This post was reblogged, and I’m replying to a comment that does not appear to want to be posted due to the way that WordPress handles validation.
The following comment was made here: http://disciplesperspective.com/2013/09/26/dear-feminist-bullying-in-the-name-of-compassion-is-harmful/
September 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm
Feminism is not about bullying anybody, on the contrary. We are all different, but should have the same rights, men and women, young and old etc. Even our prime minister is a feminist, and he is a man. He says womens conbtribution to our society and our economy is more important than the oil, and Norway are a major oil producing country..
Feminism, like all ideologies are “about” what is practiced, not what is preached. What is preached, publicly, the rhetoric, is “equality”, what is observably promoted is “men as powerful evil perpetrators” and “women as weak vulnerable and morally superior victims”.
The rhetoric of “equality” however, implies equal to, rather than equal with, which, by presupposition implies that women have less, men have more. This is demonstrably false by innumerable measures. Further, note that what the rhetoric claims to strive for is equal rights–but not equal obligations, equal duties and equal responsibilities, which, to create a healthy society, must be commensurate. Feminism, as currently practiced, demonstrate that obligation, duty and responsibility is considered an inequality. Would you allow your spouse, children, parents or neighbours to treat you with this underlying attitude? If not, then why tolerate that a large swath of the world to do so towards 48% of the world population?
What is observably practiced by self-proclaimed feminists, is the promotion of benefits to women, at the expense of men, and the utter, not even neglectful, but active dismissal of the value of men as human beings and further dismissed is the incalculable value that men bring to the table in everything from our understanding of the universe, to the technologies that we based upon those understandings, to the positive benefits that have allowed us to create the freedom, lifestyle, lifespan and security that is unprecedented in any period of history.
Moreover notably in law, in academia, politics, media and in culture, feminism promotes the active diminution of men’s rights.
Feminism is the ideology of a spoiled, narcissitic child, a dependent, living under Daddy’s roof while willfully ignoring the countless hours of work, pain, the injuries and deaths, and complaining that since the results are not to feminism’s whimsical notion of perfection, that the whole is worthless.
“I’m sorry that the strawberries I gave you weren’t the sweetest ones, Honey, I lost my arm in a thresher today and so couldn’t make it to the end of the field, so, please forgive me.”
“You’re a lazy and selfish man, Daddy! You’re supposed to bring me the BEST strawberries. You’re an oppressive bastard!”
Daddy’s failure to bring home the best strawberries due to a grievous injury is known as “The” Patriarchy.
Dear feminist, do you want to smash “The” Patriarchy? Give up your dependence, and be a full contributor. Observe equal duties, responsibilities, and obligations. Demonstrate fairness and justice rather than demanding it. Complain less about having to do the vacuuming and start mowing the lawn. Feminism is gynocentric grabbing. A better solution is egalitarian sharing, of work and dangers as well as benefits. Create your own safety rather than depending on us to provide it to you.
When feminists stop promoting the notion that women are weak and victims, and that they make it a cultural imperative that females be accountable, self-responsible, equal in rights, duties and results of their individual and collective action; when they stop willfully working towards the diminution of men’s rights in law, culture and politics, then perhaps, they might earn a modicum of my respect.
Until feminism becomes a truly egalitarian movement, rather than a gynocentric grab-for-all, until feminists start acting like adults, rather than spoiled dependents, feminism and it’s proponents will not earn genuine public respect.
Should feminism, however, become a movement of self-empowered, active adults who take change their own lives, when feminists consider that men and women are equal members of a global community, rather than artificially generating a victim class consciousness that demands an oppressor class, feminism will no longer be gynocentric, and thus feminism will be no more.
It is only by the death of feminism, can “The” Patriarchy come to an end.