Feminism: The Radical Notion that Women are People

Posted by Irresponsibility

All for giving credit where credit is due but something about Female Impersonator Amelia’s post featuring young male feminists performing at a poetry slam creeps me out a bit.

It’s super that the menz recognise women get the shitty end of the stick. It’s super that one of them raps about how cool his mom was for raising her kids alone. It’s super he sticks up for stuck-in chicks at his frat house but… why for the love of Christ does this have all the women in the room on their feet applauding?

Are women so used to being the fuck-buckets and punch-bags of the world that we slobber with pathetic gratitude any time a dude notices we’re actual human beings? And does anyone else think there’s something unintentionally ironic about the terms in which these enlightened chaps choose to praise women? “Crazysexy/from the petite sisters/to the big mommas” is hardly busting any stereotypes.

You know when I’ll get excited? When men acknowledging that women are people isn’t a big deal.


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12 thoughts on “Feminism: The Radical Notion that Women are People

  1. It is hardly daring or cutting edge for a man to walk into a room of women and say they are great. Many misogynists do this every Saturday night in clubs in order to secure sexual favours. The only difference here is that the guys doing poetry might mean a minute part of what they say.

    What would be interesting would be for a man to stand up in a room of over-testosteroned, mentally challenged jocks and courteously explain why their attitude to women leaves so much to be desired.

    That might be the first proper step towards earning one’s spurs as a true male-feminist. Volunteers?

  2. “What would be interesting would be for a man to stand up in a room of over-testosteroned, mentally challenged jocks and courteously explain why their attitude to women leaves so much to be desired.”

    i’m sure it happens – but its like a lot of things some people (and i include both genders) dont necessarily shout it from the rooftops but just go about their life as they should

    should i, as a man, preach on and on about it or actually practice what i preach – i prefer the latter

  3. I don’t think that’s what Oftheredearth was getting at… the point was it’s easy for men to stand up and call themselves ‘feminists’ loud and proud in front of a group of women, but would they do it in front of a less appreciative audience?

    Personally, I think everyone should ‘preach on and on’ about sexism until things start to change – or they never will. If civil rights activists had decided there was no point in ‘preaching on’ blacks would still be riding on the back of the bus…

  4. “but would they do it in front of a less appreciative audience?

    why do you assume that all men wouldnt? – is this the “all men are bastards” blog ? 😉

    “If civil rights activists had decided there was no point in ‘preaching on’ blacks would still be riding on the back of the bus…”

    two words: rosa parks – she practiced what she preached

  5. nobody said anywhere that they assumed ‘all men wouldn’t’.

    are you suggesting that rosa parks single-handedly dismantled Jim Crow by refusing to move seats? believe it or not, i know a little American history and i’m pretty sure there was more to it than that….

  6. 1. no – but the implication is there. even when men praise women you have to have a pop as you doubt their sincerity – men cant win – damned if they do, damned if they dont 😉

    2. you know what i mean 🙂

  7. Oh god, I forgot. It’s my duty as a woman to make sure that men feel appreciated for any little benevolent gestures they might make towards my sub-caste. That I must rush to assure them their magnanimity is duly noted and cherished… *sigh*

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