International Women’s Day: why bother?

International Women’s Day, eh? What’s all that about? Howcome we don’t get our own day? Howcome the blacks get a month? Howcome we’re supposed to respect others when we get no respect ourselves, eh? EH? To the people nodding their heads along with this: fuck right off, right now, and don’t come back. I do not want you reading anything I ever say ever again. Why bother? Because it’s something worth bothering with.

I’m not a feminist, and for two good reasons. One, because I tend not to label myself unless absolutely necessary or undeniably true – people can change, so calling yourself a ‘liberal’ all the time might come back to bite you in a few years or something. Two, because I can’t stand men who label themselves feminists, because most of the time (citation needed) they are only doing it to get women.

Alright, so the second one there is facetious, but it is still true a surprising amount of time. I just don’t take people of the male sex seriously when they say they’re feminists. Not because I don’t think men can truly believe in the cause, but because I truly think most of them are thinking with their bits that women don’t have. But maybe I’m just an old cynic.

But while I don’t label myself in this way, I am a person who believes in equality for all, regardless of anything. To the idiots: this doesn’t mean ‘release all the prisoners’ or that ‘dem dam immigants’ should be allowed to ‘take over’ “””””our””””” country. It just means I believe in equal and fair treatment for everyone in the world. It’s a bullshit pipe dream that will never come to fruition, but there you go.

But that doesn’t mean men should have their own day, or that white people should have their own week, or month. Western white men, especially in the UK and the US, are some of the most privileged, safe, rich, comfortable and downright lucky that have ever existed. We already have our own days, weeks, months, whatever – it’s called every other day it isn’t International Women’s Day or Black History Month or whatever else has been introduced to remind us that things aren’t always as hunky-dory for others as they are for us.

This kneejerk reaction really pisses me off, the blinded self-righteousness of collective idiocy shining through the likes of Twitter with legions of moronic dillweeds crying out for ‘a day of our own’. Come back when you’ve been systematically subjugated, oppressed, enslaved, abused and killed just for being born a certain way. Then maybe we can give you a day or two.

If you’re the same as me though? Stop fucking whining.

NEWS JUST IN: and check what’s happening in Egypt right now. This is why you don’t get your own day.


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3 responses to “International Women’s Day: why bother?

  1. Pelekophoros

    ” Come back when you’ve been systematically subjugated, oppressed, enslaved, abused and killed just for being born a certain way.”

    So…if we’re talking about sweeping generalisations of social groups, that would be any non-member of the aristocracy? I mean, while I certainly don’t agree that we need – nor want – a “day of our own”, I’m also kinda against the notion that white male life is easy.

    I saw some promotional material with Daniel Craig in it. I think a lot of the opposition comes a result of the positioning of The White Male as the ongoing perpetrator of crimes against women. There was a line in there about the male not having to worry about losing their job if they started a family, even accidentally.

    Well, that’ll be because “we” adhere to the expectation that we take 2 weeks of for paternity leave at the most, and then we go back in.

    Women/ethnic groups/whatever’s certainly do have it much worse than us middle class soft touches who get everything easily, but the constant ascertation that there is nothing we need to rally against, nor be proud of, is frustrating to the extreme.

  2. This post was just to try and pick up chicks, right?

    P.S. It was also very valid in its points.

  3. Tmarndt

    I’m just confused as to why we need to have a Women’s Day when we already have a women’s history month.

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