Why should I respect feminists?

im getting sick and tire of people here in this site and every where else in my personal life who keep bashing and judging me because of my views on feminism. every time I ask a question here or whatever and people don't like it they decide to attack me and use my negatives views on feminism against me. like these two question are a perfect example...

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now I'm aware that those questions are old. but still, noticed how none of them have anything to do with my views on feminism yet people there decided to use it as a weapon against me.

now, as a human (not just a man) I think I have my reasons to view feminism in a negative way and being race in America I believe that I have my rights to believe whatever I want to believe and express myself anyway I want as long as I'm not hurting anyone; which is something that I never done in my life.

anyways, my question is simple. why do I need to respect women who believe all men are rapists, murders, wife beaters etc? why do I need to respect an organization that has caused chaos and turmoil to our society?


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  • Well I think you're lumping everyone into the same category which seems to be one if your complaints about so labelled "feminists" thinking bad things of all men. Sometimes you hear things and I roll my eyes too, the loudest people spouting off about any given topic often don't represent the majority of people who think like that. Now no disrespect to any of the comments out there, I'm sure they're a mixed bunch, and I can't possibly read everything youve read but neither can you of my experiences...but a lot of us base our views on a logical argument ...but I find I get my head bitten off by the zealots of any group. Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, Indian, African, non violent, Christian, Muslim, gay, straight and on and on, each group suffers from misconceptions and misrepresentation. I prefer to ignore labels and keep an open mind, listening to the argument behind each persons decision, you don't need to respect people if you don't agree with them, but at least have the courtesy not to lump everyone into the same group without hearing them out :) I'm sure you would prefer us to also do that for you

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  • Well in your first link you insulted women and made us sound dumb. "can't tell a casual or serious relationship apart, are influence by princess fairy tales," and you obviously make really far fetched generalizations. If you are going to that then yes, we will bash you. Just like you'd bash a woman who groups all men together based on experience she's had with like 5 guys in real life. Also when people are blatantly wrong then yes, you will also get bashed. You can't say false things and expect people to not tell you that you are wrong in your mindset.

    In your second link you asked us for our opinions, we gave them. If you do not like people having opinions different to yours than don't ask them. Also don't just assume your view point is the only correct one. It's your opinion.

    As for your question, you don't have to. No one is saying you need to respect people who offend you or patronizes you. There's no one behind you with a gun. So don't respect them then. Just don't be a hypocrite and think it's wrong when someone judges and ridicules you for things that SOME other men have done while you openly hate on all feminists. You should be willing then to take it when the tables have turned too.

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    • about the first paragraph; I was just basing my opinion on how society seems to work. I mean is true I always see women doing those things from my experience. not just mines but a lot other people's too, including women themselves.

      and in the second one, noticed how I did insult anyone yet people decided to call me out. I was originally under anonymous when I first asked that one but had to reveal my true identity cause one of the people there (a big fan of mines) called me out anyways

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    • If you are going to do that then we need more than just your opinion. We'll need facts and it will have to be scientific facts that have been proven cause right now, ask about 15 women for their opinions on things and you'll see your little argument that women are the same when it comes to " love, sex, relationship, " will be disapproved less than a few minutes.

    • yea, whatever! I hope it does! cause like I said...

      its a cultural thing and our government is set up this way now

  • A lot of people disagree with feminism. You have every right to your own opinion. I think that, generally speaking, respect is something that should be earned. No one is entitled to anything. There are certain people I do not respect simply from the way they behave. If you do not agree with how some feminists behave, then it is fully within your rights to not respect them.

    I do not respect men who are misogynists or think ALL women are gold diggers, self-absorbed, selfish cheaters, or only good for sex (all of which I have seen from certain men on here). However, I do respect men in general who have shown that they are not like what I have previously mentioned.

    I don't think it's wrong to not respect someone who speaks in a way that you find arrogant, demeaning, or hateful for no reason. If you don't want to respect feminism or feminists, then don't. Like I said, everyone is entitled to their opinions.

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    • true!

      about your second paragraph; this is exactly how I see women now thanks to feminism

    • I understand. I don't really respect anyone who makes sweeping generalizations about the opposite sex like that. It's just annoying.

  • I actually answered your first link. Dude, are you serous or just trolling? Okay, your first link starts out like this:

    'Do you think women would be easier to date women had as much logic as we men do?"

