by spreading awareness? educating people who would have been otherwise ignorant?
yea, spreading awareness about feminism is super great, but what tumblr feminism is about is mostly just saying men are bad and white people shouldn’t have opinions
I mean, I think that the idea that there is one kind of “tumblr feminism” is kind of flawed to begin with.
But, I think that a lot of feminism on this website is about educating men and white people about their problematic behavior in hopes that we will change that behavior
I think the so called “tumblr feminism” is unnessecarily catagorizing people. Feminism is about educating people about their problematic behaviors, not about educating men or white people.
The fact of the matter is that men and white people are responsible for a lot of the problematic behavior that feminism is trying to change, so it would make sense to focus feminist education on those groups.
I’d argue that feminism is about the empowerment of oppressed groups, and the western patriarchal society that we are a part of gives white people (especially men) privileges that lead to problematic behavior
The fact is that groups of people are responsible for problematic behaviors that feminism is trying to change. So it makes sense to target people. All people.
I think it is wrong and backwards to target a certain group when the idea is to see everyone as equal. When you target and educate everyone even the problomatic groups will soon follow and change. Targeting a certain group will not help them learn. They will feel victimized, thus the “male opression” thing going on. They don’t want to be educated, because being so will bring them down from their high chair.
Feminism is about equality.
All people exist in intersecting groups, some that are privileged and some that are oppressed, thus all people can benefit from feminist education
However, acting like those groups either don’t exist or don’t factor into the type/amount of feminist education that should be put out there is a mistake, because it tends to act like the years (often centuries) of oppression/privilege dynamics never happened
I do agree that feminism is about equality and that it should target all people, however because people are so diverse, so should the feminist education that is put out into the world
Yes, acting like these groups are not factors is wrong. Because groups exist because we as humans seek company with the like minded. But saying that “white people” is at fault for this or that is wrong since it’s such a large group which doesn’t speek for everyone in it as awhole.
But even though groups do exist we have to realise that puttig people into groups is what’s causing the unequality and the injustice in the first place. The goal is to put everyone equal to each other. And that starts with eliminating groups as a whole.
People are diverse so we shouldn’t target groups. We should target individuals. Because it’s people thats oppressing people. Not groups.