Reblog if you believe that Feminism is about creating a better world for people of all genders, including men. (My friend believes that it’s about hating men.)
If you have any examples of how feminists have stood up for men’s rights, please send them to me!
I don’t believe it’s about hating men. I think the feminist movement has done and continues to do great things for women. And a lot of the time, by doing those things for women, they ended up helping men too- giving women the right to vote, giving them a place in the workplace; those things have made life better for everybody, women and men.
But at the same time, I don’t see any evidence that the movement cares about men or equality. Individual members might, sure, but the things I’ve seen from the feminist movement in regards to helping/protecting men has always been the opposite- the movement has always been out to give women any advantage that they can. Vague, nebulous things like ‘remaking society’ makes for great propaganda, and I can’t wait for the day where male rape victims aren’t laughed at and told they enjoyed it or were somehow asking for it (or are actually considered victims, and not forced to pay their rapist child support- and oh yes, I can give you examples), or when male suicide is actually considered a problem despite being triple the rate of female suicide (and we maybe ban words to help their feelings (can start with ‘handsome’)), but when I look at the concrete things that the movement is actually doing- that list I put up earlier, listing the laws the feminist movement had squashed or reworked so that equality for men was removed- I find that the issues men might face are being ignored or even covered up by the movement, and I become extremely suspicious that any ‘new society’ created by the feminist movement would be equal. That’s why I hold this opinion, and why it really bugged me when you were telling me that feminism was trying to help me; the links I posted were an explanation.
If I told you Christianity was trying to make your life better, and showed you the kind of pictures you linked me, you’d respond the same way I have. Maybe you’d give me the benefit of the doubt and think ‘oh, he just hasn’t seen the same information I have’, and show me clear, concrete examples of how your life has been made worse by them, or at the very least how you’ve had equality stolen from you by churches (like I did for feminism); but either way I think that at the very least you would wonder why I felt that could possibly make you feel better.
I wasn’t trying to argue, or say the feminist movement is just about hating men or anything like that, just… had hoped you could have understood where I was coming from.