Well it used to be about equality, but now it seems to be about giving women the upper hand over men.
Its not retarded, its just the stupid people that fight over it
we really have more important things to worry about, like wars and pollution
after all, what’s the point of having equality if the world ceases to exist?
plus the people who have the most power in terms of feminism are the *ehm* crazier ones
some feminists really want to have equality, others are bat-shit crazy
for example, calling men sexist pigs implies all men.
Ok, this is actually really interesting. My first thought was no, because that’s definitely not the proper use of retarded and obviously its not unnecessary because of the subconscious sexism that definitely exists. (More on that later.) However, I doubted myself, and so I looked up the definition of retarded. Oxford dictionary says retard (the verb) means: “delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment.” Which is totally true. This initially seemed like just someone using retarded because it implied stupid or was derogatory towards the feminists’ movement, but in reality its entirely true. What people believe as feminism today is seen two ways.
First, by supporters, they see feminism as a movement to equalize the genders and have equal or rather equitable opportunities for women considering how men typically are unfairly selected over women. This has evolved significantly, and so, so many more things have been added as goals of the movement but for the sake of solidity, that is just the base feminist idea. Now, for anyone that disbelieves there is a need for equity in the first place, I urge you to imagine if you were in fact put in a position where you were denied a really good job or a political position simply because ‘you weren’t born correctly.’ And obviously there’s more nuance than that but that’s what women are feeling and what they believe. Thus, how they see the world. So there is certainly some truth to it. And as a last point, while statistics are typically a bad argument in this case because of biased studies, there are far more examples of women being oppressed than there ever were of men. (Not to say men haven’t, I know they have, but certainly less so.) So we can see how feminism is necessary, at least in the capacity to be as fair as we can and to help other people if its in our ability. You know, general good person behavior.
Now, I’m sure all the people who hate the feminist movement have probably stopped reading, but otherwise, congratulations! You are an intellectual my friend. The second view point is from non-supporters. They see the feminist movement as a bunch of self-righteous individuals that think they should be better than men and are actively acting against ideologicals that support the male gender. There is some truth here, believe it or not. I’m sure you have easily seen a meme or two about how someone wants to replace Germany with Germxny because it removes the ‘man’ from it. Or how meningitis needs to have a womeningitis. These are obviously ridiculous and serve a humorous purpose, but there are actual living people that agree with these ideals. And the first thought many of you might have is ‘oh well those people are not representative of the feminist movement and are outliers.’ Technically, you are true. However, in the age of social media, one person will present their absurd radical idea, and it will spread like wildfire. Someone will go, ‘hey look at how stupid this is, check it out!’ Or other radicals will somehow find people that agree with them and create a large social media presence even though they are vastly the minority. The result is the entire movement is unfortunately seen as more radical and stupid, when in reality most of what those people are saying is contrary to the equality people are looking for.
So in conclusion, we see that feminism is necessary because its simply good practice to support other people and their needs as long as it isn’t at the cost of someone else (the male gender in this case.) And yet in the big picture its also at the same time retarded, because there are people acting in the name of the movement that do in fact want the cost to be the male gender. And so, because of these radicals and their infame, feminism (at least this tainted view) is to “delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment.”
Feminism as an ideology more so than an organization is definitely needed globally. It’s more of a fair argument when discussing developed nations, but there is still room for a debate.