He was right.
For men, the rise of feminism has relegated us to second-class status. Inequality and discrimination have become part of our everyday lives.
Because of feminism, men can no longer walk down the street without fear of being catcalled, harassed, or even sexually assaulted by women. When he is assaulted, the man is blamed -- the way he dressed he was "asking for it."
Because of feminism, there are no major Christian conferences about how to act like men, where thousands of men can celebrate their manliness and Jesus (and perhaps poke fun at female stereotypes).
Because of feminism, church stages and spotlights are often dominated by women. Men are encouraged to just serve in the nursery or kitchen. Sometimes men are even told to stay silent in church.
Because of feminism, women make more money than man in the same jobs.
Because of feminism, it's hard to find a movie with a heroic male lead anymore. Most blockbusters feature a brave woman who saves the world and gets a token man as a trophy for her accomplishments.
Because of feminism, women's professional sports are a massively profitable enterprise where women are globally idolized. Men only appear briefly, before commercial breaks, when they're objectified for their bodies.
Because of feminism, all birth control is covered for women without question or debate, while men have to fight to get insurance companies to pay for their Viagra prescriptions. When men do speak up about this, leaders of the "family friendly" right wing labels them "sluts" and "whores."
Because of feminism, the male body is constantly under public scrutiny. If a man appears topless on TV, it's a national scandal resulting in huge fines and boycotts. Bloggers regularly write about how we need to be more mindful of the ways our clothing choices tempt women to sin. Satirists insist that shorts "aren't really pants" and then men should cover up because "nobody wants to see that."
Because of feminism, men are not represented in the White House, and women hold over 80 percent of the seats in Congress. When a man runs for office, his physical appearance and clothing choices are discussed almost as much as his policies and ideas.
Because of feminism, men must fight for a voice in the public sphere. In issues of theology, politics, science, and philosophy, the female perspective is often considered default, normal, and unbiased. Male perspectives are dismissed for being too subjective or too emotional. When we speak up, we are often dismissed as angry, rebellious, subversive, or dangerous.
But stay strong, bros.
One day we'll all be equal.
Whatever you do, don't read Jesus Feminist. It's full of ideas that will continue to oppress and harm men -- ideas such as "women are people too" and "the dignity of and rights of women are as important as those of men".
I see why this should be funny.. But have you ever considered that your position means you believe men and women should be the same thing? I think your confused at to what a woman and a man are? They should most certainly not be the same thing.
Its clear this confusion is rampant in our society because I see men who shave their chests and speak like little girls and women who look and dress like men.
There is scripture that speaks clearly to this, and your missing the point.
Feminism does not hurt men, it hurts women.
When my wife raises my children at home, she IS doing a job even more important than making money and harder to! When my wife submits to our marriage in making decisions, we have to learn to respect each other, not belittle each other. It would not help my daughter understand femininity if my wife were to dress like a man. My wife would not be served to be treated like a man by strangers, she is to be respected! My wife is the pillar of our home and the core of our family, feminism does nothing to help that, and only intends to deconstruct it.
The beauty of feminism is that men can be feminists too. So it's not like this huge anti-male conspiracy. And we haven't even touched upon transfeminism. (I think a lot of men confuse feminism with radical feminism, yet the ideologies of the two movements are vastly different.)
Many guys in my dad's generation don't get it until they have daughters and realize they don't want her powerless and financially dependent on a man, ill-treated, sexually harassed, unable to choose what happens to her own body or told she cannot follow her dreams.
They realize they want her to have a world of opportunity and equal rights and then they realize there's still work to be done in that respect.
Why is it so hard to understand that we should all be equal because we are each born sovereign entities? Why is that in order for a 'feminist' movement to be successful, it has to cut me down to do it. I fought in the USMC for freedom for everyone. Now I realize it was all a bunch of propaganda, but I truly believe we are all created equal. So why is there a stream of these stories on here that lift people up, by cutting other people down? Now, this is a male writing self deprecating articles in attempt to be seen as a male 'feminist'. Why am I not allowed to be a male, confident and secure in my manhood, who appreciates women (or for that matter and person of any race, creed, religion, or any other method by which humanity uses to separate ourselves from each other). The only thing that matters in modern times is money, and whether you have any or not. I feel the collective boot of the government and society on my face as well. If you do not have money, then we are all in the same peasant meat grinder, people in one end, meat out the other. Upward mobility is destroyed for EVERYONE, the economy is destroyed for EVERYONE, we pile on massive debt that is for EVERYONE, rights for EVERYONE are being stripped of the PEOPLE at an alarming rate.
It often seems to be the case that what men see as being relegated as 'second-class citizens' is often actually just their finding themselves having to compete on relatively equal footing for the first time. Half the population is finally allowed to work, which creates more competition for men. I've seen some vehemently complain about this, as if men have some kind of God-given right to have the competition automatically halved. It's sad to see, really.
I feel that 'women's lib' has come only as far as men have allowed it to come. When my mom got married (she is in her 70s now) families had only one income, many could afford nice homes and two cars and Mom had the privilege of staying home with her kids. (privilege for those who wanted to do so.) Now, a woman is absolutely 'expected' to have not just a 'job' but a career! to be in a serious relationship 1. b/c nobody can afford to raise kids on one income and 2. b/c men don't want 'gold diggers' without good jobs. But...... in almost all of the households of women my age (fiftyish) the WOMEN still have sole responsibility for grocery shopping, meals, laundry, scheduling and taking kids to many activities, going to parent/teacher meetings, helping with homework and generally 'running' the home. Many men want a pat on the back for 'helping' or 'babysitting' (their own kids!) I hope this is changing with the younger generation but..... my daughter is 22 and I don't see a lot of changes in the area of men 'taking on' responsibilities as part of the relationship - most of it still falls on women who already work full time outside the home as well as in. It's great that women 'can' work and get great jobs now but. when it's your 2nd,3rd job when you include all else we do it's not much progress is it?
我觉得“妇女解放运动”是在男人容许的情况下才出现的。当我妈妈结婚的时候（她现在70多了），所有家庭都只有一项经济收入。很多人都可以负担的起一座好房子，两辆车。妈妈们有优势在家抚养孩子。（这种优势是对那些想在家带孩子的人而言）。现在女人实际“渴望”的不是“工作”而是职业！严肃的说1. 现在一项收入养不起孩子了。 2. 男人不想要没有工作的“拜金女”。但是。。。在大多数像我这个年纪的妇女（50多）家中，女人仍旧独自承担着采购日常生活用品，做饭，洗衣，制定日常计划，带孩子参加各种活动，去家长/教师会，帮孩子做作业，保持家庭基本“运转”的责任。许多男人就帮了下忙或带了下孩子（他们自己的！）就要人表扬。我希望年轻一代会有改变，但是。。。我的女儿22岁了，我没有看到男人在这方面的责任上有什么转变-大部分女人在外面工作一天后，回家还是要做所有的活。现在女人“可以”工作，得到好职位这很好，但是。。。当你还要做你的第二第三份工作时（指这些家务劳动），我们还有什么进步呢？
Good post... but some will take it literally, of course (the Fox News bunch)!
Many straight, white males have had the impulse for generations to create a social structure in their own image -with themselves at the apex of the social hierarchy, and all others on the various rungs below them. The assumption that some straight, white men have that society must have a hierarchy, which they get to determine, has been eroding in the last generation or two... and this fact has some of the bullying straight, white men running scared. They take solace in their daily dose of Rush Limbaugh, who puts salve on their wounded privilege every day, earning hundreds of millions in the process.