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    Hello I thought I would make what I believe are some of the main criticisms of radical feminism and why it is rather corrosive.

    1) Radical feminist academic scholarship is often highly partisan (more so than other groups) and even invents statistics eg radical feminist "scholars" on witchcraft have in the past claimed that 9 million women were killed in the European witch trials which is outright fraudulent.

    2) Radical feminists seeks to promote division between peoples superficial differences, I have noticed radical feminists such as bell hooks attempting to ignite tension amongst ethnicities. So I call for all groups all ethnicities, all genders, all religions and all political persuasions as well as liberal feminists to come together against these divisive demagogues.

    3) Radical feminist makes wider feminism appear ludicrous to outsiders. The outright vile things that radical feminism often condones, http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews...30-174547.html http://bcove.me/nghv213p
    make all of feminism appear inane to many who do not differentiate between liberals and radicals. Luckily many liberal feminists such as Betty Friedan have realised this and criticised radical feminism.

    4) Radical feminism often resorts to violence and proclaims hate speech (while simultaneously trying to outlaw criticism of themselves) this hate speech can be seen in the SCUM Manifesto and it would not be going too far to deem the SCUM Manifesto the radical feminist equivalent of Mein Kampf


    Fortunately most people realised that radical feminism is divisive and prejudiced, I call everyone to unite against the hate movement that is radical feminism.

    I am aware that this list is certainly not comprehensive and so call on others to add their own criticisms.

    5) Radical feminists methods for resolving tensions are impractical and inhumane, Eg Gender segregation would not only be farcical in practicality but would contradict most if not all human rights legislation.
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    This is great! Will help me with my sociology :yy:

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    (Original post by yummy_strawberry)
    This is great! Will help me with my sociology :yy:

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    Which unit are you studying as I may be able to give you more specific criticisms tailored to your topic?
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    (Original post by Rational Thinker)
    Which unit are you studying as I may be able to give you more specific criticisms tailored to your topic?
    Just finished with the Family module. Our teacher said that we have to make criticisms on all the theories like the Feminists, Functionalists, New Right etc.

    I would be grateful if you could help me out there! )

    Edit: I'm doing OCR btw

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    Feminism is a hate movement, radical or 'liberal'.
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    bell hooks isn't a radical feminist.
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    (Original post by yummy_strawberry)
    Just finished with the Family module. Our teacher said that we have to make criticisms on all the theories like the Feminists, Functionalists, New Right etc.

    I would be grateful if you could help me out there! )

    Edit: I'm doing OCR btw

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    Well, with radical feminists you really want to highlight how its proposals such as gender segregation are implausible. I assume you would be doing Education next so point out that radical feminism ignores the neglect of males in education. In family it would be about how radical feminism ignores female on male domestic abuse.
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    (Original post by Messalina)
    bell hooks isn't a radical feminist.
    Much of her proposed solutions and rather ridiculous justifications of violence seems to proclaim radical.
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    (Original post by Rational Thinker)
    Well, with radical feminists you really want to highlight how its proposals such as gender segregation are implausible. I assume you would be doing Education next so point out that radical feminism ignores the neglect of males in education. In family it would be about how radical feminism ignores female on male domestic abuse.
    Ahh well that makes sense! Thank you for your help

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    (Original post by vendettax)
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    Feminism is a hate movement, radical or 'liberal'.
    Some liberals can be moderate. I think the way to gauge how extreme they are is whether or not they accept sexism against males. If they do not I think they are more likely to be radical. Radicals are certainly hateful and I dislike they way they are trying to divide males against one another.
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    Geez, the guys on TSR really have something against feminism.
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    (Original post by Rational Thinker)
    Much of her proposed solutions and rather ridiculous justifications of violence seems to proclaim radical.
    You've made a whoopsie, and confused the idea of a man-hating feminist with the entirety of radical feminism. Educate yo'self

    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tm..._feminism.html

    Radical feminism is a "current" within feminism that focuses on the theory of patriarchy as a system of power that organizes society into a complex of relationships based on an assumption of "male supremacy" used to oppress women. Radical feminism aims to challenge and to overthrow patriarchy by opposing standard gender roles and the male oppression of women, and calls for a radical reordering of society. Early radical feminism, arising within second-wave feminism in the 1960s, typically viewed patriarchy as a "transhistorical phenomenon" prior to or deeper than other sources of oppression, "not only the oldest and most universal form of domination but the primary form" and the model for all others. Later politics derived from radical feminism ranged from cultural feminism to more syncretic politics that placed issues of class, economics, etc. on a par with patriarchy as sources of oppression.

