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critique of feminism

Since women gained more legal rights moved on to focus on other areas of inequality. Sure there is much inequality everywhere cases of rape, domestic violence and work place inequality (well depends on the job). To be fair many of the statements made may be true and I would agree with. But this movement can be heavily criticised depending on which type of feminism, I will just generalise here. These are just thoughts and not facts please don’t take them at face value. I may of made some mistakes or misleading statements etc.
1 double standards sexually objectifying men is ok, domestic violence against men is ignored.
2 femininity is bad?
no they never say it is bad but the fact is the idea of developing masculine qualities is emphasised. this may be good but we need balance, and the good points of femininity need to be emphasised sometimes
Also it depends upon the person what you do in life so a movement telling you what to do is silly. And its important to encourage everyone both genders (and inbetween) to embrace a good balance of these supposed qualities of feminine and masculine. We are aiming for a good balance in all individuals and a better society. If anything equalism is better although of course nothing is 100% equal so the term could still be misleading.
3 need to be tough and head of a cooperation. Well the idea of ruling with strength is all around us, how about a little more “ruling with kindness”. Some feminists may encourage this of course. But the fact is that the people who are in supporting roles are ignored, is supporting bad is it really weaker? Sometimes we need to look below to see something special in a good sense. (And really everyone is special) And the idea that wow women are weak and can’t do things is always implied.
4 men are oppressors? Sure this may be the case in many cases but not always are the weaker ones the victims or the victims may be victimising themselves. They may pretend to be weak to get attention. Also it is in your own strength to stand for yourself this may be seen in feminism sometimes but not enough.
5 What is gender? Those who have qualities inbetween, opposite/different are ignored.
6 the movement ignores those in other countries who are oppressed seriously.
I will add more when I think of some perhaps
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World as an extention of the body or self/world as a unifed whole

Do you see yourself completely separate from nature and the world overall?

The body is an exchange of things so is life in general. Countries exchange culture, ideas and physical goods. Nature works in a interlinked system.

So perhaps one (many others) useful way of looking at the world is an extension of the self? The world can also be seen as one unified whole and body.

Perception

Sometimes it is interesting to think about how different people think about the same thing differently. One example I learnt for geography at uni (which is quite an interesting example from the geo perspective so I will repeat it and add to it) was how someone could see a forest or woodland in different ways. It could be seen as a resource, or a place of biodiversity, or a place where you can go on walks or outdoor pursuits or a place of memories or somewhere isolated at night.

photo credit: _opia via photopin (license)

photo credit: _opia via photopin (license)

Perception of course varies more than that. As I mentioned previously on this blog language is one thing the affects perception e.g. how you see colours. But there are of course physical differences in people that will affect how somebody sees something, Synesthesia (wikipedia link) is one interesting occurrence in some people.