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Interestingly, certain people keep bringing up the same points, again and again, in an attempt to demonstrate that men suffer from sexism more than women. Every one of their points, however, only work against their own "anti-feminism" stance. LET'S FIND OUT HOW!

"Men are 97% of combat deaths" - this claim is true, but apparently, but nobody who points it out is willing to mention that the military simply refused to deploy most women to direct combat up until just last year. The actual reason men are thrust into combat the most is because of obsolete, sexist values left over from a time when women weren't even allowed to train for combat at all. Women did not ask to be left out of the fighting. Men left them out of it. This is, therefore, an example of men getting killed by misogynistic ideals.

"Men are the majority of industrial deaths" - also true, but again, what can possibly make this true, other than these jobs preferring to put women in danger? If they were hiring as many women as men, and putting them to work in the same duties, this wouldn't be a problem. If you believe women are less likely to apply for these jobs, why do you think that is? Because women are weaker than men? Or because women are TOLD they're weaker?

"Men aren't taken seriously as rape or abuse victims" - "men have few abuse shelters"  - this is because we culturally view women as weaker. Nobody is surprised when women are victimized, yet they are surprised when a man is. There is no reason for that to be the case, other than a cultural view that men are supposed to be "stronger." That, friend, is misogyny, not misandry.

"Men are more likely to be convicted than women" - "men have higher prison sentences" - by whom? Female judges? Feminist judges? A system created by women? The American judicial system never even saw a female judge until the 1920's, and a century later, we're still running on many of the same policies put in place by that all-male system, with women representing only 33% of judges, so...how is this an example of oppression against men, by women?

You may also want to read some of my previous posts about race issues in America. Minorities, especially black people, are vastly more likely to be convicted than white people for the same crimes. Racism is contributing much more to the imbalance than sexism.

"Men are the majority of homicide and unreported rape victims" - Oh really? Because the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics finds only a .1% difference. And that women are only 16% of violent offenders overall. Men are over 80% of violent criminals, while men and women are both victimized by them at almost perectly equal rates.

"Men are the majority of rape victims" - yes, someone is seriously making this claim, based on a single article which claims that this is the case because so many men are sent to prison. Numbers cited by this article, however, do not exceed the rate of sexual assault outside of prison. See the above BJS statistics.

"Men are forced to pay child support for their rapist's baby" - this has happened a handful of times, yes. Meanwhile, women are still raped more often and sometimes forced to give birth (denied an abortion) or blamed for their own assault. Nobody has ever said that men are not victimized and treated like shit. The point of feminism is simply to address the reasons why women are still treated even worse, even more often.

This is really the biggest problem with these arguments; they all assume that bad things happening to men is somehow an argument against feminism, even though feminism does not erase what happens to men. It simply acknowledges that there is inequality. It acknowledged that our culture looks down on women in more ways, more harshly. When men and women are treated like shit at the SAME rates, in the same ways, for the same reasons, then we can start calling it "humanism" instead. Unfortunately, that hasn't been achieved yet.
Tyrannitoma by scythemantis
Tyrannitoma
Most Mortasheen monsters are odd, slimy little vermin who inflict status ailments or wield freaky brain powers. This is my attempt at a more ferocious, physically threatening one, borrowing a lot from the look and feel of Resident Evil monsters.

BUT IT HAS A SECRET!

This whole monster is just the giant tumor of another, very tiny monster. The two depend upon one another to survive, but they have separate personalities and they don't always get along.

On the outside, it's trying to bite your head off. On the inside, it's bickering with its shrimp-sized brother.
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Variscite by scythemantis
Variscite
Yeah, I made up a Steven Universe gem. It now joins pokemon as one of only a couple things I"ve ever liked enough for "fan art"

Variscite is a rare mineral resembling clumps of green warts. It can be cut and polished into something like greener turquoise, but in its natural state it looks more like the surface of a toad.

It also rhymes with "parasite," so there you go.
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Mortasheen - Abathrael by scythemantis
Mortasheen - Abathrael
www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/ab…

An "angelic" Mortasheen monster, taking a cue from the beautiful yet disturbing angel designs in Evangelion (the only thing I really love about the series) This is also sort of why it has a "pilot" inside, but that little humanoid body is dead! Nobody knows how an Abathrael works, or where it comes from, or why it does what it does.

