Feminists have always hated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys because it’s centered around two strong male protagonists and promotes the idea that a woman can be ANYTHING — including the things feminists don’t want her to be.
There were women warriors, blacksmiths, scholars, huntresses and pirates — right alongside housewives, mothers, priestesses, midwives and bar wenches.
A woman could be a hero or a villain, friend or foe, an aggressor or (*shock*) innocent victim.
Hercules and Iolaus were out to make the world a better place for everyone. They believed in justice tempered with mercy — not awarding special favors according to race and gender or denying opportunities to those who’ve earned them.
Imagine your little girl growing up to believe that she is who she chooses to be, not what anyone makes her.
You want to talk about internalized misogyny? Feminism at its core.
Feminists only care about abortion to the extent that it can be used to further their “womyn as victims” narrative. Try asking a feminist about sex-selective abortion. It’s only a right until a woman decides she doesn’t want to have a daughter.
But modern feminism certainly is.
For the record:
The “1st” wave was the suffragettes. Not so much an ideology as a movement.
2nd-wave feminism happened around the seventies. Started off as a movement, but quickly became infiltrated by cultural Marxists. Would later be used to rationalize much of the third-wave feminist nonsense.
3rd-wave feminism started off with the riot girl scene — female punk rockers with little to no talent or concept of propriety. It would eventually make its way to the universities to merge with what second-wave feminism had become (Womyn’s Studies) and the growing push for diversity and multiculturalism.
4th-wave feminism is characterized by intersectionality. (Because multiculturalism wasn’t “diverse” enough.) This one originated squarely in the universities with the feminist appropriation of LGBT issues and the advent of modern “Gender Studies”.
(“Gender Studies” actually used to refer to the branch of Womyn’s Studies that dealt with male/female relations. Back when there were still only TWO genders.)
Misandry wasn’t made socially acceptable by feminists — it became so because men were afraid to stand up to sexism for of fear of being labeled misogynists.
I couldn’t care less about gender representation in the workforce — what matters is that people are not being discriminated against solely on the basis of their sex. And the reality is that sex discrimination has never been more institutionalized.
Women used to be denied opportunities due to naive social prejudices. Now men are denied opportunities because of quotas. Which is the greater evil?
Social justice notwithstanding, women make up 49.55% of the world population. Imagine defining yourself by your membership to this protected minority group. That’s what we saw last night from those sweet sister suffragettes.