No no no men’s emotions don’t matter because men aren’t oppressed. Even though gay men face significantly more violence and discrimination in today’s society from homophobia than women do from misogyny. So men, even gay or trans mens’ emotions simply do not matter, because you have to be oppressed before your feelings matter. And as a feminist I say men are not oppressed! No matter what!
ok but privilege and oppression nearly always intersect.
men have male privilege. they can certainly be oppressed, but they are not systematically oppressed for being male thank you and goodbye.
What fucking point are you making? I think you missed my entire point which was, plain and simply, men’s feelings should matter. Feminists like to mock men’s feelings all the time, citing that they are not oppressed as an excuse to completely disregard their feelings even when terrible shit happens to them.
Why are you and other feminists/SJWs so insistent on pointing out that “men aren’t oppressed for being men” (although I could point out a huge handful of ways men are discriminated against by law on the basis of their sex, which quite literally is systematic oppression)? Like, I wasn’t even trying to say that men are oppressed for being men, I was pointing out how ridiculous it is to say that a man “cannot" be oppressed because he is a man. Which is a point that so many feminists I’ve seen using the "male tears" stereotype constantly bring up.
So please, explain to me how that stupid fucking lecture bore any goddamn relevance to my original post? And explain to me how you’re not an extremist, hateful and bigoted SJW for basically arguing in favor of mens’ emotions being dismissed on the basis of the existence of an oppression element.
I would also like to add that privilege is not something that’s supposed to be lodged against people as a way to invalidate them. It’s basically just supposed to be “Oh, you have this privilege, so you can’t relate to a specific part of my background.” That’s basically it. Not, “Oh, you have this privilege, so that means you’re scum and you’re a rapist bigot asshole.” Have I ever been misogynist, racist, or transphobic? No, but I still get vicious hate every day on this fucking site because I am a transman. Sure, I may be more advantaged than transwomen, but does that mean I haven’t suffered abuse, depression, anxiety, and lived through a period of homelessness amongst other things? No, it certainly does not. And I don’t deserve to be told I’m less valid than other people because of a privilege I may have.