In the last few decades feminism has broken into mainstream popular culture like never before.
Whilst initially this was a good thing as it helped to bring a greater focus to women’s issues, sadly it has also led to various other problems which I will explore in this article.
I don’t identify as a feminist. I don’t have anything against the concept of feminism itself. Really no decent person could as the concept of feminism is simply equality between the sexes. However at the same time feminism is more than just a concept. It is a full blown political and social movement and whilst it has done many great things in the past, in its current form its not something I would wish to associate myself with.
Sadly however I feel that many people in the mainstream media are too scared to ever criticise the feminist movement as any criticism of feminism is almost always seen as an attack against women in general.
A recent example of this can be seen when Piers Morgan simply voiced a criticism of the Women’s March in January and Ewan McGregor and Patrick Stewart both boycotted This Morning, a programme which Piers Morgan co-hosts (with McGregor cancelling a scheduled appearance and Stewart vowing to never appear on the show again as long as Morgan is host.)
Now regardless of whether you agree with Morgan or not its quite frankly pathetic of both Stewart and McGregor to boycott the man simply for expressing a negative opinion about anything even remotely feminist related.
If you disagree with Piers Morgan wouldn’t it be better to go on his show and actually you know, argue with him, explain why he is wrong, maybe listen to his arguments in a fair and decent way before decrying him as a sexist bigot who should be boycotted?
PS its worth noting that the woman’s march Morgan criticised in January was a disgrace. This was a march organised by a woman called Linda Sarsour who supports Sharia Law, a law that treats women, and homosexuals as less than fully human. Sarsour has also said that she hopes Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a feminist critic of Islam gets beaten up and has her vagina taken away from her! Another organiser and speaker at the March, Donna Hylton meanwhile aided in the kidnapping and torturing of a homosexual man to death!
So yeah how dare Piers Morgan say anything bad about a march run by homophobic killers and terrorists.
Again however you can see how this is a classic example of how its impossible to criticise feminism in any way without people, both men and women instantly jumping down your throat as a sexist.
Thus as Feminism can’t look in on itself and recognise where its going wrong (which every single movement must do, as no movement is perfect.) Feminism has become stagnated and static.
In this article I am going to highlight the problems modern feminism has, the different types of feminists there are, and why true feminism is still needed in the world today despite the problems it has.
I feel its very important for other people to highlight where feminism is going wrong, bloggers, youtubers, the very few feminists who can look inward and see the problems with their movement, such as Christina Hoff Sommers, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Even people with practically no influence like me, its important that we all highlight the problems with feminism for many reasons.
To start with the more people criticise mainstream feminism the more acceptable it becomes to criticise it. There is no longer a stigma attached to voicing any kind of disapproval towards feminism like there is now where people are treated as pariah’s or even fired from their jobs just for criticising feminism.
Also the more people know what the problems with feminism are, then the more likely the next generation of young men and women will see that while there is nothing wrong with being a feminist in principle. The movement is in serious need of a reformation and thus actually work towards accomplishing that.
As always let me know what you think in the comments below.
Why Feminism Is Still Needed, But Why Its Also Standing In The Way
There is no denying that on a global scale women have it worse than men. That’s not to do down men’s issues or try and turn misery and suffering into some kind of competition of course.
Still in certain countries around the world such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Somalia, women live lives of unbearable suffering and inequality. Though again that’s not to say that things are rosey for the men in these countries either, particularly if you are gay. In fact its worse for LGBT people as they will kill you!. Still all women in these countries are deprived of basic rights and privileges such as being allowed to drive, marry whoever they want, an education, and even just being allowed to dress however they wish. They are the property of their husbands, fathers, and brothers, they have to do everything they say, and are regularly traded like pieces of meat. They also have to endure such horrific forms of abuse as genital mutilation, acid attacks and regular violent sexual assaults.
These countries are in desperate need of first wave feminism, and we here in the west should do all we can to help the women suffering in these countries to overthrow the genuine and disgusting patriarchy they live under by supplying any feminists groups and individual women brave enough to fight back against the misogynistic Islamic culture they are cursed to live under with financial aid.
We must also I feel boycott any country that treats women as less than fully human the same way that we boycotted South Africa during the Apartheid regime. And finally we must always make sure that everyone knows how women are treated in these countries.
I am sorry to say that I did not know about the case of Dina Ali until just a day or two ago. Sadly it appears that it may be too late to help this poor woman, but at the very least she should serve as a further reminder that we need to focus on the plight of the women (and other people) in Islamic countries more than we do now.
Every activist worth their salt should be doing all they can to bring tragic cases like Dina Ali to as many people’s attention as possible; rather than taking part in marches organised by self promoting, terrorists, murderers, and Sharia Law supporters to attack Donald Trump for saying pussy 12 years ago.
Thus feminism far from being obsolete is in some places needed now more than ever.
In the west meanwhile I think its more complicated. I do not believe that we live in a Patriarchy in the west. I believe that western society is by and large an egalitarian society where everyone is treated equally regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.
Ultimately we do not live in a society where anyone is told that they cannot go for a job, or any position based on who they are. I also do not believe that we live in a rape culture either. Its true that our justice system is far from perfect and there have been many great miscarriages of justice (not just for rape but many other crimes too). But at the same it is also true that rape is rightfully viewed as one of the most reprehensible crimes in our society. An accusation of rape is enough to completely ruin someone’s reputation forever.
Similarly other claims of an institutionalised patriarchy such as the gender wage gap have been debunked time and time again too. See here.
Thus I don’t believe we live in a patriarchy. However that said I do think there are certain areas where women are disadvantaged compared to men in the west, but at the same time there are areas where men are disadvantaged compared to women too.
The reason for this is because ironically I think that western society does not take into account the key differences between men and women. Men and women are obviously equal, but they are different, not just physically, but in terms of personality in some respects too.
Sadly modern western society I feel is probably too egalitarian for its own good in that it does view everyone as exactly the same and doesn’t consider that some situations might benefit one gender more.
For instance the way the education system is set up currently favours women more, hence why fewer boys are going to University than girls and generally doing well overall. See here.
At the same time the way the medical profession is set up favours men as it doesn’t take into account the fact that women will naturally need to take long periods off in order to have children. Young women in the medical profession sadly often have to make a choice between having children and having a career!
Similarly there are many other double standards against men and women in our society. On the issue of sex, I would agree that there is a slut/stud double standard in some respects, but at the same time there is ironically a double standard when it comes to female on male rape as people tend to view men as always wanting sex, and being lucky if some hot girl pays them any attention.
Current British laws on rape are very misandiristic as according to the law a woman cannot be charged with raping a man unless she is an accomplice to it.
Thus I feel that in order to counteract these double standards we need to accept the differences between the genders and try and find a way to accommodate them in every situation that requires it. Create an education system that can benefit both genders, take into account that women in certain professions may need to take a certain amount of time off in order to start families, and work around that. And finally try and combat double standards that exist against both genders in other areas of life too.
Modern, third wave feminism however I feel stands in the way of recognising the true cause of gender inequalities in western society for various reasons.
To start with many feminists argue that gender is a social construct created by the patriarchy. Now its true that certain stereotypical male and female behaviours are as a result of indoctrination, but ultimately most of them do stem from biological differences.
I feel that feminists often say that gender is a social construct in a misguided attempt to help trans people. They probably think that by tearing down so called gender norms they are making people who blur the lines between genders behaviour more socially acceptable.
The thing is by saying that there are differences between men and women you are not saying that trans people are either amoral, or don’t exist.
Obviously there is a spectrum and therefore we do get some men who are more feminine, and some women who are more masculine, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However the point is that most people do tend to behave according to their gender. I am not saying that gender decides every aspect of your personality, but it certainly does have a noticable impact on 99 percent of men and women.
Even with trans people it does too. If there were no true differences between the genders why do trans people feel that they were born in the wrong gender? Why do they change their gender if there are no true differences between the sexes? Ironically by saying that gender doesn’t exist you are actually saying trans people don’t exist and ignoring what they go through.
People have actually had their careers threatened for daring to question the received feminist wisdom that there aren’t only two genders such as Jordan Peterson.
Furthermore by insisting that we live in a patriarchy despite the many disadvantages faced by men.
Feminists tend to gloss over men’s issues (apart from a few positive exceptions such as Hoff Sommers), as men are seen as privileged. Though some feminists do comment on things such as the high rate of young men committing suicide, even then its in a way that is anti men.
