Common criticisms and views about feminism

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‎ Les féministes aiment-elles le sexe ? Pourquoi nous ne pouvons pas attendre. Du communautarisme des minorités. I was a Teenage Sexist. Editor’s Note: This post originally contained a screen-grab of the repellent game Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian.

I was a Teenage Sexist

We have since removed the disturbing image, and we apologize for not alerting our readers to graphic content in advance. I raised my hand. Non-feminist 'more hostile' towards men than feminists, study finds. By Jess McCabe // 31 July 2009, 17:26 One of the hoary stereotypes about feminists is that we are 'man-haters'.

Non-feminist 'more hostile' towards men than feminists, study finds

I suspect that most feminists are more likely to roll their eyes at this sort of thing - I find it hard to take too seriously, although of course these stereotypes don't spring out of no-where, and they're often a type of silencing technique. (They're also quite interesting in what they can tell us, I think. For example, an explanation for the man-hating myth could be that our culture is so overly focused on men, and male-privilege is so deeply entrenched, that when feminists criticise the status quo it's read as being anti-men rather than addressing the marginalisation and oppression of women.)

How Most Things You Know About Feminists Are Vicious Conservative Lies. Given the mission of feminism, people (men and women alike) who are invested and conditioned to keep sexism and patriarchy alive have fought to distort feminism for the public.

How Most Things You Know About Feminists Are Vicious Conservative Lies

Conservatives have done a very effective job of making feminism a “dirty word” so that many women and almost all men do not want to say they’re a feminist regardless if they agree with feminism or not. They’ve kept people so focused on trying to not be a feminist so we don’t see all the sexist policies the conservatives are pushing. Here are a few popular quotes from popular conservative leaders: “Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” – conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Feminism “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians” - television evangelist Pat Robertson.

Plaidoyer pour l’extrémisme. Man haters? Last week, 16-year-old Alice Dunn wrote a blog for the Independent asking "Can feminism survive the next generation?

Man haters?

". It's fab that Alice is a feminist at such a young age and I really don't want to criticise her personally at all, but I do want to address her core argument, which is that feminism has an "image problem": It is an image that prevents the movement being much larger than it already is; an image that is pushing the date of total equality further and further into the faraway future. [French] 15 mauvaises raisons de ne pas être féministe. That Is Not Feminism. The Art of Mansplaining. Around the feminist blogosphere, the phenomenon of mansplaining has been duly noted as of late.

The Art of Mansplaining

This is also known as the Men Who Know Things phenomenon, whereby some men mistakenly believe that they automatically know more about any given topic than does a woman and will, consequently, proceed to explain to her- correctly or not- things that she already knows. The mansplainer's problem isn't so much that he's trying to teach a woman something, but rather that he takes it as a given that she doesn't already know whatever it is he is going to tell her. As someone who lives life as a female human, the sheer numbers of women in comment threads who have recounted experiences of Being Mansplained To is not at all surprising. Despite my general competence at life, dudes mansplain things to me all the time.

You May Be A Mansplainer If… – Thus Spake Zuska. Mansplaining.

You May Be A Mansplainer If… – Thus Spake Zuska

We’ve all had to endure it, on the internets or IRL, so frequently we are often overwhelmed with the desire to hork up serious chunks on the mansplainer’s shoes. And yet, you can’t always do that. Maybe the mansplainer is your boss. Maybe he’s mansplaining on your blog or your Facebook page, and you just can’t get at his shoes. [French] Bingo féministe et “mansplaining” Men Who Know Things. Last week, I wrote about the authority society gives to the white male voice. Many men, I have found, believe that because people Pay Attention to Them When They Say Things it means that they automatically know more about stuff than women and people of color. Sometimes, it doesn't cross their minds that women and people of color are intelligent beings who know things too. Smearing of feminism – a history through illustrations « GenderBen! Cartoons have been sources of entertainment, political point-making, and propaganda for centuries.

Smearing of feminism – a history through illustrations « GenderBen!

