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Just today, while watching some YouTube videos after school, I came across a striking political stance I had been completely unaware of: Anti-Feminism. Until today, Feminism had shown itself as a gray area to me; "why do feminists commit themselves so much in a time that has so much tolerance for woman in power?" I asked myself. Why was there so much when all that women seemed to lack was opportunity to become president, or to receive equal pay in the workplace? This was all that I had heard about Feminism over the 18 years of my life to this point and it didn't add up...

These first to aspects of Feminism I have brought up are important in my opinion; however, after watching this video: I came to the conclusion that the underlying social structure is directed to a new paradigm centered upon women's interests. Now, I am not taking this video verbatim for the truth but simply as a foundation for a few points I will research in the following weeks. It is in the various small facets of the current generation of man's lives that the contemporary roots movement of the people can be gleaned; there is room being made for long-dead-matriarchy in 21st Century America that will negatively defer to men, and weaken the balance of power and capability. And, perhaps, this movement is not taking place in just America, but in its kindred trading partners and allies as well. It is time. Everyone needs to come face to face with this omni-present issue and see whether it is what we want.

No doubt, while I see this as a threat, my feelings toward women are not negative at all. I am in an ambivalent state between these two polarities and I believe women have a lot of value in society. Daringly, I would say, that in spite of everything presented here, I am usually one to say women are the superior half of the species; and yet, I know that I am still quite immature and that these preconceptions are not accounting anything more than my emotional values. We can not overlook men's services as well as the repression of many of their instinctual feelings that they continue to face; if feminists continue to dominate these issues, then their goals of peace can not be reached.

Take my word, or take the word of female anti-feminist christy0misty - as her webpage labels her - that this is not an effective societal movement. If we cut half of our race out of the picture, there is a lack of not only men getting a hand on worldly matters, but of the hands of these women on the outside world as well. Despite these inherent facts, there have been shifts created by over-feminizing that disallow these factors in many areas. Women in the workplace are soon to outrank men, thus more employment opportunities will benefit them as men will lose their place. But men provide certain services that women have not accepted as their duty in the past and, unfortunately, in these times as well. Institutions, in the military and most blue-collar jobs, are dependent on values that have rarely been presented by women. That does not seem to be changing and with all the current of change rushing with women and leaving the men behind we are going to deprive these job areas for necessary services. When this technological world meets its maintainence issues in the end, there will be only men, who once ran a focus on the kinesthetics of life, to help those who have taken their liberty only to expend themselves towards intellectual pursuits. The lack of defense caused by the Feminism running the infrastucture of my country will only amplify and expediate an imminent loss of the U.S. as a world superpower. When the U.S. is lost in this manner, we should fear a strain of conquering which has not emerged since World War II, and, undoubtably, prepare for the victim stance much like the women who will have usurped equality in the search for equality.

I surmise that, with all I have presented, that the search for ultimate peace and harmony Feminism may seem to pursue is only designed for a world peace which it is not coordinated with; this mistaken movement also pushing half of the world out of the picture. The most inherent flaw with their scheme is that they are not changing their own ways in order to deserve the power, but are squeezing power out at the expense of all other faculties.

If your mother has ever told you that women are selfish, you should appreciate her words and show her how explicitly her society is illustrating it today.


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  •  A little less time watching YouTube (9+ / 0-)

    and a little more learning to write might be in order. I mean this kindly -- if you have a point to make, delete this and rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. It is incomprehensible.

    •  I don't watch that much YouTube (0+ / 0-)

      I can quite see how this is incomprehensible. (But I do know that I require a bit much of the video for explanation.) care to elaborate.

      I should really do more research.

      by Kuse on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 03:23:08 PM PDT

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      •  Sure. Let me ask you something, (4+ / 0-)
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        which is often tossed as an insult, but in this case is not meant to be: Is English your primary language? If not, your English is better than my [whatever your primary language is], even though I do not understand you.

        If English IS your native tongue, you have not been well served by whatever education you've had so far, and need to get some writing tutoring. I would not say this if you appeared hopeless -- you don't. But if you have edited this to the point where it is your best work, you need help.

        Let's start with this:

        In ONE sentence (you may have heard the term "topic sentence" somewhere along the way), and only ONE sentence, what is your MAIN POINT?

        (At this point, I'm not arguing content with you, I'm really trying to understand what you're saying. I don't plan to click to YouTube to find out. Make it clear in YOUR writing. Or ignore me, if you wish. That's fine, too.)

  •  Oh let's see (15+ / 0-)
    why do feminists commit themselves so much in a time that has so much tolerance for woman in power

    -- because our right to control our fertility is under constant attack, and if that goes away any hope of real self-determination goes away
    -- because we still DON'T get equal pay for equal work
    -- because we're represented in our governing bodies at rates much lower than other civilized nations
    -- because laws meant to protect us from assault are not enforced

    ...need more?

    •  Yes, actually. (0+ / 0-)

      There are many laws which don't go enforced. Otherwise, these other issues are mainly because men don't like change, but at the same time their hold is disappearing.

