I am not one to blame women- especially feminists- for the troubles misogyny has brought, but I am far from being the type of “feminist” who is not at all critical of the actions of any woman simply because she is a woman.
I take it very seriously when people hold women to the same standards as men, while they know women must deal with more oppression and mental skewering. However, I do know an Uncle Tom, or an Auntie Tom, when I see them. That is to say, I know how to spot the difference between a woman who truly is brainwashed or emotionally beaten into supporting men, male-defending, and patriarchy……and a woman who supports these things because she is a dishonest bully-defender, a female Quisling.
Feminism means siding with women. All women. But it does not mean pretending that if a woman does something wrong- like supporting a bully consciously and of her own will- that we support the action and choose to hold her on the same moral plane as every other woman in this battle.
For example, women who claim: “Men are taught by the media to rape and beat and harass women, so they can’t help it”/ “It’s social conditioning! Their widdle brains can’t fight back against it!” should be scrutinized, if not given a much more marginal place in our movement. As much as I think the feminist movement is in place to help all women, this does not mean that I do not judge women whom I know are siding with the enemy without having been brainwashed to do so. Unfortunately, the majority of “college feminists” support this outlook: “they can’t help it”. Bullshit. These traitors need to be reminded that they are not helping our movement.
But let us not forget that the enemies in this case are not the Auntie Toms, but the men who are choosing to conform to a patriarchal edict so they can rape and oppress us! May we fight them until the day we die!