Here’s something to know about judging a group of people – you cannot judge it based on the best that it has to offer. I got into an argument today with a friend about a meme I put on my Facebook page that was a George Carlin joke about why we can’t have the Ten Commandments up at places of government – because it would create a hostile work environment for all the judges, politicians and lawyers. I mean, don’t lie, don’t philander and don’t steal? Yeah, I’m with him. My friend pointed out to me that there are a number of good lawyers who are just trying to help people and do the right thing, and that their work is a thankless job that they get to be hated for. She’s studying to be a lawyer. And you know, she’s right. Being a lawyer is one of the most disrespected positions in this country. People are naturally suspicious of you and naturally don’t like you. However, when you see how corrupt our legal system is, it’s not hard to see why people have a negative view. Is it fair? Hell no. But that’s not the point.
We cannot judge a group of people based solely on the best of what they have to offer. If that were the case, then I would just love the police, even though report after report is getting out about the heinous shit they do. We can see all the great lawyers in the world and then we got to see the pieces of shit who they work with all over the place. It’s an ugly world.
With that said, I come to my topic for tonight – the feminists and their campaign to demean women who disagree with them. As a backlash against the increasingly-aggressive modern form of feminism, there is a new hashtag trending – #WomenAgainstFeminism. It is women who do not want to be a part of a movement that, in its increase in aggressive vocalization, has made it sound like they speak for all women. Not surprising, when you see the hashtag #YesAllWomen. Now, you’d think that the women who are a part of this would be lauded by modern feminists as examples of how effective their movement has been, having women who are willing to stand up and take charge of their own lives. But nope. Instead, it has been greeted by vitriol and shit being thrown at them.
One such example is Rebecca Brink. She made a bunch of self-portrait pictures mocking the women in their same style. I’ll share the pictures directly with you, so none of you can take me out of context. Maybe this can put into perspective just how sexist the modern feminist movement is, against women.
What terrible things are consistently happening in this country? Not to mention – why do you automatically assume that those of us who are not part of your movement don’t care if other countries have a feminism movement. If nations like Saudi Arabia or India decided to have a movement like the women of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, I would be totally behind that. In fact, that is the place where feminism makes the most sense. But what about life in this country is just so awful for all of you?
You all bitch about the most pointless shit. I even saw a poster of a woman who claimed that she needed feminism because of “stare rape.” Really?! You’re really making the case that you are being raped, actually violated, by somebody’s eyes. I bet you wouldn’t have the balls (pun intended) to say that in front of a woman who is raped and beaten by her husband. Tell her how much you know what her pain is like because a creepy guy stared at you. Or how women are portrayed in video games. Like that even matters. This isn’t even a movement anymore, in most respects. It’s a support group for women who are angry.
Nice to see that you, like EVERY single other Tumblr and Twitter feminist, play the victim card. I’m sure that you are so abused. For real, what violence is going on to you in the Western World? I mean, you all are big about the rapes of girls on campuses (making girls afraid to go to college because all us men are sexual predators, right?), but have you been to Sierra Leone lately? Or how about Haiti? I think the rape culture, a thing that you say exists in this country (which is laughable), there would scare the hell out of you if you had to live there. But you’ll never leave your posh, middle-class Western lifestyle, so naturally, you don’t have a clue.
But back to this country. Who are all the people getting killed in gang drive-bys? Men. How about the bulk of other killings? Men. Who is required to sign up for the draft, to fight in America’s wars if it comes to that? Men. Oh yeah, big on equal rights, but if someone put it to you – hey ladies, you want equal rights? Well then, sign up for the Draft. You would be so quick to stand back and claim weakness to get out of having to actually practice what you preach.
I think the only people shitting on other women are you and yours. After all, you’re using wigs and funny faces and mean-spirited posters to belittle the women you don’t agree with. You have people like PZ Meyers and FreeThoughtBlogs and their little professional-victim commandos who go and attack women like Jaclyn Glenn for expressing her views. I guess that all women shouldn’t have a voice. Just the ones you agree with. How sexist.
I remember Anita Sarkeesian’s latest “Video Games vs. Women” video, where she makes a very clear contention that women who are in the sex industry are demeaned and lesser because of their work, or not in charge of their own lives. The EVIL men were forcing them into it. Not to mention – stare rape! You have made pretty much every conceivable act of sexuality into rape! If there is ANY group of people who is afraid of sex – it’s you.
I believe that any person should be allowed to have as much sex as they desire with as many people that they find willing. I hope that they are smart about it and practice safe sex, but in the end, it all comes down to consent. So long as all parties involved can and do consent to the act, have fun with whatever you’re into. How is my view wrong?
How long are the children going to pay for the sins of the previous generation? For real, you all talk about the violent history and oppression that once was in this country, but that is NOT here now! You all bring up the wage gap and how there aren’t as many women in some fields as in others, but when you look back at history in the Western World, how can you possibly say that there is some kind of broad oppression of women? You have more rights than ever, and if you look at the world outside the First, you’ll see that women here couldn’t have it better. I just don’t get how you all can look at a few little things that still need work, like the wage gap, and say that you are the victims of horrific oppression on equal footing as the women in countries like Syria or China. It makes no fucking sense.
You’re the ones who’ve turned an entire movement into a popularity contest.
Where is this happening? I can tell you now, sexual harassment in the workplace is NOTHING compared to what it used to be. A boss slapping his female employee on the ass or booking a business trip with one hotel room does not happen anymore. The threat of lawsuits and bad press have done a complete 180 on this issue, which is good. Women now are in an infinitely better place, when it comes to getting employment, than they were just 60 years ago. This all feels like you are just complaining because you were passed over and feel that you were wronged. So now, you are using your Internet platform to complain about it. Poor you.
Man, the way you listen to these women talk, you’d think that being a woman nowadays is just so traumatic. One of the reasons that I took such issue with the #YesAllWomen trend was that so much of what I saw was just so negative about men. Women were talking about how they were afraid to be around men. They act like all us guys are just a bunch of lecherous pigs that are doing nothing but pondering raping and sexually abusing women. That’s fucking bullshit! This whole modern feminism movement has made it seem like women are weak and pathetic, incapable of looking after themselves or living their own lives. No, ladies, you need feminism! And not just any feminism. No, you need THEIR brand of it. And if you don’t like that, then you’re stupid and don’t get how much women have suffered. It’s a constant belief of victimhood that is so counter-intuitive to the way the world is.
Not only does modern feminism make my gender look like a bunch of sexual predators, it makes women look so unbelievably weak and pathetic. I thought you were trying to empower women? So why, then, are you going after women who don’t agree with you? Isn’t the nature of empowerment supposed to be that you accept that they have a different viewpoint, so long as they are strong enough to express it? Is that not enough? If so, then that’s really fucking stupid.
I can’t judge modern feminism by the best of what it has to offer. Especially since they are becoming pretty damn quiet these days. They can’t seem to stand with humanists like me who want to help everybody, because that would make crossing their sisterhood. It’s sad, really.
Until next time, a quote,
“There are two types of people in this world – those who do what they’re told, and those who are true to themselves. Most people think you’re supposed to follow a predetermined path, keep your head down, obey the rules, do whatever’s popular. But, some prefer to find their own path in life.” -Yuji Sakurai, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad