I feel like I don't even want to participate there anymore. Since discovering radical feminism and having my eyes opened to just how much progressives hate women (I think even more than Conservatives hate us), I am disgusted every time I go there. The veil has been lifted and I can't unsee what I've seen.
We're supposed to be silent while men tell us what we are. While mentally ill men or men with a fetish that is degrading to us, tell us what we are. We're supposed to be silent or praise them. We're supposed to take the proverbial knee and say TWAW- and submit to our male masters under the guise of being privileged. That I'm not allowed to say I don't want to see dick when I'm changing. That its even debatable on whether or not estheticians should be required to wax some pervs balls bc the perv says he's a woman.
We're supposed to be silent while in every corner of Reddit, women are supposed to pretend there's nothing wrong with, and even worse empowering, having our bodies reduced to a commodity. A product for sale for men to stick their dicks in us. We're supposed to pretend that we don't see its women who are the object and men who are the ones benefiting from our objectification. We're supposed to think its completely ok for women to be abused- on camera for profit or in the private bedroom- so men can get a nut. That when you perpetuate this, you are also dehumanizing women and reducing us to an object that exists to serve men's needs.
I can't even get started on how the definition of feminism has been transformed into egalitarianism. Like I'm supposed to pretend that men and women are equally oppressed. That male violence isn't a thing, bc some women are violent, too. So basically shut up about it and pretend that its an equal issue for both women and men. That a man who has experienced male privilege his whole life, along w/ a team of women supporting him, needs as much of my attention and concern as other women do. And I'm an evil, manhater bc I call all of this bullshit.
And the handmaidens...I used to hate that term, but at this point, I can't respect any woman that participates in this activity. How little self esteem does a person have to see all this and aggressively help uphold this? How can someone be so deep in female socialization, that "some women have penises and women are so privileged we need to uplift those women w/ penises" can be seen as anything other than blatant MRA-ism.
Reddit is just a microcosm of society, but its just so blatant and in your face there. I feel like I'm being slapped upside the head every time I engage with someone there. If being against all of this makes me a TERF, SWERF, and misandrist/man-hater- then those are terms I am proud to call myself. I couldn't respect myself otherwise.
I know this is rambly, but I'm just in my feels and needed to get this off my chest. I want to post this on Reddit, but I know that it will just be removed. I'm tempted too, thought, lol.