Nor is it sexist just now either; it has been that way ever since the likes of andrea dworkin, robin morgan, and kate millet grabbed a bunch of KKK pamphlets and simply crossed out the N-word and scribbled in the M-word on top of it. In fact, it had to be bigoted right off the bat because its about womens' rights and not peoples' rights.
The result is that women today largely center their lives around living up to the malignant ideals of such bigots by co-opting the role of their formerly all-male oppressors. To this end they have been wildly successful to put it mildly: women have now surpassed men in every walk of life (with the possible exception of sitting around the TV set passing the spliff); and pushed them into burger-flipping jobs if their lucky (and into corporate gulags if their not). So why then, should these women continue to be afforded special legal privileges as "victims" (divorce court, false rape charges, etc), when its quickly becoming the other way around??
In the face of such hypocrisy, one cant help but wonder if feminism wasnt invented by a man. And it was: a man named david rockefeller. That prolly explains why feminism hasnt made women like more any more equal to anyone else. The appalling behaviour of those women who have achieved the feminist ideal of becoming the oppressor also proves that the problem with oppressive power circles is there mere existence, and not the ratio of penises to vaginas in their membership.
I have to laugh whenever I hear feminists give the dictionary definition of feminism a lot of the posters across the page do. I always ask a feminist when they give the dictionary definition of equality to show me examples of how it has worked out for men. They NEVER can. They usually retort with : they're men's issues, men need to fix them themselves, or men's inequalities are created by the patriarchy; or the best yet: you're a sexist misogynist pig for bringing up men's discriminations. When I try help them with examples of male inequalities such as: education, family, health, government spending, they even get more defensive. They just CAN'T provide examples of how feminism has done anything for men. On the contrary I can then provide plenty of examples of how feminism has actively fought men in their pursuit of equality: feminism fighting paternity equality, feminism fighting educational changes to help boys, to list just a two. There are plenty more. And in response to the usual: "Not all feminist are like that" as one poster did across, well maybe not all, but 99% are. In fact I have yet to meet a feminist of the 1000s I've met who will not only speak out for men's rights, but will actively fight against them. Also, where are all these supposedly good feminists speaking out against the radicals? Exactly...They don't exist.
Have you ever wondered why, almost 100% of the time, in divorce cases, the mother gets custody and the father pays child support? Have you ever wondered why, when a girl sees a guy naked, he is arrested for indecent exposure, but when a guy sees a girl naked, he is arrested for being a peeping tom. Feminism now just supports superiority of women to men
Feminism claims it wants men and women to be equal. However how can men and women be equal if they are not the same? Feminism is based off of feelings rather than reason if it wants men and women to be equal. The biological functions of a female and male are not up for debate and shouldn't be because they cannot be altered with mere words. Some brands of Feminism suggest equality in areas where there is equal performance. That could be agreed to by many across the globe. However, in modern America we still have significantly different expectations for females and males. This is the case and will remain the case. Let us be honest, why did majority of women enter the workforce after World War II? It has to do with America becoming a consumer society which has made work and society much easier for all of us. Take away the consumer society, modern America wouldn't be so nice as it is now. Feminism is a mere side effect of the industrialization. On in a luxurious society could such ideas be even taken seriously.
Before I get started I just want to say I agree with most ideologies behind feminism and think it's great a group of people are standing up for more equal rights in society. However I don't understand why it is only directed at only one sex, if it's for equal rights for both sexes why use this label? Men also suffer from inequality in society, and I believe the label "feminism" itself has caused some women to take it the wrong way and see it as a fight against men and see them as all power dominant evil beings, therefore is causing more equality problems than good. I believe the solution would be to be rid of the feminism label and go for something a little more "equal".
Feminists nowadays often rely on the dictionary definition of feminism to justify the reverse sexism going on within the movement. This would be effective, had the loudest feminists not pulled fire alarms and pushed for more leniency on women committing crimes. It also bugs me when they say "if you're not a feminist then you're a sexist". It's nothing more than a bully tactic.
