I understand that feminism is about women's equality and therefore will always focus on women but recently, with things like Emma Watson's speech at the UN (I know it's not that recent but I've came across a few things that have got me thinking), I've wondered if feminists actually care about men. Do they see them as the enemy? Do they think they need to punish men for sexism?
Do they think men will benefit from women's equality or is it all about women and men have to sacrifice?
I'm asking girls specifically as there's 100s of bitter guys on here who'll rant if I give them a chance.
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Feminists do care about men, rather a great deal. Men are not the enemy in the sense that they must be punished - they're the enemy in that they profit from the imbalance between the sexes and often are blind to the dangers and damage it does to the rest of us.
Sexism isn't just the product of men; it's a product of our societal structure. In our society, we are predisposed to giving men more opportunities. These opportunities are still open to women, but they often have to work three times as hard to be perceived as having reached the same level of expertise as a man of similar abilities.
There's also an important caveat to this that I want you to grasp if nothing else: there is a huge difference between being accountable and being to blame. Men are not to blame for sexism itself - they didn't start it. They are, however, responsible for making things better (just as we all are).
Men WILL benefit from feminism because the system will benefit everyone, instead of just straight, rich white men.3