Skip to comments.Why I Am a Male Feminist
Posted on 03/21/2011 6:50:52 AM PDT by flowerplough
The word turns off a lot of men -- and women. But here's why black men should be embracing the "f" word.
"... Like most guys, I had bought into the stereotype that all feminists were white, lesbian, unattractive male bashers who hated all men. But after reading the work of these black feminists, I realized that this was far from the truth. After digging into their work, I came to really respect the intelligence, courage and honesty of these women.
Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men. But just as my father had silenced my mother during their arguments to avoid hearing her gripes, men silenced feminists by belittling them in order to dodge hearing the truth about who we are.
I learned that feminists offered an important critique about a male-dominated society that routinely, and globally, treated women like second-class citizens. They spoke the truth, and even though I was a man, their truth spoke to me. Through feminism, I developed a language that helped me better articulate things that I had experienced growing up as a male.
Feminist writings about patriarchy, racism, capitalism and structural sexism resonated with me because I had witnessed firsthand the kind of male dominance they challenged. I saw it as a child in my home and perpetuated it as an adult. Their analysis of male culture and male behavior helped me put my father's patriarchy into a much larger social context, and also helped me understand myself better.
I decided that I loved feminists and embraced feminism. Not only does feminism give woman a voice, but it also clears the way for men to free themselves from the stranglehold of traditional masculinity. When we hurt the women in our lives, we hurt ourselves, and we hurt our community, too."
(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...
Gist of piece is, "My daddy was mean to my mommy, and I cried with her. Yet later, I found myself just as cruel with women. I cried again, and then an activist group raised my consiousness."
He should get his thyroid checked. It can really screw with a guy’s hormones.
He's probably been popping potassium iodide between all the hand wringing for the last week. That'll play havoc with the thyroid. Of course it might just be 'man-o-pause'.
He’s a male jackass.
Then I guess you're nothing but a communist.
Capitalism is bad? Sounds like another leftist turd who joined the ‘feminist’ cause to be a sleazebag, get laid, and avoid paying child support. Of course, they love to refer to themselves as “enlightened” and “empathetic”. What a load of crock.
It was American capitalism of the 1850s, the corporations, the big producers who gave jobs and education to women. It was true feminism, not the leftist hate-mongering feminism of today. Even blacks could sometimes be treated with respect in northern factories. It was miraculous!
Meanwhile, the oppressive dictatorships of the third world still treat women like third-class citizens...slightly below the neighborhood hounds. The leftist vermin of the west took it one step further down the path of pure evil and made women so worthless that they should seek to become a man. Not even the broken cultures of the third world can match the dementia and evil of the leftist filth who walk among us.
There’s a few of good ole boys in town who, when they get too loaded with booze, start spouting that they are Male Lesbians....it freaks out the PC feminists - fun to watch....
Because you're more than likely "puttin' from the rough." :-)
Permission to be a ball-less wimp.
Feminism is the sickness. Game is the cure. Christian men, learn game and use it on your women. It isn't just about picking up random women. It is about understanding women's irrationality, behavior, and powers of rationalization and using it to your advantage to get what you want. If you're a Christian, that should be a lifetime marriage and children. If you're a Christian man, you should not want a feminist woman. A feminist woman is tainted.
A feminist man is pathetic.
Feminism was developed to further Marxism by destroying the family. Feminism has seeped into about every aspect of our culture and is rotting it from the inside out.
Men should fight feminism with every tool available. Game is a good practical tool for thwarting feminism.
Bunch of crap. Second wave feminism is a curse on humanity.
>> It is about understanding women’s irrationality, behavior...
LOL! I get your point, but that there’s a heavy load you’re layin’ on me, brother!
Toilet seat’s always down in his/her house, I’ll bet. Future Phil Donahue.
I’m a male lesbian . . . got this thing for women . . .
I was wondering what Alan Alda was doing lately...not!
I’d like to see him call himself a male feminist in the middle of the ghetto. The black women over there would probably call him gay and start spitting out babies for the pants on the floor crowd.
You beat me to it. We must think alike.
What is this I don’t even