Okay, so you know how feminists like to insist that the movement is about equality, not women, and how they like to claim that the dictionary says feminism is about equality?
It doesn’t. Not the Google result for “define:feminism”. Not the site summary for feminist.com, or /r/Feminism, or Wikipedia, the OED, Webster, or Dictionary.com.
Every single one says it’s about women’s rights. Equality is at best a justification.
The closest is Webster’s, which, curiously, draws a clear distinction between feminism as a belief in equality, and feminism as a movement for women.
*cough* yeah it’s about trying to promote women’s rights, to make them equal to men’s rights.
Which assumes that women are unilaterally disadvantaged compared to men, which is not the case.
We can agree that women are treated way differently in society then men and are seen as “inferior”
Begging the question. Or, more pedantically, Affirming the Consequent.
So yeah it’s about women’s rights, which in turn causes equality.
See first objection. If a man and a woman walk into a police station to report being raped, which one is more likely to get justice? And how does calling rape “violence against women” promote equality?
Making feminism about equality and women’s rights.
Circular logic is circular.
Also I’m not really seeing the whole point of this post
because I don’t see what it proves,
That’s more true than you realize.
how does this help anti-feminists? (Assuming that’s what this post is trying to do)
It’s trying to point out that feminism is about women, not equality. The claim “feminism is about equality, look it up” is often deployed when feminism is criticized for not being about equality. Even the summary for Feminist.com says it’s for women, and mentions nothing about equality.
At best it just kinda… is there?
Maybe you’ll understand when you’re older, kid. Then again, maybe not. I’d like to point out that people have been trying to talk about men’s issues in and out of feminism as far back as the 70s, and feminists have broken the law trying to shut them up. People who talk about men’s issues get blamed for everything from Anita Sarkeesian’s harassment to the Elliot Rodger murders.
You do understand that men have their own gender issues, right? Because you didn’t mention those. Even once. Or claim that feminism is working on them.
Incidentally, I’m not being patronizing because you’re a feminist. I’m being patronizing - actually, I’m holding back - because you’re a teenager who hasn’t really considered their viewpoints and thinks a tumblr design that actively obscures the description under image posts is a good idea.
Which doesn’t speak well for your ability to think things through. That takes experience.
Whoops, accidentally sent it to the wrong tumblr.