If you are a feminist it is your job to dismantle the stigma around the movement by calling out bad feminists, like TERFs, TWERFs, misinformation, and blatant lies used to invoke fear into women, men, or just plain people.
Focus not only on women, but on men and non binary people as well. Feminism is an equality movement, which means we need to uplift EVERYONE. Not just women.
Feminism isn’t about female superiority. Don’t act like it is and call it out when people act as if women are better than men.
The amazing tool that women in the White House used to fight gender bias
When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings. And when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored.
So female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.
“We just started doing it, and made a purpose of doing it. It was an everyday thing,” said one former Obama aide who requested anonymity to speak frankly. Obama noticed, she and others said, and began calling more often on women and junior aides.
I mustn't let SJW ruin my view on good parts of a movement. I mustn't let SJW ruin my view on good parts of a movement. I mustn't let SJW ruin my view on good parts of a movement. I mustn't let SJW ruin my view on good parts of a movement. I mustn't let SJW ruin my view on good parts of a movement.
BAN THE WORD BOSSY!!! TEACH MEN NOT TO RAPE!!! WHITE PEOPLE ARE EVIL!! FEMINISM!!
So this morning on my commute, I overheard a conversation about the ‘cons’ of companies choosing to hire equal number of women (to men) in management roles and how it’s unfair for men who are truly suited for the role but are passed over for a women. I have a lot to say on this topic:
Good on companies who are making a conscious effort to alleviate women’s current position and pushing for equality without letting natural elements such as maternity leave etc. work against them.
I understand why men might feel threatened by this. I understand why they harp on having the right skills for a managerial role. Because men have been managing for so long, they let their masculine traits be confused for managerial traits. To be clear, I don’t believe that gender defines roles/traits and not all management needs to be (or indeed should be) ‘manly’.
It’s natural for men to feel their opportunities are being halved by this ‘trend’ but they need to understand these opportunities were never theirs in the first place. They took them away from women and are now throwing a fit because they have become too comfortable with their privileges.
This also puts things in perspective as it allows us to understand that it isn’t about competing against a gender. Women don’t want to be like men and they don’t want to take ‘your’ job. They want to be accepted for who they are and they don’t want to apologize for being smart.
The point is: we need equal space for men and women. By fighting for lesser opportunities among a wider range of talent pool, men are now on the same level playing field as women have always been.
Sure, it makes life a bit inconvenient and maybe men will have to apply for more jobs or try harder to find the right fit for their skill sets and personalities but when did fighting oppression ever become about caring for the oppressor’s convenience?
So, this is happening now. In the wake of radfems calling gamers sexist over and over for the past several months, false claims of harassment getting on mainstream US news on an almost weekly basis, they succeeded in getting a woman kicked out of a game because the players were afraid they’d be called sexists for no good reason. They don’t know that this lady was a gamer like they are, and that she doesn’t buy into radfem bullshit. But no, it’s a risk they can’t take anymore. Good job, feminists. This was never a problem in online gaming. Now it is. Thanks a lot. Also, fuck you.
“We want more women in gaming!” They shout as they methodically manhandle the gaming community and make all the progress in diversity it’s had over the past decade completely disappear.
I saw this yesterday at a train station, and I can’t fucking believe it aru. Apparently, the feminist organization AWARE has made ads to raise awareness for single parents…and they included single fathers aru.
Holy shit. Is the sky falling? Are pigs learning how to fly? I can’t believe that a feminist organization is finally trying to raise awareness equally for both men and women aru. Not that I’m complaining, though. THIS is what equality really looks like and THIS is what modern feminism SHOULD be doing more of aru. If feminists decide to quit it with erasing male victims of domestic violence and rape, stop using false facts and statistics to prove their points, stop demonizing men and start working towards actual equality, then I’ll gladly go back to being a feminist aru.
Great job for once, feminism. Great job.
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TODAY ON FOX & FEARS: Ebola Death Panels! Socialized Gun-Grabbers! Transgender Sharia Law Bathrooms! The 9/11 Truth About Feminist Hoodies! Abortion Madrasahs! Job-Killing Kenyan Birth Certificates! The New Black Panthers’ False Flag War on Christmas! The Federal Reserve Invades Texas’s Open Border with Mexican Rapists! Gay Benghazi Adoptions! Welfare Queens Selling Fetal Organs! Hollywood Vaccines Causing Auteurism! The Latest Refugee Orphans who’ll become Foreign-Thinking Batmans! How Black Lives Matter Activists are Keeping us from Returning to the Gold Standard!
AND LATER IN THE SHOW: A full hour of discredited talking heads yelling over each other about a horrifying new trend the Dictator-in-Chief* is teaching your teens! (Spoiler: They’re butt-huffing the ashes of American Flags! It’s called Spangling, and it’s as deadly as it is anatomically improbable!)
BUT FIRST: Traditional marriage is under threat as climate scientists admit they faked data to show the Earth is turning gaaaaaayyy!