It says that its men’s fault that things are so bad for them because of their own “toxic masculinity” which apparently drives other men who can’t compete to suicide. Thus feminists “sympathy” for men suffering in the west is often just a tool they can use to further attack masculinity which again diverts our attention away from the real causes of inequality. A lack of understanding of the differences between men and women.
Finally the fact that feminists view western society as being completely anti women also leads I feel to feminists always trying to view a situation in a way where women are hard done to rather than in any kind of objective way.
An example of this was Hillary Clinton’s outrageous comments that women are the real victims of war as they lose their husbands and sons! Even when men are being sent off to die in pointless conflicts in their thousands, sometimes millions, its still somehow women who are suffering more?
Thus on the one hand its true that we need feminism to tackle the very real inequalities that women still face all over the globe, but on the other hand its kind of standing in the way in combating real gender inequalities in the west caused by natural differences between men and women, as it leads us down a mistaken path where we believe that we still live in a patriarchy, whilst also somewhat paradoxically telling us that there are no true differences between men and women.
Feminism therefore needs a top to bottom reformation, but in order to do that I feel we need to know the different types of feminists there are in the world today in order to see where the movement is going right and wrong.
Whilst there are many different feminist groups I feel they can all be grouped into the following four categories by and large.
1/ True Feminists
These feminists include the likes of Christina Hoff Sommers, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Maryam Namazie and Camile Pagilia.
Now I don’t always agree with every individual thing these feminists say. For instance Ayaan Hirsi Ali politically is probably more to the right than I am.
Still these women at the end of the day do actually follow the true definition of feminism, the belief in equality between genders, and combat the very worst forms of misogyny in the world today.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a vocal critic of Islam’s treatment of women for her entire life. She has helped to bring the suffering of women in countries like Somalia to a far wider attention in the west. She has given countless lectures on the subject of women in Islam, made tv appearances, written best selling books (many of which draw on her own traumatic childhood in Somalia where she was forced to endure among other things, her genitals being mutilated.)
She later founded the AHA foundation which is the worlds leading organisation working to end things such as Female Genital Mutilation, honour killings and arranged marriages.
As a result of this Ali has faced genuine attempts on her life by Islamic extremists. In fact she has to walk around with bodyguards everywhere she goes, and has even had to cancel several public appearances.
Maryam Namazie, another outspoken feminist critic of Islam similarly has had to endure regular threats against her life, and recently even had to deal with Muslim men trying to interrupt a lecture she was giving on what women endure in Islamic countries.
Feminists like Ali and Namazie are true champions for female empowerment. They help the women who are suffering from the ugliest forms of misogyny at a risk to their own safety.
They also at the same time however do not have any anti male feelings either. In fact they fight just as hard for men’s rights. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has devoted her life to helping marginalised groups of men in Islamic countries such as gay men (who again in some ways have it even worse than women in Muslim countries.)
You’d actually be hard pushed to find a greater champion of men’s rights in the west than Christina Hoff Sommers herself meanwhile.
These feminists care about inequalities against both genders and battle for many worthwhile causes across the entire world.
Sadly however whilst they have done a lot of good work for many marginalised groups, they are not only a minority within modern feminism, but their influence on mainstream popular culture is also limited.
The reason for this is because these brave ladies expose the mainstream media for the cowards they are in dealing with radical Islam.
Now I am not trying to tar all Muslims as evil, and I am certainly not advocating for persecution of innocent Muslims.
However at the same time the religion is in desperate need of a reformation (more so than feminism!)
Islam at its core is a violent, bigoted, and dangerous religion. It says very explicitly that all other religions are to be abolished, that all LGBT people are to be executed, that all black people are inferior to white people (Islam also advocates slavery too.) That all women are inferior to men, and finally that all non believers be killed or converted.
Now not all Muslims follow the bigoted beliefs that are in the Quran. Many Muslims who live in the west abandon the negative aspects of their faith in order to fit in with western society.
However those who do not and actually follow what their holy book says at the very least hold prejudiced beliefs against gays and women. Sadly its a higher percentage than you’d think.
A recent poll showed that over 50 percent of Muslims in the United Kingdom believed that homosexuality should be criminalised.
Of course in the most extreme cases Muslims born and raised even in western countries on Islamic beliefs can become suicide bombers and carry out violent crimes against those who insult their prophet Muhammed and even just non believers.
