Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
it's about as sensible as penis envy, and people took that pretty seriously for a pretty long time...
I think that's actually quite funny :-)You don't have to take it seriously.
I, for one, am totally envious of the genetic deterioration and instability men have.
The Y chromosome as genetic deterioration! Well, that didn't take long...Can we have the one about Double Ys being unusually violent as well, just for the sake of my bingo card?
Hugh, a bloke wrote this, which is presumably the source of anonymous' sarcasm: Do we need men? - I don't know what that does for your bingo card.
You can have mine. Seriously, more trouble than it's worth...
This one is specially for Hugh's bingo card: Can't you [sensitive men] take a joke?
Ha ha Tui. Nice one.
Sad thing is some women think by changing the language to remove the "men/man" bit makes any difference.
Trouble, the idea that men are somehow mutated/deformed women goes at least as far back as the SCUM manifesto, and probably much further. It's certainly older than that Guardian piece.
That was written before I was born and disowned by its author as satire not long after. It barely registers among influential feminist ideas, and it's an entirely legit to respond to silliness like Y chromosome envy with more silliness like anon's comment.
Even assuming for a moment that the 'mutant Y chromosome' theory has been discredited as thoroughly as you claim it has - and as I say, it's probably older than the SCUM manifesto, so the flaws of that particular document are not necessarily germane - does that necessarily make it harmless to evoke?The idea that women are dumber than men is equally discredited, and yet I wouldn't recommend going around parroting it as harmless humour, even in a "they did it first" type situation.
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