Updated: Dec 31
"Doesn’t feminism hurt men?” I have seen a rise in the misunderstanding of feminism as female dominance and of the perception feminism is “bad” for men. BOTH ARE WILDLY UNTRUE. Feminism is the declaration men and women are VALUED the same. That they have the EQUAL RIGHTS to decision making, personal choice, and autonomy. That they have the same inherent right to opportunities as any other human.
Feminism confronts the idea women are property. That they are inferior. That they must be ruled, and controlled, and guided. That they are incapable of making valid and reasonable choices. That their intelligence and gifts are second-rate. The constant misunderstandings about feminism are: “Why do women keep trying to prove they are as strong as men? It’s obvious their bodies are weaker.” “I could easily overpower my wife in a physical altercation. It’s obvious men are more powerful.” “Women are just whining because they want to be more powerful than men and they want to control them.” “Feminism is just a pissing contest of the sexes about who is better than the other.” “Women just need to stop trying to dominate men.” “Feminism is trying to destroy the femininity of women.”