More than any of the tropes discussed in the last month the Straw Feminist is the one that I run into the most.  Making up an version of the issues that you’re trying to hate-on makes for easy, but dishonest arguments from those who oppose feminism (racism, socialism, equality rights in general) and its goals.  So the process then is two fold, first you have to disabuse said person of their distorted view on the subject and then you have to explain why the point being made is important and how that fits into the larger context of society.

It is a tiring, thankless process for the most part as many, mired in the status-quo either cannot or will not look at arguments that challenge their perceived notion of how the world works.

So, enjoy the video on straw-feminism discussion is welcome in the comments section.

 

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