The following is a rant that contains unpopular opinions and rude language; if you don't wish to read it, please retreat now.
It usually takes a lot to get me riled up, but you know what, I am really fucking angry right now and I need to rant about this.
Internet feminists (on Tumblr and Facebook and Jezebel and all those other shitty sites) are the most selfish, entitled, whiny, uneducated, self-centered, sexist ASSHOLES I have ever met in my entire life.
This obviously isn't about all of them, there are good feminists out there, but so many have just devolved into this pretentious pattern of bitching self-righteous bullshit that it's starting to give me an aneurysm having to deal with their crap.
All you feminists out there - do you know anything about the fundamentals of feminism? Do you know who Elizabeth Blackwell is? Alice Paul? Margaret Sanger? Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani? No, chances are you don't - in fact, I'll bet you if you Googled a list of feminists, you wouldn't recognize most of them. And it's because of feminists like those and many others that you can report a man to the police for fucking looking at you wrong and he'll get arrested. It's because of those women that you can sit at home with your bowl of chips and your 500$ Mac and bitch online about that misogynist who accidentally bumped into you in the train. It's because of those activists that you can laugh about how much you hate men and love misandry and cishet tears. It's because they gave the right to do that - the right to complain about the fact that you aren't catered to every second of the day.
Feminism was a movement for equality, but you have literally turned it into this bitchfest about how evil men are and how women are these oppressed perfect little angels that are constantly getting objectified by the media and who are treated badly. News flash; women are more privileged than men. Women are not laughed at or mocked for getting raped, molested, or abused. Women do not get called perverts for complimenting someone. Women are encouraged to buy toys intended for the other gender, men are considered 'gay' if they do. If a woman is in peril, the police or any passerby will leap to her aid, but when a man is the victim, he is ignored or in some cases even considered the wrong one regardless of the circumstances (see this video; www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRCS6G…
). Men are considered cheap if they can't pay a bill or offer to split it. Men have higher rates of suicide and self-harm (see; www.suicide.org/suicide-statis…
). And tons of other shit I am not mentioning.
If you identify as a feminist, then why are you here? Instead of bitching online about 'some guy said I was pretty, he's objectifying me!!' and talking about how much you hate men, go out and educate yourself and do something about the REAL issues in the world - in many countries, women can't vote, can't drive, can't identify as a witness in court, are charged with crime if they are a rape victim, can't leave the house without permission, and more, just to name a few (see; www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/w…
). Stop bitching, start doing.
(and if anyone here comments about how I'm bitching online too - I volunteer at soup kitchens on Fridays, I helped start an LGBT club in my school, and I designed several equality and anti-bullying posters for my school and the town I live in)