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5 major reasons why I'm not a feminist

by Jamie Scoverski



There are five major reasons why I don’t identify as a feminist despite being very socially liberal, progressive-minded and egalitarian.

I could add more, but even those would be the result of what I wrote below:


1. I don’t think that women suffered more than men throughout history, nor do I believe that today.

After doing quite a bit of research on this I’ve come to the realization that the history we’re frequently taught is cherry-picked. Men would have been equally justified forming their own movement, even 100 years ago.

For example, there was a time men could not vote either, and when they did they sacrificed greatly for that right!

2. Feminism will always inevitably clash with the MHRM’s (men’s human rights movement) because both ideas start from very different foundations.

And of course this bothers me because I’m a vehement supporter of men's rights. This is why many feminists and their supporters will go to great lengths to silence men discussing their issues outside of the feminist lens.

3. Biological dispositions of women are far more oppressive than patriarchy.

I feel that the biological dispositions in women, such as valuing assertiveness in men (most feminists openly declare how they are only interested in men who are confident and can always 'rise to the occasion') , not wanting to take risks, hypergamy, preference for benevolent sexism, etc., were, and still are probably far greater factors than an oppressive patriarchy ever was concerning why many women are where they are today, and why they experience the things they do.

Swedish feminist women are no exceptions, and even their great gender experiment has verified this.

4. Feminists appear to me to concentrate on only the male end of things when they’re addressing a negative scenario.

By ignoring the things women are doing wrong, and by not holding women as being more responsible, such feminists have already robbed women of their agency. A major tenet of agency, if not the most important one, is responsibility.

5. I’m not a fan of being told what should concern me the most, or that the negative things females of all ages experience should concern me more than the negatives that males of all ages face.

For example, why should the lack of women in prominent positions concern me more than the men who die or get injured performing their shitty jobs? Why should the crimes that women are frequently victims of concern me more than the crimes men are frequently the victim of?

What gives anybody the right or power to determine that one person’s suffering is worse than another’s?

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Jamie Scoverski is an electro-mechanical maintenance technician who has read many gender-related books!

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