On Feminism and the Like

TJ (@Justus) 7 years, 11 months ago

As I was taking a state test today, there were two stories that irked me a bit. The first was about a woman who owned a salon and became a leading army pilot during WWII who created a task force of women to do non-combative aviation tasks. She did this in a time when women didn’t do that sort of thing and yadah yadah yadah. Admirable, but very focused on the fact that she was a woman doing all of this. The other was about how gender-specific clothes weren’t a thing and then they were and then they weren’t again because women wanted to rebel rebel against the fact that they were in the first place, and it was kind of ridiculous.

Anyway, there have been a few things bugging me since I read those two stories, the latter of them being the one really angering me. I understand that women used to be oppressed, as well as a large number of minorities, but this is the 21st century. People pretty much everywhere accept the fact that women, people of different ethnic origins, and now people with different sexual orientations can get any job they desire. THERE IS NO NEED TO SHARE THIS TO THE WORLD. An individual is not based on what they are anymore, but how they perform, think, etc.

We get that you’re a woman. We get that you can be a surgeon, or a race car driver, or in the army, or whatever. We get that you’re black and successful. It’s admirable that you didn’t have anything growing up and that now you’re well-off. Have a slice of humble pie! Like, honestly. Equality is a thing now. People know and understand this, well, other than the racist, homophobic, “traditional” people. But bigots will be bigots no matter how much you tell them you’re equal.

One thing that really bugs me is when girls are like, “I’m weak and can’t do [insert laborious task here] Will you do it for me?” and then turn around saying they’re just as capable as anyone to do anything. If you tell me you’re weak, I’ll treat you like that. If you tell me you’re capable, I’ll expect you to do whatever to get what you desire. This is true for whoever plays the, “I’m ______ so I can’t _______” Or, “That’s offensive because my ancient ancestors faced that struggle,” cards.

Times have changed. If you want to be treated equally, act as an equal, and treat everyone equally. Stop encouraging prejudice.

December 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

you guys are so cute

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@mikeyw829, Thanks.

*flex*, yeahp, alweys knew you’d come around, big boy. Yawn, was too easy to convince you, honestly. no big deal, just another day in the life. haha yeahp. pshhh

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@IJesusChrist, Your views on this subject lead me to believe that you probably have a very tough time relating to girls. You probably don’t relate to them on anything more than an “acquaintence” level, like two friends or something. You probably don’t feel that attraction that comes with polarity between the sexes.

That’s the problem with feminist views, especially when men take them on. The polarity is gone between men and women, because you think that there is no differences between the sexes. Homogenization leads to sameness, and therefore loss of attraction.

Attraction stems from polarity. Yin/yang, masculine/feminine, hot/cold, etc. When you say, “nope, there is no hot cold. Everyone is the same. There’s no differences,” etc., you lose the attraction, and you are delusional/denying reality. Attraction is what leads to balance. When you start labeling everyone as the same, you create a huge imbalance.

We live in a world that only honors the masculine principles. Feminine people don’t embody those principles as well, and therefore haven’t gotten along in the world because of that. What people like you are doing is seeking to fit everyone into this masculine box of relating to the world, instead of expanding our cultural narrative to encapsulate qualities that have been marginalized from society. It isn’t that women are worse than men or inferior, it’s that the qualities that they naturally take on are not valued in society.

It’s sickening and a very dangerous and insidious mindset.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

People try to rationalise this too much “We are all different, it is ridiculous to have this notion of equality” in a way this is spot on, but it is a different issue. Equality is about the opportunity to become what you have the potential to be, not about becoming someone else’s potential.

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