Why men are sensitive about feminism
by Gnolk on September 5, 2014 - 4:28pm
Along with the progressive forces of feminism, people are more aware about the sexist problem and become rational to the equality of men and women, but even the issue of feminism has been out for over 100 years, a part of men still don’t have a clear understanding about what feminism is and still have a negative attitude about feminist, thinking they are all irrational men hater who wants to take away what men have. Honesty, from a personal male perspective, I understand what leads to such a extreme thought, before taking this class, I have no idea that feminism is about equality to all human beings, I thought they were only a group of radical women who wants to have more than what men had base on the long oppressive history that was caused by men. And why did some men like me have such thoughts or even worse thoughts about feminism? The arrogance and ignorance is sure a big part of it, but the way of how some extreme feminists express their thoughts also have a huge impact on how men think about them. Just like the movie from class yesterday, I didn’t care for it for the first 45 minutes; it was talking too much about how women get hurt from men and social media. Which I’m sorry but I don’t think women showing how much they got hurt from the society could make the quality to men, it sure makes the society focus more on the victims, but makes women more like a vulnerable group to men. In the end of the film, what Charlotte Whitton said: “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, that’s not difficult”. It really shows the power of modern women, they can do it better than men, it’s not the pity that they need, but it’s the care and the help. That’s how women and men can substantially make equality of all people come true.