Feminist haters are ticking me off

February 11, 2007 at 5:35 am 5 comments

The title of this blog might seem a bit ironic since I am obviously hating on feminist haters, but if I hear the word “feminazi” one more time on television, I am going to scream.

Last night I was watching one of my favorite shows, Law and Order, and there was a character playing an obviously conservative judge. That judge had refused to extend a restraining order against a woman’s threatening estranged husband. During the explanation of his actions to the inquiring police officers, the term “feminazi” was used. I don’t remember much of what happened after that because I was so offended.

Wikipedia defines feminazi like this: “A feminazi is a neologism and invective term of the words feminist and Nazi, used predominantly in United States conservative political rhetoric, to describe misandrous women. That is, to describe women seen as having an irrational, extreme and militant hatred of all men.”

Do social conservatives truly believe feminists hate men? Since I grew up as in a highly conservative environment, I would have to say that given the amount of propaganda with which they surround themselves and how they isolate themselves from “outside” thought – yes, they do indeed believe feminists hate men.

Just for the record, feminists do not hate men, we just believe we should be on equal footing with them in every aspect of society, religion, education and politics.

In fact, I am married and love my husband incredibly. I am not a demanding and over-bearing woman, as the term “feminazi” implies. I love to take care of my husband and he loves to take care of me, but we can each take care of ourselves too.

We have a very loving relationship, contrary to what most conservatives would think about being married to a feminist.

I am a feminist and proud to stand up for the rights of women. I will persist in my endeavors to promote the continued development and protection of women’s rights regardless of the sentiments social conservatives have about feminists like me – or rather precisely because of those sentiments.

The more that terms like “feminazi” infiltrate our society, the more women should be emboldened to stand up against the forces that would demonize our cause in their last ditch efforts to preserve their long-standing culture of misogyny.

I hate that a word to which I am associated has been perverted by the addition of the word “nazi,” as if feminists are in any way associated such a distasteful term.

The ironic thing about social conservatives associating the word “nazi” with feminists is that it is they who would impose their bigotry on an entire gender while feminist only want true equality.

Ironic indeed.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stellar1  |  March 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, Verich. It seems you believe that the closer women get to equality the worse the world becomes. The real truth though is that weak men just can’t handle strong women. It is the men who leave the women when they are expected to live up to their responsibilities as a father and husband. It is men who are dropping out of school like flies. It is men who become violent and cannot control themselves.

    Meanwhile, that is why the women are left at home to raise the children and support the family. You should redirect your anger to your own gender.

    It seems to me that the sooner men start realising that women are indeed equal – and accept that fact – the sooner society can progress with under the intelligent leadership of both men and women. Nothing less is acceptable.

  • 2. karen  |  April 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Women always were equal. The reason men discriminated against women is due to insecurity. They deny women things for their own self-identity. Some are insecure because they dont’ bring life into the world as women do and it makes them feel inferior. The big secret is that although men may act macho underneath of course they know women and men are equal; actually, they probably believe women are superior and that’s why they oppress them.

  • 3. Intergalactic Hussy  |  April 9, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    I completely agree with Karen. Men have actually said women are superior…we got the pussies! lol

    Men have always been scared of a woman’s power…look at how MEN (at the time) have tried to take away the pleasure out of sex but making it wrong….especially for a woman. (Not to mention the women who are covered up or who have gotten a clitorectomy.)

    Something that annoys me in the equation of being less than a man is the same for gay men as it is women. Generally, that’s cool. However, its in an insulting way that say that gay men are feminine which is “less than”…as we all know its just different.

  • 4. rick ferkel  |  September 25, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Get off it. You just can’t admit how useless women are. If they didn’t have pussies, there’d be a bounty on them. And that’s a fact.

  • 5. KellyMac  |  September 26, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t believe the Wiki said feminists hate men. I’m pretty sure it said feminazis hate men. But I haven’t looked it up. Just taking it from what you posted in your blog.

    @ stellar1: To whom are you responding? Was there a comment deleted?

    Wow, Verich. It seems you believe that the closer women get to equality the worse the world becomes.”

    How much more “equal” do we have to be? We already have the advantages in the courts, on the job, and in how we are portrayed in the movies and on tv. That doesn’t sound like equality to me. It sounds like someone who has to cheat to compete. Personally, I think it means far more if I achieve something on an equal playing field, by my own merits. Getting a head start makes it a hollow victory.

    To each her own, I guess.

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