When a movement supports double standard, it's inherently bigoted. In this case, all they are doing is enforcing double standard and trying to pass it as "equality". How is that rational in anyway? Modern feminism is nothing but a hate movement. Look at all the hate mongering coming from their ilk with the likes of Andrea Dworkin and etc. Feminists, if you really want some kind of credibility for your movement, clean it up first of all those crazies, instead of putting them in charge and let them slide whenever they do crazy things. If I hear another "Dictionary definition of Feminism" argument, I'll just laugh my ass off and walk away. Nazism in dictionary definition is "National Socialism", so what's your point? It's not some dictionary definition that "defines" your movement, it's what you DO that defines your movement. Feminists have been nothing but bunch of entitled little children lately.
Alot of Feminist are Hypocrites. Feminist only make things fair on their terms. They want to do the same things with out doing all the other things that comes with it. For example Women had just earned the right to be in the front line in combat, so it will only be equal for women to have to sign up for the draft, but there will probably be a huge fight against it. If you want equality you must except all the responsibilities and duties that come with it otherwise your just catering to yourself.
I believe that a man and woman should have equal rights. That is common sense, for smart people, of course. I believe women having special privileges is pushing it too far. It has gone from 'equal rights for everyone.' to 'Men are overpowering, abusive, and horrible. Give women special rights!' Some of us men, like me, care for women, let them have an opinion and don't mistreat them. I think that everyone should be given a say, and should not be abused. Neither men nor women.
The only thing feminists want are special privileges. If they wanted equality, then they wouldn't call for those special privileges. A woman can beat up a man, any man really, and everyone would support her. If a guy were to even push a girl away from him, he'd be labeled a woman beater. A woman can touch a guys junk, and when the guy reports it, nobody would do anything about it. A guy touches a woman's breast, and reports it, he gets time. A guy only group, like a all guy school or club is "sexist," while a women only group like an all girl school or club is not sexist. Perfect logic here
That isn't equality.
Please take the time to back up all of your arguments, because a lot of the arguments against this are just men getting upset because we're finally not taking it anymore, and they feel that they are somewhat losing their masculinity by becoming our equals. I suggest that before you say yes, read this. http://sites.psu.edu/peep/2015/04/15/a-reply-to-lauren-southerns-why-im-not-a-feminist-by-jenna-christian/
Feminism is very different in western countries then in many other countries through out the world where women are treated as second class citizens with out rights and equality. It may look very different here in western countries but by supporting feminism it does not mean that you are unsympathetic to males who are not treated equally. This has been a political movement that highlighted the inequality when put into contrast with men, women have suffered much more through out history. There are various videos demonstrating why feminism is important in modern society, when i saw the video of a women walking down the street in america who was being sexually harassed and catcalled, it pointed out how women are treated differently. As a male i have never experienced it and i rarely ever witness it but just because i do not see it does not mean it does not exist. When a guy sees a girl on her own he believes he may have the RIGHT to be acknowledged or have the RIGHT to a girls attention, but he does not and if that female says she is not interested there are various responses she may be subject to from; sexual harassment, being called nasty names, calling them ugly, following them, raping them, touching them grabbing hold of them and subjecting them to treatment they would never dare to do in front of their own mothers. Feminism is speaking out against the inequality subjected to them, they are not trying to put themselves on a pedestal and look down at men as insignificant or below them they are asking for the same respect and quality of life a man may receive. I do not believe they all hate men, i do not believe they are uncaring to the inequality amongst men who may for example be sexually harassed and be judged, or a man who receives abuse in there relationships and can not speak out because of shame in a society where he may be ridiculed. This is a movement trying to highlight inequality. Its not to say the only issue worthwhile is amongst women. I think just because it starts with 'fem' you associate it with just for women but i want women to be treated better i want my sisters to be treated better i want my mum to be treated better i want to live in a world where my nieces or daughters one day can live in where we do not have to worry about inequality.
