That bullshit borders on insanity.
This video has really opened my eyes to some previous comments on this board about how a lot of feminist really want to emasculate and feminize men. This bitch said they are trying to bring men closer to the middle.
I'm asking the middle of what exactly?
@desertrain10 can you watch the video and explain to me what exactly some feminist mean by trying to bring men closer to the middle.
Manspreading or whatever is popular in white feminist discourse
But it's just suppose to me an example of how women are conditioned to shrink themselves: we are raised to sit with closed legs, to not talk or laugh too loudly, to not be seen or heard, to take up as little space in the world as possible
And with men it's the opposite
This trickles down into every aspect of our lives: from how we sit and where we choose to sit, to what we say and how we decide to say it, to what we wear and how we’re treated
I admit it's not that great of a example, talking point
And as a Blk woman I have sort of different perspective
Growing up in certain environments being direct, aggressive, "loud" etc is a matter of survival for both men and women
But going a lot of times going into largely white spaces, for Blk men and women, we are punished for it
So you still going to say black feminists aren't poisoned by white feminist rhetoric? The most obnoxious chick in the video was arguably the black one.
again I think using "manspreading" as a talk point was dumb...
and many white feminist have a blindspot when it comes to race and white privilege, which many blk feminist have been highly critical of dating back to the women's suffrage movement
but I agree with the thesis that women are conditioned to shrink themselves in ways men are not
I am surprised at you. Do you realize that you are encouraging these guys' anti-feminism?
Even if you aren't too passionate about this particular issue, what you're saying is not helping your advocacy of feminism.
Also, maybe you might be more passionate about it if you were frequently in those situations where you have to make yourself smaller (e.g. if you used a subway to get around).
maybe dumb was too strong a word
but ultimately i believe viewers are suppose to go on to question the social constructs of gender
i just don't think manspreading or at least the way the issue was presented in the video was counterproductive
and no, i don't use public transportation much anymore