Here are the only reasons why anyone opposes feminism.
1. Men who don’t want to lose their privilege
2. Women who have internalized misogyny.
3. women of color who have been disappointed by “white feminism”
If a person tells you they oppose feminism for any reason other than those stated above, they are either misinformed, uneducated or lying.
Oh, the privilege where men are highly disregarded in any issues they may have. Or is it where men have no legal standing whether or not to surrender parenthood to a child, just as a mother can (before, and after birth). Oh, you must mean where a mother can accuse a man of molesting their child, to gain full custody, and where the father is guilty until proven innocent. Or maybe it’s the privilege where nobody gives a shit if a man is raped, abused, or battered half to death. Personally, I think it’s the privilege that occurred when Erin Pizzey opened up women’s shelters and tried to open up men’s shelters, but was unable to, because of feminist conflicts of interest (“Men can’t possibly need help, they can take care of themselves.”).
Internalized misogyny is just a cop-out to disregard anyone with an opinion different from yours. If someone were to speak up, feminism slams them down and shames them by calling them names such as “Self-hating woman”, “Misogynist”, “Rape apologist”, or anything along those lines. No real discussion ever happens, because of that blatant disregard for other people, and free thought.
Now, I do not disregard issues we face today, that would be ignorant. But what I will not do, is get behind any special interest group that elevates one people over another, and screams over anyone that has an opinion that differs from them. EVERYONE has issues. Absolutely everyone. You can’t put people in a box, call them privileged, and expect people to ignore them. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happened today.
Social justice isn’t going “me, me, me”. We all need to band together, become one people, and stop pointing fingers at people in the name of tumblr social justice. Calling me names, and putting me down isn’t going to change my opinion, or make me hate men. All it does is solidify everything I just said.
As a wonderful woman that feminists love to hate, Karen Straughn, once said: “This isn’t the oppression Olympics, it’s shit for everybody”.
"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"
- “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” — Andrea Dworkin
- “The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” — Sally Miller Gearhart
- “All men are rapists and that’s all they are” — Marilyn French
“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” – Robin Morgan
All I can see resulting from this is “How dare you disagree with me, misogyny! Rape apologist! Gtfo hater!” + more blind insults and attacks on my character. Egalitarianism is a much better movement, where I think you’ll find what you think Feminism means.
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Oh, hello tumblr!
I haven’t kept up with you much, because I’ve been workin my little butt off. But I have two new hairs coming out on the 15th at Kustom9! :]
Hair packs are 199 and buy all’s are 799.
I’m gonna be using this to document things and to vent from time to time, so I hope that doesn’t bother anyone. Hahaha
Kiss Land, Love Cats, Sea Wolf (left to right)
TP —> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legione/216/168/22
New (much needed) colours added to the store! They’ve been added to these: Back to Black, Black Mirror, Flower Door, Alabi, Marmalade, Tainted Love, Teen Lovers, & True Affection! Welcome them to the family!
little bones. Flower Door & True Affection
Released NOW In-Store!
little bones. Black Mirror Gacha!
25 per play, come try it out!!
little bones. Alabi & Marmalade @ The Chapter Four!
They will be in the Two-For-One room, buy one get one free! <3
little bones Tainted Love & Teen Lovers
(Tainted Love shown in Beach Bum from the Roots pack, and Teen Lovers shown in Icicle from the Ombre pack.)
Come and get them at SLFW this Friday, January 17th!
Just waiting for the opening! I’m all set up. :]