Feminism – The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of equality of the sexes.
Perfectly conveyed. Feminism is not a fight for egalitarian opportunities for the sexes. Feminism is a fight for women’s rights, and only women’s rights – no, not just women’s rights, but women’s EXCLUSIVE rights. Feminists do not care about the rights of men, the gender roles assigned to men, or the gender expectations from men. “Equality” is merely an excuse for the feminists to promote their cause. They gladly endorse any traditional privileges given to women, and mark it as a sign of women’s “enlightenment”.
Women are expected to stay at home and do the dishes? Men are expected to work to support their family single-handedly. Women are expected to be delicate and weak? Men are expected to be strong, rough, and have no physical weaknesses. Girls are expected to sing and dance? Boys are expected to play and fight. Women can get raped? So can men. All men are potential rapists? So are all women. All men are potential rapists? They’re also potential rape victims. Women get paid less for the same jobs (a lie)? Men are expected to spend their salary on their wives too. A woman is the sole breadwinner for her family? Billions of men doing that too. Women not allowed to take a few posts in the army? Men are forced into fighting in the army in countries like Singapore (which isn’t even threatened by war, and even if they were, they should follow the model of Israel, instead of implementing their own screwed up, sexist model). Female rape victims don’t get justice? Male ones don’t even have a law to protect them.
Here’s the best list I found from a simple google search: What are some common ways in which men face sexism?
Don’t get me wrong. I know that oppression of women is wrong. I know that women get oppressed more than men in society overall. However, I am only stunned by the hypocrisy of feminists. Urban society outside the Islamic world generally oppresses men much more than women. All a woman needs to do to ruin the life, career, and reputation of a man, is to file a false rape allegation.
I am also stunned by the sheer persecution complex of the feminists. They justify their beliefs by the ridiculous proposition that “women are weaker”. Even had this been true, then are we to make special laws for all the different races who are “weaker”? We should go about oppressing Sub-saharans because they’re physically stronger? And what about pain endurance, in which women are superior to men? Are we to go around accounting for every difference between groups? Women’s better memory, men’s better compartmentalisation of cognition and emotion, women’s better skills, men’s better perception…
Look at Singapore – it’s a rather sexist society that favours women. Women have lower standards for passing physical fitness tests at childhood, women don’t have to ruin their education like men do, for military service between high school and undergraduate studies, and so on. This is actually rather common in most urban areas, unfortunately.
There are lots of ways in which men are oppressed, and women have no counterpart for, that society refuses to notice. This starts at primary school, when the predominantly female cohort of elementary school teachers favour girls over nearly everything. I’m only half-joking. More seriously, most countries have no laws against rape of males, and many laws are severely sexist against men.
In India, a woman may refuse to be arrested by the police at night. Yes, you heard that right. Refusal to be arrested. Wow. Proof is not necessary for imprisoning someone for dowry (guilty till proven innocent). Oh, not someone, the male and his entire immediate family. What the hell is that? Oh, and by the way, the “entire immediate family” doesn’t include his sisters, though it does include his brothers. Wow, just wow. Upon divorce, it’s always the man who has to pay a maintainence fee to the woman, even if he was a “house-husband”. Oh, and no laws against male rape. None. Until recently, this included sexual violence against male children. This is what a prominent Indian feminist, Flavia Agnes, has to say about making rape laws gender neutral:
I oppose proposal to make rape laws gender-neutral. We had opposed it when the government made child rape laws gender-neutral. After the feminist wave of the 1980s, many countries in the West made rape laws gender-neutral. But, they have realized these laws are harming women more than men. There is physicality in the definition of rape, there is use of power and the victim has a stigma attached to her. If made gender-neutral, rape laws will not have the deterrence value and it will make it more complicated for judges in court.
In other words, rape laws should not be made gender-neutral, because women are intriniscally of greater value than men. Ah!
Other feminists, such as Vrinda Grover, outright deny the existence of male rape.
Why should rape laws be gender-neutral? That would be making a mockery of what is actually happening in the country. There are no instances of women raping men. I don’t think men are facing serious sexual violence as women. Consider the brutality and intensity of sexual violence against women. Hope the home minister does not put out a bill that delays or obfuscates discussions on the issue
I ask them how this is any different from Dharamvir Goyat’s claim that “90% of rapes are consensual”. Actually, it’s different. It’s more than 11% worse.
How egalitarian, right?! It seems that these feminists simply can’t tolerate males being as legally powerful as females. And guess what? These two feminists managed to completely overturn an attempt by the central government to make rape laws gender neutral! Do these feminists really deserve so much political power?
Good thing it looks like feminism is on the decline, this millenium.
This is not to say that there aren’t some “feminists” who truly believe in equal opportunity for the sexes. I prefer to call them “gender neutralists”, instead of feminists. I generally define political stances based on the actual political stances of the majority of those whom claim to practise the stance, and most feminists are just female chavunists, and thus in my eyes and ears, feminism and female chavunism are the same thing. These are the ones who managed to make rape laws gender-neutral in Europe. They aren’t the ones who clap for the matriachial Khasis. They are the ones who truly believe in gender neutrality, who truly fight against gender roles, patriarchial, and matriarchial.
Ironically, the present matriarchy is due to the past patriarchial situation, or from similiar untrue axioms and similiar flawed logic. Before it was Women are weaker therefore they need to be trapped in a house. Now it’s Women are weaker therefore they need special rights. Feminists like to hold males as the culprits for patriarchy. However, the entire society is to be held responsible for this. Patriarchy means putting men in power and women not in, this doesn’t necessarily favour men.
To be fair, nature oppresses women more than it does to men. For starters, the ability to pee while standing without taking off your pants fully. More seriously, women get pregnant, they need to suckle their young, and they have periods. There are more female-exclusive diseases than male-exclusive ones. But the solution is not to oppress men more to balance out this oppression. The solution is to use our intellect, and our technology to combat nature head-on.
Can’t pee while standing? How about 240 degree (4/3 pi) zips? Suckling your young? How about artificial human milk? Pregnancy? What about in-vitro? Female-only diseases? Eradicate those, period (pun intended).
Oh, and by the way – let me make this clear: I do not endorse any of those stupid men’s rights groups that told people to vote for the Samajwadi party. The SP stinks of sexism (against women), communalism (against Hindus), and socialism (against the economy, duh).
See also: Dear modern feminists, so this is what you’re saying? on SkepticInk.