The design is also modeled heavily after a real animal, the giant water flea!
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Doctor Everton Morteus Balmer by scythemantis
Doctor Everton Morteus Balmer
A walking, talking embalming machine from Awful Hospital. Is he a friend or a villain?? We'll find out soon enough!

I barely altered anything from a real embalming machine to design this guy. I've always loved animate objects; the Brave Little Toaster is probably my favorite example.
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Jonathan Wojcik
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I'm a cartoonist, biology enthusiast and horror fan born on Halloween. I have a life long passion for bizarre creatures of every sort, whether real-world invertebrates from the deepest ocean trenches or buggy eyed space mutants from low budget cinema. I run the modestly popular bogleech.com and have also written for Cracked.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The Prejudice + Power Irony by BJSparky
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sweettooth071791 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much for the watch. It means a lot.
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codyrush Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
When you deny people their capacity to speak, you make it meaningless that YOU speak. Art without criticism is just creative solipsism. If you want me to take your work seriously, then be responsible enough to embrace the inevitable scrutiny.  

 Do I even want to know what that pointedly white, opaque viscosity is on that poor My Little Pony? 

 You go ahead and block me if you want. 
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scythemantis Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So you looked at those reprehensible, vile comments about women, and what you got angry about is that I disabled comments on it?

I disabled comments because people like you decided to flood them with rape jokes. It isn't possible to have a civil discussion with anti-feminists because they don't want one either, they only want to attack and belittle anyone who believes in actual equality.

Also, I can allow or disallow any discussion I want on my art, in my space. This isn't your gallery and I don't care what you have to say. Any arguments you have against feminism are going to be arguments I've already debunked and disproven in my other posts. None of you have ever offered a new or original word.

Take your fake, bullshit interpretation of free speech to your own little baby gallery.

And it's semen, because there are men who jack off onto their pony merch.
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codyrush Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
  People like me? Excuse me, have I made any rape jokes? Or any malign statements whatever? Have I threatened or even  I've only criticized your evident cowardice at the prospect of scrutiny. I don't care what some random people on the internet said, I care about your intellectual immaturity.

 My arguments are the same as Errin Pizzey's, the activist who founded the first battered spouse shelter in the UK, the second in the history of the world, in the 1970's. Feminist threatened and terrorized her for decades; but, even after the murder of her family dog, she didn't leave: only when the police requested her postage be screened by the bomb squad www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnUwxx…. Academic feminism is not egalitarian: it is misandristic to the core; as well as misogynistic. What do you call it when you tell someone they're just as smart and capable as everyone else...and then prop them up like children? With vagina monologues, slut walks and campaigns like "ban bossy". And when women openly denounce or dismiss feminism's attempts to affiliate, they're lambasted, crucified by the snugly sisterhood they spurned. As in the case of Michele Elliot, feminist author and founder of Kidscape, a UK charity www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQhEv9…. As was Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers who advocated against, what she coined, as "the war on boys". Of course you can argue NAFALT, I'm sure, with the best of them: but then answer me this...THIS behavior exists among feminists www.youtube.com/watch?v=iARHCx…, so what are you--as a feminist--as a self-proclaimed egalitarian--going to do about it? Are you going to denounce these people actually threatening violence? Because I pledge non-violence where MY movement is concerned; and I don't stop there: I denounce the violent fringe OPNELY. what about you?

 My bullshit interpretation? “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”  George Orwell 
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire
“Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.”  Neil Gaiman

 I don't acknowledge your art as relevant, because artists are writers with both visuals and words; and "good writers are those who are not frightened." I don't censor on my channel, and I DON'T block; and, guess what, my opponents and critics respect me for it. The fact you're snarling at me for an asserted opinion--not even harassment, an opinion--says volumes about your character. Says even more about the fraility of your intellectual mettle.  

 I know its semen, dude; and so what? There are women who do that too, I'm sure: unless you have some very perversely specific data about male ejaculation on child memorabilia. 
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scythemantis Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"unless you have some very perversely specific data about male ejaculation on child memorabilia. "

I have something awfully close, actually; the website paheal, which archives fan-made pornography, shows that "my little pony" porn art is created and uploaded at four times the rate of the next most popular franchises, more than most others combined. I did the math myself!

bogleech.tumblr.com/post/11408…

I believe the reason "my little pony" is so sexualized is because many of its fans are subconsciously pedophilic. The characters are marketed to, act like, sound like, dress like and look like children, but since they are animals, it becomes a grey area. They appeal to pedophilia without being "true" pedophilia because they aren't human.

In my personal experience, a staggering portion of men who hate feminism, belittle women in general and defend prejudice are also pony fans. Right here on DA you'll find bizarre pony/neo-nazi crossover communities. Clearly, both these ideologies and this cartoon appeal to the same predatory desperation in sexually frustrated, socially stunted men.


Are you going to denounce these people actually threatening violence? Because I pledge non-violence where MY movement is concerned; and I don't stop there: I denounce the violent fringe OPNELY. what about you?

Of course. But if I am to treat all sides and all genders equally, then I am forced to acknowledge that men are the more violent ones. All hard data - federal studies, arrest rates, criminal registries - show that, for whatever reason, men commit the vast majority of violent crime. You can find sources on this in my latest journal.

And recently, a feminist was murdered following her exposure of misogynistic behavior. Can you name me feminists who have murdered innocent men for their opinions? Not just words from a few radicals?

Also, it's well known that Christina Hoff Sommers is a right-wing conservative anti-feminist. She calls herself a "feminist" while arguing against every single facet of feminism, so other anti-feminists can hold her up as a "good" feminist.

What do you call it when you tell someone they're just as smart and capable as everyone else...and then prop them up like children? With vagina monologues, slut walks and campaigns like "ban bossy"

How did I know you'd bring up "ban bossy?"

It wasn't even an actual campaign to "ban" a word. It was called "ban bossy" because it's attention-getting and catchy. The actual campaign is simply suggesting that both boys and girls be praised equally for asserting themselves, as this is not what we actually see. Instead, girls are treated as just "bossy" (therefore rude and wrong) when they assert themselves over others, while boys are praised for it from an early age.

"Ban bossy" was a call for actual, true equality, a call to treat sexes the same for the same behavior. Apparently all you and other anti-feminists ever did was read the title of it and invent what it meant in your head. As usual, you create things from your imaginations to be mad about.

I guess this is also the case with you and "slut walks." Do you know what they're about? At all?

There's a tendency to call women "sluts" when they are raped. Even in court, a judge or lawyer will question how sexual the rape victim behaved or dressed. Women who get raped are judged as though so-called "sluttiness" justifies their rape or lessens its seriousness. Slut walks, organized by women, are protests to treat all rape victims with equal dignity regardless of their level of sexuality.

I'm not sure how you can possibly interpret that as some kind of infantilization.

I also very much doubt you have watched or know anything about the Vagina Monologues other than the title and perhaps what was summarized about it for you by Wikipedia.

My bullshit interpretation? “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”  George Orwell 
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire
“Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.”  Neil Gaiman


This is almost the textbook list of people quoted by vapid pseudo-intellectuals. Gaiman is a hack and a Orwell's concerns about the future were paranoid delusions inapplicable to how the world has actually evolved.


The principle of "free speech" is ONLY that the state itself should not be able to persecute a citizen for their opinions, though our constitution has always allowed a degree of case-by-case interpretation and exception.

Free speech absolutely does not mean that anybody is obligated to endure your views. In an environment of true "free speech" everyone has the same right to both speak or ignore speech. It is not "censorship" for me to close one little door to you. All I did was draw a minor cartoon doodle making fun of some real, and reprehensible, statements. End of story. There is no need for debate about it. What is there to argue? What merit did you find in the things I quoted that you need to defend?
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The more things change, the more they stay the same :(

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MrBamboozles Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello there. Me again. I was looking through your Mortasheen's on your website and absolutely LOVED them. I was hoping if you don't mind if I make my own fan Mortasheen's. Just basically for fun. I just hope you'd like them.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, of course! Sorry for the late reply
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MrBamboozles Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
No it's fine. I'll upload some designs when I get back from my trip to Ohio, and then I'll show you them.
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