Where do I even get started with this convoluted mess? Wow wow wow. You are confusing so many things here.
But since you seem to need some extra help understanding semi-complex concepts, I’ll give it a shot and try to pick through the litterbox of your mind.
1) Let me break it down:
Stories are generally about people - even if the characters are animals, they’re generally anthropomorphic, meaning they take on human traits and have a purpose to the story that proves meaningful to humans. Therefore, the fact that movies/TV (which are a medium of storytelling) are both made by (writers, directors, producers, etc) and feature (actors) men predominantly is sexist, in that it’s showing a lack of representation that is a skewed perception of the actual world. The world is, on average, made up of 50% men and 50% women. So, when that ratio doesn’t transfer over to stories, that’s failing to show the diversity of women. Women aren’t getting their due. Surely you can understand this?
Feminism, on the other hand, is about women. Not people. That’s the whole purpose of feminism, it’s right there in the name. Therefore, it would make sense that women would be the majority of the movement. Women are more concerned about the well-being of women than men are. And the fact that feminism exists in the first place isn’t sexist, because men have historically had incredible advantages over women, which continue to manifest in our political systems and society as a whole.
Now, here’s where you seem to get confused. The act of giving women more rights does not have to mean degrading men. Not everything is a zero-sum game. But even when it is, trying to make things more equal doesn’t mean you get to fucking whine like a child. If men make up 85% of directors in Hollywood (or whatever the number is, the specifics don’t matter), and more women become directors, then sure, there will be fewer movies directed by men if the number of movies being made remains the same. Yes, that is indeed how percentages work. But so fucking what? When women got the vote, men’s voices became (at least slightly) less important. But that was the point. If one bucket is overflowing and another has a few drops, it’s not “discrimination” against the first bucket to tip some of it into the emptier bucket. ”I don’t think that you have an argument” my butt, did you even think for more than five seconds about your own argument before sending me this? Goddamn son.
2) I’m sorry to hear that you were abused as a child, and that you weren’t given the support you needed to help get through it. That’s awful, and you did not deserve it. No one does. But that experience does not invalidate the lack of representation and power that women have in comparison to men, both systematically and socially. But, on that note - feminism actually does have things to offer to men and boys. It fights against gender stereotypes that allow things like what you experienced to happen. I do not believe that women are soft gentle harmless creatures that need to be coddled and are incapable of violence. I believe that women can be tough and cruel and abusers, just as men can (although I think men are socialized to be this much more than women are, as a way to enforce a gender binary and display their masculinity, which would explain why rapists and abusers are, statistically, more likely to be men). The elimination of these stereotypes DO help men and boys. It also gives men and boys the freedom to be who they are, without the restriction of gender roles. No one should feel bad about being particularly sensitive or liking pink over blue or enjoying this activity over that. That’s something that feminism does to help boys. Also, feminism strives to build a world where everyone gets the opportunities they deserve - if you know anything about phenomenon like stereotype threat, you know that bright and talented people are often less likely to pursue certain fields (like math and science) because they are part of a group that is stereotyped to be inept at that task. With feminism, we have the opportunity for literally millions of new scientists and doctors, working to make the world a better place - for everyone, not just women.
But with that, I have to go back to where we started, which is the fact that yes, feminism is about females. It is a movement by women for women. Feminism does in fact help men, but it does not need to cater to men to have validity - just like a movie *can* be good even if it doesn’t include very many women (tons of great movies don’t pass the Bechdel test), a political movement doesn’t have to feature men in order to be worth pursuing. If feminism existed in a vacuum, without the historical and contemporary discrimination women have faced, then sure, it would be “sexism”. But I think you’re confusing that with Men’s Rights Activism
Did that cover everything?
Books that people read romantically but shouldn’t because they’re missing the point:
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
That’s your opinion.
there’s nothing romantic about a pedophile rapist, the senseless murder-suicide of teenagers because families can’t get their shit together or the hypocrisy of the roaring 20s
FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS IT