A rant regarding a video I recently uploaded onto my youtube:
“feminists don’t really want equality” & 6 other myths about feminism
I keep getting personal messages sent to me on youtube from MRA's calling me scum and trying to tear me down but all it does is prove that their opinions are not worth my worry. i am always open to critical debate and i can defend my views but only when it is appropriate (ie. has SOME basis for its truth other than a feminist-hating forum on reddit). Feminism really is for everyone - it is FAR from a perfect movement but its ideology is morally sound.
MRAs are upset with the lack of male resources - that's a result of patriarchy, not feminism. MRAs tell me what i'm REALLY for is "humanism." i'm confused, mistaken. feminism isn't what i think it is.
But no, i am for the feminism that i identify with.
I call myself a feminist and not a "humanist" because humanist erases the specific aim of fighting gender inequality (for all gender, but gender) - it erases a (troubled and often problematic) history to which i feel somehow connected in that i have, myself, been greatly privileged by the lives devoted to my equal treatment.
It's my turn now to carry the torch, so to speak. To speak even when i am not spoken to; to shut up and listen when experiences that ought to be known can be heard.
Feminism gives women a narrative voice for our history - it is rapidly growing and changing one, and one that i hope will in the future be more inclusive and progressive, but a feminist narrative all the while. There are systemic power structures at play here and they must be addressed in order to be undermined.
My feminism is not at the expense of men. It is at the expense of patriarchy - there is a difference.