    The reason you are getting "bashed" is because you are asking stupid questions that make unfounded assumptions which aren't based on anything beyond your own opinion. That's called ignorance.

    Yes, ignorant questions get bashed. Boo-hoo to you. If you don't want people "bashing" you then don't ask illogical questions. That question actually cracked me up because it was so ironic. Women are not as logical as men, yet you are asking a question with illogical assumptions.

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  • No one is saying you have to respect feminists. No one gives a damn whether you respect feminists or not. No one cares whether you respect women or not.

    But when you're constantly bitching about feminists and women, you're bound to annoy people enough to the point where they speak their minds and tell you to grow up.

    You've turned the word feminism into your own definition in order to support bashing it. Don't like feminism? fine. I don't agree with modern feminists either, but I won't spend every waking moment of my life hating them.

    You fail to acknowledge your own faults because it's easier for you to blame feminists, women (in general) and other guys. Do you not see a common factor in all of this?

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    • LOOK WHOS TALKING!

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    • oohh good! big brother gag decided to erase my comments!

    • or should I say Big Sister

  • You don't need to respect women who think that all men fall into those criminal categories because obvuously not all men are the abusive ones and not all women are the victimized ones. Everyone has their own views on how things are due to their experiences, but that doesn't mean you should question yourself this when you know things from your own perspective, if that made sense ? But yeah

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  • Fuck the feminists, I agree that women are more illogical. And in the second link I don't really think that p*rn is degrading at all. Someone PLEASE tell me what's so degrading about being in p*rn? I'm in p*rn and I'm not from a broken family, I don't have daddy issues, I don't have some sort of costly addiction and I come from a wealthy background. I don't feel degraded whatsoever

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    • If you enjoy p*rn and don't find it degrading then it's fine. But some people do (including ex-pornstars) and it's a matter of what you personally view as degrading. link Read some quotes from ex p*rn stars. That's why people may view it as degrading.

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    • I'm not. Just giving my opinion on the matter. If you don't like people having a different opinion than don't go on a public forum? As simple as that. And no wouldn't be interested in such a career. Not my cup of tea.

    • Oh I don't have a problem with other people having opinions, but when they're ridiculous I do

  • Why should women respect mras? They believe nonsensical drivel about women and decide to spread it to the masses.

    And judging by those 2 questions you posted, you like playing the victim eh? I bet you're wondering why you have no success with women when the answer is so obvious.

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    • nobody here is playing the victim and success with women in the last thing I care about

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    • I addressed you while pointing out the butthurt coward at the bottom. Either you or him reported my post.

    • you got proof that I reported you? cause I'm not a damn coward, I don't need people from higher authority to back me up on anything; like "pickledxtofu" down there.

      and about him blocking you, I'm really sorry. I know how that feels cause I had a few losers do that to me in the past. blocking me in order to censor my ability to express and defend my believe. totally coward act, but you must understand that that has nothing to do with me

  • one should respect women. one should respect black people. one should respect gay people. one shoudl respect old people. and yes, one should "even" respect feminists. if you don't, no one will respect you

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  • Because you generalize and clump feminism into one broad misinformed category I'd assume

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    • yea! I know how much the truth hurts. trust me

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    • good job at stealing other peoples opinion! you are really smart and brave

      and all opinion are useless without a believe that supports them. thanks for playing; better luck next time

    • Buddy I haven't even stated one legitimate argument and you're coming unglued. Maybe you should take a break or something. I don't think your answers sound how you think they sound.

  • You don't have to respect them. I don't know any feminists but I'm sure they're not all like that. Respect whoever respects you and ignore the people who don't.

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What Guys Said 9

  • There are a lot of sexist women waving the feminist banner around. The fact that so few women that identify themselves as feminists, will openly disagree with them, has turned a lot of men, and is even turning a surprising number of women against feminism. It has been an anti man movement for sometime now.

    Any reasonable feminist has moved her cause overseas. You should respect individuals that earn your respect. That is the part the this perverted form of feminism can't stand. It wants to remove all responsibility from women, pretending that they are victims at all times, while at the same time granting them more power. People that are unwilling to accept personal responsibility for their own choices are simply are not worth respecting.

    There is a difference between being anti feminist, as most people now are, and being anti woman. Your links make it sound more like you are anti woman. You really sounded a lot like a feminist does when she is bashing men.

