There has been an image of a t-shirt making the feminist rounds. The shirt features the text:
Rules for dating my daughter
1. I don’t make the rules
2. You don’t make the rules
3. She makes the rules
4. Her body, her rules
This is typical feminist propaganda, and it reveals a basic flaw in feminist thinking. The comment implies that the daughter gets to make all the rules, including the rules for what she gets to do to the boy. As ballgame noted on Feminist Critics:
With this kind of piss-poor understanding of the importance of male consent on the part of the movement avowedly dedicated to educating people about sexual respect, it seems little wonder that the rates of female-on-male sexual violation are so shockingly high.
I agree with ballgame. However, in this instance I do not think pointing out the lackluster understanding will cut it. The only way to deal with this level of ignoring male consent is a counter argument. I created a counter t-shirt:
Male Survivor Rules for Dating My Son Polo Shirts by TSBarracks
Browse Male T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com
For those unable to see the image, the text reads:
Rules for dating my son
1. You don’t make the rules
2. Feminists don’t either
3. He makes the rules
4. His body, his rules
As I mention on the store page, I will donate all the money received from the sale of the shirt to 1in6. The organization helps abused men and boys, and I think that is a good place to send the money. Feel free to spread the word. The more shirts people buy, the more money I can donate.
I think this is what people need to do to combat this kind of misandry. We can complain, but we also need to act.