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Today, I was thinking about my personal journey and feelings regarding feminism ever since I peaked.

To be completely honest, I was never comfortable with feminism because I thought that it meant that I had to support prostitution, pornography and hook-up culture. I always knew that they were degrading and harmful for women. Since I couldn't get behind them on these issues, I never saw myself as a feminist.

Ever since I have peaked and discovered radical feminism, I feel like I have found a community of women that I can actually agree with. I think my negative feelings in regards to feminism in general was born out of my disgust in how the liberal feminists were selling out fellow women and convincing us that being reduced to sex objects is empowering.

I also feel like I took for granted the privileges we have. I am now thankful for the feminists in the past who fought for single sex spaces and equal rights. I know it's dumb of me, but I had never thought about how valuable our bathrooms are, how much impact single sex spaces have in women's safety, why we need women in positions of power and how deeply our biological sex affects our daily lives.

I feel sad that our voices are being silenced and that little by little they are taking our rights away, but I have hope that eventually the gender bubble will burst. I believe that people will see through the farce and will be horrified that we let things get so far. The medical institutions, the corporations, the government and the media will have to answer for their crimes against children, women and detransitioners.

But until that day arrives, I was wondering what can we learn from this situation? How can we stop something similar from happening again?

Personally, I have learned that:

  • Feminism is not a dirty word, it has just been bastardized.
  • Women need their single sex spaces. It's imperative to be overprotective of them.
  • Laws and rules made to keep women safe should not be abolished to protect men's feelings.
  • Kink-shaming can be useful and actually good.
  • Things can get out of control very quickly when no one puts a boundary.
  • We should not enable mental illness and delusions.
  • We should not censor someone just for having a "wrong" opinion. As long as they are able to discuss it respectfully, we should let them participate. If someone is censoring people who disagree with them, it means that the opposition may have good arguments that they don't want you to hear.

How about you?

P.S. English is my not my first language, I am sorry if I made some mistakes in my post.

Today, I was thinking about my personal journey and feelings regarding feminism ever since I peaked. To be completely honest, I was never comfortable with feminism because I thought that it meant that I had to support prostitution, pornography and hook-up culture. I always knew that they were degrading and harmful for women. Since I couldn't get behind them on these issues, I never saw myself as a feminist. Ever since I have peaked and discovered radical feminism, I feel like I have found a community of women that I can actually agree with. I think my negative feelings in regards to feminism in general was born out of my disgust in how the liberal feminists were selling out fellow women and convincing us that being reduced to sex objects is empowering. I also feel like I took for granted the privileges we have. I am now thankful for the feminists in the past who fought for single sex spaces and equal rights. I know it's dumb of me, but I had never thought about how valuable our bathrooms are, how much impact single sex spaces have in women's safety, why we need women in positions of power and how deeply our biological sex affects our daily lives. I feel sad that our voices are being silenced and that little by little they are taking our rights away, but I have hope that eventually the gender bubble will burst. I believe that people will see through the farce and will be horrified that we let things get so far. The medical institutions, the corporations, the government and the media will have to answer for their crimes against children, women and detransitioners. But until that day arrives, I was wondering what can we learn from this situation? How can we stop something similar from happening again? Personally, I have learned that: - Feminism is not a dirty word, it has just been bastardized. - Women need their single sex spaces. It's imperative to be overprotective of them. - Laws and rules made to keep women safe should not be abolished to protect men's feelings. - Kink-shaming can be useful and actually good. - Things can get out of control very quickly when no one puts a boundary. - We should not enable mental illness and delusions. - We should not censor someone just for having a "wrong" opinion. As long as they are able to discuss it respectfully, we should let them participate. If someone is censoring people who disagree with them, it means that the opposition may have good arguments that they don't want you to hear. How about you? P.S. English is my not my first language, I am sorry if I made some mistakes in my post.

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[–] Calico 48 points (+48|-0) Edited
  • That consumerism is a helluva drug. Late stage capitalism is real, and we’re living it. People these days really think they can spend their way out of being unhappy with life. Every part of this generation’s group and self-identity has been labeled, commodified, and put into boxes that are easy to market towards. They get fed most of their opinions on serious subjects from easily absorbed bite-sized videos, 140 character tweets, and stupid memes. People don’t know how to think outside of these black and white boundaries anymore, and the result is rapidly increasing political extremism. Social media has done a lot to enable this.

  • That porn is irredeemably harmful, and this is still true even if every performer was a consenting adult with no trauma or poverty pushing them into it (which will never be the case in reality). It has pretty much claimed an entire generation by giving them permanent brain damage and normalizing all kinds of abuse and self-harm. Transgenderism wouldn’t be the sexual fetish-driven phenomenon it is today without internet porn constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s considered weird and fringe.

  • That the medical industry is profit driven above all else, and they have a strong motivation to manipulate people into taking the most expensive/invasive route for “treatment” regardless of actual benefits. They’ll even mutilate children when given the opportunity. Don’t assume that because someone is an expert that they are necessarily ethical and have your best interests in mind.

  • That society is not only NOT past outdated gender roles, we’re clinging onto them harder than we have in decades and forcing them onto children in a way that’s positively brutal. Transgenderism is what you get when you take the assumption that gender stereotypes are real to its logical extreme. Men put a fake progressive paint job on the outside of it all so women can stay compliant, but don’t have to feel like bad feminists for it. Because at the end of the day marketing wins (see my first bullet point).

  • That groupthink is real and propaganda to silence and dehumanize dissenting voices can be disturbingly effective. It’s easy to see how absurd it is from a distance, but the dark side of human psychology hasn’t changed much since the days of the inquisition, witch trials, or nazi Germany. The only cure is self-awareness and to ruthlessly apply critical thinking to everything. There can be no sacred cows when it comes to ideology.

  • That female separatism to at least some degree is necessary for women to be able to thrive. Sex-segregated spaces are mandatory. Men are not only dangerous, they vastly decrease our quality of life on even a mundane level. They are so astoundingly selfish and entitled even a deeply cynical person like myself finds it hard to believe sometimes. They really do believe that women exist to serve them and have no reason to exist otherwise. They really do believe that their opinions are objective facts and their own narrow perspective, no matter how delusional, is reality. And women have to fall in line because we have no right to personal autonomy.