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My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
[other stuff real feminists did edited out- PS]
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks."
Reblogged from muffinw
Hey Libby Anne! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven’t actually read any of the arguments these “Women Against Feminism” have been making. Because I’d like to assume you’re not a complete fucking moron, and only a complete fucking moron could have written that post after reading anything by the “Women Against Feminism”.
None of the “Women Against Feminism” I’ve seen have been anything other than very grateful for the advances made by actual feminists, such as the right to vote, etc. None of them. You’d know that if you actually read what they have to say.
Although you say that they don’t know what feminism is, I think it’s the exact opposite. They know exactly what feminism is, and they’re shocked and dismayed at what it’s turned into - a completely different animal, a movement that’s more about targetting, demeaning and humiliating men than it is about empowering or helping women in any way. So you’ll see lots of “all men are potential rapists” and “men take up too much of the seat on the subway” but not much in the way of “the single most important thing we can do for third world societies is educating women” or “the Catholic Church’s ban on contraception is treating women like vessels for bearing children”. Right? You can spot the difference, right? One is self-centred, man-hating, petty bullshit and the other is proper feminism.
In other words, these “Women Against Feminism” understand exactly what feminism is, and that’s precisely why they feel driven to do what they do.
But the real problem any real feminist would have with your post is the ending: “kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks”. If a lot of women have a lot of problems with the new feminism, and they express it in positive, affirming ways, and your only response to these women is name-calling, dismissive language and abuse, then you’re the asshole trying to suppress them. You’re the asshole using abusive and dismissive language. You’re the system oppressing women’s voices. You’re erasing their personal experiences. You’re the bad guy.
You’re the ignorant little jerk.
Reblogged from trilliansthoughts
No one - and I mean literally no one - who says they don’t like feminism is against better working conditions, safety on the streets, child care, rape crisis centres, women’s refuges or reforms in the law.
When they say they don’t like feminism, they are referring to a certain type of toxic feminism which has prioritised attacking men over empowering women.
If you don’t know what I mean, check my feminism tag, which explains everything in minute detail over the course of a million posts. One of the hallmarks of this toxic feminism is the blatant dismissal of any women who don’t agree with their extremist position.
Reblogged from sjwstupidity
For all those feminists who think women deserve to be heard and their opinions listened to, practice what you preach!
There are plenty of women on youtube speaking out against your hateful behavior, and what they have to say makes sense if you’d open your mind!!!
If you’re a woman and you’re against the current feminist movement in the West, then reblog this and show your support! If you’re a man, reblog it anyway, because equality! And if you’re a feminist, well shit, tell us why you think feminism is still relevant and isn’t just a cult of hateful bigots!
If you’re a feminist, and a huge chunk of your time is spent abusing women for having opinions, you might need to re-think yourself.
However, since you asked:
I consider myself a feminist. I have an understanding that our culture treats women differently to men, and it’s overwhelmingly negative. I also understand that we should probably do something about that negative difference. I think the key to that is promoting equal rights, and advancing the cause of women at every opportunity, the “cause” meaning that women can do whatever they like, however they want, in the same way that we deal with men.
If I see or hear anything that looks like it’s demeaning women, I’ll intervene. IRL. I’ve done it before. Why not? You’re either a feminist or not.
I do not accept that slamming men on general principle is any part of this. I do not accept the hateful bigotry you’ve posted here is any part of the movement (I mean, obviously it is, but it shouldn’t be). I think it serves the interests of feminism and women’s rights to expose this hateful gibberish for what it is. Which is why I do it too. But I still believe that I’m a feminist.
Maybe there are as many definitions of “feminism” as there are people who think they’re feminists? I don’t know.
There are lots of women who just don’t think of the men in their lives as potential attackers, and they refuse to think of themselves as victims. They just get on with their lives like everyone else.
Where are their voices?
Well, that’s the point, isn’t it?
Maybe it’s about time we started listening to all women instead of just the noisy ones.
Related: More of this sort of thing.
Reblogged from vicebot
Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan
See, this is the sort of gibberish that they’re teaching on Women’s Studies courses, the sort of thing that could realistically only have come from a woman, or someone desperately trying to dismiss or erase the male experience of sexual relationships.
Firstly, this quote is framed as a direct accusation. No one’s talking about “some men” or even “men” in general. This time, it’s “you”, anyone who’s stupid enough to cast their eyes across that sentence. You are, of course, free to make any sort of assumptions about your hypothetical readers, but it’s not much of an incentive to take any of it seriously, is it?
Secondly, as any man will verify, being shit in bed is gender-neutral. Women seem to complain a lot more about it than men. I’m not sure why. Maybe there’s a general sense of entitlement among women which dictates that men should be grateful for any sexual attention they get, or that men should have to justify the sexual attention they get by being “good in bed”, whereas there is no suggestion at all that this might apply to women.
Thirdly, negative social consequences as a result of casual sex are gender-neutral. Women warn their friends about a man because he was a “player”, which means nothing more than “engages in casual sex with women”. This indicates that there is a structure in their minds that men must “buy” their sex with a committed relationship, although this won’t be even hinted at before the sex happens.
I can’t know exactly how women feel about being treated like sex objects, but I can only imagine it’s close to how a man feels about being treated like a commitment object.