“Yes, the patriarchy overwhelmingly privileges the interests of men, but it also hurts men.”
As an angry feminist (as described by someone else in an attempt to shame me from being a feminist) I think this article is beyond brilliant.
Men need all the help we can offer them in the issues that absolutely face their gender, just as women do. Let’s focus on that instead of the fact that there is another group trying to get rights , safety and equality for themselves based on their gender.
I need to take a moment here to talk about the Men’s Rights Movement, because there seems to be some confusion. Actually, there seems to be a whole lot of confusion.
Over the past little while, I’ve had a number of people challenge me on calling out men’s rights activists (hereafter referred to as MRAs). “But men are oppressed too,” people say. “Feminism is sexist, and it teaches men that masculinity is wrong.” “Straight, white men aren’t allowed to be proud of themselves anymore.” “If you believe in equality, then you should want men to have the same type of activism as women.” “Everyone is entitled to their opinion.”
First of all, yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But let’s not pretend that all opinions are created equal – some are based on fact, and some are total bullshit. Like, I could tell you that I believe that vaccines…
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