This blog will take a sceptical approach to toxic feminism by challenging the selective vision, or confirmation bias, of some feminists who choose to view the world through victim-tinted lenses. In particular, the selective world view held by some ultra-privileged feminists in the media that enables them to promote their victim status over all men, whatever their background and station.
By the means of toxic feminism, privately educated women with Oxbridge degrees can no longer see their own privilege and can then present themselves as oppressed victims.
By maintaining selective vision you only see unjustly neglected female authors or female scientists who have not received their due recognition and you can only conclude that gender is the cause of that perceived injustice (confirmation bias). In truth, gender may be a factor, among many others in who obtains long-term recognition. However, the binary reductionism of some feminists (according to what type of gonads you possess) adds little, if any, light upon this intriguing subject.
Through the prism of toxic feminism, you can scour all of history, all different cultures and different geographical locations for examples of oppression and leverage those examples to your current time and place where those examples may not apply.
Through the prism of toxic feminism, you only see that women obtained the vote in 1918. The 5.6 million men who also obtained the vote become invisible and you can leverage that 100-year-old injustice to get your way in the here and now.
Through the distorting lens of toxic feminsim your achievements seem worth more if you are female because they were achieved in the face of a ‘tyrannical patriarchy’ and if you are male your achievements are worth much less.
Through the medium toxic feminism, you can’t see the difference between true misogyny and somebody who just disagrees with you. They will both appear to be same.
By looking at the world through toxic feminist eyes you can see the patriarchy and be unaware that it is an illusion arising from selective vision.
If you are looking for somewhere to indulge misandrist ideas please go somewhere else – the Guardian for example. If you want to post misogynist abuse you are also part of the problem and this blog is not for you.
Although I fear this blog will be viewed as an exercise in misogyny let me say that a life without female company and female work colleagues would be a life grossly diminished. It is quite possible to criticise feminism from within this frame of reference.
Unfortunately, views questioning feminism are viewed as right-wing almost by definition. This is unfortunate. The failure of liberal and progressive newspapers to take a more nuanced view of these issues makes it more difficult for left-leaning parties. My affiliations are on left of the political spectrum.