I’ve noticed an interesting trend among feminists or reactions from general public when you openly admit you’re an antifeminist. Why does “antifeminist” have such a bad connotation? Why do people connect word “antifeminist” as misogynist? As someone who seemingly rejects women and their rights, is a women hater and doesn’t want women to have equal rights?
Well, here is a brief explanation on why being an antifeminist is not really a bad thing and shouldn’t ever be taken as such in this time and age (after all, we are talking about modern western world here). In fact, it’s why I think anyone should be encouraged to reject feminism and embrace egalitarianism.
Feminism in its core defends women rights. All fine and well. But it has one big problem. It only goes one way, for women only. While I admit it had a noble goal in the distant past when women were actually oppressed and mistreated, it’s actually doing damage today. And this is becoming embedded so deeply inside our consciousness, we aren’t even aware of the issue anymore. And this is what is really counter productive towards equality. It’s making women the dominant gender, because modern governments are constantly enforcing women rights in the laws and we are continuously brainwashing our youth excessively to respect women, help them, never to hit them no matter what, worship them literally. What about men? Don’t they deserve the same respect, treatment and rights as women (when we are not talking about absolute gender specific issues that simply can’t be applied equally)? Seems like no one really cares about men anymore. After all, feminists continuously pretend they are fighting for equality, but they way too often forget (or intentionally ignore) they have already passed the equality mark…
I’ve taken great care aligning those two arrows to the pixel accurately, so no one will be hunting pixels and saying aha, you’ve placed blue arrow 1 pixel ahead of the red one, you’re not really egalitarian, you’re really just a coward misogynist!
This simple graph is a representation of why I think feminism is bad, toxic and damaging to our modern society. I could go on for a lot longer making this post a massive block of text, but I’ll not go there, because I think the above brief description explains it perfectly well on its own. I might provide more detailed insight on this in the future or you can do a bit of research on your own regarding this matter.
So, when can you label yourself openly as antifeminist and get away with it? Well, by being antifeminist and egalitarian at the same time. It’s a very simple concept. You reject extremist feminism ideas, but still support equality of all genders. True equality. It’s when you look at the issues from more than just one perspective and try to resolve them in benefit of everyone involved, not just one side. Isn’t that what we really want? Or is it just me? Tell me, what do you think?