Sadly these violent crimes have only increased the more influence Islam has gained in the west. Rather than make more concessions to Islam, we should be insisting that it change its values to fit in with our own. We should be aiding Muslim reformers (including Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz.)
However the mainstream media is simply too terrified to take Islam on. Nobody wants to end up like Charlie Hebdo. However the only reason things like Charlie Hebdo happen is because the mainstream media leaves small, low key critics of Islam out in the cold.
Its easy to pick off low key critics of Islam like Charlie Hebdo, a tiny little magazine. If the entire mainstream media however starts criticising Islam as much as it does other religions then things have changed. We have shown the extremists a sign of strength, as images of their prophet are everywhere, on tv, in the newspapers etc, and its not like they can destroy the entire mainstream media is it?
However the mainstream media are a pack of shameless cowards and thus they refuse to comment on the problem with Islam, but at the same time they also slander those who are brave enough to speak out against the religion which sadly includes the likes of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in order to cover their tracks.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is either slandered as an Islamophobe and racist (despite Islam not being a race.) Or just ignored completely (much as many Islamic crimes are too) by the mainstream media.
Thus Ali and others like hers influence is sadly not all that it could be, and worse still the mainstream media in an effort to look progressive starts to prop up a very different type of feminist as their safe champions of women’s rights, which leads to my next point.
2/ Career Feminists
The most contemptible and dangerous type of feminist. These feminists include the likes of Anita Sarkeesian, Gloria Steinam, Rebecca Watson, Hillary Clinton and Amani Al Khatabeh.
These feminists emerged when feminism started to become popular and trendy. They saw that there was money to be had in the movement, however they didn’t want to actually take the risks that would come with speaking out against the worst form of sexism in the world today, risks that again true feminists like Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maryam Namazie have to deal with on a daily basis.
Thus they instead invent mythical bogeymen like the patriarchy, and the gender wage gap to rally against. They pick perfectly benign targets such as video games, sci fi, and comic books and slander them as sexist in order to make themselves look like feminist champions.
They also somewhat ironically present themselves as damsels in distress by trying to make out that they are constantly harassed and victimised in western society. Now I am not saying that western society is perfect, but again a lot of these so called hostile environments for women that career feminists complain about are blown out of proportion or just flat out made up.
Take for instance the harassment women endure online. Feminists would have you believe that its only women endure online harassment.
Truth is men ironically endure far more abuse online than women do according to studies.
Now this does not mean I condone any of the sick and twisted abuse that women get online, but the point is, its not a gendered issue is it? These sicko’s clearly go after everyone for every reason, which is why the best thing to do is just ignore them.
Similarly feminists such as Anita Sarkeesian will often try and paint video games, the sci fi and fantasy genres and comic books as being hostile, unwelcoming places for women, and indeed minorities such as black people. They will also tar their fans as being openly misogynistic and racist.
Once again nothing could actually be further from the truth. To start with many studies have shown that there is no link between violent forms of entertainment and people committing actual acts of violence.
Also whilst its true that many video games do allow the players to murder female characters, far more male characters are killed in video games.
Furthermore sci fi and fantasy, and video game fandom’s are usually welcoming to women. In fact ironically over the years some of the biggest fan community’s have been majority female. Doctor Who is the worlds longest running sci fi series, and in America during the 1980’s (where it was far more popular) over 80 percent of its fans were women.
There have also been many, many films, television series, video games, comic books etc that star non white, non male, non straight characters and audiences have embraced them.
In fact ironically some of the sci fi and fantasy genres all time biggest hits have starred women or minorities, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena the Warrior Princess and Charmed. All 3 series were among the longest running fantasy series (until it was surpassed recently by Supernatural, Charmed was the longest running fantasy series in American history.) All three also became global icons and had an immense influence on popular culture and other television series.
Its just such a shame that there are never any strong, iconic or interesting heroic and villainous roles for women in Sci Fi and Fantasy series. Feminists are right to attack these two genres more than any other.
Ironically the sci fi and fantasy genres have often been ahead of the curve in terms of representation for women and minorities, with the original Star Trek series having the first ever interracial kiss in an American drama. None other than Martin Luther King himself praised Star Trek for its progressive values and actually said it was important to the civil rights movement!
Yet feminists such as Anita Sarkeesian seem to go out of their way to target these genres more than others because they are the most progressive genres and thus Sarkeesian won’t have to actually deal with a genuine misogynistic backlash.
