Started by hansside, Jun 04, 2006, 07:06 PM
What i was saying is that i've got around to also trying to reword the term 'antifeminist'. People equate 'feminism' with 'women', a stereotype, of sorts. When they hear "I'm an anti-feminist." they instinctively assume you're against not just feminism - but women too. Many, like I too was once guilty of, believe quite truly that feminism is for equality, and hence if you're against feminism - you're against equality for women. Wrong!So with this in mind, i coined my own term:Anti-MisandryFor most people, this will initiate a quiet tick-over of curiosity. This will give you the option to explain the position and how it is also beneficial for children & women, not just men.For those who know the term - or a rough idea - they may well think "anti-male, ahh - such as family courts, the media..etc." rather than "hmm he hates women, eh! tsk - shame on you!", both of which are true. Again, it offers the opportunity to explain further.
How so? Correct me if I err, but the reason you advocate us not identifying ourselves as anti-feminists is because of how feminists have defined the word. Undoubtedly, you understand the general public has been largely indoctrinated by feminism and its attitudes.
Bugger what Feminist SAY they want, look at what they FORCE. Look at what they TAKE.