      I should really do more research.

      by Kuse on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 03:27:51 PM PDT

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      •  If you're 18, as you imply, you probably are not (3+ / 0-)
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        aware of the unrelenting war that has been fought these past thirty years to take away reproductive freedom from women.

        I can also tell you that women still face major challenges being taken seriously in the world work. My daughter, who works at Google and recently got her MBA from Harvard, has fought valiantly in both those settings for simple equality.

        If you look at lists of the wealthy, you'll see that the wealth is still in men's hands.

        Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

        by Wee Mama on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 07:20:57 PM PDT

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  •  Oh for fuck's sake. (6+ / 0-)

    Evil feminists are ruining everything. Nope, never heard that one before.

  •  Maybe women and men aren't "polarities" (11+ / 0-)

    Maybe one should watch more than one YouTube video and read a LOT more history and sociology books. Maybe you really should do more research before you sow your hostilities against women here.


    What long-dead matriarchy?

    How would matriarchy, long-dead or otherwise "weaken the balance of power and capability"? What "balance of power and capability"?

    In what way does your perceived imbalance of power and capability "threaten" you?

    Define "over-feminizing."

    What makes you think women in the workplace are soon to outrank men? Why is this less desirable than the current and historical outranking of women in the workplace by men? Almost everyone in life is outranked by someone else, often by many someone elses. So what? We all manage to shuffle along through life anyway, and most of us manage to extract some meaning and fun. If you don't want to answer to others, you'd better be willing to put out A LOT, give up A LOT, and LEAD. The tone of your diary leads me to suspect you have so far not been a put-out-a-lot, give-up-a-lot, and-lead kind of guy. Perhaps you should consider grabbing a lower gear.

    Why can't men -- you -- no longer keep up? What is stopping you? What is selfish about people -- complete strangers -- continuing to move ahead even as some lag behind? Are you asking for help because you are struggling? Do you perceive yourself as struggling only against women, never against men?

    How does one go about "usurping equality"? What does that mean? What is your definition of equality? How does one recognize when equality is being usurped? What makes you feel as if women are usurpers? What did you have before that has been forcibly taken from you? Whatever it was, had you actively earned it or was it just a state of being into which you were born and that you wish to preserve "just because"?

    As to your claim that Feminism [sic] would cause a "lack of defense" in the "running [of] the infrastucture of [your] country": In the past, our military has periodically been dismantled by men. Never has it been dismantled by women (although women by God helped build it and supplied their hard-won children as its cannon fodder). Do you understand that you have absolutely zero data to support that particular assertion?

    I think you have some very odd and very hostile notions about men, women, equality, law, social justice, history, partnership, and power. I hope the next few years of your life will help you get out a bit more, educate yourself, relax a bit, and devote more time to interpersonal relationships with people rather than undefinable, biologically nonsensical "polarities" and intrasex factionalism.

    •  What you said, Raincrow... (6+ / 0-)

      After reading this diary, I wonder how old this diarist is?  This diarist seems to feel women are the "other," instead of assuming we are as human as any "normal" man, and have as much right to be in any position in this society as any man, that we have human rights.

      Yeah, and that "tolerance for women in power" and "overfeminizing" triggered "wtf" from me.  What is "overfeminizing" and why would that be a bad thing?  The word felt insulting to me, and it shouldn't have, but maybe it's because of how the writer used it.  

      •  I have to think this young man (0+ / 0-)

        grew up in a family in which interpersonal, and perhaps financial, power was handled very disproportionately; and due to family or community culture, he learned to attribute the interpersonal injustice he experienced to the sex of his oppressor(s), not to their imperfections as individuals.

        I hope life presents him with (and that he is open to) people who will show him that his assumptions about women are what will cripple his life -- not women as actual living people.

        I lived for 10 years with a man who could not move past his early conditioning. In his hindbrain, every woman on earth was his hated mother; and every man (himself included) was a victim, weak and low, no matter how much earthly power they might wield. It was a long, strange trip.

  •  this was unreadable (1+ / 0-)
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    It's almost a word salad with bullshit dressing.

    You may be making sense to yourself (in your own head), but not to anyone else here.

    I suggest that you interact socially with men and women, and quit thinking so damn much.  Relying on youtubes and essays is clearly not the way to approach this topic.

  •  I've said a lot I can't support yet (0+ / 0-)

    I didn't really think this through, but I don't know what this hatred of women thing is about. I swear that I don't hate womankind and I explicitly stated that they were the same species and not something different. They are not antagonists, not all Feminism is bad, but there are many details missing which would validate the majority of my opinions far beyond what they are now. I won't erase this, but if you read this little article I whipped up in two hours to judge me as a human being I won't be reading your comment anyway.

    I should really do more research.

    by Kuse on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 06:05:14 PM PDT

    •  Just try again (6+ / 0-)

      Women have worked hard throughout history to obtain rights, and the battle continues.

