Feminism has become such a heavily discussed topic. So much that people have started believing in their own ‘definitions’ of the word. From pseudo-feminists to man-hating feminists, the types and their understanding or opinion has become more varied then we could ever have imagined. Where one section believes in equality among all genders, the other believes that women should be more privileged.
Whatever the case may be, one major effect of rising popularity of feminism is that it has lead to man-hating rather than women empowerment. The two seem to go hand-in-hand, where if women empowerment is spoken about or supported, it cannot be achieved without some male-bashing or man-hating. Here are seven points which can be relatable if you too promote and support such a man-hating brand of feminism.
1. Women > Men
Women who promote the man-hating brand of feminism, do not actually believe that women are equal to men. They think and promote the idea that women are superior to men.
2. Open to other sexuality
Man-hating feminists are usually open and accepting to other genders and sexuality, be it, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or even others. They believe that women do not need men in order to have sexual pleasure or sexual liberty.
3. Not bothering much about how they look/dress
Since these kinds of man-hating feminists do not look for approval from the opposite sex (or anyone else frankly), they generally do not care about how they dress or look.
4. They lose it when someone says, “But you’re a girl”
Words and phrases like “You’re a girl” or “Because you’re a woman” are cues for man-hating feminists; it is also an invitation to start their arguments about how the world is unfair to women and then, of course, the ‘feminism’ lecture starts too.
5. They love being the ‘boss lady’
Whenever they hear about women being on the top of their fields or achieving something in their professional or personal lives, they’re ecstatic, immediately relating it to feminism somehow.
6. More of girl-friends than guy-friends
This is the most obvious and relatable one for those supporting and promoting the man-hating brand of feminism. They usually surround themselves with their girl gang and go ninja on any guy/man who comes up against even any one of them. Also, they generally have more female friends than male friends.
7. The denial
Most likely, the man-hating feminists are in denial of the fact that they hate men. They will never admit the fact that they look down upon all men, whether that man is a chauvinist or not.
These are just generalized points, and it may not necessarily make you a ‘man-hater’ if you relate to them. However, the fact remains that feminism has become more of man-hating rather than about supporting and uplifting women. What do you think?