Is feminism ruining the West?

Oct 2013
5,391
Planet Nine, Oregon
There does seem to be a mindset among some that females acting out physically is, perhaps - while not justified, "understandable," while males are stigmatized for such behavior.
That seems possible to me. When men act out physically, because of their relative size, they can cause more injury, so there is that, also.
 

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Dec 2015
4,174
Brassicaland
That seems possible to me. When men act out physically, because of their relative size, they can cause more injury, so there is that, also.
With automatic firearms, the brawn issue may be somewhat irrelevant.
Then, most of the indiscriminate shooters have been men or young males, why?
 
Oct 2013
5,391
Planet Nine, Oregon
With automatic firearms, the brawn issue may be somewhat irrelevant.
Then, most of the indiscriminate shooters have been men or young males, why?
And committers of violent crimes generally... A variety of factors including testosterone, risk-taking behaviors (which get the stupid killed, yet can cause pyramids to be built), socialization of boys and gender roles (be tough, don't cry), poor impulse control paired with access to violent games, guns everywhere, and media content that lets you choose your own reality. As far as standard tests of intelligence go, men produce more geniuses and idiots, while women tend to stick to the mean, with fewer kutliers.
 
May 2017
105
Monterrey
There does seem to be a mindset among some that females acting out physically is, perhaps - while not justified, "understandable," while males are stigmatized for such behavior.
This is changing quite fast though, at least in western nations. Another issue that has recently gained more attention is the fact that in divorces women tend to get custody; men being automatically somehow disqualified.
 
May 2018
80
On earth.
Simple answer: No

I'm too lazy to address everything, but, in regards to this comment:
How much is the sexual revolution a problem with regards to the divorce rate, is there a relationship between the two?
Increased sex equality now means that women are allowed to divorce men to begin with. Of course there will be a spike in divorce rates when one sex previously was barred from even divorcing to begin with. If I treated my wife like trash, and she weren't allowed to divorce me due to the law, then we'd probably stay together, but the second that divorce becomes legal, you can bet she's ditching me. it's her right to.

Also, on this comment:
Serbia is not known as being particularly progressive, but times are changing.

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I hear that their new prime minister is lesbian aswell, very interesting, and unexpected for me xp.
 
Oct 2013
5,391
Planet Nine, Oregon
Oct 2018
677
Adelaide south Australia
I 'm rather surprised at seeing this question, especially as loaded as it is. IE The inference is that feminism is a bad thing in and of itself.

*Modern feminism, started for me in the 1960's,,with the introduction of the oral contraceptive pill . Next thing I remember in Australia was the so-called 'equal pay for women'.So called, because poorly paid jobs traditionally done by women remained and are still poorly paid.

Feminism has along way yet to go. Women in Australia still receive about 77 cents in the dollar compared with men. Women remain under represented in politics and in many professions. The situation is slowly changing in in local , state and federal politics in Australia, and also in corporate employment

Our society remains a Judeo -Christian patriarchy. The glass ceiling remains in the majority of businesses at the CEO level.Things have changed massively in the civil service here over the last 40 years, but still a way to go.

Feminists still tend to be consciously 'Feminist. Anti feminists, such as the OP, tend to loudly deny what is obvious to those around them. Don't really understand why, it's not a crime. There are many times where people give lip service to feminism for their political of business advantage. I despise the humbug.

Feminism has a good hundred years to go. imo. To me, feminism may be judged a success when and if the term disappears, and gender distinctions are only relevant when biologically specific. ie in human reproduction.

Of course,I'm referring to 'first world countries', rather than amongst impoverished people in say Africa, South America and India** . In those places, the place of women remains one where women are often still treated as chattel by institutional sexism. Then Of course there are very conservative Muslim countries, the worst being Saudi Arabia, where women were only recently graciously given the right to drive a car.

One vile, specific, wide spread anti-woman custom is that of female circumcision.

My answer to the question is; No.


* the nineteenth century saw the beginnings of Feminism in some areas; such as the vote and being allowed to own property. Pretty sure my state, South Australia was the first place in the world to grant women full franchise, in 1894. .IE the right to vote AND the right to run for office.

** A simple way to see how women are treated in India is to read The Huff Post India.Not for the news, but the broad attitudes, routinely, and unconsciously provided
 
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