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July 25th, 2014 by Zen

While Feminists are a humorless bunch, any attempts by men to explain any shortcomings are immediately shouted down as vile, sexist misogyny. It is called man-splaining. Never mind, that that happens to be men’s native conversation style and would be treating them like a man.

But if a woman, or a group of intelligent women, disagree with the party line of Feminism, and start a Tumblr called, “Women Against Feminism”, and explain that they are neither victims nor oppressed, you can expect all kinds of hell to be stirred up. I will forbear the most vicious links against them, but will share ones that are still illuminating.

Hell hath no fury is not reserved purely for men who scorn women, and the most vicious, hateful name-calling is being used against them.

Feminists are insistent they don’t understand what Feminism really is while the ‘rebel scum’ insist that modern Feminism does nothing to resemble the dictionary definition. And appearently women don’t like Fem-splaining any better than Man-splaining.

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July 25th, 2014 14:55:01
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Adam G.
July 27, 2014

I applaud these gals and the range of viewpoints they have–I get a kick out of people who just can’t be brought to conform.

However, I will now proceed to mask my inner curmudgeon.

Picture me here holding up a sign with a handwritten message. I have either a whimsical smile or an expression of solemn piety, according to taste. The sign says, “This will never be a land fit for heroes until we stop holding up darn signs with messages written on them, like placards were the wave of the future, for the love of Pete.” Now picture that I am not actually doing any such thing, because death to irony.


Bookslinger
July 27, 2014

I dunno. Could be useful. “Raising awareness” and the later-arriving “raising consciousness” phrases have become worn out. And too often are used as an excuse to lazily avoid action, while allowing the placard bearer to feel like they have accomplished something by merely inviting others to take action. And even worse, with social media, the followers rarely do more than repeat the call to action, or worse, to merely echo the call to repeat the call, ad infinitum.

However, ideas and attitudes are contagious. Thoughts eventually work to the surface as some kind of action. Look at the vast effects that the mass media has had over the last 50 years with mere words and images.

Oh that we had someone today, who could wave the words written on a rag at the end of a stick and stir men to gird up their loins, leave their comfort zone, and put their lives on the line in a righteous endeavor.


Vader
July 27, 2014

“However, ideas and attitudes are contagious.”

His Majesty: “Radical feminism is the Ebola virus of modernity.”

I’m afraid His Majesty is a bit of a misogynist. After all, why should his attitude towards women be any different?


Zen
July 27, 2014

While I am not a particular fan of placards, I do have a love of being an iconclast and non-conformist. And I think that is what this is – it is saying We are women AND we reject this nonsense. And there are a lot of feminists who are having serious trouble wrapping their minds around the idea that their little idols isn’t every woman’s darling. If it can do no more than make them think an inconceivable thought, then it has done a lot.

In the end, we usually are what we eat. So introducing good ideas is vital.

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