Nowadays' feminism is completely insane if compared to last century's feminism

May 23, 2015, 6:13 pm

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The debate "Nowadays' feminism is completely insane if compared to last century's feminism" was started by WordSpeller on May 23, 2015, 6:13 pm. 23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 1 person is on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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PsychDave disagrees.

Some feminism is exactly as you describe, but some is still fighting to empower women, rather than crying as victims. If you are interested, look up the Gubali Gang. They are fighting to empower abused women in India. There are other examples of feminists fighting to empower women, rather than reduce men.

The problem is in situations where there is not obvious abuse, and it is merely a power struggle, women cannot be on equal ground without men losing some power. Think of the vote. Men who used to be able to decide who ran the country suddenly made up only half the voting base. Their electoral power had been reduced by half. Feminists were fighting to get men to reduce their power to give them a chance, but I doubt you would argue that this was unfair of them.

That said, I am fully aware that there are feminists fighting absurd fights and making ridiculous claims. Not all feminist messages are empowering, but enough ate that I can agree with the topic.

4 years ago

I get your point but what I mean is that last century's feminism was focused on showing that women are as strong and competent as men, while nowaday's feminism portrays the woman as a victim and forces the man to reduce his power until he can "give her a chance" of doing something acceptable.

4 years ago

It depends on the fight they are fighting. Modern feminists are fighting genital mutilation, gang rape, and lack if basic human rights in some parts of the world. They are fighting unfair labor practices and wages also, which is of less importance but still relevant. They are also fighting absurd fights (with many silly comments on Twitter and elsewhere). Some of the fights being fought are the same fight, just in a different area

4 years ago
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