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Thread With 290k+ Reactions Explains Contrast Between Reactions To Male And Female Violence Against Each Other In Media
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People, Relationships1 year ago

Thread With 290k+ Reactions Explains Contrast Between Reactions To Male And Female Violence Against Each Other In Media

Sadly, double standards are more often than not a reality with many things in our society. Tumblr has been discussing one such standard, but one that not many would expect. And an important one nonetheless.

One Tumblr user shared their thoughts on the idea of how it’s not all that shocking for men to see males expressing acts of violence towards women in various media, but when the tables turn and women start being violent against men, it suddenly becomes absolutely horrifying.

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Sadly, double standards are a thing, and here’s a more or less unconventional one that certainly needs to change

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Tumblr has been discussing the issue of violence, specifically how different people react to men-against-women violence compared to when the roles are reversed

Image credits: bau-liya

Tumblr user bau-liya pointed out one interesting thing: women are supposed to ‘grin and bear’ the various media showcasing abuse and violence against women and that being declared a ‘high art,’ yet when the roles reverse, it’s suddenly taboo and barbaric.

This inspired another Tumblr user, jujubiest, to share their experience and thoughts on the matter, leading to a now-viral thread on the social media platform.

This Tumblr user shared some of their insights and conclusions on the matter

Image credits: jujubiest

Juju took a course in modern horror films and had to watch a lot of them. During some of these screenings, they noticed how other family members were cringing and being shocked by a particular context of violence: when women are overly aggressive towards men.

They also provided other examples—one being how even the academics for the thesis were reluctant to discuss certain aspects that involved said violence and the various backlash by men on the topic.

Image credits: jujubiest

This led the Tumblr user to reach a conclusion that most men are fine and/or desensitized to male-on-female violence, but are intensely bothered by the opposite. Even the mere idea of it presented in the media is loathsome, let alone actually experiencing something like it.

Now, violence of any kind should not be a thing in any society in the first place. But the thread does raise a good point—how many are actually desensitized to violence towards women, but as soon as it’s vice versa, it becomes “fresh” and hence shocks us more, despite it being the same violence.

Image credits: jujubiest

The thread managed to go (very much) viral, gaining a staggering 290,000+ notes on the media platform alone. This is besides all of the reshares on other social media and news sites.

And as it turns out, the issue has been around for a while, as evident from a newspaper comic from 1993

Image credits: jujubiest

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to discuss the issue in the comment section below!

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Edward Galore
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved this piece. It is a perfect example of male fragility. The idea that men are outraged by violent, empowered women on-screen, while finding media violence against women palatable infuriates me. The hypocrisy is so blatant. I witnessed a flame war on Reddit in response to a posted video where a woman admitted to being sexist against men. She was merely stating her opinion that she didn't like men "as a whole". Men responded by calling her a whore and with death threats. Disliking men as a group does not equate to advocating for violence against men, yet the men responded as if it did. Male fragility endangers women.

Gin Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Call it what it is: guilt. It's like cops who shoot innocent black people or those guys who claim all rape accusations are false. It's a confession. They're afraid of tables turning because they have skeletons in their closets. Also, ever notice that the guys who scream, "Women do it TOO!" are ONLY interested in women attacking men? Never women vs. women or male vs. male? Or how they'd rather bitch about how women owe them rather than ACTUALLY help men? We had a guy in my city found a shelter for battered men. Every ex wife and child of his had a restraining order against him. He had been violent---only toward women and children---his whole life. And now that I'm actually far off topic, batterers like to claim that they need shelter so they can find out where the shelters and their victims are.

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Gin Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Incoming incels!

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

*grabs popcorn*

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CatWoman312
Community Member
1 year ago

In teeth what set her off is how she was raped by a guy she trusted and then every guy she assaulted after that was trying to hurt her in some way. It’s not like she went out looking to assault men (except the poor doctor who was by all means an accident), she only assaulted the ones who hurt her. It’s a really good movie, but very graphic

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 year ago

That Dr. wasn't innocent...he was fondling her.

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Edward Galore
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved this piece. It is a perfect example of male fragility. The idea that men are outraged by violent, empowered women on-screen, while finding media violence against women palatable infuriates me. The hypocrisy is so blatant. I witnessed a flame war on Reddit in response to a posted video where a woman admitted to being sexist against men. She was merely stating her opinion that she didn't like men "as a whole". Men responded by calling her a whore and with death threats. Disliking men as a group does not equate to advocating for violence against men, yet the men responded as if it did. Male fragility endangers women.

Gin Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Call it what it is: guilt. It's like cops who shoot innocent black people or those guys who claim all rape accusations are false. It's a confession. They're afraid of tables turning because they have skeletons in their closets. Also, ever notice that the guys who scream, "Women do it TOO!" are ONLY interested in women attacking men? Never women vs. women or male vs. male? Or how they'd rather bitch about how women owe them rather than ACTUALLY help men? We had a guy in my city found a shelter for battered men. Every ex wife and child of his had a restraining order against him. He had been violent---only toward women and children---his whole life. And now that I'm actually far off topic, batterers like to claim that they need shelter so they can find out where the shelters and their victims are.

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Gin Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Incoming incels!

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

*grabs popcorn*

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CatWoman312
Community Member
1 year ago

In teeth what set her off is how she was raped by a guy she trusted and then every guy she assaulted after that was trying to hurt her in some way. It’s not like she went out looking to assault men (except the poor doctor who was by all means an accident), she only assaulted the ones who hurt her. It’s a really good movie, but very graphic

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 year ago

That Dr. wasn't innocent...he was fondling her.

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