– Why “Meninism” is a Joke

Recently, someone in my grade came to school wearing a “meninist” shirt. The first time I heard this, my face cringed, and I really, really, supremely wanted to punch this guy in the face. Maybe kick him in the place where it doesn’t shine. 

Anyway, thank God, one of the teachers at school saw the kid’s shirt, and the teacher totally called him out on it. Bless this teacher. I haven’t seen this kid wearing this shirt again, but if he does, I’m going to seriously bitch him out.

Now, there was a reason why I got so angry over this. If you don’t know, “meninism” branched out from a twitter account with now over a million followers (why) and basically makes fun of the feminist movement. Obviously, this is a problem in so many ways. This account, and the supporters/followers, undermines all that feminists have done for women in the past. For example, it completely erases all of the issues that are REAL and VALID, such as the wage gap, slut-shaming, and rape culture. Feminism is not a joke. Gender inequality (and more, but I’ll talk about this in another post) is a serious issue.

What makes me so upset about this fad is that all “meninism” does is make fun of feminism. It doesn’t discuss any issues that men have to go through either, such as the fragility of masculinity, self-harm, etc. It’s so ridiculous and sad that everything this account says is so incredibly misogynistic and sexist, and some people actually support this! What’s even more upsetting is that some girls also support and follow this account. This is so disrespectful of everything women have done to get the rights that we have today, such as voting and being able to learn!

If you are a “meninist” or if you honestly support their ridiculous ideology, fuck you.

– Waiting on Wednesday (#6)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.

It is to share upcoming releases that bloggers and readers are excited about!

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This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is:

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

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Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.

Add it to your Goodreads

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What are you excited about this Wednesday? Leave a comment or a link to your own WoW!