my answer to an old tumblr question: or why i’m an anti-feminist

A while ago some tumblr anon asked: “What do you mean when stating that you are an anti-feminist? and can you also give some reasons as to why do you chose to define yourself as one. just being curious, thank you! “

First question: I mean precisely what I stated: I’m an anti-feminist.

Second question: Reasons? Gladly.

I believe in gender equality, but I am an anti-feminist. Primarily, this is because feminism (not in theory, but in practice) is not about gender equality. When your actions don’t match your rhetoric, I refuse to take you seriously. 

Camille Paglia sums it up pretty well: 

“Feminism is dead. The movement is absolutely dead. The women’s movement tried to suppress dissident voices for way too long. There’s no room for dissent. Feminist ideology is like a new religion for a lot of neurotic women. You can’t talk to them about anything.” 

And you really can’t. Feminism is extremely problematic, but here are my main beefs with it (of course there’re many sorts of feminists, but this is the general flavour of the contemporary movement that I’ve encountered, from those who openly and loudly identify as feminist; this also applies mainly to feminism in developed countries). In summary,

  1. Feminism is anti-male
  2. Much of the feminist agenda is based on false facts
  3. Feminism disrespects women
  4. Feminism is obsessed about trivialities
  5. Feminists are childish, rude and unable to disagree gracefully 

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