Five Ways Feminism Has Made Women Miserable | Observer
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——- I understand the point this person is making. But my point is not going to be what you think it is from the title.
￼ my point has more to do with buzzwords, and forming an opinion around names of ideas that the opinion assumes, but through the opinion the actuality of the word loses all substance.
I received a free copy of the newspaper “the epoch times”. I had never heard of this newspaper. It’s byline is more or less “unbiased news reporting”. And that caught my eye so I was thinking that maybe some company is trying to revive the actual newspaper in print, and they’re doing so by trying to be ultra neutral and report both sides of any given topic of news. So I checked it out.
As I turn to the next page I see News briefs and articles that are talking about how the election count could have been rigged or manipulated in someway. Me being open minded and still sticking with the idea that this is supposedly a neutral news source that someone is promoting, I read on and by the third page it is nothing but stories of Super right wing radical conservative Trump should’ve been elected, our government is corrupt, etc. nonsense￼.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼
And then I searched on the web for this newspaper and of course, I find that it is a ridiculous newspaper of right wing propaganda.
Once you get into the meat of the newspaper, one starts to see all sorts of “communist” this and that, our country is being threatened to be overtaken by communists.
It’s so ridiculous.
This is just a buzzword. I’m not even sure there is such a thing is communism. It’s just a word that people use in order to scare people back into their close minded fear-based ideal of what the world is supposed to be. Capitalism? OK. Yes I use it, but then I go on and I tried to describe what I mean through its use and what I’m trying to say about it when it’s used as a descriptor in that fashion. But again, I’m not really sure there is such a thing as capitalism. It’s like saying I’m a Catholic. If I’m friends with a person who is Jewish or is Islamic or even Protestant or pay again, Catholic schism really means nothing except I use a particular script to talk about what I “believe in.￼”￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼.
And again, as I put in other posts of mine, I’m not really sure what “belief” is. I mean, I know what it is, I know how we use it, I know what it is supposed to mean, but when I think about myself in the actual world and think about myself and other human beings as creatures involved with each other, I’m not really sure where belief fits in at all. It’s just like a placeholder for the rest of our conversation informed by various types of emotions. Yes it’s useful, but then again, and again, I’m not really sure what it’s useful for. ￼￼￼
I am particularly annoyed at uses of terms To construct opinions￼￼￼ for the sake of having an opinion. For sure, like I said, I understand what this author is saying, but I’m not really sure that it is “feminism” that she means to be talking about. Or, I should say, that I’m not sure why all those things that she lists as bad or annoying or problematic, is any more problematic or less problematic than the situation of anyone in the world, or if we were to compare how it was for women before then. Which, as she notes, feminism has done wonders for.
So, to sum up, I think it’s just my general annoyance with a term that is assumed to be stable and meaning something particular, that particularity using that whatever context, pretty much completely on misunderstanding what the word actually refers to￼.￼￼￼
I think we should start calling things but I just made up names and then just where ever we would use the word, say, feminism, just put in the word “potiyarkimi”. Because the resulting discourse would mean as much.
Or whenever someone wants to talk about “communism”, we just use the word “pleepy” instead. It would make just as much sense.