(Original post by angel2015)
I'm just curious, after a recent post. Just to clarify: Feminism is defined as the equal rights of men and women.
Just wondering, not asking for a debate as such or comments from people who think it is anything other than how it is defined...
Because I don't make such a genetic fallacy. It may be strictly defined as such, but surely by that definition feminism is somewhat superfluous, after all, there are going to be many more movements out there wanting the same objective, and ones that don't have such an implicitly sexist name; then when you consider that these days there is minimal indication that it is a movement for equal rights it really isn't worth bothering with.
We have equal [enough] rights in the West, so western feminism is largely pointless, the standard response to this is "well, this isn't true in other parts of the world!" The thing is, how many of the people who declare this actually work for the betterment of women in other parts of the world? How many of them want to raise women above men in the west, either by trying to give women extra rights, or surpressing the rights of men?
Beyond that you get that they claim to want equal rights for men and women, but asymmetrically support equivalent movements. The prime example is FGM, while it may be more severe than MGM there was still a massive focus on FGM, and not GM as a whole; where you get a "problem" faced by both men and women you will see feminism, for the most part, not fighting against injustice x, but fighting against injustice x vs women.
Then you get that the moderates allow the radicals to become the public face of feminism, which is hardly a good thing, and then the radicals go all hypocritical. See: professor, was it Taylor(?), the Rosetta scientist who was aggressively targeted for the shirt he was wearing on a very very stupid basis, yes, it was a horrible shirt, no, it was not "misogynistic". These exact same people would get in a flap if you made any comment based upon what they were wearing, they took a HUMAN achievement and tried to use it to forward their SEXIST agenda.
(Original post by noramaria)
Feminists are not against men and do not want to be more superior than men, they want to be equal as men and get equal pay and equal as men.
Since this post was right in front of me, I suggest you go and look at the secondary analysis of the gender pay gap, published I believe annually by the Department for Culture Media & Sport. If it is annual this year's should be published in the next few months, otherwise
is last year's. Now, take a look at that and tell me what conclusions you draw from it?