Anonymous (via why-we-dont-need-feminism)
Egalitarianism as understood by anti-feminists: equal but 99% about men.
The average person’s view of feminism is so far off the mark it’s almost amazing. Yes, it focuses on women’s rights. It’s about the elevation and empowerment of women so that they are of equal stature to men. This would provide men the ability to enjoy the feminine without being demeaned because the feminine would no longer be stigmatized. That’s equality. If you want “egalitarianism,” you just want to be able to tout your “men are oppressed” flag without getting called out on it.
There’s a whole vein of discussion that could get into why this guy’s role models are “99% male.” And it has a lot to do with the erasure of women in history because of a patriarchally-inclined society. Also the fact that this person has such a blatant misunderstanding of feminism that it’s clear they never took a moment to actually research any of its prominent figures.
Please don’t delude yourself into believing that women’s rights and women in general are ineffective. It’s pathetically biased and narrow-minded. There’s no motive here other than to continue to silence women and tell them that they’re equal.
What’s scary is, people who do not believe in the patriarchal oppression of women and the erasure of their role in history/science/literature/art actually think that all these fields are dominated by men because men are better and deserve being lauded and distinguished. They believe men are the history-makers instead of just the history-WRITERS. It’s like in college when someone asks “Why are there so few women artists in the western canon?” and male students just shrug and accept the propaganda that women just aren’t as good at art as men. And if they’re white, they believe the same thing about why all these fields are dominated by white people.
The root problem of egalitarianism is that you believe people earn their elevated place in history/society based solely on their own worth and accomplishments. So when you see that 99% of any field or canon is dominated by men, you believe in the supremacy and superiority of men.
Hi. The commentary.
A nation that refuses to fund its schools while building prisons will so literally reap what it sows that the aptness of the metaphor is dizzying.
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