Anonymous asked: No, I disagree, I don't think they are 'breadcrumbs.' I think it's a step forward, for men to reach other men (and maybe even women who are unaware) about female issues. There are no other 'highly known' male feminist movements, and if men talking to other men about sexism and misogyny is what's going to make them understand, then I'll take it. The goal here is to reach awareness and educate others about feminism, not to see who's more 'the face' of feminism.
But why should there be an all male dominated feminist movement? What’s important about being a male feminist or feminist ally is LISTENING to other women’s experiences of oppression and misogyny and if you create a space only for men or you give only men a platform (which is what heforshe does) to speak about experiences that are not their own with ZERO women’s voices then you are just perpetuating the domination of women. It’s like having a trans movement made up entirely of cis people or a Black power movement of only white people. We don’t need more voices of the dominant group when oppressed voices are already so underrepresented. Also, a huge amount of women don’t identify as feminists as well and it’s just as important to try to reach out and include them.
The other issue a lot of people had with heforshe of course was that there was no mention of intersectionality and how that ties into gender inequality. The experiences of a white wealthy straight cis woman (Emma Watson for example, although I don’t know what she identifies as in regards to orientation) are going to look very different from the experiences of a woman who is poor or lesbian or transgender or a person of color. By not acknowledging these intersecting identities you are both alienating entire groups of even more marginalized women and ignoring the power structures that perpetuate different types of oppression.
Feminist — There is no Iggy, Lana, Marina, or Lorde in this mix. No white feminism here, bye.
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