I’m going to preface this with a trigger warning, it does have to deal with sexual harassment in minor way.
My sister is a feminist, I am an anti-feminist. As you can imagine we’ve had a few rather heated arguments, however the most recent one was probably the worst. My dad, my sister, and I were all in the car when my sister started on an unintelligible rant about how feminism is necessary in a culture where men get payed more than women.
This made me rather angry so I sighed and said, “The wage gap is a myth. It’s just a statistic read and misinterpreted by idiots who LOOK for reasons to justify their hatred of men.” She started yelling, “I KNOW THE WAGE GAP IS REAL, I’VE LIVED IT, YOU’RE ONLY FIVE-TEEN YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING!” (An argument she pulls out anytime we have any sort of debate)
Now, my father is a very logical man, he and I have spoken numerous times about feminism and it’s ideologies; my sisters response to me kind of made him upset, so he started explaining very calmly that the wage cap In Corporate America is a symptom, not of gender inequality, but of women, working women, nationally spending less time in the work place than men. It’s not bad that they do, it’s just a fact.
My sister didn’t have a rebuttal for this, but instead started talking about sexual harassment in the work place. She told us about this guy who “touched her”. My father and I were horrified, we thought someone has genuinely molested her. We started asking why she didn’t go tell someone; the boy would have been fired immediately.
Well, what she passed off as sexual assault turned out to be a guy, whom she hadn’t seen in a few month, coming up to her, and trying to hug her. What? Are you kidding me? He tried to hug you and you use it as a reason for needed feminism? She is so trapped in her own mind she can’t even distinguish between a harmless gesture and sexual assault. She claims to be a, “non-man hating feminist” but then I asked her, “If it was a girl who tried to hug you, would you define it as harassment?”
She got very quiet.