just the summertime. I know that from this point, things are not going to get a lot easier for a very long time (with the first “cliff” being when I resume my studies in the Fall). I am writing this to let you know that the amount of updated content on this blog will be basically slowing to a crawl (at best), or possibly ceasing (at worst). If there is anyone who wishes to continue the moderation of this blog in my absence, I ask that you please send me a message.
If not (and I fully assume that to be the case), I ask you to wish me luck, prayers, karma, or the good vibrations of your choice. Thank you for your readership, your patience, and support, during this time.
With best regards,