Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, who left the publication in 2008, yesterday complained about the “evolution” of women in the workforce. “Why are all you wimps complaining that violence is bad, ‘macho’ is bad,” he said. “That’s how we…
Perfect. Absolutely PERFECT. WATCH THIS VIDEO, guys. This is some really good information that very much pertains to a lot of social issues going on right now in our country. She explains EXACTLY what I think almost every day, when I see Extreme Feminst-type posts, and this ridiculous shit that makes 100% of men look like ignorant, rapist bigots. Amazing. I’m just so glad about how she explains this, because a lot of people need to hear it; especially the people with that mob mentality of extreme (3rd wave) feminism=all feminism, AND especially the extreme feminists themselves. Extreme feminism is EXACTLY what what she says in this video: counterproductive. It causes the people that follow it to have the same kind of thought process (women OVER men, not EQUAL to men) that wasn’t fair to BEGIN with (referring obviously to the mentality of men over women).
It’s hypocritical; plain and simple. To follow extreme feminism, i.e. women over men, is the same kind of mentality that caused such a social tear in the first place (referring again to the original thought of men over women).
It’s about equality. That first and second wave is where it’s at, guys. I’d go out to say I’m a first/second wave kind of feminist; HELL yeah women should be equal to men, and HELL yeah they should have reproductive rights. But are they better than men? Are guys just a bunch of ignorant assholes that don’t know anything, and should be ignored and dropped off the face of the Earth? Obviously not.
I’m just glad this video exists. I wanna post it everywhere I see that kind of extreme feminism that just frustrates me so much.
It’s not that hard.
No. No. No. This is such a naive, simplistic and incorrect view on the waves of feminism. It is a “complicated issue” and no you haven’t “covered it.” Here are a few points I feel the need to correct you on, I’ll be brief.
First wave feminism is not this perfect pure beacon of feminism. It had a huge problem with racism and throwing women of color under the bus to attain rights for themselves.
Second wave feminism had a problem with transphobia and sex negativity (along with that huge racism issue they never took care of.)
We’re still fighting these problems in feminism but many are starting to realize that feminism without intersectionality is pointless. Apparently people who agree with this video haven’t gotten this memo.
Women are represented in Congress? We’re the majority and hold less than 17% of the seats in both the House and the Senate.
I’ll start being all “happiness and love and everyone loving each other" when 1 out of 4 women won’t be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. When victims aren’t afraid to come forward and rapists are prosecuted and punished. When slut shaming is a thing of the past. When people stop trying to take away my reproductive rights. When the cost of my healthcare isn’t significantly more than a man’s. When I don’t have to be afraid to walk alone.
Also, sometimes I’m a lady on my period. No. Fucking Shame.
"African American women and white women have a tense political relationship. Some white women activists relied on racial arguments in the nineteenth-century struggle for suffrage. For example,
feminist pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton abandoned the fight for black male suffrage after the Civil War and relied on powerfully articulated racist and anti-immigrant reasoning to make a case for
white women’s suffrage. In the 1960s and 1970s, second-wave white feminists failed to understand that their concerns with workplace entry were not shared by black women, who had long been wage earners. Research suggests that most contemporary black women express little solidarity with feminist agendas they perceive as dominated by the interests of white women."
Melissa Harris-Perry Sister Citizen; Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America (via brashblacknonbeliever)
I’m bowling for reproductive rights because contrary to apparently-popular belief, sex is not evil, birth control is not abortion, pregnancy is not compulsory, parenthood is not a walk in the park, medicine should be science-based, everyone should be taught how to be healthy and responsible, and everyone has the right to make the best decisions and take the right actions for themselves, their bodies, their families, their beliefs, and their lives.