According to Merriam-Webster, feminism is defined as - 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes; 2: organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. Cambridge Dictionary defines it as "the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state."
After watching and documenting the antics of today's so-called "feminists," over the past few years, I have come to the conclusion that what used to be a fight for "equal rights," has become a disease where "victimhood," and "male bashing," literally defines those that call themselves feminists.
THE VICTIMHOOD MENTALITY OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT
One of the prime examples of the disease of today's wave of feminism comes from the so-called #MeToo movement, which started as a Twitter movement females used to say they had been sexually harassed, like Harvey Weinstein victims had been, but quickly morphed in a lynch mob mentality of screaming #MeToo if a man happened to "flirt," in a fumbling manner, or sent a private message a woman thought was "creepy," or any other number of things that had nothing to do with sexual harassment.
The women actually feel "empowered" by acting like all women are some type of "victims," simply because they have a vagina.
Heaven forbid any man stand up for another that has been wrongfully accused, or accused without any type of evidence to prove the accusation, the #MeToo mob of verified Twitter users instantly gangs up to scream "enabler!" or "misogyny!," in an attempt to silence any opinion that doesn't feed the "women have vaginas, so they are all born victims," mentality.
Make no mistake, there is a special place in hell for the Harvey Weinstein's of this world, but that does not mean that everyone with a penis is automatically an abuser deserving scorn. Men should also not have to bite their tongues when unjustly attacked by a woman because of the fear of being labeled a misogynist.
NO SWEETIE, HILLARY DIDN'T LOSE BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN
On March 21, 2018, Jennifer Palmieri, former Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, had a featured piece over at TIME, titled "Inside the Last Days of the Hillary Clinton Campaign," providing an excerpt from her book. The entire excerpt exemplifies the very sickness that is called feminism today, not predicated on just the last days of the Clinton campaign, but on how Hillary lost because she was a woman.
Newflash for Palmieri: No sweetie, Hillary didn't lose because she is a woman, she lost because she was a horrible candidate that thought she was entitled to win because she was a woman, and spent her entire campaign (and all the months since she lost) acting like she was a victim.
From the beginning to the end of Palmieri's TIME piece she consistently blamed everything on gender bias, from the reactions to Clinton's concession speech, which Palmieri thought went over well because "that’s what you think is acceptable for a woman to do — concede," to her assertion that it wasn't a coincidence that "the first woman nominee of a major party lost a presidential election to a misogynist?"
A quick reminder before we move along.
Misogynyst: hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women.
In his first year, Donald Trump had an impressive list of senior level appointments of women in his administration, as was documented by The Hill in January 2018, in a piece titled "Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman," which provided the list along with the positions they were appointed to:
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.
That is not the record or appointment list of a man that hates, dislikes, is prejudiced against or distrusts women, and it could be argued that Trump likes women a little too much, but I will leave those arguments to CNN who seems obsessed with sex coaches, porn stars and strippers, which have nothing to do with the presidency or the decisions being made from the White House.
The misogyny charge against Trump stems from the fact that Trump is well known for being more than willing to fight back against attacks, publicly, no matter the gender of the person attacking him, but despite women claiming they want to be "treated equally," it appears that only counts when it benefits those same feminists, because if Trump dares to hit back against an attack made by a woman, the media screams "MISOGYNY."
Read the entire Palmieri piece to understand how everything about Clinton's Director of Communications mindset was focused on gender, the same type of entitlement mentality that Clinton herself had, along with the assumption that having a vagina automatically makes a woman a born victim that must "overcome" adversity. Perhaps if Clinton had surrounded herself with people more focused on what states she needed to do more work in, or what policies she needed to focus on more, rather than how "victimized" Clinton was, she wouldn't still be publicly whining and making excuses for why she lost.
Nor would she be bashing women that didn't vote for her by claiming they allowed themselves to be pressured into voting for President Trump.
Feminists of old, wanted to vote, drive, work outside the home, be offered the same opportunities that their male counterparts had, if they offered the same level of productivity, but these days, "feminism" is full of man-bashing, declarations that masculinity is "toxic," insisting that special accommodations be made because they are women, attacking men just for sitting comfortably by accusing them of "man-spreading," with the criticisms and labels constantly being applied to men for doing nothing other than having a penis, and in some cases manners (such as opening a door for a woman).
Conservative women that believe in all the original goals of the first wave of feminism, frankly run as far and fast as possible away from the label "feminist" these days, because it is no longer an "inclusive" term that encompasses all women, but has become a movement that excludes any woman that does not conform to their misandry (dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men).
As a conservative woman, I cringe when I see a half naked woman with the word "SLUT" written in black magic marker across her chest walking around in public as some sort of statement, or wearing pink p*ssy hats and grabbing their crotches while declaring "I am a nasty woman," (Yes Ashley Judd, I am pointing to you), or screeching because they "feel" that a man looked at them wrong, or any other number of actions on the part of today's feminists that have earned them the name "feminazis."
Normal women have come to consider today's feminism as a disease. Let a man give that same opinion, based on the same observations, and today's feminists would scream "misogyny" at them.
That is yet another black mark against feminism, because wanting to have a voice, should never mean silencing someone elses.
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