I’ve been doing a lot of reading on feminism lately and what it means to be a feminist. I honestly think feminism is currently failing the very people it says it’s trying to help.
To make this point, I’m going to look at a few things that are stated as ‘feminist goals’. Now keep in mind that feminism is a diverse ideology, but I personally think that how it’s currently being put into practice is letting millions of people down worldwide.
Let’s look at ‘Feminism Now’.
What does this even mean? It sounds like religious babble.
You see…there are cultural aspects that need unveiling…but there is so much to navigate you can’t know about it…but I do, right?
Could you be any less clear, Feminism now? What rights are women in Western cultures denied? What laws are on the books that apply only to women and not to men? What is this knowledge you have that we need?
What political movements? Where did you pull that 80% figure from and do you mean a wage gap or an earnings gap? Why is there no link given but there is one to the people disputing your numbers?
They say ‘for instance’ but never give an example to back it up.
The entire piece is just so vague and full of buzzwords it’s sickening to read.
But maybe they make better points later.
So they are monitoring language and shaming people for any word they deem unfit or misogynistic.
I’m glad that’s looked after. I can’t think of any other cause as worthy or more worthy.
So they are going to police other women as well. Good going. Go team feminism! If you don’t get along with every other woman, you’ll be labelled an internal sexist. That way we can silence even other women who disagree with our brand of feminism.
Being white, even a white woman means you’re walking on shaky ground.
Notice everything that sounds like woo is labelled as ‘internalized’. Just like God, you won’t be able to see it. Just have faith it exists. If you’re white, you’re privileged and should feel guilt.
It’s funny, because I’ve read this site as well as others, and they seem very concerned with things like this ‘patriarchy’ and systems of Western oppression etc, but they all failed to mention anything about stuff like this.
You know, places where the patriarchy will quite literally hack your genitals apart without your consent.
Just watch that video. If you can still hold up your cultural relativism argument afterwards, I don’t know what else to say.
Watch that video and then watch any mainstream feminist video and the complaints made seem downright petty.
Or why aren’t they mentioning articles like this one that outline 10 countries where you can still, literally, be put to death for homosexuality.
I mean, if feminism is truly about both men and women, then why aren’t we speaking out about the violence being done to homosexuals around the world? They like to talk about Western countries and LGBT rights, and I admit they could be better in some areas, but in some areas of the world, you can have your head lopped off by the State for being a homosexual. That’s sanctioned by law.
Yet people continue to defend these practices using cultural relativism arguments.
I wrote a post some time ago on why I can’t label myself a feminist. I do believe in equal rights for both men and women, but I see no reason to change my mind. It’s beginning to resemble a cult more than a movement worth backing.
Personally, If I had to take any label, I’d go with Egalitarian. I think it more closely resembles my ideals.