Hey, you. Yeah, you. Nice guy. You’re just trying to be on women’s side! You’re a gentleman. You support cancer research. You realize that statistically, you get paid more than women, so you always pay for dinner! Why are we feminists so angry at you?
It all comes down to a little thing called…
Ok, let’s put this into perspective here. As women, I do have some privileges. If I was male, I would be looked down upon if I wanted to be a stay-at home dad. My masculinity would be constantly questioned… my sexuality more so. If I were a man, I would not be allowed to work at a day care center because it’s considered pedophilia if a male changes a baby girl’s diaper. Women do have some privileges that men don’t, and men have privileges that women don’t. Ever heard of the term “double standard”? Yes, it’s that. That’s EXACTLY what I’m talking about here.
I hate how some feminists think that men can’t be feminists as well… they can. If anything they get attacked MORE than female feminists because some women have the same mentality as you do. What is this sudden hatred toward generally nice men? Not all men are assholes, and I know plenty of men who I adore and respect. They may not all be feminists and agree with me on everything, but they’re generally good guys. I find it twisted and fucked up that a guy will be attacked for holding a door open for someone out of respect and kindness, yet if I do the SAME gesture it’s seen as being what it is… kind and generous. The way I see it, it’s a sign of respect. Yes, you can open the door yourself, but isn’t it also a relief that you don’t have to? I tend to thank people if they hold the door open for me, and I tend to think they’re douchebags if they let the door slam in my face.
So what if a guy supports breast cancer awareness? How does that differ from a lesbian supporting it? Does it make them dirtier because they’re male?
As a feminist, I hate double standards, I hate how BOTH genders are discriminated against. Hate begots hate; violence begots violence. So stop this shit, and actually think for a moment.