Please read this letter until the end.
You are a hypocrite because you say that, “men cannot _____” how is this any different from you saying that society tells you, “Women cannot ____” ?
The entire point of feminism when it was established was equal rights and being proud of who you are no matter who you are. And by that definition I am a feminist as well. There are always going to be issues with equal rights, racism, sexism, and ignorance still exist and they always will.
You can never win by fighting hate with more hate; it’s like fighting a fire with gasoline instead of water, you only make the flames bigger and they consume more of what you are trying to save.
As I said before I believe everyone is entitled to equal rights but there is no such thing as being MORE equal than someone else, Orwell told us that in Animal Farm. You say men can not be oppressed but that is not true, if you believe that we are all equal then men can be mistreated as well, if you say that everyone is equal but men can NOT be oppressed you are a hypocrite.
I don’t expect a positive response to this but I want to leave you by saying this:
At what point does this become a fight against men and not a fight for women?
File under: People who don’t understand feminism who send in “scathing critiques” as though they are some internet martyr
I don’t know what this tattoo is…what does your research tell you?
I’m still not understanding what the basis of this debate is. I take it that your friend isn’t a feminist so I wouldn’t bother debating with them and justifying your feminism to them
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
Wooo, I like this.
Perfect quote is perfect.
Gonna print this out and stick it on my mirror. Keep that shit in check.
Or that one is “GIVING” a voice to a marginalized person. Which is very problematic as well. Having a voice is different to not being heard.
I would need more context
This is why I tried to stay away from both checking out the blog and trying to give my opinion on what I thought the specific blog was. #tumblrproblems
I don’t see how me giving allies tips is the sole determining factor in things getting better…
Sounds like a bunch a bullshit to me. Cause I personally believe that it’s perfectly fine/necessary to provide interventions to make those actually affected by oppression my priority.
But people who are used to being at the center of everything can’t understand that, I suppose