Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human”.
I’m just gonna direct you to my most recent video where I discuss this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ_vUkkWfsA&feature=youtu.be
"campaigning for one gender alone is not equality"
Right. But this statement judges equality by the process, not by the result. The aim of feminism, by campaigning for women’s rights, is to achieve equality between all genders because currently there is inequality.
There are two kids. Let’s name them Bobby and Sally.
Bobby and Sally’s mom gives them each a bowl of ice cream. Bobby gets two scoops but Sally only gets one.
Sally’s confused - why does she get less ice cream?? So she asks for another scoop.
Bobby is outraged. “We both have ice cream! What’s your problem? If you get another scoop, then I should get another scoop too!”
Sally tries to explain that if they both got another scoop, the imbalance would still exist. If they both got another scoop, Bobby would always have one extra scoop over Sally.
Bobby is even more furious. “Why do you only care about yourself?! This isn’t equality! Why should mom give you more ice cream but not me? I like ice cream too!”
See where I’m going with this?
Also, I’m gonna park this down right here, you said in a reblog:
“You’re saying that the Patriarchy, a system designed for all men to be the superior both opportunistically and idealistically, will shit on it’s own people if they are victims of some injustice?”
Yes. That’s exactly what the Patriarchy does. The Patriarchy doesn’t even view all men as equal, and will turn on men as quick as anything if they fall victim to ANYTHING. When young men are raped by older women and it’s reported on the news you will almost ALWAYS see some dude in the comments saying “what the hell, why is he complaining he should have enjoyed it!”
Patriarchy is quick to shut down anything non-white, non-dominating, and non-straight. Feminism gets a bad rep because people think that it deals solely with women gaining power. Arguments people construct against it are head-scratching to actual feminists because feminists are one of the few groups of people who understand that oppressive power structures do not have to exist in society at all. Whereas counter-cultures of these movements usually consist of white straight men thinking that someone always has to be oppressed and they fear that they’re overdue to be on the other end of it.
Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”
Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.
And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.