I am not a feminist.
I am a woman, yet I have never once in my life believed I am entitled to special rules due to this.
This week’s feminist hissy fit centers on the U.S. women’s soccer team. The media Furies rail that the U.S. women’s soccer team deserves pay equal to the U.S. men’s soccer team. The truth is the U.S. women’s soccer team, while the best women’s soccer team can’t hold a candle to men’s soccer teams. This is the reality in most sports.
The glaring truth is men and women are physically different and have different physical capabilities. Pretending otherwise, to appease feminists or advance political agendas, hurts everyone who is willingly brainwashed into buying into policies based on false premises and slippery, deceptive language, or coerced through political and social media pressure to buy into these feminist false arguments and their always-evolving demands.
I do not believe in dogmatic modern feminism, which appears to me to be a thinly veiled, radical leftist, socialist political movement, with a mission of “destroying the patriarchy” (code word for Western civilization). Modern feminists state they want to stamp out sexism and remake, not just our political structure, but our culture and even our daily lifestyle choices to fit their ever-evolving notions of what a feminist utopia should be.
Most of all it’s alarming how many women (and many men too) just jump on board each new media-fueled feminist demand or outrage antic.
The radicals leading the modern feminist movement often contradict each other and advocate conflicting policies, but they agree on their demand for political change, all encapsulated under the banner of “Equality and Fairness”, which the mainstream media invariably champions, without question. The feminist movement’s major mouthpieces issue their demands, which dictate how everyone, especially men, must act and think about… women’s rights and women’s roles in the workplace, “gender roles”, male and female personal interactions, what words must be used when speaking about women and “gender” issues, and what everyone must think about an ever-growing list of issues and grievances their movement decides are “unfair”. Most of all feminists want to tell men what they can and can not do, even down to their private sexual behavior.
The modern feminist movement is all about controlling men.
It’s exhausting listening to so many grown women living their lives in a perpetual state of raging that men need to change, all to conform to their latest charge of inequality or about how “unfair” some issue is to women. Oddly, many liberal men have completely bought into modern feminism and are willing to embrace every new angry charge radical feminists level at men and the “patriarchy” writ large.
America is about individuals pursuing their dreams. It’s not about political parties, mass political action or social media mob actions.
Here’s a home truth about people – you can’t dictate what other people must believe. Freedom of belief is a right in America and should not be dictated or constrained by government, political or social pressure. Every American should feel free to disagree with or embrace religious, political or even personal beliefs without fear of social, political or even economic retaliation from modern social media or media-generated mob smear campaigns. We shouldn’t accept dictates on what words we must use to talk about any political or social issues. Differing viewpoints deserve a hearing.
I believe there are amazingly competent women and there are amazingly incompetent women, smart women and dumber-than-a-rock women, women who work hard and women who are lazier than my old dog, Lucy, whose major daily effort is dragging herself to the food dish each day. The same is true for men. I’m all for job opportunities for everyone, based on clear standards, across the board.
My only exception is I do not believe in allowing women in a few grueling combat positions, because I believe the military mission and what best leads to mission success outweigh feminist politics, always. I base this view based on my view that military mission success often asks soldiers to take on dangerous mission, even sacrificing their lives for some of them. And due to the gravity of some of these combat missions, I don’t think feminist agendas outweigh, careful, deliberative military assessments, as to what physical requirements are needed to accomplish these missions successfully and feminist agendas certainly do not outweigh the risk to other team members, who might be put at risk by lowering standards or allowing women, who are not as competent as their male team members. It’s not fair to put other team members at risk due to feminist political pressure. Some of these tasks require a great deal of upper-body strength and endurance, which the overwhelming body of research shows women do not possess. Biology is what it is, so in military mission decisions, I opt for what best leads to mission success. PERIOD.
This latest U.S women’s soccer team win has become an anti-Trump rally and members of this women’s soccer team are just as much to blame for this political sideshow as Trump. In fact, the team captain is wallowing in media deification for her “trash-Trump”, anti-American political antics. As an added “feminist issue”, the feminist mantra is all about how these female soccer players dont’ get paid as much as the men’s team. The truth is the men’s soccer team brings in a whole lot more revenue and although the U.S. women’s soccer team are amazing athletes, no women’s soccer team can compete with the counterpart top male soccer teams.
Male and female biology is what it is – that’s the truth.
What on earth is wrong with cheering on women’s sports and working to expand opportunities for girls sports too, without turning it into a feminist political cause? Why do radical leftist politics turn everything into a major political and cultural war?
A good starting point for changing America for the better, way beyond political action, begins with treating people as individuals worthy of respect and entitled to their own beliefs, thoughts and opinions.
It seems like America’s 24/7 media spin drama feeds mass hysteria, mass outrage, mass demonization… mass GROUPTHINK.
My modest proposal is that we start listening to each other more and spending more time trying to get to know people as individuals first, rather than as part of some nefarious “other group”.
Just that one change of focus can broaden your view immensely and it can lead you to some amazing conversations with people, whom you thought you had nothing in common with or believed were bad people… based on hot button political issues, the political candidate they support, or group they belong to. Each person deserves to be treated as more than a one-dimensional object to hate.
How hard is it to work on respecting people as individuals?