Double Standard, Anyone?

I was just about to open my email when I saw this article and had to check it out:

Long story short, it's an app called Boyfriend Trainer, where you can slap, electrocute, or mace a virtual boyfriend for what most people would call minor transgressions, including drinking their girlfriend’s drink or leaving his shirt on the ground.

If anything came out featuring men doing these actions to women, it would be taken off the (virtual) shelves, and there would probably be numerous lawsuits and firings as a result. As it is, a lot of people are outraged, showing that perhaps common sense is, at least partly, still at play.

I'm just waiting for the anti-feminists to jump on this one, saying that it's feminism at work. News flash: IT'S NOT. It's misandry at work, and it's ridiculous!
guavachick guavachick
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6 Responses Jan 31, 2013

That app is appalling. Misandry and misogyny are equally vile, hateful and dangerous.

This reminds me of a video on youtube of what women have done to their cheating husbands/boyfriends. If a man had done any of the acts in the video I'm sure society would look at him as a raving lunatic and a danger to women. Admittedly the billboard and "lost dog" flyers are pretty funny, the rest are criminal acts that a man would go to jail for:

The reason women feel entitled things like this is because they are never punished for it. We still treat women like children. We protect them even from the consequences of their own action. Society needs to start treating women as adults.

We have been aware of this for a while. I am a MHRA (Men's Human Rights Activist).
Your right. This isn't feminism. But feminism promotes misandry.
Thank you for posting this and standing up for equality.

I respectfully disagree with you. Feminism promotes equality. Idiocy promotes misandry and misogyny. Stop targeting people who are on your side and start fighting the real enemy.

I have spent more than a year studying feminism. I can say with absolute certainty that feminism is a violent hate movement. Racism was pervasive problem years ago. The epitome of racism was and is the KKK in the USA.
Misandry is a pervasive problem in our society. Feminism is the epitome of sexism and misandry in the civilized world. I have posted many videos and articles on EP, a few written by me most written by others, that catalog feminisms bigotry, hate and violence.

I have also studied feminism/ gender studies in depth. As I mentioned in another page, equating misandrist extremists with feminism is like equating the Westboro Baptist Church with Christianity. One has no bearing on the original, apart from selective parts of text that have been bastardized so as to reverse the original premiss. The selective examples shown above have nothing whatsoever to do with the original tenets of feminism, which are about equality (from a time when we weren't equal in the eyes of the law) and sisterhood. Rape issues also became part of it because, at the time, the powers that be were not doing enough about it. Here is the OED definition:

"Definition of feminism
[mass noun]
the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
The issue of rights for women first became prominent during the French and American revolutions in the late 18th century. In Britain it was not until the emergence of the suffragette movement in the late 19th century that there was significant political change. A ‘second wave’ of feminism arose in the 1960s, with an emphasis on unity and sisterhood; seminal figures included Betty Friedan and Germaine Greer"

Where's the hatred there?

I assume you are a citizen of the UK. Women in the UK fought for universal suffrage for women when most men didn't have the right to vote. It was about class not sex. The right to vote was tied to land ownership.
Take a look at the video. Its very interesting and is about feminism in then UK.

I don't disagree with you about Germaine Greer, and should have indicated this in my "Where's the hatred there"; she's a paranoid extremist gender feminist, and I don't agree with her viewpoints at all. She's charismatic and dangerous and has a lot of followers, but few of them actually have self-formed opinions on feminism. Andrea Dworkin and quota-happy Harriet Harman are two more gender feminists whom I feel do not represent the cause effectively.

Germaine Greer is a common example used by anti-feminists about feminism gone wrong. News flash: Most feminists probably agree with you, at least those of us who consider ourselves to be moderate, Betty Friedan included. She spoke out against the hypocrisy of gender feminism and indicated that feminism was about equality, not domination. Her book, "The Second Stage"; written in the 1980s, was already addressing this and criticizing gender feminism.

I am not a citizen of the UK. I am, however, very aware of the history there. For the record, men in the UK (aged 21) had the vote in 1918, while only married women, aged over 30, had the same rights. It wasn't until ten years later that all women of 21 in the UK achieved equal rights to vote. So, yes. Of course women started fighting before universal suffrage came to the front; they had a lot more catching up to do.

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The other half of Hollywood is that the "splatter" films kill hundreds of nameless, faceless MEN for ever female killed. Often the sacrifice the lives of hundred men to save 1 female. It teaches misandry with every film Hollywood produces.

I guess I could also argue that the horror films in which masked people chase women are misogynist, but what would be the point? Really, films are made to make money, and the fact that MEN are the target of the splatter films you've mentioned indicates that they're targeting the right demographic the right way.

From my side, I don't think such films should exist. People have enough vile ideas of their own without encouragement; the things that happen in those films shouldn't happen to anyone!

Yep. That sucks. And the "PC" culture supports misandry all the time. Every day I criticize several EP questions for being misandrist. Its everywhere.

eh - Well you know...just about every 'Horror' movie out there has some crazed male attacking mainly screaming female victims.
So much for your double standard .