Let’s Recap October 5, 2012Posted by FCM in feminisms, gender roles, logic, meta, radical concepts.
women do not equal men and men do not equal women.
any theorizing, including logical proofs, which contains or assumes the equation women = men or men = women is fundamentally flawed. that includes the following: male and female “gender roles” are learned and unnatural (variation: femininity and masculinity are equally oppressive to women and men). sexual harassment and discrimination and rape are
just as bad the same when they happen to men as when they happen to women. women can be violent (therefore) men can be nonviolent, or any variation on this theme…women can be bad, therefore men can be good…women can be bad mothers therefore men can competently take care of children. intercourse is sexual.
srsly, you dont even know how deeply this one is ingrained until you attempt to locate and discard all the flawed conclusions based on men = women or women = men. this particular false equivalence is used a lot.
to recap, feminism — the real kind, radical feminism — is about women. not men. somehow we have gone off the rails into extensive
theorizing jerking of knees about men, HOWEVER this theorizing seems to be based on a fundamental misunderstanding (or intentional derail, whevs) of radical feminist philosophy, which is that men oppress WOMEN. WOMENS toxic “femininity” and sex-role as fuckholes and breeders and slaves is not WOMENS natural state.
womens. we were talking about WOMEN mkay. not men.
it is in fact more likely than not (isnt it?) that men are “naturally” exactly or mostly as we see them today. specifically, there is no compelling evidence that men have created a world — including various overlapping systems which are oppressive to WOMEN — that goes against mens own natures, and/or that patriarchy — including all violence and sexual violence against women — is not exactly what men want and need to function and survive and thrive. in fact, the opposite seems to be true. the actual evidence — that men have the power to create whatever they want and this is what they decided on — suggests that men created this shithole we call “thats life deal with it” because they like it this way, and its comfortable and congruent to themselves. to them. them, not us.
the reality appears to be that men might just be like this. we have to accept that this is not only possible, but likely, considering the evidence, and discarding wishful thinking and theorizing “against all evidence.”
by the by, this “against all evidence” stuff — thats not actually how theorizing works. “against all evidence” is the primary ingredient of a religion, or a cult. it is the essence of both gaslighting, and brainwashing.
lets recapture the plot, people. women, not men. thank you.