Also things like Sci Fi and Video Games are looked down on by the mainstream media. Even with the recent geek fad, nerds are generally still looked down upon, with things like Comic Books and Video Games being seen as childish interests.
Thus the mainstream media will naturally be on the side of the feminists against the supposed, smelly, sad, basement dwelling nerds and even some nerds themselves will be on the side of the feminists. They won’t want to be seen as sad gits whose whole lives revolve around things like Video Games and so they will happily join the feminists in slandering their own interests.
Now I don’t doubt that the likes of Sarkeesian have received death threats from some psychotic nerds and video gamers, but there are psycho’s in every group. Many anti feminists have had to endure death threats too, and even physical assaults and attempts to get them fired for speaking out against feminism.
All of this ironically is worse than anything any feminist critic of Video Games or sci fi has ever had to endure. No nerd or gamer has ever thrown their own urine over Anita Sarkeesian. No one has ever actually punched Rebecca Watson in the face, and no one has ever tried to get say Whovian Feminism fired from her job and ruin her life. Mean tweets? Yes okay, but again those aren’t quite the same thing, and as we have been over anti feminists, indeed EVERYBODY gets mean tweets.
So no I don’t think that Anita Sarkeesian is in the same kind of danger as Ayaan Hirsi Ali for speaking out against video games. I don’t even think that Anita is in as much danger as Lauren Southern is for criticising feminism or saying that there are only two genders.
Again that’s why Anita goes after Video Games. Its a brilliant way through a little media manipulation of making herself look like a feminist champion without actually having to do a sodding thing to help women in genuine need of feminism.
Other career feminists might have a second agenda of their own, beyond simply becoming famous, and use feminism to make themselves untouchable.
I feel that Muslim Feminists fall under this category. I am sorry but its impossible to actually follow the teachings of the Quran and be a Feminist. The Quran openly says that women are inferior to men. Thus any movement that advocates the equality of both genders has to be at odds with the teachings of the Quran (that is until the Islamic faith has a reformation.)
Now many of these Muslim feminists claim to be practising Muslims who know their own holy book. Thus going by their own word we can’t just accuse them of being ignorant of the true nature of their faith. Even then though if they were merely ignorant then that doesn’t say much about the type of feminists they are, that they don’t know what it is Islam actually says about women; and indeed the suffering it has inflicted on women throughout history and still continues to do so throughout the world today.
Nevertheless I feel lot of these Muslim “feminists” such as Amani Al Khatahbeh actually lie about how sexist Islam is in order to dupe people for a variety of reasons.
First of all it can allow them to gain more oppression points, as Muslim women have to endure double what western women do. Not because of the religion of Islam of course, according to these women, but because of evil western Islamophobia.
Also as devout Muslims they are following a process called Taqiyya. Taqiyya is the name given to deception in Islam. Muhammed encouraged his followers to lie to non believers about the true nature of his religion through Taqiyya in order to fool them and take them on as allies for the time being. Once the non believers had served their purpose then they are to be disposed of or forcibly converted of course like all other non believers.
Here are some interesting videos on Taqiyya.
Muslim feminists like Amani will actively lie that their religion is a feminist religion, that it supports rights for LGBT people, black people, that Muslims are the most oppressed group in western society. All to lure unsuspecting non believers in.
By far and away the most disgusting example of a Muslim Feminist duping unsuspecting liberals is the case of Linda Sarsour.
Linda Sarsour is a vile human being. She advocates Sharia Law, a law that says that women are inferior to men, and that homosexuality should be criminalised and she has also said that she wants to take away Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s vagina because of her remarks about Islam.
The fact that Ali is a survivor of female genital mutilation is something that Sarsour must surely be aware of. With this in mind it doesn’t seem likely that this was just a random threat does it? It seems to me as though Sarsour was saying that she actually wanted to cut out Ali’s vagina, but was hiding it under the mask of feminism of all things by saying it was because Ali didn’t deserve to be a woman.
To the mainstream media however, Sarsour is a champion for women’s rights and the underdog as that’s how she presents herself through clever deceptions such as the Woman’s March.
Linda Sarsour exposes herself as a lying, homophobic, racist, hateful, poisonous scumbag, traitor to her own gender and wannabe hood bitch every time she opens that cancerous asshole she calls a mouth.
