Feminists and those supporting them are a monumental bore and those who implacably oppose feminism and socialism for the damage both have done [don't ask me yet again for the dozens of quotes by women at this blog alone] have rich material to draw on.
What galls is that they claim things which are patently untrue – that they achieved things for women. No they didn’t, not in the least. The early few women achieved some things but the 2nd and 3rd wave feminists were on an entirely different agenda, a socialist and PC one to wreck society, using self-interest as the vehicle.
Some telling quotes from people – new ones:
I am a girl and I don’t really like feminists. I have been harassed by them because I like wearing girly cute clothing, dresses most of the time and I like extremely girly things. They think men are making me do this and can’t accept that it’s my choice to dress this way and I like what I like.
Michelle, Island of Ireland
That’s what happens when people become defined by their gender or sexual orientation. I cringe when I hear the word feminism, it just gives me a chill through my spine. Feminism has completely lost its track and now is hell bent on the likes of getting women into boardrooms based on their gender rather than merit. Radical feminists forget that without men we are no more and vice versa.
The problem is fundamentalists of all stripes. None of them can accept an opposing view and they end up frustrating and putting off any one who doesn’t agree with them.
Anyone that uses screaming, marches and aggressive in your face tactics stirs the hackles on the back of your neck. It’s not necessary to label them ‘feminist’ or ‘environmentalist’. Abrasive is abrasive.
I don’t know what a ‘Feminist’ is I just know what a ‘Feminist’ isn’t – It’s not that person who comes to mend your roof or clear your drains.It’s not that person you see mending the roads or building a new hospital or emptying your bins.I don’t know if they really exist apart from on the internet!
Most feminists are hypocrites. Feminism is about having choice. Yet if a woman chooses to give up her career for a few years to look after her husband and young children then she is criticised and sneered at by other women.
Feminism has always had a duality within its ranks. A portion of feminists sought to enable women to have certain rights that were denied to them at one point in time but at the same time the feminist movement contained a certain type of woman that uses (needs) feminism as a conduit for indulging in their gender narcissistic tendencies.
Feminists with an unhealthy excessive concern for their own sex have steadily soiled the reputation of feminism, for it is these types of women that hate (envy) masculinity and seek to construct an anti-male society which has lead to feminists being considered man-hating.
And a reply from a feminist:
If being a feminist means I can vote, own a house, have a job and a car loan and can decide what is best for me in all areas of MY Life … then I must be one.
And there it is – proving everything which has been said. The if and then argument. Alexandra, it does not mean that at all. If it does mean that? No it doesn’t. There you are.
All it is about is power for yourself, nothing whatever to do with women as a whole. Quick question – which was the one word you capitalized [shouted] in that comment? It was “MY”.
Me, me, me, me.
And the false connections – if feminism means house, car etc. That came about because everybody realized – and by everybody, I mean men and women, through the wars and the depression – that there were things which were right and things which were wrong. It is the most insulting thing for harpies to say they gained the power for women.
No they didn’t – it was men giving it up from their own sense of fairness and decency.
By simple logic, it had to be so. If more women gained employment, it was because men employed them – plus the women already there and that is the point Christy O and others made – women of talent and drive already had things when they reached out for them.
But only certain women did this, e.g. Amelia Earhart. The people who succeeded were the go-getters, as it should have been. And women choosing to be mothers? That’s a career choice in tune with their own souls – why should women be vilified for that? Have you ever had to do the “mother juggle”, whereby she manages to do all things at once in a busy week – every mother knows what I’m saying.
They’re brilliant, that’s all I can say. But these boardroom cuties who try to make out they’re good mothers – no they’re not, they’re kids are latchkey kids. That they try to overcompensate when they do get home makes it even worse.
Emily Browne, London
My gripe is not necessarily with the feminists per say. But it is certainly with the men who claim to be feminists. I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them and indeed I wish I could throw those lily livered specimens as far away from me as possible.
I’m with Emily here on the men who try to gain street cred – look how reconstructed I am, what a SNAG – by turning on other men who want the right relation between men and women. How dare they tell someone who has worked and been with women and girls all his life that he doesn’t like them because he’s against the destructiveness of feminist socialism.
That is a skewing of the chivalrous instinct, misapplying it to fit the Narrative.
Barbwire, NH, USA
Too many incompetent women use their gender as the reason for their lack of success. And I don’t see these feminists speaking out against real abuse of women in certain parts of the world.
These are pathetic people and I don’t say “women”, I say “people”, men and women.