Its interesting that even after I talked about how feminism seems to be undergoing a kind of movement these days, it just keeps on coming. Facebook made the little icon of a friend request ‘equal’, The dismissal of Ellen Pao is thought to be a ‘misogynist’ move, and things that i have no right to have feminism injected into it inevitably does,“realistic” barbie doll, “manterruptions”, sexist technology, and FIFA players have to be women too, and this as well (yes everything is done in the hopes of appeasing feminists these days). And the reason why Finland has such a great education system is because they have more women running the show.
Oh yeah, and the worst thing about the movie Pixels, is apparently that its misogynist. So getting a woman in return for being a hero is now ‘misogyny’? thats news to me. I mean, yeah Adam Sandler movies are crap, but still… should Super Mario Bros be misogynistic because that one you are saving a damsel in distress right? Basically every movie and game where the woman is not in a position of power (most of them) is now retroactively misogynist. Crazy. Maybe its a reflection of the times. Another example would be Duke Nukem Forever getting criticism for ‘misogyny’ even though that character was acceptable back in the mid 90s. The US Media also feels fit to point its politically correct-tuned nose at other countries.
Not every country in the world has to be politically correct like the US, people just can’t seem to accept that and just blatantly think the “progressive society” in the US, where people can get sued for complimenting a woman in the wrong way, and getting offended at every little thing is the “right” way / best way, and that other countries should follow the US. I for one, hope that Korea never gets the feminist bug and political correct BS like the US does. Its one of the things I love about Korea the most, the fact that women here are totally fine with being complimented, looking beautiful, being housewives, etc and not worrying about gender equality or something.
I’m convinced that third wave feminism is nothing short of complete bullsh*t and when they only thing u take from an Apple presentation is the amount of women there, making the next Star Wars director a gender issue, and making companies actually devote money to combating diversity, then we have a problem. This blog actually gets it right. Third wave feminism is toxic and unnecessary as most of women in the Western world had their rights already with the first and second waves. Mario saving the princess is not something you should be complaining about when other women in the world don’t even have the choice to marry or show their skin or have any first/second wave rights. The reason why Ronda Rousey is so popular these days is because she’s tough and strong, exactly what feminists want in a woman these days.
Look, I realize that across the world women doesn’t have equal rights as men, but do we really need to raise the feminist flag everywhere and anywhere these days? There have been lots of female characters in video games and movies, and tv shows, and cartoons and basically everywhere since the 70s when the second feminist movement occured, yet people are still finding something to complain about. I don’t get it. I realize that Asians are not treated as fairly as whites in the majority of the world, that Asians aren’t well represented in Hollywood or video games or in other media, but I don’t go around complaining about it all the time. Just enjoy the movies and enjoy the games! Its not about some social political issue, cmon.
I think people online vastly overuse the term ‘misogynist’. It means someone who strongly hates women and do hate crimes, sexually assault, stalk, slander, etc targeting specifically women. If your manager mistreats you and he happens to be a guy and you happen to be a girl, that is not misogyny, but many people are just overusing this word now because of the feminist movement going on these days. Its come to mean that whenever a guy disgrees with a girl about what she thinks women should be like, then that’s misogyny. A show without any females? Misogyny! A movie that has the guy speak more lines than the girl? Misogyny! Facebook friend icon shows the guy in front of the girl? Misogyny! How dare superheroes be mostly men? Misogyny! How about no female Transformers and no female Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mario saving the helpless princess? That all must be changed in the name of female equality! Nintendo must be misogynists! Seriously though, this is how ridiculous it is when you misuse this term.
And the reddit CEO (Ellen Pao) that got fired – cmon, could the firing be because she was banning subreddits and freezing employees salaries due to her own personal social-political motivations? I doubt that all the hate that she got was because she was a woman. Sure, they called her mean names. So what, there are lots of trolls on the internet. People troll others all the time on the internet, man or woman. It wouldn’t have been different if it was a guy. Sure, girls out there feel that she was treated worse than that of a guy, but where’s your proof of that? Do we think women are more sensitive so they have to be treated more ‘nicely’? I don’t understand. We have seen proof of men CEOs resigning in similar situations, such as Brenden Eich as former Mozilla chief. Similar protests have happened against men as well. Feminists also like to complain that the tech industry is dominated by males, but currently (as of Aug 2015) huge tech companies like Yahoo, HP and AMD are headed by female CEOs. No one ever seems to mention this fact.
Let’s Face it – if anything, men are perceived by society to be ‘stronger’ so they can ‘handle’ more tougher attacks. I don’t think anyone would go around crying about it if it was a guy and he got torched on reddit, because hey its a guy! he can handle the tough attacks! if it’s a girl – oh no, it must be misogynist. Sorry, but I don’t have much pity for a woman who was arguably unqualified to be Reddit CEO in the first place, who makes a lot more money than most people on earth, who has an education and great rights compared to most women on earth, I don’t count her as an example of ‘human misery’.
“The take-home seems to be that, just like bullies, the men most likely to have their position in a hierarchy usurped by a woman turned out to be meaner.”
That makes sense to me, but I don’t think they are ‘bullies’ rather than they are just acting like how males have always acted. Traditionally Males are more dominant, bread winners, etc and we want to be the alpha male. Females are traditionally in a supportive role. Our brains are hard wired this way, thats why so called ‘sexism’ exists in video games. Males and females are treated differently because, well, we are very different. Males and females are *supposed* to be different, thats how our evolution has evolved. So it sucks that so many feminists want us all to be equal when we arent *meant* to be equal. Evolution/God created 2 genders for a reason.
A ‘friend’ of mine argued about this on Facebook and called her ‘suffering’. Please. This ain’t North Korea. Its nowhere close. and ‘fatppl’ hate – I just learned this term recently and although I don’t agree with cyberbullying, I do agree that people shouldn’t be ‘fat and proud’. Yeah – I realize that gays can marry now and this is the era of self expression but cmon! Obesity is a disease, people. That’s like saying, ‘I have Schizophrenia and I’m proud’ or ‘I have AIDS and I’m proud’. It’s not just a matter of appearance – Obesity’s side effects will eventually kill you. So yeah you can be ‘proud’ of being fat – until you suffer a heart attack and die, that is.
Another thing I want to say is that, wow most of the foreigners I met in Korea go into two groups – guys who are here because they want to pick up girls – and girls who are here because they expected some handsome sweet Korean guy from their fantasies. Can we say people are kind of delusional? Korea has great marketing for its stars – other Asian countries just can’t compete.
They are so good at it that a large amount of women across the world falsely believe that since guys on Korean dramas and Korean pop are portrayed as sweet and handsome (cause you know, they were hand picked by people and trained to read scripts), that all Korean guys must be like that as well!
Is there any co-relation at all? That’s like saying every guy in America looks like Brad Pitt and every girl looks like Jessica Alba. Oh, if only that were the case. I live in Korea so I can say, if you are coming to Korea because you expect some Prince Korean Charming – prepare to be disappointed.
There are even cases where a Korean pop star abused his girlfriend and fans are still defending him because oh he can’t possibly be flawed since he is a kpop star and therefore perfect? am I right? Oh you mean kpop stars all had plastic surgery and are normal, regular emotional people, yeah. Ridiculous.
These kind of posts are what I’m talking about. Apparently kpop fans are so obsessed that they routinely stalk, make up rumors, spread lies, and hate on other ‘rival’ kpop stars just for liking a kpop star they want to keep for ‘themselves’! isn’t that ridiculous? Apparently there are certain stars that certain other stars can and cannot date, according to kpop fans. Nevermind that they are you know, actual humans that can make their own dating decisions for themselves. This doesn’t happen to american pop fans trust me.. Taylor Swift can date John Mayer and she’s not gonna receive ‘hate’ or blog comments for it…
That’s all I wanted to rant about today. In other news, I made playlists for my Youtube since I am at 1000+ subscribers, 500+ videos, and almost 5 millions views now.