So apparently Hermion-I mean, Emma Watson, claimed in the 2014 UN Women’s Speech that feminism needs to stop being seen as a “man-hating” movement, and then made a Hashtag movement called #HeforShe that is basically just a hashtag for men in support of women’s gender equality…
A Gender Equality campaign that benefits only women, big shocker.
A lot of what she said I did disagree with:
“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women six months ago and the more I’ve spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. for the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”
The only people perpetuating this notion of man-hating feminists are feminists. If feminists would stop hating on men, trivializing men’s issues, and actually care about women’s issues, we would not even be having this discussion.
“When I was 8, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays”
Emma, 9 times out of 10, if you were called bossy, it is because you were being bossy. Don’t be this stupid
“Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, ‘too aggressive,’ isolating and anti-men, unattractive, even. Why has the word become such an uncomfortable one?”
Maybe because its history and use is full of violence, hatred, misandry, and even racism.
“I am from Britain and I think it is right that I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body, I think [applause break] … I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and the decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”
At least she admits they already are.
“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation.” [Applause break] “Gender equality is your issue too. Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued les by society despite my needing his presence, as a child, as much as my mother’s. I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help, for fear it would make them less of a men—or less of a man. In fact, in the U.K., suicide is the biggest killer of men, between 20 to 49, eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either.”
I wonder if she ignored men being phisically denied child custody and visitation and forced to pay Alimony and Child Support?
“it will take 75 years or for me, to be nearly 100, before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work”
But you just said you were paid the same as men!
We are done with He for She. Men have been for women’s rights since the very beginning. It’s about time we pulled men out of the slime they jumped in to save us women from being drafted into wars, to talk about women’s cancers, to talk about women’s issues, and turn the other cheek when we smacked them, called them scum, and told them that they are the issue. It’s time for full on equality. Men, don’t raise your flags for the rights of women, raise for flags for the rights of humanity.
We need gender equality, not just for women, but for EVERYONE!
Anyways. I will leave you with this response from a decent blogger, called Dear Hermione