I am a feminist and a REAL feminist recognises that discrimination against men is as equally valid as discrimination against women. I do acknowlege that women and men ARE paid the same for the same work and working hours, if a women chooses not to change her last name after marriage, she has to justify it for the rest of her life, men are ridiculed for reporting sexual harassment. Most feminists are not radicals, but it's always the most radical getting all the attention. True feminists want men to have rights.
Feminism is not now just sexist,True feminism promotes equality between both genders so people who believe in feminism are all about promoting equality.Some men may claim this because they feel threatened when their place of power is compromised but if they just thought about it they could be feminists as well.
Feminism is seen in a negative light I think because people think in this day and age think feminism is unnecessary. Women are doctors, lawyers, and politicians, they can vote-everything is equal, right? Wrong. The average American male makes a dollar for every 89 cents of the American female. I've heard it said by students at my school that a woman doesn't love her kids if she doesn't stay home with them, but men going to work? Oh yeah, that's fine.
Feminism is meant to fight these things. I have never personally met a feminist who says women are better than men, and I think those types of feminists are rarer than people think. When they do exist, they are awful outliers, like the Westboro Baptist Church is to Christians. Feminism as its meant to be is not like that.
The major problem with this is that not all "feminists" are the same. Feminism is defined by the person who claims they are one and it can be defined in any way. Most women who call themselves feminists (myself included) believe that women should just be treated as equal human beings with equal human rights. I think we're in real danger of dismissing feminism because of the actions of a few radicals. But, just like not all Germans are Nazis and not all religious people are crazy fundamentalists, not all feminists hate men. Most do not. But there is still a HUGE need for feminism - as is evident in the wage gap and the depressingly few women holding top managerial positions in major companies.
People are saying that feminism is becoming just "sexist" which I'm guessing refers to the fact that women have started to hate males in favour of women. I'm here to say that well that may be happening that is NOT feminism. Feminism is about equality and anything that is not equal is not actually feminism. It's just people that have a mixed up version of what feminism is, caused by ignorance and false information. And the fact that so many, both men and women, scorn feminism has probably caused an unbalance and I can't blame people for getting pissed off by it (not that it excuses ANY sexist comments or behaviour).
All I'm saying here is that the idea of feminism is equality. Any feminism that doesn't concentrate on that is not real feminism. And as a women and also a feminist myself, it is important that people realize that.
We all have different opinions on this, obviously. My best friends are mostly girls and the girls think men and women should be equal, however, they hate boys. For me, that isn't the case. I love boys. Well, not romantically. I'm not saying that women should have power, but equality. I want that is in this world. Did you know that, in 47 states it is legal to make the price on items go higher? Just because they're females! No, if the price says it's the price then it is! Don't overcharge (or whatever the word is) us females! A boy in my class said that boys are strong and girls are weak today, and that's when I became a feminist! I fought back in class, saying "No, that isn't true, [name]!" and arguments broke out. Boys tell me I throw like them, and they never have told me that I throw like a girl. I don't want boys to have the power, the scale needs to be balanced, not one side falling! Thanks for knowing my opinion on this.
One of the nay-Sayers on the other side of the screen say that never will you talk to a feminist who thinks it wrong that the woman is favored in child custody cases, that women are trusted more than men are by authorities. That is false; I am a feminist and I think those things are wrong. Trust me when I say that I want the rights for both genders to be seen as equally capable and important as the other. I think it's sexist when people say a girl can't be a football player. I also think it's sexist when people say a boy can't be a ballerina.
White western feminism is not the only feminism. All over the world feminist individuals and organizations are fighting for equality and fighting male sexism. A few female chauvinists may get the headlines SOMETIMES or white middle class dominated feminism may hog attention but that is not ALL of feminism. Whoever thought up this debate topic needs an education. As for the comments that say 'yes' divorce, child custody and rape are not all of feminism either.