The truth is, no Mather how hard it is for feminists to admit, that in wars, protecting women is exactly what men were doing. They went off to war so the women wouldn't have to. Also, there were propaganda pieces encouraging men to fight against the evil "insert bad guy here" so that they couldn't come and take their women. Many women even shamed men who didn't enlist, because they were cowards, yet none of those women enlisted themselves. If you aren't in the middle of an armed conflict that your nation is involved in, you are obviously being protected from it, this is just common sense. And to claim that wars were started because of men is just asinine. After all, in Nazi Germany, women voted Hitler into power as much as men did, so they are equally to blame. That also neglects the many female rules over the centuries who led their countries to war. Wars are not started by people, they are started by nations, and nations are all people, male and female.
Also, claiming that it was all the fault of one culture or another that women we're "made to be submissive" is also inaccurate. All cultures protected their women, if they didn't, the continuation of their culture would have not lasted. It is a biological necessity, and as such, it is something that is biologically ingrained in us to protect women. Find me one tribe where the women protected the men, and I will show you a tribe which died off pretty damn quickly.
And if catcalling women and appreciating their looks is oppression, which by the definition of the word it is not, then men are oppressed to. Women judge men based on how he looks, how successful he is, and how strong he is all the time. They may be more reserved about how they show it, but they do it just the same. And why is it oppression when some big dirty construction worker appreciates a woman's appearance, but when a high profile business man does the same, it's perfectly all right? Double standard much. PS. Bombshell has NEVER been applied to men, since it’s very definition is a sexually attractive WOMAN. Look it up, I dare you.
Your own wording specifically shows that you realize that the words I mentioned were negative, since the only way asshole could be called positive was to add the loveable to it. This shows part of you realizes you are wrong, but you refuse to admit it. The truth is, if words hold you back, then perhaps you need to just suck it up and deal with it. Life isn't easy and if you expect everyone to walk on eggshells around you, then you will be disappointed rather quickly. You are responsible for yourself.
Apparently most feminists seem to think that men had the world in a basket and could run around doing whatever they wanted for all of history. They think that women were so oppressed because they didn’t have the vote till earlier this century. They FAIL to realize that neither did most men. Men who weren’t land-owners (aka. Middle & Lower Class) didn’t have the right to vote until 1910. Ten years before women did. Not only that, men had to pay for that right to vote by allowing themselves to be picked for military draft. Women didn’t. But that’s oppression! And as to body image shaming, well, since women control 63% of the spending in the western world, and most women’s magazines which DO the shaming are controlled by women, it is a case of women doing it to themselves. If they would STOP BUYING the crap, they wouldn’t have to see it advertised as the companies would go out of business. But they keep buying it, then complaining that it’s there. Duh. Economics 101 there little girl.
And I don’t think most feminists realize what feminism IS. What it means is irrelevant. Do you concern yourself with what Christianity means or what it is? Feminism, like a religion, is made up of diverse individuals and opinions. Some people say feminism is one thing, others say it is something else. But what really matters is what is DONE in feminism’s name. Laws that say a man is to be arrested when both are fighting, that’s feminism. Laws that say women can get away with lesser jail time for murdering children (and yes, this IS a law in Canada, section 237 of the criminal code of Canada states “Every female person who commits infanticide is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.”) is feminism. Women calling for the culling of the male population to 10% of what it is now (also know as genocide) is feminism. Just because the dictionary says it is all nice and sprinkles, doesn’t mean that those practicing it are. And as someone who calls themselves a feminist, you are responsible for those who do these terrible things. If you aren’t condemning them publicly, you are endorsing them silently.
And Men HAVE tried to raise money for men’s shelters. But since all the government funding (and most of the funding the women’s shelters GET is government funding) goes to women’s shelters, there is none left for the men. If you demand men raise the money for their shelters, then you raise the money for yours, stop taking tax dollars for them. Money MEN are paying into as well. And if you mistakenly believe they are run without tax money, you really are deluded.
Women HAVE the opportunity to get any job they want. And they, by law, are required to get paid the same as a man who has the same experience and education and works the same hours and days. And know that, THEY DO. BUT, it’s time for YOU to realize that women don’t choose the same jobs, they don’t work the same hours, and those that get paid differently, may not have the same education and experience. The gender wage gap is a MYTH based on misinformation and has been debunked by FEMINISTS. ( www.huffingtonpost.com/christi… )
As a female, you have no idea what men are taught, so please don’t womansplane. You have no idea what goes on in a man’s head, and what he is told, so you have no right to speak about it. Men are NOT taught to be violent or angry, or emotionless. That is a load of crap. Whomever told you that is obviously not a man, and probably hasn’t even really talked to one about it. Men are taught to respect women, to protect them, and to provide for them. Women are taught to fear men, especially with all those campaigned saying “that man may be a rapist!”
And women are NOT persecuted for domestic violence. In fact, primary aggressor laws state that when the cops aren’t sure who started a fight, ARREST THE MAN. And the lack of funding for men’s shelters IS feminists fault. Feminists threatened the first person to try and create a men’s shelter, and now they just threaten politicians who try and make funding for it. You ARE responsible for the crazies in your chosen group. You can’t claim innocence if you aren’t doing something about them.
As for bitterness, who’s the one who is swearing? I have yet to swear (other than using words as examples) and yet I see you swearing constantly. You are giving in to emotion, a common problem with feminists, and ignoring the logic. I never once claimed that not getting handed anything was anyone’s fault. I SAID that no one had my back, I had to work for what I have. And I suggested you do the same, and stop trying to blame someone else (ie. men) for what you don’t have. I DO blame feminists when they do things that hurt all men, and that is what they seem to be best at lately. Maybe you should try reading things other than Jezebel for a change, and learn that the world isn’t as bad for women as they make it out to be. In fact, you have it pretty great. More school scholarships then men, lesser jail time (if you even get convicted), more social support from the government, shelters if you ever need them, lots of things. The government IS to blame. And the rich corporations and special interest groups paying them money to vote. And guess what, Feminists are part of that money. Organizations like NOW have millions of dollars earmarked just to get politicians on their side. And since more women vote then men, they get it.
I don’t blame women for any of the problems I mentioned. I blame feminists. Not all women are feminists. In fact, I was hanging out with one last night who is quite anti-feminist. Smarter than you appear to be too, even if she does smoke.
As for this discussion, it is over for me. I will not make the same mistake Bill Nye made in debating Ken Ham. You have made up your mind, and no matter what, you will twist the facts to suit your agenda.