the gender equality thing in dragon age confused the shit out of me. you have text explaining men and women are viewed as equals but then you have oghren being all lecherous towards morrigan or leliana
Apparently having a female-lead religion centered on a holy woman makes no difference whatsoever to culture and society! Oh wait no.
It’s like they wanted to have female player characters, which is good, and female NPCs who are warriors and stuff, which is also good, so they felt like they needed to have an explanation for why it’s normal to have lady soldiers in this world so they developed their lore just enough for that (look over there! Andraste!) and STOPPED THERE.
As if it wouldn’t impact the entire society and the way different genders interact and attitudes towards sex and family and lineage. As if a female savior who was married to both a man and the Maker would somehow produce the exact same social mores about chastity and fidelity and heteronormativity. The entire origin myth of the religion is that Andraste’s husband got jealous and betrayed her. The original sin is not sex, it’s sexual jealousy! So why is there still slut shaming? Why is monogamy still enshrined? Why there no same-sex marriage, when there’s no proscriptions against homosexuality in their religion? None of this makes any sense!
Besides being a huge missed opportunity to imagine a more egalitarian society, it’s lazy writing. It’s not thinking through the implications of your own canon, which is a fatal flaw for worldbuilding.
Capitalists:Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
Kropotkin:Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
Summary of Mormon church meetings: babies crying, pimply twenty-somethings mumbling about their mundane lives, old men mumbling about pioneers, moms crying about missionary work and how great motherhood is, and off-tune hymns while a 100 year old grandma slowly plays on a dusty organ.
to the prankster who put “the moon” as the address on their online pizza delivery order: thanks a whole dang lot. i was up there for like ten minutes just aimlesly waiting, ringing the doorbell, kicking moon rocks around
if feminism advocates for equality why does it pertain to only females
A loaded and tired question.
Feminism is about females in that its various branches discuss specifically female oppression. Female oppression carries grave social consequences for all the sexes. It “pertains” to everyone in that everyone is affected by female oppression, but the fact remains that it is inherently centered around the issue of female oppression. Any attempt to “rebrand” feminism without prioritizing the issue of female oppression is counterproductive, insidious in that it refuses to name the problem, and is frankly an attempt to erase the very idea of feminism itself.
in movies, whenever a hot guy fake-flirts with an “ugly” girl and she gets all flustered, it’s intended to be a funny joke and make u think the girl is pathetic for believing such an attractive man could be interested in her. ur supposed to hate the girl.
but whenever a hot girl fake-flirts with an ugly guy and he gets all flustered, it’s intended to make u feel bad for the guy and think the girl is a Bitch. ur supposed to hate the girl.
me:both parties are ineffective, minor factional splits within the same general ideology, and their representatives are completely out of touch with the average person's reality
dad:yeah, I guess
me:the only thing that can save us now is absolute revolution
me:we start by dismantling white supremacy and patriarchal hierarchies, adopting the practice of decolonization, while simultaneously retiring capitalism and private property, and redistributing all wealth and resources