hey, I'm having a kind of 'crisis'. I came across the blog anti-feminism-pro-equality and now I'm kind of doubting if feminism is really necessary. they have a lot of sources claiming that rape culture, patriarchy etc are not real. can you tell me what you think of that? like it seems that both sides can bring up good sources and I'm not sure what to believe anymore.
from my experience, pretty much none of the sources brought up by anti-feminist/anti-sjw blogs stand up for one reason or another, at least on big stuff. they can debunk a fake post here or there but on larger social issues the sources are usually either unreliable, out of context, or their entire argument is built on faulty premises
for instance the supposed debunking of the wage gap. parts of that argument are based on the whole “women just choose other jobs!!!” not taking into account that the socialization of women to take those other lesser paying jobs is a problem too, as well as the reason they are less valued. there are other problems with the supposed debunking, but that’s a big one that I always see
also I don’t know how in the fuck someone can look at our society and think the patriarchy doesn’t exist when the vast majority of our politicians are male (80% in some arenas), we’ve never had a woman president in the U.S., and there are more male CEOs of large companies just named John than there are total women. (and anti-feminists like to paint this problem as being something inherently wrong with women which is blatant misogyny right there.) like wow just because a women in THEORY can be all of those things that really doesn’t mean shit if we socially rig it to the point where they’re NOT. and blaming women for that deficit is so fucked up and wrong. it’s way too much of a complex issue to just boil it down to “well women are choosing not to do these things”.
because less than 100 years ago, women were all choosing to stay home if they could afford it
honestly, I often wish I could run this blog for a living. not only would I possibly be able to transition if I could find stable employment outside of my job now, but I would actually have time to address shit like the faulty sourcing and inaccurate premises of anti-sjw arguments. in the anti-feminist realm I would definitely focus on the male anti-feminists, but it would be something I could actually do. if I made money on this blog, I could actually take the time to engage in all of the debates that anti-sjws want to demand of me for free. I could write articles and make a lot of sj related humorous content. that would be the ~dream~
man you guys don’t even know this isn’t even my final form