The first two comments are people trying to have a legitimate dialogue.
And then the 3rd Point comes in: semi-joking but also serious. The ‘battle’ of the sexes is a battle, it’s not a ying-yang situation where we compliment each other, especially not for feminists. By dictionary definition, feminism is the belief that men and women are equal. As anyone who has ever tried to speak with a feminist knows, modern feminism has become the belief that women are as good if not better than men at everything imaginable and if they aren’t it is because PATRIARCHY.
I know, it’s just a fucking comments board. What real significance could possibly be garnered from it?
Well, from what I see, the current dialogue on Men’s rights (gasp! I’ve never used that term in this blog before) goes a little something like this:
Man “I want to make a point about how the (court system, school system) is much more favorable to women and gives men the shaft.”
Mainstream “Ha you actually think men could POSSIBLY have it hard or be discriminated against in this country in some way?! You’re crazy!! Haven’t you heard of Glass Ceilings! Motherhood! Rape! Hahahaa”
Man “Well I what about the fact that colleges now graduate 60% women, or the overwhelming population of males in prison, or this other study that says…”
Mainstream: “Hah! Men don’t get to college because they aren’t as smart as women! And they go to jail because they are more violent and have worse human natures than women! You and your studies… haha women smell so good”
Seriously…has anyone ever tried to reason with a true feminist? It’s some serious allegory of the cave type shit.
The fact remains that pendulum has swung far in the direction of ‘women are superior angels who can do no wrong.’ Still wondering if it might actually swing back…That might be wishful thinking though.
All I know is, when I ask my girlfriend if she can make me a sandwich for when I get home, feminine as she is, I see that gut reaction of ‘are you trying to oppress me?’ flash across her eyes.