The confusion between Misandry and feminism.
Well hello there friends,
It has come to my attention that tumblr is a bit confused about what femenism is exactly. People have come to call them ‘tumblr femenists’ and most people are really, really annoyed by them which is understandable as most of these women are not femenists at all, but Misandrists. Misandrists are people, normally women, who dislike men or boys and believe that the female gender is superior. Okay, now that that’s out of the way we still don’t know what femenism is.
Well urban dictionary defines it as the following; “
The belief that women are and should be treated as potential intellectual equals and social equals to men. These people can be either male or female human beings, although the ideology is commonly (and perhaps falsely) associated mainly with women.” There is more, of course, but lets not drabble into that as it is basically just a more complex way of saying what’s already been said.
It’s sad that there is such confusion and misconception about feminism because the simple truth is that everyone needs feminism. Men and women alike because like I explained feminists are not fighting for women to be more privileged then men or anything like that, feminists fight for the equality, not just of genders (which is not limited to men and women) but also for race and sexuality. The way the term has been tainted by misandrists is not only confusing to people but also working against people who are trying to achieve the common goal of equality. Certain people refuse to associate with feminists and feminism because of the common misconception that femenism is actually misandry. And its time that people are informed that this is not the case.
So to recap:
“women are better than men.”~ Misandry
“Everyone is equal.”~ feminism
“Men are apes”~ Misandry
“Women should be allowed to vote, as should men, people of all races, and sexualities” ~ feminism