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First off, please read the definitions of feminism and humanism before someone makes the dumb remark of "I'm a humanist fuck feminists." Being an atheist has not much to do with gender equality.

feminism
ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
noun
1. the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

humanism
ˈhjuːmənɪz(ə)m/
noun
1. a rationalist outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters.


So yup, as anybody who knows me already knows, I'm a feminist. I believe in equal rights for all and a better society where men and woman don't get away with their sexist bullshit. I believe women should have equal pay to men, that men should get equal custody of children and the armed forces should let women hold more positions. I do not shy away from the word or feel guilty as some strange individuals believe I should nowadays. I am in no way shape or form ashamed of femininity, of women that fought for the right to vote or my desire to be considered every bit as capable as a man at wood work and men at ironing shirts.

I really don't understand why so many people have such a problem with feminism though the majority of the crazies seem to be coming from america and we all know how ridiculous the propaganda machine is over there. Most of the arguments against feminism I hear tend to be pointing out the inequalities and then telling feminists it's their fault for not having equality in the matter. The fact it is not equal is why feminists exist to push towards making it equal. The armed forces argument for instance. "If you want to be so equal why don't you fight to join the army." Feminists have been fighting to get more positions in the army for years, it is one of the feminist movement agendas. By trying to use that argument to point out a flaw in feminism you just admitted to being a feminist, thanks for joining the team. :salute:

Then there's all this stuff of late with street harassment and the like. There is a big difference between being friendly and being a creep. I come from a place where it is normal to speak to strangers on the street and start up conversations at the bus stop but none of that friendly behavior involves anyone groping or talking about my tits. Being friendly, fine, being a pervert, not fine. Women do not like it when you talk to them like meat. It is disrespectful, it is threatening, it is subjugating and it is not treating someone as an equal. This is probably the bit where an angry 'masculinist' tries to mansplain to me how women cat call on the street as well. Yeah, not really, maybe it happens every blue moon but the majority of female on male interaction in the streets is polite and courtesy enough not to mention his penis or get angry and throw out threats because she got rejected but sure that should not be happening either.

There are problems in our society and gender equality is in no way shape or form equal at the moment. In some places it is actually managing to go backwards. If we want to become a better human race we really need to stop fighting about who is to blame about every little problem and just admit that 'fuck yeah, this shit is messed up' and ask one another 'how we gonna deal?'


Here are some feminist related videos for you to get clued up on. Education is the key to success.








Anyway, that was a snippet of my thoughts for the day.
  • Mood: Peaceful

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