Of course sadly other career feminists will often support these Muslim feminists because they benefit their narrative. If people wake up to how big a danger Islam is, then Anita Sarkeesian will be seen as the joke for going after Video Games and appearing at the UN to try and censor people saying she sucked!
Same with all the career feminists who focus on things like manspreading, women being called bossy, etc. They support the Muslim feminist deception of Islam being a feminist religion to cover up their shameful cowardice compared to true feminists.
Finally male career feminists not only use their position to further their careers but also for sex too. I know that’s a cliche, and I certainly would not decry every single man who identifies as a feminist as simply wanting to get laid. That’s as lazy a way of arguing as when Social Justice Warriors just call someone who disagrees with them a Nazi.
However at the same time it cannot be denied that many militant male feminists who slander other people as sexists and even perverts have been exposed as using their status for sex.
Of course they are the perfect feminist champions for the mainstream media to prop up as they are safe. They won’t have to run the risk of actually worrying about taking on genuine misogynists like the Islamic extremists who try and murder Ayaan Hirsi Ali or even just the Islamic thugs who tried to silence Maryam Namazie. Instead they can just slander nerds, or video gamers.
Sadly however as these feminists and the mainstream media work together (as they both benefit each other) these feminists have a far greater influence and reach than the true feminists do. This in turn leads me to my next point.
3/ Misguided Feminists
These feminists are often young feminists who I feel have been taken in by the likes of Anita Sarkeesian, and Rebecca Watson. These feminists include the likes of Claudia Boleyn, Laci Green and Emma Watson.
I don’t see these feminists as being malicious. I do think their hearts are in the right place, but the problem is all the media they have been exposed to has filled their heads full of lies that they live in a society that despises women and thus they actually believe bullshit like the gender wage gap, sexism in video games, etc.
Furthermore they also buy into other dangerous lies such as Islam is a religion of peace, or even that Islam is a feminist religion and will ironically end up defending a religion that says they are inferior for their very gender!
Claudia a bisexual, feminist really needs to watch these two videos
To see how duped she was by the toxic alliance of feminism and Islam.
I think its important to try and reach out to and debate with these feminists. In the case of people like Anita Sarkeesian they don’t want to reach out and debate with people as they know their beliefs are a lot of bullshit. They know things like rape culture or the patriarchy are not real, but they don’t want their arguments to be disproven because then their cash cow will end. Anita Sarkeesian has openly refused to debate Milo Yiannopolous several times for instance, even when he has offered to donate money to feminist charities if she did.
Misguided feminists however I feel are not the kind who always shout down any opposing opinions. I’m sure some of them will, but ultimately I think a lot of these feminists are kind, decent, intelligent people. They have just been given the wrong idea which is why its important to talk to them.
Claudia Boleyn, though I strongly disagree with many of her opinions I find to be a nice person all around. I’ve had a few disagreements with her on twitter about various things, but she has always been very polite and courteous to me. She’s never derided me as a sexist, a bigot or anything like that. She has also done a few response videos to people who disagree with her and again has always been very polite and respectful in them too.
ShoeOnHead did a video challenging her views on women being funny, and Claudia once again was very polite and respectful in her response to Shoe. See here.
Laci Green similarly had a very civil debate with Blaire White, and has also recently expressed an interest in debating more anti feminists too.
Thus again I think its vital to have an open debate with these kinds of feminists. I think that sadly however because of the likes of Sarkeesian who try and shut down anyone else having a discussion, all feminists are tarred with that brush and as a result many people assume the likes of Laci and Claudia are unwilling to have a discussion and so they don’t reach out to them.
I’m not saying that these feminists are less intelligent than I am for believing things like the gender wage gap.
Until just a few years ago I used to believe in feminist lies like that too. Its understandable as that was all people from my generation in particular ever heard all around them, from television, to the papers, to the education system.
However the rise of the alternative media in the last few years has helped to shed a light on many of the main feminist myths and really I think its just a matter of time before most of these types of feminists like Claudia Boleyn will see the truth about the state of their movement.
I’m not saying that they will stop being feminists. They might do, but I think it would be more beneficial if they instead tried to reform their movement, as again sadly feminism is still needed in some ways now more than ever, but its just people like Sarkeesian that are making it a negative force.
