myTakes: Society & Politics

ADFSDF1996

Why I Don't Advocate Feminism Even Though I Advocate Egalitarianism

I'm sure most of you that have been on this site for more than a year know that I'm not a feminist or a "SJW". I've been asked "but why don't you support Feminism if you believe in Egalitarianism?" First of all, Feminism...

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BeingandTime

What Conservatism is, and Why Leftism is Evil

What Conservatives Value I read one of the most asinine things I've ever read in my entire life in "Why I am a Liberal" so, I felt it necessary to respond to such asinine nonsense with facts and reality. Ultimately, the...

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Anonymous

Women: the Future Breadwinners?

I was talking to a girl earlier today who is in college, planning to graduate in the near future and eventually make a six figure salary. She stated that she would only marry a man who makes the same or more than what she...

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ak666

GIBR: War on Drugs

GIBR: Good Intentions, Bad Results So much of what I see as having negative effects on society were not necessarily championed by people with foul intentions. Too often, I seem to find that they were championed by...

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Anonymous

Women: the Future Breadwinners?

I was talking to a girl earlier today who is in college, planning to graduate in the near future and eventually make a six figure salary. She stated that she would only marry a man who makes the same or more than what she...

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ak666

Good Intentions, Bad Results: Child Labor

So much of what I see as having negative effects on society were not necessarily championed by people with foul intentions. Too often, I seem to find that they were championed by warm-hearted people with perfectly good...

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Anonymous

Right Wing Nationalism Will Be the Demise of the West

The anvil automation -the hammer isolationasim -the stiking object the petty right wing nationalist. The examples for socialism commonly given by right wingers are totalitarian regimes masked as socialism. That is what...

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Iraqveteran666

Why We Shouldn't Worry About Europe Heading Politically to the Right

In response to a panicking liberal who stated "This doesn't happen often, but when Europe does go far right a world war and genocide are always right around the corner. Will they ever learn their lesson over in that part...

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PinkPandaBear180

We are all Oppressed by Reverse Sexism

As a 17 year old male, I obviously have not been around long enough to witness the severe sexism that has always existed throughout the history of the world. Today we see the leftover effects of centuries of gender bias,...

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Anonymous

5 Ways Society Discriminates against Men

I keep hearing about Male Privilege and the world is against women. So here are some ways society benefits women at the expense of men. Women who can’t pay child support go to special homes. Men who can’t pay child...

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ak666

The Value of Economic Freedom

What is economic freedom and why is it valuable? Quoting from the Heritage foundation: Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free...

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JoyGirl

The Pros and Cons of Feminism!

I am not a feminist, and this myTake is not meant to offend anyone. Please, enjoy! :) Pros 1. Promotes Self-Love and Respect There are women who grow up abused, and downgraded. Feminism gives them a sense of power. It...

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princesskayle

Blame the Woman, ALWAYS!

We're living in a culture where we always blame women. We pit women against women. For instance, when a woman finds their husband/boyfriend with someone they go after the women. Why? She didn't cheat on you, he did. She...

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ADFSDF1996

Famous People of German Ancestry

Every once in a while you'll hear a person make a snide remark about German people, they'll often say "ugh, those Nazis" "ugh, those krauts." They stereotype Germans as bigots and war criminals. Yet they forget that most...

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ak666

Land of the Free

Lately I've become increasingly invested in American politics, even at the point of neglecting the politics here in Japan. The recent political climate has reinvigorated my interest. A Great Nation In spite of spending a...

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Shutupman

The New Era of Warfare; NBC

Nuclear, biological and chemical weapons Chapter One; A little bit of history on atomic weapons To understand how a nuclear weapon works we need to look closely at what it is made off. The most known elements used are...

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RedRobin

What It's Like To Be An Introvert

Introverts have a longer neural pathway for processing stimuli. Information runs through a pathway that is associated with long term memory and planning. In other words, it’s more difficult for introverts to process...

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sjoes006

Why simple words aren't equal to more precise words like Abscond.

life is complicated and so are motivations. But language is ambiguous when you aren't as precise as possible things get misinterpreted. Lots of Americans hate any "SAT" word or word that comes from reading a news paper....

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smahala1991

The Mad Messiah: Jonestown and What if the Massacre had never occured?

Disclaimer:The Thoughts and opinions are strictly of my own. Dateline: November 18,1978 Place:Jonestown,Guyana,South America Casualties:900+ including: A Congressman(Leo Ryan D-CA),An NBC News Correspondent, An NBC News...

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sjoes006

This is what Gerrymandering looks like

A federal panel ruled Friday that three of Texas's Congressional districts, including the 35th, shown here, were illegally drawn by the state's Republicans. A panel of federal judges ruled on Friday that three of Texas'...

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EpicDweeb

We're Paid For Value Not For Work

The Great Misconception One of the most common misconceptions we have today, is that people are paid for the work they do. If two people work at McDonalds and one obviously works much harder than the other isn't it unjust...

