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Are you a feminist?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hekke, Jun 12, 2015.

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  1. hekke

    hekke Senior Member

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    Are you a feminist? I've personally met a ton of people that say that they believe in equal rights but they do not call themselves a feminist. Feminism stands for equal rights between the different genders - so why is it so hard to call yourself a feminist?

    Why are/aren't you a feminist?
     
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    Theres feminism and there are feminazis which make the whole group look like shit
     
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    I am a feminist, I love pussy.




    J/K But I really am a feminist ... and I really do love pussy.
     
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    Because even the term feminism isn't equal. To me personally it seems more like a superiority thing, but I really don't pay much attention. If men have more it's because they took it, nothing is stopping them from doing the same. Stop rallying and do something.

    I am 100% for equal rights but only if they're actually equal. I say this as a man who literally considers women the ultimate enjoyment in life
     
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    Because its the same thing why you don't use the word "gay" anymore.
    Gay is a word that describe that you are happy ( you are gay ), but a group of people have adopted the word and let say rebranded it to fit there need.
    Its the same shit with the word feminism.
     
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    The whole thing is one big brain fuck.

    I do agree in equal rights but the whole feminist thing....omg these people today are just crazy.

    What RIGHTS (meaning laws) do males have that females don't?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=feminist+news, feminist are fighting for equal rights to growing arm pit hair AHHHHHHH
     
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    There is already equal rights in most countries, there's only a few where men still have more rights than women.
     
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    As an AVID news reader and NPR junkie, and reading a lot of 'Feminist' arguments, I just can't be.

    Some gems I have found, without source because I am lazy:

    1. Profession has a lecture on human sexuality. Student claims to be a 'feminist' and argues professor was not sensitive enough to her needs by having a conversation so explicit and hurt her feelings, which was by her account 'sexist'. Woman claimed that she was sexually abused (I use the term loosely as she provided no evidence of this) and this lecture was a trigger (Which the student as informed of what the lesson was on). Professor is now under review.

    2. Woman on a mission to Africa blames the white man for all female plight. Is raped by an African Male while on her mission. Blames white men in Western Society on attempts to get a book deal out of it.

    3. Countless women report sexual assault by men because men 'rape them with their eyes' when wearing yoga pants. Such women argue that it is their right to wear such clothing and it is comfortable, and men should not be allowed to visually violate them due to this.

    I can keep going. Some of the things I read and listen to shocks me.

    You can call me sexist. I cook, clean and take care of my misses. I also provide and do all the 'work' a man would be assigned by traditional gender role. I also think women and men both have some advantages due to genetic disposition, chemistry, and how our brains are wired. Since will agree different emotional range and tolerance for others. When if comes down to it, women are better than men in many fields due to genetic disposition without considering any work or education level involved. The same can be said of men in some extents.

    This being said, 'equal' is not what many popular feminists are shooting for. Women and men should have equal rights. But as a man, I can never:

    1. Wear Yoga pants and get special treatment if people look at me because of it (I would get sent home from work, while my coworkers get to work, for example).

    2. Get a professor to change his lesson plan because of my sensitivities and prior life experience.

    3. You catch the drift.

    This all being said, women are not treated equally to men. If you were to put me in any non - western country where women are not treated fairly by society, I am MORE than willing to vote, demonstrate, and donate to help the cause. I think that the priorities of the modern feminist movement are WAY OFF.

    When did it shift from trying to mitigate the oppression of women in the work place to trying to advocate special and preferential treatment in all sectors of society?

    In the US women have not have the right to vote that long for goodness sake. I can give plenty of real examples of women having unequal rights to men in one context or another. Most often now in the corporate world where biases and the psychological inclination to like 'those like you' often limits the advancement of women. Although the numbers are getting better, it is a real issue.

    But most often I hear feminists touting an agenda which is more about personal bias and superiority than making things equal. This may not be the popular opinion, but until any group truly wants equality and not the advancement of one group over another, I cant identify myself with them or support the cause. It never stops at fair or equal, it is always about getting an advantage. This is human nature. I can't specify any blame. But trying to get special treatment above others in asinine.
     
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    Why this is debated over and over bemuses me, it shouldn't make any difference who or what you are. If you got the skillz you should get the billz
     
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    what "feminists" these days want is not equal standards in my opinion, their claims and facts are completely biased and sometimes false (wage gap between genders proved false) to make men look like bad guys
    Im all for equal rights but what a lot of so called feminists want is to have an upperhand over men because they think men abuse women
     
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    I'm no feminist, but I'm all for equal relationships. I'm not into the whole "the man is the ruler of the house" thing. And just like how I think men shouldn't hit women, women shouldnt hit men either. The only reason I would make my man a sandwich is because I'm wanting one too. and because I like to cook. making sandwiches = cooking ;)

    But seriously, the whole feminist title has a really bad reputation now. I don't see why people still consider themselves as feminist. or anything for that matter. Just live and be you without all the titles (Straight, christian, bisexual, gay, etc.) Don't put yourself into any category. I tend to think "categories" result in a lack of uniqueness. You put yourself in these groups that have all kinds of standards and rules and start to follow a specific lifestyle to maintain the cateogry. Instead of thinking "eh i won't eat meat bc i don't want to" you think "i won't eat meat bc i'm a vegetarian".

    and i'll end this post on that note because now i'm just blabbing and probably not making any sense.
     
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    I don't identify as a feminist, but if someone were to ask me outright the question "Are you a feminist?", I would find it hard to say "no", as I feel such a response would be an insult to all the women before me who took action so that I could enjoy the right to an education, the right to vote and the right not to be condemned to a life of being barefoot and pregnant unless that was something I wanted. However, I believe today's feminists, or at least the ones that get the most publicity, are out of their minds. I'm 100% for equal rights and just as likely to fight for an injustice against males as I am an injustice against females or any other gender... although to be fair I'm unlikely to fight against any injustices because I believe such efforts would be futile.
     
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    No I am not a bitchinist. I'm not good with women, I won't ever be good with women. I believe in human rights though.
     
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    Hell no, I am however a equalist. Equalist is what most feminsts mean that they are when they say feminism, but just the word "feminism" isn't even equal... cmon
     
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    Old, but quite good.


     
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    I think people take this stuff to serious its funny when people make humor of these kind of things like that meninist twitter page you have to look at the funny side of this.
     
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    The other day my answer would have been no but now knowing fully what a feminist is, yes I am a feminist. I think more people should actually research what feminism is and get a better understanding of it because there are a lot of extremists that give feminists a bad name. And it also doesn't help that the word feminist sorta sounds like a nazi group of angry women against men
     
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