It is an unfortunate fact that the bulk of humanity is too limited in its mental vision to weigh with patience and intelligence the reality around them. Feminists doubly so.
This not run a combat blog. I post interesting articles to encourage discussion and reblog things I find funny, interesting or important. I, generally, do not engage in debates or arguments but I will correct facts where I can and discuss things with people who want to talk reasonably.
I do not have an allegiance to any particular group only to ideas. Ideas which can change based on new information or perspective.
I do not believe in the "patriarchy" myth, the "wag-gap" myth, "privilege", political correctness, or just about any other myth favored by the "social justice" crowd. They are hypocrites that base their ideology on faulty data, misconceptions, and outright lies for selfish reasons and behave much like a cult.
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Brian Heiss has worked as a consultant, journalist and writer focused on diversity issues and last week published perhaps one of the most thorough deconstructions and analysis, certainly the only analysis of this kind ofthe topic, (in the form of a white paper) of Russia’s supposed ‘anti-gay law’ that had worldwide coverage and exposure despite many not even appearing to have read the law.
As well as explaining and publishing the full text of the law in English, obtained from a professional translator, which was not available anywhere else online (despite the wide scale media coverage) for the public to see for themselves, Heiss goes into incredible detail of the US media coverage of the law, including how it was presented as ‘breaking news’ despite being up to 24 days after it had been passed on 29 June 2013.
Heiss researched and began to write the report in an attempt to prove Adam Curry and John C Dvorak of the No Agenda show wrong in their analysis of the law, which went against the narrative created by the US and UK mainstream media which claimed Russia was banning homosexuality and that LGBT groups could now legally persecuted and attacked. On the show Adam Curry claimed the law was nothing of the sort and was about banning the ‘propaganda’ of ‘non-traditional sexual relationships’ to children and nothing more - not legalising the arrest and imprisonment of homosexuals.
This report is a must read for anyone interested in civil rights and equality, as well as anyone who has seen the news media’s portrayal of Russia as supposedly being incredibly anti-gay and discriminatory, especially as Heiss makes many well-cited comparisons between the rights LGBT individuals have in the US compared to in Russia. For example, unlike in Russia you can be fired from your job in the US simply for being LGBT (see chapter 4 in the report).
One must also question why the news media went down this route of villifying Russia and Putin despite not even reading what was in the law. Perhaps John C Dvorak’s commentary is somewhat close to the truth:
The entire anti-gay and anti-Putin propaganda stemming solely from the US government may relate to the embarrassing fact that Ed Snowden is using Russia as a sanctuary from the American government. This is a tremendous humiliation to the US State Department. Creating this false narrative about anti-gay Russian sentiment is part of a seemingly never-ending attack on Russia and its Olympics. The Russians must be punished for disobedience. Putin needs to be humiliated.
This is not to say any legislation about banning the encouragement of ‘alternative lifestyles’ is acceptable in any way, but the fact that the words ‘gay’, ‘homosexual’, ‘sexual orientation’, ‘same sex’ or any other LGBT identifier does not even appear anywhere in the legislation is extremely interesting. The fact that the news media, in all its hours of coverage and hundreds of news articles on the law did not even mention this is worrying and suggests that none of these reporters even read the report or a translated version and simply jumped on the bandwagon and joined in with the condemnation without even reading the original source.
The 129-page report, complete with citations for further reading and fact checking, can be found here. This is true journalism.
No, because whether or not you ask this question in good faith, it’s literally a question that’s being answered everywhere every day and I’m not going to waste my time on something this basic. If you’re honestly interested in learning about male privilege you can type some keywords into a search engine. Let me get you started: examples of male privilege, misogyny, rape culture, microaggressions, domestic violence. Go type those into your URL bar, you can do it, I believe in you.
So….. the answer is there is none.
I thought so.
There is no rape culture in first world countries
Microaggressions is not a gender issue
and neither is Domestic Violence.
i don’t understaaaaaaand women who aren’t feminists!!!!
or actually anyone who is not a feminist!! like what logical reason is there for not wanting equality
It’s not that we don’t want equality, it’s that we want equality for everyone, not just women.
You may want to sit down for this, but women are not the only oppressed group!
Fact is, there are many instances in which men are discriminated against in favor of women. Gay people are discriminated against, as are trans people, and people of color.
Feminism was a movement started for women’s rights. Hence the name. Since it started, the movement has tried to incorporate egalitarian views into theirs… and failed.
Frankly, Feminism has ruined feminism. People whine about how feminism is a dirty word, but it really is, and feminists are to blame. Radfems have completely destroyed any credibility feminism once had, and have become the face of feminism, despite what anyone else wanted.
When you ask me to describe a feminist, the first thing that comes to mind is those women that destroyed a WWII monument because their favorite band got put in jail.
THAT is the impression the world has of feminism. It’s not easy to come back from something like that, and I very seriously doubt that feminists can organize and ally themselves long enough to actually get that done.
In short, feminism is all but dead, but the fight for equality is not.