you didn’t offend me but thanks for apologising
i want to explain something though - if i say i hate men, i don’t mean it. i have a father and a boyfriend. i hate the fact that all men, including the ‘nice’ ones, are indoctrinated into a patriarchal culture that teaches them that women are lesser beings, that they are disposable, that they are worthless unless they are beautiful. it is difficult to be aware of the aggressions towards women and not feel resentful of those who cause them.
when i say i hate men i mean that i hate the dominant male culture. i hate the fact that i can’t safely walk alone at night, i hate the fact that my sister at 13 was solicited for nudes, that when a woman gives a speech on gender equality (however flawed it was) she gets threatened with her nudes being leaked.
when you say you’re an equalist rather than a feminist you erase the history of our struggle for equality. you cannot remove the female aspect from the movement’s title because it is a female issue. patriarchal issues affecting men are still patriarchal, and the patriarchy is a feminist issue.
you can’t treat everyone equally when people are on vastly different power levels. if someone has five apples and another person has two, and you put three apples into each basket, then there is still inequality. this is why the fact that the fight for gender equality needs to primarily address the issues facing WOMEN, not men
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