I should be classified as a feminist, I see issues with the treatment of women. [i]However[/i], what I see more than anything from "feminists" is extremist and often sexist portrayals of the gender equality discourse. These are the women who are "feminists" that spit at me and tell me that I literally cannot be a feminist because I am a male, they portray all male action as vile, by acting in a vile manor. This type of feminist is often self victimizing and unaware of the damage that they do to others. The vast majority of males and females who are feminists in the traditional sense, are fair people, with genuine opinions. They are understanding of the gender equality discourse and the perpetration a patriarchal society has bred. There are certainly a slew of individuals genuinely against this traditional cause, they are not however, your every day internet boy, they are the massive social machines that perpetuate the gender biases that plague our society. [b]At risk of associating with a cause tainted by radicalism and vile individuals lashing out in a destructive way, I like to regard myself as an advocate for women's equality, and equality in general[/b]
As a note in light of recent events (I have actually [u]never[/u] seen this many feminism threads on the flood, or anywhere on this site really, and I feel it has something to do with the charged events of recent), Anna Sarkeesian is [b]not[/b] a radical feminist. She makes points in her feminist frequency videos that are absolutely misdirected however, by not properly prefacing or more immediately providing resource citation, she directs all of the things she says in her videos to her personal opinion. The result essentially frames her as a women calling out every game developer as a flagrant sexist, which is most certainly not true. The context this then pushes over her videos is that which essentially paints anyone who played or enjoyed experiences of the games she points out as at least somewhat sexist. Which no one at all likes to here. The idea that she still has yet to voice which I wholeheartedly believe she does understand and believe to an extend [b]is that the tropes Sarkeesian defines are not relevant shortcomings of gamers or game developers, but are tropes that are a greater shortcoming of society,; the only way to disarm these antiquated ideals is to understand them[/b] [i]She tries to say that at the beginning of literally every episode, but she says it in an irreverent "duh" kind of way, which then works its way into her preface by being masked in large words with often more charged than necessary symbolisms[/i]
Can we please stop calling the SJWs on Tumblr feminists?
They aren't. They call themselves feminists but they aren't. Everything they do runs counter to actual feminism. They are just misogynists pretending to be feminists. A white person can call himself black all he wants, still doesn't make it true. Same principle here.
I'm not trying to sound like an obese tumblr girl, but calling yourself an "anti-feminist" is basically making you synonymous with Reddit neckbeards. The females you're making fun of in this thread are misandrists that are hurting the movement rather than helping it. An actual "feminist" would care about equality (and wouldn't be that bad because that also means that we lose the stereotype of men exclusively acting overly-masculine.)
That being said, I still agree with a lot of these pictures; and 99% of the males supporting Zoe Quinn are just white knights.