Does the feminine movement benefit women?
It is my understanding that 'feminism' involves equality between the sexes and the proposition that women can achieve, attain, or accomplish what men can on a social, political or economical level.
Is this a fair definition or assumption?
Then we can begin here...
It is common ground in society today that young women are being taught "Learned Helplessness" in lieu of "Empowerment". The proponents of feminism are teaching young women to feel like they are victims of a pre-disposed social construct designed to keep them as second-rate or subject to social stigma. The blame falls on the perceived oppressor (males) who are being described as privileged.
These young women are being taught to act out against it.
This is where feminism is not accurate nor does it entail harmony or logic by design.
To be empowered is to not take or adhere to the idea that you are a victim. Rather, empowerment is to be taught to believe and adhere to the idea that one has the ability, talent, fortitude, determination and desire to pursue any designation.
I have been witness to many feminism rants. They range from "Men are pigs." to "Equality is non-existent". These are arguments for a victim-type mindset.
To all of the above aforementioned, I can say...
Limitations are mere perceptions.
(I invite all opposing views here)
Can we now explore all of the resulting ramifications?----
If feminism is a concrete movement with validity we can expect some stark changes to societal norms and etiquette. This movement is akin to Pandora's Box. It would suddenly become rude or condescending to open a door for a woman or even pay for dinner.
Now, I understand that this all seems chauvinistic, but it is coming from someone who is (very) willing to accept less responsibility. I abhor the fact that I bear more-than-half of such weight being a male. I am ready to relinquish it if there is a suitable buyer.
Want it both ways? Then come down the mineshaft and I promise not to grab your ass.
To the hardcore feminists out there: This is not a post trying to discredit your worth or contribution but rather an attempt to credit women who do not feel like a societal victim.