How Has Feminism Failed?Let's start with the obvious. Feminism has to achieve equality with the pointing of a metaphorical gun. Policies, laws, minimum % of females on boards and company management, Et Cetera. Equality under threat of sanction is not equality. It is a totalitarian idea of "Submit, or else!".
Seriously, has anyone asked a feminist how feminism benefits boys and men? The answers always are gender specific to women, creating an asexual world environment is not the answer.
Feminism has taken the fight from equal rights to what is seen by many as a zero sum game. For every law passed and policy created that benefits women, there is an inherent negative effect on boys and men. More women need to be enrolled in STEM fields ( I am for this BTW). The implementation of this need is accomplished by setting aside $$ and slots specifically for women in the STEM fields in Universities and colleges. How does it negatively affect men? Men with grades and ACT/SAT scores equivalent to female STEM candidates will be left out because of legalized sexism. Ones gender is the deciding factor in college admissions and that is flat out gender discrimination.
Modern men don't want to put women back into the kitchen or make them domestic slaves. Modern men want want to be seen as men, not the bumbling idiots or violent psychopaths that our mainstream media portrays.
To be blunt, a lot of men are just plain tired of being cast as rape supporters, child rapists, violent abusers, and woman haters because they speak up and just say "No" to the constant flurry of negative imagery and dialog casting men as the source of all thing bad and evil.
To the women readers: Have you ever considered what it is like to be labeled a possible child rapist because you take your kids to the playground and take photo's of them playing, or merely get assigned an airline seat next to an unaccompanied minor only to be forced to change seats because you are a man and thus a possible sexual abuse threat to the unaccompanied minor? Feminism has pushed the idea that all men are potential rapists and child abusers, it has gone mainstream and has policies that impact men directly and in a negative light. Men are sick to death of this abuse.
Will feminism help men who are painted with the broad brush of potential rapist, or child molester? I think not. Feminism has to demonize men to maintain the fear, thus garnering the power of the fearful and the victim.
That's where feminism has failed. It says one thing and demonstrates by actions something else.
Equality can never be achieved by demonizing and shaming one gender while elevating the other gender as being the perpetual victim.
Walk a few miles in our shoes. Imagine being afraid of being able to bring a lost child to a security desk in a mall or shopping center because you run a big risk of being accused of being a pervert or sexually abusing the child.
That's the F'ing reality men face thanks to feminism and that is where feminism's stated goals have failed. There was never any intention of helping boys and men.
painofshame 36-40, M 9 Responses 13 Dec 16, 2012