Hi again badgers! Belthazor3457 again, remember me? I made a video talking about life at private religious schools recently and observed an interesting reaction in regard to feminists. The video was posted on the atheism reddit and a couple other subreddits, but despite presenting a clear issue that effected women (and men) in the video in regard to enforcement of gender roles, a couple subreddits it was conspicuously absent on were r/women and r/feminism.
In the video I mostly discuss science class interpretations but I do touch on gender roles for part of it, and despite it having been shared some, feminists were oddly silent – how interesting considering it involved sex ed and girls being “educated” that they were like used gum once they lost their virginity – one would think a feminist would chomp at the bit to complain about it, but… nothing. Crickets. Silence.
I waited for a week and i still havn’t found the slightest mention on either r/women or r/feminism, and I think I know why: the video deals with poor quality religious education that effects lower-class and lower-middle-class people in america, not wealthy upper-middle-class people going to good universities who have time to sit on tumblr all day.
Seemingly these people are concerned exclusively with imminent enhancement of their already existing benefits, at exclusion of all others – this would explain why feminists don’t seem to care about women in poverty-stricken nations and their resounding silence on draft registration in the USA – poor women go to low-quality religious schools that don’t have med staff or janitors etc, so why talk about it if it can’t conceivably benefit them on the individual level in the near future?
I think this might explain some of the otherwise-strange topic focus of
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