I don't mean feminism as in a bunch of crazy women running around naked and screaming "all men should die!!"(nobody is taking them seriously anyways and people believing this is the actualy meaning of feminism clearly didn't get the whole concept quite right) I'm speaking of feminism as in 'the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men' (which is the official definition btw!) I get that men are physically superior to most women but honestly, that's about it - socially and intellectually women and men are absolutely even - so why does it seem so hard for guys to accept this and treat us accordingly? In what aspect does this seem a threat to guys? (And I know it's not only guys but the vast majority actually is). I have not actually met a lot of people against feminism in real life yet, maybe it's because the culture where I come from is very unconvenitonal and open-minded (luckily) so even most guys are actually welcoming the change but I have noticed that a lot of you guys on here seem almost terrified by the thought of gender equality and I'm just wondering why is that?
p. s. I'm well aware of the fact that I will be blocked by an awful lot of guys (and maybe girls) who are reading this question just because of my point of view which is kind of sad, but oh well..
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People are scared of what they don't understand. I see the same hue and cry over and over. Men dislike the men-bashing that some women have hijacked within feminism, which is fair, but when people like me and you come along and do some informing that we don't hate men and we only want to see women protected from being punished or prohibited from basic human rights - something the feminism actually is, then we get the third degree about how "wrong" we are about women's rights, citing things that are actually just etiquette expectations rather than human rights.
Once I lay out my information and my own thoughts about men, the weak comebacks of "you're just lying" or "yeah you *probably* are living for free in your husband's house" making ridiculous assumptions about who I am and how I live just to be satisfied that they must be right somehow because they can't face facts, even when we try and keep the peace about it. It's as if it's a threat to change what they have been thinking all along, and have the inability to open their minds to something different. They'd rather wallow in women-hating because of some stupid bitch who was rude to them once when they try and held a door open for her, rather than see the more serious, bigger issue of what feminism means. It's not about social/etiquette expectations. It's about whose lives are at risk and whose freedom is taken for very basic things that for so long were reserved for only men to be protected by.3
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