Though the word is hugely misinterpreted, the most celebrated feminists are not taking a step back to be in provocative relation, by commenting on anti-male statements. It clearly shows how the community has grown out to be a male-hating clan. Now when the stream of feminism is flowing rapidly and flooding the world aggressively, it shows that it’s being accepted in places.
But whatever it may be, the matter of interest is to know, is the term is a little too harsh assessment of feminism?
Maybe that’s true!
Well, the concept of feminism was all about seeking equal rights for both genders. The term did not have any punitive intention of spreading hatred, nuisance, neurotic interests. But somehow the group of feminists and feminism-supporting peoples turned out to be an anti-male society, who entirely hate men and their existence.
Now if you think that the feminists or the feminism loving people only include women, you are undoubtedly wrong. These quotes are evidence of how feminism is no more about equality, but it is about being into different interfaces of society.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
― Brigham Young
“Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”
― Sheng Wang
“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.”
― Anaïs Nin,
“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers,
“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”
“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.”
-Sheila Cronin, the leader of the feminist organization NOW
“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.”
-Sally Miller Gearhart, in The Future – If There Is One – Is Female
“I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion, which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”
-Barbara Jordan, former Congresswoman
The above quotations are some of the collections from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/feminism, which is an assortment of many Feminist quotes by famous Feminist Philosophers.
Now if you think that it was enough, then you are wrong
Feminism is not at all; bounded within the walls of social posting or official bartering of immense hatred. When the Feminist clan thinks that there is nothing a woman can’t do, or women are no way lesser than the men, the men community finds it very interesting to be true.
But the story gets a twist when all women are not feminists, and even anti-feminists are women who think and consider the movement to be a little too overrated and devastating.
As per Newton’s third law, every action has its equal and opposite reaction. The feminist vs Anti-Feminist chess game is no more a social issue, but it has been dragged politically too. Not from now, but for ages. Have a look.
Some Famous Feminists of all time:
Simone de Beauvoir: A political activist and a social theorist, wrote a book paving the ideology of modern feminism. The book was insanely influential and was banned by the Vatican in 1949.
Eleanor Roosevelt: The wave of feminism was drowning the white house even before the term “Feminism” was well understood. Eleanor was the first lady who took the responsibilities of talking about women’s problems apart from merely entertaining and hosting in the white house, from 1935 to 1962. She spoke of equal rights and the social issues faced by women.
Gloria Steinem: Ah! You can’t afford to miss the mother of feminism. Yes! That is what she called. She led many liberation movements to favor women in the late 60s and early 70s. She was even honored with the presidential medal of freedom in 1993 and 2013.
FINAL WORDS: Feminism is not about hating men by any chance. It is about fighting for the self-existence. The term came into action from the male-dominated society of the ancient time, to get equal voting rights, rights to education and placing opinions.
But the era of Feminism movement has gone way beyond just that. It is more than getting paid equally or giving more or equal privileges. The world has gone blind with the fact that not every Feminist is the same. But won’t the eye-for-an-eye concept will blindfold the world altogether someday? Well, that can be a fact, or just a lie- a matter of contradiction.