Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 month ago

Why do some people lie and say that feminists are radical extremists?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are by nature, anon. 

  • 1 month ago

    Prejudiced people tell all sorts of lies and spread Propaganda, as a form of suppression.  These people do it, to stop people forming their own opinions.  If you don't agree with a political group, the easiest way of isolating the followers of that group, is to ridicule and tell lies.

  • liz
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because some people are lazy thinkers and either fail to see the majority of feminists who are not radical extremists, or they purposely want to mislead and deceive others about feminism.

    It’s a bit like summing up all right-wingers as being alt-right terrorists.  In general it’s not applicable. It really only applies to a small number. 

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That's not a lie. Feminists have always been radicals. Feminism stands against the patriarchy, which has been the system of the human race since the dawn of the species. Every attempt by women throughout history to destroy the patriarchy has failed. Although Sparta was conquered, so that's an exception, I guess.  

    What exactly is more extreme than fighting against the system of which the human race has been built upon since it came into existence? I can't think of anything that is more extreme than that, but go ahead and offer something that you believe is more extreme. 

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  • 1 month ago

    "Why do some people lie and say that feminists are radical extremists?"

    There is always a misunderstanding about what a feminist actually is.  Here is what's obvious.  Whenever someone is speaking about feminists, they are more than likely speaking about the PROMINENT feminists that hold positions of power in the feminist  movement.  And the reality of this bunch is that that most of them ARE radical extremists.

    Meanwhile, feminism has been trendy at times whereby any person can simply proclaim themselves to be a feminist, and claim to support gender equality.  Again though, whenever someone is speaking about feminists, they are pretty much NEVER speaking about these self-proclaimed "feminists" that have no authority of power in any movement. 

    Those two types of "feminists" are very, very different obviously.  And while it is nearly impossible to know what any self-proclaimed feminist believes in, this is not the case for prominent feminists.  We can easily stereotype prominent feminists by the actions and statements they make.  And we know that today's feminism is mostly based off of the ideology of critical theory (cultural Marxism) from the radical Left.  So for the most part, people are not lying when they say that feminists (prominent feminists) are radical extremists.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because people like to stereotype. A REAL feminist isn't out in the streets and screaming at cops or saying they hate men. Those "feminists" are just misandrists trying to hide behind a label that used to mean something. It doesn't now.

    I believe in equal opportunities and responsibilities. That is a TRUE feminist. We are just normal people, like everyone else. We aren't misandrists. We will also help men with their own issues. If you are feminine, be yourself. There is nothing wrong with that. If you are masculine(assuming it isn't toxic masculinity, there's a difference), that's great too. I agree, men's mental health care should be better and will do what I can to help.

    Take any belief, and you will find similar predicament. People think all Christians are bigoted @ssholes, that all Muslims are terrorists. Atheists were at one point believed to have no morals. People also think LGBT are corrupting all the children, that people with mental disorders are dumb, and that people who are disabled are automatically  weak. None of that is true, but with loud minorities and people speaking on their behalf who have no business doing so, people will still believe the stereotype.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Good question.  Saying women deserve to be advantaged over men was once a view held by only radical extremist feminists, but today it’s something most people just accept without thought.  Such feminists views are now very mainstream.  

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because some people want to put all feminists into the same league as the idiots out in the streets screaming at cops. Real feminists are too busy with the careers feminism allowed them to achieve to partake in that. 

  • 1 month ago

    Because they arent lying. If you say you are feminist in 2020 then I will expect you to be the feminist we hear about all the time 

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