Ultimate Pet Peeve: Third-wave Feminism.

First of all, let’s set the definition straight.

 

 

 

Right.

 

A timeline.

 

Nineteenth and early twentieth century: First-wave Feminism: suffrage – the right to vote in political elections – and other legal rights.

 

 

 

The early sixties: Second-wave Feminism: mainly focused on reproductive rights – access to the contraceptive pill and abortion – as well as an equal pay and equal job opportunities.

 

 

 

Today: Third-wave Feminism whose purpose I fail to see.

 

 

 

Promoting liberal sex and victimisation of women?

 

Third-wave Feminism.

Or as I like to call it: an absolutely degenerate movement.

 

Apparently, today’s Feminists are still fighting for equality between men and women. Rightly so, that is what they should be thriving for according to the definition. But in actual fact, I don’t think they’re aware of the image they’re putting forward.

Third-wave Feminism, as you might have noticed, is mainly on the Net. It’s just a bunch of women screaming Death to the Patriarchy – a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it. I mean, I get it, they don’t want men to appear superior to them so they rebel in the worst way possible, leaving their dignity and credibility behind. Furthermore, they seem to be fighting for equality – trying to achieve it by victimising women in almost every gender-neutral issue that arises.  They don’t want labels – but they classify themselves anyways – and hurl back with “stop Rape Culture.”

 

Rape Culture. People have constructed various definitions, the most accurate perhaps being; “the set of beliefs that encourage male sexual aggression and supports violence against women.” There’s a massive spotlight on women being called names after getting raped and being told that it’s their fault – which, I have to admit, they are not responsible for and they don’t deserve the negativity. However, why does nobody speak about women falsely accusing men of rape? Women, who utterly ruin a man’s life with their lies?

A Patriarchal society does not exist and the Male Privilege doesn’t exist either.

The Wage Gap is a myth. Women aren’t paid less for the same position, women simply tend to choose jobs with a lower amount of working hours and less responsability in order to have time for their children.  This notion was suggested by Malta’s Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli, saying that “when a man and a woman start off their careers at the same stage and with the same qualifications, the men tend to end up earning a higher wage, largely due to the woman taking on additional responsibilities.”

Women who call themselves Feminists are not trying to reach an equality of sexes, they want to be superior to men. We don’t need equality, we need equity. Women are not looked down upon when they call men “stupid” or “useless” but God forbid that those words leave a man’s mouth. They go out in the streets, naked, to protest, trying to put forward that it’s fine to be a slut? Yes, women should be independent, both sexually and financially, but they should not be shamed if they do not choose that path and would rather remain at home with their children (read: “No woman should be authorised to stay home to raise her children. Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”). I believe that women forgot or simply don’t know the meaning of Feminism anymore.

 

This is not Feminism.

Feminism is not about subordinating men.

Feminism is not about pretending to be weird, sexually-freed unicorns.

Feminism is not about “free the nipple” and “why can he go out shirtless and I cannot?”.

Feminism is not about putting an end to fat-shaming and then bullying thin, healthy, fit women.

Feminism is not about screaming at the top of my lungs that women are better. We all have our flaws, strengths and weaknesses. We are not being objectified by men but by the Media, and guess what! So are men!

 

Triggered yet?

 

Dora Marossy

Currently reading Phaedo, rewatching the Chronicles of Narnia and trying to figure my life out. I'm also mourning Gochi.

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