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     I see and hear this little piece of dudely wisdom far, FAR, too often.  It represents such an massive break from reality, and yet this harmful trope continues onward.  The usual suspects make their appearances, privilege, misogyny the unexamined life – reasons but not excuses for not being in the know when dealing with the basic issue of should we treat women like human beings.  It should be concise answer.  It almost never is because there inevitably is that lovely word ‘but’ appended to the answer.

Oh yes, women should be treated as human beings, but this Feminism stuff has gone to far.

Yes, women should be treated like human beings, but why all the hate for men why can’t we all just get along?

Yes, but we’re already equal, so what’s the big deal?

The most basic rule when dealing with oppressed classes of people is – shut up and listen.   *You* (privileged while males, for example) do not get make the call on saying when someone is  genuinely oppressed or when their oppression is done, or anything to do with what they are experiencing as a member of that particular oppressed category.  Get over yourself and realize that your opinion has no magical qualities that make it better than those of others, sure it has been the default in society for ages now, but that is changing slowly and will continue to do so whether you are with the program or not.

Feminism is fighting the good fight attempting to make society a better place for women.  Feminism is dealing with the mischaracterizations and stereotypes that hurt women in our society, but the fight is far from over.   I may have already posted this video, but I found the extended trailer of Miss-representation on youtube.   Thank you Sociological Images.

Listen, reflect and take the time to think about what is being postulated.  Enjoy.

One of my favourites from Book II.

The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier),[2] BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.” Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, but titled it only “Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues.” The two works are now usually considered to make up a single work, The Well-Tempered Clavier, or “the 48,” and are referred to respectively as Books I and II.[3] The Well-Tempered Clavier is generally regarded as one of the most influential works in the history of Western classical music.[3]

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