Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The fish and the bicycle

Another interesting post seen on feministing:

[Men] just hate being blamed for everything bad in society. If you ask me, man-hating has increased since the Second Wave, where it was a hot anger. Now it's a cold hatred, plus a ridiculous assertion of women's moral superiority over men.

"If I were a man, I would soundly object to the very implication that women are morally superior to men."
--Betty Friedan

"I believe that women have a capacity for compassion and understanding that a man structurally does not have. He's just not capable of it."
--Barbara Jordan

Yeah, we feel really uncomfortable calling ourselves feminists when it's considered sexist for a man to claim that women do need men or that men don't need women, yet it's not sexist for a woman to say that men need women, but women don't need men. The mantra "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle" isn't going to recruit the other half of the human race to your cause, because it tells us that not only are we unnecessary to you, we're also irrelevant.

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