Can I just say its hella annoying that radfems tell women they’re powerful and all and then fucking turn around and act like they’re always victims and shit
Am I the only person persistently annoyed by this
who is telling women that…
Well, I just want to fix and reiterate some thing things. While women aren’t necessarily oppressed now like say 50 years ago, it’s less on any obvious oppression and more on the subtle ones.
Women get slack in a lot of things, but what about the load of other things men get away with, yet women still get criticized on?
I actually learned in class where it may look like people “choose” the jobs they want, but it’s been already taught at an early age that girls do this, and boys do that. The gender differences is astonishing on how much is pressured on a child the moment they are born. Parents always want to know what the sex of the child is, so they can prepare the pink/blue clothes and the dolls/trucks for toys. Just because we may personally see a decrease of it, doesn’t mean it’s actually decreasing nation or worldwide. (This can be said for about anything else as well.)
Kids at a young age are very easily influenced by social cues. But it’s not just kids - teens too, and adults. When women choose to do those ‘women based’ jobs, it’s not so much they choose to, but it’s because they feel comfortable doing so. But they think it’s the job they want.
Am I saying we’re too dumb to realize what job we want? No. But how many kids are truly given the freedom of choice they want to think? Not many even to do this day. People like to follow norms. It’s not that we’re tools though, rather that we’re so early influenced to follow the norms and we make it a part of us. And we can’t quite say our childhood did not effect who we are.
As far as feminism goes, I liked what this one Jezebel article said where feminism fights patriarchy. They were basically stating that patriarchy created a lot of the issues we have now. They aren’t blaming men, but the system that was created in the past by men and continues to thrive to this day.
Who thought women should stay at home and cook? Patriarchy did. Who said men need to act macho and independent? Patriarchy did. Who thought women are delicate flowers? Patriarchy. What made women want to fight so much in the past about men oppressing them? You get the idea.
And personally, it makes a lot of sense to me. If someone is going to say “Stop blaming patriarchy!1” …Well uhm, who exactly was in power for almost every era in time? :I Any nation ruled by a single sex is bad.
It doesn’t help how we must label everything with gender terms.. but that’s another story..
I don’t like how feminists of today are acting, but lumping other feminists to the extremists is just as bad. This is like saying all Christians act like Westboro Church extremists, when we clearly know that isn’t the case. Feminism is a viewpoint at best, and people can have their own interpretations of it.
For example, I consider myself a feminist for the most part, although based on dictionary terms, my views equate to egalitarianism. *shrug* This just starts sounding like a terminology issue. If both male activists and feminists want equality, why don’t they all just join egalitarianism or something? :I
PS: If anything, just adding my two cents. I am not very good with debates, but I do feel strongly for these things so I wanted to add my thoughts. And, this didn’t reblog to the specific post. Oh well.
Well honestly, my original issue was that people champion women to be strong and then turn around to say that they’re victims all the time, which I personally find offensive as hell.
I agree with your views on egalitarianism and I generally view myself as one.
It’s not like problems don’t exist at all, but people are definitely taking the extremist route these days.
No problem. I wanted to clarify some stuff, or at least, add something that can be used to think about since we often get stuck at the heat of the moment in arguments that we start lumping people together. I saw a lot of the reblogs the other day, and while I agreed with some of what people said, the overall tone and conclusive point of some posts was not the nicest things to read at 3am. lol