I want you to imagine you’re living in your dream house. It’s got everything you want. Nice big AC, your personal theatre, lawn, swimming pool, underground dungeon, game room, everything you can imagine. Your forefathers spent their lives building it, improving it. Now it is your house! You can do whatever you want in it!
Then, someone knocks at your door. They ask you if you're aware that half the world's population is homeless. And even though some of them got help from the government, their homes aren't as good as yours. And the reason they aren’t allowed is that homeowners like you are telling them they aren’t allowed to live comfortably. That there’s just enough land on earth to build on and they have to prove they’re worthy of an expensive house.
If your identity is built around your expensive house and you believe that other half of the population being denied proper housing is justified, you’re not really going to fight for them to have the same house as you do.
That’s kinda what’s going on with feminism. If you haven't understood analogy by now, the first half, with a nice house represents men and the other half represents women in the world.
Many people who are granted various pieces of privilege don’t want to face said privilege. When people who lack these parts of privilege bring it up, sometimes it can be challenging to think of yourself as having something that you didn’t earn, solely because you were born with it.
And that’s a problem.
See, privilege isn’t good or bad. It just is. I’m tall, and thusly while I’ve had problems in my life, they aren’t because I’m tall.
But if you’ve never looked at your own privilege, it can be daunting. Why are you being called out for owning a nice house? Answer: you’re not. But you need to be aware that others don’t get to have a livable house and they want to have it too. Feminism is asking men to look at the privilege they’re granted solely for being born as men.
When was the last time you had to prove you were good at the things you were good at, in spite of your looks or weight, even though your work spoke for itself? Women in almost every field have to do that every day. And they have to be pretty while doing it. When was the last time you had to worry about being raped? As a man, I never had to.
Feminism needs to be spread across the globe and just like industrialization, you're gonna have to make way for it.
Just FYI, here's some info around what's going on with women in the third world.
In Africa, Women and girls carry the majority of the care and domestic burden in every country in the region, are less likely to be employed in the formal sector (and where they are employed, earn lower wages), are less likely to be able to influence government policy, and experience high levels of violence. Differentiated treatment according to gender is particularly acute during adolescence, when many girls are faced with the prospect of marriage (often before reaching the age of 18), adolescent pregnancy, and gender-based violence, as well as a heightened risk of HIV transmission. The risk of dropping out of school is high for girls at this age.
and many more.
Look at the map and tell me how much percentage population/are exactly represents.
While opposing feminism, one must look at the whole picture. By spreading hate around it on the internet, you need to understand that you're spreading it across the globe. In third world countries, where feminism isn't making any difference yet, your hate is adding fuel to the flame of patriarchy. America or your own country isn't the entire world.
If you got defensive reading this, you need to consider that this is why feminism exists.