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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Mainstream feminism isn't. If it was, no one would be disputing against this. And I'm a woman.
    Unfortunately, you're right, mainstream radical feminist ideas have morphed into something paradoxical and twisted. But the dispute comes from misrepresentation; angry people are more likely to be heard because they're less fearful of rebuke, and radical feminists are angry.
    Also, me too. It's not really relevant to the argument, but it's nice we have something in common.
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    (Original post by LostInPanda)
    Unfortunately, you're right, mainstream radical feminist ideas have morphed into something paradoxical and twisted. But the dispute comes from misrepresentation; angry people are more likely to be heard because they're less fearful of rebuke, and radical feminists are angry.
    Also, me too. It's not really relevant to the argument, but it's nice we have something in common.
    'Also, me too. It's not really relevant to the argument, but it's nice we have something in common.'
    - I probably sound random but that was genius. Lol, I like you. You're awesome.
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    I actually don't mind this. I think it's a pretty good idea but on the grounds that the lessons are gender neutral.
    No constant male shaming or because of men women this or women that. It needs to be gender neutral looking at both aspects. Even just by reading the description of the petition, I saw how the user mainly mentioned women's issues and problems. I don't know, great idea but a lot needs to drastically change.
    Very true. General issues of equality need to be addressed, rather than shaming or blaming any one gender. A lot of the debate about gender has become quite immature, focusing more on the causes rather than the solutions. It's refreshing to see more women speak out against radical feminism.
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    I believe in education and I believe in equality. I also believe that both men and women are being socialised into certain gender roles, and that this is unfair and leads to many, many problems.

    I live in South Africa, so I am not new to the notions of either inequality or discrimination. I feel strongly, that we have to learn from our past mistakes in order to make the future a better place. We are the next generation(s) and our actions and their implications are important, as we have seen with the previous generations:

    and this includes teaching about gender equality / inequality. It is very important. Discimination and inequality stems from being uneducated in the ways of another human being or group of human beings and how it actually feels to live their lives. I am so thankful for my Sociology course - that would never have been an option in the local schools around me, and I believe it should. People should be made aware of how they are socialised so that we can break down the barriers.

    This might sound idealist, but I believe that fighting the good fight is worth it, regardless of the amount you are able to change outside of yourself. Change is worth it and we need it. I also know that people have a lot of power within themselves. History is full of examples. Don't underestimate individuals or smaller groups.

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