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Blood Moon

Blood Moon by M. K. Hajdin

Blood Moon by M. K. Hajdin

Just finished a new painting.

This painting is available for sale. You can find it here at Artfinder.

Blue forest

Blue forest by M.K. Hajdin

Blue forest by M.K. Hajdin

From a man who gets it:

While the vast majority of men abhor violence against women, those dissenting male voices are rarely heard in our public discourse outside of the “monster-rapist” narrative. Indeed, the agency of male perpetrators disappears from the discussion, discouraging male involvement and even knowledge of the prevalence and diversity of male violence against women. Even the term “violence against women” sounds like a standalone force of nature, with no subject, whereas “men’s violence against women” is used far less frequently.

While not attempting to broad-brush or essentialise the all too abstracted notion of “masculinity”, male invisibility in our discourse can be compounded by masculine posturing, various “bro-codes” of silence, and a belief, through the monster myth, in the intrinsic otherness of violent men.

 

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…that is what feminism is.

Its goal is not “equality” (equality to what?  Oppressors?)  but the dismantling of the entire framework of oppression.   The dismantling of that framework would also free men from the brutality of masculinity, but feminism doesn’t focus on that because it focuses on women.

Dismantling the framework of oppression would free everybody.

 

Blue, White 2

Blue, White 2 by M.K. Hajdin

Blue, White 2 by M.K. Hajdin

Some dude replied to one of my posts to enlighten me with his dudely opinion.  Isn’t it funny how statements that open with “No offense” turn out to be the most offensive things ever?

No offence, but I would never date a radical feminist woman. As an autistic person, I face enough hurdles in terms of interacting with other people in the right way as it is without having to worry about whether the particular way in which I’m looking at a woman is an exercise of my male privilege or whatever. Sorry.

 

So for this dude, being autistic is an excuse to revel in privilege without checking it ever.    And it’s like he expects me to feel sorry for him because it’s so hard for him to function socially that  he just can’t be arsed to care whether he’s oppressing women.

Dude, being autistic is no excuse for being a privilege-denying asshole.  Temple Grandin is just as autistic as you are and it doesn’t stop her from caring about bigger issues than herself.

Autism isn’t some kind of get-out-of-social-justice-free card.

 

 

This happened to me

So I was on Twitter laughing at OKCupid users with creepy/evil usernames, when one of my normally silent followers piped up that he would go out with me if he could.

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