Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Well then, I'm tackling the feminist movement



Yes, I’m female and I don’t fully agree with the feminist movement. There I said it. I can already hear the social justice warriors calling me a sexist, misogynistic, etc. Look I understand that I sound problematic but I have my reasons. I consider myself progressive, just to clarify that. Also, this is just my opinion.
I am proud of the suffrage movement, Roe v. Wade, and all the progress made for women’s rights. It also breaks my heart to see stories of women deprived of their rights in other countries. But it’s safe to say that the feminist movement is out of control.
Throughout the years, the feminist movement has changed its ideologies and meaning. I honestly don’t feel the need to explain this because it’s an obvious answer. Yes, indeed it has changed. Rather than having a movement striving for equal rights of the sexes, it’s turned into an androgynistic movement that finds every reason to call someone or something sexist. Plus many of their ideas are based on feelings.
This movement likes to claim that a wage-gap exists even though it’s been debunked far too many times. They like to make claims that science is sexist or that the separate areas for girls and boys are sexist. Now that is sort of understandable but that’s really all about marketing plus most stores have already removed the signs above the toy section. Also, the different areas for clothes should never be considered sexist or transphobic simply because men and women have different physiques. Also, if someone is transgender, they would go into the section that fits the gender they identify as. In my opinion, that would only improve the self-esteem of someone who is transgender and make them feel closer to their gender identity, but I can’t be sure of this. The issues they focus on is ridiculous when comparing it to the issues women are facing all over the world.

I’m not going to go into detail or explain anything because this really is self-explanable and I don’t have enough energy for that. It is my belief that, rather than having complete equality, we need equity. Equity adheres to the differences in people and uses that to promote fairness. It considers everything from gender to height. For instance, I saw this political cartoon that demonstrated the difference quite well. There were three people in the group, one very tall, one very short, and the other somewhere in between. They were trying to view a baseball game and there was a fence in the way. The tall person could see over the fence but the short and average person needed a boost. In the equality photo, each of them has one boost which only made the taller person taller, but the issue wasn’t solved. In the equity photo, the shorted person had more boosts than the average person and the taller person didn’t get a boost because he could already see over the fence. This solved the issue. So, yes, that’s my opinion. There really isn’t more to it than that, well there is, I just don’t feel like losing all my energy to this.

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