Dear Emma Watson!
I appreciate your sentiment, and I guess we are thinking quite along the same lines when it comes to gender equality. You name some of the problems men face, for that I am grateful, not many feminists these days even consider men as a gender that might have issues too.
I also agree that we, as a society are not yet beyond the gender stereotypes.
Yet you start a campaing he for she. Not we for we. That is kind of weird, isn’t it?
Feminism has become a synonym for man hating, and now you want us to join? Where we, as men, are allowed to support but not to speak? Why should we?
I have two daughters, I strive to educate them to be self confident, responsible and strong. I fight for equal rights of all humans. Gender, sexual orientation, color of the skin I could not care less. Feminists do though. Cishet-Scum. WHM.
When you read about feminism, you find a lot of statistics that are, at a closer look, just plain false. You see feminists boasting about how they hit their boyfriends and have a laugh. Where was the outrage from the real feminists?
You cite Hillary Clinton, the same one that claimed that women have always been the primary victims of war, as they loose their husbands. Wow, now that is a movement I want to join.
I am not denying that there are a lot of issues women still face. Especially globally speaking there is a lot to do. But even there.. remember #bringbackourgirls? Fuck the boys that were killed.
Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them.
Remember #killallmen? That is feminism today in the western world. PIV is always Rape. Innocent until proven guilty? That we don’t need. Women never lie.
Dear Emma, the label feminism has been abused so badly the last decades, I would rather believe the catholic church will be a movement for gay rights than feminism being a suitable advocate for male rights.
Feminism has spent decades telling men that they are nothing but violent oppressing privilleged assholes.
Karl Marx might have meant well and had some really justified Ideas, but feminism today is more Stalin than Marx.
I will fight for equal rights, yes. But please don’t call me feminist while people like Valenti, Mackinnon, Alice Schwarzer and Solanas or the FEMEN are still called feminists.
I don’t know a lot about the legal system in the UK, here in Germany, the only gender discriminating laws are against men. We still have the conscription in our constitution, male genital mutilation is legal. If feminism was for equal rights for all, where is the feminist outcry? Ok, the conscription we may blame on patriachy, but the MGM law was just passed a few years ago, and some feminists were justifying it, as it might save females from a HPV infection (in GERMANY. Better mutilate a male than have the vaccine..) All sounds a bit like „Please let there be justice, but if there is injustice, and in my favour, its ok“
Choose another label. Equalism, if you think humanism carries to much past, and yes we can get people like me into it.
Of people reject the label feminism:
freethoughtblog imho the best article so far
Of people that claim the label feminism:
Antje Schrupp (German)