November 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm
It is very unfair t keep men out of the women’s movement. In fact, it is completely wrong how women so desperately want equality, but exclude men. This builds to our continuous disproportionate society. Equality should be evenly spread no matter the class, color or sex. However, many white women did not care for poor white men or black women. Still today, this pattern persist. Many women “blame” men or say “all men” this/that. I personally think that the separation of sexes or race is masterminded by politics and the idea that if government allows certain laws, they will get the smaller people, distracted.
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November 13, 2015 at 3:18 pm
I agree that the separation from all men and the antagonistic image placed on all of them does slow down feminist movement. Sexism and gender expectations, while they do highly affect women in a negative way, men are also deeply affected by them. Recognizing and implementing these views in one integrated movement can lead to greater more inclusive results.
November 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm
Living in a household with five women has made me have a drastically fdifferent view point on who brings home the bread. My dad was absentee and my mom, grandma, and titi were the ones succeeding in my eyes. That commercial pretty much puts most of all the responsibilities of life on the woman and is really messed up.
November 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm
So I find it interesting that the assumption that single gendered groups and organizations would make a stronger message than mixed ones. From the feminist stand point, I would think that if you could have men that agree that women deserve the fair shot at being on top and asserting their presence to be less oppressed that it would come across more widespread and therefore more accepted by both sides to see that it’s not just a group of women feeling a certain way. That masculine men could share the same views and then support the notion.
November 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm
I feel that this paragraph summarizes the author’s point that men and women should be equal participants in the struggle to end sexism. Men and women should not accept the sex roles defined by society but fight against it even though there will be others who will oppose them. The real enemy is capitalism, and if men and women have equal opportunities and equal treatment, then men and women can be equal and be seen for being people, not their sex.
November 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm
I feel like this is so true. White women at the time had no idea about what it was to struggle on equal terms with men and because of that they were short sighted in their assessment of sexistm when it came to pejoratively coming at men and assuming all were equally culpable. I feel like this still happens today when white people say things they are normal to them but they really are only experencing it as normal because they are white. And they are too white to see that.
November 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm
I believe that the solidarity that existed between the black women’s rights movement alongside the overall struggle for equality among black people created a strong united front. This already existing issue helped black individuals to confront their struggle together as opposed to the white women vs. white man sentiment that existed within society.
November 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm
In a society where maleness, specifically white upper-class maleness, is deemed the quintessential archetype a human can take anti-male sentiments are seen as rebellious or harmful rather than productive for the feminist movement. Fortunately the isolation of black women from the white women’s suffrage movement united the black race. Despite the severe sexism that exists within society the black identity managed to escape this form of discrimination due to their solidarity.
November 13, 2015 at 1:54 pm
When people share a common struggle, it is definitely much easier to unite than if they didn’t share the same struggle. This reminds me of the women’s suffrage and black men’s suffrage movement because Elizabeth Cady Stanton did not want the black men to gain the right to vote before white women. White women had the privilege of being white so the right to vote did not have the same meaning as it did for black men. Even though black women would not get the right to vote, they still supported the black me because they share the common struggle of racism.
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