Are you a feminist / Why or why not?

  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 20, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Initially I was going to ask something else, but I figured this might be an interesting topic, and wasn't sure if it has been discussed on here before. I tend to have trouble finding men interested in talking about feminism/feminist politics, and I would like to gain insight as to why that may be...

    I will start off by saying that I am a radical queer-feminist, and the reason I am is because I believe that women's oppression affects me, and that as a gay men, misogyny is at the root of homophobia.
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    I have feminist ideals. I think that if more men had a respect for women's equality we could make some strides. That being said feminism does not mean progress to make it so that being a woman succeding in whatever field she is in should be a novelty. Too many women have gotten into the habit of making it an an achievement when a woman breaks a man's burping record. True equality means that your gender neither makes you superior nor does it make what you do some sort of miracle.
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    I like period pieces with Keira Knightley. Does that count?
  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 20, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    Narciso saidI like period pieces with Keira Knightley. Does that count?


    I haven't seen any of those, so I don't know, hahahaha!
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    I made a story when I waas in grade 2 about a Princess who saves a prince who was turned into a hedgehog by a powerful female witch. She blows the witch's castle up.

    I like me some strowng women.
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    I advocate for the rights of both women and men. If I had to categorize myself, I'd call myself an egalitarian.
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    I don't think I'd seen the term "radical queer-feminist" before; but I think I am one.

  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 20, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
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  • calibro

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    all being a feminist means is believing in equal rights between men and women. everyone should be a proud feminist.
  • Import

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    no, im not. Women are better at certain things and worse at others...

    for example. Women are better at cooking and cleaning then men. Therefore, naturally, they should fuckin do it and keep their god damn mouths shut before they get punched in the face, ya know?

    Men are better at math, women are better at writing. (sometimes)

    Men are better
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Exactly, now go back to the kitchen and make my lunch.


    Import saidno, im not. Women are better at certain things and worse at others...

    for example. Women are better at cooking and cleaning then men. Therefore, naturally, they should fuckin do it and keep their god damn mouths shut before they get punched in the face, ya know?

    Men are better at math, women are better at writing. (sometimes)

    Men are better
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Import saidno, im not. Women are better at certain things and worse at others...

    for example. Women are better at cooking and cleaning then men. Therefore, naturally, they should fuckin do it and keep their god damn mouths shut before they get punched in the face, ya know?

    Men are better at math, women are better at writing. (sometimes)

    Men are better


    Men definitely have nicer cocks...icon_wink.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    We need to clarify things first:

    Feminist or Feminazi?

    There IS a MAJOR difference.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidWe need to clarify things first:

    Feminist or Feminazi?

    There IS a MAJOR difference.



    Clever! j/k icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Jojo_Blu said
    I will start off by saying that I am a radical queer-feminist, and the reason I am is because I believe that women's oppression affects me, and that as a gay men, misogyny is at the root of homophobia.


    I think there's a lot of truth in that argument. Women and gays are both subject to fair amount of discrimination and ignorance. It's kinda reinforced by the stereotypical view that gay men are more effeminate than straight men.

    I personally love strong women and detest any form of misogyny. I don't agree with Margaret Thatcher's politics but she was a good example of feminist ideals in practice.
  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 20, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidWe need to clarify things first:

    Feminist or Feminazi?

    There IS a MAJOR difference.


    I'm not even sure what a feminazi is. I have always felt the term was crafted to disarm women seeking equal opportunities, and that it is a way to de-legitimize feminsim/women's rights.

    I think there's a HUGE misconception that feminists seek to make women superior, when in fact we are hoping to make opportunities accessible to all people regardless of their gender/sexuality/gender identiy/gender expression/ ability/race/ etc.

  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 20, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Import saidno, im not. Women are better at certain things and worse at others...

    for example. Women are better at cooking and cleaning then men. Therefore, naturally, they should fuckin do it and keep their god damn mouths shut before they get punched in the face, ya know?

    Men are better at math, women are better at writing. (sometimes)

    Men are better


    I'm just going to assume your being facetious.
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    I have very strong opinions regarding equal treatment of all people. So, I guess, I'm a feminist.
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    Jojo_Blu said

    I think there's a HUGE misconception that feminists seek to make women superior, when in fact we are hoping to make opportunities accessible to all people regardless of their gender/sexuality/gender identiy/gender expression/ ability/race/ etc.



    Have feminists ever advocated for men and boys in areas of society where men and boys are at a disadvantage?
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI have very strong opinions regarding equal treatment of all people. So, I guess, I'm a feminist.


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  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 20, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Bromoflexual said
    Jojo_Blu said

    I think there's a HUGE misconception that feminists seek to make women superior, when in fact we are hoping to make opportunities accessible to all people regardless of their gender/sexuality/gender identiy/gender expression/ ability/race/ etc.



    Have feminists ever advocated for men and boys in areas of society where men and boys are at a disadvantage?


    Yes. I mean, I just said I'm a feminist, and you better bet I advocate for individuals who are at a disadvantage. All of the feminists I know do as well. (I'm a man and several of my straight cis-friends have done more for my rights, as a gay man, and poor kid, than my queer peers have).

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    Dec 21, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    All the more reason to be for women's rights as a gay male is because women tend to be the biggest supporters WE have as gays.
    Both peaceful groups of people (for the most part) that aren't treated as such.

    (straight) Men are the reason there's wars lol.
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    Dec 21, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Jojo_Blu said

    Yes. I mean, I just said I'm a feminist, and you better bet I advocate for individuals who are at a disadvantage. All of the feminists I know do as well. (I'm a man and several of my straight cis-friends have done more for my rights, as a gay man, and poor kid, than my queer peers have).



    My fault, I should have reworded my question a little bit differently. What I meant to ask was:

    Has the feminist movement in general ever advocated for men and boys in areas of society where men and boys are at a disadvantage? (As opposed to individual people who happen to identify themselves as feminists.)

    I'm sure you and your friends advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged. I have no doubt that you and your friends have your hearts in the right place. But I'm talking about the women's movement in general. Has there ever been a concerted campaign (like awareness campaigns, efforts to enact legislation, etc.) by feminist groups that advocated for men and boys specifically?