Breaking news: White fuckboys on twitter bitching how funny it is that Beyoncé is a feminist when she and her dancers were provocative and half naked. Despite feminism being about empowerment and a woman’s right to do whatever the hell she pleases with it, they just don’t seem to be able to grasp this concept.
In other news, men still don’t know what feminism is, still bitter that they aren’t Beyoncé and still making themselves look like asses on the internet.
And now the weather.
I bet 5 minutes later they slid up in some DM’s asking for nudes
you know these assholes had NO PROBLEM with anything in her show until that word popped up
it’s not nudity they have a problem with
it’s a woman who is empowered and in control of how when and why she dresses and dances how she wants
when their precious male gaze is questioned or dismissed, suddenly she’s a terrible feminist, and they try and shame her for the very thing that was turning them on seconds before
Men are fine with women being naked or scantily clad as long as they don’t feel good about it, apparently.
Surprise surprise, Beyonce making headlines while making parents uncomfortable, liberal feminists gleaming with joy, men awkwardly unsure of whether or not it’s okay to have enjoyed watching the performance, and all together…..representing America.
Naturally, many conservative feminists have come out and taken a cautious stance against the performance, but the real social media storm is when men do.
Men who claim it was an affront to feminism, failing to achieve the goal of feminism, falling victim to the very things feminism stands against, etc. are instantly labeled by the most extreme feminists as hypocritical, patriarchal, still seeking to control women, and much much more. The comments I’ve seen are powerfully and cleverly worded to tear men down.
But that’s exactly it. That’s the point.
I’m not shocked by the performance being done in the name of feminism. I’m not offended by it (well, my spirit is, but that’s a different point), because it truly is the definition of what liberal feminism is seeking in this society.
Feminism wants equality with men. The most extreme/militant feminists want to be above men, but in general, the goal is equality. Which should be a good thing. There are countless ways men and women should be seen and viewed as equals in our culture, society, economy, and more, but we’re not there yet.
The problem is subtle in wording, but huge in it’s consequences.
Feminism seeks for women to be equal with men, NOT for men and women (listed grammatically correct based off of spelling, not superiority) to achieve equality.
What’s the difference? Well the first one focuses on where men are and tries to achieve that.
The problem with that is, there’s plenty of things that men aren’t doing so great at in our society. There’s some things we’re down right terrible at! And women have been doing much, MUCH better at them.
So when feminists seek to be equal with men, they’re actually LOWERING the standards for women on those things, degrading and devaluing themselves in order to achieve equality.
The second one focuses on both men and women, the things we’re separately great at, to work together and propel ourselves forward, not merely to equality, but an ultimately better humanity as well.
What does Beyonce have to do with all this? Well, sadly, men have done a great job through the years devaluing women, sexualizing them, reducing them to a collection of body parts, reducing them to just a preferred body part, abusing them, consuming them, purchasing them, and raping them.
Beyonce’s performance was purely a reality check that this is exactly where liberal feminism is taking our society. Rather than focusing on how women have valued themselves, respected themselves, and promoting that men should rise to that level in order to achieve equality, she chose to purchase (hire) multiple body parts (women) to parade on stage in front of the nation.
Lowering women and herself into the equality of men.
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