    Radical feminists locate the root cause of women's oppression in patriarchal gender relations, as opposed to legal systems (as in liberal feminism) or class conflict (as in socialist feminism and Marxist feminism.)
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...m-assange-case

    However, in Britain at least, radical feminism has never been particularly dominant, partly because – in the eyes of many socialist and postcolonial feminists – it has been insufficiently attentive to the intersections between gender inequality and other categories, such as race and class. So Rod Liddle's peddling of the tiresome rightwing idea that radical feminism has destroyed the family, along with Dominic Raab's assault on "feminist bigotry" and the Vatican's efforts to address "distortions" caused by radical feminism, rest on at least two implausible assumptions. First, they reduce feminism to a horrifying caricature that never really existed and second, they make the frankly bizarre suggestion that radical feminism is the dominant ideology of our times. It would seem that not only do these radical feminists commit the outrage of not wearing makeup, but they use the time this frees up to consolidate their world domination. Or an alternative explanation might be that these are the paranoid anxieties of fearful anti-feminists.
    I get the feeling you're one of those fearful anti-feminists they mention there
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    (Original post by IlexBlue)
    Geez, the guys on TSR really have something against feminism.
    Not the liberal side or others who accept the need to help males as well as females. However I fail to see why such as movement such as radical feminism which seeks to actively divide people against each other should not be criticised.
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    As a secular humanist, I find feminism in the UK abhorrent. It is a tool for white, middle class, journalists (professional or aspiring) to breed hatred and animosity among the public for their own private gain.
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    (Original post by IlexBlue)
    Geez, the guys on TSR really have something against feminism.
    No **** sherlock. Same old, same old. Soon the cries of "man-hater" and "misandrist" will be raining down upon us all
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    As a secular humanist, I find feminism in the UK abhorrent. It is a tool for white, middle class, journalists (professional or aspiring) to breed hatred and animosity among the public for their own private gain.
    Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women.

    Can you please explain to me what, exactly, in that statement is breeding hatred?

    Ironically, sounds like you're a bloke breeding hatred about feminism. But it's cool, we're used to guys like you, nothing new :cool:
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    Today's 'feminism' isn't even real feminism, it is a perversion of the message of the original civil-rights activists who emerged around the middle of the 20th century. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't referred to as a 'blackist', he is deemed a civil-rights activist, I see no reason why the pioneering women of this movement should not be as well.

    It seems to me like the movement today, at least in the west, is more about hating/blaming men for everything wrong with the world, and self-victimization.
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    (Original post by Noor90)
    Today's 'feminism' isn't even real feminism, it is a perversion of the message of the original civil-rights activists who emerged around the middle of the 20th century. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't referred to as a 'blackist', he is deemed a civil-rights activist, I see no reason why the pioneering women of this movement should not be as well.

    It seems to me like the movement today, at least in the west, is more about hating/blaming men for everything wrong with the world, and self-victimization.
    You may want to learn more about the movement, then. Try the London 2013 Feminist Conference closing speech for starters:

    http://www.feministtimes.com/finn-ma...minism-threat/

    excerpt:
    But this very situation is fuelled of course by one of the most popular lies told about our movement, the lie that feminism is man-hating, that feminists are man-haters. Feminism does not hate men. Feminism contains a great respect for the humanity of us all, by pointing out what should be obvious – that all men are not this way or that, that all men are not violent or war-mongering. Our political theory explains that male violence is in fact a form of social control, one that it is profoundly political, and not in the least biological.
    Another lie told about our movement is that feminism makes women into victims. This is the lie that ours is a negative, pessimistic and disempowering movement, what some people call “victim feminism”.
    Let us be clear. It is not feminism that turns women into victims. It is the men who choose to abuse women, who choose to violate women, who presume a right to buy women. It is those men who make women into victims; not feminism. Feminism is here to stop that process, to end the violence of male domination. We respond to individual experiences with the aim of collective change for all. That is what empowerment looks like.
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    Women are the most over privileged people in Western society. They can do no wrong.
 
 
 
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