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I’ve stumbled across A LOT of silly things in my time but one thing that always bothers me is hearing anyone, particularly women say they are anti-feminism. It’s like me saying I’m anti-food – I fucking love food so why would I go against it? Meaning, women and practically any human being love the bonuses that feminism gives to them but won’t say they are thankful for it.
I’ve picked some of my fave (harsh word?) anti-feminist arguments and I’m going to debunk them! Let’s go!
“People should be paid based on talent, not their gender”
Girl, who said that? We aren’t saying just because I’m in the same work as a male, I should be automatically allowed to earn what they are. It all comes down to talent and qualifications and WE GET THAT. COMPLETELY GET THAT. What we’re saying is that if a woman and a man are EQUALLY qualified for a job role, they should be paid the same, which they currently aren’t. We aren’t saying that if a woman is shite at her job that she should be paid the same as the person at her work who happens to be male. We’re just fucking saying that equally qualified people should be paid the same, regardless of gender. I’m tired of this damn so-called argument.
“If you want equality, you should be prepared for the bad sides”
Again, no one has disputed this hahaha. If a woman murders someone, they get a huge fraction less time in prison than a man and that’s not okay. I honestly don’t know ANY actual feminist out there who is against this equality stance. If we want equality, we MEAN we want equality – we aren’t half-assing it. I agree that women’s sports should be exactly the same as men’s, sets and all. We aren’t kidding when we say we want equality.
“We already have enough equality, why would we want more?”
This argument is so fucking flawed because “why would we want more” WHAT THE FUCK, obviously we damn would if we have access to it. Women don’t have control of their bodies in A LOT of the fucking world. Just because you have a decent amount of equality with men, doesn’t mean everyone else in the world is having the same. For example, women in Saudi Arabia weren’t allowed to drive until June 2018. Think how long you were able to drive for? Probably a lot longer than that (given your age).
“What about men?”
If you think feminism is just for uprooting society and giving women the label as the superior gender, hop back under your rock. Yes, feminism started as a way for women to get rights and equality but it’s not just that anymore. It helps men, regardless of what anti-feminists and meninists (can’t believe this is a thing) try to say. Quite frankly, feminism does way more for men that meninism does. Most meninists don’t give a fuck about male issues, it’s just a way to argue against feminism because men aren’t the complete center of attention in the cause. For instance, there’s a lot of cases when male students are groomed and sexually assaulted by their female teachers, and rather than screaming from the rooftops about the injustice, those people are like “well… why is he crying over it? He had a go on that lovely lady” like ?!!?!? I can’t even say any more on this topic. It angers me. Male issues are involved in feminism and you can fight me on this alllllll you want.
Okay so this is the first blog post. I have so fucking more arguments for this because I can ramble and ramble about this annoying ass topic. Lemme know if you want more of me ranting hahha.