Amanda Marcotte Ducks My Question
However, my effort was not wasted, for it was all part of the greater plan. Whether Amanda Marcotte responded, or didn't respond, was less important than the fact that I raised the points I raised, at the time I raised them, in plain sight of a considerable readership. And so I take the opportunity now to raise those points again. Yes, in sight of a considerable readership. The points are important -- critically important, in a structural way -- and I have been hammering at them for a long time. And the fact that Amanda Marcotte failed to respond may still be considered spin-worthy. So with no further ado, here is what I wrote -- and pardon me for not providing a link to the GMP, but I can't be arsed with looking it up:
March 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm
I have a serious question for you.
What makes you think that you know what feminism is?
I consider myself a non-feminist .
(Forget the term “MRA”.)
So, when I call myself a non-feminist, it clearly means that I reject feminism. Otherwise, I would call myself a feminist, yes?
And if I reject feminism, it must be that I have some idea what feminism IS, yes? Otherwise, how could I reject it?
Clearly, I reject feminism because I know what feminism is, and knowing this, I say “no thanks.”
And I must have a good reason for this, yes? And since you don’t know what my reason is, you cannot tell me I am wrong. . . can you?
So are you, as a feminist, telling me, as a non-feminist, that I need “more feminism” even when I make clear that I don’t want ANY feminism?
Would you STILL insist that I need “more feminism”?
Please respond no or yes.
If you respond no, thank you for making clear that you think feminism is optional.
If you respond yes, explain to me on what ground you (a feminist) feel you are entitled to dictate terms to me (a non-feminist)?
How would you justify taking such a stance?
Please get back to me Amanda. I very seriously want to hear what you’ve got to say about this.
Don’t blow it off. It is important.