wtf is this “i wanna punch a feminist” “oh yeah well IM A BIG STRONG MAN” shit
why is this being celebrated
what is your feminism if you are not talking abt the fact that op was talking abt WOMEN/implying that if someone ids as a feminist they arent rly a woman, in favor of fawning over mens’ displays of the very kind of masculinity (valuing physical strength, aggression, violence, confrontation) we are supposedly trying to tear down?? no. just, no. and fucking stop letting men think this is an ok way to act as a feminist! feminism is not a progressive new way to assert your masculinity! fucking stop this!
Ok so, I’ve never been in a real life situation where anyone of any gender defended me from my male assaulters, much less the men present at my assaults, so the idea that there are men out there, big strong tough manly men, who value my safety and the safety of anyone being threatened by antifeminists, that makes me really happy. To think that some day I might be attacked again and someone would actually step in front of me instead of sort of fucking off and laughing it away and leaving me to struggle against my attackers on my own? I really like that. I’m gonna celebrate that somewhere out there, some kid might not have to go through violent assault because one of these toughies is there to defend them.
So like, yeah, I do value physical strength, aggression, and confrontation. Those are female things too, those things can be feminine. I am all for redefining masculinity and femininity, and there are women who are appending their badass muscle pics to that post too. Strength and aggression and confrontation can be used responsibly, pro-socially, for instance: to defend and protect.
So seeing men step up and say “If you want to punch a feminist, punch me,” that sounds nice. That strikes me as laudable. I’d rather those guys—and some of those ladies— get punched than me. I’ve never had anyone get punched for me. I’d kind of like that.