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Feminism Is About Equality

Unfortunately for feminists the world is beginning to notice that the feminist definition of equality differs from that of the dictionary. The controversial Tumbler #WomenAgainstFeminism demonstrates this perfectly. The site is a place that posts pictures of young women rejecting feminism because (insert a wide variety of reasons here). The feminist criticism of the site is a condescending condemnation of these women who “don’t understand feminism because feminism is about equality of the sexes.” They even refer to the dictionary definition as proof of their argument. The way I see it, the feminists are right. According to the dictionary, Feminism is all about equality. But that doesn’t mean that the young women do not understand feminism. What it means is that they understand it all too well.

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Misogyny Hurts Men Too?

I have recently begun reading a blog called Inside Man which claims as its mission to “[pioneer] conversations about men and boys.” I have found that many of the articles posted there are quite though-provoking. Many of those articles are written by authors whose work I have seen elsewhere and whom I admire. But as with any site, I do not always find what they post to be agreeable. One such article is Misogyny is man’s worst friend and ending it is good for everyone written by Chris Flux from Men Against Violence which claims to be “a men’s campaign to end violence against women.” Flux’s arguments are based on false premises and assumptions, logical fallacies, and erroneous definitions which is why his conclusions are wrong and his suggestions will not achieve his goals.

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Saving Room for Cats

There has been a lot said about men taking up too much space on trains and/or other forms of public transportation and how this is a demonstration of male entitlement. I found the above photo and the one below used as examples of said male entitlement. If one takes a close look, they may not be examples of this at all. Before I point out why this may not be the case, I’ll also point out how I haven’t seen any of the articles of this type mention or even discuss the female equivalent: the expectation that men will offer their seat to women.