Archive for the ‘Feminism’ Category

Incel and Feminism

Posted: 30th December 2018 by Cheap in Feminism, Men and Women, Philosophy

Ever since the Toronto van attack brought the Incel movement into public awareness, people around me have periodically made statements expressing bafflement at their violence, rationale, and rhetoric.  Indeed, their violence, rationale, and rhetoric — or at least the sensational bits pounced upon by the media — are illogical. However, it has occurred to me that […]

Equality or Revenge?

Posted: 10th February 2017 by Cheap in Feminism, Philosophy

If you stand for equality for women, then you are a feminist. If you just want revenge, then you’re not. This simple phrase fell out of my mouth when explaining to someone my views on feminism and what’s giving them a bad name.  “To hear her talk, she doesn’t really want equality for women, she […]

Why I Don’t Call Myself a Feminist

Posted: 22nd January 2017 by Cheap in Feminism
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I hesitate to talk about feminism today, so soon after the the highly successful and affirming Women’s March that took place yesterday.  However, I just stumbled across this quote from Louise Brealey (who I admire greatly as an actor and am beginning to respect as a person), and I realized that I have an answer […]

There are various counter movements to feminism.  One of them even has the ridiculous name of “Meninism”.  They aren’t very large, or organized, and there’s not a section of the book store devoted to them.  Their aims are all over the map, some more noble than others, and this is obviously a reflection of the […]

Feminism: Theory vs. Perception

Posted: 8th February 2016 by Cheap in Feminism

The more I reflect on the apparently duality of feminism, I am beginning to realize my comparison a week ago of feminism and Christianity is quite apt.  It’s not that there are two different kinds of feminism.  It’s simply that that feminism has earned, through the words and actions of feminists, a reputation for being […]

I’m a Feminist (according to Emma Watson)

Posted: 7th February 2016 by Cheap in Feminism

If you stand for equality, you’re a feminist. I’m sorry to tell you. —Emma Watson I guess this means I’m a feminist.  Which is weird, because I’ve been having a lot of trouble swallowing the notion of feminism.  And perhaps more importantly the behavior of feminists. There was a big dramatic blow-out recently within my […]

Feminism and Christianity

Posted: 2nd February 2016 by Cheap in Feminism

Feminism is much like Christianity. If you are one, I’m sure it offers a lot to help you feel better about the awful things that happen in the world.  And many nice people are undoubtedly feminists and Christians. However, if you’re not one, and you’re just on the outside looking in, it’s difficult to see […]