So I can’t sleep and my brain is active and here I am. This is strictly my opinion of course.
With all the controversy around feminism I thought I’d share myTake.
For me - feminism promotes honesty amongst women. Women no longer need men to provide for them and to “look after them” and so it means men will or should receive honesty in return. So because men aren’t needed for their economic value then they’ll get turned down more. Because women realise they have a voice they’ll be more inclined to enforce boundaries and give proper consent. We won’t see any disgusting abuse of women by men in positions of power and influence. Gone would be the days of say Harvey Weinstein and rightly they should.
They would be gone because a woman wouldn’t need to have to get into such a situation. A movie producer would be honest and it might even be another woman.
I remember during my time as a Christian I was curious - with the rampant sexism in the Christian denomination I was in (this is my opinion remember, based on my experience) - I thought “why did God make women with intelligence if they’re meant to just stand closer to the sink/do the dishes and cooking for a man?”
Why did God do that? Is it some kind of sick joke? Of course not
Women have agency and value. Women are humans too. Women have intelligence and some woman somewhere may have the cure for cancer. She may be the breakthrough we need.
But she won’t get to where she’s needed because she has to dodge toxic men or she’s stuck being a mother to a grown man.
This is why I believe that if feminism is promoted and encouraged we will see difference. We will see the world that we all want or close to it - a world where people are being honest and transparent and open
Finally - feminism benefits men as well because a woman can be honest with them. They don’t have to worry about the guessing game if she likes me or if she doesn’t. The woman can come up to them and say “hey! I like you” even more because she’s free to do so.
Perhaps also a man may see that him giving a woman money isn’t “simping” but it’s supporting her. Perhaps also he may see that if he gives a woman money he’s saying to her in some way “I am prepared to invest in you and if we have children I’m prepared to stay around and invest in them”. Perhaps also he can give the money out of kindness and genuineness - not just for entertainment or for him as a door to get in her pants or to try to
Finally, perhaps we will do without the “friend zone” and we will have men actually wanting to be friends with a woman instead of being angry that they don’t get sex.
Perhaps it’s time we take a different look at feminism