All the nonsense arguments we love to hate.
straight boys be like “i was nice to a girl once but she broke my heart and this gives me the right to call women sluts”
Straight girls be like “a boy broke my heart once now all men are fucking disgusting pigs”
It can go both ways. This post is stupid this website is stupid everything is sTUPID
Except calling men disgusting pigs doesn’t have the same social ramifications and history of oppression as calling women sluts????
Like a man can get called a disgusting pig and still hold the same level a power and social status he has always enjoyed but call a woman a slut and not only is she degraded momentarily but the social stigma slut provides can harm her even past that point???
"Gender Hurts Women"
"If gender is ‘real’," the gender critical radical feminist says, "then that means the thing that makes men oppress and hate me is a concrete and objective fact, not something that can change or be eliminated. Saying that gender is real is saying that I will always be a second class citizen, always a target for violence. And you wonder why we want to abolish gender."
When radical feminists say things like this—and at its core, “gender hurts women” is about this idea—they are revealing the deep degree to which it is possible to internalize misogyny: you can be so far gone that the whole concept of womanhood has become poisonous to you.
"Men hate me because I’m a woman." becomes the fault of womanhood rather than the fault of the men.
I really wonder sometimes about the amount of overlap between gender critical radical feminists and people who try to escape misogyny by transitioning to male (and who usually end up de-transitioning). I know there’s some overlap, because some such gender critics are very upfront about their failed transitions, as they think their stories somehow expose a lie about transgender existence rather than helping to show that there really is something different between a trans person, and a cis person who tried to escape a gender role.
But it’s the same mindset: the idea that if the world is out to get women, the solution is to stop being women. The “fleeing transitioners” are trying it on a personal scale. The gender critics are trying it out on a society-wide scale.
You want to hear a really radical idea, though? What if we don’t blame misogyny on the existence of women.
Gender doesn’t hurt women. Misogyny hurts women. Eliminating the concept of gender distinct from a simple sex binary in lieu of addressing misogyny won’t end misogyny… or do radical feminists believe misogyny only arose after the advent of gender theory?