You hear that? If woman. Because it’s just one woman that wants equal rights. Oh, excuse me, I mean special treatment.
Some of the “rights” that were listed as suggestions include:
“I need Masculism because I should not automatically have to pay for a dinner because of my gender”
“I need Masculism because I should be treated equally to a woman who slaps a man, when I hit a woman”
“I need Masculism because you should not be allowed to use sex to get your way, unless I am too”
What’s the point behind this movement? An anonymous user said,
“It is time we put a stop to discrimination against men, and the feminist’s relentless fight for what has gotten to be for free handouts, or extras. Women today do have rights, which was the point of feminism that has been achieved, and at this point it is getting out of hand because it is going beyond that.”
I’m pretty sure the point of feminism is not to get “free handouts, or extras.” I’m also pretty sure that while yes, women today do have rights, we still are not totally equal to our male counterparts. Feminism never set out with the intent to say, “Ladies, we achieved some sense of equality! Time to go home and bake a cake!”
The definition of feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes,” while a masculinist is defined as “an advocate of male superiority or dominance.” So really this “Masculism Movement” by definition is the movement to assert male superiority and dominance, not equality.
Well, feminists took notice of this masculism hashtag and gave a hilarious response:
#INeedMasculismBecause maybe one day there will be a male president.
— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) February 8, 2013
#INeedMasculismBecause i have no idea what feminism actually is but it terrifies me and i feel a primal need to oppose it
— Southern Cumfart (@dropkickpikachu) February 8, 2013
#INeedMasculismBecause I am a reactionary idiot who is terrified of anything that isn’t entirely about me
— Jersey Grrrl (@AtlasSmugged) February 8, 2013
— J. Science Tundra (@LtTundra) February 8, 2013
#INeedMasculismBecause rapes happen to men too. although like, 0.01% as much. BUT IT HAPPENS!!!
— Amanda Hugankiss (@a_girl_irl) February 8, 2013
This prank totally backfired, and feminism prevailed. A lot of the tweets in response were made by men, which proves that 4chan’s “brilliant” idea was in fact, stupid.
What do you think about “masculism”? Do you think men are being treated unfairly? Tell me in the comments!