This makes me fucking sick.
By definition “Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. Its concepts overlap with those of women’s rights. Feminism is mainly focused on women’s issues, but because feminism seeks gender equality, some feminists argue that men’s liberation is therefore a necessary part of feminism, and that men are also harmed by sexism and gender roles. Feminists are “person[s] whose beliefs and behavior[s] are based on feminism.”
Oh yeah, totes sounds like a stupid cunt movement to me.
Feminism seeks all that stuff like Republicans seek “freedom.” It is just a sham for white girls and other rich bitches to hide their privilege.
I’m not sure anything you just said had a shred of validity. Black women and Muslim women are objectified more than any other members of society (if you think I’m shitting you, I can show you the data, the documentaries, and the like). The idea behind some (since I’m going out on a limb to speak for anyone else) feminist movements is to stop that and push that aside. If one is to think that “It is just a sham for white girls and other rich bitches to hide their privilege,” then we are just wasting time in a community who is fighting against themselves. Have you read Race Matters by Cornel West? Yeah, he goes pretty in-depth with the objectification of the black members of society and why nothing has changed, despite the fact that it is 2011. It’s because of several things, one being the black de-powerment issue (statements like above, stating that people of color are not helped by anything), and another is the idea that no member of a colored society is going to rise up and be that person, like MLK Jr. or Malcolm X. (I’m using these as relative terms the way he is trying to present the information.) Now if we want to talk about how it is just rich (white) bitches and people hiding their privilege, then what the fuck is the point? Is owning a computer a “poor” person’s non-essential prerogative in inciting an argument?
I don’t understand pessimism because it is not grounded in anything real. It’s an objective view of absolutely nothing, like astrology and fortune telling.
I don’t give a damn what you think is valid. When someone starts in with the word “feminism” it is a shell game: whatever definition is needed by who ever needs it is offered where convenient. But there is one feminism that is pretty mainstream: women should be like men with breasts and when male standards are applied to women, women are oppressed, so any privileged white woman can glibly claim she is as oppressed as any black man, and therefore not responsible for any oppression she happens to benefit from. In practise, feminism is about obtuse bitches like this:
“A few years ago, someone from the Feminist Majority Foundation called the Muslim Women’s League to ask if she could “borrow a burka” for a photo shoot the organization was doing to draw attention to the plight of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban. When we told her that we didn’t have one, and that none of our Afghan friends did either, she expressed surprise, as if she’d assumed that all Muslim women keep burkas in their closets in case a militant Islamist comes to dinner. She didn’t seem to understand that her assumption was the equivalent of assuming that every Latino has a Mexican sombrero in their closet.”
That’s true of any word. You use it where it is needed. The idea of feminism I am discussing is to eliminate gender roles. It’s not to point the tee and say, “Hey, men are dicks, women need help.” That’s the kind of back-assed thinking that starts arguments like these and that keeps anything real from happening. Asking about the Burka is an example of stereotypical racism, which is another form of objectification. The whole thing is a double-edged sword, where if I try to present something in favor, I’m attacked for making a statement. And how does anything get done? It doesn’t. It makes people who might be trying to do something helpful seem like assholes and all that really does is stunt progress. Can I repeat the point that dismissing anything and everything I say completely stops progress? Because saying it once doesn’t help.
But that’s to say that the same kind of behaviors are coming from people who say that mainstream feminism is a joke and that white male standards are the standard for white women, which are women of privilege, etc. Since when do people take the expectation of the media seriously? That’s preposterous. That’s to say that we are allowing ourselves to be dictated by some half-assed party that reports on events and takes no part in it. And the whole thing gets slanted. To say that because I agree with feminism, I agree with some bullshit definition of it. That’s objectification, but I don’t really care about that. We all end up objectified in the sheer shit of it because it is harder to think of people as individuals as opposed to the convenience of calling people “white males” and “white females.” That’s worse to me than saying a white woman suffers from oppression and lives with the benefits. That’s saying that a white individual suffers from the general objectivity of race and has immediate expectations upon every action they may find themselves partaking in. And that’s just more and more to add to a ridiculous list. Suddenly, feminism is not the issue, but race is. But it’s not really race, but it’s individual freedoms. And it’s not really individual freedom so much as it is intellectual freedom.
And not to mention the fact that the LGTQ part of society gets fucked even further in this regard. If the whole gender issue was done away with, if the partaking of the majority of society would just be undone and thought of as free-reign for sexual and identity based-behaviors, we’d be an actual step further in the right direction. Instead we’re pointing fingers and saying, “S/He is responsible for this working/not working.”