Women (and the men) Who Argue Against Feminism, Who Claim Men and Masculinity Are Under Attack, Or Who Insist That There is Little, to No, Sexism In The U.S.A.
I am in the process of writing two or three different posts for this blog, and they are in Draft status. This post is an off-shoot of one I’m working on right now.
I may go ahead and publish this post right away, but it’s one I may come back to in order to edit, to add more thoughts or more links.
Most of the content below was originally part of another, separate post I’m working on.
I discuss Sommers quite a bit below. She is an anti-feminist feminist.
Sommers is certainly not the only woman I’ve come across online I’ve seen who criticizes feminism, or who insists masculinity is under attack, or who thinks that boys are treated unfairly in schools, or, perhaps, my biggest pet peeve:
Sommers is not the only woman to make the argument that girls and women in the United States have life just great, sexism is a thing of the past, and…
Because, supposedly, the Sommers-types of the world think, American women generally don’t face as severe a level of sexism as often as their Muslim counterparts in the Middle East, that American women who bring up American sexism are either…
- Whiny cry babies
- Lying about sexism
- Reveling in perpetual Victim-hood Status
- or Manufacturing outrage
Most of the research I was doing in regards to sexism and so on, for another post I was working on, kept turning up results for Sommers, which is why a large portion of this post focuses on her.
At this stage, I don’t really have the energy or time to devote a more thorough investigation and report on this. I may at a later date edit this post to add more examples of women such as Sommers, or in regards to related subjects.
At any rate:
I am right wing.
I have never been a liberal, nor do I use the label “feminist” to describe myself, because, far too often, the word “feminist” is associated with far left wing causes and views I don’t agree with or support.
I am a conservative. In the past, I’ve always voted Republican.
On these issues of sexism, marriage, sexual harassment, and so on, I take things on a “case by case” or “issue by issue” basis.
I believe both the left and right wings, both the pro and anti feminists, get a lot of things wrong, but both sides also get some issues correct.
I am not fully on one side or the other (depending on the particular topic).
One of the things I can say as a conservative woman, who was brought up in a traditional values, Christian household: sexism and sexual harassment are real, both do do exist, and I’ve been personally subjected to them from the time I was girl and in my adulthood as well.