Feminism: "the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men"
Feminist women want to be treated equally, until they don't. They want equal pay and equal rights, so far so good..... but they have an absolute cow if they throw a punch at a man and find themselves punched back. They howl at the moon if they are verbally abusive towards a man and he dares fire back, then they claim he is a mysogynist, a bully or a sexist.... the double standard here is astounding.
Male "feminists" are even worse. If the double standard seen by female feminists is astounding, the utter nonsense spewed by male feminists is utterly infuriating to a woman like myself who thinks if women want to be treated equally, then they should be treated equally across the board.... no free passes when it is convenient. No crying "victim" when that equal treatment hurts their little feelings.
A perfect example of this is seen in a recent article at The Hill, written by a man named Brent Budowsky, who is outraged over Donald Trump's "verbal abuses" against women, yet doesn't say a word about the verbal abuse against Trump who he seems to think should just take it with a smile and never fire back, because, well...... it's a girl saying it.
The problem with the Fox News debate was not Fox, it was Trump, who sinks American political discourse to new lows of insulting, berating and bullying that make him temperamentally unfit to be president. The problem with most in the media is that when he makes statements that are factually inaccurate, which he does regularly, and when he makes statements that are verbally abusive toward women, which he has done repeatedly, he is often given a free pass by “journalists” and “pundits,” who should list, document and report acts by a man who seeks the power of the presidency that can fairly be labeled misogyny, sexism and bullying.
During the GOP debate, Kelly asked Trump to explain the pattern of insults that he’s directed against women. “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals,’ ” she said. At first Trump did not deny the accuracy of Kelly’s question, claiming — falsely — that they were only directed against Rosie O’Donnell, as if attacking the comedienne with this abusive language is acceptable.
NEWFLASH for Mr. Budowsky..... Trump's responses to O'Donnell's attacks were acceptable and if Budowsky had any journalistic integrity whatsoever he would have acknowledged that Rosie O'Donnell attacked Trump publicly first as shown in this timeline of "The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell feud," published by CNN.
But I digress, because looking at the Trump/O'Donnell timeline we see that Rosie attacked Trump in December of 2006 for his decision not to fire Miss USA Tara Conner after revelations of drug use, underage drinking and sexual activities, saying he was a believer in second chances.
The next day O'Donnell, who was a co-host of "The View" at the time, criticized his decision, saying that she doesn't "enjoy" Trump and said he went bankrupt -- a claim Trump continues to deny, most recently at Thursday's GOP debate.
She added that Trump is "not a self-made man" but a "snake-oil salesman on Little House On The Prairie," and she proceeded to slam his multiple marriages: "[He] left the first wife -- had an affair. [He] had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend."
The feud lasted for years, but it was in September 2014 that O'Donnell once again played the "victim" card, stating "Probably the Trump stuff was the most bullying I ever experienced in my life, including as a child. It was national, and it was sanctioned societally. Whether I deserved it is up to your own interpretation."
Yes, it is up to our interpretation and as a woman, I saw Rosie attack Donald, Donald fired back and Rosie, the media and men like Budowsky all pretend that she didn't deserve exactly what she got.
Same goes for Megyn Kelly, before the debate was even over, her own fans on her Facebook page were ripping her to shreds over her body language and liberal slant in her phrasing and combative nature during her original question to Trump. The audience saw it as an attack and Trump, being Trump, fired back fast and hard after the debate, yet the media ignores the massive criticism she received before Trump said a word about it by both men and women, blaming him for bringing on "sexist" attacks.
(Screen shot from Megyn Kelly's FB page about the debate)
Trump is an equal opportunity offender and true feminists, those that believe women should be treated equally across the board, should be applauding him for not holding back just because his attacker is a female.
Men like Budowsky need to sit down and shut up because he wouldn't know or understand true mysogny or sexism if it bit him in the butt, nor does he seem to understand the true meaning of feminism, which is to be treated "equally" across the board, not just when it is convenient.