22 Oct 2014

HeforShe And The Feminist Fossil - Defeating The Feminist Frame

"Emma's primitive proto-language speech comprised of double think and monkey logic. Emma doesn't think men should be stoic and strong. Of course she does expect men to set aside their own issues to save women, which is sort of, well it requires being stoic and strong. Enter the HeforShe movement note who is acting and who is being acted upon. Even if I accept the feminist notion that women are in a state of lesser agency than men and that's bad, how does asking men to save women change this? In essence what Emma has done is throw out the word equality like a tribalistic incantation, as if by merely uttering the word, she can magically erase the fact that she immediately follows up with some of the most primitive thoughts about gender..." Alison Tieman

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