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Anonymous

Why 🇺🇸 America Isn't That Great 👎

I'm from London 🇬🇧 and this is my opinion on why I'm not fond of America. 1) circumcision - you have brainwashed yourself to believe cutting off the foreskin has benefits. When in reality it originated from trying to...

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Hispanic-Cool-Guy

It's A Trap! How My Culture, TV, Materialism And Money Deceived Me! And What Really Matters In Life.

Let The Brianwashing Begin! Growing up I loved watching TV. It was a form to escape reality, to picture one self as a character of your favorite TV show or celebrity or athlete. Unaware of the damage that was leaking...

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kungpow89

Why the Anti-Vaccine Movement is Bullshit!

Yep, I said it. It’s bullshit. It’s a very troubling and dangerous trend that absolutely needs to stop in America (and the rest of the world as well). Am I a doctor or medical professional? Nope. However, I do have BS and...

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anti_feminist21

No, You're Not Special.

You've probably seen them. The YouTube videos with a title along the lines of "You Are Special", "You Are Beautiful", or "You Are Worth It". They usually consist of shots of sad, insecure girls crying, and then suddenly...

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sjoes006

There's something happening here

And what it is ain't exactly clear. This is the state of American politics that was true during Obama and true under Trump. We ain't gettin along. There's a man with a gun over there, telling me I got to be ware. I think...

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1truekhaleesi

It's Okay To Be Career Driven and Know What You Want

Being in the Millennial generation, I feel like I'm not supposed to know what I want. We're told to accept that in our twenties, we will have moments where we are scared, moments where we are tired, moments we are broke,...

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ak666

Ayn Rand and Objectivism

Ayn Rand is such an interesting but bizarre figure to me. Lately I've been studying libertarian philosophy more and more, and also with the nature of the political climate in the US, what she is saying is starting to make...

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ak666

Government is Force

I've been studying the language of libertarians and anarchists and have adopted some of it. The main idea around these ideologies is that government represents force, violence, theft, and most importantly, control. While...

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1truekhaleesi

Lets Play Who Said It, Donald Trump or Ramsay Bolton?

Pictures for reference. Ramsay Bolton Donald Trump Now let's play! 1. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured. 2. If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying...

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ak666

Free Market vs. Free Lunch

As a disclaimer I'm not an economist, so I'm going to focus on basic principles instead of complex economical discussions for which I'm ill-qualified. These basic principles should be obvious without a doctorate in...

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EpicDweeb

Life isn't Always "Fair"... and That's a Good Thing

Equal rights and opportunities have, pretty much, always been seen as things to strive for in the US. Whether it be in terms of status, wealth, success, etc. We have a distinct sense that things ought to be "fair." But...

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Superchick123

Euthanasia: Is it Morally Wrong?

Euthanasia. What a crazy controversial topic that causes huge debates. A topic that causes uproar. What exactly is euthanasia? The definition of euthanasia, as described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is, "the act or...

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Ironlak282

Why I, as an Australian, am Against School Uniforms

Before I lay out my reasoning let me just state that I am aware of the cons of no uniform policies, to keep it simple I am only going to list the points for my position. I don't support kids getting bullied however what I...

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ADFSDF1996

My Opinion on Fear Mongering and Worst Case Scenario

Ever since 59 tomahawks were sent to Syria, the world went berserk. A bunch of fear mongering just spread like a plague. Most of the people who think "WWIII is imminent" need to realize that this isn't the first occasion...

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loveisbeautiful

Strong Women Through History: What a Strong Woman Really is and How We're Undoing Everything They Did for Women's Rights

This is a first for me, I don't usually write about things that have political issues attached to them. Especially on here, writing stuff like this is like throwing yourself in the lions den and feeding yourself to the...

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lordpokerface

Peer Pressure: The Cancer Ingrained Within Society

How many times, as a teenager, had/have you been pressurised into doing something that went against your morals? How many times did you feel you did not belong anywhere, just because the people around you did not see or...

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Anonymous

5 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

1. Life is hard It doesn't matter what happens in life, when they come across with difficulties they will give up. They won't try another way not think positive. They will just think that life is hard. It is so hard to...

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Anonymous

The Art of Speaking: How to Speak Eloquently?

1. Be constructive Speech is one of the important things to effect people. It doesn't matter where or with whom you are talking, you should always consider their value of judgement. If you treat somebody like dirt, it...

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RedRobin

7 Creepy (But Stunning) Abandoned Buildings

I.M. Cooling Tower, Old Power Station in Belgium These are worn out parts of a cooling tower in an old power station in Monceau, Belgium. The magnificent trumpet-like structure in the middle introduced hot water to the...

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ADFSDF1996

Famous People of Japanese Ancestry, and Their Contributions to the US and the World

Japanese people today have a good reputation in general unless you are referring to the people who experienced the horrors of the Imperial Japanese army during WWII but even a large portion of those people have accepted...

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