I suck at supporting feminism.
I literally just spent about 20 minutes trying to compose a message saying that the movement isn't about sexism, but about gender equality. I was even going to include a snippet about my still boiling rage upon a long tumblr post full of anti feminist posts about how men suck and how baby boys are the spawn of evil (even though all babies are beautiful creatures who deserve proper love and affection), but I chickened out and cut it down to two sentences. And lo and behold the first commenter I get is an anti fem who immediately blames the issues ON MEN.
Jesus Christ lady! BLAMING THE DUDES IS NOT GOING TO HELP! Her and all her kind are the reasons why this movement has so much shit attached to its name, not the dudes.
Sure, there are crazy guys out there who just can't be swayed on their thinking no matter what. But for the love of god, the reason why most guys seem to be so apprehensive about feminism are because they have dealt with a crazy person putting them down and treating them badly because of their gender, and said person claimed that they were a feminist. I'll bet you that a crazy person was the reason behind most of that thinking.
And the sickening thing is, they think they're good feminists, good people.
Well I say no. in order to support something that is trying to benefit humanity, ESPECIALLY FEMINISM, you have to be unbiased in your thinking.
And you know what, websites like tumblr (Ok, pretty much entirely tumblr) helped me to realize how stifling gender rules are, and it strengthened my resolve on being a feminist as well as my pride in being a woman. Case in point being that, I see posts that remind me of indecencies that guys have to deal with, guys being hurt, abused and RAPED and told to suck it up because they're guys and they can deal with it.
NO ONE should have to deal with shit like that because they are one gender. NO ONE should be made to feel badly because of one so called feminist, and NO ONE WHO IS BIASED TOWARDS ONE GENDER SHOULD BE SUPPORTING AN EQUAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Change your attitude towards the idea that all men are evil, or don't call yourself a feminist and leave your bile to yourself. You are making the real feminists, the ones who DO CARE about men as well as they do women look bad, and are dragging an equal rights movement through the mud.
And if I'm not brave enough to say this on youtube, then I will say it here.
Sorry, I know this is really angry. But I feel like I needed to get my viewpoint out there. Hopefully I can teach a few people some things. Because I don't want feminism to be seen as this evil thing, I want people to see the truth. I guess I've always been loyal to the causes I support....