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Libertarianism Stamp by BlameThe1st Libertarianism Stamp by BlameThe1st
A libertarian twist on the feminist saying "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."

Whenever someone like me voices their disdain for "feminism," feminists often retort by asking "Oh yeah? What do you have against equal rights for women?!"

Absolutely nothing! I'm all for equality among the genders. The problem is that feminists only focus on one gender--their gender! They only care about equality for women, not men (despite the inequalities that men face). If you're going to support gender equality, you have to support it for all genders, otherwise, you're a sexist.

This is why I'm a libertarian. I support equal rights for all and special privileges for none. I believe every man and woman has a right to life, liberty, and property, and that they should be free to utilize those rights provided they harm no one. To me, that's the real meaning of equality.
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willcraft Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If this really is considered radical, governments the world over have gone crazy.
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BlameThe1st Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Government is extreme. Libertarianism is the norm.
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Sonikkubumu Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Libertarian has both a different meaning in the US than Europe. As for feminists that focus on their gender and sometimes becoming so radical they become what i like to call 'Far-Right Feminists' where they believe men should be lesser's or even castrated publicly. They are not real feminists in which real feminism is where women fight for the same rights as men, to be shown as much equal respect as a man gets, to get rid of gender rolls. When the radical feminists go off in a rant the real feminist will stand up to men and say that what the radical is saying is not real equality but feminism of a Nazi scale.

I would like to say that men too have inequalities for instants divorce, custody of children, welfare for being a single parent, domestic abuse. Men also are not treated as equally as women.
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BlameThe1st Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, something tells me that Susan B. Anthony would smack Gloria Steinem if she were alive today! :D
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Also, you linked the amazing atheist's video. His stance on feminism has changed a lot since that video.
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BlameThe1st Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps, but his points are still relevant.
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Libertarianism only works if your rich. I'm lower middle class, and my family would never survive without social programs to help us out once in a while.

And feminism deals with problems that are specific to women, like rapeculture (91% of rape victims are female, 99% of rapists are men), job discrimination based on gender, and reproductive rights. You can be a feminist and be for equality for both genders. Feminism just focuses on womens specific problems, doesn't mean you can't also help male problems.
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BlameThe1st Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's only fortunate that the increase of capital created through capitalism has led everyone to becoming gradually richer in time, thus raising everyone's living standards. And you assume that people would not care about the poor and needy if the government was not taking care of them through these ineffective social programs?

Rape culture? The Congo has a rape culture. India has a rape culture. America does not. Rape in this country is actually the lowest it has been in 20 years.

Last time I checked, we have laws against job discrimination based on race and gender in this country. Do you mean the "gender wage gap"? That's mostly due to the individual decisions men and women make about employment rather than "institutional sexism."

Reproductive rights? People already have full autonomy of who they reproduce with and when. The issue most have is with abortion and birth control. Do you think a woman's "right to her body" includes killing her unborn child or forcing others to pay for her birth control?
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If women don't have access to safe and legal abortion, they would get illegal, dangerous abortions. It doesn't matter if you think it's an unborn child. And I think birth control should be free for teenagers and have a reduced cost for people without health insurance. It costs less for birth controls then for welfare and abortions :)

Feminism deals with maintaining and encouraging these issues. If we want to help people in the third world with rape problems, we need to look at our society and fix that first before we point fingers.

"And you assume that people would not care about the poor and needy if the government was not taking care of them through these ineffective social programs?"
I know people care. But enough to support, say a single mother of 3 kids who can only work part-time (aka my mom)? If peoples charity was enough to support people, we wouldn't NEED government assistance. But it's not enough. Thanks to the government, my mom got subsidized housing and mother's allowance until my siblings and I where in school and my mom could get a full-time job. Libertariamism only works if you assume the best in fathers who don't raise there children and charity, when people are selfish.
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Sonikkubumu Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree 100%
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