When I think of the subjugation of women in this medium, it is often through sexualisation. Betty Boop, Jessica Rabbit, Wonder Woman, the list goes on. I’m not a feminist, but— Did you ever start a sentence with “I’m not a feminist, but—”?

I’m not a feminist, but—

Do you sometimes ridicule feminists because they’re so extreme/illogical/irrelevant? Do you feel that being described as a feminist would be insulting? Then I have news for you: you might be a feminist anyway. Here’s a simple test. [French] "Je ne suis pas féministe...-Mozilla Firefox. “I’m Not a Feminist, But…” “As you know in fashion, one day, you’re in, and the next day, you’re out,” Heidi Klum has ominously told the cast of Project Runway with every new episode.

“I’m Not a Feminist, But…”

The reality of being loved one day and hated the next extends far from fashion to nearly everything — we are, after all, a society collectively obsessed with trends and fascinated by the delicate art of staying relevant. And now it would appear as though feminism has joined the unfortunate graveyard of Uggs, landlines and Myspace — decidedly “out”. It simply isn’t “in” to be a feminist anymore, so why bother? These days, well-intentioned suggestions of equality often follow in the footsteps of the phrase “I’m not a feminist, but…”, as if feminism is a disease we want to ensure everyone we don’t have before proceeding.

As if feminism and being a feminist is something to be embarrassed about. [French] [Chiennes de garde] (In)Visibilité de la lutte contre le sexisme. Maxim's "How to cure a feminist" La convergence. Straw Feminist. There are now women politicians, women soldiers, women scientists, women astronauts.

Straw Feminist

But our mission is only half-done: we still haven't prevented men from doing those things! — April June, Chilly Beach. Feminism 101: Myths and Facts. Dear Readers, Now that my Christmas preparations are done and I have more time to devote to my daily entries, I have turned my attention to some popular misconceptions and myths of modern feminism. Since I am a practicing feminista and spend a great deal of time writing about feminist issues, I often find myself in encounters with folks are not too familiar with our ways. The uniniated tend to recoil in horror by what seems to be such alien practices and belief systems. Over the years, I have dutifully collected a variety of misapprehensions and darn right myths about the feminista. Feminazi. Feminazi is a derogatory term used against feminists to remove power and portray them as irrational, ill-guided and dangerous militants. The term was coined by Tom Hazlett and popularized by the racist, misogynist, anti-intellectual radio-talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

The implications of the term are that feminist critiques of society are akin to Nazism: that is, that feminists are seeking an oppressive regime, particularly one that is anti-free speech. See political correctness. Tropes vs. Women: #6 The Straw Feminist. This is the last of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows.

The Straw Feminist trope is a deliberately created, exaggerated caricature of a feminist that is used to undermine and ridicule feminist movements. m9x6yf. 341. Friends: Lynn AllinghamJohn AllisonAmy AshDawn and Margie BeatonMarc BellSally BloodbathJohn CampbellScott CampbellRyan CarleyAnthony ClarkRebecca ClementsMelanie ColosimoDomitille CollardeyJillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle SkeldingAaron DiazThe Doug Wright AwardsJess FinkEric FeursteinBrian FukushimaSarah GliddenMeredith GranLisa HanawaltDustin HarbinChristopher HastingsEmily Horne and Joey ComeauJimmie KilpatrickJon KlassenSteve LambkeHope LarsonJoe ListDavid MalkiPhil McAndrewCarolyn MerrimanCarly MonardoVicki NerinoAndre RichardRyan NorthRyan PequinNeil RoughJeffrey RowlandGabby SchulzSmart and BirdDeana SobelNathan StapleyHenry SvecMatthew TraffordJulia WertzBritt WilsonStephanie WeirathmuellerSteve WolfhardYou've Changed RecordsChip Zdarsky Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two: The Beguiling, TorontoStrange Adventures, HalifaxLegends Comics and Books, VictoriaDesert Island, Brooklyn.

Straw-feminist. Angry feminist mob.