I'm A Colluder!
Well, kind of. According to this feminist blogger, Womanist Musings:
A colluder is a woman that disavows feminism for men's rights.
Actually, what I am first and foremost is a grammarian. That would be a woman WHO...etc.
She goes on about what "colluders" are:
They feel that feminism has reached all of its goals, and that the women that are complaining today aren't interested in equality...oh no, we are interested in ruling men. Since females in roles of power are counter gender norms, this simply cannot be tolerated.
Huh? Once more in English?
I'm not "for" the men's movement particularly. What I am is somebody who's for equal rights for all, not special rights under the guise of equal rights. I also really, really dislike victimism and whining.
Okay, so lujlp leaves a comment about his problem with feminism on the site:
You want to know why people assume feminisim has a vigina centered hive mentality?
Because a the leader of a NOW chapter accused all men who did not vote for Clinton of being gang rapists.
She accused my little brothers, 17, 14, & 12 of being gang rapists when they were brought up t do what feminists claim they wanted - to treat the girls in thier class the same as they treat they guys.
And what was the response to this nutjob's psychotic rant? Nary a word of objection.
Your fathers, your brothers, your children, labeld as RAPISTS becuse they didnt vote they way this woman felt they should or becuse they act like children when they are in fact children.
And not a word of protest to be seen from other feminist leaders.
One of the wymyn responds:
Okay now I am irritated... 1) It is spelled VAGINA and I love mine 2) Clearly you are here to work your agenda and don't give a rats ass about what I am actually saying. This conversation is about fissures in feminism and the fact that there are different kinds of feminist theory and you give me they called me a rapist.
What lujlp said was interesting, and fact-based. The Womanist Musings blog post, besides the silliness at the beginning, was a total bore. Yes, there are many different shades of being a whining victim and speaking in that incomprehensible "post-structuralist" lingo and all that. Almost all of them about special treatment under the guise of equal treatment. Life is rough. For everyone. Try being a man in a custody battle, for example.
If you're against discrimination and injustice, you're against discrimination and injustice of all kinds. And you don't create discrimination and foment hate, just as long as the discriminatee has a penis, which is what feminism tends to do.
The comment I left on the site:
I'm against feminism because I'm against discrimination against men or anyone, and feminism is, far too often, a big whine for special treatment under the guise of equal treatment. It's also, very often, a cover for man-hating; for example, Diana Russell's contention that "a considerable amount of marital sex is probably closer to the rape end of the continuum."
If you're a lesbian, fine. If you're going to paint heterosexual sex as a criminal act by a man most of the time, you're scum, and anybody who's for justice, fairness and equality, should stand up against you.
Wait: Do we hear even a squeak against Diana Russell from the feminists? The feminists of color, the Wite-Out-colored feminists? Anybody?
Nope. Because feminism is about promoting injustice not stopping it. Which is why I'm a proud "colluder."
(Thanks, lujlp. I needed that.)