Something "Old" Which is Up-To-Date
fidelbogen says:The theme which I took up in this little essay, way back in early 2007, is becoming more mainstream and commonplace among current MRAs. To which I say: About time! I say there are quite a few feminist "demands" that we can grant not only with no pain to ourselves, but with considerable profit! As the above serves to illustrate.
March 20, 2007 at 1:24 pm
“Privilege is feeling entitled to always be included, no matter what.”
I have absolutely no problem with that. In fact, I have heard plenty of similar statements from various feminists, generally along the line of “you men think this is all about YOU. Well it’s not all about you. It just isn’t! Get over it!”
Of course, I find that statement intellectually fallacious: In fact, it IS about men to SOME extent at least – although I’m sure it is about other things as well. Point taken.
But as for “not being included” – fine! I will remember not to ask to be included – not that I need much reminding on that score.
I can assure you that what the counter-feminist center undertakes in terms of future projects will in no way depend upon “inclusion” within feminist culture or feminist discourse, nor upon mirror-equivalent mimicry of same.
So, write me down as one who does not request inclusion.Cheers!
As non-feminists and counter-feminists, we are saying to feminism: "Damn straight we don't want to be included in your world. Now, stay out of OURS!"
The term "counter-feminist center" may seem a bit obscure. I know it is to me, now. But to my recollection, counter-feminist "center" means the distributed, loosely linked center of intellectual gravity around which the non-feminist revolution, as a whole, revolves.
The original post and thread on the Shrub blog may be seen here: