someone explain the whole fucking “metaphor” thing to me
A metaphor is the glue that binds together ideas.
That was a bad metaphor, as an example.
Friendly reminder that Mary Shelley only codified tropes seen in most SciFi today; she did NOT “invent” the genre. :)
What does it mean to “codify a trope”? Genuine question.
Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.
Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part of the demographic that some of these boys are violently rejecting.
yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you kinda get my point
I am going to actually SCREAM if I see this post one more time with people claiming that Mary Shelley invented science fiction. She did NOT create the DAMN genre.
She is credited with creating/codifying the Mad Scientist Archetype and writing, occasionally, the first English language science fiction novel. But go ahead. Some little white American teenage girl created the entire genre. It’s not like her work is ACTUALLY considered a Gothic piece of work that incorporated science as a plot device.
I just…. You all DO realize that science fiction has been around since humans were able to think about the future? That the roots can be traced be to most ancient civilizations? I just. STOP. Does that even SOUND right to you?
No no, history is very simple and all humans other than those I intimately know are always one-dimensional.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 1870.
Have MRA’s actually ever done anything to help male victims of rape and sexual abuse? Have they ever raised funds, opened shelters, petitioned for a change in the law etc? Or have they just whined about feminists failing to do these things?
It’s especially annoying that I work at my local rape crisis centre helping women AND men who have been raped and yet apparently being a feminist means I don’t care about male victims.
They worked with C.A.F.E to raise funds for a boys and men’s shelter in Canada. it was recently opened. It’s called he Canadian Center for Men and Families.
A.V.F.M. was raising funds for The Earl Silverman Center. After the money was essentially stolen, they withdrew support and asked people to stop donating. They are currently looking into other options for fundraising.
No shave November or Movember is an awareness campaign for men’s health issues.
As far as trying to get a law changed? It’s almost a laughable prospect. Members of the MRM can’t even get together to hold a public talk without feminists showing up in droves to protest the very concept that men have problems. Going as far pull fire alarms in an effort to silence them.
I mean how much do you expect them to accomplish when a welll funded and organized campaign is hell bent on shutting down the conversation, and demonizing it’s members.
I mean even this post of yours, I’m not sure if you are sincerely wondering, or making a jab at how useless you think they are.. to further belittle the movement.
Didn’t Earl Silverman kill himself because he was consistently refused public funding for his shelter?
Meanwhile, this post would have you believe that what all feminists ever do is volunteer/work at/donate to victim’s shelters…
feminism is the enemy