I need meninism because….no, actually, I don’t.
There’s a new rage flooding the internet called, you guessed it, meninism. According to Urban Dictionary, meninism is “a mockery of feminism and proves we [women] cannot request equality.” All I see on my Facebook newsfeed are articles or statuses about meninism and how we as a society cannot live without it.
I don’t need more privilege. I am a middle class white man that can vote, get a job, and live a fulfilling life. If I was being oppressed, it would be completely different. I don’t get snide remarks for being a man. I don’t get whistled at when I walk down the street. People don’t make rape jokes or racial slurs or period anecdotes when I’m being moody. Women can’t even go to school in a halter top or anything with spaghetti straps because they’re told their shoulders are distracting. When did shoulders become sexualized? And when did meninism become something that society needs?
What started out as a joke has slowly become a serious issue. And we, as a society, need to change that.
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