Of course not all of these Misguided feminists are nice, reasonable people like Claudia Boleyn. I feel that some of these women are sadly deeply unhappy people who have deep issues which third wave feminism exploits to lure them in.
Indeed many ideologies and cults try and lure in the most vulnerable and unhappy people by telling them what they want to hear, IE its not your fault, its everyone else’s fault, we have all the answers, get back at the people who did this to you etc.
An example of this is Cora Segal. Segal for those of you who don’t know is a feminist who famously heckled Milo Yiannopolous and Christina Hoff Sommers. She threw a child like tantrum shouting “KEEP YOUR HATE SPEECH OFF THIS CAMPUS, KEEP YOUR HATE SPEECH OFF THIS CAMPUS” over Sommers every time she tried to speak.
The footage of Segals outburst was uploaded onto youtube and Segal was subsequently mocked by people all over the world. She even became a meme, and earned the unflattering nickname of “Triggly Puff”.
I feel sorry for Cora. I think she is probably very unhappy with her weight. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with being fat of course. However from a practical point of view if you are obese then you will be more likely to have serious health issues.
The same thing applies for someone who is far too thin as well. No extreme size is healthy.
Someone like Cora Segal if she is unhappy with being overweight should do one of the following things. 1/ Try and lose weight which is obviously hard. 2/ Come to terms with the fact that she is overweight. There is nothing wrong with being overweight, obviously but again from a practical point of view it is unhealthy as are lots of other popular habits such as smoking. I would never dream of bullying smokers, or decrying smoking as amoral, but at the same time I would also never lie and say smoking is a perfectly healthy habit either.
However feminism will lure young, unhappy overweight women in as it will at first make them feel better about being overweight by spreading lies like “healthy at any size”. However at the same time it will make them angrier by telling them that everybody hates them because they are overweight, that no one will ever find them attractive if they are overweight because of the patriarchy etc.
As a result of this women like Segal will never do anything about losing weight, and they will never come to terms with being overweight either, which will make them unhappier in the long run as they ultimately believe they live in a society that despises them.
Its a shame and I would never mock someone like Cora Segal. Again I would much rather talk with her, but with feminists like her I admit it is somewhat harder as they have invested in their beliefs emotionally more than people like Laci Green and Claudia Boleyn.
Finally once again misguided male feminists I feel can differ from their female counterparts somewhat. Misguided male feminists I feel are men who are guilted into being feminists, simply because they are men.
They buy into all of the myths about toxic masculinity, all men being privileged, all men being potential rapists etc, and grow to despise themselves as a result.
Steve Shives I feel not only falls into this type of male feminist but epitomises it!
In spite of how loathsome he can act such as when he tries to shut down anyone who disagrees with him from Sargon of Akkad to Laci Green, I do feel sorry for Steve Shives to some extent. Ultimately Shives is someone who has been made to feel guilty just for being a man!
However again it is difficult to have a conversation with a feminist like Shives as he has invested so much emotionally in feminism he can’t stand any kind of criticism or skepticism (ironically) on the subject.
4/ Bully Feminists
These feminists are people who know that feminism can make someone utterly untouchable and use that to bully others. There are always people like this who emerge when a movement gains power and prestige and abuse it.
They are not by any means exclusive to feminism, but sadly again as feminism has gained power and influence in our society then these bullies have emerged too.
Here are some examples of people using feminism to push others around and in extreme cases even try and ruin their lives just because they can.
The governor Pat Condell sums it up brilliantly as always.
As you can see there are still many great feminists who are true champions for equality around the world such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Sadly however their influence on the next generation of feminists, though not completely insignificant. Is ultimately dwarfed by the safer, career feminists who have filled an entire generation of young men and women’s heads with irrational and ultimately unimportant bullshit like manspreading, whilst ironically making it hard for people to talk about the biggest danger to women in the world today, Islam.
Its important therefore that the next generation looks up to women like Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Christina Hoff Sommers instead of people like Anita Sarkeesian in order to learn what true inequalities against women need to be fought.
If not Feminism I predict within the next 20 or so years will be an almost completely dead movement. Anyone who genuinely cares about equal rights for men and women will not want to associate themselves with it, which will be a shame, but it will only have itself to blame.
When a movement is unable to look inward and see where it goes wrong then it will ultimately stagnate and die and that’s the future feminism is currently facing unless things change soon.
Thanks for reading.