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    Just curious to find out other peoples opinions on feminism.

    Personally I'm not a feminist and I think it has been given a bad name. Although I care about equality, I think feminism is just a bit too much.

    What are your thoughts?
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    Inb4 the crackpots start commenting.
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    I guess no one really care about this then... lol
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    Same, the original ideology was understandable but a small percentage of women have ruined the name of feminism. So much so that its considered a curse word nowadays to call yourself a feminist.
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    I mean, I don't think a lot of people today are against the early feminism. The right to vote, equal pay, access to birthcontrol etc. I suppose people are against the current movement of feminism, since they often reference false statistics, don't care too much about men's issues, and of course, the radicals. I just recently stopped identifying with feminism, since I don't feel the third way represents my opinions and views
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    (Original post by Conceited)
    Inb4 the crackpots start commenting.
    Haha. You can almost hear the stampede.
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    (Original post by LunaTheFox)
    I mean, I don't think a lot of people today are against the early feminism. The right to vote, equal pay, access to birthcontrol etc. I suppose people are against the current movement of feminism, since they often reference false statistics, don't care about too much about men's issues, and of course, the radicals. I just recently stopped identifying with feminism, since I don't feel the third way represents my opinions and views
    Totally agree with this.
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    Less comments than expected from a title like this
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I guess no one really care about this then... lol
    There's a million threads on feminism, men in particular seem obsessed with it, whatever 'it' is purported to be.
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    (Original post by k.n.h.)
    Less comments than expected from a title like this
    I know, I'm surprised. I was waiting for those with strong opinions, but I guess this topic isn't as popular as I though it would be.
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    Original feminism - suffragette movement - right to equality between genders = fine
    feminazis - psychotic men haters - offended by everything - too ashamed to even look like women = retarded
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I know, I'm surprised. I was waiting for those with strong opinions, but I guess this topic isn't as popular as I though it would be.
    The comments will come in soon enough :tea:
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I guess no one really care about this then... lol
    Everyone has an opinion on the matter, its rather that people (on here especially) don't want to be "offensive", whatever that means. I'm not one of those people so here is my view.
    I am all for equality and in particular equal opportunities for all, not equity, and equal outcomes, however. If someone is more successful than you that isn't because of their gender or race they simply are more skilled and qualified for the job (in most cases). Feminism, especially in the past decade, has become this nasty, vindictive movement of greed and aggression, they say they advocate for equality but act very differently. Men acted like pigs 50 years ago and it was wrong, now these women are adopting the same ideals, we should learn from the past not replicate our failures. I am currently studying geography with economics at university and whilst I am very open to new ideas, I am afraid of topics arising such as "ecofeminism" or the "masculine gaze", they seem to lack substance and tend to complain and whine a lot, without any real issue at stake or solutions to present, they appear as daydreams at best in my mind and lack any policy implications or reasonable interpretation. Women are now arguably starting to dominate especially in universities and even in the workplace where employers prefer women employees to men. As a white heterosexual man, I feel very alienated and blamed, I feel as if I'm the evil of the world when in reality I haven't done anything wrong. It's becoming increasingly difficult for men to criticise women without accusations of sexism and harassment arising.
    I could go on further but I'm exhausted and to be honest with you quite frustrated with the whole stereotyping and segregation.
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I know, I'm surprised. I was waiting for those with strong opinions, but I guess this topic isn't as popular as I though it would be.
    Maybe there's been some temporary burnout from all the recent feminist threads. You should have probably been a little more specific to get people interested, like 'Who Supports Feminist Pornography?' (yes, it is a thing).
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    (Original post by TastyChicken)
    Everyone has an opinion on the matter, its rather that people (on here especially) don't want to be "offensive", whatever that means. I'm not one of those people so here is my view.
    I am all for equality and in particular equal opportunities for all, not equity, and equal outcomes, however. If someone is more successful than you that isn't because of their gender or race they simply are more skilled and qualified for the job (in most cases). Feminism, especially in the past decade, has become this nasty, vindictive movement of greed and aggression, they say they advocate for equality but act very differently. Men acted like pigs 50 years ago and it was wrong, now these women are adopting the same ideals, we should learn from the past not replicate our failures. I am currently studying geography with economics at university and whilst I am very open to new ideas, I am afraid of topics arising such as "ecofeminism" or the "masculine gaze", they seem to lack substance and tend to complain and whine a lot, without any real issue at stake or solutions to present, they appear as daydreams at best in my mind and lack any policy implications or reasonable interpretation. Women are now arguably starting to dominate especially in universities and even in the workplace where employers prefer women employees to men. As a white heterosexual man, I feel very alienated and blamed, I feel as if I'm the evil of the world when in reality I haven't done anything wrong. It's becoming increasingly difficult for men to criticise women without accusations of sexism and harassment arising.
    I could go on further but I'm exhausted and to be honest with you quite frustrated with the whole stereotyping and segregation.
    I appreciate your honesty and pretty much agree with most of what you've said.
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    Maybe there's been some temporary burnout from all the recent feminist threads. You should have probably been a little more specific to get people interested, like 'Who Supports Feminist Pornography?' (yes, it is a thing).
    Gosh, I don't think I even want to know what that is.
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    (Original post by TastyChicken)
    ...As a white heterosexual man, I feel very alienated and blamed, I feel as if I'm the evil of the world when in reality I haven't done anything wrong. It's becoming increasingly difficult for men to criticise women...
    I'm also a white heterosexual man yet I don't feel alienated and blamed. Either I'm not paying enough attention or I'm thick skinned, or both. Meh.
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    I'm also a white heterosexual man yet I don't feel alienated and blamed. Either I'm not paying enough attention or I'm thick skinned, or both. Meh.
    I would argue perhaps it's the former, I tend to expose myself to a lot of feminist views and have to read an enormous amount of academic literature, scholars like Gillian Rose make me feel this way. Of course, I am exaggerating to an extent, but I do see a continuing trend appearing.
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    (Original post by Fazzy_77)
    I guess no one really care about this then... lol
    The thread has been done to death on TSR, lots of people care about going round in circles bickering about it. Calm before the storm.
    Another surefire way to get a popular thread is throwing “muslim AMA” in there.
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    (Original post by TastyChicken)
    I would argue perhaps it's the former, I tend to expose myself to a lot of feminist views and have to read an enormous amount of academic literature, scholars like Gillian Rose make me feel this way. Of course, I am exaggerating to an extent, but I do see a continuing trend appearing.
    You might be suffering from what's called 'academic over-exposure syndrome' (yeah, I did just make that up).
 
 
 
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