      Women had to fight for the right to vote not all that long ago.

      We still do not make equal pay for equal work.

      Women are still struggling for respect as humans - see the GOP response to Cain's harassment of women.

      There have been politicians not all that long ago that have said that when women are confronted with rape that they should lay back and enjoy it.

      Police tell women to dress a certain way in order to avoid rape, as though it's a woman's fault for pushing men to rape.
      (Saudi Arabia is similar)

      Heck, they're still trying to redefine rape and the "they" are men in power.

      It's a very complex and complicated issue and I hope that you research women's history, women's websites such as help sites for rape and abuse victims.

      Research the inequality when it comes to jobs and pay.

      Research the family leave act and maternity leave, which certain men in power are trying to take away.

      Research discrimination on the job and in the classroom.

      I hope that you are honest in your research and open-minded and will search out all sources and not only sites that tell you what you want to believe.

      Women should have full autonomy over our bodies, but we do not and we're losing those rights every single day in this country.

      Women are held to different standards than men and it's very much tilted in favor of men.

      Women are still thought of as second-class citizens or less than men in 21st century America.

      Good luck and I hope that you continue to try to learn the real struggles that women face in this country.

      There's a reason that your diary has received such hostile comments, and I hope that you research the reasons why.

      I love Pootie Diaries

      by arizonablue on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 06:29:19 PM PDT

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    •  Definition of feminism (3+ / 0-)
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      Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

      1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
      2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.

      Which part of this do you have a problem with?

      Feminism isn't defined by everything said or done in its name by individuals or groups. It's very simply about equal rights for men and women.

      We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

      by denise b on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 07:41:38 PM PDT

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    •  You can say all you like that you don't hate (0+ / 0-)

      women or womankind (wtf?), but if your arguments show hostility to women, we will draw the appropriate conclusions.

      The old "what do you have to complain about, you have women in high positions!" argument has recently been used in reference to President Obama and African Americans. It makes for a handy way to ignore widespread inequities.

      Please don't go there.

      Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. ~John Donne

      by ohiolibrarian on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:42:07 PM PDT

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  •  You came to a conclusion about feminism (1+ / 0-)
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    based on one person's video on YouTube? Man, you're scary. Can you really be that easily led?

    I know you're very young, but don't do that. Don't come to conclusions about anything based on one person talking.  Learn to distinguish sources of real information from people bloviating. If you don't know or don't understand something, learn about it and do some real thinking. Don't be a sheep who believes any crackpot with an opinion.

    We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    by denise b on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 07:34:44 PM PDT

  •  Let me give you a quick clue as to one reason (4+ / 0-)
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    I'm a proud feminist. On the first day of my freshman chemistry class, our professor reviewed the syllabus, lab schedules, and expectations for the class. He then went on to state that no women in the class would be receiving an A because, in his opinion, women were in college for one purpose - to catch a husband. The women in my class banded together and went to the dean of students. The professor was censured and removed from his teaching post for the year.

    Any questions?

  •  Um, (2+ / 0-)
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    maybe your translator has malfunctioned. I have no idea what you are trying to say so I can't really comment on anything, except for your admission of youthful ignorance. To that I say, "yes."

    "Why do people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna get tough, grow a vagina. Those things take a pounding." --Betty White

    by crose on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 08:15:18 PM PDT

  •  I watched about half of your link. (2+ / 0-)
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    Here's what I saw: a personable woman talking quickly and listing a lot of facts and figures. Not a good way for you to come to a good understanding of the issue.

    Often times our opinions are influenced by how likable a speaker is. Whether it's Reagan or Clinton, Bush or Obama, listening to a person who speaks well can influence how we perceive what they are saying.

    Ditch the YouTube and crack some books. That way you can pause as often as you need to to stop and think about what is being said and you can evaluate the idea without being influenced by the speaker's charisma.

    Case in point, this woman shows that women are dominating men by mentioning among other things how men used to be 75% of college graduates and now they are slightly less than half. First of is it true? Yes I looked it up. How long has it been true that more women graduate than men? I'll leave you to answer that for yourself. But now that you have a moment to think, what do you think of how few women used to receive college degrees? Is not the very large difference in the past a bigger problem than a small difference now?

    This woman's point seems to be that women are taking over the world and excluding men from power. Do you think that's true? If you do I invite you to find a list of the members of Congress and tally up how many men and how many women have seats in Congress. Go look at a list of the 50 state governors. Examine the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans. Now the list of CEOs of the largest 500 corporations, the Fortune 500.  If you want to do more research there's the media, TV and movie producers and directors, newspaper editors, news producers, that group of people are going to control what we see and hear to a large extent. Or who's in charge of the major record labels, they have a lot of say in what music we hear.

    If you are guessing that men dominate all these areas, you are a smart cookie. But don't take my word for it any more than you should take her word. We each have an agenda. Go look it up for yourself.

    They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. Terry Pratchett

    by Toon on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:01:13 PM PDT

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