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    • THE DAMN TRUTH!

      but you know just likei told "xHoneyxBeex", I'm basically an "anti women" now, thanks to feminism.

  • im not surprised you got some backlash for the first link. You made out women to be retarded, and incapable of thinking. Just because a girl goes out with someone who you view as a looser, it doesn't mean that they are incapable of thinking logically. If that is your view on women then cool. Just don't go around making questions whining about how women on here disrespect you when you come out with junk like that. The better question here is why should they care if you respect them or not? They don't need you to live, so why is it there problem really? Hardly any of the women on this site believe all men are rapists and murders. Even the most extreme feminists on here aren't that ridiculous. Women having selective power in the dating world is the great first world problem of the 21st century and its time some people started realizing that, instead of treating it like some sort of civil rights issue.

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    • still! it had nothing to do with feminism

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    • i know she did not call me a rapist. but she did used that as an example over mines which is still pretty ignorant from my point of view

    • @ya ya ask already... please stop being an ass kisser now. that is pretty annoying

  • Please note that this is only an opinion, do not feel inclined to do anything I suggest.

    I don't think you have to respect them at all. Why not? Because it is your right. Respect is earned, not taken by force. If anything, make it known that you do not respect them. It's your opinion. Sure there will be those who disagree with you, who give you crap for believing what you believe. But then there are those who agree with you. Those who will stand next to you and defend your opinion, because it's theirs too. So don't respect them. Don't be silenced because some people are so narrow-minded and ignorant that they can't consider other people's ideas or opinions. Be strong willed, not stubborn, and put your ideas out there. But always make sure not to be a hypocrite. Always listen to what others have to say respectfully, at least until they've finished. After you've heard it, then you can decide whether or not to respect it.

    Thank you for reading my answer, I hope it helped you to reach a conclusion.

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  • Why should anyone respect your opinion?

    Why should I respect Christians? I mean, my question is simple. Why do I need to respect people who believe that homosexuality is wrong, that think doctors performing abortions deserve to die etc? Why do I need to respect an organization that has caused so much suffering, chaos and turmoil?

    Why should I respect anyone? I mean, my question is really simple. Everybody confesses to some kind of belief, be it equality, deism or whatever. In any case I'll be able to find plenty of nutters confessing their belief in the same thing. Why should I respect someone who believes in something when another person believing in the same thing is batshit crazy?

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    • well, do christian people here attack you a lot for having those believes?

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    • being a "misogynist" and a "anti feminist" are too different things

    • They're not mutually exclusive. You've described yourself as "anti-woman", that's pretty much the definition of misogynist.

  • Because what you think of when you think of feminists are extremists. And as with all extremists they tend to be the loudest. I would like to hope that you don't think all Muslims are terrorists just because some extremists are. It goes along the same lines as that. Feminism is the belief in equality for women in comparison to men. So to just throw a blanket over all feminists because of the loud extremists is foolish and ignorant in my opinion. But its just that - my opinion do with it what you will.

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    • makes sense. hopefully other people here won't come and try to based their answers on yours, since a lot of people here are followers and lack originality.

      but yea, but if you think "all Muslims are terrorists" then I don't think people should really disrespect you for having such an opinion. I mean we are all entitled to our own opinion. now if you believe all Muslims are terrorist then you decide to do what george bush did and wage a war and oppress them because you believe they are all

    • terrorist then that is something else

    • Oh yeah I mean if that's your opinion I will disagree with you I may even argue with you about it but I'll drop it eventually. I respect that people have a right to their own opinions.

  • I personally get annoyed with them... Some want to change "freshman" to first year" because it has man in it ...

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  • Expressing negative views on feminism/women is like letting people know you've swallowed the red pill whilst in the Matrix, lol. Expect Agents to attack.

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  • You sir are the man. I agree 100% no matter how nice you are to a woman, she's gonna find a way or something to twist your words around.

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  • You don't have to respect people who aren't respectful towards you. If they can't debate in a civil and reasonable manner, they've already hung themselves on their own halo. If you don't have the patience yourself, then walk away.

    Your arguments weren't so founded or reasonable, either. In fact, it they were almost purely incendiary, looking to start a fuss. You are surprised to be attacked? You can't fight fire with fire.

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