(only for feminists fighting over “inequality” in the U.S.)
while it is true that men do get screwed by the justice system commonly, i am not a “masculinist”.
anyone who uses that term to describe themselves for any reason other than the sake of argument is basically just as bad as a social justice type feminist.
equality is absolutely key in ending these debates, and we should be finding a middle ground where both genders can meet on every single issue. if one gender has a right that the other does not, give them that right. not a different, improved right to “make up for the previous oppression” like so many feminists seem to think should be the case.
however, if you’re talking about other countries, that’s an entirely different story. here in the states, oppression is not always clear cut. if it’s even there, it’s usually very vague and hard to fix or even statistically measure/identify. in many other countries, it is often clear as day. whether it’s heavily oppressing laws or sickening amounts of violence or ridiculously unequal education opportunities. people affected by these things are the ones that need your help.
not the ones who were flirted with when they didn’t want to be flirted with.
not the ones who were harmlessly criticized for wearing something different.
and definitely not the ones who were simply offended by stupid jokes.
but i’ll save that essay for another day.