Over at The Federalist today, you can find my latest piece: “The Many Fabricated Enemies of Feminists.” Anyone familiar with modern feminism will know that it subsists primarily on fabricated enemies; a chat with a diehard feminist will often reveal a genuine inability to identify real, actual sexism or sexist problems, as well as a striking hostility towards reasonable debate and rational discourse—so much so that there is a growing movement best exemplified by the Facebook group “Women Against Feminism,” composed of women looking to distance themselves from the petty grievances and shallow navel-gazing of the modern feminist movement.
Pamela Smith, an “unapologetic feminist since 1970,” is having none of it:
A quick read through a Facebook group like “Women Against Feminism” (5,000+ members) where women are encouraged to hold up signs stating why they are against feminism show how woefully misunderstood and sadly demonized the F word has become. Feminism is the new “F*ck,” and it’s up to any person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes (ie. everyone) to reclaim it.
This would make sense if not for the fact that “feminism” had not already been reclaimed by the lunatic feminists that make up the modern-day movement: the word simply does not mean what it used to mean. “Women Against Feminism” is a perfectly reasonable response to an irrational, largely hateful and ugly corruption of a once-noble ideology.
Of course, sexism does still exist in the world today—anyone would be crazy to deny that—and it’s not strictly a Western problem:
Extra-wide parking spaces outside a mall in China designed for women have sparked a debate on social media in the country over allegations of sexism.
The mall, located in the northern Chinese port city of Dalian, has 10 spaces with an extra 30 centimeters marked in pink outside the main entrance that were provided after women had trouble parking in the standard basement slots, managers said.
“We just wanted to make things easier for women, who make up most of our customers,” said manager Yang Hongjun, a woman herself.
Wait a second, this isn’t a matter of sexism: the mall managers made the parking lot more accessible for their female customers, not less. Sexism is supposed to disadvantage women, not make their lives better. That’s not to say that all women are bad parkers—plainly they are not—but evidently enough women had enough difficulty parking at this particular mall to warrant a gender-centric reaction by the staff. “We just wanted to make things easier for…most of our customers,” said Yang Hongjun. So the larger parking spaces were an economic decision, as well. It’s just another example of the genius of capitalism, which increases the standards of living for everyone involved.