The Masculine Side of Feminism
Daniela Babylonia Barhanna

Feminism is not at all equipped to deal with men’s issues. It does not understand healthy masculinity from a male perspective. It actually creates problems: by claiming to solve men’s issues and then doing the opposite, feminism works against men.

Conspicious male issues such as circumcision, reproductive rights, alimony, child support, no-fault divorce, conscription, suicide, workplace hazards, and mental health are all missing. Instead there is just a “men have problems too” from a female perspective that does not want to understand the male experience.

Feminist activists have also helped change the definition of rape. Up until 2012, the FBI’s definition of rape was “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will”. Thanks to the “Rape IS Rape” campaign by the Feminist Majority Foundation, they successfully changed that definition to include all forms of penetration in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, thus protecting men as well.

This is not true. What the FBI now defines as rape is “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Note that it is missing the act of being forced to penetrate — a random women can still have sex with an unconcious man and still not be considered a rapist, according to the FBI. If you define men as not capable of being raped, you are actually supporting a rape culture.

These laws against sexual violence have also brought attention and justice to males who are sexually abused in prisons in the U.S. every year.

In the U.S., prisons are a place where rape is encouraged. That’s actual rape culture.

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