Before we get into a verbal analysis of how liberal feminists have turned the movement upside down to the point where the majority of women refuse to call themselves "feminist," as defined by liberal feminists, and why men that identify as "male feminists" are viewed as being feminine, and female feminists are viewed as being masculine, let us look at a visual representation of the issue.
One image shows why feminism has become a dirty word to most conservative women and men.
Before reading on, feel free to jump down to the comment section to give us your first impression, your first thought, when seeing the image above.
STUDY: FEMINIST WOMEN ARE VISUALLY MASCULINIZED WHEREAS FEMINIST MEN ARE FEMINIZED
In a recently published†psychological study authored by†Aleksander B. Gundersen from the† Department of Psychology University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway and†Jonas R. Kunst of the University of Oslo and Yale University, New Haven, USA,† they find that "Many people hold negative stereotypes about feminists."†
The study also found that verbally, female feminists are often described in masculine terms, while males that identify as feminists are described in feminine terms, and that carries over to the visual representations as well.
In sum, the results suggest that people have asymmetrically gendered visual representations of feminist women and men. Feminist women are visually represented as more masculine whereas the opposite is true for feminist men. We discuss our findings in light of womenís and menís reluctance to identify as feminists and suggest potential interventions to change biased visual representations of feminists.
The study also notes "Here, we demonstrate that these effects extend to a fundamental perceptual level, more specifically, to the domain of face perception even in Norway, the most gender-egalitarian country of the world."
I disagree wholeheartedly that the way feminists, both male and female, are perceived are "biased visual representations," when we find images like the one above all over the internet, along with men marching with women wearing pink pussy hats, or women proudly protesting and participating in "slutwalks," while topless with the word SLUT written across their chests, all the while verbally castigating any male that looks at said exposed chest.†
It is not "biased" to see men that have been so emasculated that they quite literally published pictures of themselves holding up feminism signs saying they don't want to be "manly," and perceive him to be feminized. He has been.
There is a huge difference between a male being supportive of equal rights for women, and putting the boys on the chopping block and handing the liberal feminists a dull blade.
THE LIBERAL DESTRUCTION OF THE FEMINIST LABEL
On May 19, 2018, the New York Times published an op-ed by Jessica Valenti, who has written six books on feminism according to her byline right on top of the article, which was titled "The Myth of Conservative Feminism,"† which explains why, in the authors opinion, conservative women cannot be feminists because they do not toe the line on the liberal definition of feminism. Also according to Valenti, any conservative that does claim to be a feminist is "appropriating" the term. (Archive.is link here)
This one essay shows the liberal mindset that has destroyed the feminist label.
"Conservatives appropriating feminist rhetoric despite their abysmal record on womenís rights is, in part, a product of the presidentís notorious sexism. Now more than ever, conservatives need to paint themselves as woman-friendly to rehab their image with female voters.
The reason (Republicans) able to claim feminism at all is a bit more complicated, because feminists themselves ó myself included ó helped to enable it. Before Walmart sold ďfeministĒ T-shirts and celebrities embraced the cause, we worked to make feminism more accessible."
"We wanted to reach the young women who said they ďwerenít really feministsĒ but who believed they should make the same amount of money as men or be able to attend a campus party without fear of being assaulted. The hope was to make the term less scary to those who believed in feminist values but avoided the feminist label."
"In our eagerness to make feminism more friendly to the mainstream, we didnít fully consider what it would mean if any woman could claim the label."
His list of female appointees is long: Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations (not only a woman but also child of Indian American Sikh immigrants); Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary; Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President; Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer (also a minority and first-generation Mexican American immigrant); Neomi Rao, Regulation Czar (also a minority and daughter of parents from India); Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also a minority); Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General; Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach; Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Advisor (also a minority whose father was once a political prisoner of Fidel Castro); Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; Jessica Ditto, Deputy Director of Communications; and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser who according to White House sources will remain in her position through the end of January and will likely be replaced by another woman after Powell completes her first year in office.
While some have stepped down, and others such as†Gina Haspel has just been sworn in as the first female CIA director, the list itself shows just the opposite of what Valenti claims, but liberal feminists never let things like facts get in the way of their narrative.
Also note that not once in her screed about how conservatives are "appropriating" the term feminism, does she offer any evidence that conservative women even want to be associated with what modern day feminism has become, nor the negativity associated with the label.
In fact, to the contrary, many conservative females have been very vocal as to why they want nothing to do with modern feminism and haven't for the past few years as liberal feminists have become more and more radical. Brandon Morse quoted his friend April Thompson back in 2013 as stating "Modern feminism is either utterly confused or completely dishonest."
She continued on to explain why, saying "Iím told itís foolish for any woman to say sheís not a feminist, but also that I canít be a feminist if Iím pro-life. Iím told feminism is all about having the right to choose what we want to do want with our lives, yet my choice to stay home and raise and educate my own children is at best misguided and probably immoral. Iím told women are capable of having it all and doing it all, and yet the message of modern feminism is that women canít succeed without the benevolent, omnipotent hand of government in every area of our lives.Whatever feminism was, itís a hot mess of illogical, authoritarian nonsense now."
Ms. Valenti dishonestly claims conservatives are appropriating the term feminism, and she is doing that in order to justify liberal feminists hypocrisy in not celebrating the empowerment of any conservative woman because those women do not conform to the liberal definition of feminism and feminist. Then she arrogantly claims "You cannot be a feminist and support an immigration policy of taking children away from undocumented immigrant mothers. You cannot be a feminist and go along with the White Houseís newly announced domestic gag rule, a mandate that would withhold funding from any health care center that helps patients find abortion services."
Hmmm...... in other words, if you believe in the rule of law and enforcing laws against illegal immigration, or if you do not think taxpayers should be be funding abortions for other people, than you "cannot be a feminist."
Newsflash for Valenti: As a conservative woman, let me be very clear, we don't want any part of your definition of "feminism," we don't want to "appropriate" the term because you have destroyed it beyond redemption to the point that when someone thinks of female feminists, they see this:
When people think of "male" feminists, they see this:
Here is the correlation: A conservative, masculine man wants nothing to do with "feminists" that want to emasculate them. Feminists continue to emasculate men, yet admit they do not want to date those beta males.† Conservative women that want no association with the term "feminist" since liberal feminists have destroyed its meaning, also want nothing to do with an emasculated male.
So we are left with a growing segments of the population, beta males and radical feminists, that absolutely no woman or man wants to date, marry, or breed with.
Ergo.... lowest birth rate in 30 years.
Liberal feminists, both male and female, are quite literally destroying the nation.
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