Misandry: No, seriously! It exists!
(Note: I have officially disowned part of this piece. My perspective has evolved since the time I wrote it)
If I am asked to make a list of scientists and freethinkers who have not been harshly criticized by the radical feminist banshees at one point or another, I’d find myself in a pretty tough spot.
Richard Dawkins, the poster-man of atheism, was savagely attacked by feminists over his failure to make a fuss about Rebecca Watson being propositioned in an elevator. Christopher Hitchens was humiliated merely for saying that women can choose not to work, if they don’t want to. Stephen Hawking generated controversy when he jokingly claimed that women are a mystery to him. Satoshi Kanazawa (and Psychology Today as whole) has been blasted for his views on modern feminism. And Bill Maher…ooh boy.
Nothing is spared from the pointy end of the radical feminist saber. Science, religion, atheism, comedy, sex, everything is an affront to the sanctity of the ovary. Misogynism, however thinly veiled, elicits instant criticism (and rightfully so). Misandry, on the other hand, is politically correct. There’s little problem with women laughing about a man’s penis being chopped off by an angry wife (link: pardon the obscenity), though I have a feeling they’d be less thrilled if the situation involved a woman’s clitoris. Nothing wrong with Alice Walker’s hateful rants about men in the Pulitzer work, The Color Purple. Or about everyday females complaining about how all men are jerks/creeps/liars/idiots.
The new wave of feminists has usurped the movement and turned into a man-haters club, the purpose of which is not to do what’s best for the women, but to do what antagonizes men the most. This is why I often hesitate to call myself a feminist, which I am, because of what the term now implies. It is politically incorrect of me to even have a penis, and if I spend the rest of my life in profound self-loathing, I might be able to partly atone for the injustices rendered historically by my kind.
Ever heard of the term, “Ladies first”? Believe it or not, it was invented by the ‘patriarchal society’. When the Titanic was sinking, it was mostly the men who went down with the ship while the women and children were stuffed into the lifeboats. If I quit my job and my family suffers a financial crisis, the society won’t tell my wife to get a job. It will scowl at me for failing to support my wife. In the recent Colorado shooting, three men sacrificed their lives to save their girlfriends. Why wasn’t it the other way around? Because the society has indoctrinated men that it’s their burden to defend women from harm. If a woman does the same for her man, she becomes an icon. If a man does it for his woman, well…that’s what he’s supposed to do, isn’t he? What kind of a man would he be if he hadn’t? The demands of many of the modern feminists are not rights at all, they are privileges. And these are in addition to the traditional privileges that women receive in the name of “chivalry”, which many of the newer feminists seem to have no interest in relinquishing in the name of equity. Exit feminism, enter femdom. The traditional social structure has been far more unfair for women than it has been for men. That does not mean that men were living a carefree existence prior to the feminist movement. They too were victims of this structure, and they suffered as well. While it’s understandable that feminism should focus on women’s needs as they’ve had it way worse than men, this cannot be done at the expense of the rights and dignity of the male. That’s the other part of feminism that often gets swept under the rug. While feminism is extremely relevant in countries like Pakistan where women are treated horribly, it’s value continues to dwindle in the developed world. With the feminist fervor still very much alive, and fewer problems to grieve about, modern feminists are now actively inventing new ways of how women are being insulted or discriminated against. Virtually no opportunity is left unexploited to climb on the cross. Soon enough, we’d be hearing a Tumblr feminist complain about how women not being allowed to enter men’s bathroom is sexist too.
To act as if the cosmos revolve expressly around the female, is something I do not stand for. Jessica Valenti once bitched about how the worst thing you call a man is a woman (fag, girl, bitch, pussy). Well, I must ask Valenti to stop being a dick, and get a hold of herself.