I really dislike feminists.
And by that I mean that I dislike 98% of modern feminists.
Women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony have my respect. Women like Marie Curie, who was a successful scientist in a time where men owned the field of science 9 times out of 10, and women like Abigail Adams who did what they could to influence their husbands when they had very little voice of their own. These are people I respect.
Modern feminists are, 98% of the time, vulgar and utterly terrible at doing any sort of effective activism.
Take FEMEN for instance, they don’t change anyone’s mind or work to change laws or cultures, they just run around half naked, being a nuisance, and trying to recapture the days of protesting flower children. You find me one person whose mind they have actually changed through their antics or one law they have successful overturned or changed.
Oh, you couldn’t find one? That’s odd. I mean they are “activists” right? Maybe not, since activism involves actually creating some sort of change for your cause.
I guess that makes them more of an impediment for equality than they are activists for it, because the only people cheering them on are the choir that already agrees with them.
One of my friends on tumblr shared this clip of a crowd of feminists protesting outside of a lecture titled “From Misogyny and Misandry to Intersexual Dialogue” at the University of Toronto on April 4, 2013
Sorry, no, this isn’t a protest, this is harassment and complete lack of civility or open-mindedness.
I honestly don’t know anything about Warren Farrell, the man that these lovely folks were protesting, but I wouldn’t find this acceptable even if he was a “rape apologist” as these ignorant masses were describing him. It’s not very open-minded to try to shut someone down from speaking their mind, nor is it very liberal to harass people who are going to hear a lecture on a topic so that they can expand their horizons.
How many people in that crowd had ever even listened to an entirety of anything Farrell had ever said I wonder?
Somehow I get the feeling that it wasn’t a lot of them. We’ve seen before that liberal and feminist movements sweep people up in a frenzy of marches and protests, where half the participants don’t even know what they are protesting or what the signs they are holding up even mean.
In this video the crown physically and verbally harasses attendees, so much so that in some cases the attendees asked the police to help them get away from the foul mouthed women (sorry, “womyn”) and men.
The protesters chant “this is what men’s rights look like” to a group of well-behaved security and police and the well dressed and mild mannered attendees that they were guarding.
Compared to the feminists behavior, I’ll take the behavior encouraged by “men’s rights” any day. Every other word (literally) out their mouth is a curse word. They can’t make an argument and 60% of their vocabulary is made up of “rape apologist”, “fuck”, “scum”, and “patriarchy”. They call the police pigs (as if they are 60s era hippies at Woodstock) and make pig faces at them.
Honestly it’s like watching a bunch of 5 year olds throwing a tantrum at the same time.
This is feminism?
I’ll do without thanks.