Feminism Is Dead, And Women Killed It
Feminism is dead. At least, that's what a lot of old school feminists believe looking at the latest generations of women appearing out of adolescence giggling madly and looking for 'real men' to mate with, and I'd say that to some extent, they're right.
What feminists may not realize is that feminism is not in the interests of every woman. Not every woman wants to be equal. There are many women who are quite happy assuming a subordinate role to a man and sacrificing choices in order to be looked after and provided for.
Feminists are idealists, and ideally women and men should be equal with women having all the same rights and choices as men. It's ideologically impossible to say that equal rights are bad things, however when one sees the way many women, especially younger women act, one wonders if equality is really what they are looking for.
Plenty, if not most women want to be treated like ladies by men. Although feminism claims we want equal treatment, few women ask a man out on a date, open the car door for him, make sure he is comfortable, compliment him on his dress, perhaps order for him at the restaurant and then pay the bill. In fact, a woman who did this would be viewed as an anomaly. However, a man who charmingly asks a woman out on a date, picks her up at her home, opens doors for her and pays for dinner is likely to be well regarded by the woman he is dating. As much as we love to talk about equality, there are plenty of women who don't want a bar of it, except when it becomes convenient to them.
As you'll probably be aware, I write a lot about men wearing clothing that is traditionally for women, and whilst there are some women who are on board with that, myself included, the loudest and most common objectors to men wearing women's clothing are women themselves. Men have quite calmly accepted women voting, women in the workplace, women wearing pants. Men have learned that whatever women want, women get. In fact, for a man to criticize a woman based on gender expectations is a heinous social crime that will probably get him ostracized by the fairer sex, but women still feel perfectly justified in judging and criticizing a man based on gender expectations.
No wonder men are so confused. We said we wanted to be equal, and then we pouted when we were expected to actually act equally. We wanted equal pay, but we still expected to be treated 'like a lady', unfortunately, treating a woman 'like a lady' is usually based on treating her as if she is a delicate flower who needs to be looked after, ie, not an equal at all. Yes, there is misogyny out there, yes, sometimes men are pigs, but unfortunately for women who actually do want equality, there are plenty of women also content to be sows. And perhaps that's just the way things are meant to be.
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