Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why I laugh every time I hear about women's "oppression"

Man says to woman: "I just lost everything. My family, my house, my job, and now I'm headed overseas to die in war."

Woman responds: "Quit whining you little bitch. I dressed like a hooker and got wasted last night on men's dime. And as I left the bar without so much as a thank you, one of them had the nerve to call me a slut!"

Man responds: "Yeah, that's terrible. Go women's rights."

Just remember, it's not a zero-sum game guys! Even though men and boys are discriminated against in countless social and legal ways, and the only thing women have to complain about is being called a slut when they sleep around, because they face little to no real discrimination and have plenty of legal and social privileges without the same responsibilities as men, the appropriate response to a comment about men's rights is:

"What about the women? This is not a zero-sum game!"

I'm kidding, of course. Women really have just about no unique sexism to complain about. And so when I see someone respond to a men's issue with some form of "but what about the wimminz", such as "oh, but that happens to women too (I won't mention that it's extremely rare in women's case)", or "but what about this other miniscule issue women face", or even "but what about women in other countries", I can't help but laugh at the stupidity of it.

My real point is shut up about women's issues when I'm talking about men's. I won't waste time on women's issues when men have so many more serious issues that must be dealt with, anymore than I would waste time consoling the woman in the above story about being called a slut, when the man is the one who is really in need of help. Misandry is rampant in the western world, while true misogyny, true discrimination against or hatred of women, pales in comparison.

See also the following quotation at Reddit:

"Yeah, or as I mentioned in the AskFeminists circumcision thread, the response seems to be, 'Well, of course it's wrong that babies are being mutilated, but what do you expect us to do about it? We're too busy debating whether Summer's Eve's new ad campaign objectifies women.'"

1 comment:

  1. Feminism is the major fact which is oppressing really feminine women. It teaches women to give up their own femininity and fight against men and natural male sexuality. That oppresses total female community.