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Track: Don't Stop Me Now
Artist: Queen
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How to shoot down every antifeminist argument

    Argument: Feminists can't even agree on what feminism is!! Weh weh I bet you can't even define it, can you?
    Response: Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. While different feminists have different schools of thought, that does not lessen the overall mission. For example, there are many schools of thought within Buddhism but that does not mean its beliefs are any less valuable.
    Argument: Okay but if it's about equality, why is it called FEMINism hmm???
    Response: Because women are currently not being treated equally to men, and improving things for one group of people doesn't make things worse for another group of people. For example, if I donate money to the children in Uganda, that does not mean I am making things worse for the children in Ukraine. It probably just so happens that the kids in Uganda need it more urgently. Your concern about the word feminism is in fact shock at the fact that women could have the audacity to name a word after themselves.
    Argument: Okay but men have problems too!!
    Response: Yes, they do, just like every group of people. And while sexism towards men is not institutionalized like misogyny is, feminists usually do more for men's rights than antifeminists do. Feminists acknowledge the gender roles that hurt both men and women (the demonizing of femininity and condemnation of men to a narrow image of masculinity).
    Argument: But women are treated equally to men now! That is so outdated! Tell me one right men have that women don't.
    Response: Your belief that women are treated equally to men is incredibly myopic and focused on the Western society. In most countries around the world, baby girls are being killed because their parents want males, women are being jailed and sometimes executed for being raped, others are forced to marry their rapist, domestic abuse towards women is seen as "educating" them, little girls are being shot in the head for seeking a real education, and I could go on forever. But since you clearly only care about the Western society, here's a list of things that happens to women in it: they are shamed for being open about their sexualities, they are objectified on a mass scale in the media to the extent that even women view themselves as sex objects, old white men are constantly trying to take away their reproductive rights, there is a rape culture that women live in with terror, they are blamed for their own rape, their bodies are viewed as liabilities that they must hide despite their will for self-expression, and so on.































Track: E. A. Poe, "Annabel Lee"
Artist: Read by Ben Whishaw
Album: The Poetica podcast










People feel removed from sexism. ‘I’m not a sexist, but I’m not a feminist.’ They think there’s this fuzzy middle ground. There’s no fuzzy middle ground. You either believe that women are people or you don’t. It’s that simple.
















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