2014-09-19 : 1 note
If you say something like “#MRAs are a hate group / losers / stupid”, do you honestly believe you’re above or better than those who say “#feminists are stupid / annoying / ugly”, or viceversa?
For people on both sides that declare these points: You’re disregarding a whole movement based only on your opinion of the *character* of those who defend these ideas, instead of focusing on the ideas themselves. Yet, if you have taken a side to such a extreme, like many of the greater assholes on “both sides”, you’ve also continuously ignored many of the criticisms that come from what you consider to be “enemies” of the movement. You are on the right side, you don’t have to hear the opposition, we’re the good guys. Good on you, you blind fool.
I mean, come the fuck on, that’s intellectual dishonesty, and you know it. You read an article on a liberally-biased website on how Men Rights Activists are loser pick-up artist basement-dweller types that hate women, or you read an article on a conservative website about how Feminists are angry loser women who hate sex and freedom and want to control all media, and you HONESTLY believe that, and can’t see how myopic and ignorant a view like that could be?
And of course, you won’t listen to the other side, because your views aren’t about believing the right thing, but to make you feel better about the fears that already define you. You fear men? Fucking MRAs. You fear women? Fucking feminists. You picked the side that gave you the moral superiority to justify whatever flaws you already had to begin with, and how to defend yourself from the fucking void of having to reconsider everything forever, especially your own character, blind spots and biases.
Let’s be real: parenting laws ARE biased against fathers; there IS misogyny in many industries; men lead violent lives; women fear sexual abuse; abortion, sexual expression, discrimination, LGBT issues, equal pay, and so on, and so on, and so on. Those are all relevant, important issues, and sorry, you can’t base your whole opinion on complex matters like these based on whatever your party line says. Would it take you too much effort to ACTUALLY consider these problems in modern society, and see all sides, and THEN form a damn opinion, you know, like an actual fucking rational person?
But no. You have your forums, your circlejerks, your subs, your echo chambers. The viral media sites that give you the exact perfect headline to boil your blood— because, let’s be real, you LOVE that feeling. You LOVE being offended, even if it’s about shit that doesn’t even touch you in real life. You want to feel that moral high of being on the right side of the issue. And you can’t see the bias— who would want to ruin a perfect batch of offendedness with stuff like FACTS or OTHER POINTS OF VIEW?
Because, the truth is, both MRAs and Feminists have a point, and we need both in the public discourse to reconsider the fairness of current society and how things should be. That’s how debates work— anything else is just political masturbation. And the fact that you see the other side as an enemy, as the opposition, speaks more of your fear of being wrong than anything else. Do the right thing, make your own fucking mind.
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