I just want to give some background before we delve into the text below, head first, with no life jacket. This was written by an atheist. He has stated that he does not want his authorship acclaimed on this text due to fear of a backlash by what he calls, “Angry man hating feminists.” I have changed no part of the original texts and take no responsibility for the content. His statements have been copy/pasted verbatim. Below his statements I will give my responses and there will be links in the response. So please look for those as they will be sociological, science, and government based statistics and findings.
This text that I saw reminded me of everything an uneducated person would have been hand fed by the GOP. Nothing of it is reminiscent of anything original and based on actual facts or understandings. So I tried to debate with the writer who presented half baked responses and then flung insults. While I did engage in them and claim no innocence, I also asked many times for evidence based in science. Only one outdated study was shown and the author claims that after six years it is equally relevant, and then I was accused of, “Saying science in college so the boys would think I was smart.” An elision to my using science to solicit sex from the male students that are my colleagues and counter parts. It went to show the author of this has little to no respect for women and cares nothing to understand them. So here we go. Mr. D….
“Which aspect of feminism is the dumbest?
E. Pay us the same as men! (…even though we only work part-time, have less training and work in less productive fields, impose more medical expenses on employers, and take more time off for family issues… and even though multiple scientific studies reveal that controlling for these factors entirely erases the mythical pay gap… and even though all three females on the US Supreme Court have ruled against “equal” pay, because equitable pay already exists.)
Equal pay for equal work. The pay gap exists. More women are becoming scientists, doctors, lawyers, we spend more hours at work, we are having less kids, and we are living longer. Meanwhile men are having more heart attacks, getting diabetes and needing Viagra. Women don’t just work part time, in fact women are closing the gap on hours in the work place and more women are becoming higher-up in corporations. We are closing every gap that exists, except for the ones where we are punished for being born women. I can see the women on the supreme court voting against women. After all men have made it seem like we are the lazy ones in the work force. But more women are waiting till later to have kids. They tend to have one or two children which is down from eight, about forty years ago, and education has everything to do with that.
F. Don’t objectify me! (…unless I want you to, which means I objectified you first. And don’t objectify other women; I don’t like competition.)
This is one of those statements which does not even fit in the modern world. It is just cliché. First of all we can’t help but objectify each other. Quite frankly we spend our day treating most other humans as just objects that are in our way. When a person is stimulated in your direction they are actually doing the opposite. They have stopped objectify you. They can see your personal characteristics. This term was the only way women could explain to men to stop defining them by their biological organs. We have since learned so much about social structure and the reality of sexual diversity. While men can’t help but to see the sexual aspect of women, they have learned to define us by more than that. That is the change. That is the statement. As for seeing people as objects we are all guilty of that and it is sociological.
G. You need to respect women! (…men are such pigs.)
Both sexes can be pigs. Lets face it we are animals. But to throw that up as insulting to feminists, well tell me men aren’t out there doing the same. The part that is the hardest is to tell people like the author of this they are their own worst enemy. they spend time focused on the division and not the unity. Sex divides us as much as unites us. We can’t help but behave as our natural instances decide, but we have conscience to control that. So we can look, but we have to add an aspect of looking with care. Men and women are equal in their sexual needs, desires, and problems.
H. Gender equality! (…that why our ideology is named “feminism” after women, instead of neutralism or something that would imply actual equality.)
Feminism: Fighting for women to become equal, not better than or less than….just equal. When it is no longer needed or we know that it is not just a group (women) that are being targeted, we can use the term equal rights.
I. Respect women’s right to choose! (…unless they choose to be conservatives, or choose to work at Hooters)
I respect a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body, but not if she uses that to influence others. I don’t respect when women or men try to shut down others free speech. I don’t care if every girl wants to be a Hooters girl. Be the best damn Hooters girl you can. In fact be a stripper, a hooker, a model, what ever you choose. But don’t support men telling women these things and acting like they have the right to degrade us based on our ideals. The fact is no one has the right to judge the use of another persons body. Not even your own partner, because at the end of the day you can or can’t accept them. It is not okay to put your nose in someone elses sex life, love life, home life, work life and expect them to change for your ideology.
J. All of the above?
Ignorance is bliss…..
In closing this is the kind of problem we face. Men with too little knowledge and respect. Men who don’t care for women, but use them as vaginal masturbation. It is the kind of absurd behavior which solves nothing and causes gender separation and problems in societies. We should be working together and if the author had not been so crass, and was not so secure in his ignorance, he might have listened to educated opinions.