I’ve seen this thing going around Tumblr where some feminists say that feminism fights for both men and women’s rights by “smashing the patriarchy”. And since all men’s problems are the results of the patriarchy, men don’t need their own movement.This is usually as a response to the existence of MRAs who want to fight for men’s rights and believe feminism isn’t doing that.
On the other hand, when MRAs or egalitarians ask that feminists treat men’s issues such as prison rape and custody battles, some feminists accuse them of derailing by saying “WHAT ABOUT TEH MENZ” and ridiculing these concerns and claiming that these problems are the patriarchy backfiring against the men, therefore feminists don’t need to fight against them because it’s not their responsibility, so why don’t these men get their OWN movement instead of derailing the feminist one?
Fucking news flash: if you say that men don’t need men’s rights or masculism because feminism solves their problems, then YOU need to solve their problems. If you tell them their problems are not YOUR problems, then you don’t get to bitch and whine when they try to solve their problems.
Hypocrites get on my nerves.