I advocate for women’s rights but I do not support feminism for much the same reason that I advocate for animal rights but do not support PETA.
It’s about rationality and reason. We could make the world a more equal place overnight, but it’s how we do it that matters. Feminism values female empowerment over equality, and the mounting collateral damage will have social ramifications.
It’s about using whatever privilege you have to advance a good cause. Those with social privilege and power should be educated on how best to use it to make the world more equal. Modern feminism is more interested in promoting shame for perceived privileges, meanwhile seeking to place women into a permanent, protected victim class.
It’s about reality versus ideology. Feminism has produced a very large number of commentators, social critics, protestors, and the like. Yet, when confronted with the prominent feminists (past and present) who have openly displayed bigotry, promoted fallacious science, and promoted violence, etc; feminism falls silent.
If you want to create a better world, one that is able to adapt and learn; you need solutions based on logic and reason and not ideology or subjective emotional outrage.
Yes. Yesyesyes. My thoughts exactly.
As soon as someone calls another person “privileged” in an argument I immediately tune out. I have a problem with it because it’s an ad hominem attack. It’s an argument that has little to no substance or value.
Ad hominem is when an argument is made, not against a speaker’s words or…
you look at him and youre like “man just another slacker that will amount to nothing in his life” and you hear his accent and you think “man some redneck hick” and then you hear him speek words of wisdom and its like gods sweet cum is raining on you. i love you. you go kid.
AND THEN THE TEACHERS JUST SITTING THERE SOUNDING ALL GHETTO LIKE “no.no.can you just leave. no.”
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
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OH MY FUCKING GOD
true gender equality
she has to be doin a lot of other drugs if her fuckin dog is talkin to her
[photo: the back of someone’s read shirt reads a quote of Assata Shakur, political exile in cuba, “it is our duty to fight for our freedom. it is our duty to win. we must love each other and protect each other. we’ve got nothing to lose but our chains.”]
Political exile. Right, because being found guilty of 8 felonies all relating to homicide and then escaping from a prison via van and running to Cuba makes you a political exile.
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